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Thursday Thoughts of The Week! Sage Advice From Other AR Members!

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Mike McCann - Broker, Mach1 Realty Farm & Commercial Land Broker-Auctioneer Serving Nebraska

Today, my thoughts are on what some of the AR "gurus" are saying in their blogs.

I was searching for the right ones and think I found some diamonds!

I am going to start out with a quote Mike McCann Mach1 Realty Looking for the Next Clientfrom Aura Alex who shared this thought:

"Too often, unsolicited advice is slung at people like rocks from a slingshot—no wonder they duck and let it whiz by."

Do you ever find yourself (or perhaps your significant other does) sharing advice and thoughts with folks you do not know?

I don't know about you but as for me...GUILTY!

I try not to...but sometimes the words I am hearing are so blatantly incorrect that I have to jump up and say something.

I actually like it when my wife Robyn is with me as I am way less likely to share correct thoughts on the real estate subject...unless I am asked to.

Been working on it for decades and still have not completely succeeded.

The 2nd quote I saw this week was one that I have experienced in my personal life and professional career:

"Divvied, Donated, or Dumped. Do your loved ones a favor, declutter now!" from a blog by  Thomas J. Nelson.  (AR is not letting me do the old @Thomas thing).   

Boy howdy, do I remember the declutter of some family and elder clients and the sadness seeing treasures, trinkets, and timecapsules being tossed in the trash.   

My wife and I have started the process and will have a long,

Mike McCann Mach1 Realty Knocking Some Cobwebs Loose

  long way to go to get the clutter cut down.

  The third quote I saw was a bullet point by

Christopher Nelson...a newer member on AR. 

 "Lack of communication or delayed responses from the agent can be a warning sign that you're hiring the wrong agent."

This is oh so true...asked me how I know.  


Like a hammer blow to the head! 

Check Christopher out here: https://activerain.com/blogsview/5842645/avoid-mistakes--signs-you-re-hiring-the-wrong-agent-revealed 

These Three for Thursday should do me well and I hope you take the time to read their blogs if you haven't already!!   

Until Next Time:  If you are going to flap your jaw or stroke the keyboard...make sure you are making a positive difference!!  Mike


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Mike is your Ag, Farm, and Auction expert throughout Nebraska!

308-627-3700 and 800-241-3940 call or text me at these numbers or

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Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Mike McCann Nebraska Land Broker Not to be confused with Mike McCann the Real Estate man from Philly. Love this post my friend no matter how much I fight the clutter it always some how wins its way back into the house 

May 16, 2024 02:47 PM
Mike McCann Nebraska Land Broker
Mike McCann - Broker, Mach1 Realty Farm & Commercial Land Broker-Auctioneer Serving Nebraska - Kearney, NE
Farm & Commercial Property For Sale 308-627-3700

Hi Hannah Williams   I so agree.  I hate to throw good things out.  I was able to find a new home for 13 tomato cages I no longer use versus trashing them and that gave me a bit of satisfaction. Have a great evening and Friday!

May 16, 2024 03:05 PM
Aura Alex
Seattle, WA
Retired Real Estate Pro

Hey, Mike.

Thanks for the shout-out (again). I might have been tipping bitchen here and there while I was ranting to tell people not to tip. Maybe asking if you could throw your two bits in first would be better.

And, last, if this doodle has helped you re-remember some of the free-spirited, creative kids you used to be with, that's good. Send them some sunshine this afternoon. Let's not forget them. No matter how seemingly inconsequential, the moments in our lives we've invested in creativity will stick with us.

OMG! Did I just give you another piece of unsolicited advice? Are you still with me, or have I wholly muddled you? 😁🙃

May 16, 2024 04:03 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Hello Mike - thank you for hammering home more than a few points you picked up from other AR members.  Borrowing the tools they find useful, you hit the nail on the head.  That's using your noggin.  😕

May 16, 2024 04:59 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Mike- love your post! I'm guilty as charged. I cannot stop myself from trying to insert myself into someone's problems. I tell myself "shut up" but if I have a thought on what they can to, I have to open my mouth. 

May 16, 2024 07:16 PM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Great way to use other AR's thoughts! Love it!

And sometimes it is hard to NOT give unsolicited advice (especially with one's adult children!). And yes to decluttering!

May 17, 2024 05:15 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Mike... I learned a long time ago not to give unsolicited advice (especially to one's children and grandchildren). You can't win. I'd read all the posts you mentioned and they were certainly worth a mention in your post today.

May 17, 2024 05:30 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

May 18, 2024 05:18 PM
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

At times I have to make myself give shorter answers to Consumers  ( and check for acceptance ) ….

May 19, 2024 07:46 AM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Nice way to offer comments on read posts and also highlight them for others.

May 19, 2024 08:12 AM
Leanne Smith
Dirt Road Real Estate - Golden Valley, AZ
The Grit and Gratitude Agent

Good post and another reason to be active here in Active Rain. Lots of good advice, insight and generous sharings.

May 20, 2024 07:07 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude


There is lots of wisdom here on AR on lots of different subjects, including this post! Thanks for sharing it.


May 20, 2024 09:35 AM
Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Great posts for me to check out and read.  I so appreciate your words of wisdom.  That is one area of self-improvement I've been working on.  As  a real estate instructor in my niche, I hear and read so much misinformation that' I've been working to train my brain to be a suggestive comment rather than an authorative comment.  Sounds like another  blog post!  

May 21, 2024 08:45 PM
Mike McCann Nebraska Land Broker
Mike McCann - Broker, Mach1 Realty Farm & Commercial Land Broker-Auctioneer Serving Nebraska - Kearney, NE
Farm & Commercial Property For Sale 308-627-3700

Thanks all for stopping by this week.  Been preoccupied with work.  I do appreciate all of the comments! 

May 23, 2024 08:37 PM