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I Love This Book And So Will You! - 09/25/08 07:51 AM
I was originally going to post this in real estate rookie only - but then i said, "Why would I do that when it so many others can benefit from reading it". Shut Up, Stop Whining and Get A Life Sounds a bit harsh - and it is, but I think more people need to hear the message. Best of luck and happy reading. (for 13 bucks - you can't beat it). (8 comments)
Recent Economic Events Affecting The Mortgage Industry - 09/25/08 07:38 AM
Recent Economic Events Affecting The Mortgage Industry New - September 23, 2008 The Fed announced plans to create a market place for illiquid mortgage debt. This should do a lot of long-term good to help the housing and lending environment. As if that weren't enough, the Securities and Exchange Commission also placed a temporary ban on the short selling of 799 different financially related stocks. What prompted these dramatic actions? Very dramatic happenings earlier in the week. After 158 years in existence, Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy last Monday due to overexposure of high risk loans in the mortgage arena. Then, (0 comments)
Long Island Real Estate Market: Moving Forward - 09/21/08 08:34 AM
In my previous article, Long Island Real Estate Market: It's Starting To Look Ugly, I struggled with that title for the simple reason, it just sounds aweful. So I wanted to make the next article a bit more positive in tone. The content of the previous article is filled with facts about declining prices. I wrote it not to discourage homeowners, but to warn them of what lies ahead. While we have a long way to go before prices settle and the Long Island real estate market begins an upward tend, there are many national statistics indicating an end to the (0 comments)
Investing In Tax Liens - 09/19/08 10:39 PM
Great resources for investing in tax liens. The Complete Guide To Investing In Real Estate Tax Liens and Deeds Many real estate agents I speak to don't quite understand the "how to's" of tax liens purchasing and investing. This is a great resource of investing in tax liens.
Educating Buyers Who Think They're Investors - 09/15/08 10:07 PM
We are all experiencing it. It's a phenomenon not seen in some time. Buyers who think they're "investing" in the real estate market. They listen to the radio and watch the television and hear things like, "it's a buyers market." Let me tell you, I have avoided that phrase like the plague. I don't use it with my buyers. I tell them there are good buying opportunities out there and I focus heavily not on price, but on interest rates. The articles on my site that feature articles about buying real estate focus more on the importance of respecting the interest (4 comments)
The Problem With America - 09/14/08 09:17 PM
Did George Washington expect a hand out? What about Thomas Jefferson or Benjamin Franklin? Did they expect something outside of themselves, of this world, to simply hand them whatever they needed to get by? The problem with America is simple, we're too lazy. Why work when Barrack Obama is going to spoon feed us all the cures for all of our problems. Government will solve our problems - right? Why ask what you can do for your country, when your country should be doing everything for you? The problem with America is, too many people have lost sight of the greatest (9 comments)
Success In Life: To Make Fire - 09/14/08 12:10 AM
I wrote this article a long time ago. I was browsing through one of my blog sites and found it. It's pretty good. I hope you get something out of it. Tuesday, April 17th, 2007 In the movie, "The Edge", two men are being tracked down by a man-eating bear. As these two desperate men struggle to survive when all odds are against them including lack of shelter, food and harsh environments, they are pushed to the edge and must rely on their grit and guts to pull them through. In one defining scene, both men realize they must kill the (5 comments)
Life: Tony Robbin's Style - 09/14/08 12:01 AM
So I left the counseling field to build a real estate agent business. I'm not looking back and I'm loving it. One of the things I miss sometimes though, is helping people on a strictly emotional level. While real estate is definitely emotional and the people we work with run the gamet, it's still nice to try and stay connected in a different way. One of the things about being a real estate agent that is so important is - staying driven. Daily items that you can do go a long way - LONG WAY toward making it happen - e (11 comments)
How To Become a Million Dollar Agent - 09/13/08 11:32 PM
A B C. Ever watch the movie, Glen Gary Glen Ross? Movie gives me chills. While it portrays salesman in not-so-great a light, it does drive home one point - there's no easy way through life. Mastering The Art Of Selling Real Estate is a good book for one reason, it's simple to read. Whether you become a million dollar agent is not up to the book. It's up to you doing the work to get there. This book will at least point you in the right direction. Have fun! Here's a link to Reviews on the book. (5 comments)
Deer Park Real Estate: Market Update August, 2008 - 09/13/08 04:42 PM
I'm going to compare June 2008 data with July 2008 data. I never liked math in school and I especially disliked statistics. However, like Mr. Alberding said in my 11th grade Math II Regents class (which I repeated from 10th grade due to complete and utter failure), "These statistics are useful." According to the Multiple Listing Service of Long Island as of July 8, 2008: 1. 215 = The amount of homes available for sale in Deer Park (11729) 2. 14 = The amount of Closings for the month of June, 2008 in Deer Park. 3. 15.3 = The amount of (0 comments)
Buying A Home: First Time Home Buyer Tips - 09/12/08 09:22 AM
I think we can all agree, buying a home is a major life-changing decision. When it comes to making one of the most important financial decisions of your life, it pays to read a little and get some first time home buyer tips. Some will say, "Too much information can be dangerous." And while I may agree with that to an extent, as long as you understand there are experts out there who can really help and reading up on the subject is only done to help you understand a bit more, then by all means, read a little. If you're (0 comments)
Real Estate Listing Presentation: Stats To Consider - 09/10/08 12:08 AM
Most Multiple Listing Services offer Activity Reports of some kind that break down data on a month by month basis, from year to year. I have found that closing my listing presentations with this information helps to give a potential selling client the "big picture". As an example, in my last 6 listing appointments, I have added Activity Report comparisons with the most recent month in 2008 vs. the same month in the previous year (2007). In every one of these appointments, I "got the listing". Note: For me on Long Island, that's a total of $2,560,000 (approximate) in inventory, which (14 comments)
How To Become a Million Dollar Agent In Your First Year - 09/03/08 07:40 PM
Stop. Only continue to read on if you are serious about taking your real estate business to the next level. If you already have (and are making over $250,000 a year), then don't read on. But, if you want to learn how to prospect more effectively and generate more leads, follow up more efficiently and run a real estate B U S I N E $ $ - THEN.. Click Here This IS a fantastic book that is easy to read. I know, I've read it. Will you make a million dollars in commissions in your first year after you read (6 comments)
Long Island Real Estate Market: Mortgage Matters August, 2008 - 09/03/08 07:25 PM
WHY SELLERS SHOULD "SELL" AND BUYERS SHOULD "BUY" RIGHT NOW! Lately many buyers are asking themselves is this the right time to buy? It seems a major contributor to this uncertainty and question is because buyers are wondering if they would be better off taking the gamble that home prices will continue to fall. Is this gamble a smart one? Should you wait and take that risk? The answer to both of these questions is "no"! While yes, it's true that home prices are likely to continue to fall some, the more important factor that needs to be considered, and is (0 comments)
Keyword: "Pay Day" - Will Any of this ActiveRain Stuff Pay Off? - 09/03/08 06:41 PM
Being an agent is hard. I'm online a lot and I think I have a decent system for online activity. I have a facebook account which I try and "work" at least weekly. I also have an activerain account and I am a member of Trulia Voices. I have a website and I update it weekly. Notice the links in this first paragraph - obviously I know a little bit about how to try and drive traffic to my website and other profiles. Now I know I should probably focus more on daily maintenance of my online business campaign. However, when (8 comments)
I'm a Realtor writing about how to be a better Realtor. Over the years I've been in the business, I have developed a consistent business with excellent client relationships. I'm sharing my thoughts on how I've improved my business and life. I hope you read and get something out of it.
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