Ooooops, He Did It Again!

Good Morning This past week, Gary Keller announced that he would be assuming the mantel of CEO as our company once again redefines itself and, the industry in which we serve. I thought that it was important to address this shift in leadership because I believe that once again, a great leader is leading by example. And, the message that you should be hearing cannot be ignored if you are to successfully reposition yourself and your business in this ever shifting market in which we are now fully engulfed. In case you missed it, this is the message I believe he is sending each of us through his actions. Simply stated, it is time for all leaders to roll up their sleeves and get back to the business of running your business. Make sure that you are not only the author of your story. But also the messenger who delivers your story. History has shown us that when we leave it to our competitors to tell our story, it is rarely delivered in a manner that reflects well on us. In the book SHIFT, th…

Eagles Don’t Quit

About two and a half years ago, Eagles co-founder Glenn Frey died from complications from a variety of illnesses which culminated in a severe bout of pneumonia from which he would never recover.

In the aftermath of his passing his fellow band mate and lifelong friend Don Henley, announced that this would be the end of the Eagles. He pondered how it would be possible for the band to continue after the loss of Frey, whom had been such an integral part of the band.

This was not unfamiliar territory for this band. In 1975 just 4 years into their meteoric careers, lead guitarist Bernie Leadon left the group. At that time, the answer to the opportunity was a wonderfully successful guitarist named Joe Walsh. Walsh (born in 1947) had enjoyed great success prior to joining the Eagles. And, has been an anchor since joining the band in 75.

Fast forward to January 2016. And, the passing of Frey. Henley’s assertion that the band could not continue was premature at best. You see, that in the wings …

The Market Is Shifting. Are You Prepared?


In 2007, the world ended and it was nearly impossible to sell real estate because buyers sensed a shift in the market and realized that if they waited, it was likely that they could get the property cheaper. In the years leading up to this time, buyers knew two things, if they were breathing they could get a loan. and, if they held the property for just a few short months, they could expect a substantial profit as their reward.
Much the same as in the Great Depression of the 1930's, it was pure greed that fueled the runaway market and, drove its collapse.
Realtors were not immune to the effects of this collapse. Many lost their families, their homes, and, their businesses. Many of those have yet to recover today.

In our offices this past week we spent a great amount of time analyzing the lessons that we learned from the demise of this seemingly never-ending (we now know that they always end) real estate cycle.
The following are the lessons that we learned. I share them with…

Outwitting The Devil

Good Morning,

This past week I read (for the sixth time) one of my all time favorite books. It is by the famous author Napoleon Hill who wrote the book Think and Grow Rich. This book is a classic that should be on everyone’s “Must Read” list. However, today I want to take a moment to talk about his other book. One that I believe is far more relevant. Even if it is not as well known.

The book is called Outwitting The Devil. And, it is about a (mythical) conversation between Hill and the devil. This book was written two years (1932) after Think and Grow Rich. But, because it was deemed to be too controversial for the times, it was locked in a vault not to be made public until 2011. And, I believe, that this book is as valid today as it was the day it was written.

In 1932 the world was just beginning to recover from the Great Depression. In 2011 we were just starting to see the seeds of recovery from the worldwide financial collapse of 2007.

In 1932, the world was brought down by a faile…

22210 James Alan Circle 7 Chatsworth, CA 91311

Property Site: Steal this today, recent sales for this model have been in the neighborhood of $500K. This may be the last time that you get the chance to purchase this floorplan in the prestigious Rockpointe Community for such an affordable price. The home features three large bedrooms and, three full baths. Two large patios, a kitchen suited for the most decerning chef in your household, formal dining, and much more. The community features four conveniently located pools, 90 acres of common area, two parks including the spectacularly redone South park at the end of Devonshire, Close proximity to endless hiking trails throughout the greater Santa Susana Pass. Hurry, at this price, it will not last long. Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 3 Square feet: 1,747 Price: $469,900
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Residential for rent - 2425 Chandler Avenue 4, Simi Valley, CA 93065


2425 Chandler Avenue 4 Simi Valley, CA 93065

Property Site: This truly special three bedroom, 2.5 bath home features newer carpet, designer upgrades usually found in much more expensive properties. Stunning brick fireplace, three balconies, covered patio and so much more Available August 1st or 15th. Please do not disturb current tenant. Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 3 Square feet: 1,583 Price: $2,700
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