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What is Desktop Underwriter (DU) and What Does It Mean?

What is Desktop Underwriter (DU) and What Does It Mean?

Today, our topic is heavily focused on real estate: we are talking about Desktop Underwriters, also known as DU. I wanted to talk about this topic today because DU just released a new version, and the upgrades look like they will be…

Read More June 1, 2017
Positivity: Setting the Tone for a Successful Day

Positivity: Setting the Tone for a Successful Day

From the moment you wake up in the morning, your habits and attitude can have a cascading effect on the rest of your day. If you want to make it a successful, happy day, then you need to make sure that you…

Read More March 29, 2017
4 Things that Could Make Your Deal Implode!

4 Things that Could Make Your Deal Implode!

We all know how challenging it can be to get a well qualified buyer, find them a property, submit that perfect offer, get it accepted, and get your deal into escrow.  So once you traveled down that long dark road, you want…

Read More May 19, 2016
Attn Realtors:  Staged Homes Sell 73% Faster

Attn Realtors: Staged Homes Sell 73% Faster

When you are trying to facilitate offers on a listing and the sellers are eager and anxious to get their home into escrow, you might want to consider “staging” the home. A recent study indicated that staged homes actually sell 73% faster…

Read More April 21, 2016
Be Careful NOT to Be Your Own Worst Enemy

Be Careful NOT to Be Your Own Worst Enemy

We’ve all heard the phrase “your own worst enemy” before.   We probably have all used the term before when referencing a friend or relative who continually makes the same mistake. If you aren’t careful, however, it’s possible for a real estate agent…

Read More April 7, 2016
Why Do I Blog?

Why Do I Blog?

Now that you are on my website, you can see the dozens and dozens of blog posts that I’ve posted over the past 3-4 years. Why do I do it? Blogging gives me the opportunity to provide valuable information to my past…

Read More January 28, 2016
Special Business Development Course for Realtors

Special Business Development Course for Realtors

For my Realtor friends, I’d like to pass along some great news from my friend and business coach, Jim McLaughlin. Jim has put together a business development course for Realtors only!  It is designed to put your business on a winning track…

Read More January 21, 2016
Working with a Business Coach

Working with a Business Coach

Sometimes during the everyday in’s and out’s of our businesses, we develop habits and tendencies that are not always advantageous to our bottom line.  In fact, some of the things we do may cost us opportunities and we don’t even realize it….

Read More July 2, 2015
Marketing Your Real Estate Business Online

Marketing Your Real Estate Business Online

Have you ever had a conversation with a friend,  family member, or acquaintance and found out that they recently either purchased or sold a home? Chances are, if you have been in real estate for any length of time, this has happened…

Read More June 4, 2015
Online Marketing for Realtors

Online Marketing for Realtors

As we enter into the New Year, you may be at the point in your business where you are ready to take the next step and begin leveraging the internet to grow and expand.  If one of your resolutions is to increase…

Read More January 8, 2015
Need Open House Flyers?  Look No Further!

Need Open House Flyers? Look No Further!

If you aren’t using simple and clear financing flyers at your open houses, then you could be missing out on qualified buyers and spending too much time with those who don’t qualify. I’m here to help with these details! Watch the video…

Read More November 5, 2014
Helping out the Homebuyer

Helping out the Homebuyer

As often as we work with new home buyers, we know that the process can be quite intimidating for them. Since buying a home and taking out a mortgage is probably the biggest financial decision buyers will make in their lives, it’s…

Read More November 14, 2012
Sharpening the Saw

Sharpening the Saw

Abraham Lincoln said that if you want to cut down a tree, you must first sharpen your saw.  Former President Harry S. Truman once said, “Not all readers are leaders, but all leaders are readers.” Even though many professionals in our line…

Read More October 25, 2012
The More You Know…

The More You Know…

Knowing the ins and outs of the mortgage industry is what makes me successful.  Continually improving your level of knowledge and staying one step ahead of the other ‘guy’ or ‘gal’ is what makes you successful as a Realtor.  It allows your…

Read More October 18, 2012

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