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Business today It’s all about referrals. Yes this business is all about referrals. Jimmy Dunlap the original Ninja, a Real Estate agent with the Group in Ft. Collins CO, says that if you want to just do one thing to amp up your business it is making sure you focus on the individuals that send you referrals.  If you look at the math […]
Business today Are you a Victim or a Player?   I don't know about you but I'm not one to want to hang out with the type of individual who blames everything that happens to them on everyone else. Sure we all know someone like this don't we? They tend to see the negative in most everything, they always have something going wrong in […]
Business today Real Estate as a Career. There are 3 serious questions you need to ask yourself. 1. Am I committed to having Real Estate be my career? 2. Do I believe in the company I work for? 3. Do I believe in myself?   I read a recent blog form 1000watt and there was one part of the post that stuck […]
Business today Real Estate as a Career. There are 3 serious questions you need to ask yourself. 1. Am I committed to having Real Estate be my career? 2. Do I believe in the company I work for? 3. Do I believe in myself? I read a recent blog form 1000watt and there was one part of the post that stuck with […]
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 […]
customer services Building relationships haven't changed much! Recently I read a post on Seth Godin’s blog that really hit home for me as I’m out trying to teach how to be social in today’s new world of micro interactions. Below is a quote to his blog, click on it to read the full post. “It’s still people. We still have one and […]
customer services Building relationships haven’t changed much!     Recently I read a post on Seth Godin’s blog that really hit home for me as I’m out trying to teach how to be social in today’s new world of micro interactions. Below is a quote to his blog, click on it to read the full post. “It’s still people. We still have […]
Business today Real Estate, Relationships, and the Digital Age. When I was first introduced to the world of real estate in 1995, less than two percent of real estate agents used computers. It was a world based primarily on interruptive marketing to a farm of unknown individuals. Today, relationship marketing is still very much alive, but now consumers have access to an infinite amount […]
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Business today People tend to work with people they Know, Like, and Trust. This whole idea of relationships is pretty easy if you stop and think about the people in your own world that you tend to do business with. Ask yourself a few questions then apply it to how you conduct your business. 1. Do you tend to work with others that only reach out to you […]
Business today What is "Fabled Services"? The last few days I’ve been teaching for Windermere in a class called Ninja Installation! The class is about life and business and the concept of, the more you give the more you receive. It also is about mastery and being extra ordinary, going above and beyond and getting people to say WOW!. By doing […]
Business today What is “Fabled Services”? The last few days I’ve been teaching for Windermere in a class called Ninja Installation! The class is about life and business and the concept of, the more you give the more you receive. It also is about mastery and being extra ordinary, going above and beyond and getting people to say WOW!. By doing […]
Business today Tools to help the Real Estate agents. So Today at the Windermere’s 40th anniversary symposium we unveiled a new Ipad application called Touch CMA. This program is very robust and I thought I would just show you some of the screen shots of its functionality. Cover page of your CMA Map of comps around your home that has been GEO located. Draw […]
Business today Excellence vs mediocre, your decision. I recently watch a video from the Inman confernece in New York where Chris Smith was interviewing Phil Libin the CEO of evernote. There were two things he said that really stuck out to me. The first was that there are some amazing sites out there for searching real estate, however he did not mention […]
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 […]
Business today The fabric of the Windermere culture. Being out in the field I’m often asked what is it about Windermere that has kept me here for 14 years. There are many reasons but below is a quote form a colleague and friend of mine at Windermere, Pat Grimm. This  was written on the bottom of his owner’s meeting agenda for next week. […]
Business today The person in the room with the most information wins. A recent stat I saw a few days ago stated that 73% of Realtors make most of their income from non real estate work. Scary! What if you walked into a coffee shop and the person making your latte was your doctor? I don’t know about you, but that would not instill very much confidence […]
Business today Blogging does matter. As Windermere gets ready to launch their new agent.com websites that are based on a wordpress platform it will be a huge opportunity for many of you to think about having a blog. I for one truly believe in blogging. That said there will be many of you that may not think that blogging adds […]
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 To what extent do you go to offer great customer services? When your a real estate professional sometimes your services doesn’t just extend to your customers but what about the customers on the other side? Recently I sold my home and my home uses oil for heating. The tank for this home is underground and as some of you may or may not know at some point […]