Monthly Archives: February 2009

Expired Listings, Edison, Colonel… Oh My!

“Thomas Edison failed 1,000 times before he invented the light bulb.” “Colonel Sanders offered his recipe to 1,000 restaurants before one finally took it.” WOW. Perseverance, you think? Bull. That’s what I think. God, I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard that “inspirational” perseverance nonsense from all the ra-ra trainers, motivational snake oil…

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Expired Listings Are Just Too Hard

“It’s just too hard” That’s what the email said: – “It’s just too hard, Borino. I’m leaving the business. Your emails are great. My motivation is not.” I know. We are in a crazy market. Tumbling economy. Hard times. Selling real estate for living? Right now? Crazy. I know. But still… It got me thinking.…

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Expired Listing Psychology

Here is an article from my old mentor and coach Art Scott. Art was an expert on expired listings. If you want to practice amateur psychiatry, start chasing expired listings. In 1987, my first year in the business, I attended a training seminar featuring real estate speaker and trainer Walter Sanford. I was blown away…

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Prospecting Expired Listings – Is It Ethical?

My grandfather’s favorite saying was: “De gustibus non est disputandum.” Grandpa was a smart man. Ambitious, personable and honest. You’d like him. He would make a good real estate agent. Would he be good with expireds? Or would he consider going after expired listings too tacky? As with most things in real estate (and in…

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