I might not tell you what you want to hear.

It’s not that I don’t want to tell you what you want to hear . . . because I do. the real problem is that sometimes that would make me a liar. My personal standard has always been (and always will be) to tell the truth. It doesn’t do either of us any good whatsoever […]

From Resolution to Reality

Seth Godin wrote a thought provoking post this morning (Imagine that). My observation throughout my life is that “Pain avoidance” tends to squelch forward motion. I’m not talking about the kind of pain you feel when you’re ill . . . That’s pain that might be best addressed with a doctor. Seth’s notion is one […]

When the WHOLE neighborhood is over-priced, how can a Seller “Price right”?

I call this a “Zero-Basis” market. In this squirrelly economy, house values can be tricky to nail down. We all know what the Sellers THINK their houses are worth because we can clearly see how the “For Sale” houses are priced . . . Are any of them SELLING at or close to their listing […]

Your optimism can make you a world class liar

I love eternal optimists. They see the good in everything. Some optimists SO want to see the good that they sometimes imagine (hallucinate) unrealistic fantasies . . . and then fall into the trap of making promises they cannot keep. When the optimistic prophecy fails to materialize, it’s as if the optimist has lied (not told the truth) […]