Carol Williams' Real Estate Marketing and Goal Setting Blog

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As a retired agent, broker/owner, and property manager my blog is a menagerie of wisdom and ramblings from my career and life in general.



"Knowledge is a savings account that you can make unlimited withdrawals from, without ever reducing the principle balance."-Carol WilliamsHow do you set yourself apart from your competition?  How do you create the success you want?You don't have to do anything grandiose.   In real estate, you nee...
"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication"-Leonardo da VinciReal estate isn't really rocket science. It CAN be overwhelming because there is always too much to do.... and then some more.  In the simplest form, it's a matter of picking a few effective, key strategic, activities and doing them con...
AR Photo Contest: Bonus Entry  /  TravelThe first time I saw Mt. Rushmore gave me instant goosebumps.  We were driving down the road, came around a corner and there it was... looming in the distance.  The closer we got, the more amazing.When we first arrived, it was a cloudy day.  I took several ...
AR Photo Contest:  Real Estate / InteriorThe photo contest being hosted by Dick Greenburg sent me searching through my library of pictures.   Yesterday I posted a "Fixer Upper" photo of an old homestead wheat ranch.  Today I thought you'd enjoy seeing the interior of that house.  When you're taki...
AR Photo Contest:  Bonus Entry / Real Estate / ExteriorOne of the things I enjoy doing is taking a day trip through the wheat land of Douglas & Grant Counties (Washington), looking for old abandoned homesteads.  They are a photo enthusiasts candy store.  I can't help but wonder what the story is ...
AR Photo Contest:  Real Life / TravelI love to travel and often take long, solo, road trips.  My road trips are almost always  to a destination where a friend or family member lives... with free lodging.  Free lodging makes traveling so much more affordable.   (Big Smile)On one such road trip fro...
AR November Photo contest:  Real Estate category /  Exterior / groundsThere are once-in-a-lifetime photo opportunities that come up when you least expect it.  January 1, 2016 was one of those times.  A friend and I were out on a leisurely drive through the Green Bluff area of Spokane county Washi...
"Strive for a life of progression, not perfection."-Carol WilliamsAccording to the famous physicist Stephen Hawking: "One of the basic rules of the universe is that nothing is perfect. Perfection doesn't exist".  In our quest to be good (even THE BEST) at what we do, we can never expect to achiev...
Debbie Reynolds gives a great list of reasons why so many new licensees fail in the business.  If the reasons you want a real estate license are because you enjoy looking at houses and want a flexible schedule... think again.   They Come, They Go, But More Go than Stay   Over the years I managed,...
"It's not the money that matters.  It's how you use it that determines it's value."As we enter the last two months of the year, it's not too early to be planning for 2017.  Do you have income goals for the upcoming year.  Do you have a plan for achieving them?  Here is a link to a post I made las...

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