California Women’s Conference- Part 1

When’s the last time you did something for the first time? Well I just did. You know that very good business advice we give that sometimes you have to step back and work “on your business” and not just “in your business”.  Well I took that advice and spent two days working on the business […]

Developing Your Brand Isn’t Easy

Who are you? Who is your brand? For many of us it is easier to talk about other people or other companies then it is to talk about ourselves and our brand. I often lead branding workshops and one of the real challenges is getting people past the generic catch phrases and terms used to […]

Why Agent Teams Make Sense

Many brokerage company leaders and owners are not particular fans of agent teams. In some cases, even forbidding the formation of teams or not inviting existing teams to join their company. They express concern about loss of control, loss of revenue and diminished company brand. I have a different viewpoint. Agent Teams Make Sense for […]

How Much Online Influence Do You Have?

Klout is a score between 1-100 that is determined by aggregating your activity and engagement across several social media sites. The higher your Klout score the more influential you are online. Does Online Influence Matter?  Twenty years ago advertising agency types used a word like “brand” only when referring to very large companies like Coca […]

My First Mararthon

Wow! It’s the day after my first 26.2 mile run. I pushed myself harder than I would have ever thought possible but I did it! Why I Ran A Marathon? Moving to the west coast 2.5 years ago was a big life change for me. I love it here! I’ve always been athletic and enjoy […]

The Last Day of January 2014 (This Week on Twitter)

OMG, it’s the last Friday of the month and the last day of January! So that means it’s been a hectic week topped off by a crazy Friday of trying to push all those closings through before the end of the month. Are those deep breathing exercises working? Nope, not really. Anyway, I had my […]

This Week on Twitter

It’s the third full week of the New Year. Many of you probably came out of the gate with all kinds of energy, determination and aspirations. This is usually about the time when you start to hit the wall and really have to push to stay committed to those goals or resolutions. It’s time to […]

I Hate My Inbox!

My Inbox beats me up day after day after day. It’s like the relentless bully on the school yard. I’m constantly battling the fight or flight syndrome. Sometimes I am determined to wrestle it to empty and other times that seems like such an impossible task that I just want to ignore it. Knowing I […]

This Week on Twitter

If you follow a lot of real estate people your Twitter stream was likely full of Tweets from New York and the annual Inman Connect Conference this week. To get a full recap of the event just do a Twitter search on the #ICNY hashtag. Scrolling through the results tells me that popular topics included […]

This Week on Twitter

Wow! The first full week of 2014 and it went by in a whirlwind. Seems like the world was back to work and back to sharing great content on Twitter. Here are some highlights from the week. There are varying opinions about the value of online influence, how it’s measured and if it even matters. […]