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March 2009

Learn to Blog...Real Estate Blogging 101 Class set for April 17 in Las Vegas

Real Estate Blogging 101 - How the Internet is Changing Business Approved by the Nevada Real Estate Commission 3 Hours Continuing Education (PD) CE.3706000-RE Date: Friday, April 17, 2009 Class Time: 1:00 - 4:00 pm Location: MetLife Home Loans 1401 N. Green Valley Pkwy #250, Henderson 89074 From I-215, north on Green Valley Pkwy to 1401 Cost: $45 in advance; $55 at the door Register online at Instructors: Jan O’Brien 858-9191, Kathryn Bovard 348-7191, Three hour (CE Approved) training seminar covering… o The State of the Internet – How Blogging can Generate Business o Blogging 101 o... Read more →

La Vita Italiana!... Enjoying the Italian Life for 10 Wonderful Days

Just returned from a relaxing and rejuvenating vacation visiting Verna, Florence and Venice Italy. Below are some videos my sister, Loreen (visit her website and I put together from the over 500 photos we took. If you are interested - you can view our Italy pics at Flickr Observations on the life Italian... well-dressed, you can spot the tourists (mainly Americans) by the jeans (also the younger Italian generation); walking, bicycles, mopeds, smaller "Smart" cars; more smokers; don't see many overweight Italians!; really know how to enjoy a meal; things close down between 12:30 and 3:30 in most towns... Read more →

President's Plan "Making Home Affordable" Loan Refinance and Modification Options Explained at

On Wednesday, March 4, 2009 - The White House released the details of who is eligible and how the loan refinancing and loan modification programs will work. The program dubbed "Making Home Affordable is detailed at see below for a re-posting of the information added to the site yesterday. Learn About the Making Home Affordable Refinance and Modification Options The President's plan was created to help millions of homeowners refinance or modify their mortgages. Refinancing: Many homeowners pay their mortgages on time but are not able to refinance to take advantage of today’s lower mortgage rates perhaps due to... Read more →

Creating a Saleable Asset & Designing Your Real Estate Career Exit Strategy

The primary focus of much of the coaching I conduct with real estate agents is how to set-up, operate and ultimately exit from their successful real estate business. In this multi-part series I want to discuss some of the key points and strategies for making that happen. In my experience as a broker-manager and coach for the last 16 years, it amazes me how many top-producing agents are unbelievable rainmakers and not always the best at managing their finances or their team, setting up and utilizing effective systems and running the business like a business. As an industry, training is... Read more →

Guest Blogger - Steve Kitnick of Steve presents an interesting situation he has come across in his training and a true misuse of the intent of the Nevda Real Estate Division forms 636 and 637. Read the full post below for all the details. Download the forms discussed in this post: Download 636WaiverForm Download 637AuthtoNegotiate withSeller Download 525DutiesOwed Some short-sale listing agents may be circumventing the intent of NRED Form 636 and 637 which went into effect under SB69. They are presenting offers directly to the seller's lienholders. Their intent appears to be avoiding having an offer presented and... Read more →