Archive for the ‘real estate’ Category

About Coaching

A recent conversation I had with some friends led me to think more about coaching. Why do athletes at the top of their game have coaches, and why are the coaches not as good as the person they are coaching? Why do people in varied industries have coaches that don’t know much about how the […]

Lighting for a Murphy bed

Last year I built a murphy bed for an AirBnb property. It was a fun project, and I am a decent woodworker, so it came together in about a week, and for a fourth the price I might have paid to buy one. But, there was a problem. Since the bed folds up into the […]

LCD/LED TV Tech Impacts Large Events

If you have been to a ball game recently, you know about the Jumbotron. In the past, these were made up of lots of little LEDs (light emitting diodes), similar to the daylight readable road advertisement signs, but if you are far enough away, you don’t notice that the individual pixels are fairly large. But […]

The Latest Rental Property

As you, my readers, know, I work in real estate. Part of being involved in residential real estate sales is having access to the MLS, the multiple listing service. And it is a wonderful service, an online list of properties for sale, sold, and in other various states. It has more information than the tax […]

Pool Lighting and Flips

As a property rehab specialist, I am often looking at the swimming pool and what will happen during the ultimate buyer’s inspection. One of the things that happens is that if there is any sort of special equipment, like a heater or automatic chlorinator, or a spa control of some kind, it will not be […]

Is your home about to flood?

I like to think my home is well maintained. No leaks, no drips, the faucets all work correctly, the appliances are newer, the toilets have been replaced with water saving ones… I care about my home and so I like to keep up with the maintenance. So imagine my surprise, when a couple nights ago, […]

Time lapse from Foscam webcams

WARNING! THIS POST FULL OF GEEK SPEAK! I write on all sorts of subjects, and though I do try to stay in the realm of real estate, as you can see by my last post, I write about other things as well. Last time I wrote about divorce law. Not that it had anything to […]

A Different Take on Divorce – Collaboration

Today my post is a bit off track, but let me share with you the winding path that brought the information to my attention. It is my hope that at least one person reading this will benefit from it. Back in the heydays of short sales, I handled lots of these underwater homes. I think […]

2016 Financial Outlook

I was at a meeting last night where a very smart man talked about what he had predicted for last year (I was at that one also) and he was correct. His predictions for 2016 were interesting. What was particularly interesting is that the numbers we get from the government – about almost everything – […]

What makes some people more successful than others?

What makes some people more successful than others? This is a question I have been asking lately. I have some friends who are very, very successful, and some other friends who are, well, let’s just say that they could be doing better. I have had long talks with people I respect, wondering about what things […]