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I had set my goals to double my income in 2012.  So.....it comes as no surprise that June 30th was such a defining moment in my year.  Year to date, I'm just a smidge under my goal of doubling my income this year.  That's HUGE for me for two reasons. First, the first quarter is always the lowest ...
OK....so this is going to be short and sweet.  First, I'm not a realtor so I, for one, did not partake in the survey of the 2,000 realtors.  In any event, my $500 that I spend comes to me as a result from what I did with my realtor partner.  There are the two most important things for $500 per mo...
Can't tell you how great it is to see and hear an all time classic. Took my kids to an United States Army 4th of July tribute band last night and they digress to an all American Theme. Guess who made the list...yes.... Fleetwood Mac. This is still an all time classic in my book. My best bud...."B...
Today, I'm meeting with a loan officer for a review of his production.  Not good.  He's closing 3-4 transactions per month as a full time loan officer.  In this market, if I went downtown Chicago, I could hand out flyers on any street corner and pick up 3-4 deals a day if I wanted to. Today I lai...
So...I have a closing today that closes at 1:00 pm.  We're done in less than 60 minutes.  Smoooooooooth as can be.  Now..... Just waiting on the wire... Wire was released, but the warehouse lender has to check with the Fed as well as OFAC or Office of Foreign Assets Control.  Check out the site f...
I just got back from Northern Canada with my two boys.  We did a ton of fishing.  It was my first father/son experience with the boys in Canada.  We did so much fishing....one day, my second oldest son, Jake, yelled "DAD!" and he pointed to the shoreline. We flew it back to Red Lake and got an ex...
It's been a great time getting back into the swing of things.  Two days in a row...albeit posting very little of value here in the rain.  Im just thrilled to be back in the game and posting on two consecutive days.  My business is rocking and I'm buried.  Signing on new loan officers and signing ...
I joined Active Rain in April of 2007.  I have never been more than a week without posting here.  Done a lot of good things too!  Had a lot of fun and received 107 referrals since joining.  Two months ago, we had our internet blown out by a lightning strike.  It's taken two entire months to get i...
This is an entry for the Positive Attitude for the Weary Soul Group Contest! | Fun in the Sun While the Business Still Runs!  Join in on the Challenge! So I have my first summer of vacations (yes that is a plural word) in years.  Usually we go to one spot or another, but I'm doing three awesome v...
I was reading Kerrie's post about this month's Active Rain Contest.  Echo Sign wants to know what we can't live without.....what exactly is indespensible in our business.  I have two things that my business can't live without. First, MY HOME OFFICE INTERNET.  Our house got struck by lightning abo...

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 1 “Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. 2 In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also. 4 And where I go you know, and the way you know.”
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