shoals: Trowbridge's - An Americana Experience Unique to the Shoals - 09/28/10 09:53 AM

Trowbridge's - An Americana Experience Unique to the Shoals
Trowbridge's Ice Cream & Sandwich
316 N Court StFlorence, AL 35630-4738(256) 764-1503
Yesterday, after trudging through a long session of online continuing education classes, I treated myself to lunch at Trowbridge's.  If you've ever been in or around the Shoals Area, then chances are you've either eaten here or have heard all about it.  My earliest memories of this place are from when my now-deceased mother used to take us here after a day of going to the doctor or shopping. 
Walking into the restaurant in Downtown Florence is like walking … (0 comments)

shoals: Q&A - How To Become a Real Estate Agent - 11/03/09 03:02 PM
Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Q&A - How To Become a Real Estate Agent   I've been asked this question a lot lately, and I've had to explain the process of how to become a real estate agent several times the last few days. Apparently, lots of people want to know, so I figured that a great blog post would be to explain the entire process. Q: How do you become a real estate agent? A: Ok, first off, let's start with the preliminary requirements. You've got to at least meet these requirements before even starting the process: 1. Be a … (0 comments)

shoals: What Do You Want To Know About Real Estate? - 11/03/09 02:58 PM
Monday, August 24, 2009

What Do You Want To Know About Real Estate? (The following entry was directed toward members of our community via our Facebook page.  The next blog will include one question and my response.)
I've been thinking about my blog and how to make it better. For the past several months I have chattered away about various topics that I find interesting personally, however I haven't really made this a good place for feedback, comments, suggestions, or interaction. So, I pose a question to you all out there. What Do You Want To Know About Real Estate?Feel … (2 comments)

shoals: Why Choose To Be Home Grown - Part 4 - 11/03/09 02:55 PM
Monday, August 10, 2009

Why Choose to Be Home Grown? Part 4   Coming from a family of entrepreneurs, I've seen what it takes to start and maintain a successful business. I remember my dad waking up early and coming home late most every day just to make sure everything in his company was as it should be. There were stressful times, but thankfully there were also many happy times as well. Becoming a real estate agent is exactly like starting up your own business. Even though you'll work under a broker, you are President and CEO of your own … (0 comments)

shoals: Why Choose To Be Home Grown - Part 3 - 11/03/09 02:53 PM
Thursday, August 6, 2009

Why Choose To Be Home Grown? Part 3   Continuing from my blog posts from the past couple of days, today I thought I'd talk about another value that we feel is important here at Home Grown Real Estate... Innovation. I remember my old band director in high school used to tell us, if you're not moving forward, you're moving backwards. He used to say that making music is like riding a bicycle up hill. While you are pedaling, you're moving forward, but if you ever stop, you immediately begin to go back downhill. I think … (0 comments)

shoals: Why Choose To Be Home Grown - Part 2 - 11/03/09 02:51 PM
Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Why Choose to be Home Grown - Part 2   In connection with my post from yesterday, I'll continue to include portions from the Recruiting Packet I just recently put together for new agents coming on board. Yesterday I touched on the fact that we are local people running a local business. Today I wanted to talk about the most important aspect of being in business... being honorable. Those who know me personally already know that I am a religious person. I know and understand the value of honor. Much of the world, however doesn't. And … (0 comments)

shoals: Why Choose To Be Home Grown? - 11/03/09 02:49 PM
Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Why Choose to Be Home Grown?  
The other day I began putting together a recruiting packet that we will give to those agents who are looking at joining us here at Home Grown Real Estate. Its been a good exercise for me. It has given me a chance to sit down and figure out what our values are in our company. Even though many in the area already know us and have been very pleased with the services we provide, I felt it necessary to put those things down on paper so that those considering … (0 comments)

shoals: Ethics, Housing Bubbles, and Dishonest Folks - 11/03/09 02:48 PM
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
 
