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SOBORs Story - A Realtor with Kids

Realtor® with kids
Posted by Stephen Oliver on August 18, 2020 in  General Interest
When you are a real estate professional starting out in this business you are faced with a boat load of challenges.  What brokerage to join? How to you do your job?  Where is the money coming from while you look for that first deal? The biggest challenge for me personally wasn't directly real estate related.   The hard part was having 3 kids under the age of 5 to maneuver.  Now let me say this up front to my kids before they read this.  I love them all "to the moon and back" but there are t... read more
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SOBORs Story

The Pat Schneider Effect
Posted by Stephen Oliver on July 26, 2020 in  uncategorized
In real estate there is a belief by many new Realtors® and to some extent by the public as well that our job is easy.  Veterans of our profession know that it is a long term investment in yourself and your clients that make a career last.  Not knowing anything when I started out, I believed it was going to be easy.  The timeline of events that happened starting on my first day in real estate is almost comical when I look back.  Here's my first 6 months in a nutshell.April 1, 2008 - Registere... read more
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A Summer Market Like No Other

The COVID - 19 Backlog?
Posted by Stephen Oliver on July 26, 2020 in  General Interest
As the government slowly and cautiously continues with its' opening up strategy and the world holds its collective breath that the decisions being made work, the real estate world is chugging along. Normally the cycle of the market is successful based on two micro market periods.  The spring market and to a lesser effect the fall market.  Summer is typically a slightly slower period for a variety of reasons.  First, a great deal of buyers want to be in their home for the summer to enjoy their ne... read more
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SOBORs Story - The Introduction Part Deux

What to expect when from this story.
Posted by Stephen Oliver on July 24, 2020 in  General Interest
When you sit down and try to figure out what to do with a blog and/or podcast everyone struggles with what to write.  How do I constantly develop content that will interest people?  How do I keep them engaged and wanting to come back time and time again? The struggle is real. Blogging isn't easy. So when I sat down and made the decision to take on this task I asked myself if I could do this long term?  Would my story or stories be interesting enough?   But then like anyone in real estate I ... read more
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SOBORs Story - The Introduction Part 1

What or Who is SOBOR and why now?
Posted by Stephen Oliver on July 24, 2020 in  General Interest
For months maybe even years I have been teaching our team about the importance of writing a blog.   Posting, sharing and building an audience through this medium is a long term project, but I believe an important one.  I am also a practice what you preach kind of teacher.  If I stand up in front of a group of new energetic members of our Coldwell Banker Momentum team and tell them they should be doing it, I should be too.  Our brokerage is about to start another round of training so it was time ... read more
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