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2024 

During my routine reading morning catch up, I read an article from Inman in which Glennda Baker known as a real estate influencer (unknown to me) made this statement at the Inman Connect New York event:“AI is an amazing tool but what it isn’t is a substitute for you.”  Baker then went out to disc...
01/30/2024
Life is full of experiences which create fear. Yet as in the book, Dune, by Frank Herbet, the character Paul repeats these words “The greatest fear is fear itself... Fear is a mind killer.”I believe Herbert was echoing the words of President Franklin Roosevelt who said “The only thing we have to ...
01/29/2024
Living in Meadview and driving to Meadview, one experiences nature in its full glory. From the plethora of Joshua trees to other high desert vegetation to the mountain of the north rim of the Grand Canyon, the views are breathtaking.As Meadview is on the Grapevine Mesa plateau, the topography of ...
01/28/2024
Meadview AZ as a town is not that old. However, what today is known as Pierce Ferry Road (the main artery into Meadview) was the original Mormon Trail used by pioneers on their way west. The popularity of Meadview is because it is the only town or city with direct access to Lake Mead from AZ.At a...
01/28/2024
For buyers finding their dream house or even their first home is often a long and lonely. Viewing listing after listing, talking to this real estate agent or that one, sharing with family and friends may take a long time. Often buyers feel alone.During this journey, working with one professional ...
01/27/2024
With a graphic from ListReports, there may be numerous buyers in 2024. For sellers, this suggest some of these home sellers will be interviewing listing agents.So, home seller what will be your first question during this interview?  My experience, not only in real estate but with 5 decades of sal...
01/26/2024
Seth Godin provides this definition of brand that being a “set of expectations, memories, stories, and relationships that, taken together, account for a consumer’s decision to choose one product or service over another.” I agree yet one must look beyond the brand. One may select a real estate bro...
01/25/2024
Some property sellers believe they can sell their home. By undertaking this effort, they believe they will save money and probably "do a better job." Yet the statistics about for sale by owner homes seem to contradict those beliefs.  In 2022, per the National Association of Realtors (NAR), For Sa...
01/25/2024
Here are five questions that may create some reflection:#1 - What does this word,reputation, mean to you as a licensed real estate professional?#2 - How do you continue to keep your reputation high without reproach?#3 - Why do people believe in your reputation?#4 - Is your reputation on par with ...
01/24/2024
Whether one is buying a home, selling a property or just interacting on a real estate forum such as Active Rain, quality versus price is always a critical real estate decision.There are sellers who seek out agents based on quality type of service that is rendered or price based on compensation or...
01/23/2024
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