Monthly Archives: December 2009

A Holiday Market Update

Twas the night before Christmas and all ‘cross the netPeople were still shopping, getting closer to debtThe economy was starting to slowly recoverSo what’s a few more charges on Visa and Discover?Free shipping was offered, a discount on wrapping?Those people on QVC just kept on with their yapping“Order now and you’ll get a special addition…”Getting…

The More You Learn…

One of my favorite books is a small, stock-stuffer of a book called Complete Live and Learn and Pass It On: People Ages 5 to 95 Share What They’ve Discovered about Life, Love, and Other Good Stuff by H. Jackson Brown, Jr. It’s got funny thoughts from a number of people but it never tell…

Are You Leveraging the Home Buyer Tax Credit?

Has the market called a “time out”? As the holiday coma begins to settle around the real estate community, it’s probably the perfect time to begin to prepare some ideas to get out of the blocks quick in 2010. The Home Buyer Tax Credit created a flurry of first time home buyer activity in the…

Hey Independent Contractor – Are You Outstanding?

“Last Call” It’s about the time when the bartender will kick on the house lights and let people know that it’s almost time to go. As the band Semisonic sang in their hit song Closing Time, “You don’t have to go home, but you can’t stay here.” These next few weeks before the end of…

Turning a Blind (Side) Eye to Your Critics

How do you react to criticism? Do you use it positively – channeling the ideas and comments from others to develop your services or skills? Do you ignore it, continuing to do what you do? Do you react negatively to it, causing you to get distracted and off focus from your goals and plans? Critics…

Thirsty for Business?

This was the real estate market in 2005 This is the real estate market heading into 2010 “When the well’s dry, we know the worth of water.” – Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard’s Almanac If you want to quench your thirst for success in 2010, you had better be prepared to start pumping, keep pumping…and pump…