Monthly Archives: November 2008

What Realtors can learn from "Black Friday"

As I stood in line at Wal Mart to get my “Door Buster Deals” early on the Friday morning after Thanksgiving, I began to realize all the things a Realtor can learn from shopping’s Super Bowl. Remember My Name – I am not sure when the name “Black Friday” was assigned to the unofficial first…

Talking Heads – Do They Ever Get It Right?

I follow a few blogs regularly. I still don’t have the discipline to use a RSS feeder because then I have to go and check it each day. I prefer the blogs that allow me to register my email address and it send me updates each time a new post is added. (FYI – You…

Now Serving? Take a Number

How’s business? It’s a very common question Realtor’s receive on a daily basis but how should you respond when the answer isn’t positive? I suggest you take a page from McDonald’s and speak in terms of all your customers…not just the one’s you’ve worked with recently. It all starts with some research on your part….

To blog or not to blog…that is the question

I recently viewed a speech from the Ted Talks about blogging that I really enjoyed. It wasn’t the best speech I have ever heard but much like blog posts…I didn’t expect it to be. What it did was share one person’s story. I don’t know who the speaker is but obviously she is someone who…

Real Estate is Like the Weather – It’s Local!

Do you have potential buyers who are kicking tires and waiting for the markets to hit bottom? Do you have buyers who spend their days surfing national websites, reading USA Today and The Wall Street Journal and listening to talking heads on MSNBC and Fox News? Do you have listing inventory priced aggressively that will…