The 4th quarter is the new 1st quarter when it comes to mapping out goals and creating a plan. As we roll into conference / goal setting season I wanted to share a phrase that has made a huge difference. If you are like a lot of people (me included) these events can be inspiring…

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I’ve been guilty of this lately. My normal MO is to decide I want something, and then take action. In many cases, the creating is half the fun. It’s always interesting to see the magical way things come together. But lately I’ve been putting off taking action while I wait to see what the market…

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Let’s be honest, if we wanted to answer to someone on a regular basis and constantly be told what to do, we wouldn’t be in real estate. Regular accountability – someone telling us what to do and consequences for when we don’t. Who wants that? It’s the blessing and the curse of running your own…

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Even with a referral based business, potential clients interview multiple agents about 50% of the time. I recently competed for a listing and then for a buyer. In both cases it was interesting to notice my thoughts and emotions as I went through the process. Usually competing doesn’t phase me, but I found doubt starting…

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In keeping with last week’s – lessons learned from our remodel – today’s topic is decision making. (We are almost there!) More importantly YOUR decision making process, identifying it, owning it and trusting it. Picking paint and carpet before listing a property is easy. Putting together paint, counter tops, a back splash, cabinet pulls, faucets,…

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I posted this picture a few weeks ago before embarking on a kitchen remodel, and the comments amazed me. Many asked why we were changing something that already looked pretty good. I have to admit second guessing myself a bit as well. Once the clutter was cleared off the counter, it didn’t look that bad.…

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We’ve been in Cooperstown, New York for the last week while Ryan played a baseball tournament. We watched baseball, visited the Hall of Fame and checked out the beautiful countryside and small towns. The week has been filled with so many memories, one of which was Ryan hitting his first over the fence home run…

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“Choice is the greatest power in the Universe, and it’s all yours.”John Patrick Hickey Can you believe it’s August already? When I wrote about deciding what to press pause on this summer I hadn’t intended it to be the blog. Blame it on Mercury Retrograde, the baseball schedule, or who knows that else, but it’s…

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Today is the first official day of summer, and Ryan’s first day of vacation. Things feel different already. During the school year everything is pretty regimented. The schedule is dictated by external factors such as work, school, homework, sports, etc. Getting anything done is about “fitting it in” or “making it happen”. On the one…

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