In praise of open houses

The fact that many agents, both experienced and new, do not get out on open house tours of their own brokerages’ properties befuddles me.

Lessons from Napoleon Hill

If you think clearly and carefully about who you are and what you want to achieve in life, nothing will stop you.

What’s your experience worth?

Not too many of you remember Moneytree Mortgage Fund in the U.S. They too thought that they could feed Realtors leads from their clients. They are no more.

Stan Albert: Scratched and dented

We’re still pretty presentable, but have been knocked around a lot by mass rejections to our mailings, cold calling and/or door knocking. So some of us will flee the business or go to another brokerage because it has fewer fees or whatever.

Cruising for change

Are you ready to make some changes in your real estate career? Or are you still struggling with the changes?

Stan’s predictions and resolutions

Since I’ve been around a lot longer than a lot of the readers of REM, I can attest to the fact that as long as there's a demand for housing and the supply can keep up with it, then we’ll all prosper!

Reach out and touch someone #8

“Life is short – have dessert first,” actress Zsa Zsa Gabor once said. All of us should share events and occasions with our friends at every opportunity.

Do we need mandatory ethics courses?

This is not the first article I’ve commented on regarding the growing lack of ethics in our profession.

Boo! Is there a paranormal chill in here?

"This job is not merely what I do, it’s who I am. After soul-searching, I realized this is my passion/calling and I must honour it. My path is to help those who need and will benefit from my unique services." -- Jaye McKenzie

Know what you sell

I am mystified as to why agents would venture into areas of real estate that they have no experience in.