Chickenhawk Scratchings

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Real Estate Agent - Keller Williams Realty
The idle contemplations of one of the up-and-coming real estate agents and trainers in Upstate South Carolina.

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2008 

One of my business partners died Saturday.  She and I had been police officers together, and I even encouraged her to get her real estate license.  She was still a cop and was sending me all her leads, working on a referral basis.  I was happy to do the work - I could see how she was growing and ...
03/31/2008
There are a lot of properties out there that cater to highly specific clients, and I specialize in one of them.  Oh, sure, I could have been a Lakefront Specialist, or a Golf Course Specialist, or even a Dude Ranch Specialist, but Nooooo, I had to go and become an Airpark Specialist.  Airpark?  W...
03/29/2008
Real estate is a dinosaur.  Don't be one!This has nothing to do with your age.  It has EVERYTHING to do with your paradigm.  Paradigm is defined by Webster.com as a philosophical or theoretical framework of any kind.  Your paradigm is the way you process information - it's the way that you operat...
03/29/2008
Ok, this is off-topic as far as real estate is concerned... but since we're in the customer service industry, perhaps there are some lessons we can learn.My elderly parents flew in to Greenville, SC today to visit my family.  They tried to fly in yesterday.  I say tried, because they left Denver,...
03/28/2008
At some point in an agent's life, they will deal with a couple who is getting divorced and must sell a home.  These are not the easiest situations to deal with, and should be handled with some care.  Emotions can run high, and many times husband and wife have different agendas.For example, June l...
03/28/2008
  Do you ever feel that your administrative tasks are overwhelming you?  Do you feel that your life is going down the proverbial tubes because your entire day consists of "work stuff?"  Are you busy, busy, busy and never stopping?Are your clients suffering because they aren't being serviced corre...
03/28/2008
I'm in love.  It's like that moment when the two people see each other from across a field, and they run smiling into each others' arms, wildly swinging around in a circle in a joyful embrace.Ok, maybe not that intense, but it's close.  It's just hard to embrace a laptop.I just got set up on Top ...
03/27/2008
Ok, ok, settle down.  They're not COMPLETELY gone, but for all intensive purposes, 100% financing is a thing of the past for many people.  I'll wait for you to revive.Now that you're back with us, I'll continue... Most, if not all, agents have heard by now that 100% loans are out. PMI companies h...
03/27/2008
Here we go again.  A year recently began (about three months ago by my calculations) and we are watching a brand new group of rookie agents tossing their hats in the collective real estate ring, all with hopes of prosperity and success.  I wish them all great wealth and happiness, but the statist...
03/26/2008
This may seem like a minor POINT, but often the POINTS that people vye for on Active Rain seem to be more of a concern than the quality of content.  Allow me to make my POINT...When you surf through blog entries on AR, you will often find POINTS to help your career, tips on dealing with difficult...
03/26/2008
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