Stories from the street

Earlier this year, I had a buyer where for several months, we had been diligently searching to find the perfect home for him. As you can imagine, you have to sift through a lot of inventory (ugly houses) before you eventually find that proverbial needle in the haystack. However, we were both determined and one day, that’s exactly what happened. I finally found what I thought would be the ideal home for him. It checked all the boxes he had identified. Excited, I picked up the phone and called him late one evening. After giving him the address and discussing specifics regarding the house, he told me that he liked it but his girlfriend wasn’t really impressed. I assured him though, that I felt this was his house.  We needed to go see it the next day and I had already made a 3 pm appointment. He agreed to go see the house. The next day, we met at 3 pm and toured the house. As I anticipated, he LOVED it and immediately made an offer. After a few days of negotiations, his offer was accepted. We opened escrow and immediately scheduled his buyer inspections. Continue reading…

That Looks Easy!

Just Maybe, you’re only seeing the tip of the Iceberg


When you’re good at something, I think you naturally make it look easy. That is how it should be to be honest. I’ve read several times and several places that it takes 10,000 hours of study and intense practice to develop mastery. When you consider the average 40 hour work week, you’re racking up 2,080 hours per year into developing mastery in your career. And, that’s not counting weekends and extended hours. The point being, at that pace, it’s going to take you approximately 4-5 years to develop mastery in your profession; that’s if you’re being intentional about it. If you’re not being intentional, it will take you considerably longer and you most likely will never develop mastery. Continue reading…

The Unethical

Let’s start at the beginning as I have a way of starting midway and expecting everyone to know where I’m at. My husband says it’s a skill men don’t have.

 

We were in the middle of a “Coming Soon” campaign on one of our recent listings. We were out of town for the weekend and I received a call from an agent requesting to see the property even though it was not officially listed yet. She shared with me that she had seen our For Sale sign and also our online advertising, and also that they knew my sellers. She proceeded to tell me she had talked to my seller while he was out working in the garage one day about showing the property and knew we were out of town. The agent said the seller (our client) had directed her to call me directly.

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