Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Prospecting and Listing

Any realtor who says that they do not Prospect for new business is either a liar or a broke realtor.
Any realtor who tells you that listings just fly into their office and they don't have to do anything to maintain their business is either a liar or a broke realtor.
This week I have been prospecting and been on appointments like nobody's business. It has been a very productive week!
And did you know that it's only Tuesday.




Now it's time to Wine down with some good music and  good dinner

Monday, January 30, 2017

Prospecting Monday

What I learned today
  1. Leave my ego in the car
  2. Ask more open ended questions


  • who 
  • what 
  • when 
  • where
  • how


  1. Be a great listener. Listen. Listen. Listen
  2. Quit having to be right all the time
  3. Accept responsibility for my results
  4. work daily to develop new productive habits. 
  5. work to try something new in my personal life and expand and build a better life
  6. spend some time studying the thinking big process 
  • This is who I am
  • This is who I want to be.




Sunday, January 29, 2017

Sunday night

It's Sunday night. 11:30 p.m. I have so many thoughts racing through my mind I can't even think of where to begin. So many ideas I have about how to build my real estate business. So many ideas I have about how to be the very best realtor I can possibly be.



Lead generation, lead follow-up, and listing appointments. This is when is first and foremost on my mind I need listings. I need listings. I need listings!
 I need listings.


Now it is time to go to bed. Say affirmations! And marinade on the greatness to come

Friday, January 27, 2017

Friday Roll Play

In sales we roll play.  Its a part of training. Every Friday I work with a lady from another office. This was a good morning.  We went over talking to home buyers, the problems that come with buying a home and how to solve them.  GREAT!



I did not go to the pool this morning.  Friday is now my off day - not Wednesday.

Remember that when you're ready to buy or sell.  Contact me!

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Big day

Sometimes I am so happy that this Blog has zero followers. I can keep a record of everything that's important but I don't have to hear any backlash! Sweet!

This morning at the pool that was a great day. I wound up swimming my half mile in 18 minutes and 48 seconds. And then my friend it was in the pool also said let's do a few more laps. So we did. I wound up doing a kilometer in 24 minutes and 46 seconds and I thought that was pretty good.

Today at work my leads are getting better and the listings are starting to come in which is fantastic! The floodgates are starting to open up!

Tonight I'm hosting a Dave Ramsey Financial Peace University class at the Coldwell Banker Mason Morris office in Glenwood Springs. These signups have been horribly low. I seriously doubt anybody's going to show up. But that's okay I'll continue to manage my money in a way that says I can live like no one else so that I can live like no one else.! And I'm okay with that.!


Monday, January 23, 2017

Meditation and Health

Today was a good day. I had a good morning of yoga. 22 minutes of Hatha Vinyasa yoga with the namastay girls of Namaste Yoga. It was great!

Later that morning I went to the pool. I saw my swimming coach there. She was awesome. I saw my friend there another walrus. He was awesome too. We both swam a kilometer. It was a great morning! My kilometer was kind of slow because I was following your girl walrus who wasn't very fast. So my kilometer was about 27 28 minutes something like that. Still a great morning!

Went to lunch with a friend. Met with a couple clients who are optimistic about purchasing soon. It was a great day of lead follow-up!

Home finally, I'm putting this post together as I'm getting ready to go to sleep. I've been sitting here in meditative, contemplative thought. While listening to the Moses code by doctor Wayne Dwyer


I am perfect health
I am abundance.
 I am healthy!
I am perfect health!
I am abundance!
I have the realtor people want to work with!
I am the realtor people choose to work with!
I am attracting motivated sellers!
I am attracting qualified buyers!
 I am the realtor people want to work with!
I am perfect health!
I am abundance!
I am that I am!
I am that I am!
I am attracting motivated sellers!
I am attracting qualified buyers!
I am the realtor people want to work with!
 I am happy. I am healthy. I am healing. I am perfect health!
 I am that I am!


