Once upon a time, if you were a real estate agent, the following would be the tools of your trade: a pay phone, a typewriter, a smile, a firm handshake and the gift of gab.
Then came the big black Motorola®™ phone, then a Casio®™, then a Palm Pilot®™.
Do you realize that today one can buy a property while sitting at one's desk?
Internet, e-mail, virtual tours, social media, #hashtag.
Well, my friends, as a broker in the real estate game there are still some things that have remained the same. You still need a smile, a firm handshake and the gift of gab.
Catch phrases like Location, Location, Location and Buy Low - Sell High remain fundamental.
Timing is still crucial, but whether buying or selling your home a fair, reasonable and realistic negotiation should be your goal.
Stick to the basics – let’s not reinvent the wheel.