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 But Beware the Agent Who Has Already Mentally Retired  Key Points Whose advice do you take? A new parent or a parent of five? Book smart or street smart? Should you go with the new agent or the seasoned agent?  Everyone starts out as a new agent. You have to start somewhere. I had an advantage w...
01/05/2018
 Advice to Consider Before Becoming an Agent Key Points Agents survive as listing agents, not buyer's agents A listing is a vehicle for an agent to get more business Most of the marketing an agent does isn't to sell the home, but to get more homes to list Price eventually sells everything. The ro...
01/04/2018
 I Want to Know the Good, the Bad and the Ugly  Key Points A few people might like living next to a cemetery but many are scared of cemeteries There's a bright side to everything but you also want to be aware of the dark side If everything you say is positive, I don't think I can really trust you...
12/31/2017
 Prepaid State Taxes Most Likely not Deductible in 2017 Key Points IRS Came Out with Guidelines Property Taxes Need to Have Been Assessed Before They Can be Deductible Very Few Municipalities Have Assessed Property Taxes for 2018 Very Few People Will be Able to Prepay and Deduct Their 2018 Taxes ...
12/28/2017
 Another indicator of a Bitcoin Bubble  Key Points Changing a name quadruples the stock price "Blockchain" is the new ".com"  I wrote a few weeks ago that I thought Bitcoin was a bubble about to burst.Like most bubbles, they can go on a lot longer than anyone can imagine.I thought $11,000 was cra...
12/21/2017
 My Super Duper TV Deal!  Key Points A discount on top of a discount made even better with a discount affinity card  TV technology is amazing and so cheap  I am not a big TV guy.  I have been very slow to upgrade to the new TV technology.  I just don't watch that much TV.   The 42 inch flat scree...
12/01/2017
 Unchained Pens at My Bank. Hallelujah!  Key Points I can actually write clearly  They might actually trust me not to walk away with a stinkin' pen  I've always wondered why banks chain their pens to the counters.  It always messes up my writing and my signatures. Does it really cost them so much...
11/30/2017
 Bitcoin Is a Bubble That Is Ready to Burst  Key Points Bitcoin is a classic bubble. Don't get sucked into the frenzy  Have you heard about Bitcoin?  If not, you might want to read up on it for a little background. Here's the Wikipedia link.Some think it's the currency of the future.  There will ...
11/30/2017
 Zillow profiles let the public know you are still in business  Key Points If people believe Zestimates, they're going to believe the stats Zillow has for agents If you had sales, make sure they show up on your Zillow profile  I've seen agents in my market area blog everyday and present themselve...
10/11/2017
 Augmented Reality with HomeSnap app  Key PointsSee the superimposed property lines as you walk around with your iPhone camera This is just too neat.  Hopefully, they will have it up and running soon. Check out the video to see how you can have the property lines superimposed when you walk the pr...
09/22/2017
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