The town of Port Dover is expecting 100000 motorcyclists today for its 50th Friday the 13th gathering.
Today is Friday the 13th which I completely forgot about to be totally honest. But I got a quick reminder about 5 minutes into my hour drive to work this morning. The roads and highways are filled with motorcycles which reminded me that every Friday the 13th, they all converge without fail on a very small town called Port Dover.
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I have always been someone who has had goals in life. Sometimes these goals were forced on me through necessity and sometimes, well, I am a driven person. I like to Dream big! Bottom line..I don’t like to lose.
When I look back at why I did not achieve some of the goals that I had set for myself, the answer is usually.. I did not write them down and I did not review them on a regular basis.
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Personally, I think Golf is the most difficult and challenging sport there is to play. No matter what, you never get it perfect and just when you hit that fantastic shot to bring you back again, well, you lose your game.
I am not a great golfer, in fact I wouldn’t even consider myself a good golfer but I do enjoy the game. I enjoy the personal challenge. The fact that, no matter what, I will never be perfect and that this game will challenge me mentally and physically every step of the way. I actually feel the same way about selling real estate.
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One of the best ways of meeting new clients is by doing open houses. New and experienced agents do them every week in the hopes of gaining one or more clients. This is one of the easiest and most inexpensive lead generation techniques for a REALTOR®.
Often, I hear Real Estate Agents complaining they get very few people through their open houses, that they wasted their time and could have been spending time with their friends or family. Wouldn’t it be great if every time we did an open house, many people turned up to see it?
Here are 3 ways you can increase traffic each and every time you do an open house.
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Just showing up for Work Every day, sounds like a no-brainer doesn’t it. But, how many can actually say that they always show up for work, ready to work!
Setting an example is not the main means of influencing others; it is the only means.
— Albert Einstein
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Often you hear Real Estate Agents talking about giving it 100%. Or doing the extra 10%, but what does it really mean? Well in sales, it can mean as much as getting the deal and getting paid. I often talk to our agents about Value Proposition. What value are you offering your clients that sets you apart from your competitors? Why is it so great to work with you? What is it that you are doing differently that allows you to charge what you do and why do you consistently get people to pay you?
A value proposition is simply this…
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The real estate industry offers one of the best careers I could ever imagine. Low start-up costs and it gives someone an opportunity to run their own business. It offers freedom of time to come and go as you please. It allows you to escape a 9-5 job with flexibility and the ability to earn a very lucrative income.
Many times I have seen people jump into the industry with unrealistic expectations. Putting themselves behind the 8 ball early, so I have put together a short list of things that you should be aware of before committing to a real estate career.
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