Lessons Learned: Bye Bye Broker

Scott CostelloAll, Blog, Lessons Learned 5 Comments

Last summer, after being tired of trying to find a Real Estate Agent to work with,  I decided to just get my own license.  Which I accomplished by September and then signed on with a very small broker.  For those not aware, in order to do anything as a RE Agent you have to hang your license with a broker.   If you don’t hang your license you can not have any of the benefits of being a Sales Agent like …

Mexican Riviera Cruise

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Have you ever been on a cruise before?  If not it’s something everyone should experience at least once.    This was my 4th cruise overall and the 3rd with my wife in the 6 years we’ve been together.  We enjoy them because there is always something to do, but you can do nothing at all and still have fun. This particular cruise was 10 days along the Mexican Riviera on Royal Caribbean’s Radiance of the Seas.  Very large ship for sure!  …

Probate Monday: Are they ready to sell yet?

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Remember all that momentum that I had going before vacation?  It’s G.O.N.E.!   I thought I was doing pretty good when I got back but it all slowly ground to a halt.  The 12 days off or so really got me back into the lazy, TV watching mode which I’m going to strive to break again.  It’s amazing how easy it is to fall into old habits, which is not fair considering how hard it is to break them.  One good …

Book Review: Switch, How to Change Things When Change is Hard

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I’m off to a great start this year with my goal of reading one book per month.  I’ve actually just finished reading my 5th book so I am one ahead of the game.  It has been much easier then I could have expected, as I’m really enjoying shutting off the TV and popping open a book. The book I just finished is called Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard (affiliate link) by Chip Heath and Dan Heath.  …

Flip This Success Story – Probate

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If you don’t follow Steph Davis’ blog, FlipThisWholesaler.net, she does success story interviews every so often and her current episode is about Greg Ward.  Greg’s first successful wholesaling deal just happened to be from a Probate property! This really interested me of course so I wanted to share This is a good story, so have a listen… Greg’s Probate Success Story

What 3 Things Do Most Wealthy People Invest In?

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Growing up in a small town in Alberta, Canada I was surrounded by farmers and small business owners. Many people made a modest living, but for a small town there were actually quite a few millionaires. The attire of the towns richest men was usually a pair of ripped Wrangler jeans, worn out cowboy boots and an oil covered John Deere baseball cap. My Dad often told me that these men didn’t look like rich guys but they were worth …

Probate Monday: Offering Options

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The past couple weeks have been pretty slow with calls, in fact I just got my first 3 calls in the last 2 weeks today.  Unfortunately two of the calls told me to take them off the list as they either did not own the house or did not want to sell the house.  The other caller wanted to know how I knew the house was for sale since they just inherited it.  I will call this person back tomorrow …

The Power of Helping Others

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It is widely believed that if you are giving of yourself, that you shall receive back many times more then you have given.  Call it karma, kismet or what have you, I believe this 100%.  There is nothing complex about why giving works, it’s as simple as developing relationships and good will amongst your peers. I’m not a religious person at all, the last three times I’ve been to a church were for my wedding, confirmation and CCD graduation.  I …

Back from Vacation? How to Handle the Backlog of Work

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Did anyone miss me  or did anyone really notice I wasn’t around?  I actually just got back from a 10 day Mexican Riviera cruise.  My wife and I really enjoy cruising and had a wonderful time eating, sleeping in, going to shows and pretty much just doing what ever we wanted.  If anyone is interested we went on Royal Caribbean’s Radiance of the Seas. I chose not to publicize that I wasn’t going to be home for 12 days because …

How to Pick the Right Real Estate Investor Course

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You heard real estate investing is a great way to make money, millions of dollars even. You are tired of working your boring 9 to 5 job, dealing with pompous bosses, and making other people rich.  So what are you going to do about to change your life?  As luck would have it, you over heard one of your blabbering coworkers, in the cubical next to yours, talking about this real estate investors club meeting he is going to tomorrow …