Blog : Business

Gross

Gross

One of the things I most dislike about real estate mania is the mania part. I want real estate to make sense. I want pricing to make sense. …

Tops

Tops

I’m well aware that people grow tired of having me talk about sales volume. It’s tedious and annoying, I agree. I think that may…

Tell

Tell

If a house is listed for sale and then, a short while later, the price is dramatically reduced, what does that tell you? I view this as an a…

Dissent

Dissent

I’ve been bothered by a comment that was made on this site recently, and I feel the need to discuss it further. The comment implied th…

Risk On

Risk On

Since I dropped out of law school right before I applied, you shouldn’t consider anything I ever say to be legal advice. Ask your atto…

Chicken

Chicken

Let’s pretend I’m at a car dealership. Now let’s pretend you can feel my emotions. If you can feel those emotions and you…

Chicago

Chicago

One of the reasons I’m bad at this business is that I tend to give people too much credit. I can’t market gimmicks. I’m in…

Traps

Traps

There are things that I dislike about this business. You know this. I dislike the lack of respect that plagues this career, even while I und…

Discernment

Discernment

A few weeks ago, I wrote an offer on a property on behalf of a buyer. This is no feat. There is no trick to this. It’s just a form wri…

Tax Time

Tax Time

If you’re lucky enough to be a Lake Geneva vacation home owner, then you’re unlucky enough to be unwrapping Walworth County̵…

Shameless

Shameless

This feels gratuitous, but I have to do it anyway. I could babble on and on about being the underdog,  or tell you about how mightily I stru…

The Rent

The Rent

I’m staring out my office window at an automotive repair shop. This shop just opened, even though the sign says Opening Soon. Will tha…

Regrets

Regrets

I like to brag about certain things. For instance, I have a black SuperJet and there’s very little chance that you do as well. I have …