16 Dec 2012

"I don't need training.  I've been doing this for years." "They can't tell me anything I don't already know." "Real estate is easy!  Anybody can do that!  Are you kidding?" "How hard can it be?  Hey…you want this house?  Yeah?  Ok.  Let's go." I hear these words on a regular basis from other people in and out of the business.  The fact of the matter is, no matter if you are in ...

25 Oct 2012

Most of the time, you don't expect to be inspired or completely awestruck on any given day. You get up every morning, brush your teeth, put your clothes on, and walk out the door for another vanilla day at work. Being here in Killeen, close to Fort Hood, has given me a chance to meet the strongest and bravest individuals I know I'll ever meet in life. When my husband began his career as ...

11 Oct 2012

I nearly died yesterday. I can't remember when I've been more scared! I can't believe that I made it to the office safely without killing myself and everyone around me. Here is how I nearly died yesterday. It was a typical day for real estate; I was meeting a home inspector at a home in downtown Killeen. It is a beautiful property with gorgeous trees that are so old and tall. Nearly t...

02 Oct 2012

She's worth 15 Million! This is one of the most unbelievable stories that I have to tell.  I've never had anyone rival the likes of a girl named Ashley.  She's only the fourth person that I've ever talked to that has actually gotten a million dollar inheritance, won the lottery or come into millions from a lawsuit.  The latter is what we will be talking about in this story.  Ashley wa...

26 Sep 2012

I've had many sales partners and trained sales agents over the years and I've loved them all dearly. They were all so different in their own special ways and I've never forgotten all the stories that have made me laugh uncontrollably. Here's a collection of short stories about my beloved partners and sales agents over the years: A Blast of a First Day It is my first day at my new n...

05 Sep 2012

When I was growing up, the only music I was allowed to listen to was Disney records, Tennessee Ernie Ford, Hank Williams Senior, The Statler Brothers and Elvis Presley Gospel. My father is a Baptist preacher and was pretty strict about what we listened to. I remember, I saved up all my money one year and went to the mall and bought Michael Jackson's Thriller on cassette tape. It was awes...

14 Aug 2012

After I had my precious daughter, I seemed to put on a few extra pounds that were nagging at me every time I looked in the mirror. So I decided to go visit the local "fat doctor" (a doctor who prescribes medication to lose weight for lazy people who don't want to exercise) to get a dose of metabolism. It's basically legalized speed. I had been taking these for a while, feeling great and ...

13 Aug 2012

One of the nicest men I had ever met was going to build a home with me. He had a beautiful wife and the cutest little dog ever. He had patiently waited about a year for some new lots to come open and he would get the first pick of the lots when they opened. During that year, we had become good friends and were ready to get started on his new home when the time came. He was also waiting o...

06 Aug 2012

Its summertime and the "getting'" has been pretty good! But what happens when school starts and things start to wind down? Are you funneling enough business your direction in the down time? I was led through an amazing activity by a Real Estate guru a few years ago. He put a picture of a gorgeous cruise liner up on the screen and said, "This is now your boat. How are you going to mark...

06 Aug 2012

Some buyers are not informed about the home construction process. I know, it's impossible to believe but it's entirely true. This is a short and sweet story about a young, single man who came to visit me about buying a home. He had purchased a home before and one might think that maybe he had learned something through that purchase. But obviously, we're giving way too much credit where t...