Real Estate Advice So Good You’ll Cry
Neil Mathweg has spent the last 15 years in real estate working Wisconsin, first as an agent and more recently as the CEO and “Offensive Coordinator” (according to his business card) at Madison-based Realty Executives Cooper Spransy, a branch of the national Realty Executives network.
“I help agents score more touchdowns and grow their business,” Mathweg says of his role, in which he is charged with coaching Cooper Spransy’s 50-plus agents.
There comes a point in all of our lives when we stop caring too awfully much about our appearance. A trip to the park with our kids is a good example of one of those times. A casual date with our significant other might be another.
But when you’re working with clients, who have entrusted you with the sale and/or purchase of a new home — and hence their financial well being? Well, that’s not one of those times.
To help, we’ve put in some time online to find looks that could and should work for you, whether you’re on a laid-back showing with that couple who wants a vacation property, or a million dollar condo closing. Obviously these are suggestions — you should be comfortable with your style and add personal flair when appropriate. But you can’t go wrong starting here, and they should be available to you no matter where you live.
There are many reasons to love October. The weather, the fashion, Halloween…the PSLs. But for many it’s the sports. Basketball and hockey are starting up, college and NFL football are in the middle of their seasons, and baseball takes its biggest stage in the playoffs and World Series.
Since we are in the real estate business, this got us thinking: What if we could list and attempt to sell modern baseball stadiums? Yeah, yeah, we know. A few are publicly owned and all are under the thumb of owners or groups of team owners that have leases and the like. This isn’t a practical exercise.
But it is a fun exercise! Baseball stadiums, unlike most other sportive fields of play, can have unique dimensions and features, making them easily distinguishable from one another.
When people are young, everything is social. Even while our kids are learning in school, they’re also expected to navigate friendships and learn self-control, when to be in play mode and when to get down to business. Of course most people never master it – whispers, note-passing and clandestine texting are the norm in any classroom – but by the time we’re in college and then professionals, we’re expected to know where the line between work and the rest of our lives lies.
Jim Krautkremer is an entreprenuer and a real estate coach. His weekly podcast launched in late August and can be found at www.motivatedsellerblueprint.com and on iTunes. We mentioned it in an earlier article about the best real estate podcast and knew immediately that we should try to land an interview with Jim.
So we did. We appreciate his willingness to speak with us.
Speak with Jim for even a few minutes, and his passion for the real estate industry — and in particularly changing the real estate industry — becomes clear. He calls himself a “messenger of abundance,” concerned not only for an agent’s success, but his or her happiness as well. Two words permeate his strategy: motivated sellers. This is probably why Jim and Zbuyer get along so well. But we’ll get to that in a bit. The real takeaway after 20 minutes of talking to Jim (or 10 minutes with his new podcast) is that he wants to change the lives of those in the real estate industry for the better — agents AND clients.
You can learn more about Jim’s career and success in the real estate industry at www.motivatedsellerblueprint.com