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Creating A Personal Space That Pulls You Forward - 10/31/10 06:36 PM
The defining thing between success and failure in both our business life and personal lives is thought to sometimes have to do with our talient, ability or some say intelligence. It really has to do with our space management. What is in our ENVIRONMENT. Our one and only for us personal environment. So to that end Create A Personal Space That Pulls You Forward. Whether you realize it or not probably 90% of where you are at today is: "the sum total of your personal choices" Where do you want to go? What does success mean to you? What does (21 comments)
Understanding Southern Talk, Well You Do Your Best - 10/30/10 08:25 PM
So often in life with our work, our blogging, the ups and downs of life we just need to sit back and enjoy a smile from people talking between themselves. Having grown up and lived in the South of the U.S. so much of my life (Florida, Alabama, Texas) and visiting Tennessee and Lousiana and Mississippi and Georgia and the Carolinas I can relate often to how people in the South are just "different." Very polite people and caring and friendly individuals. This little clip reminded me of the Abbott and Costello Who's on First banter but check out Bill Cosby with this (18 comments)
Setting Time For YOU Outside The Rat Race - 10/30/10 12:21 PM
It is so easy to get bogged down in our work day and our personal day with errands and chores. Just LOOK at what might take up your time in an individual day. There's no wonder people complain that they are living deep in the rat race and can't escape. Cleaning the house, oil change, some form of car repair, going to the Dentist, Eye doctor appointment, paying for a parking ticket at the county clerk office, buying a birthday cake and card for a family member, finishing reports and paperwork, paying bills. Does life seem like this one big drudgery (17 comments)
How To Become The Master Chef Of Your Life - 10/29/10 10:31 AM
We all know with cooking it takes practice, lots of getting all the right ingredients in front of you, and of course going to that cookbook or those instructions from Mom or Grandma on that 3 x 5 index card and following the "recipe." Similarly this gives us clues for How To Become The Master Chef Of Your Life. For achieving what you want out of of life I have heard that you should decide what you want and then proceed to NOT take NO for an answer from that point forward. The first part can be the hardest determining what (14 comments)
Why Friending People You Don't Know Is Not All That Crazy - 10/28/10 06:27 PM
I see both sides of an argument with "adding" people to your network. On Facebook with friending, followers on Twitter, Associates with blogging, Connections on LinkedIn, or Adds on MySpace. Think Why Friending People You Don't Know Is Not All That Crazy. Some have STRICT criteria if they don't know you, you are not IN. Others let the floodgates open and let anyone be a connection regardless. But the REASON to maybe think of even adding those you don't know, with some limited qualification of WHO you want in your network is the theory of six degrees of separation. Meaning you (86 comments)
Ways To Spark Your Creativity For More Effective Negotiation - 10/27/10 02:57 PM
An area of real estate that requires definite brain power is the time of negotiation between buyer and seller. Trying to find that middle ground, get to an AGREEMENT both parties are satisfied with, and move on. Often the moving on does not take place due to lack of creativity. Oftentimes you have to move fast on your feet or rely on your past experience, but more often than not you do have a little time to come up with the magic solution. The better you are with your creativity the more deals you have the likelihood of making happen. You (8 comments)
Myths Or Facts About Real Estate - 10/25/10 11:19 AM
In the heyday of movie review Siskel and Ebert were just the best. The heck with your newspaper review of a new release, you tended to side with one or the other with their "opinions" of what was right. In real estate with myths or facts about the way things work a trained REALTOR who works the biz can debunk myths and give you the straight scoop as a buyer or seller trying to navigate transactions with properties. So let's give it a go: You should close at the end of the month to avoid prepaid interest. MYTH. It is really (22 comments)
Why Being A Weirdo Is A Good Thing - 10/24/10 05:28 PM
If you ever felt a little out of place with others around you welcome to the club. There is a funny expression, "You are unique, just like everyone else." When you grew up in your teenage years, your Mom would admonish you to "Behave YOURSELF!" Well other than learning right from wrong when you are fully grown you have to figure out finally what behave means to you. Maybe you thought despite your devious ways as a teenager, you WERE behaving yourself. Being eccentric or WEIRD in good ways helps us overcome the hum drum of normal. In real estate it (124 comments)
When Will You Stop Wasting So Much Time? - 10/23/10 07:36 PM
