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2010 

A short voice mail greeting is a good way to courteously save people time when they miss your call. But even if you keep a short greeting, they may still have to wait while the phone carrier "explains" how to leave a voice mail. You know the drill: "If you'd like to leave a call-back number, pre...
02/26/2010
 Looking for a quick and easy way to get your name and your phone number attached to every email you send? Try this quick and inexpensive trick: 1. Pick the phone number you'd like to get in front of people most often, including area code 2. Go to GoDaddy.com and reserve the phone number as a dom...
02/23/2010
"An axe at home saves hiring a carpenter." --Friedrich Schiller  As a real estate professional, you find yourself wearing a lot of hats. At one time or another, you've probably been a salesperson, photographer, sign installer, taxi driver, negotiator, code enforcer, event planner, market research...
02/22/2010
"We cannot do everything at once, but we can do something at once." --Calvin Coolidge  Do you know what the root cause of self-sabotage is? A hyperactive obsession with the road ahead. Let me explain: Yes, it's essential that you are able to plan, project outcomes, and forsee obstacles in order t...
02/18/2010
  Q: How do I know if my Internet leads are serious buyers? A: The easiest way to save time and energy following-up with your Internet leads is to pre-qualify them by asking a few questions on your web form. Here are seven great questions to ask: 1. Are you currently working with a real estate ag...
02/10/2010
  If 2010 is the year you've decided to beef up your real estate blogging skills (and if you're not, you should consider it), don't miss this excellent article by Michael Hyatt: "Do You Make These 10 Mistakes When You Blog?" http://michaelhyatt.com/2009/11/do-you-make-these-10-mistakes-when-you-b...
02/09/2010
"Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future." --Paul Boese (Dutch botanist)  Somewhere along the line, someone crossed you. A deal fell through. A misunderstanding took place. Take a moment and think back, maybe even years back, to an instance where hard words were excha...
02/07/2010
Scott's Thoughts: "Wish I Met You Sooner" How do you get clients to say this and mean it? "The human contribution is the essential ingredient. It is only in the giving of oneself to others that we truly live." --Ethel Percy Andrus (Educator & founder of AARP, 1884 - 1967)  Is there someone in you...
02/04/2010
The next time you're considering a new postcard, letterhead, newsletter, brochure, or flyer, save yourself some time and money by checking out the low-cost, high-profile designs available at Stock Layouts.com: http://www.stocklayouts.com/ You can save hundreds of dollars in layout fees by going w...
02/03/2010
Q: Is it still a good idea to add pleasant odors (cookies baking, cinnamon, fresh flowers) to a staged home for showings? A: Not necessarily. Odors do matter, but assuming you know what "a nice smell" is to you buyers could be trouble. If anything, the house should smell freshly cleaned, but not ...
02/01/2010
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