Are they facts, or are they excuses? Are the reasons people are not getting what they want, or even afraid to TRY and get what they want, based on the facts, or are they fiction?
I just wanted to pose three questions today and have you just think about them and maybe do a little of your own investigation and start asking some questions. 1. The reason we aren’t selling more houses is due to the lack of inventory! If that were true, why did we have more than six million home sales last year, highest total since 2006? 2. Higher interest rates are killing the market. If that were true, we wouldn’t be on track to sell more than 5.7 million homes this year, which would be the second-best total since 2006. 3. They are losing business to all cash buyers. Yes, all cash buyers are higher…
Posted On Monday, 23 May 2022 00:00 Written by
Keira Ingram is the Real Estate Queenpin, she "Makes Real Estate Bosses". Her personal and business mission is to increase real estate education and ownership in black, brown, and underserved communities. With this mission she has been able to help many people build generational wealth and break generational curses using the power of real estate. Keira is a Multi-state Real Estate Broker, coach, and author. She is the owner of KI & Associates Inc real estate brokerage where she and her team provide real estate services and support to real estate agents, sellers, buyers, and investors in Pennsylvania, Georgia, Maryland, and Delaware. Keira is also the founder and owner of (ABA) Advantage Business Academy, where she and her instructors provide state approved pre-licensure classes, continuing education, professional development, and coaching services. Keira has over sixteen years of experience as a real estate professional assisting investors and clients in buying and…
Posted On Friday, 20 May 2022 00:00 Written by
Don Shula was arguably the greatest head coach in NFL history. He was also one of my very closest friends for many decades.   Recently I was reminded of a conversation that took place between former Dolphins quarterback Bob Griese during one of their monthly lunches where they would get together, eat, tell bad jokes, reminisce, and watch the horses at Gulfstream Park.
During this lunch, they started talking about a play in their first Super Bowl together, a loss against Dallas, where Griese was under such defensive pressure he ran backward to elude it. And backward. Something Coach Shula was wont to refer to as ‘minus-29 yards. And this is where I come into the conversation. As it was recounted to me, Griese pulled out a letter from me dated August 17, 2004. I officiated that game and also did the coin toss. I confirmed that Griese…
Posted On Friday, 20 May 2022 00:00 Written by
Glancing social media we will notice quickly our mediocrity in the face of everyone’s great accomplishments. The importance of mediocrity is realizing and embracing the fact that you have talents I don’t have, and I have talents you don’t want!  I spent 3 days recently trying to fix an issue in our bathroom as the basement flooded from our tub.
After losing 3 days and not succeeding, I called my friend who is a fix anything kind of guy.  The job was done in less than 3 hours.  I sat in stunned silence as I kicked myself for not having reached out to him sooner. I know what I should do, but don’t always do it.  Often that means not doing a lot of things for which I’m mediocre. Acknowledging our mediocrity isn’t an excuse to never improve, rather it’s a license to freedom as we reach across the…
Posted On Friday, 20 May 2022 00:00 Written by
Miriam Valere never expected to fulfill a life-long dream of writing a book when she adopted two corgis in the fall of 2015. But when one of the dogs showed symptoms of the genetic disease degenerative myelopathy, she found herself immersed in learning how to care for a dog that was slowly becoming paralyzed. She documented the journey with photographs that she posted on Facebook to educate people about the effects of this disease, and the challenges she faced. Her book, Another New Normal: Coping and caring for a dog with a degenerative condition is the culmination of what she learned during her time caring for her disabled dog. Miriam lives in Utah with two rescue dogs, Zeek and Cody, and five rescue cats. You can frequently find her out exploring the beauty of the natural world with her dogs, gardening, and being kind.
Posted On Thursday, 19 May 2022 00:00 Written by
People are really complaining about mortgage rates. I understand that nobody likes when things get more expensive, but the truth of the matter is, rates are NOT that high! Yes, they are higher than they have been recently, and yes, you do have to go back to 2009 to find average mortgage rates in the 5% range and 2008 when they were last averaging in the 6% area. To be fair, it was only 21 years ago when rates averaged in the 8% range, and you have to go back to 1991 to find 9% and 1990 to see double digits, but before that it was double digits from 1979 for 11 years! Including 1981 & 1982 when rates were 16+%!
So yes, mortgage rates are higher than they were recently, but take a look at the rates on your credit cards! How many people are carrying balances…
Posted On Wednesday, 18 May 2022 00:00 Written by
Intellectual property, or intellectual capital, is not a concept constrained only to technology companies like Instagram, Meta, or other social apps. This powerful business asset is present in every single organization in one way or another. While tangible products or measurable services that a business or organization sells to the public are certainly assets, and it goes without saying that physical locations and business equipment used to make products or facilitate services also fall under that category, intellectual capital is rooted in knowledge, experience, ideas, branding concepts, and more.
Truthfully, and rather unfortunately, many organizations and industry professionals do not realize that intellectual capital is the most valuable asset their organization has! This comes from a long-standing struggle for many generations to place a value on intellectual capital, because it is what I have referred to in the past as an intangible asset. In other words, an idea is just…
Posted On Wednesday, 18 May 2022 00:00 Written by
If you spent 3 days of last week watching the 2022 NFL draft of 262 college football players, you probably were bored, unless you had a “dog-in-that-fight” meaning you had a player or team in whom you were interested. There were lots of player/team draft parties held throughout the country. I spent some of last week waiting to see who would get picked as the “last draft choice.” That in itself sounds like it could have been a waste of time — but not for me.
It was in 1975  when Paul Salaita showed up at my Newport Beach home to ask if I would help with a project he was planning? I said “Of course! What do you have in mind?” Paul said, “I want to do something for someone for no good reason. “And that’s it, I countered?” “I want to honor the NFL’s last draft choice,” he said. And he did!…
Posted On Friday, 13 May 2022 00:00 Written by
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