A very dear one I know is always chiding me to quit "PLAYING" on Facebook. Well for those of you working that social media or others, many can be addicting and with too much time, wasting your time. In all areas of our life When Will You Stop Wasting So Much Time? Truly our lives are finite minutes and seconds and without being a time management freak, let us look at the top seven time wasters and get more minutes out of our day. Commuting/Traffic/Red Lights - drive different times of the day out of the rush if possible, know alternate routes, (71 comments)
Five Social Media Roles, Old And New Terms, + SUPER Tool List For You - 10/21/10 04:46 PM
In Social Media there are pretty much five roles you will find yourself or others in. Creator - Blogging, Podcasting or Tweeting Critic - Reviewing and Replying Joiner - Just updating a profile Spectator - Read blogs, a lurker In a Coma - Do nothing, oblivious to it all, cannot figure out why anyone would waste any of their life with any of this stuff In being top of mind with two way conversations and getting the most out of the search engines you want to be a Creator (4 blogs a month, 7 tweets a week) and a Critic, a (80 comments)
Getting Rid Of That ONE Bad Apple In Your Life - 10/17/10 03:22 PM
There is a saying that, "You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with." That being said look soon to be pruning at least ONE of those back out of your life cause most of us hang on too long to ONE bad apple. Your five apples may be good, but at least do some self examination and check. You may need to Fire a friend who is arrogant or constantly belittles you despite at one time getting along Put an end to a romance that is not now either romantic, based on love, consumes too (37 comments)
Why The Mortgage Crisis May Still Get Worse - 10/17/10 09:27 AM
A lot of times in economic cycles the "experts" are asked at least in a limited rear view mirror time window to acknowledge we have hit a bottom and are on the upswing again to brighter days, to a recovery. I am here to ponder another reason Why The Mortgage Crisis May Still Get Worse. It is an ongoing soap opera with real lives involved. Bailouts of banks, job losses adding pressure to homeowners making payments, many years of lax lending and easy credit, the most recent a moratorium on foreclosure proceedings.
The "latest" wrinkle in the soap opera which has (10 comments)
The World Needs ALL Your Love And Kindness More Than Ever - 10/16/10 11:38 AM
Evidence that the world needs MORE love is all around us every day with the LACK of love we constantly see between people. I have always contended in a sales and serving clients profession such as real estate, even though we are marketing and transacting real property purchases and sales as the "product" intermediary of substance, it really is all about "people" and our love and caring for them. Obviously love extends beyond our business dealings and out into the whole world, family, friends, just all people. "The World Needs All Your Love And Kindness More Than Ever" Mother Teresa said (13 comments)
The art of negotiation is an interesting little tug of war between buyer and seller and from the real estate professional perspective many things need to go back and forth: Offer price Agent Commission Seller Concession Repairs deemed worthy to repair after inspection Speed to close the deal with a mortgage or cash buyer Credit worthiness of multiple buyers Closing Date AMONG OTHERS you often see.... But what I have seen too often in the REALTOR community is THEIR sense of urgency to get the deal done and them often instead of offering just market advice and representing the interest (18 comments)
Strive For LONG Term In Business AND Personal Relationships - 10/14/10 02:37 PM
In the dating world the advertisers of liquid mouthwash and for all I know the breath mints as well all promoted the advantage of something fresh and minty being around for a long time. Perhaps overlaying those onions you ate with your steak at dinner or through those first few dance numbers. Where was the guy trying to get to? The kiss at the door with the lady. He certainly wanted fresh breath not to make a bad impression. The point of all this germ killing or sweet flavor mints was to outlast everything that could go wrong up to (9 comments)
Use It Or Lose It For One Of Your MAIN Body Parts - 10/13/10 03:38 PM
If you hang around Active Adult Retirement communities either living there or visiting it is funny what you hear standing in line for the free Tuesday night Margaritas. I have relatives in this category and have been in this situation before. In addition to everyone comparing which pills are the most effective for treating arthritis there is a lot of discussion and complaining about various aches and pains. It seems though we should take note of the concept of Use It Or Lose It For One Of Your MAIN Body Parts Yes there is the joke about the vision or the (24 comments)
Fly The Funny Skies - 10/11/10 07:49 PM
Kulula is a low-cost South-African airline that doesn't take itself too seriously.
