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Should I Loan Money To A Friend?

All of us have had awkward money scenarios happen to us in our lives. There are the immediate face-to-face confrontations when a personal friend asks us for money while out on the town. Or what about the time that your college roommate asked you if they could borrow $5,000 or $10,000? Remember when your 2nd cousin said they would be starting a business and were wondering if you would invest $25,000 in the new venture? So, how do you handle a money situation that may make you lose sleep at night? Here are three smart money moves steps to diffuse the problem. Step 1: Empathize. Listen, and Show that you’ve heard by recapping what specifically the other person is wanting to do with the money. Make sure you initially understand it from their point of view. Indicate that you know that economic times are tough, and their individual circumstances are particularly difficult. In a certain sense you need to be able to step inside of their shoes to feel a…

Less Real Estate Commission

In another article that I did recently, I talked about less real estate commission but from another point of view. The article was called Atlanta Discount Realtor. In that article I looked at the word discount and we found that Webster’s dictionary defines discount as “something that is less than retail value”. I pointed out […]

How to Overcome Objections in Real Estate

There are a few rules in overcoming objections in any business or sales job. But we all have encounter objections, everyday. Whether it is from people we work with, customers, our spouses and our children. So, we are all pretty good at overcoming objections, unless you are a doormat and you will have to take […]