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Keep it between the beacons in 2016

Lessons to be learned from a shaky market

The market drastically fell today for the third time in three days. It’s hard not to PANIC as the unknown seems so scary.   Here’s my advice as we ride this thing out together: KEEP YOUR EMOTIONS BETWEEN THE BEACONS!!!

The stock market, just like the housing market, is driven by two forces: FEAR and GREED. When the market goes up we get greedy and want more. When the market falls like it did today, we get fearful and sell our position. The successful man in every part of his life rejects these two positions. He doesn’t panic when things are bad. He doesn’t over buy when things are good. He keeps his decisions between the beacons.

If you are in a position to buy or sell a home this year, make sure that you keep your emotions between the beacons. Don’t be compelled to buy or sell because of what you see the market doing. Find out what house fits YOUR situation best. Make sure your not too greedy and fall prey to a down market. Make sure your not too fearful and miss out on some awesome opportunities.

Keep it between the beacons and Buy Well Today for a very successful tomorrow.

Are you in a financial jam? Are you upside down on your mortgage? Are you trying to sell a home that just won’t sell and you’re worried about losing thousands. It’s these moments that can either make or break your next financial decade!

Life happens. You can count on it. Expectations will not be met in some circumstances of your life. Just as sure as you can count on trouble in life you can also count on a solution!

No matter where you are in life and what circumstances you find crushing your dream to live well, there is a solution that will start the process to fix it. That start will require you to think differently than the way you thought that got you into the problem. You need a creative fresh start.

One of the most enjoyable parts of being a Real Estate agent is that I get to be that creative voice inside people’s darkest financial moments. There are a hundred ways to make money in Real Estate. That means that one of those tried and true money making solutions can help you reverse your financial hardship.

There are no silver bullets. Getting out of a jam will take patience and hard work. BUT YOU CAN GET OUT OF YOUR JAM.

Fill out a free Real Estate consultation form at and let’s put the power of Creative problem solving to work for you.

The leaves are falling and so are your hopes of getting your house sold before that long cold winter ahead. Here’s some tips on selling your house before Old Man Winter freezes the market.

1. CONTROL YOUR LEAVES. Those beautiful trees that shade your lawn in the summer tend to look like a big headache to home buyers come Fall. Make sure you regularly keep your yard free of leaves. That also means the leaves in your beds that have been there since last fall!

2. DECORATE FOR THE SEASON. Fall brings with it a cozy feeling. Make sure when people enter your house they get that feeling. Put out a pumpkin or two on the front porch. Accent the inside of your home with some simple fall foliage decorations.

America is crazy about pumpkin spice, and for good reason. Set a few Pumpkin Spice candles throughout your house just prior to any showings you receive. Make those perspective buyers feel like your home is a little slice of heaven.

For these and many more great ideas on Buying or Selling your house well today, visit:

Feeling down after a Facebook binge? You’re not alone. Facebook is a great tool for connecting with others and sharing life with those that distance would have previously made impossible. Use it to connect, don’t use it to compare.

I don’t know about you, but my Facebook feed is my highlight reel. No one likes to hear negative news, that’s why you’ll only hear positive stuff from me. That also means you don’t hear the negative stuff in my life. Times of discouragement and failure don’t make my public news feed. That doesn’t mean that failure and discouragement don’t happen.

When we view other people’s outside world and compare it to our inside world we will always be left wanting. That’s a terrible way to live life. It’s also a terrible way to make decisions.

So whether you are taking stock of your life in general or making a huge decision like buying a house, remember to leave other people’s lives out of it.

It’s your life, live it well so you can buywelltoday for a very successful tomorrow.


Whether you are buying or selling your home, you need a GAMEPLAN. Coaches get big bucks to organize the talent in their teams around a singular goal. When setting out to either liquidate or acquire one of the biggest investments of your life, you need a coach to help you win the day!

There are a plethora of factors as to why homes sell for the price they do. One of the biggest factors is time. If you don’t know the ebbs and flows of the yearly housing market and how the timing of your home fits into that pattern you will fit into someone else’s game plan.

So with the help of a coach, create a game plan today for one of the biggest investments in your life.
“Win the Day” by Buying Well Today!

“I felt as if I were walling with destiny, and that all my past life had been but a preparation for this hour” -Winston Churchill

This is a great quote from a great man who accomplished a great deal in life. What does this have to do with Real Estate?

Our life is made up of a sum of its parts. Every decision we make either propels us forward or holds us back from accomplishments. Buying and Selling your home is certainly one of the biggest decisions you will make in your life. If done well it is just one of many decisions that will make your life what you want it to be. If done poorly, it could take years for you to recover. Those are years spent NOT doing what you want.

So Buy Well out there for a very successful tomorrow!

The DIY mantra has hit its all time peak in our culture. Television networks are immersed with shows telling you how to buy, renovate, and sell your home for profit. The shows sure are entertaining but does the hype live up to the facts?
Here is one fact you can take to the bank:
In 2014 the average house sold by owner was sold for $183,000 compared to $230,000 for those who used a licensed Real Estate Agent.

Those numbers tell us that using a professional when listing your home equates to higher profits on your bottom line. But think of what else those numbers mean. By taking your home listing as a personal DIY task you incur the anxiety and effort of learning a complex market that a Licensed Real Estate agent has spent countless hours and dollars learning themselves. When it comes to things of value, time and quality of life are the only things money can’t buy. In this case, you get to have the time and keep the extra money too!

DIY can be fun and is always a learning experience. I’ve spent much of my life tackling jobs I had no prior experience doing. However, when it comes to some of the bigger decisions in life, the power of a professional can pay BIG dividends.

It couldn’t last forever. Historically low interest rates are destined to rise or they wouldn’t be called historically low interest rates!

So what does that mean for you?

If you’re a home owner locked into a fixed mortgage, rising interest rates are a good thing. Your home should gain in value all things being equal. If you are not a home owner the next 12 months could be a lost opportunity. Cheap money extended over a long period of time linked to a solid investment is one of the best things you can do for your financial picture.

Don’t miss out. Get pre-qualified at a bank of your choice and consult a Real Estate professional to know your options. As always, make sure you Buy Well Today for a very prosperous tomorrow!!!

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Owning your own home is as much of the American Dream as apple pie and fireworks. As you celebrate the freedoms won for you by the sacrifices of your forefathers, don’t miss out on what those freedoms grant you! I’ve found that most people are just a year of sacrifice and planning away from owning their own home. Let me help you on the path to Buying your own home Well Today.10413315_10102127731681008_3551145845788043612_n

Finding the right home can be an overwhelming process. Have your Real Estate agent help you write down a clear game plan of your needs and preferences. When viewing potential homes, write down the pro’s and con’s to each house. After your tour, go home and digest your findings with accurate recollection. One of many essential tips to Buy Well Today!