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We used to know an old marine carpenter. He would  carfully watch the young guys running back and forth like the proverbial chicken with the head cut off while on the job . He was very maticulate and careful and lots of people would say how does he get anything done? Well the young guys would be ...
02/20/2008
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New and exciting events in real estate are occurring each day! Some good, some bad, some meaningless.  Today we looked and then blinked, and interest rates have suddenly risen. Oh well that economics stimulus pending teaser thing  worked for a few days. We're sure rates will probably be down agai...
02/14/2008
For about 10 years now we have held monthly risk reduction meeting at our firm.  Generally these  meetings last right at 1 hour.  The attendance at these meetings is usually at 95%+ .  We try to design the meetings to be informative and useful in helping real estate agents stay out of trouble. Ad...
02/08/2008
 Honestly,  don't you believe most of us are not very good planners when it comes to our daily routines? We go to work. Check messages and emails...start calling and accidentally remember what we are supposed to be doing or where we were supposed to be 10 minutes ago. Day planners are good, but m...
02/07/2008
Will it ever stop. Our office Manager gave us a heads up this week that there are 4 or 5  forms changing for earnest money contracts in Texas this spring.  The changes are not the end of the world as far as changes go. And as we all know today  "Change" is the new word to live by ....well accordi...
02/06/2008
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  This morning, in our new agent training class, I had cause to relay a war story.Side note here:  Am I the only person noticing that the "fight" is not as prevelant in our industry?  I'm not speaking about starting foolish arguments, or commission grabbers, or any thing like that.  What I'm conc...
02/05/2008
Ok... Big lesson here!!  Ol' Brent learned again that same lesson I have learned before!!   But, alas!!  Evidently I'm a slow learner, or simply the Realtor competitive nature took over and I just couldn't help myself!!  He-he!!  Maybe a little of both!  Definitely a little of both..... So, there...
02/04/2008
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Texas Aggies 80. Teasips 63. Isn't it grand! We stayed home and watched the game on TV but wish we could have been there to cheer with the record crowd.  And what a game!  What a turn around after the 3 game loss streak. There will be plenty of talk on the sports shows tomorrow.  I guess coach mu...
01/30/2008
Everything changes with Time. Lord do we know this.  Just look at the changes that have taken place in our twin cities of Bryan/College Station! We have seen a great deal especially in the last 10 years. Growth has kept the economy vibrant. But now there is some change in the air that worries us....
01/30/2008
From the activity we are witnessing in our office over the last 2 weeks we wonder about the "downturn in real estate" we keep reading about nationally .. .....at least in this area.  We know our statistics are showing a little burp at the end of the year that made some folks nervous,  and put ave...
01/28/2008
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