Finding Your Inner Princess


Now that I have your attention, let me explain! Last month my wife and I took our three-year-old daughter to the Disney On-Ice show that came to our town (Tampa, Fla.). It wasn’t until the day of the event that Read more

One More Pushup!


  In an attempt to jumpstart the fitness routine I once followed, I decided to sign up for a three week boot camp. As we are now entering the third and final week I am wondering how am I possibly Read more

Why Didn't I Say That??


We’ve all been there before: You’re at an important meeting and asked a question that you just can’t seem to formulate the perfect answer to on the spot. But, 30 minutes later, on your way home as you replay Read more

How to Enter a Room


This is a humorous yet informative video on the appropriate etiquette when entering a room. Read more

Why I'm Headed to RETSO!


I am really looking forward to the RETSO (www.retso.com) conference coming up next week in Duluth, GA. I watched alot of what was happening at the conference last year via Twitter and Ustream and decided then and there, I Read more

Take Note!


  One of the most helpful pieces of advice I received several years ago that I continually advise my agents to do today is to recap, in writing, your conversations with clients, attorneys, title companies, appraisers, fellow agents – any Read more

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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]

Latest Blog post for the Young Professional’s Network

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Click here for my latest post for YPN (Young Professional’s Network).

Maggiano’s and Women’s Polos

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I love getting together with our Elite agents.

Yesterday I flew up to Atlanta and met with some of our Georgia Elite REO professionals over lunch at Maggiano’s in Buckhead. We discussed how business is going, what’s working, what’s not working, what to expect ahead and how to be ready to take advantage of the opportunities. The market may be grim but there are opportunities everywhere.

Although our niche is REO/BPO, we are a full service brokerage which allows our agents to be flexible in what they offer to their valued clients. One agent is working on a large USDA farm deal, while another is marketing to international investors from Russia. We spent a good deal of our time discussing how to incorporate social media with their individual marketing efforts….and that our Elite polos need to be marked MENS or WOMENS in order to save any future embarrassment (although Wesley, I think you rather enjoyed flexing in your Women’s polo for the patrons of Maggiano’s!)

Here is a grainy picture that I had taken from my iPhone after lunch:

I look forward to our next meeting!

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