Monday, October 31, 2011

Monday Morning Coffee

Hello all,

“Talk Tracks”

I really enjoy listening to experienced Real Estate agents who know what they are doing talk with their clients or other agents. There is an element of calmness and confidence they have developed throughout the years. They have learned “Talk Tracks” at seminars, trainings, from other real estate agents and experience over the years. Listing presentations, contract negotiations… they always know what to say at the right time. This is not a skill that they have achieved by accident, they pay attention, learn and practice. Earlier in the week I posted on the office Facebook page (if you do not follow it go to Facebook and search RE/MAX Town Center) an excerpt from RBI on the September local market stats. I have never heard a better way to describe why all Real Estate is local. Please click on the link below and give it a listen, then another listen, then one more, then practice… The winter cocktail party season is closing in fast, as the expert people will be approaching you with questions about the market. You ability to answer questions calmly and with confidence will put you ahead of the competition.

Doty will be in tomorrow instead of today to do the accounting.
Enjoy the coffee,
Monday Morning Coffee


"Only the educated are free."
- Epictetus

Have a child or grandchild who graduated this last year?  Whether it's high school or college, commencement exercises mark the end of a full curriculum of education - or do they?  In fact, why not ask the graduate?
After four or more years of study, homework, reports, science projects, and exams, many graduates would quickly answer that commencement marks the end of their education.  In fact, you can often hear students reinforce that line of thinking in their lament, "I'll never pick up another book as long as I live!"
The definition of "commencement" leads, however, in another direction.  It is the beginning, not the end, of a bright future.  It is the beginning of a life-long quest for knowledge, not the slamming shut of the books that opened so many new doors.
If it's been a few years since you graduated, perhaps you might also benefit from a renewed commencement - by opening some new doors to your own life-long learning curve.  When's the last time you attended a workshop, bought a recorded educational series, or thought about taking college courses or embarking on a new degree track?
No longer are books the only on-ramp to education. Distance learning over the Internet, tapes, videos, workshops, seminars, and many other educational resources are yours for the taking.  Why not let your graduating family member be the inspiration for your own commencement?  

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