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No Jerks!

CORE VALUES SERIES 3 OF 6 Everybody laughs when we first share with them that one of core values is NO JERKS!, but we actually take it pretty seriously. Let me tell you a story… Once upon a time Many years ago, I had an employee who was a jerk. Let’s call her Tina. Tina…

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Passion for the Brand

Core Value Series 2 of 6 Great minds think alike. In my opinion, Maya Angelou was one of the greatest women to walk the earth in modern history. Her stories, hercompassion, and her wisdom will be remembered for generations. She has a lot of great quotes (like “No one has ever become poor by giving.”)….

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Clients’ Needs First – ALWAYS

Core Values Series 1 of 6 We’re kicking off our series of helping you understand our internal core values by examining the requirement that our clients’ needs must always come first. This might seem pretty straightforward, but truly committing to this value can take real courage, self-awareness, and sacrifice on the part of the agent….

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Lenders Are a Girl’s (and Guy’s) Best Friend

Lenders and diamonds, of course. But I digress… Lenders are a key component to your real estate transaction. They can fix big hiccups, anticipate issues, and go a long way to setting you up for a great transaction even before you tour your first house. You can go through a bank or a mortgage broker,…

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Can You REALLY Trust Your Realtor?

Speechless… I’m still reeling from the incident that left me speechless Thursday evening. And let me say, I’m never speechless! But this woman’s words were so unbelievable and unethical, I couldn’t muster an intelligible response. She said to me… “It’s simple economics. I only show buyers houses that I can make the most money on….

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What’s the Catch?

There Is NO Catch! We had a blast at the Indy Home Show last week. We had the pleasure of talking real estate with hundreds of people, all intrigued by the possibility of only paying 4.5% total commission. But a question we get asked A LOT that I didn’t see coming was, “WHAT’S THE CATCH?”…

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Commissions: Where Your Money Really Goes

Realtor’s Best Kept Secret Have you ever wondered how real estate agents get paid? Maybe you assume they get the entire commission after closing (some do!). Or maybe you assume that your agent only gets a small portion after their managing broker takes their cut (this is true for many agents). Let’s delve into the…

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Needle in a Haystack

People: Life’s Best Gift So as my last post before Christmas, I thought I’d take a break from sharing the problems in the real estate industry and share one of the positives. There are, though they are often overshadowed, some really great things happening in real estate. Now when I say “great things,” what I…