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“House has spark” – burni...

Nov 16, 201128 Comments630 Views

The year is starting a march toward its natural ending, friends…and it seems a few real estate careers may be also. This week I found some real head-scratchers in local real estate ads and the MLS.  However, I get submissions from


What makes a top producer in real estate?

Jun 21, 201140 Comments2929 Views

What makes a top producer? Stop and think for a few minutes about who the top producers are in your market? Ok, now think about what they doing that has allowed them to continue to consistently produce

“New bd pans inc” – Makin...

May 17, 2011No Comments391 Views

I have two things to say this week: 1. When you drink, you can’t think. 2. When you drink you can’t- … uh, what was I saying? Oh, yes – the MLS.  It was so full of bloopers this

NAR raises dues, will membership numbers re...

Mar 21, 201135 Comments1155 Views

NAR raises dues… yawn Oh sure.  Lots of agents will complain and bemoan having to pay more.  But I doubt NAR will lose any members (due to the dues increase) they weren’t going to lose anyway.  There

Hiring a real estate photographer who is a ...

Feb 28, 20119 Comments745 Views

We have an ongoing series here highlighting quality real estate photographers and today while narrowing down our next featured photographer, I came across a number who were also (if you read the fine print) licensed Realtors. We’ve

Apply for Mortgage, Get Telemarketed!

Feb 08, 201114 Comments427 Views

Did you know that everytime you pull a credit report for a mortgage, that individual could receive many unsolicited calls from other lenders that very evening? These unsolicited calls could lead to a potential loss in business

Lenders, Liars and Losers – Observati...

Jan 28, 201127 Comments529 Views

I don’t know about you, but I am on the verge of a breakdown. Why? Because I am so frustrated with the lending institutions that I have developed a drool, a twitch, and a wicked rash. I

What the future of real estate brokerage wi...

Jan 20, 201128 Comments2653 Views

The AG Flash Poll prompts this response.  Will the future have more “independent brokerages”?  Yes!  But that isn’t the whole story.  I believe what has happened in the Greater Phoenix Area over the past 30 years is

“Toke All Offers” – And O...

Jan 14, 20119 Comments758 Views

There’s a party going on, and somehow – thanks to the MLS – we all got invited. Call me mellow yellow, but is there a strange skunk-like smell in the room?  Be careful reading this – you

Don’t hate me because I’m a real estate...

Jan 02, 201153 Comments2142 Views

Last month I spent a day at a seminar for real estate agents. The hotel I stayed in was packed with other real estate agents all attending the same event and following dinner, I went to sit

Caught With Your Pants Down? (MLS Bloopers)

Nov 19, 201029 Comments1207 Views

Well, friends, it was a rough week in real estate advertising and MLS listings.  Pants were dropped, illegal substances were aplenty, and bodily functions needed attention.  There’s no time like the present to fess up if any

“Gas not corrected” and other MLS stink...

Nov 05, 201026 Comments2729 Views

This week’s MLS and real estate ads had a distinct odor, friends. From gas to dryrot, it seems homes are becoming offensive. Moral of this blog: You can’t sell it if you can smell it! Something’s Rotten