Don’t read this at the office!

In fact, don’t do anything in the office at all!  Except to meet your clients who want to meet in the office, attend office meetings and other management required office attendance.  Other than that, you need to be spending your time where the clients are…and I have a news flash for you…they aren’t in your…

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Secret tool that can net you a price reduction!

Welcome to late spring!  In about 4 weeks it will officially be summer and by now all of your listings should have offers on them or should be in escrow…right? Hardly.  This market is not recovered to the point where you can make general statements like that.  In years past, it was commonly accepted knowledge…

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Join ’em…don’t fight ’em!

I know a lot of agents and brokers that do not like the emergence of online players such as Zillow and Trulia.  I was involved in many "water cooler" talks when these sites first came out.  In fact, many of those conversations revolved around the inaccuracy of the information contained on those sites.  Many of…

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We don’t live in the information age anymore!

We used to live in the information age, but we don’t anymore. That’s a pretty bold statement, but here is what I mean. The Internet, more specifically the World Wide Web, has flooded us with information. So much so that we are constantly bombarded from the time we get up until we go to sleep.…

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It was driving me crazy…

  I don’t know about you, but I use multiple computers all of the time.  I have a desktop PC at my office and 3 desktop PCs at home.  I also have a convertible laptop, a tablet PC and to round out the collection and to really complicate things, I have a new MacBook Pro.…

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Education, Schmeducation

I want to talk to you about getting some certifications under your belt. As you know, today’s real estate market can be challenging to say the least. It’s harder to find clients that are ready to transact and when you do find them, they have to be convinced that you are the person to represent…

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PDF Creation for Free!

It’s 10 PM at night and you need to get a document that’s on your computer to your client. Unfortunately, the client does not have the software on her computer that she needs in order to open the document. And you don’t have the software that you need to convert the document to PDF (Portable…

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Presto delivers the goods!

So, I had a problem. My 84 year old father lives in the heart of Appalachia in the little town of Whitley City, Kentucky. I live in Danville, California, nearly 2800 miles apart. Mail service between the two areas can take up to a week, and fax services tie up phone lines for lengthy periods…

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Make a call? Pay a fine!

That’s how it could be for YOU on or after July 1st of 2008, roughly 90 days from now, when California’s new law takes effect that prohibits using a hand held phone while driving. And if you are under 18, even using a hands free phone is prohibited. (Click here for a FAQ by the…

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