Thursday, November 01, 2018 / by Rick Kendrick
November is one of our most favorite months of the year. The leaves begin to fall, the weather cools, football is on, and the Thanksgiving holiday has all the family together.
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We call it the Thank You Month. An extra opportunity to say Thank You for being a valuable part of our business. As most begin to prepare for the Holiday season, plan Thanksgiving get-togethers and the like, it’s easy to become wrapped up in all that we have to do to ensure a fun, joyful time for all we are responsible for and overlook all that we have to be thankful for. Gratitude though is an attitude that is contagious!
We are encouraging our team to say thank you MORE than yesterday and count those blessings daily!
TWO Wonderful November TAKEAWAYS
Do You Know Someone That is Thinking About Selling, Yet is Concerned Beca ...
Friday, October 05, 2018 / by Rick Kendrick
Go Ahead… Give Your Self a Real Treat This Month!
The month of October can be a spooky month, maybe even a scary month with monstrous problems. Yikes!! Well maybe not, but words like that seem to be popping up everywhere as kids and adults alike look forward to Halloween.
In fact, according to the USA Today, adults spend more on themselves to celebrate Halloween than any other day during the year. I get that. Especially if they want to hang out with the kids to go trick or treating, or to a Halloween party of some kind.
For many homeowners and home buyers though, they are truly scared. Scared to death of how in the world they are going to get out of their house and into their next one (the trick).
My Treat: As a result of working with hundreds of families, we have developed a special program to help home sellers and homebuyers. We will guarantee the sale of their present home at a price agreeable to them ...
Friday, October 05, 2018 / by Rick Kendrick
6 Costly Mistakes Homebuyers Make When Moving Up to a Larger Home and How to Avoid Them
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A new report has just been released which identifies the 6 most common and costly mistakes that homebuyers make when moving to a larger home.
Unlike the experience of buying a first home, when you're looking to move-up, and already own a home, there are certain factors that can complicate the situation. It's very important for you to understand these issues before you list your home for sale.
Not only is there the issue of financing to consider, but you also have to sell your present home at exactly the right time in order to avoid either the financial burden of owning two homes or, just as bad, the dilemma of having no place to live during the gap between closings. In answer to this issue, Industry Insiders have prepared ...
Saturday, September 22, 2018 / by Rick Kendrick
Living by Values
Everyone has values. Although from some of the programs on television nowadays, just what those values are is a question.
Recently we read a great book by Ken Blanchard, Managing by Values, that is written for business people primarily, but the life applications I got out of it were equally beneficial to anything I discovered on the business front.
By committing to a common purpose and shared values, any family can adopt a way of living out life that allows all those who the family impacts to WIN! One of the things I regret as a parent was not helping my children earlier in life lay out a life plan centered around certain core principles. Sure, we did and still do parent around a set of values like, always be honest and always give your best, but tying this in to a WRITTEN life plan early I believe would be better than good.
Most everyone reading this has some so ...
Wednesday, August 29, 2018 / by Rick Kendrick
Labor Day. YADILOH SDRAWKCAB EHT.
In case you aren’t sure of the title… it's Labor Day. The Backwards Holiday. Every year when it rolls around I wonder why it’s named Labor Day. Since it’s a Holiday intended to be just that, a Holiday – I would think a better name may be Relax Day or Lazy Day or Off Day or Sleep in Day, maybe even Do-Nothing Day, something other than Labor Day. After all, we know what Labor means. And many will likely be celebrating Labor Day by Laboring.
Labor Day came about because workers felt they were spending too many hours and days on the job. Click here to read the newsletter
In the 1830s, manufacturing workers were putting in 70-hour weeks on average. Sixty years later, in 1890, hours of work had dropped, although the average manufacturing worker still toiled in a factory 60 hours a week.
These long working hours caused many union organizers to focus on winning a sho ...