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Five Things to Avoid in Your Listings

1. “By appointment only.” By far, one of the most common reasons a listing does not get shown is because there is a “by appointment only” requirement for the listing. While I understand that many sellers have good reasons why they want it, a seller needs to put these wants aside and do everything they […]

The Top 3 Self-Imposed Business Pressures

And how they can keep you from taking the action you need! I work with different clients with different personalities every day. Although there are sometimes personal challenges that cause them to lose their mojo, what I find more often is that agents get paralyzed by themselves. They get in their own heads and so […]

Bad Photos Don’t Cut It!

Recently I was asked by a client of mine to help her figure out why her listing wasn’t selling.  Of course, the first thing I did was go onto the MLS and look at her listing and then compare her listing with all of the competition. It is not usual to see so many terrible […]

The Power of Timing

When do you list a property? Timing is everything!

In the past month I have heard agents talking about what they believe is the best tine to put upcoming listings on the market. Each of them has their own unique ideas of why waiting or listing right away is more beneficial. What surprises me, however, is that these are closely held beliefs that don’t […]

Pop-Up Brokerages

This past year I have seen some interesting changes and trends in the real estate industry. One is a rise in what I call pop-up brokerages. I define these as a real estate brokerage that has decided to open multiple locations in an entirely new market area in a very short period of time. Many […]

Don’t Just Connect…POWER CONNECT!

Real estate is an industry that has seen many ups and downs over the years. It has also seen monumental changes in the day-to-day operations and processes due to technology and the creation of online real estate search sites. Over the past two and half decades I have watched the industry go through monumental changes. […]

SURRENDER… and Win!

A client of mine came to me two years ago who was overwhelmed with where she was at in her business. She felt that she had hit her peak and would never again get back to where she had been years earlier. She had given up, was tired, and had lost her mojo. She even […]

The Danger of Waiting

What are you waiting for? TIME your greatest gift or the worst enemy you have in your business. Time is the ONLY thing we cannot buy more of.  We treasure it, we long for more of it, we waste it and we battle it.  The older we get the more aware we are of how […]

Are You Riding the Wave or Treading in the Trough?

Ahhh…summer! On the one hand, I love summer. Warm days and nights. Time out by the water. My dogs frolicking with abandon. But I am always wary of summer because of what comes next. Once agents put away their swimsuits and flip flops panic mode sets in because they have been tending to their suntans […]

The 7 Factors That Will Signal a Market Change

Recently I have noticed that more and more local, Puget Sound area agents are contacting me wondering if our market is correcting. When asked why, they say they are listening to the news and media, other agents, and even their clients talking about the next bubble or crash. For any agents who have been selling […]

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