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Going beyond the plethora of listings to discover what is keeping realtors from sustainable sales success.
RECENT BLOG POSTS
During our monthly Kingman Golden Valley Association of Realtors (KGVAR) Breakfast Breakout informal learning session, we discussed several of the NAR critical dangers to Realtors from the D.A.N.G.E.R. Report published in 2015. What was interesting is many of these perceived threats to real estat...
06/12/2020
Even though I have only been the real estate industry for a short time (3 years), I have developed customer loyalty with many of past clients. For example, as I was waiting for my husband at Home Depot, my phone rang. Caller ID showed it to be a client who had just purchased a home in late 2019. ...
06/10/2020
Many of us, especially we who are a little older, may remember the lyrics to this song "Mama Said There Be Days Like This" by the Shirelles. Well these last few days I can totally relate to many of the words within this song. In any sales profession, there are great days, good days, fair days, no...
06/05/2020
Today is the last day in May of 2020. A lot has happened in our real estate world not to mention each state, our country, and the world. Much of these happenings statewide to worldwide will impact the real estate industry. NAR from my understanding suggests a 10-20% loss of current Realtors in 20...
05/31/2020
With all the talk about a "new normal" how to pivot in these turbulent times of uncertainty, those savvy small business owners and yes that means you as a realtor or real estate agent have already returned to their strategic plans. They are researching, analyzing, and making the necessary course ...
05/29/2020
Funny things about real estate licenses as well as mortgage broker and NLMS licenses, embracing these licenses have far greater importance than many realize. Here in AZ, our real estate offer to purchase becomes a legal contract upon acceptance. Within this contract are specific requirements for ...
05/27/2020
“So what’s it worth?”  How often have we heard this question? Sometimes the backdoor question is “Knowing the market as you do, what do you think the property is worth?  The worth of property many times resides in the eyes of the appraiser or lender. The value of property resides within the eyes ...
05/26/2020
Earlier this past week I had a conversation with Anna Banana Kruchten Arizona's Top Banana! We discussed expectations of and frustrations with the real estate industry and real estate agents. By the way if you haven't personally spoken with Anna, it would be worth your while to invest the time to...
05/24/2020
Did you know an earth driller requires an average of 704 hours of instruction while a cosmetologist requires an average of a 372 hours? Yet the real estate education requirements with the real estate industry to become licensed real estate agents average only 70 hours with one state only requirin...
05/21/2020
Funny thing on the way to the forum, Zoom that is, I learned of the 20 participants on the video call/chat, had either heard, but never read the D.A.N.G.E.R. Report or had never even heard of this real estate industry comprehensive survey published in 2015. I sat back in total, unbelievable amaze...
05/18/2020
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