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Issues: MLS, Syndication, and Co-Promotion

The co-promotion effort is relatively new and everyone is still working out ways to make it effective.  With the increased number of agents who are actively co-promoting listings, it was inevitable that some unforeseen issues would crop up.  Since we're all relative novices at this, we're going to have to work together to develop methods of handling these issues. 

There are two problems which people have mentioned and which need solutions. 

The first is the issue of multiple agents in the same MLS area.  In the Strategic Listing Partnership group, there are multiple agents in the same MLS in

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Celebrate Life!

I thought that you might find some value in a post that I placed on my ActiveRain blog today---

When our children were small, we read to them often.  We'd read books to them every night before bed and also at more or less random times during the day.  I suppose that this strategy taught them to enjoy learning.  Certainly they had no problems in school and they both have become responsible, productive adults.

Most of the books we read to them were typical children's books which dealt with topics on a child's level, so we were surprised to find one which had an amazing piece of wisdom cunningly offered

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Getting your sellers to keep their property show ready.

Trying to educate your sellers about keeping their houses showing ready is sometimes a bit of a task, especially when it's not normal for them to live that way.  My wife once showed a house which looked as if it'd been burglarized.  All of the drawers in every room were open and clothes were hanging out of them and scattered on the floor everywhere.  Even the kitchen drawers were open.  It was so bad, she called the listing agent only to be reassured, "Oh, they just live that way." 

At another house, she and her buyers were greeted by the owner at the door.  The owner helpfully suggested that they watch their

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The Importance of Your Thought Habits

I've been thinking about thinking recently.  It's funny (as in funny-tragic) how our thoughts are the only reality we can actually know and how they can be so wrong about a situation that we behave inappropriately.  Here's an example of how our thinking can impact our physical body:

A woman went to the doctor for her annual physical.

The nurse asked her how much she weighed and she told her 135 pounds. Then the nurse weighed her and the scale said 160.

The nurse asked her how tall she was.  She answered, "5 feet, 8 inches." When she was measured she was only 5 feet, 3 inches.

Finally,

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6 Things to Look for in Mortgage Note Buyers

When a seller of a property has chosen owner financing to supplement their income and avoid the traditional selling of property via banking institutions, sometimes they find it time to sell their mortgage note and receive cash in full. This is where note investors or note buyers will step in on the open market and buy your note from you, essentially taking over your future payments from buyers in return for giving you a lump sum of cash. This releases you as the owner financier and frees you from the property while cashing in on your asset.
Have you felt overwhelmed at the prospect of finding

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The Law of Attraction Simplified

Do you always get what you want in this life? Do you want more money? Do you want a (better) romantic relationship? Do you want to improve your health? What else do you want in your life? If you sometimes get what you want, but believe or hope that you can improve your batting average then what I'm going to say is for you.

Most traditionally oriented people are surprised when they first hear that it is possible to learn to manifest their goals more effectively. It is possible. I've done this successfully as have many people with whom I'm familiar. There's no reason why you shouldn't also.

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Why a leverage listing?

I was very tempted to say " Why not", but that would be typically French!
The truth is that without a listing, we are not much of an interest for our clients... we have nothing to prove we are Realtors, nothing to show, nothing to talk about. It is like a fisherman, without a net, without a hook, without any bait. What can he do? I am always amazed when I talk to Realtors with many designations  but with no listings to prove they have at least followed some of the education that they paid for. What ever designations I carry, if I do not have a single listing in that category, what do I prove?

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