(Originally written December 2017) Well, dear friends, the time is near To welcome in a brand new year. Twenty seventeen has been a wild ride, Topsy-turvy, and side-to-side, Ups and downs and twists and bends, But we have made it to the end. We look forward to two-oh-one-eight, With hopes that the future will be […]
Category: Not-So-Random Thoughts
I’m Not an Economist, But…
(Originally written July 2017) I’m not an economist, and I don’t pretend to be. But it doesn’t take a college degree in Economics to see what is happening in the Durham real estate marketplace. The real estate market in this area is very intriguing. Our “inventory” is at record-low levels, especially for homes under $250,000. […]
An Interesting Start to 2017
(Originally written March 2017) 2017 has certainly been an interesting year so far! Not trying to “toot my own horn” too much, but in January, I was honored to receive the Durham Regional Association of REALTORS® “2016 REALTOR of the Year” Award at our Associations’ banquet. Outside of my “traditional” duties of helping buyers and […]
What’s the Problem?
(Originally written April 2016) NOTE: Rant attached!! “Someone wants to sell a house. Someone wants to buy a home. I want to make it happen.” That’s the “headline” on my website. It sounds like simple concept, and it is – usually. By nature, the buy-sell process is an adversarial process, but the “degree” of this […]
2015 – What a year!
(Originally written in December 2015) This year has flown by, hasn’t it? I hope for you it has been a good one. For me, it has been very eventful and interesting. From a business standpoint, as you know, I switched firms a few months ago. It has been a good move, and I’m looking forward […]
The Things We Do for the Kids!
(Originally written August 2015) Many years ago, I worked for a small advertising agency in Virginia Beach. One year we decided that, for Christmas, we would “dress up” as Santa and his helpers, and visit the children’s ward of a local hospital on Christmas Eve. The hospital had done what it could to get as […]
The Importance of Real Estate Agents
(Originally written in February, 2015) I read an article recently that talked about the importance of having a real estate agent involved in a transaction, as opposed to attempting to sell a house by yourself. “For Sale By Owner” sellers generally aren’t aware of everything that is involved in a transaction, and usually end up […]
The Aquatic Life with Jon Fletcher
(Originally written in August, 2014) For the past year, especially for the last month, I’ve been kicking myself for not learning to SCUBA dive. What an amazing experience! Last summer I went on a vacation to Turks & Caicos, a small island group between the Dominican Republic and the Bahamas, where I had my first […]
(Originally Written in July 2014) For the past 20 years, I have been involved with an organization called the Durham Sports Club. It really isn’t much more than a “social” club, in that we meet twice a month for lunch and a guest speaker from the world of sports. We have about 170 members, and […]
(Originally written in May, 2014) For the past 10 years or so, I have been an “Election Official” for the Durham County Board of Elections. During that time, I have seen some crazy things happen, and I’d like to know how you feel about some of these “spectacles” I have witnessed. When you go to […]