thomas j nelson realtor carmel valley: Whiskey's Wisdom: and Kindness - 08/01/22 05:37 AM
"Wise sayings often fall on barren ground,
but a kind word is never thrown away."
19th Century Writer, Arthur Helps
Your action for today
is to offer a sincere compliment to someone.
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thomas j nelson realtor carmel valley: What Do You Charge⁉ 😱 What Is The Rate⁉ 😤 - 07/15/22 05:30 PM
"What do you charge?"
If you own a business, don't you find it frustrating when the first question you're asked by a prospective client/customer is "how much"? Sometimes, over the phone, there's no introduction even, just a question blurted out as you answer.
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My response is to ask them some questions:
"Don't you want to know what I can do for you first?"
"Shouldn't you explain what your needs are of me, before I blindly quote you?"
"Maybe hear why I am different than your other choices?"
No two REALTORS® are alike; our services, our tools, our experience, … (20 comments)

thomas j nelson realtor carmel valley: Points Store #1 Purchase Ooh LA LA - 07/09/22 05:08 PM
Dining at ADMO Les Ombres
We of course chose this from the points store because we wanted to fine dine with the best cuisine, in a romantic city that provides the most amazing Eifel Tower view.
We're planning a trip to Paris this year for our 20th Wedding Anniversary, so this Points Package Offering will help supplement the trip.
Paris is on my bucket list for the obvious reasons and the no-so-obvious reason that I am in fact part French. My family lineage there is is through both the Denue's and the Leonhardt's. We grew up speaking French only at the dinner table, no … (20 comments)

thomas j nelson realtor carmel valley: Get After It: Long-Term Memory - 06/28/22 07:23 AM
"In prosperity our friends know us; 
in adversity we know our friends."
19th Century English Literary Critic,
John Churton Collins
 
 
Your action for today
is to contact a friend
who has seen you through a rough time
and thank them for being your friend.
I have many calls to make. How about you?
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thomas j nelson realtor carmel valley: How To Be A REALTOR® and Still Have A Life. Part 1 - 06/04/22 09:13 AM
How To Be A REALTOR® and Still Have A Life. Part 1
Is Real Estate 24/7? NO! People without boundaries are 24/7. Can you take a full day off in Real Estate? YES! Consider it to avoid burnout. REALTORS® Take Vacations??? YES! Go enjoy your hard work by stepping away from it. Your Boundaries are only respected by others, if you respect them too.
Don't violate your own boundaries!
There's always going to the agents that work 24/7, they think it's their mojo, they believe it's necessary. They may even attribute their success to this very approach and see my opinion as … (8 comments)

thomas j nelson realtor carmel valley: Don't! Don't!! Don't!!! Torpedo Your Loan - 05/26/22 02:28 PM
Your lender checks your credit at pre-approval and again before you close escrow, so please do not torpedo the efforts of your Lender & REALTOR®!!! When you're about to finance buying a house or even refinancing, there's a lot of "Don'ts" to be aware of.
 
I've learned some of these the hard way and between these hard lessons learned and constantly being educated by my buddy and #1 Lender Jason E. Gordon,
of Amerifirst Financial, I've learned to warn my clients about the following rules: 
 
 
Don't buy or lease a new car at all, until after you close escrow. Don't open new credit … (23 comments)

thomas j nelson realtor carmel valley: Get After It: With Courage - 05/19/22 06:58 AM
"Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear -
- not absence of fear."
Writer, Mark Twain
 
Whether it's being a new parent, joining the military,
going after a new job or moving to a new home;
all this and more requires courage to change and grow in the unknown.
 
 
Your action for today
is to perform at least one act 
that would require courage on your part.
 
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thomas j nelson realtor carmel valley: Get After It: Have You Listened Or Just Heard? - 05/14/22 05:06 PM
"The biggest problem 
in communication
is the illusion
that it has taken place."
~ Writer, George Bernard Shaw
 
Your action for today
is to have a conversation
with someone with whom
you've resolved a problem.
Ask if everything is
still okay in that area.
 
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thomas j nelson realtor carmel valley: Get After It: 🎼Change🎶 - 05/04/22 05:59 AM
"There is no scarcity of opportunity
to make a living at what you love;
there's only scarcity of resolve
to make it happen."
~ Author, Wayne Dyer
 
 
Your action for today
is to ask yourself if you are making a living
at what you love. If you are,
take a few moments to enjoy it.
If you aren't, see if a change of attitude
will allow you to enjoy what you do.
If that doesn't work, set an intention to be doing something you love one year from today.
 

I can't stand bitter or complacent workers
at a place of business where I'm spending
my … (10 comments)

thomas j nelson realtor carmel valley: Get After It: 🎶 "But You Did, But You Did. And I Thank You." 🎵🎼 - 04/30/22 08:09 PM

 
There's a couple old jokes about the guy winning a big award
giving his acceptance speech...
"And I'd like to thank all the people I stepped on to get here..."
or 
"Let me tell you about my 20-year-long journey to my 'overnight success'..."
The point is summed up here:
 
"Few people are successful
unless a lot of other people
want them to be."
 

