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The prospect of taking one of those Virgin Air millionaire flights to the moon instead of commuting to and from work is looking downright economical by comparison.

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A Chinese businessperson will often seek to conclude a contract or deal in a much shorter time frame than their typical North American counterpart. Successfully doing so represents a challenging yet vital aspect of doing business.

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Vito Campanale proposed an alternate way to obtain consent from buyers and sellers, in order to release the deposit back to the buyer if conditions are not fulfilled. Here’s RECO's position on this proposal.

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Remember the movie City Slickers, when Curly holds up his finger and says to Billy Crystal, “You know what the secret to life is? This.” And Billy asks, “What, your finger?”

Open House

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I felt it important to address how to improve the odds of hosting a successful open house. After all, aren’t you investing your most precious and irreplaceable resource: Your time?

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The first time I published this, a colleague sent me a “delicious note,” saying she had replicated my recipe in her own real estate newsletter. Readers are welcome to do so.

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The common rule is that you must be ruthless during negotiations to succeed. This belief couldn’t be farther from the truth. Not only will you destroy your relationships, but you’ll also fail to have a legally enforceable deal.

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Properly used, video can market a home and provide valuable statistics and tips. Here are eight reasons why I use video in my real estate marketing.

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As limited as my handyman skills have always been, there was an ironic period of my life when I was in the commercial heating and ventilating business. I spent several years as a budding apprentice sheet metal worker.

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No one should ever overlook that buying a property for the first time means making a huge investment. It means finding a truck load of money for a down payment.