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Don’t Cold Call

Few among us look forward to making cold calls. We know what it’s like to be on the receiving end. When someone cold-calls me, he is intruding on my life without an invitation. He is interrupting whatever I may be doing. This can bring out a side of me that is abrupt, perhaps rude: the […]

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#BreakTheMold

Last April I invested ten hours into an interactive workshop hosted by master storyteller Vinh Giang. And an often repeated message each day was to #breakthemold, to step outside our comfort zone, and this weeks post reflects an effort to do just that… #workinprogress. The focus of the workshop was ‘tuning our instrument’, said instrument […]

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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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New Kid On The Block

You’re breaking into a business where many people already have relationships with a Mortgage Broker. Don’t expect to burst onto the scene and break up those relationships easily, not with your zero years of experience. You need to be prepared to give something of value to win a client’s business. Experts in many fields offer […]

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Brick by Brick

“In the end, there can be only one.”—RAMIREZ The word “priorities” rose from obscurity about 50 years ago, and by definition of the root word “priority” we are fooling ourselves to think that we can be focused on more than one important thing at a time. A true priority will consume 100% of our resources […]

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Communication 101 – Part III

Bad News Always communicate news that’s bad, slightly bad or even neutral by phone, if not in person. Never via email, let alone text. Clients are often quick to quit when problems arise. Talking problems through often leads to resolution. Rely on emails only when you’re relaying good news, but then again, when it is […]

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Don’t Set Goals, Set Deadlines – Part 1

Pen & Paper “Arriving at one goal is the starting point to another.” A goal without a deadline is just a dream. Simply saying that you ‘want to be a Broker’ isn’t enough. It’s a dream, it’s vague, with little hope for success. Stating ‘I will be a licensed Broker by X’ now that’s a […]

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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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