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If you have done the job of building an honest, customer oriented business, your clients would not consider using someone else. You have built a relationship. You have earned loyalty. Walter Sanford, real estate training coach, states “every top sales person in this country spends one to four hours per day generating leads”. He further states, “If you are not doing that, get out of the business”. Generating leads is the first step to building a relationship with a new prospect. That prospect if treated properly is worth not just …

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I’m not professing or holding myself out to be a police of TREC violations. I am offering some friendly reminders to my colleagues and customers whom I know always want to do the right thing but sometimes we need a refresher on the basic “do not do” list. When negotiating contracts that bind a sale, option, lease or rental of any real property, a licensee shall use only the promulgated TREC contract forms with the exceptions of an agent representing herself as a principal, not as an agent or prepared …

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Systems are the saving grace for keeping your broker, agent, manager, buyer, seller, title company, mortgage company, inspector, appraiser, surveyor out of trouble. Knowing that systems work why do we sometimes get sloppy in keeping systems in place? Here are some definitive suggestions that have come across in conversation with long time pros that every office should consider to “stay out of trouble”. Allowing real estate licensees to give an IABS, Information About Brokerage Services, to the seller or buyer at the time of contract. The information in the form …