Tag Archives: Education

This is not an easy business…

I just returned from the Florida REALTORS 4th District Conference in Key Largo.  There was an amazing array of speakers and topics.  I continue to attend these functions because our business is constantly changing.  There was a wealth of YPNs … Continue reading

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A Question of Professionalism

This past week, I spoke to the 2016 Graduating Class of Florida REALTORS Leadership Academy.  They are an amazing group of REALTORS, all looking to develop their leadership potential.   They had many questions about leadership but the one that … Continue reading

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Never stop learning…our profession demands it

Today, I am into risk management.  While involved in a transaction, the Buyer, who was my customer, backed out of  the transaction: 1) the property did not appraise, and 2) bank denied financing.  I had added 2 addenda to the … Continue reading

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What Is a Professional?

Interestingly, REALTORS believe themselves to be professional. But what is a professional?  Is it excellence, efficiency, good judgment, integrity?  Yes, it is all of these and more.  Where do we learn to be a professional? Can we obtain it from … Continue reading

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Why Do You Get Involved?

I can’t tell you how many times I am asked this question.  I think many people in our industry think that I have nothing better to do, or I am independently wealthy, and a myriad of other reasons, none of which are true. … Continue reading

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What Price Experience?

Experience means many things to many people.  I ran across an article in the Wall Street Journal that discussed the price of experience in  the real estate profession.  As I read the article, I recalled when I first started in … Continue reading

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Florida REALTORS converge on Orlando

As you read this on Monday morning, I will be driving Miss Matey (that’s me) to Orlando for our annual Florida REALTORS Convention.  It is an amazing collection of education, information, lots of networking and of course, fun thrown in … Continue reading

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