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Just Dive In!

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My dad always says “Just dive in!” Well, I put on my swim shorts and am now writing my first blog. I know I’m technologically “light years” behind, especially for a real estate professional; but better late than never, right? I have been observing from the sidelines long enough and decided it was finally time to take the plunge. I actually got the “nudge” from reading numerous posts, tweets and videos from some amazing people I am following in the …

So you want to do BPOs?

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Many people dismiss BPOs (broker price opinions) considering it a waste of time that doesn’t pay very much. What if I told you there are agents out there making high five figure incomes doing just bpos! Many other agents balance their workload spending part of their time doing bpos which provides a predictable “bread and butter” income to offset the delay in commission income they will get working with buyers and sellers. If bpos are something you have been considering, …

What’s your “WHY”?

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Back in March I read a great blog post (http://bit.ly/jocQzI) from Realtor Chris Nichols in Utah ( @utahrepro ) who was at an event where the founder of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, was speaking. There is one statement that Mark said in response to being asked what advice and/or character traits a budding entrepreneur needs to possess. I think we all can benefit from his response as it applies to anything we chose to do:“You have to have passion for what …

Bruce Lee on Real Estate

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I was at a Realtor event yesterday where an attorney panelist was asked by an agent in the audience: “What is your outlook of the economy? When do you think we will recover?” The attorney replied, “We are looking at least another 5 years and I believe another 30% reduction in home values before things turn around” (for the state of Florida on a macro level). All of sudden I heard gasps and looks of surprise from across the entire …

See you in Orlando next week?

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Coming to Real Estate BarCamp Orlando and The Florida Realtor’s Convention next week at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort? If so, I’d love to connect. This will be my first barcamp experience and I’m really looking forward to it. See you there![youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qnKQ61JlKNA&feature=player_profilepage]

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