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January 2009

A Formula for Success in Relationships

My sister, Loreen, is a recent graduate from the General Theological Seminary of the Episcopal Church where she earned a Master of Divinity degree. She is currently pursuing a call to become an ordained priest with the Episcopal Church. Loreen is a gifted writer and teacher, among other things, and blogs at A Touch Of Grace. She had shared a story with me several years ago about one of her professors who discussed the Secretformula for relationships .... Read her full post with explanations of the formula.... T2C2 Trust Time, but Quality Time Communication Courtesy Read more →


Lawrence “Sam” Wilson III 1972-2008 At Prudential Americana Group Realtors, we recently lost a friend and co-worker. Sam Wilson was a bright, shining light who touched everyone in such a positive way. He was the embodiment of dedication, hard-work, determination and devotion. Sam's sudden and unexpected passing leaves us all to reflect on what is really important in our individual lives. For he truly lived his life with passion, enjoying the moment and letting those around him know (especially his beloved family) how important and special they really are. Sam will be truly missed. Sam's example reminds us to ....... Read more →


Best Tips on Getting Your REO Offer Accepted

Check out 21 Ways to Help Your REO Offer Get Accepted This is an informative post from Kathryn Bovard of Zen Real Estate in Las Vegas outlining the best tips for writing, presenting and negotiating your REO (Bank-owned) offers. Over 75% of monthly closed sales are REO or short sales, so it is imperative to stay informed on best practices and ideas on working with REO Listing agents and inevitably the bank asset mangers they represent. This post is a must read - for the practical and best advice on making your next REO sale a success! Read more →


Las Vegas Real Estate Market Stats January 2009

For the latest analysis of the Las Vegas Real Estate Market, be sure to visit Forrest Barbee's post: Las Vegas Real Estate Market January 2009 Some of the highlights include: Bank owned REO sales remain at seventy-five percent (75%) of all residential closings. The number of available listings dipped slightly for single family residences. The current Greater Las Vegas stats related to financing - and they are a dramatic shift from just a few, short months ago - are: Cash 22% Average Sale Price = $173,182 Conv 33% Average Sale Price = $238,951 FHA 38% Average Sale Price = $180,459... Read more →


I first wrote and posted the following article on this Real Estate Coach Blog in November 2007. I have updated the intro paragraph with my thoughts on the current real estate market in Las Vegas. The 10 Tips to THRIVE are timeless however and easily adapted for any business owner. Our current real estate market in Las Vegas (and around the country) continues to present an interesting test for all involved… from the buyers, to the sellers to the practicing real estate agents and also for the brokerage firms. I’ve been living and working in Las Vegas since 1992 and... Read more →


Here are 5 Agreements that if you truly comprehend, accept and live by can dramatically change your life! The agreements are taken from 2 outstanding and highly recommended books: The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle 1. BE IMPECCABLE WITH YOUR WORD. Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using the word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others. Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love. 2. DON’T TAKE ANYTHING PERSONALLY. Nothing others do is because of you. What others say and do... Read more →