What Would You Tell Your Younger Self?

What would you tell your younger self? This is a frequently asked question of Entre Leadership podcasts from Dave Ramsey. It is a super question. I sometimes think if I could go back in time and have coffee with young Brian. What would I tell him? Here are a few topics: 1. Turn to God…

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What is a Broker's Price Opinion?

What is a Broker’s Price Opinion? Simply stated it is the opinion of a licensed real estate agent of the most likely sales price (value) of real property. The National Association of Realtors states a Broker’s Price Opinion (BPO) should contain 7 things in writing. They are as follows: 1. The identity of a subject…

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Buyer's Agent or Listing Agent? Which One Do You Want To Be?

Buyer’s Agent or Listing Agent? Which One Do You Want To Be? Real estate is a service business. The consumer wants service during evenings and weekends. That is the most convenient time for buyers. Sellers have a need to relocate. They need a consistent campaign. So how do Realtors focus and choose which of the…

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Real Estate Investor's Chattanooga House Disappears Suddenly

Real estate investor’s Chattanooga house disappears suddenly. The house was lost forever but the land remained. Let me tell the story from the beginning. An investor came into my office (circa 2004) rather exited and said “the house I bought is gone!” This statement is not the usual way a broker starts his day. I…

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Smart Chattanooga Home Buyers Purchase Boundary Surveys

Smart Chattanooga home buyers purchase boundary surveys. Surveys are great tools. They are great representations of “real property”. What is a real property or boundary survey? It is a legal document…here is a definition from LegalMatch.com. I am not a surveyor. So I am not qualified to speak to the merits of different types. I…

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Young Home Buyers Are Wise

Young home buyers are wise. I am encouraged about our future because I have worked with young people buying homes. All three couples that I worked with are hard working and using good common sense. They are looking at the following things: 1. Their budget and not going “house poor” 2. Deals – 2 bought…

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I Didn't Mean To Be A Real Estate Agent

I didn’t mean to be a real estate agent. It just seemed to happen to me. Here’s my version of the story. In first grade at Thrasher Elementary in the 70s, I had three occupation choices, 1. Policeman, 2. Fireman, or 3. Astronaut. My decision at the time was Astronaut. I remember watching Neil Armstrong…

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Why God Asked Me To Blog Real Estate 45 Days Straight

Why God asked me to blog about real estate 45 days straight. To Change me. He is changing my heart and wringing out future “orders”(for the military minded) or business plan (for the entrepreneurs). This is day 35 and the vision is coming into focus. The focus is my heart surgery. It’s all about me.…

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Real Estate Brokerage Model Will Change To Accommodate Trust and Service

Real estate brokerage model will change to accommodate trust and service. Serving home buyers and sellers with trustworthy service will be a generous business for years to come. How Realtors and brokerage firms get paid will most likely change. Change is being driven by the human need for honest communication and is being facilitated by…

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Five Easy Steps For New Real Estate Agent Success

Five easy steps for new real estate agent success. 1. Surrender the process to God, pray, choose a leader and a tribe that shares your values and demonstrates care and success in building warriors. Follow people with a credible track record. One of my teacher/mentors was a good For Sale By Owner or FSBO prospector.…

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