Today is Martin Luther King day in America. When most people alive in the 60s think of MLK, they think of Civil Rights, peace, protests, progress, and tolerance, among others. While all of those things are still important 52 years later, I’d like to make a push for tolerance. Every 4 years two things happen in this country: the Olympics and elections. One I look forward to, the other…. Eh…… Read More »The Daily RICHual #1: Tolerance
Approximately 52 million or 16% of Americans are age 65 and over. It is easy to understand that some of them are thinking of downsizing their home because they don’t need the same space they did in the past. It can be liberating to divest yourself of “things” that have been accumulated over the years but are no longer needed. Moving to a less expensive home, could provide savings for… Read More »Downsizing in 2020
Periodically, you need to rid yourself of things that are taking up you time and space to make room for more of what you like and want. There’s a frequently quoted suggestion that if you haven’t used something for two years, maybe it isn’t essential in your life. If you have books you’ll never read again, give them to someone who will. If you have a deviled egg plate that… Read More »Get Rid of Things You Don’t Need
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
It’s true. I don’t know Morgan James. Or, maybe I do. I actually MET her last night in Parker, CO after her stellar 90 minute singing performance. But know her? Probably not. Or, maybe I do. I first “met” Morgan James on youtube about two years ago, sort of by accident. I was in a Joni Mitchell sort of mood (even us boys get there every once in a while),… Read More »I Don’t Know Morgan James…. But Maybe I Do
The first quarter of the year has seen me teaching a bunch of listing courses. As a result I have had the opportunity to share with a great many established listing agents as well as a large group of future ones. While the challenges of focusing on listings are many, the best place to begin is with your mindset. So, what is the listing mindset? First, the mindset begins with… Read More »Creating the Listing Mindset
Here’s hoping that 2015 is your finest year ever! Predictions point to pretty good markets across this nation of ours and…. BONUS…… no election year to distract us from achieving our goals. For me, 2014 was both exciting and frustrating. It was awesome to get out and visit agents all around the country and do my best in helping them advance their businesses. I taught sixteen Two Day CRS courses… Read More »Happy 2015!
Visual compositions….pictures….. Are an important part of of our business. We use them in brochures, social media, in the MLS and dozens of other places. We shoot people, furniture, scenic views and HOUSES. We shoot HOUSES. Those pictures of your latest listing is what drives internet home searches. Imagine you are a potential home buyer: sitting in your living room, doing the house search thing in your PJ’s at 2… Read More »5 Tips to Better Photos: Two Minute Tip Week 9
As markets improve and the year rushes to a close, we see more classes being scheduled around the country. Agents will decide which courses look the most interesting or benefit them (and their career) the most. Some are taken for the Continuing Education credit, some for designations and/or certifications and some, yes it’s true, are simply taken so that an agent might become better than they are prior to the course.… Read More »Why Learn?
The Campiagn for Learning in the U.K. recently compiled research on an age-old topic: learning. Basically, the article was focused on sharing some statistics in order to get people to see the UPside of learning. Some of the information they shared was: 95% of people think that learning about new things boosts your confidence. (National Adult Learning Survey, DfEE, 1998) I am guessing that every one of us could use… Read More »Better Than Sex?