Tag: real estate

Your Client and You –A Partnership Relationship

Your Client and You –A Partnership Relationship

By John Giffen As published in Inman News on August 9, 2020 I always believe the relationship that exists between my clients and me is a partnership. We are working together in finding their new home or selling the one in which they currently live. The partnership is founded on mutual trust, honesty, respect, loyalty, …

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Don’t pretend to have all the answers: It could come back to bite you!

Don’t pretend to have all the answers: It could come back to bite you!

Providing clients bad information could lead to a lawsuit or state regulatory agency complaint By John Giffen As published in Inman News on January 26, 2020 As real estate professionals, we want clients to turn to us for answers to all of their questions. We don’t want to look unprofessional if we don’t know the …

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8 Steps for Crafting a Winning 2020 Business Plan

8 Steps for Crafting a Winning 2020 Business Plan

Set yourself up for long-term success by creating a business plan and executing it By John Giffen As published on Inman News on November 3, 2019 Do you have a business plan? In my experience, even historically successful multimillion dollar producers can flounder if the environment changes and they have no plan to fall back on. …

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9 Tips to Stop Home Inspections From Derailing a Deal

9 Tips to Stop Home Inspections From Derailing a Deal

By John Giffen As published on Inman News on October 6, 2019 Prior to my current management position as head of our principal broker group overseeing seven full-time brokers, I was an active principal broker.  One of the many documents I signed as the broker in my office was the earnest money/escrow money release form. …

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Can’t We Just Get Along? 5 Tips for Working and Communicating with Other Real Estate Agents

Can’t We Just Get Along? 5 Tips for Working and Communicating with Other Real Estate Agents

As published on Inman News on August 18, 2019 Real estate is one of the few industries that relies on communicating and cooperating with other competitors in the profession to earn a living. A cooperative spirit is at the heart of what it means to be a professional real estate agent. In order to work …

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The Times They Are ‘a-Changin!

The Times They Are ‘a-Changin!

In 1964, Bob Dylan wrote a song that became the title track of his album with the same name – “The Times They Are a-Changin.”  Well, that song represents what we see in the real estate industry in 2019.  As real estate professionals, we are in a whirlwind of transformation.  This post contains some of …

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Managing Your Social Media Posts

Managing Your Social Media Posts

The following is an excerpt from “Do You Have a Minute? An Award-Winning Real Estate Managing Broker Reveals Keys for Industry Success” Since the creation of Facebook in 2004 and Twitter in 2006, social media has grown exponentially with millions of people posting stories, pictures, videos, advertisements, and other media online. For most of us, …

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