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Joe Kerouac, author of Out of Commission and owner of Command Realty, was a guest on our inaugural show. Joe and show host Bob the Broker talk about Joe’s book, which positions a case for flat-fee commissions in the real estate industry. Joe's mission is to continually bring down the costs of buy...
A while back I started hosting a radio podcast show called The Real Deal. This is a show for Realtors all about Realtors. I get to interview outstanding Real Estate Stars about what they do that makes them "The Real Deal." I'm having a great time and meeting some wonderful people. So why am I doi...
There is always business out there, you just have to hustle and think outside the box to find it.  Gone are the days of sitting back and waiting for the phone to ring.  If you are like most real estate agents then hosting open houses is something you routinely do to create more business.  The goa...
There is no way to predict the bottom of the market.  If I had a crystal ball maybe, but I don't.  So what makes me say that now is a great time to buy?  Prices are down and so are rates, add a large inventory to the mix and you have a great trifecta.  You want more, how about the large number of...
This is an excellent post from David Krichmar.  People ask me all the time what the point of Twitter is.  David does a great job af answering that question.   Via Of course there are probably a million reasons to be on Twitter.  Like how about to...
"Staffing job trends lead nonfarm employment by three months when the economy is emerging from a recession"   American Staffing Association Staffing employment in February was 13% higher than in the same month last year, according to the ASA Staffing Index.  Sounds like great news.  Staffing agen...
If you have potential buyers that you know will be going the route of an FHA mortgage, here is the motivation to get them off the fence and shopping.   FHA commissioner David H. Stevens yesterday announced a new premium structure for FHA-insured mortgage loans increasing its annual mortgage insur...
January 10, 2011 Urban Word of the Day: When the economy picks up  Common beginning or ending to a sentence. It can serve to:1. provide an excuse for why one has not yet done something. 2. suggest a vague intention of doing something later (similar to how Spanish speakers use the word "mañana.") ...
I don't know about you, but I am sick of credit card and mortgage pre-approvals. The junk mail continues to pile up!  Well, now there is a way to put an end to unwanted junk mail.  If you decide that you don't want to receive prescreened offers of credit and insurance, you have two choices; you c...
For all you Foodies out there, this is a great charitable event.  The restaurants go all out and this year the Napa Valley Vintners Association will be attending. Attend the BEST Wine Tasting& Food Event of the Year! Taste of Madison 2011 10th AnniversaryJanuary 18, 20117:00 - 9:30 PMVIP Hour 6:0...

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