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3 Steps to your best Real Estate Elevator Pitch

Have you ever wished you had a stunningly memorable answer to that network event question “What do you do?” What you’re looking for is referred to as an Elevator Pitch; that 3-5 sentences that goes so far beyond “I’m in real estate” – *yawn* – that it could actually result in success at a network event like […]

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The satisfaction of NOT #mindingmyownbusiness

Sometimes the best thing you can do is stick your neck out and stick your nose into someone else’s business. I do that all the time.  It might be a personality thing, but I do it in real life (not always with the best outcomes, but always with the best of intentions!) and I guess […]

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Are you Digging up ENOUGH Real Estate Clients?

Are you doing all that you can possibly do to dig up new clients on an ongoing basis so you always have fresh leads to follow up and opportunity for increasing your business? Getting referrals from friends and family is a GREAT way to build a real estate business. But what happens when there are no referral […]

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Making your Real Estate sniffer, happier :)

You can focus on the things that annoy you.  You can focus on the things you have no control over. OR….. You can grab hold of what will accomplish what you really want in your business. Yep – it really is that simple, I promise. Zillow has really dug a deep toe hold in the […]

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The heat of competing in Real Estate games

The National Association of Realtors has been a stronghold in the business and pocketbooks of real estate practitioners for many years.  They’ve done some really good things.  They’ve even done some great things.  They’ve also taken some stands that, while on the surface seemed like they were in the best interest of real estate agents, […]

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“S” is for Relationship

Building relationships is the foundation of building a GREAT real estate business.  And that’s what you really want, isn’t it?  A GREAT real estate business? The answer is to market your business where the greatest number of people are spending their time; on social media platforms. There are several other ways you can go about meeting […]

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Zillow and DotLoop; a Real Estate Mating Agents will accept?

DotLoop is a fantastic company that provides cloud based services to streamline the document signing process in real estate transactions.  They enjoy an excellent reputation among those who have used them. Zillow is an online real estate information company that has pricked the ire of many a real estate agent.  The online “zestimates” they provide to […]

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Happy “I LOVE REAL ESTATE” Day!

Real Estate is independence. Owning it gives you a sense of freedom you just cannot replicate in a rental. It’s REAL:   true; not merely ostensible, nominal, or apparent: existing or occurring as fact; actual rather than imaginary, ideal, being an actual thing; having objective existence; not imaginary: genuine; not counterfeit, artificial, or imitation; authentic: absolute; complete; utter: ESTATE: a piece of landed property, especially one of large extent with an elaborate house on it: the legal position or status of an owner, considered with respect to property owned in land or other things condition or circumstances with references to worldly prosperity estimation, social status or rank. Being a Real Estate Sales […]

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Buy & Sell Online with no Agent? That’s Crazy – isn’t it?!?!

Are you one of the thousands of Real Estate Agents who is closing deals (after all, it is a HOT spring season in most markets across the USA right now!) but you are wondering where tomorrow’s business is going to come from? Are you prospecting, but finding leads just a little less inclined to jump […]

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One change that could mean Personal Safety in the Real Estate Industry

I just read another story about an assault on  a real estate agent. Is it just that we are hearing more about it because of instant news output, or have real estate agents suddenly become a favorite target for those who mean harm? Over the last couple of months in particular we’ve seen story after story of agents […]

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