Judge, Charles Brower
Your action for today
is to think of two people
who want you to succeed
and thank them.
 
If you think I make it look easy, thank you,
but what you don't see is 
the tedious work, the effort when I'm fatigued,
the years … (10 comments)

thomas j nelson realtor carmel valley: Get After It: Improve Their Hearing - 04/21/22 06:31 AM
"Praise does wonders for our sense of hearing."
~Psychologist, Arnold Glasgow
 
Your action for today
is to pick at least one person
such as a spouse, employee,
a co-worker or friend and give them
a compliment or some positive feedback.
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thomas j nelson realtor carmel valley: Active Rain On Me... (An April Challenge) - 04/02/22 08:59 AM
What Does Active Rain Mean to me?
April 2022 Challenge
 
My First Active Rain Meetup
 
I joined Active Rain October 8, 2008, and I had no idea what blogging was, why people did it and even more baffling to me; why would I care what you wrote unless you were a famous author?!
I was introduced to Active Rain almost 14 years ago by Russel Ray, who is Jim Frimmer's husband (#37 in CA) and used to be my property inspector. Russel at that time was the #1 blogger on Active Rain in CA and I believe in the top 10 of the US … (66 comments)

thomas j nelson realtor carmel valley: Russia & Ukraine War - Impact on Mortgage Rates - 03/21/22 05:21 PM
I'm adding one of Jason's Fed Rate Hike Videos to this already produced Impact On Mortgage Rates post so you get a double dose of great info! Thank You for being the consummate professional Jason E. Gordon - I appreciate you as a lender, mentor and friend. 
The general rule to follow is that GOOD NEWS for the economy is BAD NEWS for mortgage rates (pricing)...and you guessed it, BAD NEWS for the economy is GOOD NEWS for mortgage rates (pricing).
In the video below, I provide a summary of recent mortgage pricing trends and how specific events (pandemic and Russia/Ukraine … (4 comments)

thomas j nelson realtor carmel valley: Get After It: Mastering The Uncommon - 03/12/22 04:51 AM
"Success is not a matter of mastering
subtle, sophisticated theory
but rather of embracing common sense
with uncommon levels 
of discipline and persistence."
~ Author - Patrick Lencioni
 
 
Your action for today
is to act with
more discipline and persistence
than you normally do.
Just add 5% more effort
and see the difference!
 
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thomas j nelson realtor carmel valley: Same News, Different Day - Requires A Different Agent - 03/11/22 07:05 AM
A post I enjoyed by Peter den Boer today (03/11/2022) inspired this post of mine, so thank you Peter.
Same News, Different Day
- Requires A Different Agent
I shared in my comment to Peter,  that now more than ever, despite all the APPs and technology drowning our clients in information and access; you need a professional REALTOR® consultant and sales expert. They need a different kind of agent, (a resolute) one that can help them navigate this flood of info (and news) and help it make sense; to impart the wisdom of our experience on them and guide them to a successful … (6 comments)

thomas j nelson realtor carmel valley: Get After It: In The Dark - 03/09/22 07:16 AM
"When you are about to step off
into the darkness of the unknown,
Faith is knowing that one of two things will happen;
There will be something solid to stand on
or you will immediately learn to fly. "
~ Patrick Overton
 
 
Your action for today
is to think of something
you have been afraid of doing
...and do it!
(I'm doing so today at 4PM)
 
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thomas j nelson realtor carmel valley: Monday Musings: Simple Pleasures - 02/14/22 09:56 AM
Monday Musings: Simple Pleasures
I just finished writing 3 offers for three different buyers and a listing agreement for my next seller. I took a break, as I do often to stretch and get some air on my back patio. Here's my latest friend on the patio, he's a Common Side-blotched Lizard which are abundant in San Diego's desert climate.
He's been living in our garden, along with about a hundred others, but he favors this chair in shade and he hide under the pillow once the sun starts hitting the patio in the late afternoon. This has been going on for about … (4 comments)

thomas j nelson realtor carmel valley: Get After It: 80%-Ready, Set, GO! - 02/10/22 06:37 AM
"A good plan vigorously executed right now
is far better than a perfect plan
executed next week."
General George Patton
 
 
Your action for today
is to take the next action -
however small -
on a stalled project.
Get After It!
 
 
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thomas j nelson realtor carmel valley: Get After It: Twice As Nice - 01/20/22 06:29 PM
"To teach is to learn twice."
~ Essayist, Joseph Joubert
Your action for today
is to take something you have recently learned
and teach it to someone.
It's honestly one of my joys in life,
to light up the "ah-ha! eyes" of a mentee.
Sharing knowledge deepens your wisdom.
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thomas j nelson realtor carmel valley: Take Action: Getting + Giving = Living - 11/16/21 06:04 AM
"You make a living by what you get.
You make a life by what you give."
~ Winston Churchill
 
 
Your action for today
is to focus on the ways
you've given this past week.
As we prepare for Thanksgiving,
an attitude of gratitude is how we prep.
 
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