keller williams: How a yellow piece of paper can help you maximize your investment at your next convention - 02/17/10 06:10 AM
Share As I am preparing to leave for the Keller Williams Family Reunion in New Orleans tomorrow, there is one important thing I’ll be packing…a few sheets of yellow paper. 
 After attending this event for the last 8 years, what I’ve found is that there are so many great ideas, so much information, so many things I want to do when I get home…that I’m simply….overwhelmed.  Ever felt that way?  I thought so!  Here’s a simple system that’s sure to help you make sense of all you’ve learned AND get you into ACTION! It all starts with a few sheets of yellow paper. 
Label the … (6 comments)

keller williams: What forms does a buyer need to claim the tax credit for 2009? - 01/18/10 08:39 AM
Do you have clients that are claiming the Homebuyer Tax Credit? The IRS has just posted an updated Form 5405 to claim that credit. With tax season right around the corner, they'll need this.
You can download the form (in PDF format) visit:
And, in keeping with the times, the IRS has also posted a brief YouTube video, explaining and promoting the new credit. You can view it online HERE.
Information courtesey of the Tennessee Association of Realtors

keller williams: The biggest mistake home sellers can make in 2010 - 01/13/10 03:12 AM
This time of year, many sellers take the attitude of "I'll wait till spring to put my house on the market, when there are more buyers." That couldn't be a bigger mistake in 2010. Roughly half of buyers in 2009 were first time home buyers, spurred on by the initial first time home buyer tax credit.  Many of them purchased BEFORE they might otherwise have.  In essence, those buyers were borrowed from the future. Now, with the tax credit available for first timers AND buyers that have previously owned a home, we are again, borrowing buyers from the future. On April 30th, it's going to catch  up … (7 comments)

keller williams: Top 10 things for a Realtor to do on a snow day - 01/07/10 01:59 AM
A "snow day" can be a productive day for an agent. 
10. Call and build relationships with other Realtors.
9. Call your Sellers! Update them! Do you need price reductions? They're probably home too.
8. Complete your 4-1-1 GOALS FOR 2010-place them where you can see them every day!
7. Write your affirmations and place in your car and on your bathroom mirror
6. Call the Withdrawn Listings. Go back at least 3 months and see if their property was ever relisted
5. Call the Neighbors of your new listings (find them on … (4 comments)

keller williams: The 411 on achieving goals - 01/04/10 03:09 AM
This weekend I watched as several of my friends made posts about their New Year's intentions. Seeing all of their lofty goals got me wondering about HOW they would accomplish them. I began to ponder the saying that "A goal without a plan is simply a wish." In order to achieve big goals, we've got to have a plan to get there!
A tool that I have found quite valuable for achieving goals is a form called a 411.  The premise is simple:  4 weeks of activities lead to 1 month of accomplishments that lead to your 1 year goal. Basically, … (3 comments)

keller williams: Technology Resources for Keller Williams Offices - 09/04/09 06:54 AM
Did you know that KW has monthly calls for the Tech Coordinator in your Market Center?  On these calls, KWRI Tehnology staff share the latest info on new Eagentc releases and technology issues.  I'm finding that many of my coaching clients are not aware of this and wanted to make sure that you have this info.   What are the advantages of having a Technology Coordinator?
Tech Alliance Calls – A conference call with focused instruction on technology issues and notification of new releases from EagentC. Held every the 2nd Tuesday of every month @ 2:00-3:00pm (CST). The next call will … (6 comments)

keller williams: It's all about choices #fb - 09/02/09 05:04 AM
Last week I had the pleasure of attending the Keller Williams Realty Mega Camp in Austin Tx.  This is an event where top real estate agents from around the country come for training and inspiration.  I only got to stay for two days because I had to leave home for a family emergency, but what I learned will stay with me for a lifetime.
Lesson 1 : When you resolve to put your family first, it means that you are saying NO to some other things.  And that's okay. You can't do everything so just do the things that are most … (10 comments)

keller williams: Williamson County, TN Home Sale Statistics for July 2009 - 08/07/09 08:48 AM
There were 303 residential and condominium closings reported for the month, according to figures provided by RealTracs Solutions, the multiple listing service used by REALTORS® in the Middle-Tennessee area.
Compared to July of 2008, the residential home closings decreased 8 percent and the median price for residential homes decreased by 9 percent. Days on the market (DOM) for residential homes increased by 18 as compared to July 2008. Condominium closings decreased by 50 percent. The median prices for condominiums increased by 15 percent and days on the market increased by 63 days compared to July 2008.


keller williams: Thank Marine mom Eva Savage for freedom that endures - 07/04/09 12:03 AM
Wishing you all a meaningful 4th of July.  Freedom is priceless, but it isn't free.If you would like to email Eva, please send it to me and I will forward to her.
Thank Marine mom Eva Savage for freedom that endures BY TIM CHAVEZ
To honor this country and celebrate its freedoms today, don't just watch fireworks or make vacation plans to visit a national monument.
Send an e-mail to Eva Savage.
No matter how many times we've read the Declaration of Independence or have pledged allegiance to the flag and its ideals, the freedom this country embodies is merely a … (2 comments)

keller williams: Memorial Day - "Taking Chance", the original transcript - 05/22/09 02:50 AM
In February, HBO released its most successful original movie to date titled "Taking Chance". In this film, Kevin Bacon plays the role of LtCol. Mike Strobl, who is assigned to be the military escort for a fallen soldier. It chronicles Strobl's journey with the remains from Dover Air Force base to the hometown of Chance Phelps. If you haven't seen the movie, I would encourage you to rent it.
This Memorial Day, as you enjoy the freedoms of this country, take a moment to remember those whose blood was shed in order for you to have those freedoms. I'm including the … (1 comments)

keller williams: Red Day and the Williamson County Child Advocacy center - 05/13/09 04:46 AM
If you have not already heard, RED (Renew, Energize and Donate) Day is the new Keller Williams service initiative dedicated to improving our local communities. All Keller Williams Realty associates in the U.S. and Canada are encouraged to donate their time on RED Day to renewing and energizing aspects of their local communities (i.e. rehabbing a house, cleaning up a local trail, providing food for the homeless, or any other service-related activity needed in our community). This day has been dedicated in honor of our Vice Chairman, Mo Anderson, because of her constant commitment to the culture of our company and … (2 comments)

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