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  • Don't Assume You Know Who Your Prospect Is

    If we really look into this mistake, it becomes clear why agents miss out on so much business.
  • 20 Real Estate Photography Tips

    Fundamental to your home marketing is your home photography. Even if you always hire out your photography, every agent eventually finds themselves behind the lens. Here are 20 tips to consider when it's up to you to take photos of client property.
  • What's The Secret?

    I thought about what it really is that enabled me to be able to sell over 100 homes year after year, and realized it's nothing really extraordinary, and nothing that anyone can't do if they want to. In the end I kept coming back to one word, consiste...
  • Rethinking Vacation Coverage

    Here at The Lones Group we are firm believers in having quality of life. Yet, for many agents, the idea of taking real time off is an on-going struggle. This summer we want you to rethink the value of having other agents covering your business for you wh...  more
  • Banking with a Non-Bank

    Bank of America, Chase, Citibank, U.S. Bank, and Wells Fargo are the “Money Center Banks.” These are the financial institutions where you go for checking accounts, savings accounts, CDs, trust services, insurance, investments, mortgages, cr...
  • Building Your Online Presence: Essential to Your Online Brand

    I meet agents every day who are without any kind of online presence. "I don't need it, I'm referral based," some will say - but what few realize is that your online presence isn't just for you, it's for your prospects too. Read on and learn why.
  • New Starts and My Clients Are Getting Their Part

    As some trends die, others are born.  Short sales and REOs are in their last days, and we need some inventory!
    Builders have been hurt.  They are being careful, and the banks are not backing them like the "old days."  We are seeing the ...
  • Are Higher Interest Rates My Friend?

    I heard the word that economists and main streeters alike both love: bubble. It seems as if every time that there is a run up in any asset class, whether it be tech stocks, plain stocks, or real estate, the proverbial “bubble” phrase comes ...
  • Getting the Right People on Your Bus: An Essential Element of Success

    A business is not an island unto itself. Each of us has our support network that helps us do what we do and having the right people in your network - on your team - can make all the difference.
  • Are We Rooting for Inflation--Really?

    I remember when Japan was the global leader of manufacturing. Companies such as Panasonic, Sony, Hitachi and Toshiba were all the rage. The tagline “Made in Japan” was a cornerstone of American thinking at one time. However, things have cha...