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Humor in Real Estate Sales: Did You Hear The One About…?

humor

In a serious world, humor does a great deal to defuse tense situations and lighten conversations with people we have just met, as demonstrated by countless common phrases referring to it. Laughter is the best medicine, we are often told.  A poem by Ella Wheeler Wilcox begins, “Laugh and the world laughs with you; weep…

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Client Expectations: Managing For Success

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As with balancing any other type of personal relationship, real estate agents know that managing client expectations is critical to long-term success. Sellers may expect you to turn their property overnight at an unreasonably high sales price; buyers may think you can find them a home on Day One that has every single quality they…

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Learning From Failure Is The Path To Success

learning from failure

Boy, if there’s one thing we don’t like to think about, much less speak of aloud, it’s failure. Nothing strikes fear into the hearts of ambitious and outgoing agents like the ‘F’ word. As much as it pains us to think of it, failure is an inevitable part of life. Even the world’s greatest successes…

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Listing Strategies: Best Practices to Consider

listing strategies

Without a listing strategies, we have no business. All your networking, your marketing, your cold-calling and prospecting is directed toward this goal, for getting a listing is the first step to closing a deal. And, once you nail down a listing, the way you provide service will set the standard for futures ones. With so…

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Lead Generation: How To Turn Up the Heat in Q2/Q3

lead generation

The dog days of summer are upon us with record heat waves throughout the country and for many of us, those ambitious plans of early winter may be melting with the desire to stay in air conditioning with a cold drink. Which makes this a perfect tine to revisit your lead generation strategies. But, that’s…

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Market Fluctuations: The Ups and Downs of Real Estate

market fluctuations

One of the earliest truisms in life we all learn is that what goes up must inevitably come down, and that includes real estate market fluctuations. Every boom is followed by bust, every bull market by a bearish one. It’s much easier to be successful when the market is riding high, so we suggest all…

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Real Estate Sales: Secrets of the Top Agents

real estate sales

Every community and every local real estate group has those agents we all look up to. They annually produce the most real estate sales, stride with confidence into meetings with other agents and always look polished and put together. Most likely, what’s special about them are qualities and habits any agent can build with practice.…

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Marketing During the Holiday Season

The holidays are upon us and though visions of sugarplums may be dancing through heads, you’ve still got to tend to your business: after all, sellers still want to close their deals and buyers need to place for Santa to visit. But, staying relevant and keeping customers focused during one of the busiest and most…

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