Monthly Archives: June 2010

Trying to Lose Weight the Right Way (and Sharing My Goals Publicly)

Tweet Recently, I decided that it was time to lose some weight.  I was the heaviest I have ever been, and although I don’t think most people thought of me as overweight, I was/am.  At 6’4″, I just carry it better, which means that it doesn’t show as much on my frame, but I was…

Father’s Day Gift Dilemma Leads to Technology Lesson

Tweet Yesterday afternoon, I had to show properties for a few hours, and my wife kindly took the opportunity to take our four kiddos shopping for a Father’s Day gift.  Her destination was Fry’s Electronics.  If you’re not familiar with Fry’s (I have no idea if they are nationwide), it’s basically a giant warehouse with every…

Crouch Family Sing-a-long – “Doctor Worm” by They Might be Giants

Tweet Over the past year or two, my older kids (they’re 11 and 9 now) have developed an appreciation for They Might be Giants, which is sort of an eclectic, funny alternative band that was formed in the early 80’s by two guys named John.  They sing a few songs you may have heard of…

Condos near downtown Austin – Courtyards at Onion Creek – 2210 Onion Creek Parkway, Unit 1102

Tweet We recently listed a handful of units in the Courtyards at Onion Creek development in south Austin, minutes from downtown.  As with all of the units, Unit 1102 boasts an amazing finish-out, including: Wood flooring Hardwood raised panel custom kitchen cabinets Granite counter tops G.E. stainless steel appliances with gas stoves Built-in microwave and…

Round Rock Texas Pizza & Sandwiches – “Garlic Breath Pizza”

Tweet Today was a long day, frankly.  My wife’s car was giving her problems, which later turned out to be the transmission, which has to be replaced.  Thankfully, this is covered under the warranty, which had only a few thousand miles left.  This was a blessing. Later, my Macbook Pro stopped working altogether, which turned out…

Negotiating Advice for Buyers and Agents Alike – Some Perspective from my 13-Year Career

Tweet One of my favorite things about being a real estate broker/agent is helping my buyer clients to negotiate the best deal on the home they have chosen.  Having represented hundreds of buyers over my 13-year career, I’ve found that each situation is unique, and that’s part of what I enjoy.  The mental challenge makes…

I was interviewed today for Breakthrough Business Radio – Listen if you can!

Tweet Recently, when I was attending South by Southwest Interactive right here in Austin, I was happy that I got a chance to meet many of my online friends face-to-face for the first time.  One of these friends, Michele Price, is someone that I connected with on Twitter many months ago.  Michele is the host…

Life is What Happens When You’re Busy Making Other Plans

Tweet The title quote/lyric above appears in the song “Beautiful Boy” by John Lennon.  I used to sing my son to sleep to that one when he was a baby, and it remains one of my favorites.  I was reminded of that line the other day when I was eating lunch with my family at a…

“So, How Much Will Sellers Usually Take Off of the Price?”

Tweet The question above is one that I have heard dozens of times over the years.  Some home buyers hear about the deal that their friend or relative got when they bought a home, and they’re curious to see if this is the norm. In a nutshell, there is no standard formula for real estate…

You may have seen this video already, but it’s still worth sharing

Tweet Today, I stumbled across a video that is probably my favorite YouTube selection of all time.  It’s infectious, fun, and I see something new every time I see it.  Additionally, it never fails to bring a smile to my face, so I hope it brightens your day. I am posting a version with “heck”…