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2011 

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OK, I am going to issue standard Rant Warnings here.  If someone tells me that their current offer is their "Highest and Best", to me that means that they are at the end of what they are willing to do on a deal.  Does anyone have a different understanding of the definition of that phrase? I have ...
03/31/2011
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I went ot my weekly Weight Watchers Meeting today at noon.  The results were not good, not at all good.  I think I may have a new explaination for the problem.  It turns out that the earth's gravitational pull isn't equal at various points on the planet.  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environ...
03/31/2011
How about this for a little inspiration...a great song, a pretty good take on attitude.  "I Believe I Can Fly" by R KellyI used to think that I could not go onAnd life was nothing but an awful songBut now I know the meaning of true loveI'm leaning on the everlasting armsIf I can see it, then I ca...
03/31/2011
One of the things I enjoy doing is helping people identify what style of home they have.  In Texas, it is usually pretty easy.  We are only dealing with about 100 years of inventory.  American Bungalow, American Four-square, Tudor and Ranch pretty much takes care of probably 90% of what there is ...
03/31/2011
We all run into situations where we don't get the results we want or expect.  The deal falls through.  The buyer you have worked with for months suddenly stops returning your phone calls.  Your next door neighbor lists their house with another agent.   Well...I have a suggested cure for that unha...
03/29/2011
Do you know about the blog/website, Calculated Risk?  I don't remember where or how it first came to my attention.  I have been receiving the blog in my email in-box now for at least 6 months and I have become a dedicated follower.  The person who writes it takes other people's numbers and turns ...
03/21/2011
Things I have learned (again) in the recent past.  Drama is a really good indicator of some kind of dysfunctionality.  With the exception of birth, death and weddings, there is almost nothing about healthy relationships that generates drama.  If a situation can't be summarized to the point that i...
03/21/2011
I spent yesterday afternoon visiting friends and clients in Oak Cliff.  I sold a home several years ago that backs up to Stevens Park Golf Course.  My client has been keeping me informed about the progress being made on the course, but the reality of all that dirt-work just has to be seen to be a...
03/19/2011
I was pretty much sound asleep when I heard the beep beep beep of my cell phone.  A text message.  There it was, the message we have been waiting for.  My son David and his wife Becky have had their new baby.  We are welcoming another person into our family, another life, a new journey for anothe...
03/15/2011
Photos are the single most important marketing tool a listing agent currently has.  Over 90% of all home searches now begin on the Internet.  Buyers are sorting through the listing inventory on the basis of the pictures.  I used to always take my own pictures.  I had a fish-eye lense and a good c...
03/07/2011
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