From the monthly archives:

April 2009

Love the Marines

April 16, 2009

Tuesday, July 1, 2008 Love the Marines I was in the Marines, seems like a lifetime ago. My most vivid memory was during the first 24 hours we were at Parris Island. I was, you see, already a college graduate, and a worldly 22 years old.   The men, however, in my recruit training company, […]

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Jim McKay

April 16, 2009

Jim McKay Part of the reason I’m in real estate now is because of Jim McKay. Jim died today after a long illness, and was for many of us a voice and personality that reminds us of days gone, both glorious and ignominious. He covered, of course, the 1972 Munich Olympics where the Israeli weight […]

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Pay Attention to your Home Value

April 16, 2009

Don’t be hit by the train…Pay attention! I recently gave a talk to some local business folks. In that talk I described the distressed market, explaining short sales, foreclosures and REO’s. During the talk I was amazed to see that everyone was on the edge of their seats, and this was somewhat surprising since most […]

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Fear A Short Sale

April 16, 2009

Why You Should Fear a Short Sale If you’ve found yourself in peril of losing your home, and then discovered yourself in a conversation about “short selling” your home, then pay attention to this! In a nutshell, a short sale is where the owner of a home goes to their bank and says in effect […]

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Your House on “Sale?”

April 16, 2009

Thursday, May 29, 2008 They do things different in the South CHECK OUT THIS BLOG. It highlights that they really are different in the South. At least, insofar as Coldwell Banker and their attitude toward the people they represent as sellers.Seems they decided to run a SALE on the homes they have listed. The pitch […]

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A Tribute to Sir, From Unchained

April 16, 2009

Tuesday, May 27, 2008 A tribute to Sir, from Unchained I wanted to let you know that our adopted dog, Sir, passed away while Beth and I were in Phoenix. He ingested some rocks, got bloat, and then passed away in Beth’s care after four long and arduish days.Because I was at the Bloodhound Unchained […]

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Bloodhound Unchained

April 16, 2009

Wednesday, May 21, 2008 Bloodhound Unchained I spent this past week in Phoenix, Arizona, just a 6 hour drive from my home in San Diego. The reason for my visit was Greg Swann’s and Brian Brady’s first ever Bloodhound Unchained conference for Social Networking.They, along with the participants and attendees, succeeded in a way well […]

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Ask For Help

April 14, 2009

Saturday, December 15, 2007 You have to ask for help I met with some clients today that I can help. Boy, if I only had the time to tell you all the stories about the clients I didn’t meet, simply because they didn’t ask for help!You may be one of these folks, or almost for […]

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It’s Hardly An EOD

April 14, 2009

Saturday, December 8, 2007 It’s hardly an EOD I took a young couple out looking for homes today. First time we had met, and our initial introduction had been through my web site and a couple of emails.In the course of our meeting I engaged in my usual convivial chatter, finding out in small snippets […]

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Equity Sharing 301

April 14, 2009

Wednesday, July 18, 2007 Equity Share 301 Why is Equity Sharing such a powerful tool, and why does the light from it reach so far beyond our entrenched way of buying and selling homes? Now we’re about to reach deep into the passion I have about this subject, so please allow me to be both […]

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