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When to fire a client

Firing Offenses

Last week, we talked about certain steps you can take to avoid firing a client. Read about it here. Because truthfully, firing a client should be a rare occurrence. As real estate agents, we are professionals and shouldn’t fire a client just for a petty personality conflict or because we are avoiding doing the tough (but […]

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The Truth About Part Time Real Estate Agents

If you’re new to the real estate industry, you’ve probably been told by numerous veteran real estate agents that real estate is not a job you can do part-time. Heck, most of the major “name-brand” franchise brokers won’t even accept part-time real estate agents. The argument goes something like this: It’s difficult to make it as a part-time […]

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Top 10 Posts of 2014

It’s that time again

It’s time to revisit the year that was and recap all the useful tips and tricks of our trade by counting down the Top Ten Posts by the Ready Agent in 2014. 10. Don’t Blow It With Your Sphere There’s a smart way to ask for referrals that won’t scare off your family or cause […]

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Be Thankful Real Estate is Booming Again

Thanksgiving approaches, and many agents’ thoughts turn toward the holiday festivities and away from working (hey, it’s natural). So here’s a quick reminder of how many single family homes were sold in the Dallas-Fort Worth area during the months of November & December last year: 11,479 Wow! That number is up from the same timeframe of the […]

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Lead the Way

Lead the Way

The other day, I was scheduled to make a luncheon presentation to a group of real estate students at Champions School of Real Estate. I pulled into the parking lot before I realized I forgot the paper plates. Yikes! Fortunately, there was a grocery store nearby so I stopped in. Well, this Central Market was […]

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Value-Added

Are you a Value Adder or Value Subtractor?

I’m sure you’ve heard the expression, “valued-added.” Quite simply, it means extra features and service that go beyond the standard expectations and that provide something “more” while adding nothing to the cost. In fact, many of us in real estate pride ourselves on providing our clients with value-added service. We go the “extra mile.” It […]

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