The Courage To Go First

People Connection

A couple weeks ago, over breakfast, a friend and fellow Realtor asked me how many of my clients I actually stay in touch with. He seemed a bit surprised to hear me say, “quite a few.” “Certainly not all of them,” I told him. Some move out of the area and others drift away, when our time together comes to a close. But regardless of how the story unfolds, at the core of my business...
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My End Of The Bargain

Tuesday Sime

Two days ago, my kids — still dressed in their pajamas — came bounding down the stairs. In unison, they were shouting, “We want to make slime!” Ahh … slime. I can’t hear the word slime without thinking about Double Dare or You Can’t Do That On Television. Two Nickelodeon game shows that ran in the 80’s and 90’s. Shows that my sister and I used to watch on our summer vacations, as kids. Where Maddy and Collin got the idea for slime … heavens knows....
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Coming Out Of The Closet

Voices Of Impact Email

On the morning of my 35th birthday — a little over two years ago now — in a blog entry, I wrote this …. “I’m a firm believer that we are all put on this earth to make a certain meaningful contribution. We all have a calling, a purpose; yours different from mine. The lucky few find that calling from a young age. For others, it may take years or decades. Even some, it may never actually be realized. I’m...
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This Still Rings True

hourglass

I got an email from my buddy, Eric, the other day, with the subject line: And Just Like That …. I Am OUT!! The end of an era. A strong run. For 18 consecutive months, like clockwork, you could expect to open your email each morning and find one of Eric’s Musings — a thought, a quick note, his perspective on life or business. As consistency is one of the traits that I admire most in people, I...
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As Vanilla As Peanut Butter and Jelly

as vanilla as a peanut butter and jelly

Do you recall where you were, the night of Sunday, November 4th, 2001? I do … I was stuffed on a college couch with three friends. Watching one of the more epic Game 7’s in World Series history. Yankees vs. Diamondbacks. The Yankees were vying for their 4th straight World Series Title. Like many, I’d tired of watching them win ‘everything.’ I was pulling hard for the D’backs to dethrone the ‘Evil Empire.’ For seven innings,...
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Punctuated By Positivity

Punctuated by positivity

I sat across the closing table from a client, a couple mornings ago. At one point, she paused mid-signature, exhaled, looked around and remarked, “Gosh, this buying and selling a home is a lot of work . . .” Rebecca and I started the process way back in February. Thanks are due to my buddy Spencer, a Realtor in the New Braunfels area. He played match-maker, putting the two of us in touch. We listed her house the...
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Shaking My Head … Yes

Impact Club

A buddy of mine, Josh Painter, in Temecula California has been catching some heat lately. He owns a real estate brokerage appropriately named, Impact Realty. In 2016 alone, he and his partners donated $20,000 to the Front Row Foundation — an organization that provides ‘front row experiences,’ for those who are fighting terminal illness. You may recall back in October, I shared a quick video Painter made, introducing us to Jayden, a five-year-old boy battling brain and...
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