Mike Tyson Is A Genius And Why You Need To Know It - 10/06/10 08:12 PM
Sometimes in life your role models for learning things or thinking a really unlikely person would say something that actually made a lot of sense will come to you. This happened to ME the other day from Mike Tyson, the former not so refined Heavyweight Boxing Champ. You know, the dude who tries to bite the ear off of his opponent and always getting in trouble with women and the law. But, Mike Tyson Is A Genius And You Need To Know About It. He actually has a lot of quotes on life if you search but check this one out: (72 comments)
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott has sent a demand letter to 30 mortgage banking and servicing institutions asking that these institutions immediately "suspend all foreclosures, all sales of properties" previously foreclosed upon, and all evictions of persons residing in previously foreclosed upon properties" until these institutions have taken specific steps to rectify possible past errors in mortgage documents. What is a demand letter? A demand letter is a (6 comments)
Now THESE Are The Graphs You Really Need To Know About - 10/05/10 01:41 PM
Ever since I had basic Math prior to Algebra I in eighth grade, I have been fascinated by graphing. I think inherently it is becaue I am a visual person and when you graph information or numbers, it paints a truly vivid representation to you and THE NUMBERS JUMP OUT at you and their impact is unquestionable. Within our blogging network of real estate professionals so many REALTORS do such a wonderful job with local market reports showing you trending on prices month after month, year over year, the amount of home inventory and even average days on market to sell (32 comments)
Why Maybe Your MLS System Is Stuck On Using Internet Explorer - 10/04/10 12:32 PM
In our little REALTOR circles we have an entire hodge podge of individuals who get passionate about the Web Browser they use. Maybe it is the newer Firefox, perhaps Google Chrome, or for all the Apple lovers out there the venerable Safari brower. Afterall there are 50 million something iPhones floating around in the world to surf the web on. Are you techy geeky enough to even know about Opera? But when it comes to development of applications, particularly tying into Multiple Listing Services a developer has to choose ONE oftentimes and does not have the resources to make the system (9 comments)
Pulling The Four Whites Out Of Your Diet For A Better You - 10/03/10 03:21 PM
With the Christmas and holiday season soon to be on us in a blink of an eye and all the WORK it takes to not put on the extra pounds then, let us review NOW Pulling The Four Whites Out Of Your Diet For A Better You White Salt - can make blood pressure elevated, makes you lose elasticity in your blood vessels, adds to weight gain, can contribute to kidney stones, asthma, osteoporosis, and stomach cancer. Most comes NOT from the salt shaker but processed foods. The thirsty effect after salt is the body's crying out to dilute this toxin in you. It makes you (29 comments)
The Only People Who Fit In Boxes Are Mannequins And Cartoon Characters - 10/02/10 04:46 PM
You've heard the expression with development of yourself in business and in your personal life, don't fit yourself in a box. In reality for all of us, The Only People Who Fit In Boxes Are Mannequins And Cartoon Characters We should not think JUST outside the box, but think NO BOX. ANY kind of "limiting belief" slows us down as individuals to achieve our highest potential. Some of us are not lesser than others in this regard. Get rid of that box with boundaries of where you can go in your head. "The sky is not the limit when there are footprints (19 comments)
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