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In one review on his site, John T. Reed talks about negotiation and describes it as: I think negotiation is an important skill in real estate, but I think it’s overrated. If you negotiate too hard, you lose deals to other buyers and you get a reputation that scares people. I would characterize negotiation as […]

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I’m often struck at the stark difference between salespeople and advisors, how oblivious some people seem to be to the difference and the lengths some salespeople will go to present themselves as advisors. It’s a spectrum, and the differences can be a little fuzzy, but if we think of a benevolent family doctor / general […]

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How to Network

by Mr. Cheap

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Mr Cheap is out of town and may (or may not) be responding to comments.  Rest assured, he’ll read each carefully once he’s back. This post, obviously, isn’t meant to be a comprehensive overview of networking. Entire courses, books and seminars have been devoted to that.  This is simply intended as a primer for people […]

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I’m often struck by how rude people in customer service positions are.  I understand when people say “they have a tough job and they get fed up with it just like anyone else”, but ultimately if it’s the ENTIRE point of someone’s job to interact with the public, shouldn’t they stay nice (or at the […]

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Middlemen

by Mr. Cheap

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Eliminating the middleman is never as simple as it sounds. ‘Bout 50% of the human race is middlemen, and they don’t take kindly to being eliminated. -Malcolm Reynolds (Firefly) The Internet removes middlemen.  In many ways, this is the core of the wealth it has created, by putting buyers and sellers directly in touch with […]

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Recently I was discussing with my wife an idea she had for an online business.  One of her hobbies is genealogy, which is basically researching your family tree so she had the idea of offering a genealogy research service for money.  I don’t know if this business idea will ever get going or not, but […]

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Don’t forget to enter the SmartyPig $25 giveaway contest which ends on Thursday, January 28. Years ago I read the book “Raving Fans” by Ken Blanchard and Sheldon Bowles. The idea behind it is techniques to go from satisfying customers to creating a consumer-cult of the style enjoyed by Apple, Tim Hortons or In-N-Out Burger.  […]

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There are all sorts of good reasons to want to start a business. Often it’s also possible to start a business doing something that the owner personally enjoys: people who like creating artistic works might become graphic designers, those who enjoy writing might become ProBloggers, authors or copywriters, while those who like talking to people […]

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