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In getting ready to sell their home, some clients wanted me to remove an old air conditioner and patch the hole. It was quite unsightly and hadn't worked for years. It was a straightforward project, but I can understand how things like this get put off. (I have stuff like that around my house too...
06/10/2009
I enjoy variety in life. Today it was evident as I left my nail guns behind and grabbed some mulch to renovate the landscaping for a client who is about to list his home for sale.This older Inglewood home has some charming qualities to it and had at one time had some decent landscaping. My job wa...
06/09/2009
If you've been following my blog at all you may notice an abrupt change in topic.  I've successfully made the transition from Realtor to Home Improvement Contractor. Instead of discussing the best ways to market your home, I may be talking about how to tackle those repairs that are keeping it fro...
06/09/2009
Sometimes I just need to get out a little.  This is especailly true for me lately as I've spent time at home obsessing way too much about the news and markets and gloom and doom and... If you believe all the news then you think that everyone is living in fear and holding on to all of their money....
10/08/2008
I ran into a Realtor this morning that I see once in a while.  He asked me for my take on the market and then asked me how MY energy level was. I don't get asked this too often.  My reply... "Great!" He asked me why and I quickly attributed it to my business coach and some recent closings, but if...
09/29/2008
I've been learning a lot about networking and building a referral-based business over the past few months.  It all started back in March when I decided I had to get over my fears of people and work on building more relationships with others.  Even in this short time, my life is richer and I'm beg...
09/26/2008
The squeeze on the housing market is definitely being felt in our neighborhoods. The graph below shows a sampling of summer home sales statistics over the past 5 years. There are two main trends that I'm seeing right now: 1. Less sales overall 2. More of the sales are in the lower price ranges. I...
09/12/2008
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I've got three kids.  Tonight, I had some jazz going on the kitchen radio and was working on washing dishes.  I got in a zone and realized that a couple of my kids were having a fit in the other room.  What amazed me was how in the midst of all the noise I can listen to some quiet jazz. That's fo...
09/11/2008
I've been pondering what "good faith" means lately.  It's a phrase used in our contract that basically means that we are all being upfront and not trying to deceive the other parties.  Hooray, that's great.  Let's all work together, right?  Today I received the sad news that some of my wonderful ...
09/09/2008
I was reading though Gary Keller's new book SHIFT, when he accurately (I think) boiled the entire change in the real estate market down to one word- motivation. The key to selling a home is finding a ready, willing and able buyer and matching them with a seller who is also ready and willing to se...
09/09/2008
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