Sunday, January 22, 2017

Relaxing on Sunday

I couldn't post anything on Saturday because I had such a severe headache I could barely see straight. I miss going to the pool but I could barely move so I didn't go swimming. However I did go swimming this morning.



I Did my half a mile in 19 minutes and 47 seconds. And I'm feeling better than I was yesterday. At least right now I don't have to crawl in the fetal position keep all the lights off and and just be quiet.


So today I'm just relaxing. I'll be watching some football. I am cooking a slow roast chicken. And I think that's going to be a good way to spend Sunday.



I am going to be amped up and ready to go back to work for throttle on Monday morning.




PS yes I know Realtors work on Sundays! I just don't have it in me to move today. However I am healing! I am healing! I am healthy! I am healthy! And believe it or not I truly am happy.! I am happy too!

Friday, January 20, 2017

Floor time Friday

 Today was floor time Friday also known as FSBO Friday also known as for sale by owner Friday.

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The day started out really great. And then I found out there was nobody to work the floor this morning. So I started out working with lady in the company and going over scripts and presentations. Then round up picking up the floor in the morning. Then wound up going to lunch then picked up the floor again in the afternoon because that's when I was scheduled to work.

Now I'm home having some pasta with clam sauce yes! I am not going to take a picture of my food and a bottle of wine. You and I probably should....

All is well! I am one of the finest realtors in the Roaring Fork Valley! I am the realtor people choose to represent them in their transactions! I am attracting motivated sellers.! I am attracting qualified buyers!

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Showing property

Wow.! What a great day of showing property! I'm going to load up a picture of vacant land that doesn't look like much on the surface but my God it is fantastic!




And I am looking forward to writing an offer on this. Also took a look at some ski property today and it was beautiful just beautiful! This is not going to be picked up by my buyer but it sure was fun to go look at this place because it is so magnificent!


I Had a great day at the pool a great day showing property I had a great evening practicing my guitar and I'm really enjoying some down time right now!




Yes this posting is filled with exclamation points.

I am one of the finest realtors in the Roaring Fork Valley! I am the realtor people choose to work with first!

Busy Morning

Whew!  Today has been a busy morning.

I met up with my swim coach at the pool.  She says I need a serious pep talk about Real Estate.  She's right.

I swam my half mile in 18:55.  Since I have several calls and emails to make I cut my swim short.  I'll make up with a Kilometer on Saturday.  Friday is booked.  Yes. I cut my swim short by 6 minutes. UGH!

I also updated my listing presentation
Click Here to see it. No email required






Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Kilometer at the Pool. Showing property later today

Headline says it all.  I swam a kilometer today in 25:55.  Not a record time. But it was a good workout.  It was a weird day.  The swimmers were just strange.  Nobody (including me) was really friendly with one another.  It was weird.

I should show a picture of Walruses fighting, but I don't have one.

I'll be showing some property later today.  I wish I were listing instead of showing.  I prefer to be a listing agent. Sigh.

OK. No more bad attitude.

Time to take on the day.  Meeting starts in 8 minutes.




Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Steady It Goes

This morning started out with the normal schedule.

A buyer I'm working with called and we're  getting more focused on the land he's looking to (needs to) buy.

It was a good day at the pool 18:56 half mile.

My buyer is looking for land to build upon.

Vacant Land. Sexier than you think.

I am the Realtor people luv doing business with!

Monday, January 16, 2017

Floor Time on MLK day

I very rarely have floor time in the morning. My mornings are sacred to me.

  • 7:00 am Yoga
  • 7:30 am Guitar
  • 9:00 am Pool exercise (except Friday 8:30 roll play w/Nancy)
  • 10:00 am eat healthy!  Oatmeal, Fruit!  

BUT NOT TODAY!



Today I woke up late and made into city market for fresh donuts and coffee!!!

