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Create Your Fate in 2008

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Education & Training with LTI Solutions

Happy New Year Everyone!

It's time to make it GREAT in '08. I've been a regular visitor to the Active Rain Network for at least a year now, and decided to join up fresh for the new year. I'm excited to be here! This is my first blog entry so please bear with me.

Who am I?

I'm the author of 5 books on the real estate industry. My books are primarily for real estate agents and other industry professionals, designed to take their business to the next level.

Two were just released for 2008. They are:

  1. "30 New Clients in 30 Days (2008 Edition)". This is my most popular book. Because of it's popularity, I've written and updated it every year since 2005. It's a guide that lays out a step-by-step plan of everything a real estate agent needs to do in order to gain up to 30 new clients in the next 30 days. It also covers over 60 ways to find real estate business plus dozens of other topics. Too many to list here.
  2. "The Real Estate Agent's Guide to BIG Profits with Short Sales, Foreclosures, Auctions, and Other Changes in Today's Market. (2008 Edition)". As of the end of 2007, short sales and foreclosures are the # 1 fastest growing sector of the real estate market. It's also the least understood for most real estate agents.

Agents that know how to work these type of deals are making a killing with all the new business they're seeing. In response to the hundreds of agents around the country that have been asking for help in learning these new ways of doing business, this book was written.

 

For more information on my books, feel free to visit our website: http://www.learntheindustry.com/

According to the NAR, the average agent only sells between 2-4 homes a year. I assist those agents wanting to close upwards of 50-100+ homes a year.

Why am I here?

I think, live, and breathe real estate. I love networking with the real estate community, and with all the changes that took place in our industry last year, I think it's absolutely critical to stay on top of the market and the constant changes. Not just as an agent, but for any person that's conducting business in this industry.

We all know that hundreds of mortgage companies shut their doors last year, but were you aware that hundreds of thousands of agents were forced out of the business in 2007. The last number I heard was that over 300,000 were forced out nationwide. That's a lot of people who were forced back into a "real" job. Thousands more are expected to be forced out this year. The market is affecting us all.

If you can stick it out in this market, imagine how much business you'll have once the market rebounds, as it always does.

My job is to help agents not only thrive in this changing market, but to also succeed in spite of it. Regardless of what's going on in your local market, if you check the numbers I'm sure you'll find that hundreds, if not thousands of deals are still being done. Your only job is to find them.

Don't be discouraged...be inspired!

Here's to your success in 2008! Stay committed!

Comments (8)

Leesa Finley
RED Properties - Wake Forest, NC
RED Properties - Raleigh NC Real Estate

"Regardless of what's going on in your local market, if you check the numbers I'm sure you'll find that hundreds, if not thousands of deals are still being done. Your only job is to find them."

Could NOT have said it better!  I see agents in the office bemoaning the current market and just laugh.  My thought?  If you get up off your keaster (?) and make it happen you would be surprised!

Welcome "back" to Active Rain and I hope to see you here more often in the New Year!

Jan 05, 2008 11:43 PM
Nancy Brenner
Referral Associates of Georgia, Inc. - Roswell, GA
Roswell Georgia Real Estate Agent

Eugene - Welcome to Active Rain. Again.  Thanks for being out there to lend a helping hand.  I look forward to reading more of you!

Jan 06, 2008 12:04 AM
Rick Marnon
The Michigan Group - Brighton, MI
Howell Real Estate Agent
I like the motto that you carry. I'm looking forward to the new year, and I hope that you have a great one as well. Happy new year and good luck in 2008.
Jan 06, 2008 03:37 AM
Keith Elliott Jr
KEIRE Realty Group - Manassas, VA
Principal Broker/Owner

Hi Eugene,

Welcome to Active Rain! The opportunities to learn and network are incredible here. Best of luck to ya!

-Keith

Jan 06, 2008 12:54 PM
Debbie DiFonzo
Debbie DiFonzo - United Country VIP Realty, SW Missouri - Lebanon, MO
Lebanon MO and Buffalo Missouri Real Estate

We're excited to have you here and participating Eugene!

I look forward to your next post...

Jan 06, 2008 03:40 PM
Find a Notary Public needAnotary
QEC Internet Services - Long Beach, CA

As a member, I would like to personally welcome you to the ActiveRain community!  This community has a wonderful atmosphere and you will find lots of helpful friendly people and useful information.  I’ve been in the business 25 years and I often find something new and interesting when I read a new blogs

Please tell me a little about your business and please share with me any ideas I can use in helping you find targeted referrals, or to help me to identify your preferred customer in my daily networking.  The Rain is an excellent networking forum with a variety of interesting characters.  Expect to learn a lot and be entertained if you have an open mind.  The opportunities to learn, earn and network are absolutely incredible here on Activerain.

My company's core business is Internet Marketers, as we operate a few websites geared to real estate professionals.  Whatever you need a notary public, www.needAnotary.net provides a solution for realty practitioners and the general public a source for finding qualified professionals for their notarial assignments.
Jan 06, 2008 05:41 PM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

    We invite you back to ActiveRain in 2018!

Much has changed since you last posted to ActiveRain.  I encourage you to take another look at the website.  

  Best to you! 

Jan 08, 2018 07:25 PM