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Blogging: Being Roseanne Roseannadanna

As often happens in a course where we touch on technology, the other day I mentioned blogging as a way to reach people, share, and establish expertise. Then, as often happens, I asked who had a blog. As per usual, about a third of the hand rose. Then came the next obvious question, how many of[…]

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CRS Changes Designation Requirements

Three major changes have occurred at the Council of Residential Specialists, effective January 1, 2018. Here they are: 1. Requirements for becoming or maintaining the position of  Certified CRS Instructor have been revised. 2. CRS has implemented a designation maintenance requirement for the coming year. CRS Designees are now required to take 2 hours of[…]

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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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Do You Have a VP?

Value Proposition: Yours/Mine We chat a bunch in the real estate business about the concept of Value Proposition. So what is a Value Proposition? And why is it important? Well, first things first, according to Wikipedia, it is “a promise of value to be delivered, communicated, and acknowledged.” Okay, but that doesn’t really tell me enough. I like this[…]

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The Agent’s Education Checklist

If you go to Google, Bing, Yahoo or any of the major search engines we frequent, type in the words “real estate 2017″, the fruits of your efforts will be a plethora of articles focusing on hot markets throughout the USofA. Low inventory seems to highlight most areas. So, if someone’s business should be a[…]

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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[…]