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Many of you know that I recently introduced Lisa Stafford to the Rain. She was an agent who was struggling. Her broker told her to visit with me and a few other agents in the company to see if we could help her out. So we met over breakfast where I introduced her to Active Rain and the 177,000...
I used to laugh at a TV character named Barney Fife. He was Andy Giffith's sidekick in the television series, "The Andy Griffith Show" and "Mayberry R.F.D." These shows ran in the 1960's and I watched them as a kid growing up in the 70's. I loved the small town atmosphere portrayed in the s...
RESPA. If you aren't familiar with that word, you should be. It stands for the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act, which was brought about in 1974. Respa was designed to protect consumers from unfair practices such as under the table referral fees and hidden fees that could drive up the cos...
Oologah Oklahoma Bacterial Meningitis Outbreak March 2010 If you're going to be visiting Oklahoma anytime soon, you may not want to go to the town of Oolgoah(pronounced OO LA GAH). This is because there has been a bacterial meningitis outbreak there. And it's serious. There have been two death...
If you're like me, you probably spent a lot of time on Facebook marketing yourself and selling houses. If you're not on Facebook, you're missing an excellent resource for real estate marketing and farming. But that's another discussion. I noticed recently that one of my competitors is on Facebo...
Shot this picture yesterday at a reinspection at a house. The kids were having a "ball" playing keep away from the dog! And every now and then the dog would get the ball and then the chase was on! It made it hard to keep an eye on the reinspect!
It never ceases to amaze me at how many people in real estate will work selfishly and aggressively to satisfy their own interests. Take, for example, my current problem. I am representing a buyer on a transaction in Bartlesville, a town just up the road from Owasso. In our area, the buyer pick...
I woke up this morning to an annoucement by our local media that the old Tulsa City Hall will be purchased for a million dollars by the Snyder family, who recently purchased and rennovated the old Tulsa Mayo Hotel. The Mayo Hotel in downtown Tulsa had been a fabulous hotel at one time, but had f...
Greater Tulsa Housing Prices Ahhhh...Spring is in the air. The days are getting longer. Time change Sunday is this Sunday, March 14th. And time is running out to cash in on the $8000 tax credit for home buyers. Even the economy is trying to get churning again. So, is it a good time to buy a ...
It's the first signs of Spring in Tulsa Oklahoma! I shot this picture this past week when I noticed that the daffodils had popped up in the front yard of our Greater Tulsa area home. Our daffodils are always the first sign that Spring is on the way to Tulsa! You will notice the brown grass in t...