Monthly Archive:: June 2010

Don’t Forget to Pause and Take Stock

By Kelly Reark Career, health, relationships, spirituality, and finance are just a few of the many aspects of your life.  Are you living a balanced lifestyle? If New Year’s was the last time you stopped to evaluate where you...

Listen, Lurk, Learn

By Stefanie Hahn I’ve been teaching quite a few Twitter classes lately. I’m not sure if it is because I continue to push Twitter as a social-media-piece-of-cake or if agents are just starting to come around to micro-blogging and...
June 29, 2010

Your Goal of Making ‘X’ Amount of Money Could Be Self Destructive

By Dave Robison When the Focus is On Getting More Money: Recently, I talked to an agent who, unfortunately, didn’t quite know where their focus should be. It can be really tough to know. If more agents did, they...

Keeping Up With The Joneses

By Heather Soldonia It’s the secret that’s driving every client — social comparison. The Social Comparison Theory explains how individuals evaluate their own opinions and desires by comparing themselves to others in either an upward or downward direction. An...

Agent/Broker Relationships: Who Wears the Pants?

By Brandon Rodriguez When I first became an agent just shy over 7 years ago, I was a novice and this dichotomy was not apparent to me.  I was under the impression brokers were in charge.  They gave you...

Hit Pay Dirt: Tips on Landscaping for Curb Appeal

By G. M. Filisko, contributing writer, HouseLogic Sellers have a lot of plates in the air during their home sale, and sometimes making their yard stand out is the plate that drops. Make sellers’ lawn-job easier with tips on...
June 24, 2010

Authentic Pride in Your Job Makes All the Difference

By Toby Boyce It was a quiet Monday night until the cell phone rang. My mother-in-law was on the other end, and five hours later my wife and I arrived in Cleveland – via Bellevue – and the Cleveland...

Real Estate is ‘Easy Money’

By Jonathan Osman Step 1: Find a buyer. In my market, the unemployment rate is 11.1 percent and the under-employment rate is around 16-20 percent. While a few years ago, one could conceivably purchase a house without a job;...

The Way They Do It, You CAN’T Do It

By Michelle Flaherty Having grown up in a family real estate business, I have seen my parents conduct themselves in certain ways.  Now that I’m a REALTOR(R), I try to model their behavior as much as possible.  In almost...

Pre-Counseling Lessons From The Trenches

By Brian Copeland Anyone who knows my business knows I pride myself on strong counseling of all my clients prior to any signed documents.  It’s the secret sauce of my business. This week, I messed up…bad! During the hustle...