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Each month AR runs numerous contests as a way for our members to engage in activities
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When To Have "The Talk" - 08/29/12 03:21 PM
When to have "The Talk" we all remember "The Talk!" No matter how conservative or liberal your family. There comes a time in life when you must have "The Talk." Then as you become the teacher you have to give "The Talk!" I remember when my turn came, Mother and Dad had me wait at the table after Sunday dinner, after the other kids left she got an envelope from the hutch. Mom handed it to me and said "Take that permission form to school and read the book (a beat up paperback) that class starts Wednesday. Don’t embarrass us." Poor (7 comments)
Imagine Yourself in This Man's Shoes for a Moment - 08/26/12 09:49 AM
Every once in a while you meet someone who can only be described as a nice guy. Jason Crouch is such a person! Jason doesn’t wear his religion on his sleeve he particles it. Help if you can. Pray for young Kaiden and give thanks for those such as Jason. Via Jason Crouch, Broker - Austin Texas Real Estate (512-796-7653) (Austin Texas Homes, LLC): The other day, near my office, I passed a man with a sign on the street corner. Obviously, this isn't that unusual these days, but this sign was different. It mentioned something about his four-year-old son battling cancer. I (6 comments)
Empathize the ability to understand and sympathize with the feelings and needs of others.
Others all those except the royal us!
Empathy that quality along with experience and education that separates professional salesmen from all the other licensees.
Professional salesmen one who emphasis with and guides and prods his fiduciary with specialized knowledge and wisdom acquired through education and experience.
Professional salesmen one who emphasis with the other side too, to the benefit of his fiduciary.
Guide a professional salesman (13 comments)
Forgotten Real Estate The Right Of First Refusal - 08/16/12 05:12 PM
Forgotten Real Estate The Right Of First Refusal is a consumer's tool you may never have heard of. The right of first refusal, is a type of option agreement, unlike a normal option, the purchased right to purchase, where the seller is obligate to sell for a fixed price if and when the option is excised. The right of first refusal, neither obligates the seller to sell or sets a price if the seller agrees to sell! The right of first refusal, obligates the seller to offer the holder of the right, the opportunity to buy the property for and on (9 comments)
A Mornings Self Motivational Ditty As you start the day with a cleansing, refreshing shower, with the noise of the water to limit embarrassment sing loud and clear! For get the top 40, it’s not the time for Country, rap could drown you. Motivate yourself!You know the tune. Here’s the lyrics, well here’s my motivational version. May Jay Lerner forgive my transgressions. Real Estate Real Estate! In far-off school I heard your call. Real Estate Real Estate! And here am I to give my all. I know in my soul what you expect of me, and all that and more (6 comments)
How Much Can You Save / Short Sales And REO’s I originally published this back in February of 2008 it may still be informative to many. Buying short sales remains exotic, confusing many agents and totally baffling most consumers.
If you're hoping for a number, you can stop reading, I can’t tell you.
If you are hoping to steal the property, you can stop reading, it won’t happen.
If you're hopping to buy the property for 50% of current market value, you can stop reading. If you’re hopping to (12 comments)
Losing The Battle - 08/05/12 12:28 PM
What is the purpose of a great charge if you end up losing the battle? I recently read a featured post SEO Tip of the Week: Write Like an Eighth-Grader , and at first missed the point. I so disagreed with the idea of writing to everyone in the same manner that I missed the point! The author was suggesting writing to one, writing solely for SEO. I have some knowledge in Search Engine Optimization, but I bow to Michael George’s expertise, regarding SEO. I’m all for charging to the top of the search engines, but of what good is it (14 comments)
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