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2010 

Today my staff and I saw a presentation by Peter J. Braster, Sr. TOD Manager for the City of Carrollton. The city has a great master plan for the three DART stations that are set to open in December of this year. Peter walked us through the development around Downtown Carrollton which is already ...
03/29/2010
Today I attended a panel presentation at Collin County Association of Realtors on Gen X and Gen Y Realtors and what they are looking for in a brokerage.  It's a great topic and the 5 presenters were very honest and upfront.  You would think this would go over well, but the room quickly turned.  I...
03/25/2010
I'm a small, independent broker and my goal for the next 6 months is to add 5 new agents to the company. I've been using a series of Facebook advertisements and emails sent from my IConnect account. What would draw you as an agent to click on an ad or respond? Would you be looking for the rate/sp...
03/22/2010
For the past 3 years I have had the pleasure of working on the Property Standards Board for the City of Carrollton. Where a board like Planning & Zoning deals with what to build in what location, Property Standards deals with dilapidated and unsafe buildings. Before the city staff can take action...
03/19/2010
In late August 2009 I started my own brokerage. I planted a flag in the ground and said from this day forth I will work for myself. I rented a humble office in an part of Carrollton that is on the verge or revitalization and all was good. Yet my humble little office lacked on vital necessity. Lig...
03/13/2010
Tonight was the 3rd Annual Carrollton Citizen's Evening where various city departments distribute information about their services and answer questions. We heard about crime stats, new city codes and code enforcement, and got to meet with our council members and the mayor. As is my custom these d...
03/10/2010
Tonight was the 3rd Annual Carrollton Citizen's Evening where various city departments distribute information about their services and answer questions. We heard about crime stats, new city codes and code enforcement, and got to meet with our council members and the mayor. As is my custom these d...
03/10/2010
Warren and I went to the Dallas Home & Garden Show last weekend and I took about 200 pictures to document the day. There are a lot of different vendors at the show and I tried to get shots of all the booths. I've spent two days trying to tag the photos but I still have some more to do, but I'm go...
03/10/2010
Every year we try to take measures to reduce our electrical load. In six years in our house we have brought our bills down 41%. Last year I invested $65 and purchased an umbrella-style clothesline. Now I know some of you won't want to do this, but we saved about $350 last year not running our 22...
03/07/2010
Several stories have been surfacing recently about higher than normal electric bills, especially related to the new SMART METERS being installed in North Texas. The meters digitally record electrical usage instead of using the older spinning wheel method. The new meters held the promise of allowi...
03/07/2010
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