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Why I Said No to $20,000 in Commissions

By Nico Hohman It is easier to turn someone down, than to let them down. This is the phrase I used to happily say no to $20,000 in real estate commissions. One of the advantages of working as a...

What Makes a REALTOR® Different?

By Dave Robison What is the difference between a REALTOR® and a regular old Joe with a real estate license?  Can anyone you’ve asked from the public answer that question correctly?  Better yet, can all of the REALTORS® in...
October 24, 2012

2012: The Year of the Professional

By Veronica Barragan Some REALTORS® conceived 2012 as “The Year of Volume Transactions” because lower home prices created the need to increase transactions to keep up with personal career goals while maintaining life styles and income. In actuality, 2012...

Real Estate is Sexy

By Brooke Wolford Recently, I have noticed how often you see a character on TV playing a real estate agent or the several hundred reality shows about real estate.  It brings home the point that real estate has the...
February 2, 2011

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...