News, statistics, and observations about the residential real estate market in Las Vegas and Henderson, and my experiences and thoughts about being a REALTOR®.
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In The Millionaire Real Estate Agent, Gary Keller writes "Above all else, we've discovered that one thing high achievers have in common is they are working for a Big Why. The Big Why is about having a purpose, a mission, or a need, that in turn gives you focus." The Big Why is something that I've...
Helping someone find a home is about so much more than just the property itself. What are the schools like? Is there much crime? Where is the nearest ...? For relos it may be 'how does this area compare to where I currently live?' or 'what are the taxes like?' As professionals, and neighborhood o...
New to the business and not sure where to start? Or maybe you've been around for a few years but still haven't found a system that works for you? Take a look at the Camp 4:4:3 training from Keller Williams. It's not just for KW agents; at my market center it was open to anyone who was interested....
Feeling a little tired with the same old Just Listed/Just Sold/Market Stats marketing pieces? One creative way to break out of that rut is to write from a different perspective. Here's a farming letter that is successful for me, 'written' by my dog, Sundance.========== John helped me find a home ...
MSN Real Estate has an interesting article today ( http://snipurl.com/vo3o ) comparing preferred home features by generation. Baby Boomers and Generation X prefer state-of-the-art kitchens, large walk-in closets, whirlpool baths and fireplaces. Generation Y (born 1978 or later) leans more towards...
In early 2004, with only about 2500 resale homes on the market, many Las Vegas homebuilders didn't offer any co-op to agents. They had waiting lists of hundreds, and some hopeful buyers would actually 'camp out' near the sales trailer waiting for the next release. Today with over 16,000 resale ho...
I can already hear the gasps from other Rainers. 'What?? You have the audacity to come on ActiveRain and publicly disparage the very industry that brought us here?' So let me explain ... I love the activities of residential real estate -- helping a seller put their best house forward, analyzing t...
From the U.S. Copyright Office FAQ ( http://www.copyright.gov/help/faq/ ): Can I copyright my website?The original authorship appearing on a website may be protected by copyright. This includes writings, artwork, photographs, and other forms of authorship protected by copyright.========== It's im...
For the first entry in my ActiveRain blog, I thought I'd start with a little personal background to give my online presence some dimension. While it's our skill and professionalism as REALTORS® that keeps our clients, often it's some other point of commonality that initially draws them to us. So ...