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When the Market Changes…

We never know exactly when any given market might change. If you pay close attention to the numbers, you might see some of the telltale signs. Monitoring inventory (supply) is always a great way to see one of the most important movements in the market, as is watching demand (sold properties). The Sales to List[…]

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Cinco Siempre

I was watching a video yesterday and someone used the word, siempre. Siempre, in Spanish, means always. Siempre. What a great word. Always is the way you are consistently: not erratic, unpredictable, uncertain. So it got me thinking about the always in the sales world. The result? Five always, five things you could always do[…]

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10/1/2/3 A Facebook Plan to Connect

In the days of my Great Grandpa Blackmer, if you wanted to chat with someone, you had to see them, as in really SEE them, in person. You rode to the next town, knocked on their door and paid a visit. Then, Alexander Graham Bell gave us the telephone. The phone was a great way[…]

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2017 Your Best Year Ever!

Happy New Year! 2017 is here and with the new year comes new years resolutions.  Frankly, not a big fan of resolutions on January 1st. I think goals are better (see: : http://richsandsseminars.com/2013/12/two-minute-tip…ot-resolutions/). PLUS, while January 1 is a great day for goal setting, so is Jan 12, April 19, September 2, and November 6 for[…]

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It’s Monday Moaning: Gotta vs. Wanna

Around America, it is Monday Moaning (I’m mean morning, well, I really mean moaning). Until at least noon today, workers everywhere will beMOAN the fact that it’s back to work, back to the office, back to everything. This behavior will manifest itself through the use of one contraction: gotta. “I gotta go in today.” “I[…]

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Quick Hit #1 Surgery is a PERSON, not a procedure.

Three days ago, I had knee surgery. We’re not talking brain surgery, heart transplant, separating conjoining twins: knee surgery…..scope job. Not a big deal, right? Except to me. You see, I have never had surgery before AND this surgery was strictly done with one thing in mind: to enable me to run again without significant[…]

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COMFORTable Sales

I taught an SRES (Senior Real Estate Specialist) course a couple of weeks back and in it, we discuss generations. The focus, of course, is on ‘Seniors,” but a side focus is that no two buyers are ever the same – regardless of generation. But, to arrive at individual needs and wants, it is beneficial[…]

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Take me to My Leader: Oh, it’s you!

I recently read a posting on a website about Benjamin Zander, world famous conductor and co- author of the book “The Art of Possibility.” It concerned leadership and our role as beings on the planet. Zander said, “Every single interaction between two human beings is always a matter of leadership.” It has made me contemplate[…]