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Combo Lockbox Codes - 08/29/10 12:53 AM
Just like changing the filter in your central air conditioning system, changing the oil in your car, or changing the batteries in your smoke alarm, changing the combo lockbox codes is just as important. Many of you may not use Combo Lockboxes, but in the country we do. In town, the Supra lockboxes are very convenient but in the country where real estate agents from different towns and areas of the Texas Hill Country show property, combo lockboxes are much more effective. We definitely want other agents showing our properties. Changing these codes however, is a good idea from time to time. We (32 comments)
When It's Time to Move Closer to Family - 08/26/10 11:01 PM
When it's time to move closer to family, I hope you will call me and let me help you. This is what I tell my friends that are getting older and thinking they need to be closer to family. I had the privilege of listing two homes today owned by widowed ladies in their 80's. Both of them are in good health and very active. Both are very sweet and beautiful ladies. I enjoy helping others and I know helping these two ladies get their homes sold, will relieve them of a lot of stress. Helping them with all the details so all (10 comments)
Why I Love my Job - 08/21/10 11:27 PM
I was just answering a comment and I realized I need to write a blog about why I love my job. My job: Real estate broker, agent, consultant, business owner, trainer, negotiator, psychoanalyst? Yes, I wear many hats. It can be a challenge getting all this work done and in a timely fashion. Everything in real estate revolves around deadlines. So some days are very hectic. Most of mine are but there is never room for boredom. That is one of the reasons I love my job. Meeting people. Clients, customers, lenders, title people, insurers, inspectors, builders, contractors, advertising salespeople and the list (43 comments)
Mona Lisa smile - 08/21/10 12:44 PM
I have a Mona Lisa smile inside but I am not letting it show on the outside. In fact, my countenance is serious but gentle. Having a poker face is what I was always told to have when negotiating contracts. There is always time for celebrating after the deal is closed! Then it's a party! Laughing and bragging and telling the tales. Beforehand, no. Don't get caught counting your chickens before they hatch, my Mom used to say. It's not done until it is done. Be sure and cross your T's and dot your I's. There is a lot to (13 comments)
Do you like to feel the sun as it begins to warm the earth? I DO.
I love the shadows that it casts. Have you ever watched as the sun begins to touch each leaf or petal of a tree or bush. Have you seen the sun move across a mountain range, leaving valleys of shadows or covering mountaintops? It seems to move so slowly but as you watch, it goes faster and faster until all the (4 comments)
When Can A Substitute Become the Real Thing? (Expired listings) - 08/15/10 11:33 PM
As most of my friends know, I love to cook. Cooking is fun for me and I like to try new recipes. I often make up my own recipes also. I learned when I was very young, that if I were out of an ingredient I needed, there was almost always a substitute that would do.
Now, over the years, I have become very good at substituting different ingredients in my recipes. Sometimes, the recipes barely resemble the original one. Many times however, the new version is actually better than the old. Such was the case today when I (14 comments)
Want to Sell Your Home? - 08/12/10 09:49 PM
Do you really want to sell your home? If so, I want to work with you. I know that if you Really Want to Sell, you will work with me to sell it. You will listen to my Home Enhancement Suggestions and this will make a difference for you. Yes, I really tell my clients that. Yes, Home Enhancement Suggestions help my listings to sell. I am working with my clients and they are working with me. We both want the same outcome. A contract for the best price, in the shortest amount of time. Our goals are the same. We (14 comments)
Make It Intense! - 08/12/10 09:59 AM
Make it intense! Make your life all it can be. Dr. Seuss says, "You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. You are on your own. And you know what you know. You are the one who will decide where to go." 1. Work as hard as you can. Do the best you can do. Be the best agent you can be. A. Learn more about your job or profession every day. Never stop learning. Take extra training. B. Go beyond what you have to do. (10 comments)
Great Little Commercial Property - 08/08/10 07:58 PM
ON Hwy 27 (Broadway) Near Schreiner University and Loop 534 $119,900. SHOWCASE YOUR SMALL BUSINESS HERE! Residential or Commercial! Wonderfully restored older home with the charm of the 1930's. Kitchen and Bathroom floors redone with tile. Home rewired, re plumbed, windows & doors replaced. Detached 2 car garage in back. Corner lot with lots of extra parking. This is the Perfect place to showcase your small business. Only $119,900.
Contracts and Life - 08/07/10 06:07 PM
TAKE CARE OF THE LITTLE THINGS AND THE BIG THINGS WILL TAKE CARE OF THEMSELVES I feel so bad for one of my agents today. After working hard on a deal, she is disappointed in a failed offer. One tidbit of information was not gathered until after the fact. She was operating on someone else's word. This ruined the whole thing. First things first. Never get ahead of yourself. No matter how sweet the deal looks, we must do the first things first. If not, time is wasted, energy is wasted and another deal never happened. It is a hard lesson (10 comments)
Make it a Win-Win Situation - 08/06/10 11:19 PM
Negotiate, negotiate, That's all I do. So thankful for that. Thankful for the business. I negotiated three contracts today. We have 6 wins out of 3 contracts. I learned a valuable lesson many years ago. It must be a win-win situation for everyone involved in a transaction. When you approach your business with this mindset, you will be more successful. Some agents may be too aggressive. Some may be too interested in the money that will be coming to them. Looking out for your clients best interest is what you were hired to do. This does not mean to bully the (55 comments)
Is Planning or Flexibility more important? - 08/02/10 11:10 PM
The best made plans... Every day I start off with a plan. A plan that is written and numbered by priority of tasks. I teach my agents the importance of being prepared and planning ahead. Time is always a factor and planning will make you more efficient and will bring you much success. HOWEVER, Every day things change, the unexpected happens and schedules are rearranged. Closings are delayed. People get sick, accidents happen. Appraisals come in late or they come in low, credit woes come out of nowhere, sellers change their minds, buyers change their minds. What's a poor agent (7 comments)
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