Ethics, Housing Bubbles, and Dishonest Folks   Yesterday, I spent the majority of my day at an orientation meeting for new members of the Shoals Area Association of Realtors. Most of those there in the meeting with me were new real estate agents, and many of whom had never even sold a property yet. I felt a little out of place. I'm in my fifth year of real estate sales, have sold many properties, and have even taken the time to go get my Broker's license. Since I am still relatively new as an agent here … (3 comments)

shoals: Real Estate Penny-Wise and Pound Foolish - 11/03/09 02:45 PM
Real Estate Penny-Wise and Pound Foolish  Monday, April 27, 2009 Down here in the south, we take great pride in our words. My father is no exception. He has a knack for coming up with interesting sayings. I don't know if he comes up with them on his own, or if he has a book somewhere that he periodically refers to just to keep us entertained. He has funny sayings for just about any situation, all of which are very colorful and funny. All of my siblings love to quote the one's that are the funniest and most risque. When we … (2 comments)

shoals: Save the Economy, Buy A House - 11/03/09 02:43 PM
Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Save the Economy, Buy A House  
As you all know, real estate sales have been a bit difficult within the past few months. The economy has slowed down a bit, and everyday on the news you hear terrible, fear invoking stories about this bank closing, or that guy losing his job. The news would have you believe that the world is ending. Is it really going to end? Maybe, but probably not anytime soon. What is going on in the real estate markets in North Alabama?If you want to know the truth, things are actually … (0 comments)

shoals: Website is Up and Running - 11/03/09 02:40 PM
Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Website is Up and Running!  
Today, I would like to introduce to you our brand new website:http://www.homegrownrealestate.net/And yes, I did it myself. I worked hard on it, too. I think that for being a complete inexperienced beginner at building websites, it turned out rather nicely. I did have a quote for a website that was going to end up costing us somewhere in the neighborhood of $13,000, but I did this one for less than $1,000... and that is with paying myself hourly to build it! There are still a couple of bugs to work … (2 comments)

shoals: REALTORS Welcome, Solutions for Slow Markets Offered - 11/03/09 02:38 PM
Tuesday, March 24, 2009

REALTORS Welcome, Solutions for Slow Markets Offered  
Today I'd like to talk to all the real estate agents out there. You know who you are. You're probably working for some broker of some conventional real estate company. You're probably experiencing a slow real estate market right now, and you might even be to the point where you need a part time job just to make ends meet. Its tough out there right now, and I wouldn't blame you one bit if you're re-thinking your career as a real estate agent. What can I do to … (0 comments)

shoals: Website Fun - 11/03/09 02:36 PM
Monday, March 23, 2009

Website Fun  I've been working on our company website for about a week now. Things are going better than I anticipated. It won't look like a million bucks, but I think it will be functional enough, and reflect some of the more innovative ideas I've had about what I want our website to be. One of the cooler aspects of it, is that since successful real estate agents and companies successfully network themselves within their sphere of influence, I felt that we needed to take full advantage of the different social networking websites out there if … (0 comments)

shoals: Blue Oceans, Nintendo, and Real Estate - 11/03/09 02:33 PM
Saturday, February 28, 2009

Blue Oceans, Nintendo, and Real Estate  
So, while the rest of my classmates in college were off drinking, partying, and doing the normal irresponsible college kid stuff, I came across an interesting book entitled Blue Ocean Strategy. How did I find out about this book? To be honest, I learned about it from Nintendo! I am an avid video game player, and love all things Nintendo. One day I happened to be following the speech of Nintendo of America's President Reggie Fils-Aime, and Reggie introduced a new business concept to me that day: blue oceans. … (2 comments)

shoals: First Post! Home Grown Real Estate - Buy It! Sell It! Fix It! Build It! Exciting new real estate company concepts! - 11/03/09 02:31 PM
Friday, February 27, 2009

First Post! Home Grown Real Estate - Buy It! Sell It! Fix It! Build It! Exciting new real estate company concepts!  
I come before you today to let you know a little about me, a little about what I do, and a little about what I have learned in Real Estate. There are so many different real estate companies out there with thousands of agents doing all the exact same things, so let me let you in on a little secret... I'm a bit different. I think, act, move, and work (and probably smell) a … (2 comments)

 
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Joshua Pettus

Realtor, Florence, Alabama Real Estate

Florence, AL

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