Real Estate Prospecting is NOT going to be put on hold.  I'm still prospecting.  Even if I am in a processed sugar induced food coma.

I am the Realtor that sellers chose to list their house



Sunday, January 15, 2017

Long Weekend

This weekend seems like a very long weekend. I didn't make it to the pool on Saturday.

But i did swim this morning.  And even though I didn't really feel like swimming, I did swim my half mile. I did not break any records or have anything to boast about however, I am happy that I made it into the pool!

I thought about blowing off swimming this weekend and I am so happy that I did not do that.



As far as real estate is concerned I am becoming a prospecting machine! I am calling prospects. I am mailing prospects. I am hanging booklets and little marketing material stuff on their door knob. I'm doing everything I can to reach out to people and say "list your house with me!"

I can't help but believe that my efforts will pay off! I have this sneaking suspicion that the floodgates are going to open up and people are going to come out in droves and tell me "I want you Todd Ambrose to list my house!"



I am one of the finest realtors in the Roaring Fork Valley and Beyond! I am the realtor that people want to hire!

Friday, January 13, 2017

A Gathering of Walruses

Today was a great morning swim at the pool.  My friends were there and we pushing each other to be the best we could be.

After 2 days of rest. I'm weighing in at 173lbs. Officially 8 lbs away from goal.  I swam my half mile in 18:44 and my kilometer in 24:37.

Powerful day at the pool not only in performance, but also in encouragement for each other.

Me and my friends putting in our laps at the Glenwood Springs Hot Spring Pool


Time to make some connections and set some appointments to sell some houses.  I am one of the finest Realtors in the Roaring Fork Valley and Beyond

The view from the front porch of a ranch I sold

PTL!



Thursday, January 12, 2017

Floor Time

I took floor time for a colleague this morning.  She's a great gal, so I'm happy to help out.

My stress comes from adjusting my schedule.  I swim laps on Thursday morning. No workout makes Todd a Grumpy Walrus.

The lesson learned: .

Have a positive mindset
Serve others
Focus on achievement

Morning exercise helps me focus on being the best Realtor for my clients.  I shift my focus from missing a workout to a more positive mindset of helping a colleague. This I can feel good about.





P.S. I'm headed to the GWS hotspring to soak tonight.




Wednesday, January 11, 2017

FSBO vs REALTOR scenario

Purchase Price as For Sale By Owner = 115,000
Reduced Price as For Sale By Owner = 105,000
Success Fee of Realtor at 6% of 115,000 = 6,900
Realtor successfully sells at 115,000. Sale Price After Success Fee = 108,100
The seller will accept a lower price to avoid paying a Realtor.
Too Bad.  Sigh, Head in My Hands.

I can't begin to tell you how often this happens.

Use a REALTOR

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Real Estate Prices to Sky Rocket

Real Estate Prices to Sky Rocket.

That's what I've been hearing all day today.  I've been prospecting my butt off, and all I hear is I gotta buy now because 'Real Estate Prices to Sky Rocket'.  CRAZY huh.

This is an investment property I listed a short time ago.  It was under contract in less than 24 hours. Seriously. I got an email at 6:00 am.  UGH. then I showed it at 10:00 am. Under contract by 11:30 am


It has been a busy day.
I swam a half mile this morning. 20:53 was the time.
Prospecting started right after the pool. I made some great contacts today

Then I came home to my dog.

I am prospecting for new business everyday.  PTL!

I am healing. I am healthy. I am happy. I am going to sleep soundly




Monday, January 9, 2017

Search for Your New Home

Oh Happy Day! My IDX (MLS Feed) is working properly now. Hooray. Go to my site and start searching for your next home 
http://www.toddambroserealtor.com/


New Home Construction

I'm working with a client from Texas and we're building a new home for him.  We're in the design stage.  Here is one of the homes he is considering.  2367 square feet with a 3 car garage.  Nice!



Perfect views of Mt. Sopris and walking distance to the rive for gold metal trout fishing.  Dream house!

