What's on your list?

Dated: November 14 2021

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Optimism. Flexibility. A solid marriage or partnership. Supportive family. Two or more years of consistent employment. An appreciation for time as a strategic resource. Low interest rates. A knack for repairing and remodeling older houses. A solid history of managing credit. Money for a large down payment. A favorable market. Strong motivation. The ability to delay gratification. Discipline. An excellent Realtor and mortgage adviser. The ability to make an engaging first impression. An honorable discharge from the military. Determination.

I don’t think anyone has absolutely everything on this list—but people who successfully leverage real estate to make their lives better combine resources like these to achieve their goals. Too many people give up on their dream because they focus on one or two things that they think are lacking. It’s better to recognize that there are many assets that contribute to successfully buying, owning, and selling real estate. If some elements are weaker than you would like them to be, how can you marshal your strengths to get what you want anyway?

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DAVID DUNLAP

As a residential real estate executive with an extensive background in corporate marketing, I am able to apply unusually strong skills in marketing communications, e-marketing, strategic planning and ....

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