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Broker-Talk with Rene Ahmad REMAX Canada From Zero to Hero V1 E42

Broker-Talk with Rene Ahmad REMAX Canada; From Zero to Hero V1 E42. Mindset, skills and activity are the 3 key components for success in real estate. First is mindset requiring changing your scarcity mindset to an abundance mindset.  Activity build confidence, skills are honed with repetition. This 30 minute show gives you the outline and offers you some paths to choose. Learn about Mindset, Skills and Activities that are the building blocks.

Rene had a lot of pressure on him when we met in 2005-2006. He wasn’t waking in the morning before noon. The first step to his current success was built on the building blocks of confident action. Any small step that he took and in the beginning it was learning to wake an hour earlier in the day to where he was able to work in the mornings. 

Now he is up by 5AM and taking care of his mindset by exercising, journaling, being part of a mastermind group, reading and study. The steps to success are simple, it is the action where most people fall down. The beauty of Rene and the way he built his success is by tiny successes. He just wanted to be a little bit better than the day before at the beginning.

Today is another story. Rene has a team that completes 70 transactions a year and growing. He never goes to sleep now without having made something happen during the day. That determination was built from one day to the next until it began to feed on itself. All studies on successful people discuss similar paths they all feel are their own unique arcs, and they are. What works is by applying on a daily basis your right mindset, the proper skills and a whole lot of activity.  The way to success is getting more done and that starts with the little habits being build one block at a time.

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The World has changed and other good news

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The World has changed and other good news. I’m no poly-anna and I don’t like to be lied to, so there is that. I think most people feel this same way. We take our time individually and alone (god knows we have the time) to sort out what a world and economic pandemic really is to us. It is everything and nothing. There is true reason to be terrified of an economic disaster or a viral pandemic, but both. C’mon! And yet I have seen evidence of growth and shared values. It is a health versus a non health issue first and an economic disaster second. We are sorting that out.

I have seen fathers in the yards playing with their kids. I see the look on the kids faces and see this is the time they remembered their Dad throwing them the ball in the yard. It is all perspective; I hate when I think like that. The individual sacrifices we are all making to get by pales in comparison to the people who are keeping our country alive.  In this grueling and dangerous work load we are seeing a common enemy and we are coming together to find the answer.

I do think that will be remembered.  The assumption is we all survive, and looking at the statistics not all of us will survive.  What will be your legacy, the last words? I am not asking for hands here because I know you are not here. 

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Single Family New Listings: 2 Median Liv. Area SqFt: 3555.5 Median List $: $1,689,000 Median List $/SqFt: $481 Median DOM: 1.5

Single Family Active Listings: 18 Median Liv. Area SqFt: 4,491 Median List $: $2,018,500 Median List $/SqFt: $450 Median DOM: 56

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Single Family Under Agreement Listings: 12 Median Liv. Area SqFt: 2,910 Median List $: $1,579,500 Median List $/SqFt: $535 Median DOM: 18.5 Median DTO: 7

Single Family Sold Listings: 9 Median Liv. Area SqFt: 2,825 Median List $: $1,250,000 Median List $/SqFt: $436 Median DOM: 19 Median DTO: Median Sale $: $1,235,000 Median Sale $/SqFt: $427

Single Family Temporarily Withdrawn Listings: 10 Median Liv. Area SqFt: 4,689 Median List $: $1,983,500 Median List $/SqFt: $441 Median DOM: 38.5

Single Family Canceled Listings: 4 Median Liv. Area SqFt: 5,218 Median List $: $2,207,388 Median List $/SqFt: $461 Median DOM: 167.5

The Market in Newton statistics are from MLSPIN the local MLS. There is lots to sort out here. The legal is being worked out and properties are closing and being inspected and appraised, just in different ways. The banks and the underwriters are turning up the screws a bit more. The World has changed and other good news

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All the right answers before you interview PODCAST Michael Neece

All the right answers before you interview PODCAST Michael Neece. Last week’s podcast on Broker-Talk.com was a great one for anyone who is in front of people who hire. Whether you are a job candidate, or self employed in the real estate business making presentations all the time Interview Mastery provides you the on line tools to be a success.  It turns out that success does leave clues and Michael Neece CEO and Founder of Interview Mastery has done the work for us.

As one of the top Tech HR people in business Michael spent a good portion of his career doing interviews with thousands of people at all the top firms in the world. He is a nerd and a tech guy so he became interested in the top few percent of people who got offers at their first interview. For Michael it was an interesting subject to study. Interview Mastery is an outgrowth of those years of study.  Success, it turns out, is reproducible for anyone who follows the formula. First step is to never arrive without knowledge and questions. Those who come prepared, knowing about the company, the job they are applying for and questions about how, when that job is filled with the right person, that person will be successful for the company.

