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Luxury Real Estate Brand Colors: Part 1 - Some Like it Hot!

Luxury Real Estate Brand Colors: Part 1 - Some Like it Hot!

Helping Sellers Get Realistic About Price

Helping Sellers Get Realistic About Price

Unrealistic sellers have been a big challenge for real estate agents for decades. It is common for sellers to have a different view of their home value than the market does. The difficulty comes whe...
Going One On One With Mike Ferry

Going One On One With Mike Ferry

mike ferry Years ago I have the honour of hosting/creating one of the first podcasts in the residential real estate space. It was literally a Who’s Who of the top talent of our day, renown speakers,...
Your Independence Day!

Your Independence Day!

Independence Day, commonly known as the Fourth of July, is the most important national holiday of the United States commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, decla...
Commercial Real Estate Market Overview

Commercial Real Estate Market Overview

May 22, 2012 The Commercial Real Estate Market is changing! Are  you keeping up with it? If not listen to our latest webinar that goes over each product type ( office, retail, industrial and apart...
Have you noticed the tide is turning? What are you doing about it?

Have you noticed the tide is turning? What are you doing about it?

Vacancies in many areas are starting to come down in all product categories, this is a good sign as companies are starting to rent space again, vacancies are going down and rents will start to slowly ...
Have you noticed the tide is turning? What are you doing about it?

Have you noticed the tide is turning? What are you doing about it?

Vacancies in many areas are starting to come down in all product categories, this is a good sign as companies are starting to rent space again, vacancies are going down and rents will start to slowly ...
Real Estate Assistants: The Good, the Bad, and the Productive

Real Estate Assistants: The Good, the Bad, and the Productive

Hiring an assistant has to be one of the most frustrating tasks out there in the world of real estate. If you find a good one, it will make all the difference in your business. But even the best Assis...
What Prospecting Strategies are Right (and Wrong!) for YOU?

What Prospecting Strategies are Right (and Wrong!) for YOU?

"Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense."Buddha said that back in the mid 5th centur...
Sounding Boards...

Sounding Boards...

The Power of the Listening to the Right People Around You By Julie Escobar Years and years ago at a business retreat, I was fortunate enough to sit in on a session with an incredible speaker b...
Mind your (Tech) Manners!

Mind your (Tech) Manners!

This is true. Sad but true. Recently, a wonderful agent I know lost a high end buyer due to lack of technical manners. This is a very experienced agent with generally excellent (live) communication...
The Loss of Google Real-Estate

The Loss of Google Real-Estate

This is a very sad event.  I understand why it happened, but it is still sad nonetheless. For years, property data has been held hostage by local powerful MLS systems.  As a buyer, seller, or eve...
How to Add Value & Become IRREPLACEABLE

How to Add Value & Become IRREPLACEABLE

A few weeks ago, I had coffee with a new agent here in our area. She said she was having trouble getting investors to stay loyal to her. She asked me if it was best to have everyone sign an exclus...
7 Steps To Guaranteed Hard Money Loan Approval (part 2)

7 Steps To Guaranteed Hard Money Loan Approval (part 2)

Here are some basic Hard Money Bankers loan guidelines: •   Loans are usually up to 65% Loan-to-value (LTV) based off the After- Repaired-Value (ARV) •   100% of acquisition/construction...
Research Your Advertising to Guarantee its Effectiveness

Research Your Advertising to Guarantee its Effectiveness

Research your advertising to guarantee its effectiveness - Bonus Tip #11This is broken into two stages:1. Test your ads before they appear in any media2. Research the potential buyers who respond to y...