A new man in charge at the NAR

The man isn’t really new. He looks like he has been around for awhile. NAR has always had a male CEO and it always will.  Nothing new here.  Pretty not at all exciting. wheeeeee!

 

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Help at last!

After years of  selling real estate, using social media and having my own profitable real estate company a person who is just out of college has reached out to me and wants to help me build my business.

She is a coach too and in addition to her college degree she has 3 years of hands on business experience.

If only she had been born 35 years sooner. She would have been a great help when I was just starting. She is here now and I am so lucky that she contacted me and has chosen to help me grow my business.

Help at last!

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cat poop

Early on I used to believe that poverty would cut my real estate career short. I have had my ups and downs over the years and in general I am having more fun and making more money that I would have made it I had spent the last 15 years in a traditional job.

Yesterday I showed a house where part of the basement had been used for as a litter box for cats. I could smell it from the back door and I saw it in the crawl space. Somehow I made it out of the house without losing my lunch.

It is possible that cat poop will one day end my career.

 

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100% paperless

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This was written way back in 2014 but I think it is still relevant today.

I keep reading about “paperless agents” and I wanted to shed a little light on what that is all about. 

Today’s modern real estate agents are made of the following ingredients:

Almost 99% of the mass of the average agents body is made up of six elements: oxygen, carbonhydrogen, nitrogen, calcium, and phosphorus. Only about 0.85% is composed of another five elements: potassium, sulfur, sodium, chlorine, and magnesium.

Most agents are no longer made of paper or paper by-products, hence the term “paperless agent”. Our company can guarantee that all of our agents are paper free and made of only natural ingredients with no added chemicals and that they are all organically grown.

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Robots: Realtors will never replace you!

I am not sure if robots worry but if they do I would like them to know that real estate agents are not a threat.  No agent can ever replace a robot. Robots can be designed to calculate commissions faster than humans and they can be programmed to give wonderful listing presentations. Robots can also record what clients are saying and do as they are told.

Robots do not need to sleep and can be available 24 X 7 which gives them a huge advantage in working with buyers. Real estate agents sometimes sleep, eat and even take entire days off and their timing really sucks. While an agent is sleeping that perfect home that came on the market while a home buyer was working working will be sold to another buyer who has an agent who sleeps until noon and is up all night.

With the right programming robots will always be honest and will act in the best interests of their clients and can be programed to follow the  Realtor Code of Ethics.

Robots really do not need to worry about being replaced by real estate agents.

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No one will die

I saw an advertisement about how to” avoid 6 deadly lead generation mistakes”. Seriously. “Deadly lead generation mistakes.”

Calm down people. If you make a mistake while attempting to generate leads no one is going to die. . . . OK I suppose it could happen.  If an agent flies a plane with a banner advertising his business in an attempt to generate leads and the plane crashes, that could be deadly.  . . so don’t do that.

Maybe an agent who hosts an event that involves food could accidentally kill someone with a tree nut allergy with peanut butter cookies.

What if an agent went door knocking and accidentally knocked so hard that the door fell down and crushed the home owner?

OK I am wrong this time. Lead generation can be deadly. Never mind. Be careful out there.

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Desperately seeking a 4 star agent

I am looking for a four-star real estate agent. Why am I looking for a four-star agent? Because I truly believe the four-star agent will work harder because he or she has not yet reached perfection and they may also be more malleable. They are rare and unique in a world filled with five-star agents, they stand out, like a white  unicorn  in a heard of zebras.

The four star agent remains elusive but I know there is one out there somewhere, after all, it isn’t like I am looking for a three-star agent, or a one-star agent.

I don’t have to look far to find a four-star novel or movie or hotel, or even a four-star restaurant.  In fact four-star businesses, services and products are a mainstay in my household. Where have all the four-star agents gone?

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