nar: A Huge Thank You to the National Association of REALTORS® - 12/15/17 01:51 PM

A Huge Thank You to the National Association of REALTORS®
I have been a member of the National Association of REALTORS® as long as I can remember and as long as I have been licensed. I wouldn't have it any other way. It is the one expense I write a check for every year that I truly feel is one of the best yearly investments I can make for my business and for the future of my children. While this may sound dramatic, NAR's goal of protecting homeownership, both presently and in the future, is something I appreciate and … (0 comments)

nar: Addressing Buyer and Seller Fear of Tax Reform Legislation - 12/01/17 11:08 AM

How the Proposed Tax Reform Bill is Creating Concern with Buyers and Sellers Everywhere
Fear is a very powerful thing and both real estate buyers and sellers are nervous about the proposed Tax Reform Bill and how it will affect them. Many are waiting to see what happens fearing the worst-case scenario. But before you get drawn into the fear and drama you need to counter that with a powerful tool called knowledge.
The National Association of Home Builders spokesperson, Jerry Ward, was recently interviewed and discussed the proposed Tax Reform Bill. He said that if corporate taxes are … (2 comments)

nar: One Person Can Make a Huge Difference - 11/21/14 12:38 AM

One Person Can Make a Huge Difference
Recently, I traveled to New Orleans to speak at the National Association of REALTORS® Convention for the Women's Council of REALTORS®. I had never been to New Orleans before and was excited to see what was in store for me there. I traveled with Shauna from my company and we stayed at a hotel that had a restaurant that we frequented daily for breakfast.
The first day we arrived in the restaurant, we were pleasantly surprised at the great service we received from our server, Byron. But Byron didn't just provide good … (1 comments)

nar: Report from the NAR Annual Conference - 11/15/13 01:34 AM

Report from the NAR Annual Conference
Last week, I had the privilege of attending the National Association of REALTORS® Conference in San Francisco. There were a number of highlights on my trip, including speaking to the Women's Council of REALTORS® on the power of Memorable Marketing. Additionally, I got to know a number of fantastic agents who visited my booth to learn about their individual design styles. I also learned one of my very special agents not only got to see Hillary Clinton from the front of the theater, but actually got to meet her backstage. And of course, … (16 comments)

nar: Open House Season is Open! - 04/05/13 02:40 AM

Open House Season is Open!
My favorite time of the year is here - Open House Season!
I love it because agents are charged up. They are polishing their open house tools and putting a shine on everything. Open house season says, "We are open for business!"
With the market picking up in many areas, this spring's open house season promises to be one of the most robust in years. In fact, a Seattle agent recently reported they had over 100 people through their open house!
There are many agents who don't see the value in open houses. There … (3 comments)

nar: I Made Lemonade! - 11/11/11 04:16 AM
I Made Lemonade!
We’ve all heard the old saying, “When life hands you lemons, make lemonade!”  (unless you’re Greek, in which case you make Avgolemono – a delicious Mediterranean soup created with lemons). This year I had the opportunity to make a big batch of lemonade, and while I didn’t realize it at the time, it ended up being the sweetest batch of lemonade I’ve ever made!
I want to go to the punch line first.  Several days ago I was notified by Inman News that I am nominated as one of Inman News’ ”100 Most Influential Real Estate Leaders”.  … (3 comments)

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