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Leadership and the Real Estate Biz

 I talk for a living (well, that’s part of what I do). So do you in some way or another. Does that make us leaders? While attending the RRC part of the NAR Convention in Boston I, like you if you were there, were subjected to the words of a plethora of real estate “leaders.” We saw[…]

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Chop Wood, Carry Water

“Before enlightenment, chop wood, carry water. After enlightenment, chop wood, carry water.”  – Buddha. With simply a casual glance at the picture on the left, One could be very confused as to the direction of this article. Yet… with further examination, it’s clear. So, let’s examine further…. The man in the picture (carrying water, by[…]

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Got Relevance?

Talked to your travel agent lately? NO????? I was cleaning out a drawer a few days ago and happened upon a handout from a keynote I had delivered some time ago. It was the opening address at the Active Enterprise Network’s Annual Conference in Breckenridge. Their theme was “Winning Customers and Influencing Markets.” Setting the tone for the[…]

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Social Media for “Seasoned” (Old) Sales People YPPE#7

Social media is a great way for salespeople to build relationships and brand themselves with their peeps (and anyone who happens to find them). This episode gives an overview of how to get a little more bang for you buck on four sites: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn

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Inventory Continues to be a Challenge

In any given market, inventories fluctuate based on supply and demand considering area and price range. The National Association of REALTORS considers a balanced market to be a five/six-month supply of homes. If it takes longer than five or six months to sell, it is thought to be a buyer’s market and less than five[…]

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The Platinum Rules of Public Speaking

I read that thirty-nine percent of people cite public speaking as their biggest fear. That’s number one; ahead of a terrorist attack, cancer, death… Yet there are still brave, odds-defying folk (myself included) who engage in this deadly practice for a living. Perhaps they (and I) possess incredible secrets of the trade known only to[…]

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Airline Hospitality and my Holiday Celebration YPPE #6

Well, last week I had one of the great experiences of modern day customer service: I flew on an airplane. I won’t mention the specific airline because, well, it could be almost any one of them and I certainly don’t want to play favorites…. or unfavorites. On only wish that during the Holidays I could[…]

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Ten Reasons Being a Realtor is like Marathoning

There are two things in my life I have done for a considerable amount of time: running (51 years – over 111,000 miles) and real estate (26 years). What I have learned from these experiences is that they are incredibly alike. So without further ado, I give you the Top Ten Reasons Being a Realtor[…]

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My Family Gathering: Airline Hospitality Style

Over the Holidays my sons, step-daughters, grandkids and others came over to hang out and celebrate the season. December was also a time when I was fresh off several flights to and from a variety of destinations. With a head full of recent experiences with the various friendly skies of the airline industry, I was excited to deliver my guests the same[…]