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This Mortgage Loan Officer is a former RE/MAX Agent, Realtor, Webmaster, Trainer, Speaker, Lead Generating Fool and Blogging Junkie... : )

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2007 

If postage went up 500% in the last 25 years, would that prove that the U.S Government was crooked?Then how does Realtor Commissions increasing exactly equal to the increase in the cost of a house prove that Realtors are crooked?C'mon Leslie Stahl... Do you read this stuff that you speak?  Or do ...
05/14/2007
60 Minutes said:Redfin provides for free, info you pay a regular agent to provide (referring to online listings and photos?)Regular agent charge buyers nothing to provide online listings and photos.  This content is provided free all over the internet.  60 Minutes was clearly using false claims t...
05/14/2007
Over the weekend, Leslie Stahl makes the case that Realtors continue to charge 6% to sell houses even though the price of houses have gone up in 25 years.  This is presented as though Realtors are somehow nearly criminal for getting paid the same today as they got paid 25 years ago, relative to t...
05/14/2007
Do not give this day up in anger, or LS decides who you are and how you feel. I, for me, decide who I am and how I feel. I know she does not know what I actually do to earn my living.  And I know I DO earn it.Father forgive her, she knows not what she does. And perhaps, by loving her anyway, and ...
05/14/2007
Real estate is often said to be feast or famine.  Some old timers call it CHICKEN or FEATHERS. Have you ever heard it put that way?  This means that selling houses is like chasing chickens.    Say what?  Some days you are faster than the chicken, and you get to eat Chicken.  Some days you are off...
05/10/2007
I have been known to use the following - told as a sort of joke - to explain the value of BUYER AGENCY...Do you know how working with a realtor is a lot like dating?  You get more out of the relationship if you go steady!  It sets up a conversation about every time we see a house together, I lear...
05/07/2007
Somebody on another blog said they liked my internet buyer lead / IVR Lead call - so am sharing here on it's own thread.  I call what I do - "WORKING THE NIBBLE" because that is how you eat an elephant - one bite at a time....  IF you go for the big close, you lose the war.  But when a buyer call...
05/05/2007
Last year, in March, I got something like 17 visitors from Google.  This year, in March, I got something like 375!  This is not to mention Yahoo and other search engines....  THAT'S HUGE!!!After the traffic arrives at your page, it is up to the web site content and utility, style, and character t...
05/04/2007
In my first years in the biz, I bought into PRINT advertising and Lead Gen, Big Time.  IT was a vicous cycle.  It paid for itself, but there was not much profit.  I was spending $3000 a month on newspaper, almost $1000 a month on homes magazine, and about $500 a month on House Values and Just Lis...
05/02/2007
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This Mortgage Loan Officer is a former RE/MAX Agent, Realtor, Webmaster, Trainer, Speaker, Lead Generating Fool and Blogging Junkie... : )