Monday, August 31, 2009

Becoming a contributor...

I have been thinking about ways that I can give back to the community for all the blessings I have in my life. My greatest skill is the knowledge that I have accumulated about the real estate industry, including pros and cons to various situation. It is good to use your acquired skills to help those in need along the way. Today I found another way that I can give back, by answering questions or just talking someone through a tough situation.

I saw a client at the store and was able to reestablish contact with that person. I had helped him sell his home with the option of leasing it back for two years and buying it at a later date. It has worked out for him pretty well as it has allowed his family to get back on their feet. He has additional questions, that although some people would not want to do, I am more than happy to answer as I can. It was a great feeling to see someone I had helped several years later and see their life had improved.

If you can become a problem solver, offer housing, rehab houses, or explore other fields of interest, you will have a more fulfilling life in whatever you do!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Starting a Junto...

Res Frater is being organized in Salt Lake County, Utah! The booklet is also done, exciting things are happening.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Still waiting for suggestions...

I am putting the final touches on the foreclosure booklet I plan to be giving out soon on the web. I am looking for any suggestions on questions people would like to see answered or information that they would like to see in it. I am still working under the title "Twelve Things to Consider When Facing Foreclosure" and would be happy to add anything that I have not considered. Foreclosure is not a fun situation to be in, but as this booklet will show, it is not the end of the world. As always I am happy to help answer any questions that you may have regarding the process and your options.

Looking forward to your suggestions,


Monday, August 17, 2009

People being taken advantage of in Foreclosure...

I have heard too many horror stories about people who have been taken advantage of by someone claiming to be able to help them out of their foreclosure situation. There are several legitimate businesses out there that can truly help someone find a viable solution, the hard part is recognizing them. For this reason I have decided to write small informational book with the working title, "Twelve Things To Consider When Facing Foreclosure." I am always happy to answer questions regarding this subject as I have studied and worked in this industry for nearly a decade.

I would also love any suggestions people may have for this book, to email me a suggestion, send it to


Friday, August 14, 2009

What does it take to be considered a success?

This is a question that has been asked time and time again, one that I am constantly asking myself. We all have our definition of success, but few of us will agree of what success is outside of the individualistic view. After recently completing my goals for the first half of this year, including finishing the MBA program and the Mongol Rally, I am now evaluating my performance and the relative success of these goals.

Real Estate success offers an identical conundrum to that of the definition of success, it seems there are several definitions and they are all individually based. We need to put a handle on time frames and goals as we feel are viable to be accomplished during specifically identified time frames.

I am currently working a two projects here in Utah to help distressed homeowners and sellers come together. My goal is to help people who are confused and have questions about the foreclosure process, helping them identify the many options they have. My goal, then, is to make sure they are not taken advantage of and are given correct information on the best possible alternatives.

If you know anyone who is facing a foreclosure, have them contact me. If you are interested in investing in foreclosed properties for investment or your own home, let me know as well.

Remember, goal setting is an important aspect of life, one that will never end if done correctly.