Broker Course Coming Soon!

 Posted by at 7:44 am
Mar 302014
You get the keys for people buying houses, how about for your career?

You get the keys for people buying houses, how about for your career?

Beginning April 26th in Bangor, I’ll be teaching the course entitled “The Role of the Designated Broker,” but it’s not just for designated brokers! If you’re currently holding a real estate associate broker license, this course is for you. You’ll learn what you don’t know and gain a whole different perspective about the business of real estate.

(I liked) the instructors approach to teaching with examples and (how) he encouraged lots of discussion during class.

This is truly a class about the practice and the business of real estate–not just law and theory. Upon completion of the course and two years practicing as an associate broker, students become eligible to apply for a Broker’s License and are eligible to fill the role of designated broker for your company. But even if you have no interest in being a designated broker, you’ll want to consider taking this course.  You’ll develop a new understanding of the business as we look at some of the management issues and opportunities that exist in the increasing complex business of real estate. You’ll learn about things like business planning, ethics, and risk reduction–topics only touched on in previous licensing courses. The course is offered as a weekend course by the Arthur Gary School of Real Estate and will be taught by Walter at the Ramada Inn in Bangor. For more information or to register, visit the Arthur Gary School website or call 856-1712.


Math with a Moral

 Posted by at 7:06 am
Mar 112014

Here’s a little math problem I sometimes give my students that doesn’t relate to real estate. I’ve included the answer, but not the explanation. (I usually offer students a sticker if they can explain why the answer works!)

A farmer died leaving his 17 horses to his 3 sons.

When his sons opened up the will it read:

  • My eldest son should get 1/2 (half) of total horses;
  • My middle son should be given 1/3rd (one-third) of the total horses;
  • My youngest son should be given 1/9th (one-ninth) of the total horses.

As it’s impossible to divide 17 into half or 17 by 3 or 17 by 9, the three sons started to fight with each other.

So, they decided to go to a farmer friend who they considered quite smart, to see if he could work it out for them.