Monthly Archives: August 2010

Are You Ready for Some Football?

I am a big believer in people setting a schedule and then following it. Plan ahead and then prepare for the next thing on that schedule each day, week and month. One of my favorite days each year is when my friend and former classmate at The University of Florida Pete Blank from Birmingham, Alabama,…

Are Your Peers Putting Pressure on Traditional Marketing?

At last week’s Coldwell Banker Summer Technology Summit, keynote presenter Stefan Swanepoel discussed many of the top trends in real estate today. As one would expect, he spent a significant amount of time talking about the impact of social networking and the new opportunities people have to build vast relationships with more people than they…

Monday Morning Match – A Powerful Combination

Monday Morning Match is a short post – maybe a quote, inspirational story or idea – intended to spark some motivation inside of each of you so your week gets off to a fantastic start on Monday morning. “Positive thinking is how you think about a problem. Enthusiasm is how you feel about a problem….

Monday Morning Match – Facing Your Fears

Monday Morning Match is a short post – maybe a quote, inspirational story or idea – intended to spark some motivation inside of each of you so your week gets off to a fantastic start on Monday morning. This week, I challenge you to identify what it is you are afraid of this week. Is…

Monday Morning Match – Two Kinds of People

Monday Morning Match is a short post – maybe a quote, inspirational story or idea – intended to spark some motivation inside of each of you so your week gets off to a fantastic start on Monday morning. “My grandfather once told me that there were two kinds of people: those who do the work…

A View from The Summit

What a fabulous day it was on Thursday, August 19th as over 550 sales associates, managers, staff members and special guests converged on The Roberts Center in Wilmington, Ohio for the Coldwell Banker Summer Technology Summit – Trends, Tools and Technology. This was a huge event with lots of moving parts but all the people…

Give the People What They Want?

“Give the people what they want, you gotta give the people what they want “The more they get, the more they need, and every time they get harder and harder to please.” So sang The Kinks back on their 1981 album by the same name. I am beginning to wonder if that song or album…

Hey Realtor – What Sea Creature Are You?

Photo of sunset over Dafuskie Island and Calibogue SoundI recently took a much needed family vacation. We travelled to Hilton Head Island, South Carolina for the tenth summer in a row. It’s always a fun trip filled with time on the beach, fun in the pool, plenty of bike rides and some great family dining…