Archive for November, 2007

Real Estate Video Tours

Posted: November 26, 2007 in General
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The technology industry never slows down, does it? For instance, how many of you have seen the video “Did you know – Shift Happens?” Take a second to watch this –


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KW Staff – Nancy Higgs

Posted: November 19, 2007 in General
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Nancy Higgs Nancy Higgs – Assistant Market Center Administrator

Before I get started on talking about Nancy’s job stuff, I need to let you all know about her little bundle of blessings. Nancy had a baby girl on April 24th. Elle is SO cute. Take a look at this –

Awww, how cute! Isn’t that just adorable? And Nancy, the trooper that she is, was back at work like 2.5 hours after having the baby. Ok, I’m exaggerating a bit. You get my point though. She was back at work quickly.

In addition to having a baby, she has also gotten married. It happened in the reverse order, but no one ever said that I’m chronologically gifted. Here is a picture of the proud daddy –

 Proud Papa How cute is that? Daddy’s are just big ‘ol softies when it comes to their children. I remember when my daughter Brianan was born. There is a picture of me with long hair, all my tattoos, laying on a bed with Brianan in one arm. We are both asleep. There’s just no looking tough in situations like that. (more…)

My fence – what a sight to behold

Posted: November 17, 2007 in General
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Ok, so does everyone remember this —

Ghetto Fence …and this… Digging all the day long…

Well, let me tell you what happened after that post on Home Repairs.

I called a guy who does this sort of work…you know, man type work with tools and stuff. I ask him when he could come over to my house to fix the fence. He asks me certain questions, like, “Why is it so urgent that I come over so quickly?” I hesitate before saying, “Well, the fence is down. We can’t let our dog out without watching her.” “What happened to the fence?” I say, “I tore it down. It was fallen over. I’ve started the new fence.” (more…)

An update on my fence situation

Posted: November 15, 2007 in General
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Do any of you remember the situation with my wonderful fence? If not, see here —

Home Repairs

Well, it’s finished. It’s done. It looks unbelievable. Did I do it, you may be wondering? How did it get done? If I did not do it, then who did? These are all questions that will be answered tomorrow on my blog. I will also have pictures of the new fence.

Stop by tomorrow. I will also try to do another post about a different staff member of Keller Williams.

Dustin…

Closing Escrow – the movie!

Posted: November 13, 2007 in General
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I am telling you right now that only a real estate agent will appreciate this movie, Closing Escrow. If a Buyer or Seller were to watch it, unless they had an incredibly mild manner and were not easily offended, then this movie will make them feel…well, goofy! Watch the trailer —

I was told by Richard Zepeda to watch this. I looked it up online and found the reviews to be less than stellar. But, of course, the reviews were not written by real estate agents. The reviews were written by movie “critics.” That is much like a real estate agent watching a movie solely based upon the vocation of gynecology from the Gynecologist’s perspective, and then writing a review that says something like, “I just don’t get it. This movie was very stupid. You won’t like it.” Of course a real estate agent wouldn’t like it. It has nothing to do with them.

This movie has EVERYTHING to do with real estate, real estate agents, and the real estate industry. I will tell you that there were parts that made me, quite literally, laugh out loud. (more…)

Kim Bridgforth Kim Bridgforth – Director of Operations

The question you need to ask yourself is this – What does the word “operations” mean? Loosely defined, people would say that “operations” means the “goings-on” of a company. You know, this person is the director of the “goings-on” within the company. Yeah, um, ok.

Take a look at the Google definition – refers to the recurring activities of an organization directed toward producing a product or rendering a service. such activities may include, but are not limited to, marketing, sales, production, purchasing, human resources, finance and accounting, and governmental assistance. There is an appropriate definition, and one that is very fitting for what Kim does.

Now let’s try to define what “Director” means. Am I splitting a gnat’s hair? No, I don’t think so. This is really important if we are going to grasp the fullness of what we are talking about. (more…)

Ok, look at this nice, serene, quiet picture of Kim Perry – New Agent Coordinator.

Quiet Kim Perry Isn’t that nice and special?

Ok, don’t be fooled. Yes, she’s pretty. Yes, she’s professional. Yes, she does a good job. However, Kim Perry is anything but serene and quiet. 😉 But this is precisely why we love her so much. I’ll talk more about that later.

Kim, like Tina Morales, is a New Agent Coordinator. Or, New Agent Services Coordinator. I can’t remember which is right. I could call her and ask, but I already did. If I called back to ask she would make fun of me. I stay away from mockery.

Kim is responsible for processing in all of the new agents. She helps deal with all of the paperwork here within our office for inprocessing, all of the SABOR stuff, MLS dues, business cards, name tags, office name plates, giving out new signs, lockboxes, and riders. She helps keep track of all of the inventory that we have on signs and all of that too. There’s this huge room right across from her office with all of that stuff in there. (more…)