Category Archives: Professionalism

Don’t Be A Cookie Thief!

There’s a great little book called “The Cookie Thief” by Kirk Weisler, and his story hits a little too close to home for me. I say that jokingly, of course I am not a cookie thief… or am I? Kirk’s … Continue reading

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2011 NAR Strategic Planning Committee Focus Group Reports

To help with the 2011 NAR Strategic Plan, focus groups were conducted with both REALTORS® and with consumers. The focus groups were conducted in Jacksonville, FL; Chicago, IL; Salt Lake City, UT; Memphis, TN; and Pittsburgh, PA. The groups were … Continue reading

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2011 REALTOR Good Neighbor Award Winners

Last night at the NAR Annual Conference General Session we had the opportunity to meet 5 amazing individuals who have gone above and beyond to make the world around them a better place. The 2011 Good Neighbor Awards winners are: LeRoy … Continue reading

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Radically Practical Meets Practically Radical

Some of the most enjoyable sessions I attend at NAR Annual Conference are the EES or Entrepreneurial Excellence Sessions. This year has been no exception as we had the opportunity to listen to William Taylor, the co-founder of the cutting edge … Continue reading

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Data or Service… What’s Your Value?

I had a very interesting experience this week with a referral opportunity that left me scratching my head.It has shown me once again that many real estate agents have mistakenly placed their value proposition with the data and not with … Continue reading

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Do You Know Who You’re Working With?

I have a friend, no this isn’t one of those things where the friend is actually me… I have been friends with this person for more than 17 years. We have worked together at 3 different companies prior to my … Continue reading

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Peer to Peer Professionalism in Real Estate

This morning I really got thinking on this issue of peer to peer professionalism in real estate when I saw this interesting tweet from my friend Michael McClure – Michael has been conducting a survey on professionalism the last few … Continue reading

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Justifying Designations or Products With Meaningless Statistics

Which Came First? The Chicken or The Egg? I got an e-mail today which raised an interesting question for me, and of course I want to throw it out to you! The e-mail was for a product to make REALTORS® … Continue reading

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A Home Buyer Shares Their Regrets

About a week ago I had a young couple looking to buy their very first home come interview me. I was quite impressed they were actually doing an in depth interview to find the right agent to represent them in … Continue reading

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That’s a Waste of My Time…

I attend and/or teach at many Social Media events all across the nation. If I were to pick a common theme or element that seems to continually pop up at these events, it would have to be the naysayers who … Continue reading

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