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The latest info that I can dig up, information, and help regarding real estate, loans, builders, etc.  Please ask me questions and I will dig up the answers.

Dec. 8, 2022

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Posted in Education
Nov. 28, 2022

50% off

Cyber Monday deal! Get your realtor license OR mortgage license for 50% off!
Good through 11/30!

Posted in Education
Nov. 19, 2022

October 2022 Market Stats

Inventory is up!
#homessold = Down
#DOM = unchanged!!
#Salesprice = HIGHER!
#Rates are down!
Some good and bad. Overall, the market is steady.
Let us know if you want free market reports every month!!!
Posted in Market Updates
Aug. 24, 2019

Your Morning Routine

So, whatever you goals are in life, what is your morning routine?

This is a great question for any goal, spiritual, physical, work related, etc.!

Do you pray, read God's word, go to they gym, run, do your hour of power?

Whatever it is, fix it on your calendar!


Here are some great ideas for your morning goals for real estate, do them everyday, track them, 

1. HOUR OF POWER - this is non-negotiable. Set your goals on touches per day, and make those calls.

2. GAIN MARKET INTELLIGENCe - expireds, cancelleds, withdrawns, market stats, etc. Know your numbers.

3. SET APPOINTMENTS - find someone to meet, have coffee with, do a presentation, help someone else meet their business goals.


Here are some good things to do every once in a while:

1. Last time you reviewed your marketing plan?

2. Review your business plan, are you on track?

3. Reminder, you, as an independent contractor, are running your own business!

4. Improve your toolset.

5. Read a new script.

6. Review new legs of business.


Here is a video that sheds some light on these items!

June 21, 2019

Motivation 3: Fear of Failure

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In our ongoing, short series, Tom Ferry continues that Agents FAIL because of:

3. Fear of Mistakes & the Desire to Look Good

There’s a lot of vanity in real estate, which can lead to people shying away from anything that might paint them in unflattering light.

But you can’t be afraid to make mistakes.

Mistakes are how wisdom is gained.

Accept that it’s okay to make mistakes.

Try new things, see what works, learn from what doesn’t, and always keep moving forward.

The more mistakes you make, the more you’ll bridge that gap between knowing and not knowing.


My comments:

I do agree that there is 1) lots of vanity and 2) lots of "that is how I always have done it".

Followed with new agents on "deer in the headlights". I don't want to screw up, or I don't know what to say.


Make that phone call, knock on that door, ASK for that referral, etc.

What is the worst that can happen?  You don't get the client.

BUT WAIT!  You didn't have the client anyway! So you have nothing to lose.

Go For It!

June 15, 2019

Balch Road Luxury Apartments

  • No keys = phone keys or keycards
  • Electronic parcel lockers
  • On the go
  • Luxury apartments = $38.2M Development
  • 258 Units
  • Near Huntsville Hospital Heart Center


June 15, 2019

Motivation #2: Be Strategic

Part 2 from Tom Ferry's post with my thoughts on what that might look like.
2. Not Strategic (From Tom Ferry)
Can you explain your market trends easily? Do you truly know your market? What’s selling? What’s not?
To survive in real estate, you need to look at your marketplace from a strategic standpoint.
You must look at the hot sheets every day.
You’ve gotta own that knowledge and become the knowledge broker in your market.
It’s not enough to simply like houses and enjoy working with people.
Take a step back, analyze your market and make sure you know it, and you know your place in it.
For more on this topic, watch this video.
My Thoughts:
Set aside 30 minutes every day and do 1 thing. Here are some things you can start doing:
1. Get on the MLS and look at various hot subdivisions
2. Go to open houses.
3. Preview a home in a hot subdivision and then post pics while you are there. (Pick an empty one so you don't kick someone out).
4. Watch a video on something real estate.
5. Run a comp on a house for fun.
6. Go through a CD and understand each number and what it is for on a closing disclosure.
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Posted in REALTYPRO Tips
June 13, 2019

Motivation Part 1: Interested or Committed?

I got a good read from Tom Ferry, a coach I used for a year.
I will send out some short emails on motivation and why agents fail that are taken from him over the next few weeks for you to think on!
1. Interested vs. Committed (From Tom Ferry)
Just being interested in your career isn’t enough. When you’re interested, you do things when they’re convenient.

Success in real estate is all about being fully committed, which means doing whatever it takes as long as it takes to achieve your goals.

If you’re not fully committed, it’s time to reassess your career choice.
My Thoughts:
This does NOT mean full-time. I have been very successful as a part-time agent.
This does mean, that each day, work is done on your real estate goals. (It is 11:51PM...not in bath yet...knocking out my real estate after my bible study and family time once others are in bed)
This does mean, that perhaps you re-evaluate priorities and your hour of power is completed prior to that favorite episode you want to veg or binge-watch.
This does mean, you read some market reports and dig around on the MLS to see what is selling.
This does mean, that you GET INVOLVED!
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Posted in REALTYPRO Tips
June 8, 2019

Downtown Planning Group

Expect new shops and updates to Huntsville's already awesome downtown.

IDA Placemaking Summit attendees listen to a presentation at the AC Marriott


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Nov. 29, 2016

September 2016 Huntsville Market Update

Posted in Market Updates