Agents Amherst Madison Annual Family BBQ Great day with even better people! Every year we look forward to having all of the agents and their families out to BBQ and kick the summer season off!
Agents Welcoming Our Newest Associate – Sean Wilke! This might be a new record! We are delighted to announce ANOTHER rockstar Associate joining the team – Sean Wilke!   Sean has been involved in Real Estate just about as long as he can remember. For the past 30 years he has been involved in the operation and expansion of his family’s farms. During that […]
Agents Welcoming Our Newest Partner – Michael Simis! We are introducing our newest Partner, Michael Simis, who has been proving exceptional real estate service to families in the Treasure Valley since 2002! He not only strives to make your buying or selling experience enjoyable but, he makes it his goal to help you understand the entire process along the way. We are so grateful […]
Agents 10 Tips for Buying in a Seller’s Market Key Takeaways:   Seller’s Market = Demand Exceeds Supply Be Ready – Remove Barriers to your Move Get Approved & Make Strong Offers Work with an Aggressive Professional   What is a “Seller’s Market”? This is a marketplace where the demand for housing exceeds the available supply. It is mathematically defined as a market where […]
Agents The Amherst Madison 2017 Award Winners We are so honored to announce the Award Winners for the year of 2017! These agents and Partners are incredibly deserving of these awards and we are proud to work along side them. Congratulations to everyone who was recognized this year!   2017 Mentor of the Year Congratulations to Karla K. Gardner on receiving the Amherst Madison 2017 […]
Agents “It sounds like somebody’s got a case of the Mondays” Key Takeaways: Every day is an opportunity to grow Monday sets the tone for your week Monday can give you the edge you seek Productive attitudes lead to productivity   The headline to this article, a quote from the 1999 movie Office Space, always makes me laugh. Lately, it has also made me cringe.  As […]
Agents How Do You Choose a Realtor to Sell Your Home? Key Takeaways: Marketing matters, details matter, your investment matters No marketing budget = they (Realtor) are not vested How will your home stand out in the crowd? Sellers, make them prove their competence   I recently published a blog article that directly attacked the notion of marketing not being worth the investment for realtors.  It seems […]
Agents Raw Land Development & Risk to Equity Investors Key Takeaways:  Raw Land & Development is a time-consuming venture  Increase in time from initial investment to cash flows as revenue = increase in risk  Risk/Return balance is highly subjective & based on investor goals  Mitigate risk through prevention and forward thinking    In this blog post we will explore some characteristics of raw land […]
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Agents Matt Bauscher Awarded “Accomplished Under 40” by the Idaho Business Review Hundreds of Idaho go-getters were nominated for Idaho Business Review‘s Accomplished Under 40 awards program, and more than 100 people applied for one of this year’s 40 spots.   The task of selecting the top 40 went to 11 review committees. The review committees were formed from past honorees, and each committee included at least three […]
Agents Ask and you shall receive…Want Success? Ask the right questions. Key Takeaways: You cannot advise and consult without knowledge of the Client  Only through Asking the right questions, can you be a Trusted Advisor The right Questions are paramount to a Realtor’s success Cast aside Ego, Fear, Judgement, and Assumptions    I recently was in a two-day Counsel of Residential Specialist (CRS) seminar, taught by Mr. […]
Agents The Only Thing We Have to Fear…Is Success? Key Takeaways:  Many time-consuming tasks can be Delegated. Fear of Delegation is a real, crippling hurdle. Many agents fear what lies at the end of a successfully-leveraged business. We must face our fear to create the business and freedom we seek.   As a real estate broker in Boise, Idaho; I hear the oft-repeated refrain […]
Agents What is an “Ethical” Decision? A Framework for Ethical Decision-Making Key Takeaways:  Realtors are often faced with ethical dilemmas which have no ready-made answer or solution  The path to ethical decision making lies in asking yourself the proper questions What is “Legal” and what is “Ethical” are often not the same    As Realtors and Fiduciaries (which I firmly believe we should behave as such); […]
Agents Dress for Success: What You Wear Matters Key Takeaways  What you wear, and your appearance in general, has a direct impact on your success.  Like it or not, others will judge you based on your appearance. Perception is reality – create the reality you wish for yourself.   This may frustrate some people. I hope that it stirs up some thought and […]
Agents Why are you reading this? 5 Questions to ask Every Single Buyer The following questions should take place at your Buyer Consultation. We feel that it is imperative to hold a Buyer Consultation, for every buyer client you work with.  It is only through the vetting process and Q&A of some sort of buyer consult, can you hope to gain the necessary knowledge of your client in […]
Agents “Are you Planning to Fail?” – Framework of A Business Plan A good business plan should start with answering the question, “WHY?”    That is, why are we doing this? Why am I (or we) starting this company and what do we hope to accomplish? What do we hope to give to our customers and clients? What is our unique value proposition? What moves us in a […]
Agents Team Up with an Investor: How a realtor can expand business with investors How is representing investors in residential and small multifamily properties different from representing homebuyers?  Investors have different goals than do the average homeowner. Typically, investors have specific criteria for which they are investing, which can be highly dependent upon the individual. However, investors are all similar in that they are seeking some type of return on the […]
Agents It is Not About You: The best piece of business advice I ever heard… Although it is something that had been rattling around in my head for years; I first heard the following from Mr. Jay Abraham:   Love the Customer, not the Product/Service You Provide Love the customer. Better yet, consider the customer a life-long client and fall in love with them. To provide the high level of value to […]
Agents It’s the Inequality, Stupid For a long while, I have suspected that the top agents in our industry collect a disproportionate amount of the sales and income available in the market. This was supported mostly by my own observations and qualitative evidence; along with National Association of Realtors Statistics such as: 84% of those who obtain a real estate license are out of the […]
Agents The “Secret” of Passion Passion… such a powerful word. We all desire passion. We all seek to live with gusto and passion in varying degrees, to varying extents and in various arenas. Often, we look at passionate people and think, “If only I could have the passion that they do… imagine the action I could take towards living my […]
Agents Time Management Skills and Habits Why does this matter? Well, we all have the same 24 hours to work with each day. Some people have trained themselves to get 10X the amount of productive action wrapped into their day than do other people. How do they do this?   When I think about Time Management I think about two concepts: […]