Choosing a Real Estate Brokerage: Advice, Tips, & Secrets

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Educators, Advocates, Real Estate Agents: In That Order

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This blog post was inspired by a recent experience in our own real estate practice. As you know, we do our best to help shorten the learning curve for you by sharing the "real life stuff" that happens in the day to day lives of our members -- good, bad, and ugly!  

Someone mentioned to me recently that maybe I had “overstepped my bounds” as a real estate agent when I questioned as to why a client chose a particular senior living community over others. "You are just a real estate agent," the woman says. 

As it began, our client tells us that she has been having trouble eating right, getting around, and staying active, and that her daughter was having to take off work regularly to transport her to the doctor. She had chosen, however, to move to an independent living community offering none of these services  (meals, transportation, scheduled outings, security, etc.).

Naturally, I wanted to know if she or her daughter were aware of or had considered other options. 


Let's be clear about what our team at OKC Mature Moves considers as our professional services boundaries as Certified Senior Housing Professionals (and as human beings for that matter). We are NOT typical real estate agents only assessing how we can get a home sold or purchased. We are NOT typical sales people only thinking about how to get the fastest commission check. And we are certainly NOT "just real estate agents." 

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Definition of Real Estate Insanity

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Unlike many of my posts, this one is pretty short, sweet, and straight to the point. 

We have seen some significant changes in the lives of agents we coach and train at the Seniors Real Estate Institute. And while I would love to take credit for all to cool things happening for them in their personal and professional lives, I must say this about these particular individuals ... THEY ALL CHOSE TO BE DIFFERENT! 

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Month in the Life of Nikki Buckelew, SREI's CEO & Founder

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Today I decided to write this very free-flowing blog post today because it is the end of August and I am feeling a bit tired (but accomplished). Most of our SREI members know that I stay fairly busy and that I get a lot done in short amounts of time.

Frankly, I don’t sit idle much! I frequently get asked by people how it is that I seem to get the results I get concerning sales, coaching clients, personal fitness, etc. and I usually just turn it around and say something like, “You can do it too with some focus and intention.” 

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Which REALTOR Box Do You Live In?

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Having been in real estate almost 25 years now (wow, how time flies) and having been an agent, office manager, team leader, coach, and trainer in the industry, I have begun to recognize that while the public perception is that all real estate agents are the same, there are 3 very distinctive boxes in which you can pretty much place any agent.

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Why Aren’t You Hitting Your Goals?

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Have you ever wondered, “Why am I not hitting my goals? What am I missing?

Great question. I am going to take a stab at this and see if I can help you create a new paradigm related to goal setting and goal getting! When I got these concepts, everything changed for me!

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7 Tips for Working with Your Spouse in Real Estate

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“My spouse is joining me in the business.”

I am hearing this phrase more and more these days. With the job market making it more challenging for talented people to find suitable employment and with an increasing number of people taking early retirement, real estate sales frequently becomes a natural career choice for spouses of agents already in the business.

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Avoid the 5 Mistakes Real Estate Agents Make

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I wrote a post a while back for our real estate business and life coaching site (www.nikkiandchris.com) and thought it might be good information to share with those of you in our seniors real estate community.

If you are intending to practice real estate sales for a while, consider what you will do differently so that you don’t make the same mistakes many other agents make in today's market!

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Failing Forward

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I am finding myself curious about the concept of "Failing Forward." 

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