Tuesday, July 27, 2010

10 Secrets to Success

I know this isn't a "Real Estate" specific blog today but can certainly be helpful and connect us all in many ways. In real estate and in life I think for many people there are certain values that are paramount to being a success. Whether your job is working for the public, working in an office as an accountant, or in the public school systems it all comes down to attitude and a few common attributes.

Here are 10 Basic Secrets to Success:

1) HOW YOU THINK IS EVERYTHING - Always be positive. Think success, not failure. Beware of a negative environment.

2) DECIDE UPON YOUR GOALS AND DREAMS - Write down your specific goals and develop a plan to reach them.

3) TAKE ACTION - Goals are nothing without action. Don't be afraid to get started, just do it.

4) NEVER STOP LEARNING - Go back to school or read books. Get training and acquire skills.

5) BE PERSISTENT AND WORK HARD - Success is a marathon, not a sprint. Never give up.

6) LEARN TO ANALYZE DETAILS - Get all the facts, all the input. Learn from your mistakes.

7) FOCUS YOUR TIME AND MONEY - Don't let other people or things distract you.

8) DON'T BE AFRAID TO INNOVATE;BE DIFFERENT - Following the herd is a sure way to mediocrity.

9) DEAL COMMUNICATE WITH PEOPLE EFFECTIVELY - No person is an island. Learn to understand and motivate others.

10) BE HONEST AND DEPENDABLE, TAKE RESPONSIBILITY - Otherwise no's 1-9 won't matter.

What are your secrets to to success? Please share your opinions and what helps you make the most of your job on a daily basis.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Why should you use a Realtor?

Buying or selling your home can be an exhaustive and complicated process, but with the help of a real estate professional, it is easier than you think. A Realtor has many valuable resources to assist you and can be invaluable when it comes to guind you through the entire process that could otherwise be intimidating.

A key role of the Realtor is to facilitate every part of the transaction for you, whether you are a buyer or a seller. If a Realtor is representing you as a seller, the Realtor has arranged to market your property, help negotiate and identify qualified buyers on all offers, provide you with up-to-date status, and work with each of the participants involved in your transaction. If a Realtor is representing you as a buyer, then the Realtor has arranged to help you determine your buying power by helping you understand the different financing options, find a property that matched your needs, provide objective information as well as due diligence on each property, help negotiate the offer, and work with each of the participants involved in your transaction.

Whether you are a buyer or seller, your Realtor is there to guide you through the entire transaction process to closing.