Real Estate Industry

“Under all is the land.”

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Those words come from the preamble to the Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice of the National Association of Realtors.  The rest of the document reads rather dry.  But that first sentence always gets me.  The very first time I read it it seemed to wash over me like a benediction. Under all is the […]

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Thursday Night Movie

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When I was a student at Pepperdine University, we had the Thursday Night Movie.  Admission was $1.00 per person, or $1.00 per couple.  You’d find a lot of guys hanging out around the entrance to Elkins Auditorium looking for someone suitable to grab and take in as their “date”.  After all, you could save .50 and […]

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In the pursuit of home

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I love the unspoken rules that exist in various communities.  I love that there is honor even among thieves.  I was watching the Yankees vs. Mariners game today and found out something interesting. Josh Phelps, first basemen for the Yankees, plowed into Mariners catcher Kenji Johjima (totally mowed him down, went out of his way […]

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Does a house ever really ’sell itself’?

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During one of the last weeks of this season’s The Apprentice, Donald Trump told those vying for the job and the viewers at home, too, that ‘nothing sells itself’. Last week, I was at a model home in a development and a new Realtor was telling a seasoned Realtor that their homes sold themselves.  Later, […]

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Buyer Beware

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Probably like most Americans of a certain age, I first heard the phrase caveat emptor in the Brady Bunch episode in which Greg buys a car he was told would be easy to fix up but isn’t.  Like “Find out what you do best and do your best with it”, “caveat emptor…let the buyer beware” is […]

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