Monthly Archives: July 2011

Hey Independent Contractors – Time for a Raise?

Monday Morning Match is a quick post – maybe a quote, inspirational story or idea – intended to spark some motivation inside each of you so your week gets off to a fantastic start on Monday morning. If there’s one thing REALTORS® love to remind people of, it’s that they are “independent contractors.” They are their…

A "Guest" Post?

I’ve written almost 300 posts here on The Realtor’s Toolbox and I haven’t had an opportunity to share a guest post yet.  I saw the poem below and felt this would be a perfect time for my first “Guest” post. It’s by the English born American poet and author, Edgar A. Guest. Can’t by Edgar A….

Dive In

I enjoyed a relaxing evening at our pool last night. I had taught in the morning and then attended a class in the afternoon before driving back to Columbus, so it was a welcome respite from a long day to sit back, enjoy a cold drink and have pizza with the family and then watch the…

Mmmmmmm….Bacon

Monday Morning Match is a quick post – maybe a quote, inspirational story or idea – intended to spark some motivation inside each of you so your week gets off to a fantastic start on Monday morning. Back from vacation and it’s time to focus so here’s a simple thought for you today… “A wise…

You Don’t Know Jack…But You Should

Everyone has some people in their lives that hold a special place. It could be a distant family member or an old college buddy. Perhaps it’s a former co-worker or a it could be a neighbor. The thing about all of these people is that when you get together with them, regardless of how much…

Mountain Due?

Do you feel you’ve been working hard this year? Does it seem that deals today are requiring more attention to detail and even still, you’re keeping fingers crossed that they will make it successfully to the closing table? If you’ve got a mountain of work in front of you and you’re wondering if there might…

Could You Do More or Should You Do Less?

You’ve probably had this reaction before, right? You are out at a upscale restaurant and you order something that sounds delicious on the menu. You’re enjoying a glass of wine while you wait for your entree to arrive. Perhaps a bowl of soup or a house salad and a nosh on some bread whets your appetite…

I Can See Clearly Now?

Monday Morning Match is a quick post – maybe a quote, inspirational story or idea – intended to spark some motivation inside each of you so your week gets off to a fantastic start on Monday morning. As I just returned from vacation, I’m going to keep today’s post simple. I received a wonderful email…

What Realtors Can Learn from the First Day of Vacation

Monday Morning Match is a quick post – maybe a quote, inspirational story or idea – intended to spark some motivation inside each of you so your week gets off to a fantastic start on Monday morning. After a long day of travel from Columbus to Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, I realized that Realtors have…

Caution – Distractions Ahead

Welcome to the proverbial “Dog Days of Summer.” We surpassed the halfway point of the year over the holiday weekend and I am sure that many of you thoroughly enjoyed your Fourth of July celebrations with friends and family. Heck, some of you might have even pulled a few deals together between the parades and…