1_CaronRoad_L Happy New Year!!!!!  Let me be the first to tell you this year…….



“There is no reverse in life, only a Future in which you can steer it.”—Eric Kizer

With the New Year comes new opportunities.  My daughter asked me on New Years Eve if I was going to make any REVOLUTIONS.  Having just seen the Hunger Games Catching Fire the day before I thought she really meant that her dad was going to join the Revolution.  “No”, I told her, “I think you mean Resolution”.  “Yea”, I guess was her reply, “but what does Resolution mean anyway.”  I went on to explain the idea that with every year millions of people resolve to make themselves better by starting a new with a goal to achieve.  Now having explained it to an eleven year old, I got to thinking……………………..

Do you, do I, do we each of us need a Resolution or a PERSONAL REVOLUTION.   Do we need to Revolt against the established bad habits, negative behaviors, time to get off the hamster wheel  that we repeat day after day, month after month, year after year.   Is a Resolution enough.  NOPE, it’s not enough.  Maybe it’s time to get down to it and overthrow the old regime and start making your dreams come true from the inside out.

The old regime, of course, is you.  You, are your best friend and your worst enemy.  You may find that you don’t need a rebuild, just to redirect your energy so that you can reach your goals.  We’ll be working on specific parts of your life.  Even if you think you have a certain section figured out and buttoned up, go through the exercises you may find a chink in the armor you didn’t know was there.

Who am I….I am a Texas REALTOR, husband, father, Eagle Scout, Sam Houston State University Graduate, Theta Chi Fraternity member for life.  Now I would love to help you with your real estate needs, because I know……that if you make your real estate dreams a reality it would help you on your way to Living Life to the Fullest.  You may not need my help in that way……..that’s ok keep me in mind, my real estate network is Global and yes I can help you in the most remote part of the world.  No pressure, no worries, just RESULTS.  So please continue to read my blog for more on how to navigate your PERSONAL REVOLUTION….


and I can help,

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Sport_Football_Ball_Fire_Water_001(0).jpgIt’s not an age old question, but hopefully your interest is peaked.

Once LABOR Day weekend has come in gone you can count on three things:

1) All the schools have started back

2) Football games will be on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at least through Thanksgiving

3) People BELEIVE that real estate comes to a screeching halt.

The first two are true, but the last, well it….that is up to you.


One of great things about football is that no matter if you are the spectator or the participant, you understand the goal of the game.  Down to it’s most basic points (pun intended) SCORE MORE POINTS THAN THE OTHER GUYS.  To reach this  goal in football you have to reset the goal every time you take possession of the ball.  “We have the ball now, WE need to score a goal and we have four chances to do it in.”   Each time the team takes possession of the football they have a fresh set of four chances…..four chances to move the ball into the end zone….to score a goal……to earn more points than the other guys.  It is fun to see this come together on the football field.  Their are many different things that could get in your way, the biggest of which is that pesky other team.  The real work of the football game comes way before the pads are strapped on or the field is painted or the scoreboard turned on.  The real work comes from the commitment to work for the better of the team.  This is where the team sets it’s long term and short term goals


This is where we break for a moment into real estate.  You goals in real estate are not to score more points, but are to have a home in a community that you feel safe in….to have a home that meets your needs, but how do you get to this point?  Just like in football it starts with a COMMITMENT to work for the better of the team, which in Real Estate we also call your family.  Following your Real Estate Dreams start with a dream and understanding how to get to that dream.  The football players, may be talented and very skilled, but it is the coach that harnesses their ability and streamlines it into a working machine.  The same true with your REALTOR….he is part of your team, but he’s more like a player coach, remember those….back in the day.  These player coaches brought the experience of the game to life by being an active participant IN the game.  This my friend is what you want in your REALTOR, someone that will help you with your game plan, your drills (home searches), your game day preparation (contract writing).  Your REALTOR is the person that we help keep you grounded when you try to stray from your long term goals.

Now on the Real Estate Listing side it’s the same, but more aspects are added.  You have a home that you want to sell for the most amount of money.  Your home is “ON DISPLAY” for the world to see.  Water the yard, stage the home… home needs to be show ready, period end of sentence.   That is what it takes to sell your home for top dollar.  So the coach lays out the game plan, the REALTOR lays out the marketing plan.  The team runs a plan the home gets a showing.  The more plays the team runs the more likely they are to score a goal.  The more times your home is shown the more likely it is to receive a contract.  

“Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so shall you become. 

Your vision is the promise of what you shall at last unveil.” —John Ruskin

So does football season have anything to do with Real Estate?  Well I personally think the FALL is a great time to buy or sell Real Estate.  What a great feeling to have a house warming party during the HOLIDAYS.  I’ve experienced this first hand with my clients and WOW!!!…it really makes the Holidays come alive.  So what are your REAL ESTATE GOALS?  Long term—Super Bowl Champions, retirement, home on acreage?  Short term—win the game this week, buy a home in a solid neighborhood that has the potential to keep or increase it’s value.

Enjoy your Labor Day Weekend!

Oh contact me with your mailing address and I’ll mail you a 2011 Houston Texans Calendar, supplies are limited.  And let me know how I can help YOU to……….

Live Life to the Fullest,


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The New Year will be here before your know it and not everyone has a MAP and COMPASS, let alone knows how to use them independently or together.  The New Year comes with introspection, reflection and projection.  But, above all else it’s a time to re-plot our course.  JUST WHERE IN THE WORLD ARE YOU GOING!!

            In Real Estate, talking with my buyers and sellers I compare their goals to going on vacation.  We all want to go on vacation, but when and to where and once we get there what in the world are we going to do?  So if you want to keep everyone happy you’ll have a family meeting with the only topic on the agenda is the long term goal—-VACATION.                           (to be continued)