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Before You Hit “Publish”

This just in: mainstream media is heavily focused on the negative. This is what we humans crave, a constant stream of warnings of impending doom. Financial doom, real estate doom, celebrity doom, personal doom, etc. Your brain will be better for ignoring it. All of it. Yes, stay current through reputable sources (books) and of […]

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Being Social

Should you have a presence on LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter? What about other social media outlets? TikTok for instance? The answer is a strong maybe, to yes. A somewhat professional presence. Arguably your personal presence should be semi-professional. Of course we all have real lives, with our hobbies, quirks, funny friends, unique family members, […]

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Why Subsidize The Cost of A Lawyer?

“Real estate is the last bastion of caveat emptor.”– anonymous I’ve used that quote twice—to hammer the point home. In real estate transactions, there is risk. The Broker’s role is to help mitigate that risk wherever you can. Caveat emptor is Latin for “let the buyer beware.” You do not want to let your clients […]

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Rewarding Referral Sources

“You have to build the machine that will build the machine.” – pete koomen Rewarding a referral source is all about rewarding the behavior, not the result. We all “buy business” in one way or another; however, in this case I am saying that I did not pay any kind of significant kickback to a referral source—not […]

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How Healthy is Your Ego?

Brokering is an industry in which having a strong ego makes a difference, because I can assure you that your ego is going to take a beating. If it is already fragile then this is the sort of industry that will knock it out for the count. For instance, if you are entering this business […]

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The Stories We Tell Ourselves

The stories we tell ourselves are often out of alignment with reality. Whether it is a tale of roses & rainbows or doom & gloom, rarely do our best dreams, or (thankfully) our worst nightmares come to fruition, and even when it seems as though they are doing so. The peaks and valleys are typically very […]

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Eat Failure For Breakfast

In business there are no stupid questions. Don’t give up, keep looking for ways to turn your obstacles into opportunities. […]

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Ch. 22 Heuristics (vs. Shortcuts)

Cover of Be the Better Broker by Dustan Woodhouse, Mortgage Broker

An excerpt from Vol. 2 of Be the Better Broker. Heur-what-stics? As defined by Wikipedia, a heuristic technique, often called simply a heuristic, is any approach to problem solving, learning or discovery that employs a practical method not guaranteed to be optimal or perfect, but sufficient for the immediate goals. When an optimal solution is […]

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