I love the word ‘experiment’ for so many reasons, but especially when it comes to life and business. Setting goals and action plans always feel so stressful and charged. What if they don’t work? How do you know at the beginning if you’ve chosen the right one? If you don’t get the desired result whose…

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I used to dread calling Buyers agents after an offer review when they didn’t get the house. It’s never fun to deliver bad news, but I’ve found that if you lean in, there can be some great bonding moments that happen. Because at some point, we are all Buyer’s agents. For that specific property I…

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I’m always amazed at how life plays out. Does anyone else have powerful lessons show up in the most unexpected ways? One of our epic Covid quarantine ideas was to plan a trip to Pinehurst, NC with some friends. Pinehurst is the Disneyland of golf, complete with the hedges that spell out the name –…

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It’s offer review day and you just submitted an offer for your buyers. Que Jeapordy music. The moment you hit send on the email and confirm receipt with the listing agent time seems to slow down as you wait for a response. At first the hope is that your clients get the house, but as…

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We talk a lot about motivation – the inner drive to succeed. In theory, if you are motivated enough, motivation is all you need to achieve a goal. It sounds petty simple, but somewhere along the way motivation stops being enough. And that’s where things get sticky. My guess is that you set some sort…

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I hope that you are crazy busy right now selling more homes than you ever have before. But on the off chance you’re not, this one’s for you. If you are like me, you track the market every day and are connected with lots of agents on social media. Some because you are friends, and…

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Work – Life balance always feels like a topic worth revisiting this time of year. If you are buyer heavy right now, chances are things are a little nutty in your world. Sellers take a lot of prep time, but it’s time that can be pre scheduled and somewhat controlled. With buyers you are at…

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You are a great agent. You have a listing process, that you know makes a difference for your clients. You know that even though it’s a Seller’s market, properly prepared houses will get better offers and sell for more. So why are your clients terrified to work with you? Okay, that might be a little…

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Valentines Day is Sunday so this weeks post is all about “loving on your clients” as the great Terri Johnson would say. All good relationships start with communication. It’s free, it makes a huge impact, and it’s often the one thing we forget to do. Or don’t do enough of. We get so busy working…

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The question has been coming lately – how much do you tell buyers in the first meeting about the state of the market? In today’s world of multiple offers, escalation clauses and waived contingencies, it’s a lot to absorb for any buyer, especially a first time buyer. There is the concern that you might scare…

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