confidentiality: Adapt and Adjust - This agent does…has…will! - 01/22/14 01:08 AM
Adapt and Adjust - This agent does…has…will!

 
There are so many factors that create a successful transaction in the real estate industry and while some may fail, the majority will close and record. We must constantly adapt and adjust to create the best outcome every time and can only control our standard of business and leave the rest where it belongs.
Proper planning creates less chaos but does not guarantee a smooth process.
Happy Sales all!
 
 
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confidentiality: Nosey Nelly or Prying Paul Not 'In The Know'? - 01/14/14 12:11 AM

Nosey Nelly or Prying Paul Not 'In The Know'?
 
There will always be issues that crop up that are out of our control in a real estate transaction. Part our jobs as agents according to the REALTORS® Code of Ethics that drives our industry is to:
Protect and promote the interests of the client Treat all parties honestly and ethically at all times Be diligent when representing buyers or sellers Keep information discussed with clients confidential  Never make reckless, false or misleading statements That being said, if a couple's grown son calls, asking for details of a transaction such as time-lines, repairs or … (13 comments)

confidentiality: One ring-dingy...two ringy dingy...three ringy dingy...four ringy dingy... - 09/25/13 11:32 PM

One ring-dingy...two ringy dingy...three ringy dingy...four ringy dingy...
 
Question: How many calls does it take before you give up or realize the other party may not be interested?
 
 
My Answer: Until I hear it directly from the person on the other end of the line, I will continue to call and leave messages.
 
After making 6 calls, with zero call backs, I finally reached a live person, was able to start a conversation and then was told they really weren't interested. Finally an answer! That could have been settled 5 ringy-dingy's ago with a return phone call.
 
Some replies that I have heard for no … (43 comments)

confidentiality: Effective navigation is the nature of our business. - 09/17/13 11:18 PM
Effective navigation is the nature of our business.
 
 
Just as nature wreaks turbulent storms, our business may be party to such arduous times. It's clear sailing until a transaction goes south, then Bam! a storm ensues! It is then our duty to take the helm calmly, head toward safer waters in an attempt to salvage and continue forward momentum. Our clients expect and deserve no less than effective navigation to achieve their real estate goals.
 
I wish you all fair winds and following seas when the boat gets rocked!
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confidentiality: Being modest has its place but not in real estate! - 09/03/13 11:57 PM
Being modest has its place but not in real estate!

This post was inspired by Barbara Todaro in a post she wrote about self-promotion. She makes perfect sense! In the real estate industry, you are your own publicist. You must advertise and market yourself in a big way, along with achievements, however small to move your business forward. In other words, learn to toot your own horn!
  Get a listing?
    ~ Broadcast it!
  Close a transaction?
    ~ Notify everyone!
  Work in a high volume office?
    ~ Shout it out to the masses!
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confidentiality: Got couth? If not, get some. - 08/26/13 09:53 PM
Got couth? If not, get some.
 
Growing up in rural Georgia back in the day was a simpler time, endless days filled with playing tag and hide-n-seek, picking muscadines off the vine, wiping them off on your shirt before popping them in your mouth. Evenings spent chasing lightning bugs and putting them in a jar so you could extend their magical glow.
 
We were taught manners very young, there were no exceptions made for smart aleck responses or snarly attitudes. Please and Thank You were a main staple and you learned it, durn it! My grandfather said that people lacked couth when they were rude, … (55 comments)

confidentiality: You who? Wish I was as busy as yoo-hoo! - 08/15/13 10:55 PM

You who? Wish I was as busy as yoo-hoo!
We all get busy with deadlines to meet and details of transactions in progress but is that an excuse to let phone calls, text messages and emails go unanswered? Has common courtesy gone by the wayside for your business?
It sure seems that way because I just received a referral opportunity because you were just 'too busy' to get back to those viable buyers. Plans have already been made to meet with them, look at properties that may suit their search criteria and make myself available when necessary. Reaching their real estate goals … (11 comments)

confidentiality: Top 5 Reasons to avoid wearing camouflage while showing homes! - 06/19/13 12:50 AM

Top 5 Reasons to avoid wearing camouflage while showing homes!
1. In order to be effective, you must also be seen by those around you.
2. You may startle people when you speak because they are unable to see you.
3. Must stay away from trees because you may 'go missing' while showing properties.
4. Police will pull your car over because they cannot tell if you're behind the wheel.
5. Clients may think you will be deployed before you satisfy their real estate goals.
When hunting, camouflage is your friend but not during working hours unless you work for … (11 comments)

confidentiality: Mama's freaking out 'cause she doesn't like it! - 05/28/13 11:32 PM

Mama's freaking out 'cause she doesn't like it!
Little did the potential buyers and mama know that the seller could hear E-V-E-R-Y-T-H-I-N-G they said as they perused the property with their agent, offering up their opinions freely! Mama is gifting part of the purchase amount and feels she has the overall say whether they buy the home or not.
The best advice that I can give to buyers: Leave the home and then speak candidly about opinions whether good or bad because they may jeopardize buyer position or worse, negotiating power may be rendered useless. People get excited and emotional … (10 comments)

confidentiality: ...But I'm very particular! - 05/27/13 12:10 AM
...But I'm very particular!
 

 
This was the description I was given from a potential buyer and I can respect that! Purchasing a home is an investment of a lifetime, a serious commitment and I expect no less than that.
 
My duties to you will be:
Utmost loyalty Reasonable care Confidentiality Disclosure and Diligence to the highest degree possible  
I promise to be there right beside you, to help guide you and there is one of two things that will happen during our time together.
1. You will find the home of your dreams.  -OR-  2. You will decide to build a forever home. 
 
One way … (14 comments)

confidentiality: Collapsible or Expandable...Got one? - 11/08/12 01:20 AM
Collapsible or Expandable...Got one?
If you have clients looking to build in an area that has had multiple problems with expandable or collapsible soil, how do you handle that?
In my opinion, it is an agent's feduciary responsibility to inform buyers of documented cases to educate them if they are aware these conditions exist. Ultimately it is a client's decision to move forward or change directions once they possess the necessary information.
Expandable soil (blue clay) is unstable, as it moves when it gets wet. Collapsible soil maintains pockets beneath the surface and the earth can cave in when under pressure. Both … (5 comments)

confidentiality: What does "Disregard that last email" mean to you? - 11/04/12 09:53 PM
What does "Disregard that last email" mean to you?
 
I received an email message that included the back-and-forth conversation between the buyer agent, her clients and the lender. The entire thread was mistakenly sent and contained information that I should not be privvy to as the listing agent.
 
When the buyer agent realized the error, an email arrived that stated, "Disregard that last email." Was that supposed to make it nonexistent? Not in my opinion. Part of our duties and responsibilities are to be loyal and maintain confidentiality, not to mention taking the utmost care, especially with sensitive information.
 
Can you imagine if the … (75 comments)

 
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