Viewing by month: December 2009
We are fast approaching the end of another year, and for many of us it’s a time for reflection, to take stock and decide what we’re going to do differently in the coming year. In the world of real estate, this last year has certainly been an interesting one as I am sure most real estate agents will tell you. For many of us realtors, 2009 was a time to reassess how we...Read complete post
For many of us the festive season has begun. According to David Jones it began back in September I believe, but the rest of us have finally caught up. When it comes to real estate, Christmas is an interesting time, and by all accounts this year it looks like a very busy time for the property market. It seems that many do consider a new home for the new year and our Century 21 real estate agents are still as busy as ever...Read complete post
We all know that I have blogged on occasion about the thoughts people have about real estate agents. Which makes a lot of sense really when you consider that I not only work for a real estate group, but that this blog is about real estate. One thing I haven’t touched on is the dilemma we real estate agents often face in regards to how aggressive you need to be in the sales...Read complete post
There are a few situations in life that most of us agree are pretty stressful, and moving house is one of them. As a real estate agent, it’s our job to assist people with what can be such a difficult and emotional time and try to make the process a little bit easier. If you have pets, moving house can be even more stressful and the wellbeing of your furry (or feathered or scaled) friend...Read complete post
For most of us, being deceived by someone isn’t a positive thing. Unless we’re talking about Santa, the Tooth Fairy etc, because of course that kind of trickery doesn’t count. What I’m talking about is deception when it comes to business, and although this may sound like a bad thing, sometimes it’s not.
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There’s a little saying that pops up on our internal system sporadically and it’s “there is little, if any, traffic on the extra mile.” I think that’s very true. Most people appear to be quite content with status quo, and not many strive to raise the bar for themselves once they have hit a comfortable plateau.
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I think I’ve said before that when you work in real estate, you encounter similar situations and questions often. Don’t get me wrong, at Century 21, as I imagine it would be for any real estate agent, every day is different, but there are aspects that crop up time and time again. In regards to the questions a realtor is often asked, one of the most common I have to admit I think is...Read complete post
There’s an old chestnut that people like to throw at each other when it comes to discussions about work – namely “are you working to live, or living to work?” Now, if you really, really love your job like a lot of the Century 21 real estate agents, living to work may actually be the answer and that’s not a bad thing. I think a better question is are...Read complete post
Ah well since I’m on a bit of a roll with this whole advice to agents in a tough market theme, I thought I’d wrap it up with part 3 today. I am sure you have been itching to get to my blog every morning as a result, so here are the goods I know you’ve been waiting for.
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Yesterday I touched on the mindset real estate agents need to maintain success through tough times. As I mentioned, realtors tend to be the type of people who are committed and passionate anyway, but these qualities are even more important when the market isn’t exactly your friend. As well as a positive attitude and making sure you stay on top of your pipeline,...Read complete post
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