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You have to be Kidding!

You have to be Kidding!

I taught a class yesterday on Ethics and several of the agents in the class shared a new trend that seems to be happening.  The trend certainly points to low ethical standards if not outright misrepresentation. It seems agents are ‘virtual staging’ houses.  That is...
What is the role of education in your business?

What is the role of education in your business?

How skilled are you as a real estate agent? Do you take all your Continuing Education classes online?  Do you go to live classes?  What is your goal in taking the classes?  Is it just to get the 30 hour requirement out of your hair?  Or is it to learn something? Would...
Do Something!

Do Something!

Once again I heard an agent complain about the lack of integrity and professionalism in the real estate industry and ‘why doesn’t the DOL (Dept of Licensing) do something about it?”. So I asked my usual question, “Did you file a complaint with the DOL?”.  Well, of...
HORROR STORY OF THE WEEK!!

HORROR STORY OF THE WEEK!!

Appraisal came in low.  Listing agent protested.  Loan officer asked for the comps the agent had that justified the purchase price.  Listing agent said, ‘I don’t have any’. Loan officer tried again.  ‘Do you have your CMA from when you listed the property?’  ‘I don’t...
Goodbye 2017  ~  Hello 2018

Goodbye 2017  ~  Hello 2018

As we come to the year end we pause for a moment to look back on an amazing year. We have been privileged to meet so many agents who are focused on providing their clients top service along with up to the minute knowledge.  They keep us challenged to stay on our toes...
ABOUT LIABILITY

ABOUT LIABILITY

I have been handing out a form in recent classes.  My goal is to get some ideas of what real estate agents want in  topics for new classes.  Some of the questions ask about how long the student has been licensed and if they have a Managing Broker’s license and if not,...