I mentioned on my last blog that lots of changes have been happening, and again I apologize for not blogging as much as I used to… I am determined to get back to regularly writing about important, much beloved topics such as cesspools and contingencies. (Stay tuned for my Rent Control and Development Blog.)
On occasion (usually during a rare vacation), I read a magazine article or two. I've seen various versions of "Day in the Life" articles. These articles never seem remotely realistic. Who uses 10-20 various marketable products, retail stores, and restaurants during the day???
So, I thought I'd do my own version.
I enjoy playing real life poker (not the online games). I now only play an occasional home game for fun, but my poker skills have translated beautifully to the negotiation table.
The ability to intelligently and effectively negotiate is arguably the most important skill for a real estate agent to develop. Unfortunately, very few people give it any thought until they're in the middle of a transaction when the stakes are at their highest.
Oh yeah, I am absolutely going to litter this article with poker metaphors. Sorry... not sorry.
Let's talk about some negotiation tactics that might just help you successfully buy or sell a home and maximize your likelihood of a "good deal".
Welcome to my new website!
I developed this site for several reasons:
- I'm a big fan of websites that clearly state what a company or person does. If you don't know what I do from reading a couple of sentences into the home page, then I'm doing it wrong!
- A broker is someone that you place a large amount of trust and confidence in so it makes sense to get a feel for that person before interviewing and hiring them. While social media is a good start, a website written by the broker gives a great sense of who they are and what they can do for you.
- As I continue to develop this website, I will add resources and articles that will be useful for current home owners, buyers, and sellers.
- My Contact page should have all the information you need to get in touch with me. I am comfortable with a variety of communication preferences. I hope to hear from you!
What you see is only the beginning. Stay tuned for updates, new blog articles, features, and other content. Thanks for visiting!