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Motivation – Love The Game

You would be hard-pressed to find a top-performing athlete in any sport that decided as a kid he wanted a $6-million-a-year contract, so that’s why he learned to love baseball or hockey or basketball. Few, if any, were driven to excel by the money. They simply loved the game so much they worked harder than […]

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Self Talk and Self Defeat

The average person processes 50,000 words of self-talk per day. This is a lot of chatter flowing through your mind, and through your clients’ minds, and on average three-quarters of these thoughts are negative. To put this in context, the average business book is approximately 50,000 words. So, ask yourself, why are we each writing […]

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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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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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Scare The Tourists!

Preparedness, consistencey, and concise, up front communication are all key in this deadline-driven business. […]

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