Quick Web Tip: Include customer testimonials from past clients, 2018 was probably a busy year call your clients and request a review or feedback!

Real Estate Tip: In 2008, I had no choice but, to learn the art and science of owner carried contracts for my clients and to put food on the table for my family! No lender would even touch land/lots or development during those formative years…

What you need to know from your buyers to make an owner carried contract work.

1. Down Payment available
2. Cash out date – How long do they need the seller to carry?
3. Amortization schedule – 10 years, 20 years….100 years+++
4. Interest Rate – Payment

There are 2 parts to all contracts in negotiations…
#1 – Price
#2 – Terms

What the full Video here!



This isn’t QUITE a story, but I got some fantastic feedback from last week’s words and I wanted to share it with you. One of my readers emailed me back feeling a bit upset that I was “fat-shaming” in my reference to the “corn-fed” young man who whisked Bethany away to Missouri.

Here’s what I wrote back to the reader:

Thank you so much for your feedback! The guy that my dear Bethany married was never fat, not even close! He was a big, burly, football player/cowboy and he was HUGE as in, linebacker! I grew up near the rolling wheat fields and farmlands of Eastern Washington, especially the enormousplateau between Wenatchee and Spokane and in high school, I always heard those HUGE wheat-farmer’s-sons who wiped the field with us in football referred to as “corn-fed” – BUT I’m guessing that times have changed and I picked the wrong word entirely. What would you suggest as better word choice? I am most definitely not interested in any kind of shaming.

What do you think? What word(s) might be a better, safer choice to describe the hearty, ruddy-cheeked, burly boy who could buck hay bales all day long and never take a break?

I welcome your response…..

What I am pondering:

“We all need people who will give us feedback. That’s how we improve.”– Bill Gates