5 Tips for Sending Better Emails

Recently NYU student, Max Wiseltier, created quite a stir when he “replied all” to an email sent out by the school. Turns out he replied to 40,000 of his fellow students who were all addressed in the “to” box of the email. Ooops! Given how much time we spend sending emails and receiving them thisContinue reading “5 Tips for Sending Better Emails”

What’s Your Favorite Color?

Mine is red! I’ve been aware for quite some time of the general knowledge that red is considered a power color. But was pleasantly surprised when a recent study by the Journal of Sports and Exercise Psychology concluded that sports teams or individuals wearing the color red were more likely to win then teams notContinue reading “What’s Your Favorite Color?”

The 10-Minutes At a Time New Year’s Resolution

“You can’t always solve the big problems or worry about what life will throw at you a week or a month from now. But you can determine what you do in the next 10 minutes, and the 10 after that. Whether your goal is to lose weight, have a happier work life, save cash orContinue reading “The 10-Minutes At a Time New Year’s Resolution”

REO’s in 2012 and The Distressed Real Estate Market

A year ago experts were predicted record REO’s to hit the market in 2012. That didn’t happen as planned for many reasons. Below is an article I wrote for RIS Media on what happened to the expected flood of REO’s. Unmet Expectations: The REO Flood of 2012 Industry experts predicted a flood of foreclosures inContinue reading “REO’s in 2012 and The Distressed Real Estate Market”

Speaking at Conferences and Events

One of the favorite parts of my job is the opportunities I get to speak at conferences to colleagues and friends across the country. Speaking, presenting, training, motivating and educating are all part of my day-to-day activities but when I get to be part of the formal agendas of national events like the ones listedContinue reading “Speaking at Conferences and Events”

2012 Memories List

It’s that time of year again. Time to reflect, refuel and get ready for 2013. Last year, I published the first annual edition of my memories list, here’s is number two. 2012 was kinda a scary year for me. I moved across the country from New Jersey to California (I know… I traded up!), startedContinue reading “2012 Memories List”

“Hear It Direct” from Consumers to Realtors

Hearing it direct from consumers was a bit painful at times. Recently I was one of a few hundred real estate professionals gathered in a room to listen to four consumer panels: a panel of buyers, one of sellers, one of distressed owners/investors and one of Gen Y consumers. These homeowners, sellers, buyers and investorsContinue reading ““Hear It Direct” from Consumers to Realtors”

To Rent or To Buy: That is the Question

Low interest rates, growing home sales and rising real estate prices is now the time to rent or buy? “It’s the old debate,” said Wendy Forsythe, executive vice president and head of global operations with Atlantic & Pacific Real Estate, a full-service real estate brokerage with offices in 22 states. “Rent versus buy, buy versusContinue reading “To Rent or To Buy: That is the Question”

5 Things I Learned at the HOPE NOW Symposium

  HOPE NOW represents an alliance of some of the brightest and most talented professionals from mortgage, servicing, investors, non-profits, market participants and government bodies. The mandate of this group is to work together to provide outreach to homeowners in distress with the goal of helping them determine and navigate their housing options. Recently HOPEContinue reading “5 Things I Learned at the HOPE NOW Symposium”

3 Tips for Great Broker Price Opinions (BPO’s)

Writing a killer BPO can mean the difference between a great real estate career and barely getting by in today’s market. With approximately 40% of the transactions in the US last year coming from the distressed market segment, the BPO is a vital business tool for today’s real estate professional. The next time you’ve gotContinue reading “3 Tips for Great Broker Price Opinions (BPO’s)”