May 2020

Found 8 blog entries for May 2020.

As of Friday, I now own a gym! This has been a life long goal of mine and it's amazing to see it come to fruition.

Along with a few partners, I'm now one of the proud owner's of Southside Strength and Fitness! It's a great gym with a family mentality and we can't wait to reopen our doors.

Watch the tour!

 

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Every realtor wants a quick sale, an easy transaction that is as stress free as possible.
Our team does everything within our power to exceed these expectations for our clients. However, every property, homeowner, and situation is unique, and listing a home it’s not always as straightforward as you might think.

Last summer, we listed a triplex and got an offer for our client in 14 days!

Everything was looking great and running extremely smooth, until about three days before the closing date.

We got a call from the title company saying that we wouldn’t be able to close because the carport extended over the property line, by matter of about four feet.

My client could not extend the closing date because he was due to leave the country for several months…
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When faced with difficult situations you have two choices: succumb or overcome.

To succumb is to fail to resist pressure, temptation, or some other negative force. It is, quite literally, a failure by giving up and letting your environment control you, your surroundings, and your future.

To overcome is to overpower or overwhelm, succeed in dealing with a problem, defeat an opponent and to prevail.

We are given these choices everyday, and must face them head on.

Currently, there are still restrictions on who is considered "essential" and what businesses can operate. I know that this is a point of contention however, I believe all businesses are essential in some way, especially when it comes to local economies. And, of course, people are essential.

When all of

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Even though we are in interesting times with a volatile financial market, real estate is still growing! I just put together one of my biggest deals ever this week.

We are now pending on a $2,000,000 commercial property in the Valley. We’re working with a developer to create a new project and will be releasing more info about that in coming months.

There are tons of ways to look at every situation. We choose to seek the positive and the opportunity.

 

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Last spring, I listed a home with a less than ideal floor plan.

I knew it could be a tough sell, but despite the unique design, I found a buyer for our client within 30 days.

We quickly came to an agreement on which repairs needed to take place before closing, and thought to myself, “This is going great and will be such a smooth sale.”
Then, during the repairs, something came up that would significantly increase the cost of repairs.

One of the action items was to install a sump pump in the basement. (A sump pump helps to keep excess water from accumulating, and pumps water to the exterior away from the home.)

And, since this home was built in the 50's, the basement was basically... a solid block of concrete.

This made a clean exit route for the…
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I’ve come to realize, most people don’t know what it really takes for a real estate agent or company to be successful.

The public mostly sees the agent who is out selling. However, what you don’t always see is: the admin, marking, accounting, HR, transactions and other departments that keep your real estate transactions moving.

We built the team around the idea that we can all do more together and provide a better service for you, the client.

Because of that we can provide you with better marketing, back end support, updates throughout the process, and more attention to both your personal needs and the needs of your transaction.

You win every time by working with our team because our agents aren’t worried about the details, and can focus on taking care

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We are reading through the book Be Obsessed or Be Average, by Grant Cardone. We picked this book a few weeks back before a lot or the major changes took place, but the timing couldn't be more relevant.

Now is the time to get ahead, even if the world seems to be upside down.

This book isn't for the faint of heart. It's harsh and well... sometimes just offensive, but the message is timely. If you aren't obsessed with what you do, you aren't allowing yourself to make a big impact in your space.

We'd love to know your thoughts.

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I have always had a passion for physical fitness -- running several marathons, interstate bike races and other events. This obsession for self improvement contributed greatly to my success throughout my eight years as a Wildland Firefighter.

As some of you may already know, I have been training the last year for a bodybuilding show. I put in hours of work, months of dieting and calorie restriction, early mornings and massive amounts of willpower to make this happen. Training for this show was a true challenge that took sheer discipline, determination and grit.

As you might have guessed...

The show has been canceled.

Do I feel like all my work was for nothing? Absolutely not.


Here are some lessons I’ve learned along the way:


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