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Scott’s Thoughts: Friendship Equity

“To often a vast collection of possessions ends up possessing its owner. The asset I most value, aside from health, is interesting, diverse, and long-standing friends.” Warren Buffett, American business magnate, investor, and philanthropist. Networking is one of those words that makes some people bristle. This is especially true of the introverts out there who [...]

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Scott’s Thoughts: Overthinking It

“Perhaps the truth depends on a walk around the lake.” -Wallace Stevens, American modernist poet. Have you ever stopped to consider how much of the stress in our lives is self-generated? Our minds are marvelous for making meaning and order, but they can also get in the way of living in the present. That voice [...]

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Scott’s Thoughts: The Nature of Money

“But that’s the nature of money. Whether you have it or not, whether you want it or not, whether you like it or not, it will try to define your days. Our task as human beings is not to let it.” -Phil Knight, American business magnate and philanthropist, co-founder and chairman emeritus of Nike, Inc. [...]

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Scott’s Thoughts: Sweet Indifference

“If one is forever cautious, can one remain a human being?” -Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Russian novelist, historian, and short story writer It’s natural to assess risk as we consider new adventures. Whether in business or in relationships, we plan, we size up our odds, and we imagine outcomes. Very little in this life is a sure [...]

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Scott’s Thoughts: Staging for Peace

“You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist.” -Golda Meir, Israeli teacher, kibbutznik, stateswoman, politician and the fourth Prime Minister of Israel The atmosphere in a home has a huge impact not only on how people perceive a home, but how they feel having spent time in the home. As a real estate pro, you [...]

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Scott’s Thoughts: The Ladder of Inference

“Human beings are perhaps never more frightening than when they are convinced beyond doubt that they are right.” -Laurens van der Post, Afrikaner author, farmer, war hero, political adviser. I wanted to set aside some time this week to introduce a decision making tool you might find helpful as you develop your real estate career [...]

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Scott’s Thoughts: The Extra Mile Mentality

“There are no traffic jams along the extra mile.” -Roger Staubach, Former American football quarterback. As the spring market heats up and a fresh field of listings begin to bloom, you may find yourself busier than you have been in several months. Sometimes your schedule will get long and meeting the day’s basic obligations will [...]

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Scott’s Thoughts: Problematic Prestige

“Prestige is like a powerful magnet that warps even your beliefs about what you enjoy. It causes you to work not on what you like, but what you’d like to like.” Paul Graham, English born computer scientist, entrepreneur, venture capitalist, author, and blogger. Every waking hour is an opportunity to pursue what matters to you. [...]

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Great Read Roundup: Buying New Construction, Selling for Siblings, & Personal Politics

An ongoing feature in Tuesday Tactics is our “Great Read Roundup” in which we highlight some of the best pieces we’ve read recently and why they might expand your mind or help with your real estate career. 5 Things Every Home Buyer Needs to Know About New Construction (6 minute read) Why it matters: Buying a [...]

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Scott’s Thoughts: Burning Out

“When you think that it’s too hard, remember that in the long run, doing the things that will make you successful is a lot easier than being unsuccessful.” Ray Dalio, American investor, hedge fund manager, and philanthropist Those who succeed are often those who manage to endure past the point where others simply quit. Solving [...]

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