05 Sep 2017

"Things no seller has EVER said for $1000, Alex!" Wishful thinking in a world of people trying to get the most bang for their buck? Is this something said in a fantasy world that agents wished they lived in? The answer is, "No". Sellers have really said this many, many times. I've heard so many agents say that they only like to work with buyers because they're so happy when they get ...

18 May 2013

(It Includes Thai Food and an Ambulance) Last Friday afternoon, my entire office personnel and my husband went to eat at our favorite Thai Food restaurant. It was like any other normal day, except I wasn't leaving in my husbands truck. I was leaving in the back of an ambulance. This is for all of you work-a-holic Realtors out there and for anyone in any position where you just can'...

24 Apr 2013

Today I was honored to meet a legend in the inspirational speaking industry. She is DeDe Galindo, Zig Ziglar's granddaughter. What an inspiration and a positive influence. The last time I saw Zig Ziglar speak before he passed away was in 2008 in Dallas, Texas. Previously, I had seen him speak and he was all over the stage! Running from one end to the other…reaching out to people with ...

06 Feb 2013

I have a debilitating fear that keeps me from effectively showing homes to my wonderful clients in the Spring and Summer. In Texas, it’s Spring and Summer all year with only two days of Winter. So, I’m deemed officially, an anxiety ridden agent with the propensity to pass out at any given moment for 363 days of the year. How, you may ask? It all started when I was 4 years old in Houma, L...

22 Jan 2013

A few years ago I obtained an amazing listing that any Realtor would die to get their hands on! They had met with nearly every Realtor in town and weirdly decided that they liked me. (Not sure now if this is a compliment.) We had a great first meeting. We toured the home, had a great conversation that lasted for a couple of hours. Somehow, we ended up talking about how much we loved our ...

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...