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How Will the New Qualifying Rate Impact Buyers?

Short Version Will the qualifying rate change the government is proposing fix runaway housing prices? No. Will it slow down the multiple offers and condition free craziness? No. Will it create a smokescreen of ‘doing something’? Perhaps. Long Version The proposed changes target only those purchasing with 20% down or more. Yes, that’s right – […]

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Paid In Full

It is time for a commission sales reality check. The first step in avoiding the alluring alternative reality of “gross commission” is being aware of its existence before you get sucked into it. Understanding the following four terms is going to be vital to your survival. Gross Production—the value of the item you are selling […]

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Death By Taxes

“A paradox of life. The problem with patienceand discipline is that developing each of themrequires both of them.” ~Thomas M Sterner One of the more insidious things to creep into a successful Broker’s life, into the life of just about any and all commission sales agents who are “lucky” enough to be paid in pre-tax […]

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6 Quick Email Tips That Will Save You Hours

I published this post nearly 5 years ago, and these points still hold up today, in a time where electronic communication in business is at an all time high. 1. Have just one email address Managing multiple email accounts adds an unnecessary layer of complexity to your life and presents a potential obstacle of confusion […]

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Rising Interest Rates

OK, so the news says ‘Mortgage Rates Are Rising’. (Watch my live video here.) What does this actually mean to your clients? Well, here are 4 key points to clarify… The actual cost – the dollar bills, the cash money, the green: Who does this affect? people with a mortgage? NO People shopping for one? […]

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Three Simple Rules: Part III

Maintain Control Focus first and foremost on maintaining control over the one and only thing that is in fact within your control: your reactions. Learning to control your reactions is vital, and no matter our age, all of us generally need continuous work in this area. I am working harder than ever on this, actually […]

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Three Simple Rules – Part II

You need to understand what hard work is before you can lay claim to having done any. Working hard should not be confused with work that is hard. Changing out tires on heavy-duty equipment is physically demanding; performing neurosurgery is mentally taxing; being an ice-road trucker with two sets of log books and a fierce […]

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This Is Brokering!

“What you do matters, but why you do it matters so much more.”Author Unknown Let me preface the next 1,308 words by clearly stating that indeed there are many degrees of uncertainty within any profession. In no way I am suggesting Residential Mortgage Brokers are a special case with an extra rough go-of-it. All professions […]

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