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Real Estate Broker/Owner - Van West Realty - Greenville, SC Realtor -Short Sale Expert!



If you are anything like me, a lack of sleep or a bad night's sleep can literally ruin an otherwise productive day!I recall years ago tossing and turning throughout the night and waking up with a stiff neck or an achy, stiff shoulder. A lack of good sleep and a sore body! What a lovely way to sta...
I don't know if you are one of those "early adopters" of new technology and gadgets, but I am not! In fact, you could say I am most definitely a late adopter!I'm too frugal, I guess. I'd rather wait for other consumers to work through the inherent bugs associated to new product launches. I'd also...
After having lived in San Francisco, Los Angeles and Orange County, CA, over approximately 20 years, I can tell you that I consider myself a skilled driver. You have no choice but to learn to navigate congested traffic and find quicker routes and be aggressive and yet be safe. I've got many years...
 I grew up in Michigan and I loved the heavy downpours we would get there. Rain drops the size of quarters! It was too much fun as a kid to run outside with my brother and sister in a heavy Michigan rainfall! After living in San Francisco for many years, I got tired of what was usually what I wou...
My wife and I went out home shopping today. We're not terribly serious about a move, but as a Realtor I am always keeping an eye out for that perfect opportunity that would be a better fit for my family and please my beautiful wife.A funny thing happened. Rather than rushing home to fill out an o...
Our local 10 O'Clock news advertised today for a special segment this evening on local real estate. As a local Realtor, I tuned in to hear what they had to say. Not only was it a useless report, it ticked me off!After watching their usual disgusting dribble and nonsense (violence, murder, rape, r...
I met up with a nice couple the other day and we proceeded to view homes in an effort to find their perfect retirement home. As we went around the lake and came up on the North side of the lake my Client gave me his "nickel and dime" tour of the land we were driving his daddy owned and ...
Before I moved my family to Greenville, SC from Southern CA, we were attempting to do a little house hunting with a Realtor to decide if we might buy in and stay in Southern CA. I was not yet a Realtor at the time.This particular Realtor had a flashy, almost cartoonish image. He had very flashy c...
I saw another blog today from a fellow Realtor who loved the fact that they were set up with the ability to function from their vehicle, and called it a "mobile office". I thought I would also share information on my favorite piece of equipment which enables me to perform with a mobile office.I u...
Are we in a recession? Regardless of the formal definition being obvious and present (two consecutive quarters of negative GDP growth) we have some extremely intelligent and successful people suggesting that we are in fact in a recession. Warren Buffet recently declared that the U.S. is "essentia...

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Kirk Westervelt, Broker In Charge, Van West Realty - CDPE - Short Sale Agent - Home for Sale - Greenville, Simpsonville, SC
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