3 Ways to Cope with Disaster

Bad things will always happen, but our reaction determines our immediate state of mind


We use coping mechanisms every day to keep our lives in balance. They let our brains know it’s okay to focus on non-life-threatening tasks, and tell our hearts they can remain open to the world at hand. That there is no danger present. That fear has not taken up residence here. But what happens when […]

A Cure for the Common Goal Allergy

Anticipating road blocks helps keep them at bay


I don’t have to remind you how important it is to set goals, particularly as we inch toward the fourth quarter and the beginning of a new year. Procrastination and a lack of goals or ambition can be large problems, but they’re not insurmountable. I came across a different way to approach these issues the […]

Lessons We Can Learn from Realtors

First impressions with first-time buyers are everything


I’ve presented the results from a few valuable borrower surveys that give us great insight into the ways first-time and seasoned borrowers view our profession. I continue to highlight these surveys because they drive home how completely crucial it is to keep customer satisfaction high. That starts by understanding what questions and concerns borrowers have; […]

Optimize Your Time: Fitting in Wellness Where (and When) You Can

Many people think we don’t have time to accomplish all we set out to do.


Most of us have the same problem on a daily basis: there are just not enough hours in the day. Rather than whine about this problem, however, we should do our best to capitalize on the untapped sources of time we all do have – whether we know it or not. There are tons of […]

‘Renting’ the American Dream

Nest eggs, emergency savings and college funds should not be put off, or suffer a major hit, in the pursuit of other goals.


The summer season is coming to a close. All those vacations, family visits and local adventures may have spurred your clients’ interests in earning some extra income through the purchase or rehabilitation of a rental property. Whether they’re targeting long-term tenants, extended-stay business travelers or weekend warriors a la Airbnb, there are many opportunities to […]