Monday morning Rain

 It's raining this morning at the pool. That never stops the mighty walrus. This morning I did my kilometer in 27 minutes 14 seconds I'm happy with my performance in the pool.

I also started off the day with 22-minute episode of Namaste Yoga. 22 minutes of Hatha Vinyasa yoga. A great way to start the day.



Now it's off to the office to make some calls. And see if somebody wants to hire one of the finest realtors in the Roaring Fork Valley. That would be me!.



I am one of the finest realtors in the Roaring Fork Valley bar none!

Saturday, January 7, 2017

-4 degrees the water feels fine!

If you're in Garfield, Pitkin or Eagle (Basalt) County Colorado use this to help your home buying process

Home Scouting Network
goo.gl/YH9CRC
VIP code: tambrose

It Is Cool! Actually it's freezing. Its -4 degrees outside.

PS. I just switch finished my swim at the Glenwood Springs pool. Half a mile in 18 minutes and 54 seconds! Pretty happy about that. I am healing. I am healthy. I am happy. I Am the Walrus.


Friday, January 6, 2017

Floor Time

Floor time is a term that all of you Realtors will know about. Today one of the ladies at the office call Dan and said she Not a problem for me I was in the office already so not a problem.

However I did not make it to the pool this morning because I covered for time so I'll be in the pool tomorrow morning.

Tonight I am working on a couple of pieces from J S Bach. One of my favorite composers. Swim in the morning work in the day but guitar in the night. So there is


Check it out.  Search for homes like a REALTOR
If you're in Garfield County Colorado use this to help your home buying process

Home Scouting Network
http://goo.gl/YH9CRC




1. Find homes near me. GPS enabled – 100% MLS listings in your local market.
2. MLS property details of every listing. View photos, school districts and detailed property information right from the curb.
 3. Call the LO or Agent. When you want to see the inside of a property, would like a mortgage quote, or simply have a question, we are just a tap away.
 4. Save favorite properties. Get immediate updates on price reductions and status changes for any property
 5. Social. Easily share a property with family and friends on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest or by Email.

It Is Cool!

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Another Snow Day at the Pool

A great day at the pool.  I completed a half mile swim in 19 minutes 36 Seconds.

I'm putting up this post at 3 in the afternoon because I've had a very, very busy morning. And the streets are slow due to a snow storm.

A snow storm doesn't stop The Mighty Walrus from swimming.

I am Healing. I am Healthy. I am Happy.  I am the Walrus


I'm finishing up a short coffee / blogging break.

Back to Real Estate.


Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Home Search like a Boss

Check it out.  Search for homes like a REALTOR
If you're in Garfield County Colorado use this to help your home buying process

Home Scouting Network


  • 1. Find homes near me. GPS enabled – 100% MLS listings in your local market. 
  • 2. MLS property details of every listing. View photos, school districts and detailed property information right from the curb.
  •  3. Call the LO or Agent. When you want to see the inside of a property, would like a mortgage quote, or simply have a question, we are just a tap away.
  •  4. Save favorite properties. Get immediate updates on price reductions and status changes for any property
  •  5. Social. Easily share a property with family and friends on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest or by Email.
It Is Cool!


Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Tough day in Real Estate

Good Lord was it a tough day today and real estate. I generated zero leads. And I pretty much got beat up on the phones and just every door that I could imagine closed on me. Or at least close for the time being.



I am not to the point where I want to crawl into a corner, start writing poetry, and maybe take up the saxophone to cure my do desire to go play in traffic, but it was pretty much a tough day.



Fortunately I could come home walk my dog and play a little guitar tonight do some affirmations and wake up tomorrow and take on the day.!

Snow day at the hot spring

Good morning. Today it is a snowy day at the hot spring the weather is really nice but the snow is coming down pretty hard. I love coming to the hot spring on a snow-day!. Today I swim a half-mile 19 minutes 47 seconds. I also held to my yoga resolution. And did 22 minutes of Hatha Vinyasa yoga with the girls from Namaste Yoga at Namaste Yoga TV or nameste TV or something like that.




