realtor: 31 Days of Christmas Challenge - 12/07/10 04:29 PM
Day Three
Woke early, checked FB, emails, and ActiveRain - not necessarily in that order. Received 2 LinkedIn requests for connections, responded affirmatively.
Added a comment to 5 or 6 FB friends, entered an ongoing dialog on the gift of receiving. Title Line was: Disillusioned by a Christmas card that states... it is better to give than receive..... and a whole tirade of comments followed. Most of us concurred... it's like peanut butter and jam, or if you were born in the 60's Love and Marriage... you can't have one without the other....(HINT: popular sitcom theme song for those born in … (1 comments)

realtor: NAR Winner of Holiday Greeting - 12/07/10 06:48 AM
This is fabulous. I am humbled by the talent,, imagination and heartfelt thoughtfulness of my fellow Realtors. Our profession attracts some of the most positive, courageous, creative and outgoing personalities in the world. I am proud to be part of the National Association of Realtors, during the Holiday Season and all through the year!
In this short video REALTOR® Brian Copeland of Nashville reminds us that no matter how you celebrate the seasaon, we all have one thing in common: home.
Brian is NAR's first place winner of the 2010 Holiday video contest.

realtor: Sales Skills - Is Sufficient, Efficient - 10/26/10 08:40 AM
While pondering the definition of efficient, as a Factor that Causes Influence one might stumble across it's sister word - sufficient.
If Efficient refers to being effective without wasting time, effort or expense; and Sufficient is fulfilling a need or requirement without being abundant - when is it efficient to be sufficient?
A comparable I have often referred to is the difference between having an efficient engine that uses less gas vs. sufficient gas to travel to a destination. The two definitions are miles apart!
Clarification may be obtained by exploring efficient business models and their practices: Mr. Lube; McDonald's, FedEx, Tim Horton's.
Which business do … (2 comments)

realtor: Sales Skills - Factor Three: Efficiency - 10/26/10 03:41 AM
Factors Three, Alphabetically,  Welcomes in Efficiency.
Efficiency as a Factor That Causes Influence is defined as: 1. The quality or degree of being efficient. and 2. Efficient operation - effective operation as measured by a comparison of production with cost (as in energy, time, and money) (2) : the ratio of the useful energy delivered by a dynamic system to the energy supplied to it.
The comparison of production with cost. Return on Investment (ROI). Time valued equals money. An efficient operation costs less to operate, and consumes less energy. It is respected in our Western Cultured society.
The art of efficiency … (1 comments)

realtor: Factor Two: Consistency - 10/25/10 08:09 AM
In my previous Blog I listed the Seven Factors That Cause Influence and asked the question as to whether these age old factors remain valid today.
Authority being the first factor, and how our actions may be influenced by a person exuding an air of authority. this may be through dress, title, business card, or any other authoritative gesture.
The second factor in alphabetical order is CONSISTENCY.
How does this factor influence us? People rely on consistent behavior or experiences for security. As a tourist in a new country - you can rely on a McDonald's sign to serve you a fast, … (2 comments)

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