Stan Albert: Joining the real estate big leagues

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How do you get to the big leagues? Are you going to get up earlier each day, perhaps work out at the gym, consult a coach and be determined to be better than you were yesterday?

Professionalism and ethics: Can we clean up our act?

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During the last four decades I have observed, with some chagrin, an increase in complaints about agents who are not exercising their due diligence and who are exhibiting a lack of professionalism.

In praise of the women in real estate

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Here’s why, in my opinion, women are better suited for real estate than we guys are. Most of the top producers and top managers and broker/owners are women.

When your buyer loses a bidding war

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There are many more examples of frustrating stories where our buyers walk away from a bidding war bitter and disillusioned. Here’s a marketing approach for you to clone after an unsuccessful offer presentation.

Dealing with stress is all about balance

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People often have trouble dealing with stress in everyday life, such as with business, social obligations, volunteer organizations and the daily commute to work. And as we are bombarded with news via radio, TV and the Internet, is it any wonder we are at times stressed out by world events?
Duty of care real estate

Stan Albert: How to define duty of care

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Where does the duty of care begin or end? Is it not a registrant’s duty to inquire or to investigate whether the building in which he plans to sell a unit to a potential buyer may be contemplating major retrofits?

Stan Albert: It’s not easy for part-timers

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Can a part-time agent really succeed? In some instances sure, but it’s rare. Once they sell their friends and relatives, they don’t know which way to go or what to do. I know this is a valid statement – I've heard it so many times from so many sources.

Knowing when to let go

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I had a dream – or was it a nightmare?

Teamwork in real estate

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If you as an agent, whether new or seasoned, read this piece and you believe you are in a rut, read a book like this one and see how it compares to your business life.

Starting your own brokerage

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The financial burden is the main stumbling block.