e-Signatures

Our job is to protect the consumer!

SAFE or UNSAFE?

Last week we had a Summit for the Distinguished Real Estate Instructors in St. Louis, Mo. In attendance were the most outstanding real estate educators across the county; from Florida to Canada, Maine to California and all states between. One of the topics discussed was judicial rulings and legal discussions concerning the legalities surrounding the use of e-signature programs. It appears that this is a much larger issue than I initially thought.

Since my mission is to educate, train and protect real estate agents while at the same time protecting the consumer’s best interest, I feel it necessary to make everyone aware that e-signatures are [Read more…]

I Meant To and Didn’t, and Now I Can’t

Procrastination is A Deadly Desease

Procrastination is A Deadly Desease

It seems that the older one gets, the faster time moves past us. In my mind’s eye it seems like only yesterday that I was in high school. That’s what my mind tells me but my body tells me differently. Oh what I would give to relive my life, knowing what I know now. Isn’t it amazing how wisdom helps us view things totally different? I wonder why we don’t have more wisdom when we’re young. It seems that’s when we really need it most, because that’s when we made most of the mistakes that we would change now if only we could. I’m sure you are smarter than I am, and probably didn’t make as many mistakes as I did but I’m very confident that there are things in your life that you would change if you had the ability. I am also very confident that if we will be totally honest with ourselves, we’re still making some of those foolish mistakes today. We have recently made decisions that we would change; after evaluating it in the rears.

We can’t do anything about the things we’ve done in the past. That is now history and it’s only good for our use to learn from. There are things, however, that we can do something about. [Read more…]

HANDLING ACCOUNTABILITY

Handling Accountability and Consequences

Handling Accountability and Consequences

In the professional ranks of the business world, much is said about accountability, but exactly what is it? God gave us all the necessary talents and gifts we need to make a worthwhile contribution to the world in which we live. What we do with those gifts are entirely up to us. We can choose to ignore them or pursue them. We should exert an effort to explore the opportunities and alternatives available to us; totally without fear. How else can we know for ourselves about anything? I wasn’t born liking the taste of apples. I had to bite into one, and enjoy the flavor before I could develop a taste for apples.

Only I, determine what I will do with the day that has been given me. Every day we should ask ourselves, “Am I doing the very best with what I have been given? Am I using my gifts; my talents well?  If not, am I willing to take the necessary actions to change?” One of the best ways of getting in touch with our inner thoughts is to share those thoughts with others. Doing so verbally allows for too many mistakes, and doesn’t always translate into what you really meant. By scripting out your thoughts you will give more attention to what you’re saying and how you say it. The internet has totally changed the way we communicate with each other. [Read more…]