Posts Tagged 'realtor'

Guard Your Real Estate Reputation: Learning from the Brian Williams Scandal

Written on February 9, 2015 at 8:02 am

Brian Williams scandal.

by Nikki Buckelew

The real estate agents who have been drawn to working with Chris and I as real estate coaches typically are a different breed of agent or broker. They've noticed our real estate coaching approach is quite different than the traditional model. As a result, we tend to attract clients who are most interested in not only improving their real estate business, but also improving their entire life holistically. It all goes together.

As such, we typically get the honor of working almost exclusively with agents who hold themselves to high standards as it concerns professional integrity, honesty, …

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My Mind, My Enemy?

Written on May 17, 2014 at 10:41 am

by Nikki Buckelew

Yak yak yak yak yak.

And yak yak yak, some more.

I don't know about you, but my mind very rarely shuts up. And, realistically, I bet yours doesn't either.

This constant barrage of “static of the mind” is part of the human condition and something that – since it's been with each of us since we were toddlers – we simply have grown accustomed to and completely accept.

I'm here to suggest that such acceptance of the barrage of white noise in your head is not a good thing at all.

As a real estate coach, …

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Three Secrets of Social Media for Real Estate Agents

Written on April 7, 2014 at 2:14 pm

by Nikki Buckelew

Secret #1 of Social Media:

It's Intimate & Personal

At its core, the most powerful (and magical) muscle of Social Media is the way in which it allows people to get to know you and feel as if they have a bond or relationship with you. That's right; to become your friend. And that's what you wish, correct?

It's hard to put my finger on it exactly, and I know it seems a bit strange, but when I “Like” or “Follow” a well-known author, business leader, musician or “star,” for some bizarre reason, seeing their regular postings …

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The SoulFire of Nelson Mandela

Written on December 18, 2013 at 2:45 pm

nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela had it.

He had SoulFire.

It's hard to imagine any global figure who better embodied the quality we know as "SoulFire."

You know that I talk and write about SoulFire agents and encourage you to grow this part of yourself that can zoom a real estate business to greater heights and your personal life to unimagined peace.

But the death of the man they call "Mandiba" in South Africa caused me to pause and revel in the SoulFire that he took to an entirely different level.

Think about this and really put yourself in his shoes.

South Africa …

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Don’t Let Illusion Defeat You: Think SoulFire

Written on September 11, 2013 at 5:09 pm

The picture posted below is what inspired me to write on the topic of illusion.

I mean, look at that! It's an illusion of the highest order. The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines illusion as “the state or fact of being intellectually deceived or misled.”

When I write about SoulFire, when I discuss SoulFire agents, when I coach on how to live a SoulFire life, what I'm talking about is the ability to cut through the illusion.

Your life is loaded with illusion and, in fact, much of what we perceive daily is just that. Each of us goes through …

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Why You Want to be a “Surprisologist”

Written on August 1, 2013 at 6:45 pm

“I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” - Maya Angelou

The quote from Maya Angelou above is a beloved one and for good reason: down deep, we all understand that how someone or something makes us feel is typically a memory that can surpass all else.

And that's why the notion of surprises is such a treasured thing. We all love surprises, whether it be a gift, a party, or someone simply doing something that makes us feel different...special...pleasured...the list of adjectives …

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3 Myths About Specializing

Written on June 24, 2013 at 11:57 am

by Nikki Buckelew

We all know that when you narrow your focus you increase your results. So why is it that so many agents resist specialization?

Myth #1:  I will lose other opportunities.

Reality: When you create a specialty, you elevate yourself and increase your overall credibility. Just as cardiac surgeons are still looked upon as capable general physicians, they are also seen as superior in their field. People understand that not only could they do a heart bypass, they can also put 4 stitches in your kid’s knee.

Not only will the people in your sphere see you in …

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Learning About Life and Real Estate from Taylor Swift and “The Voice.”

Written on June 10, 2013 at 1:41 pm

by Nikki Buckelew

I don't typically watch “The Voice” on NBC, the singing talent show that's all the rage. And I haven't spent a ton of time – until now - dissecting how the success of Taylor Swift can translate into success in real estate and life.

But a friend and colleague of mine - Mark Bingaman - recently brought up a couple of points concerning those two entertainment giants that made some sense.

On a recent episode of “The Voice,” one of the show's judges (and country superstar) Blake Shelton marveled at the talent of a 16 year-old contestant …

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