Tell Me Lies

As I’m writing this, I’m sitting in the French Alps. A small town called Samoëns. A fresh espresso sits in front of me. A crispy, buttery croissant within reach. I share this not to make anyone envious. Well, maybe a little. I share this because it’s the truth. Let me rewind the clock about a […]

Dude Photoshopped His Head Onto a Sheep

When I first got into real estate, a more experienced agent tried to give me branding advice. “You need to do something clever with your name. I can’t pronounce your last name. But your first name. Cliff. Something like “Don’t fall off a Cliff when buying your home.” My first impulse “That’s the dumbest thing […]

Dead Grandmother. And Other Excuses.

“My grandmother died. And I took it really hard.” I can’t even begin to tell you the number of times I hear college students uttered that phrase to their professors. A student does poorly on the final exam. They blame their grandmother passing. They cross their fingers, hoping the professor either bumps their grade or […]

My First Time Was Horrible

From my email from last week (see below), Joan writes: I love it, love it when the bad guys get caught. Bad guys have multiplied. This statement is so true. That one article I referenced last week, nearly 100 brokerages are under investigation for violating federal law. Average 50 agents per brokerage, that’s 5,000 agents […]

The Unethicals are at it. Again!

Every single time I think the real estate industry is moving forward, gaining a bit of trust in the eyes of the public, some nincompoop screws it up. Saturday afternoon. My clients and I stop by an open house. Being the polite dude that I am, I let my clients enter the home first. Standing […]

Isn’t This Harassment?

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