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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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when to fire a client

Hey Client – You’re Fired

There are many days when our job as a real estate agent is everything we hoped it would be – and more. You get your first-time homebuyers qualified and they can afford more than they thought You find an accessible home for the family with the special needs child and they also happen to love […]

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part time real estate agents

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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Referral Appreciation Program

The Greatest Compliment…

The greatest compliment you can give me is a referral. We see this so many times on business cards, on email signature lines, and on marketing materials.  Why?  Because ask any Realtor who’s had success what their best source of business is and you can bet they’ll say “referrals.”  That’s great; but what if you’re a new […]

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Power-of-One

The Power of One

What kind of power does just one person have? In today’s age of social media, it’s amazing how quickly word spreads of both good deeds and bad service. As a real estate agent, it’s important to know that even though you are an independent contractor, you are still a reflection of your brokerage and your fellow agents. Make it a positive, […]

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Ready Enough

Ready Enough

I’m a science fiction junkie (yes, I’ll admit it), and there’s a scene in the recent movie Ender’s Game that struck me as particularly insightful. The young Ender is fretting because he’s about to head out to battle an army of aliens and he worries that he’s not ready. And Colonel Graff (played by Harrison Ford) assures […]

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