Did you know? 15 random thoughts from Broker Bryant.


 Hi folks. Today I want to do something a little different. The title of this post says it all "Did you know?". These are random observations from me, Broker Bryant, that I hope will make you smarter, or at a minimum, make you think. Please feel free to add to the list in the comments. And by all means, correct me if I'm wrong.


  • Did you know, that if you use Real Estate Shows, you can Google your listing by house number, street name and zip code and your listing will show up in the #1 position and may even have a Google map up top? Who needs a single property web site.
  • Did you know a fully signed and accepted purchase offer is NOT an executed contract? A contract is executed when the transaction has closed and all parties have performed. A fully accepted and signed contract is a pending contract.
  • Did you know REALTOR® only has two syllables? Real—tor. That's it.
  • Did you know REALTOR® should be written just as I have written it? All caps and with the little ® "thingie".
  • Did you know a Fiduciary relationship is forever? It does not go away just because you lost the listing or the buyer. Information you knew then, that was confidential, is STILL confidential. It NEVER goes away.
  • Did you know Blog stands for Web Log and is an online diary? That's why we write OUR thoughts and don't just post someone else's thoughts.
  • Did you know if you steal Lenn Harley's images, maps or words, she will sue you  and she will win? And so will I.
  • Did you know an overpriced listing will suck the life out of you? And it's NOT the Seller's fault. It's your fault.
  • Did you know Mortgage fraud is a federal offense and is punishable by prison time?
  • Did you know your Broker owns your listing? If you leave the listing stays unless you have an employment contract stating differently.
  • Did you know an agent without an employment contract is effectively unemployed? Do you have one? Is it current?
  • Did you know your Broker works for you? You are paying him, he is NOT paying you. Act accordingly.
  • Did you know mortgage interest rates, in the mid 1980s, were as high as 18% and people were still buying and selling Real Estate?
  • Did you know people are still buying and selling Real Estate? Your goal should be to make sure they are using you to do it.
  • And last but not least, Did you know a REALTOR®'s income is NOT passive income? If you want some……then go get it!

So there you have it, 15 random thoughts from Broker Bryant plus one bonus thought, for good luck. Did you learn anything? Did I make you think? Do you have any to add?

***Image compliments of Ali Payne.

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