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55 acres with two homes, three warehouses, pecan trees, and one well - all in New Mexico. Not my listing.
About two weeks ago, a client called to say he had a Santa Anna bond for sale. Within two hours, we had found him a buyer. The buyer's offer was $600,000,000. (Yes, six hundred million USD.) The seller of the bond declined the offer - not enough, he said. Of course he had a perfect right to refus...
When I first became acquainted with the Windows program and the Internet, I felt like I was exploring tunnels, pursuing ever deeper paths leading to places unfamiliar and fascinating. I told a colleague of mine that I would have named the software program Tunnels instead of Windows. Thinking back...
It often (if not always) happens that when we are approaching the finish line to some long race, our minds start to give out, playing tricks on us, making us doubt our motivation and our ability to finish. Does the fatigue actually start in the physical body? Bobby Fischer (the chess player) used...
I had not anticipated writing a blog this morning so this is really spontaneous. I did not feel like postponing the inevitable - my climb to the number 5 spot in our city. Visibility is important after all. It has been attributed to none other than Mary Kay that she once said that if you're a gen...
You won't find this blog post helpful at all - I'm just writing it to note that I am only 300 points away from placing in the top five for this city. I don't sell homes but inching my way up is quite fun anyway. Enjoy your day and your weekend.
As often happens, small deals sometimes get in the way of larger deals. I ask myself whether I should delay the small one in order to focus where the most money is to be gained. The answer is always yes. However, I would never make the smaller client feel as if she is unimportant. In other words,...
The President will make a speech tonight. It may contain new things or perhaps just the same old stuff. I hear that it will focus on job creation. If the government wants to promote job creation, it should do so by encouraging those who create jobs, using means which will not bankrupt the country...
This site is replete with agents, brokers, and inspectors but I don't remember seeing any escrow officers or title company people, yet, without them, it would be impossible to have a proper closing. When I was in the construction lending business, I quickly learned who was dependable and who was ...
There has been a debate - for some time - about whether extroverted personalities do better at sales than introverted ones. I think the extroverts have come out on top. However, I think introverted, shy, quiet people can do very well indeed. I do not sell homes but I have a friend - now retired -...