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Leaping Ahead! Are you?

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Well, we on the Gregorian calendar have an extra day today, Leap Day.  Wikipedia says, “February 29, known as a leap day in the Gregorian calendar, is a date that occurs in most years that are evenly divisible by 4, such as 2004, 2008, 2012 and 2016. Years that are evenly divisible by 100 do not contain a leap day, with the exception of years that are evenly divisible by… Read More »Leaping Ahead! Are you?

How’s Your Package?

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Realtors, wouldn’t it be great if there was someone who could precede your appointment: sharing the benefits of working with you, pontificating about the strength of your marketing plan, giving them just the right dose of information about how you work?Well, there is and he or she is staring back at you from your mirror.YOU, through an extremely effective positioning strategy can accomplish every one of those goals by preparing… Read More »How’s Your Package?

Nice People At Wal-Mart

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I was standing in line at Wally World today and I was able to witness people-niceness first hand. A little (like 4 foot 8) lady was checking out. Her last item scanned was a rotisserie chicken. She handed the cashier her money, it was counted and the cashier said, “I’m sorry, this isn’t quite enough.” Before even the words, “I’m sorry, I won’t be able to get it,” came out… Read More »Nice People At Wal-Mart

New Year, New Opportunities, Your Choice!

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As we say good-bye to 2011 and look to the coming year with hope and anticipation, I can’t help but to think it’s going to be a much better year. It HAS to be, right? The question, then, becomes: How do I (that’s you, me, anybody) make it a better year? For me, the answer has always been clear: Optimism. It has been said that “what you think upon, expands,”… Read More »New Year, New Opportunities, Your Choice!

TIE-ing Down The Holidays!

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My Holiday Video TIE-ing Down The Holidays http://tinyurl.com/TIE-ingDown

What’s Your Mini-Saga?

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So, what’s your story? Everyone has one. We tell them verbally, we tell them in writing. Story is as old as human beings. In fact, we would know so little about ourselves and our world if had not been for the simple telling of stories throughout history. The beauty of a story is that it often takes something and attempts to explain it in the context of something else. Many… Read More »What’s Your Mini-Saga?

Work On Setting Goals First, Then Make Resolutions

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“If you go to work on your goals, your goals will go to work on you. If you go to work on your plan, your plan will go to work on you. Whatever good things we build end up building us.” – Jim Rohn “If what you are doing is not moving you towards your goals, then it’s moving you away from your goals.”  – Brian Tracy “Our goals can… Read More »Work On Setting Goals First, Then Make Resolutions

Want A Better Housing Market? Remember the Early 80’s!

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The early eighties. A wonderful time in the lives of many of us (at least as it sits WAAAAAY back in our rear view mirrors). Maybe not so much. The music was mediocre, the clothes were horrendous, and interest rates were not appealing. The 80’s brought much change. My first wife, Della, and I had a newborn, some money in the bank and some horses and dogs to looks after.… Read More »Want A Better Housing Market? Remember the Early 80’s!

iPads Everywhere (almost)!

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As a Certified Instructor for the Council of Residential Specialists, I attend meetings twice a year with my fellow instructors. Typically, we discuss courses in general and specifically, as well as the overall state of the classroom. In the last couple of years, a hot topic has been the emergence of laptop computers in the classroom. Instructors have differing opinions on the impact of students possessing these technological contraptions in… Read More »iPads Everywhere (almost)!

If You Got ’em, Use ’em!

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That’s using your tools, dog. Whenever I deliver a company class about tools and resources, like I have these past couple of months at three different Coldwell Banker companies, I am reminded of the number of real estate agents that are not aware of the tools at their disposal. Most of the major real estate brands have spent millions of dollars attempting to give their agents an edge in the… Read More »If You Got ’em, Use ’em!