Uncategorized People size you up in seconds, but what exactly are they evaluating?   Harvard social psychologist Amy Cuddy In her new book, "Presence,"   says people quickly answer two questions when they first meet you: Can I trust this person? Can I respect this person?   She goes on to say that Trust is by far the most inportant. So many times in business today we put […]
Uncategorized Looking forward to this Event.  Inman Connect New York 2016 Schedule Speakers     Thursday, January 28 • 4:00pm – 4:30pm Failing Forward – Lessons Learned from Missed Opportunities     TweetShare Speakers Michael Fanning Senior Vice President, Client Services, Windermere Real Estate Michael Fanning is responsible for assisting with the growth of the Windermere brand. His responsibilities include expanding […]
Uncategorized Why should you take education classes outside your area? Why take Classes outside your market area? from Windermere Real Estate on Vimeo.
Uncategorized Are you reactive or proactive? Great Article form KCM Blog about being Proactive as a Real Estate agent.  Even Ducks Know the Importance of Prospecting by The KCM Crew on November 9, 2015 in KCM Updates     You can learn so much just by observing nature. A couple years ago, Steve was staying at a fabulous hotel in southern California. He and his wife […]
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Uncategorized In honor of a hero who was so humble. So my Mom got a call last week asking if she would sign off so my Uncle Ben could be honored with the Naming of American Legion Post#407 – "LTC George Franklin (Ben) Aiken American Legion Post #407" She asked why was there something she didn't know about my Uncle? We all knew he was very committed […]
Uncategorized Lets get back to what it is we do well, and do it better.  I recently read  a piece by RealScout CEO Andrew Flachner that stated "Zillow threatens Brokers with obsolesces."  I'm sorry but this is BS! We are not focused on what makes brokers worth their weight in gold at all. I'm sorry but providing listing data was big in 2000 but today it's about the experience and the […]
Uncategorized Windermere Owners know how to have fun. Every year we have our Windemrere Owners Retreat and each time we have to come up with something that will get everyone laughing. Well this year we decided to do our own version of Jimmy Fallon's Late Nite Show. Here are the videos of the lip sync off. Enjoy! Special thanks to Vikki Nakamura for […]
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Uncategorized It’s about relationships and fun at the end of the day. It's monday and I'm back from our annual Windermere Owners Retreat. This year it was in Maui at the Grand Wailea Hotel. We had amazing attendance and had Matthew Ferrara as our keynote, "what a great individual". If Maui, and Matthew wasn't enought we also had some amazing bonding experiences. When I look back on […]
Uncategorized Why! Why! Why! This was the question I found myself asking over and over as I laid in bed this morning and learned that my friend Kyle Warnick had died after being struck by a car as he walked his dog in the late afternoon on September 15. 2014. One thing people knew about Kyle was that he was […]
Uncategorized Lets not wait for him to hurt someone! Neighbors of Laurelhurst, Wedgewood, Bryant, and Windermere lets let the police know that it's time to deal with this guy. I saw him again yesterday  on 35th. This blog has numerious complaints,  He is highly unstable and erratic. He has threatened runners, walkers, and walks into businesses and goes off yelling about nothing. My son is […]
Uncategorized Windermere Real Estate Expanding its Brand to Colorado! Windermere Real Estate Expanding its Brand to Colorado  Eric Thompson, former president of The Group, Inc. will spearhead growth starting in Fort Collins  Seattle – OB Jacobi, second-generation leader and president of Seattle-based Windermere Real Estate has announced the company’s plans to expand the Windermere brand into Colorado, starting in Fort Collins. This growth will further […]
Uncategorized Apps I can’t live without. When you think about the power of a smart phone it is quite amazing. What this device can do for you. I'm going to share with you my top 10 apps that I use weekly.  1. Starbucks app. Coffee is key. Love this app. Become a gold card member. After that download the app. Now you […]
Uncategorized The Ugly “Me” Monster! "Hey enough about me, why don't you tell me what you like about me!"  Do you know someone like this. I refer to them as the Me Monster. The person that has such low confidence inside that they have to make sure you are aware of just how great they are. This type of person […]
Uncategorized Resources vs. Resourcefulness, what do you choose?   Have you ever wondered why there are people in this world that are given everything yet they still struggle to succeed? Then there are people who have huge life struggles, emotionally, physically, abuse, and yet they overcome it all and succeed and go beyond.  It boils down to some very basic ways in which they […]
Uncategorized If Success is what you seek, start with value! The questions asked over and over again such as. How do I achieve success? How can I be better? How can I reach my goals? All of these questions are great but if this is what you are looking to accomplish then you need to focus on something different! "Don't strive for success, strive for […]
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 […]
Uncategorized Check lists really work!   I recently read a great book called The Checklist Manifesto by Atul Gawande. It talks about the power of a check list and how using checklists allow us to stay on track and have far less mistakes. A quote from Atul. "The modern world has given us stupendous know-how. Yet avoidable failures continue to […]
Uncategorized The power of feelings, vulnerability and imperfection! Being an instructor where I often teach on the topic of  mind set and how our  life challenges can cause us to loose focus. I’m always amazed how open my class becomes when I make sure they are aware that I’m facing the same challenges and that I’m not there to judge but listen and […]
Living Working together you can achieve great things! This last Friday I embarked on a challenge that I wasn't sure I was ready for. It was a challange rather than a race called the Tough Mudder. 11 mile run thought 18 crazy obstacles.  I was running with 5 other team mates that I didn't  know very well with the exception of Jack Gettles. […]