clockhours: FREE Real Estate BarCamp Seattle March 19th - 02/10/10 03:54 AM

What in the world is "BarCamp?" Why should you be there?
The first time I heard about a BarCamp was last year.  I drove down to one in Portland.  The all day conf was FREE and was focusing on social media.  My head was spinning as I left because it was so full with new information.  Then I was on the committee for the BarCamp in Seattle last September.  Over 450 professionals in the real estate industry attended! I market my business mor effectively online, made some incredible connections with others in the industry, and left with a powerful kick … (3 comments)

clockhours: Real Estate BarCamp is an awesome event! - 09/20/09 07:33 AM

This is the schedule for the day at Real Estate BarCamp in Seattle at the Lake Union Armory on Tuesday, Sept 8th.  Real Estate BarCamp as an event that is happening in cities all over the country is often referred to as an "unconference."  At the one I helped organize and sponsor in Seattle we chose to have a keynote speaker, Ian Watt.  Then, as he spoke we decided on the break out sessions for the day from those who attended that wanted to participate.  If we had a topic that no one stepped up to speak about, then we'd … (1 comments)

clockhours: WHAT are you holding in YOUR hand? - 09/05/09 01:31 PM
That cell phone that you hold on to all day long is your connection to the world.  And, yet, many of us are not using it most effectively.  That phone is so important to your business and your relationship with your friends and family.
First of all, it needs to be updated at least every two years.  Soe people actually brag about having the same phone for years.  HELLO!  The technology changes with every breath we take.  You will have farther reach, fewer dropped calls and better features on each phone.  So know that when you pull out that antique … (4 comments)

clockhours: Seattle area Agents... RSVP for FREE Real Estate BarCamp on Social Media - 09/02/09 05:12 PM

A FREE one day conference for those in the real estate industry on Social Networking
Tuesday, Sept 8th
8am til 5pm
Lake Union Armory right there at the south end of the lake
FREE including Lunch due to the sponsors
(Natalie at is a sponsor and on the planning committee!)
RSVP at the website
This day will change the way you see and run your real estate business!  After that crystal ball dropped on January 1st 2009 no major event happened after all that fear that Y2K would cause our economy, banks, businesses and computers to crash.  What … (0 comments)

clockhours: Teach Other Real Estate Agents What YOU Know! Get Certified! - 05/04/09 07:24 PM

There is no better way to learn, be more effective and grow as a real estate agent than to teach clockhour continuing education classes to other agents! Professional Direction has been training and writing classes for continuing ed in Washington State for the past 16 years.
Are you thinking to yourself.. "I don't know enough."  Or,.. are you thinking... "I can't share my 'secrets' to other agents because I'll lose business."
First of all, if you have actively sold real estate for over 3-5 years then you qualify to be an instructor.  Is that enough knowledge and experience to teach?  … (5 comments)

clockhours: Laugh Out Loud .... and Laugh OFTEN! - 03/24/09 06:34 AM

Some of you are thinking..."Could it possibly get worse in our industry?"  No matter what is happening around you there is humor!  If you can't find some ... then come to my comedy shows!
"I made the joyous discovery that ten minutes of genuine belly laughter had an anesthetic effect and would give me at least two hours of pain-free sleep," Norman Cousins reported when fighting arthritis and in his book Anatomy of an Illness.  He believed that humor and belly laughter could actually help alleviate pain.
Many agents are in pain... whether it is dealing with money struggles, job … (3 comments)

clockhours: Are you linked, connected, tweeted, or blogged? - 02/08/09 09:10 AM

My friend, Nansen, has over 23,000 followers on Twitter... that number seems to grow exponentially every day!  She started her tweets only months ago.  Nansen lives in a small town on the coast of Washington State and is an active Republican.  She was seen and twittered away at the Republican meeting in Washington DC this past month.  Not only that, but she is very active in her community and in the county from the Fish Hatchery to the plantings along the road.  And, she know "everyone!" But, 23000 followers!  Soon that number will double!  They come from all over the … (0 comments)

clockhours: Do you ASK or do you ANSWER? - 11/03/08 03:30 AM
Do you answer or do you ask?  Do you reply or do you send?  Do you wait or do you start now?  Do you pick up the phone when it rings or do you make someone else’s phone ring?
I can spend my entire day just answering the phone and emails.  I can shuffle through the papers on my desk, check out my calendar, and make lists of things to do.   At the end of a hard workday, I might find that I have cleared out my inbox, opened and answered mail and bills, and/or made deadlines for work that … (5 comments)

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