Turns out that is the key. What is memorable is how it is described. When you go for an interview you are always armed with your own skills and talents.  The key to interview mastery is you know to never take your skills and talents arrows out of your quiver until the company/hiring people show you their bullseye. Never go into an interview thinking all about yourself, no one cares. Always be thinking of how you match up with their needs and make sure you know those needs before you begin to show your skills and talents as part of the solution to those needs. In this show you will find All the right answers before you interview PODCAST Michael Neece

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It is easy with easy steps and you can win today

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It is easy, do the right things. It is easy, write down what you need to do. It is easy, fake it ’til you make it. It is easy, believe in yourself. It is easy eat well, sleep well, stay focused, that’s all. It is easy.

Or is it?

There is nothing easy about commitment. There is nothing easy about discipline. There is nothing easy about, faking it. There is nothing easy about, There is nothing easy about,taking care of yourself and getting things done .

Or is there?

Easy is a muscle, you have to build it.  Easy is a mindset, you have to let go. Easy is today when you get things done.

It is easy with easy steps and you can win today.  

Bits and Pieces from this time of pandemic, Covid-19. The plague, the dark ages the time creating butt marks in our sofa’s and couches. If this gets us at least those other things that we thought would get us, won’t. We got that going for us. Gallows humor is a better past time then blame and finger pointing. If your church is open this Easter remember God is everywhere but science tells us not to congregate. Pray alone, your God will hear you. What I know deep in my heart is, this is serious and there are serious people working on it. As I am kind of a glass half full guy I feel optimistic. Don’t hate me for that, I am also an early riser, and I am quiet.

Real estate market has not ground to a halt. In my state the Governor and Mayor are working to clear the red tape with accepting e-signatures and virtual closings. The fire certification inspection can be done as long as 90 days after the closing, so you can close without that form. The Open House as it was in the olden days is no more. Virtual opens and private showings are now the norm. Technology become even more important as a skill the Seller/Agent must have.

It is easy with easy steps and you can win today.

 

 

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Italian Real Estate Agent Shares Covid-19 Impact

March 19, 2020 Italian Real Estate Agent Marco Tirelli Shares Covid-19 Impact V1-E40. Italy has more deaths and may have had the first cases of the virus before China. Travel from your sheltered locations is prohibited. There are no real estate transactions happening right now. The government is doing their best, the hospitals are overwhelmed. Here in the US we are in our first week of this pandemic. You can visit Tirelli Properties here

They have been locked down for a month. Marco has the feeling that life has no guarantees and so he is not personally worried.  That said, he is focusing on maintaining  his relationships with his agents and his clients and prospects.  They are not able to show property. While they are using  video to show property it is his believe, one I share, that it is very hard to sell a home without the Buyer going through the home. Technology is part of the Terilli Properties organization and has been so since the beginning of the internet. The people of Italy have their minds somewhere else at this time. Everything is closed, right now. He is calling it August, which in all of Europe the vacation month where most business are closed.

They have no forecast on when this lockdown will be over but they are getting by. Each person is sheltered in their homes and only able to go out for emergency purposes.  Food shopping is one of those “emergencies”. Italians love real estate, states Marco and his company has luxury properties all over Europe. Marco starts off the show sharing his focus which is not just getting a commission. Marco believes, “We dream of a fair, clean and humane world. We believe in people and solidarity-based collaboration. Every day we aim to create and inspire our community to adopt a socially responsible and sustainable business model.” Italian Real Estate Agent Shares Covid-19 Impact

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Not living in fear, perspective, hope and caring

Not living in fear, perspective, hope and caring in this time of Covid-19, the offical title for the corona virus pandemic that is sweeping the world right now.  People all over the world are living with this new reality. A virus that is fast moving and very contagious has made it from China, through Italy and now here in the US. There was political maneuvering from the Oval Office that promises to make it worse in the states.  Federal response has been slow and plodding. Fortunately the individual State officials are stepping up in the wake of the response to protect their citizens. Here in Massachusetts our Governor has already taken strong actions.

Later today we are doing a podcast on Broker-Talk.com with a Luxury Agent from Milan, Italy. He will share with us what his country and his business has been doing over the last month of this pandemic in his country. There are so many questions here and it is now a time for action to protect yourself and your family. Washing hands, cleaning surfaces, limiting time around people in public is the beginning of protecting yourself.

Real estate industry continues to go on. People are still buying and selling homes and now they are using new approaches.  Live video tours are taking the place of open houses. Private showings are replacing group showings. If you are sick, STAY HOME.  That should be easy because most business have already been shut down due to the pandemic. Schools are closed, restaurants have no seatings and are only doing take out.  At this point it is less than a week since the Federal Government even admitted there is an issue and this is months after they were made aware. Now is not the time to be making or loosing political points, it is a time for Americans to show our extraordinary resolve and spirit. Stay well. Not living in fear, perspective, hope and caring