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Six Inches Makes All the Difference in Your Success!

  Success Through Positive Affirmations The longest distance between where you are now and the success you want in life is six inches.  Six inches is all you have to conquer in order to have every dream, goal and aspiration that you can imagine in your mind.   Half the distance of that little wooden ruler that you used all the way through grade school, while you weren't slapping your friends on the hand with it, is the total distance that must be covered on your journey to success and the fortunes of your dreams. Isn't it interesting that people travel…
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3 Simple Habits to Keep You From Going Broke!

Success in selling really revolves around doing simple activities consistently over time. Many people get caught up in the time consuming, success draining world of invention.  They try to figure out better ways to get their product or service message across to potential customers and they forget about the simple actions that they must engage in on a daily basis to achieve the success that they are striving for. Darren Hardy, publisher of Success Magazine, recently released a great book on this very subject.  The Compound Effect talks about little actions done day after day result in big wins over…
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How To Use A Blog To Communicate With Your Clients

Being proficient in social media skills isn’t just an option anymore. It’s a necessity. Today’s market in real estate and mortgage lending is online and there’s no turning back the clock. Real estate agents and mortgage lenders can reach many more potential customers today via online media than can be reached through traditional approaches such as radio spots, television advertising, the yellow pages, and classified sections in periodicals. Many clients are increasingly reliant on the internet to connect with goods and services they need and if an agent or broker is online, he or she will gain business. If they…
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Do You REALLY Love What You Do?

Being a professional in any industry starts with your passion for your work.  If you love what you do, that energy shines through to all of the people that surround you.  Most importantly, your clients automatically pick up on the positive aura that surrounds you like a glowing ring of goodness.  Believe me, that is half the battle in establishing trust and rapport which lead to greater sales success. I remember one of the greatest experiences that I had with a professional who lived by this paradigm.  My geology professor at Southwestern Oregon Community College was the great Don Stensland. …
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Real Estate Leads from DemandSpot.com

I attended the ActiveRain Rain Camp in Portland, OR today.  I learned a lot of great marketing tips that I'll be sharing over the next couple of weeks.  I'd highly recommend attending one of these workshop events as they are well worth the very low cost to attend.  You will learn all sorts of great real estate and mortgage referral marketing strategies focused using social media. One of the tools that was introduced at the event made it easy to generate buyer leads from people posting to Twitter.  This tool is free to use, but also has a subscription option…
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Building Relationships to Get Referrals with Consistency

Here's a quick marketing tip from one of my friends at In Touch Today (intouchtoday.net).   This company does an excellent job with marketing material development and provides easy, automated systems to allow sales professionals to excel with relationships and referral based business. Gwen Buehler is their marketing manager and she's a smart, professional woman and offers a lot to real estate agents and mortgage professionals in their relationship and referral marketing efforts. They focus in the real estate and mortgage lending arenas, but they have developed great tools for other sales professions like insurance and financial planning. Referrals and word…
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