Dick Gaylord Archive

Passing the Torch, Posted by Dick

A couple of weeks ago, I had the opportunity to attend Inman’s Real Estate Connect Conference in San Francisco. I have been going to Connect for several years now, and I find it is one of the best ways...
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August 21, 2009

2010 Leaders Ready to Shine, Posted by Dick

Last week, I had the opportunity to sit down for an interview with NAR’s 2010 Leadership Team. Although the team officially takes office in November, the Summer is an opportunity for them to get together and prepare for the...
August 4, 2009

Still Learning, Posted By Dick

In 30 years in the real estate business, whenever the prospect of handling a short sale came up, I cringed. I avoided them at all costs. Earlier this year, I listed a property for a client who owed the...
May 8, 2009

True Value in Being Active in the REALTOR® Organization, Posted by Dick

On Tuesday, I held a tour for one of my current listings for fellow REALTORS®. It’s a Tuscan villa, valued at $2.575 million. This is not my run-of-the-mill transaction. My average listing runs at a modest $600,000 or so....
April 24, 2009

Following My Own Advice, Posted by Dick

I’m no different than any other REALTOR®. Like you, I’ve had some very tough moments during the past several months. I’m used to handling twice the number of transactions and listings. After returning to my business full time this...
April 2, 2009

Get on “The Energy Bus,” Posted by Dick

This week, I am in Las Vegas at the 2009 RE/MAX International Convention. At the opening general session, I had a chance to hear from two great speakers: Dave Liniger, chairman and co-founder, and Margaret Kelly, CEO of RE/MAX...

One-Two Punch for Homeowners, Posted By Dick

Yesterday President Barack Obama announced a $75 billion Homeowner Affordability and Stability Plan to help address the foreclosure crisis – the right cross in a one-two punch to help the housing market recover. The plan complements the new American...
February 18, 2009

Historic Day, Posted by Dick

Last Tuesday, I joined my fellow NAR officers for the inaugural festivities in Washington, D.C. Two things struck me about the event: One — The diversity of those in attendance, especially the young people. Two — How well everyone...
January 25, 2009

10-9-8-7… Posted by Dick

It won’t be long before we count down the final seconds of 2008. Right now, the NAR officers, California Association leadership, and plenty of Realtors® and family members are here at Fiesta Parade Floats, just outside Pasadena, counting down...
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December 30, 2008

Counting Down to New Year’s Day – Posted by Dick

Realtors® across the country have been calling and writing on a daily basis to share their excitement about our debut in this year’s Tournament of Roses Parade. In fact, I hear the folks in Pennsylvania are especially excited to...
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December 11, 2008