Monthly Archives: November 2009

101 Reasons Why I Am Here – Part III

(Read post I of III first) (Read post II of III first) In this three-part post, I have been recognizing those 101 people who have influenced me in my life and career. In the spirit of Thanksgiving, I wanted to use this forum to show my gratitude and appreciation to all of them who have…

101 Reasons Why I Am Here – Part II

(Read Post I of III first) Welcome back. These Thanksgiving edition posts are a way for me to recognize and thank those people who have played a major role in my life. In the first post I recognized those people from my family and school years who have had a huge impact on my success….

101 Reasons Why I Am Here – Part I

This post marks my 101st addition to The Realtor’s Toolbox blog. From my very first post back in March 2008 to the brink of a new decade in a few weeks, it’s been a learning experience, a chance to share ideas and thoughts with many people and, oh yeah…a ton of fun. 2010 will be…

What Do You Expect – Part II

In our last blog post, we focused on the expectations Buyers may have when searching for a house and how to best handle them. Now let’s talk about the expectations we might encounter from the Sellers we will work with. It’s been said that most Sellers want the same five things when utilizing the services…

What Do You Expect?

If you want to truly be in control of your business, it’s a really good idea to make sure everyone knows what is expected of each other when you begin a new relationship, don’t you think? It doesn’t matter what the situation is, this is a good rule to live by. ~ At your job,…

Major League Appreciation

I had a wonderful opportunity last week to work with groups in three of America’s best cities. Three cities that are as “major league” as you can get. I’m talking about Pittsburgh, Dallas and Denver. These three cities have 13 Super Bowl Championships and 6 Stanley Cups between them. I just wanted to use this…

That’s Not a Magic Wand…It’s a Stick!

Put down that champagne, turn down the music and quit counting your money. It seems that since last week’s announcement of the extension of the Tax Credit for First Time Home Buyers (as well as the added expansion to include current Sellers who have been in their current home for 5+ years) that many Realtors…

Give it that old college "buy"?

Back when you were in college did you live in the dorms? Maybe you shared an apartment with a few buddies? Did you live for a few years in a fraternity or sorority house? Maybe you were a commuter who still lived at home with Mom & Dad? Well now that you’re a grown up…