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[Disclosure-This post is not "politically partisan" in nature] How hard do we have to continually work to RTB in the image of the public, when we are being beat down by those that have a louder voice and the power of the Gov't of the USofA behind it? Does this make you pissed? It should (especially if you are on the lending side of our industry)!
Reading Jim Collins' Good-to-Great (again)....and ran across this in Chapter 7 "Technology Accelerators - -Good to Great organizations *think* differently about tech and technological change than mediocre ones. (apple pun?) -Good to Great organizations avoid tech fads and bandwagons, yet they become pioneers in the application of carefully selected technologies. -Good to Great companies used technology as an *accelerator* of momentum, not a creator of it. (this is one that grabbed me, I think we see too much of the opposite) -How a company reacts to tech change is a good indicator of its inner drive for greatness vs mediocrity. With the huge push for tech in our industry, whether it new or just better, do we give it too much attention and too much of our time? Sadly I think we see this in many of the big conferences....pushing all the new tech tools, but leaving out the importance of the application of it in making us better and (cough) Raising The Bar.
Here is a great example of raising the bar, from a local resort here in my area. What can we learn from this....well, I think we can learn that going out of our way to meet crazy demands from our clients, agents (as owners/brokers), and those we touch daily, can create raving fans of our industry that goes viral.
Today is REALTOR Lobby Day in Texas. There are 2000+ of us from around the state converging on Austin to visit with our respective legislators. Do you feel as part of "Raising the Bar", it is important to be active in the legislative process (other than contributions to RPAC or your states PAC)? Why or why not? (This post is NOT designed to be a political party preference discussion).
I agree with most here that a sit down is in order (with a copy of the email). I would concern myself with 1) the fact that this person is being deceptive to either you or the other broker and 2) sent an email that contained "sensitive" information to the wrong recipient....either/both of which is not acceptable. I would offer the opportunity for them to explain themselves, but in the long run, how can a deceptive and careless act like this be justified?
What Patrick said. Dropbox is my file cabinet and Evernote is my notebook/digital brain. I will copy file/folder links into notes in Evernote to reference client files and such in the case that I have a "file" (notebook) for them in Evernote as well as all their docs saved in a Dropbox folder.
I guess what Im saying here, is that our buyers want somewhere comfortable. Somewhere where the kids are out of the way, but close enough to monitor. A place to eat breakfast and a place to escape and relax. The same things everyone else wants. Just that, they're happy to bring all of these things together in a transaction that makes sense for them. Rarely, in my experience does the home look like one of those on Digs. Mostly, it just looks like a home with toys on the floor, 20 year old cabinets, and original windows. Real estate isn't all granite counters, marble floors, and spa inspired bathrooms.