There's a new buzz on the street and it starts with Z.  Many of you may be noticing that your active listings on Zillow are no longer showing 'For Sale.'  If you haven't checked, you should.  The dark days of Zillow have begun.  Up until a few days ago, Zillow received their listing syndication f...
A Weed or A Wish?  Obstacles or Opportunities?  Life is truly about perspective and how we view the world through our tiny lens. My friends say I was born positive.  Perhaps.  But I've certainly had my share of trials, heartache and disappointment.  Who hasn't.  Do you suppose we were shaped in t...
  Selling real estate isn't just about houses and land.  It's about identifying the goals and dreams of every buyer and seller, and finding a way to ignite their senses.  Perhaps it can be boiler plated down to two words... MOTIVATION and ANTICIPATION. There's a bit of psychology in every sale.  ...
There's lots of buzz on the street regarding Millennials these days.  Who are they and what are they buying?  Why should we care?  Fortunately for REALTORS, a survey isn't necessary.  The National Association of REALTORS just rolled out its 2015 Multi-Generational Trends Report.  I'll save you so...
A-N-T-I-C-I-P-A-T-I-O-N!It's something we get giddy about.  Apple has mastered the concept.  So have lovers and adoption agencies.My point?  We crave excitement and suspense.  We dream about it.  We salivate over it.  We imagine ourselves possessing it.  It's ours.That's where brilliant marketing...
I read a quote from Mark Zuckerberg this morning.  When asked what he looks for when hiring a prospective employee, the brainchild responded, "I will only hire someone to work directly for me if I would work for that person."  Words of wisdom from a Millennial genius. Is there truth to... Great m...
  I've been playing in puddles in the rain for more than 7 years, and I've had the lovely pleasure of conversing and meeting several colleagues across the U.S.  Little did I know when I joined ActiveRain, that it would become the impetus for a flutter of friendships made, and a plethora of inform...
Do you find yourself juggling a boatload of tasks that only YOU have the expertise in handling?  Just when you think you have one problem solved, you jump into the ring to conquer another contender.  Exhausted and overwhelmed from the constant barrage of peeps pulling at your coattails, you begin...
  I watched a YouTube video interview of one of my favorite musicians, Ed Sheeran, and I was intrigued by his incredibly kind and humble demeanor.  When asked about the origin of his good nature, he responded, "I have good parents."   A lovely answer, and one that caused me to reflect upon life i...
Inspire Me.  Who doesn't like to be inspired?!  Many of us naturally gravitate to people, places and things that make us smile in the depths of our soul =) Professionals pay thousands of dollars  to attend seminars and conferences that provide encouraging words and accountability.  Others simply ...

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