I'm ready to head into the office make some calls contact some people and sell a house!

I am the realtor people want to hire!
I am attracting highly motivated sellers!
I am attracting pre-qualified buyers!
PTL!

Monday, January 2, 2017

Good Day in Real Estate

Today was a good day in Real Estate.  I met with people who are interested in Buying property.  One person is a commercial investor.  The other is an businessman looking for property. The last person I met up with today is also an investor.

Prospecting pays off
Affirmations pay off
Having a heart to serve is essential




This house is a diamond in the rough.  A fantastic investment.  I can show it to a buyer.




Here is the view from back porch(in the summer)





Perfect day at the pool

Good morning.

Today is a perfect day at the pool. I started off my years swimming a kilometer. My kilometer was not a strong swimmer. I completed my swim in 19 minutes and 47 seconds. I'm sorry 29 minutes and 47 seconds. That was Oslo kilometer for me I usually do around 27 minutes.



The weather is 33 degrees and overcast it's going to snow later. It is absolutely perfect to lay out on a lounge chair after coming out of the pool. I love Colorado Winters.

Now I'm headed off to the office. To start prospecting for new clients. Real estate wise this is going to be my best year ever! Accountability updates to come.

I am healing. I am healthy. I am happy. I Am The Walrus.



Sunday, January 1, 2017

2017 I Resolve

Good Morning 2017

I resolve to improve upon my life.

Health:  Diet and Exercise
Goals:

  • I will bring my weight down to 165 pounds. 
  • I will bring an end to my stomach aches
  • I will bring an end to my headaches
  • I will sleep well
  • I will stop living with pain


Plan:

  • I am eating a plant based diet.
  • I am swimming a minimum of a half mile 4 times per week.  About 20 minutes
  • I am swimming a kilometer 2 times per week.  About 27 minutes
  • I am walking my dog 1.5 miles per day. About 30 minutes. (she's old)
  • I am practicing yoga 22 minutes per day, 4 time per week.

  • I have stopped taking Acetaminophen 250mg, aspirin 250mg, caffeine 65mg
  • I have stopped taking 500mg acetaminophen and 38mg diphenhydramine citrate as a sleep aid



Career: Real Estate Sales REALTOR Broker Associate


  • Sales Goals:  24 Transactions: 12 Listings - 12 Buyers
  • Sales Volume:  $7.56 Million
  • Gross Commission Income:  $189,000
  • Average Transaction:  $315,000
  • Average Gross Commission:   $7,875
  • Average Net Commission:  $4,252
  • Annual Revenue:  $102,060


Plan:
I am Prospecting every day.
I am the REALTOR people want to hire.

  1. I am using the phone. Call Zillow FSBO
  2. I am using the phone. Call Expired Listings
  3. I am following up on Direct Mailing
  4. I am Walking Farm (gardens) and talking to poeple

  • I am adhering to my daily tracking form.
  • I am recording my activity
  • I am holding myself accountable to how many people I contact
  • I am setting time to lead generate. 
  • I am following up with leads


I am following Mike's 10 Mandates

  1. I am taking saleable listings
  2. I am getting them sold
  3. I am telling the world about my successes
  4. I am taking more listings because of my success
  5. I am pre-qualifying for price and motivation as key factors
  6. I am diligently adhering to my prospecting program: 
  7. I am using market knowledge as a professional
  8. I am monitoring my market
  9. I am honest in every aspect of my business. I tell the seller the truth
  10. I am speaking with dialogue that is honest that logically and emotionally makes sense
Affirmations
  • I am attracting Motivated Sellers
  • I am attracting Pre-Qualified Buyers
  • I am the REALTOR that people want to hire

I am doing this. 2017 will be a good year.