Business Planning

Downsizing is an Alternative

It is estimated that over 15% of the population in the U.S. are over 65 years of age. With one of the most common fears of seniors being their money will run out early, it is understandable that downsizing may be strategy to meet their goals. Once the kids are grown, have careers, relationships and get a place of their own, parents find they may not need their “big” home… Read More »Downsizing is an Alternative

Alex Honnold, The Beatles and The Answer: All You Need Is Love

I come across a multitude of salespeople who are stuck. They all seem to want to know why and most want to know the quickest way to get unstuck. Unfortunately, the “easy” way to get unstuck is often the way to just get stuck again. So, we won’t go down that road, we’ll head down the other which is this: the best way to not get stuck is to, are you… Read More »Alex Honnold, The Beatles and The Answer: All You Need Is Love

Show Them You’re Serious

June and July are the busiest home sale months of the year. When inventory is in short supply and you may be competing with other offers, it is important to show the seller you’re serious. Make your offer look as good as possible because you may not get the chance to make or accept a counter-offer. Put yourself in the seller’s shoes. Your home has just gone on the market.… Read More »Show Them You’re Serious

Stand Out or Step Aside: A guide to SOI marketing

They already know you and love you. How do you get them to not only do business with you but also become your biggest fans?  The answer is simple: send a relevant message, show value and send it the right way. There are seven irrefutable marketing rules for real estate professionals. This class will explore ways to get people to see your message in the middle of our option-overloaded abundant… Read More »Stand Out or Step Aside: A guide to SOI marketing

Be A Duck: or some other deeply embedded lesson

There are two ducks in this picture. They are both one distracted moment from being hurled through these mini-rapids to a place where, at least for now, they do not want to go. They looked casual to me, but below the surface were paddling like crazy to stay where they intended to be: right there. Like these ducks, I (and maybe you) need to stay focused and not let the… Read More »Be A Duck: or some other deeply embedded lesson

Do You Know the Way?

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Fear of the unknown is common among all ages. Kids, at night, imagine monsters in their closets or under their beds and adults are unsure of what the future might bring. It may be natural for first-time buyers to be unsure of the process because they haven’t been through it before but even repeat buyers need to know changes that have taken place since the financial housing crisis. The steps… Read More »Do You Know the Way?

Bridging The Do/Do Gap

It was 4:15 this morning and I was lying in bed. The ideas were coming at break neck speed. One after another, after another. It was actually kind of incredible. By 5:05, I had to get up and see if any of these fabulous early morning, dawn breaking ideas, could survive the Do/Do gap.  Do/Do gap, you ask? Yes, the Do/Do gap. (he said DoDo – insert Beavis and Butthead laugh). They (whoever… Read More »Bridging The Do/Do Gap

My Focus (maybe yours too) For This Fabulous Year

As the new year commences, I have a couple of things on my mind to keep me focused, to motivate me, to broaden me, to balance me in what is going to be the greatest year up till now. Questions or comment below or send to richteaches@gmail.com  

More Comfortable, Convenient and Secure

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Smart home technology promises to make your home more comfortable, convenient and secure. It may not be the home from the Jetson’s but artificial intelligence is the hope to make it the home of the future which is available now and controlled from anywhere you have an Internet connection. When Alexa appeared at Christmas-time two years ago, most people thought it was a novelty to ask what the weather will… Read More »More Comfortable, Convenient and Secure

2019: All in on Strengths

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“Whether you’re 9 or 90, stop trying to fix the things you’re bad at, and focus on the things you’re good at.” – Gary Vaynerchuk It’s always been the case. Since Cain and Abel there has always been someone around to remind you of your weaknesses; what you suck at. It’s still the case in the 21st century. Talk radio, cable news, sports talk, social media….. let’s talk about what/who is… Read More »2019: All in on Strengths