I’ve had the good pleasure of encountering a ton of realtors through my 27 years to date here in Portland, Oregon. And while times are surely changing with the shift in technologies, both in how we all do paperwork, and surely how we communicate, I thought I’d share some perspective of our brothers and sisters […]
Archive | Personal Realtor Stories
A collection of some of my personal stories.
Negotiations- It’s More Than You Think!
In our weekly office meeting, I got to talking about negotiations, and what that really means. To some, it’s a the tug of war to outright win. To others, it might be a collaboration to get all over the same goal line. And I suppose for most of us, the truth of it lies in […]
What Really is a Win-Win?
So in the travels of 27 plus years in real estate, most of the training I received early on, was the craftwork of the deal. Call it old school if you will, but given the comparison to today’s “newer” agents, and the use of technology, there really isn’t any craftwork. And […]
Real Estate 101 is not the Avatar in the Cloud
The more things change, the more they stay the same. I’m reading my real estate agent/broker magazine today, and the entire issue is devoted to new technologies, cloud stuff, virtual broker stuff, stuff in the cloud stuff. But not a single part in the same article, is the connection we are supposed to have, […]
Roomba Go…..No Roomba!
I have done a previous post or perhaps two, of Roomba. Billy is what I call him sometimes in case you were wondering. I grew up in the nickname era, everything has a nickname, everything……. So working from home has it’s benefits and it’s problems too. Roomba…..er……Billy is loud, like a vacuum. Oh, he is […]
Don’t Be a Turkey
Here in Chicken Town…..er……..Bridgetown……….er……..the Rose City, we got Chickens. They are quite common, especially in SE Portland. You see them everywhere it seems like. Everyone has a chicken, or maybe every Chicken has an everyone…….something like that I suppose. Zipping thru SE Portland this past Saturday during our monsoon storm, where by the way what […]
Who Got Jaxx?
I got Jaxx! There still is a little kid in me, a lot of little kid in fact……so I did what any kid would do, I pulled out all the stops to get bean bags……but no matter how hard I tried, I couldn’t quite talk my wife into an “all out” man cave of various […]
Sort of Nitpicking Here on My Part
One of my favorite cars is the line of Tesla’s. Ground breaking. Cool. Totally gnarly. Totally awesome too. And then sort of Eco-Green in a way, surely from the use of fuel. Probably not so Eco-Green when one thinks of the impact of simply manufacturing the vehicles, and so on in relative terms to […]
Car Guys Unite
Not going to be a long blog here at all……just have a few comments about cars, and my Edge. My Edge that is, not me being on the Edge. I want all of my 3 readers to know this…..I’m a car guy. I like them all. Doesn’t matter who the maker is, nor the type […]
PIL Tennis 2015, Districts is here
Two sons, four years each of high school, spread across 9 years of tennis…… Somewhere along the way, and roughly 150 high school matches later, all the dual matches are done. We’ve watched both sons play a lot of tennis, and as of three days ago, it still hasn’t really hit me, but we’ll not […]