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Thoughts, observations, prognostications, and essays on selling real estate. Always willing to lend a hand.
    Real estate  is constantly changing and for me…that is a good thing. I like change and while sometimes it can seem daunting and scary, it also forces me to re-focus my energies into what is important and what will make me AND my clients happy. The old days are gone and a new day is here. Not ...
I recently had the pleasure of taking an out of state buyer to look at properties in Central Florida. I was ALARMED (sorry for the pun) at the number of homes without electronic lockboxes. The alternative that is used is often a "locker-style" lockbox where the agent enters an alphanumeric code ...
67 years ago today my Dad, S.A. Parvin, was shot down over Nazi occupied Germany. The B-17 plane he was piloting was shot on a bombing mission. After making sure all of his men were out of the burning plane, Dad parachuted into a lake. His life was never the same. He would also be almost totally...
Pancakes and real estate?????? What the heck do they have in common? Read on... We are fortunate to own a second home in Maggie Valley, NC and we enjoy traveling from Florida to our home located 3,300 feet high in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Traveling to the Smokey Mountains is pure bliss and as t...
    Growing up in the 60’s, I was all about Barbie and Ken. I had all the clothes, the cars, the bags - but best of all…the Barbie house. Life was good. Now Mattel and an Architectural group (http://t.co/SQC7oIa) have combined to start a contest to design a Barbie house for “today’s” Barbie and ...
One of my favorite guilty pleasures is watching the show “Selling New York” because I enjoy having the opportunity to look at the interior of some of the most elegant and unique residences in the world. There is simply no place like New York and I think that many people enjoy dreaming of homeown...
  It's my birthday today and I am reminded of that song "It's my Party and I'll cry if I want to" - real estate is struggling, people can't get mortgages and our economy...well you get the picture. It would be pretty easy to wallow in the muck. But I won't do it. There is too much to be happy abo...
Ryan Clark recently said, "Belief is full of paradoxes." and I have to agree with him. We are in challenging times and people today are split between hope and reality. A recent news article stated that only 32% of Americans consider their personal finances to be in great or excellent condition a...
In this day and age of high gas prices, job uncertainty and corporate restructuring...the best asset for any listing is not the pool, the large bedrooms or the fireplace - it's the home office. People want to save money and have shorter time spent commuting to their office. What could be shorter...

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Keeping a clear perspective on selling real estate during the most challenging economic times since the great depression. Most importantly, doing so with enthusiasm and optimism.