Every time we disparage the state of the economy and talk about the terrible state of real estate, we create a self fulfilling prophesy. It is my view that if we are positive, then positive things will happen. There are great opportunities in the market and it is time to stress the positive, and put a bow on it.
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This has been a brutal winter in the Berkshires. The temperatures have been frigid and the winds very serious. On Friday it was like Spring here and I spent a lot of the day putting together and installing a new wind spinner while I could get it in the ground. I also did some yard clean up and to...
They are here everyday. When the weather is particularly brutal they move around a lot and then seem to find a place to cluster together. A few days ago they were busy running from their normal spot to my side of the street. There were probably a dozen or more and they were really booking so I wa...
What is deliberation....? I believe it is thinking on steroids and or with the benefit of hindsight. One of those days for me. Contemplating something but I can't seem to pull the trigger. Generally when I hesitate it is for a good reason I can't always put my finger on but in retrospect is the r...
I have found that good business like anything else that matters, can not be bought. Shortcuts are just games in my view. You can buy leads or you can work hard to get your own and then follow up until you you see progress or are told to go away. I always err on the side of marching right along. B...
No one likes to make mistake, but heck, we're all human and it happens. Whether it is a personal or a professional error no good ever comes from unresolved mistakes. Some folks just let it go but my view is, if you make a mistake, screw up or hurt someones feelings the right thing to do is simply...
It happens. You think all is well, but you made a bad decision. You are in a place that was not as it was described and the person who conveyed the information is different than you were led to believe. Do you stick it out or cut loses and accept the reality you are experiencing? It isn't always ...
In real estate agents are not always prepared for what they will face. Sometimes that is because they are new, but in my experience, far more often it is because they are doing work out of their area of expertise, or because they are not being realistic. Asking the right questions and sticking to...
Some words are special, and other words are special, old and seldom used anymore. Delightful is one of those words. I remember hearing it as a kid but not much anymore. So what words do you remember and seldom hear or see anymore. I think life has changed and sadly so has language.
The antique shop where I have a space was absolutely dead yesterday. There was snow and wind in the morning but the afternoon was just fine. So I played in my space, helped a colleague hang curtains in his booth and bought an old stool. Today it is warmer. Maybe next week.
I am working at the Antique Gallery today and really happy for the distraction despite the snow and wind. The last couple of weeks have been full of losses and reflection. Time passes and it doesn't stop no matter what. Moving forward is often difficult but the best and only way I know to honor t...