Monday, September 16, 2013


Hello all,


An agent in the office suggested that I should talk about this. I thought it was a great idea because it is something I have been guilty of. Have you ever had a seller you could not control? A buyer who thought they could lowball everything? Clients who were unreasonable about home inspection items? Parents of clients who stuck their heads into everything? The thing is agents on the other side of deals are dealing with these issues as well. Many times when things don't go as well as we would like with a transaction we "Assume" it is the fault of the agent. What I would ask of you and me (have a drink with Lisa and she will tell you how patient I am...) is to keep in mind our past experiences with our own clients and not to blame the other agent so quickly. As I have talked about before this business is difficult enough, maintaining a good relationship with the agent on the other side will always help. Keeping the peace is also the right thing to do for our clients.

Sales meeting today, 11:30 at That's Amore. Hope to see you there.

Enjoy the coffee,

Monday Morning Coffee
"Learning is the fountain of youth.
No matter how old you are,
You mustn't stop growing." 
- Taoist Meditation, Deng Ming-Dao
Don't believe the phrase "You can't teach an old dog new tricks." Creativity isn't only for artists, writers, or musicians. Creativity isn't just what is represented by a canvas or a novel or a song. We can all be creative in our own way, and the most common way that we can all do this is through learning.
As long as we continue to learn and to try new things, we keep our minds fresh and young, and we engage in the act of "creating ourselves" continually. Today's world presents plenty of opportunities for learning, especially about the environment, other cultures, and technology. Technology itself provides ever-easier ways of accessing knowledge through computers and the Internet. And no one is too young or too old to start!
Look around you at the most vital and energetic seniors you know. What do they have in common? A continuing interest in learning and sharing their knowledge and experience with others - so they are engaged constantly in the process. They keep their minds challenged and young, and in so doing, feel younger in body and spirit. They are certainly different than in their youth, but they continue the learning that began there.
Each new phase of our lives brings us new challenges and opportunities for growth. Growing older necessarily means learning new things. We are constantly creating ourselves in this way, and we can adapt ourselves to any situation by that continuing act of creativity that keeps us young.

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