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Business Strategies

Sometimes It’s Good To End Up In The Weeds

“Change the way you look at things, and the things you look at change.”Wayne Dyer Growth requires change. If you are going to sell more homes, you will need different systems than you currently have. In a perfect world you would set a goal, implement the systems to support it and then be off and…

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Sometimes It’s Scary to Stand Your Ground

I taught a class on Whidbey Island yesterday – hence the picture above. I came across Deception Pass as the sun was setting, and it was so beautiful, I had to stop for a few moments to enjoy it. Inevitably the question of commissions came up. I’m all for everyone being able to charge whatever…

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The Things They Don’t Say

I’m always amazed when a client starts a conversation with “I don’t want to bug you, but I had a question about …” If they are worried about asking questions because they don’t want to bother us, what is it that they aren’t asking? What are their concerns and pain points that they feel silly…

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Which Metrics Matter?

Last week we talked about your clients definition of success. This week it seems only fitting that we look at YOUR definition. The beauty of real estate is that you can create a business that fits with, and supports your life. The trick, though, is holding on to what you decided is the right goal…

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Is Your Definition of Success The Same As Your Clients?

And other lessons learned while being snowed in… Today was Ryan’s fourth day without school this week. Tomorrow stars mid winter break, so he’s pretty much never going back to school. The first few days were great. We took the boys to the gym each day where they spent about 4 hours playing basketball and…

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What If The Contingency Plan IS The Plan

You’ve heard it before…Life is what happens when you are busy making other plans Rarely does a week go the way I thought it would. Each Monday I diligently map out my schedule, and then a client wants to list their house and we need to schedule the cleaner / stager / etc, a buyer…

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The Dirty Little Secret of Not Showing Up

Real estate is a contact sport. But you knew that already. The tricky part is that sometimes showing up isn’t convenient, or it’s outside of our comfort zone. So we skip the meeting, or making our phone calls – just this once. We’ll get to it later. And then we realize that the world didn’t…

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How You Start Determines How You Finish

Whew! Last week was a tough one. I went down with a cold, which is why last Friday’s post is now a Monday post. It works great for today’s topic, though. The Marketing + Systems = Success mentorship group is shaping up to be on of our most dynamic groups yet. (We start on the…

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3 Days Left For Mentorship Bonuses!

Welcome to the first Friday of 2019! Here’s to making every day count, and paving the way to an awesome year. When I opened the doors to the Marketing + Systems = Success mentorship group in December, I wasn’t sure how it would go. It was right before Christmas, and my thought was people would…

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