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Business today Success starts with you! As an instructor for our Windermere Ninja Installation I’ve come to learn that everyone can have success. It does not matter your upbringing, your education, your income or lack thereof. I have heard amazing stories from all walks of life. Hardships, life struggles, yet these individuals find a way to dig deep and become what […]
Business today In the box or out of the box? In our world of business and life we have a big decision to make. Are we in our box or out of it? This is the premise to the book I just finished called. Leadership and Self-Deception: Getting out of the Box As we engage with other individuals we can be perceived in two different […]
Business today Leaders all have something in common! So if you’re a college football fan then you most likely have heard of Nick Saban. He is the head coach for the Alabama Crimson Tide. He has been said to be one of the most powerful head coaches in college football today, and his record stands for itself. My reason for talking about him […]
Interesting stuff Life can throw you a curve ball but you can still hit it out of the park. Mr. Jimmy Dunlap the original Ninja. On my visit to Ft. Collins Colorado to get re-energized by Larry, Don, and Shoes. I was very lucky to have an opportunity to meet Jimmy D. Jimmy was the original ninja, Larry based many of the processes in the Installation off of the success that Jimmy had with […]
Business today Showing up on time and being consistent are the keys to success in everything you do! I am re-reading a book called the Slight Edge by Jeff Olson. Great book. In his book he maps out the 7 Slight Edge principals. I'm just talking about the first two. The first two seem so evident and simple but I'm amazed at how many people apparently don't get this. BTW I'm not immune […]
Education What list do you play in your head? A Recent post form Seth Godin talked about us all having a list and that list becomes what we tend to focus on whenever we need to make a decisions. Here were his examples. "I don't have a manager, I need to pay off student debt, my boss never lets me, I'm really busy because […]
Business today Are you one of the 78 Million Boomers?   America’s 78 million Baby Boomers comprise the largest chunk of the nation’s population and carry most of its wealth. Most have paid off their homes and want to age in place. Baby Boomers also have longer life expectancies than previous generations. In fact, according to the American Medical Association, those individuals who make it […]
Business today Fun ice breakers at our Windermere RMS class with @nik_nik Well the last few days was awesome. Windermere’s 40th Anniversary Symposium was heald at the Seattle Sheraton. There many great classes to chose from. I have to say however that there was one class that really shined. This class had really great agents attending and one particular instructor that started one of the mornings off […]
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Business today Relationship, Marketing, Specialist. Well Jan 25th to the 26th at the Windermere annual Symposium agents will be able to take a two day course that will teach you how to become a Relationship Marketing Specialist in this new world of digital. Topics will cover 1. What has changed 2. Leveraging Social Marketing for Real Estate 3. What is […]
Interesting stuff Thank you to all the Veterans out there today. Well today is a day to give thanks for all those who served our country. They allowed us to have what we have today. The freedom to achieve and be the best we can be. In my family, my Father (Harry Fanning) is a Vet, served in Vietnam on the USS Ranger. My uncle (Ben […]
Business today Let me tell you what they didn’t print. Let me tell you what didn’t get printed. I also said that Just having a great website isn’t enough in today’s world. Windermere understands that you have to compete on all levels which is why we are launching some new amazing tools and options for our customers with a new site. Great new […]
Business today Let me tell you what they didn't print. Let me tell you what didn’t get printed. I also said that Just having a great website isn’t enough in today’s world. Windermere understands that you have to compete on all levels which is why we are launching some new amazing tools and options for our customers with a new site. Great new […]
Business today Social Media does not generate business, relationships generate business! Yep you heard that correctly! I just attended an amazing Windermere Installation taught by Larry Kendall from the Group out of Fort Collins Colorado.  The entire premise of the Ninja program is based around being in the FLOW, and understanding that Real Estate is a CAREER! I’m always amazed when I talk to groups of Realtors and […]
Interesting stuff Windermere Community Services Day is about building better communities. Just to give you an idea what 200 Windermere Realtors can do, take a look at at this video from last years community services day in Spokane at the Ronald McDonald  house. We really are all about building better communities. Our work is not about houses. It’s about people. We’re in the business of selling houses. But […]
Business today Stop and think before you post a listing to your facebook personal page! Photo courtesy of So I know there are some of you out there that will read this and then keep posting your listings to facebook and that’s just too bad but hey, how does the saying go? “You can lead a horse to water but you can’t make  him think!” or something like that. I recently […]
Business today Keeping up with Mobile computing in Real Estate. I sat through a great presentation by  Matt Dollinger. His presentation was all about “The Future of Computing in Real Estate?”  He gives you some great ideas as it pertains to mobile computing and connecting PC and Macs to mobile devices such as I pads and smart phones. If you have some time I strongly recommend you […]
Interesting stuff 2011 25th Annual Windermere Cup May 7th. Well it is that time of year again but this year it is special. 25 years ago John Jacobi was wanting to get more involved in the local community. He new of this race put on by the UW and wanted to know if it was sponsored. Hear what John had to say about it. […]
Business today A blog vs a website! As  Windermere solutions gets ready to launch their new tools set there will be lots of discussion on the topic of blog vs website. 8 years ago a website was a good idea. Today that has shifted especially when it comes to having a website that lives in the world of Real Estate. Today we are seeing a […]
Business today How being on the Web is drastically changing! Graph Sources: Cisco estimates based on CAIDA publications, Andrew Odlyzko “You wake up and check your email on your bedside iPad — that’s one app. During breakfast you browse Facebook, Twitter, and The New York Times — three more apps. On the way to the office, you listen to a podcast on your smartphone. Another app. At […]
Interesting stuff Where to go to get educated on Social Media! Image by Stephen Poff Are you overwhelmed today? Not sure if you should be using Twitter, or Facebook, what about linkedin? Do I talk about business or personal stuff? What is too much information and what is not enough? I get asked these questions all the time, so I thought I would just give you some […]