stone canyon: Newbie hits 10k! - 03/26/08 12:36 PM
Wow...I find it hard to believe that I will reach 10,000 points so relatively quickly (please, no laughing)! I really have enjoyed meeting so many people so quickly and find this tool (AR) to be an awesome way for like-minded professionals to meet and discuss pertinent issues that effect our industry and career choice.
I will, of course, continue my normal blog posts with current and relative content, but I just wanted to say THANKS to the creative minds at Active Rain and THANKS to those professionals that have helped continue my interests in this tool.  I look forward to moving quickly … (18 comments)

stone canyon: RESPA or Just Plain R.E.S.P.E.C.T. - Part IV, YGBSM. - 03/25/08 03:34 AM
Ok, I will now commence my story, where I left off prior to my "Vacation", hoping to bring smiles to the few faces that actually read and subscribe to my babblings.
So, when we last left our suspense-filled story , our "Loan Counselor" had finally heard the halftime whistle for the paper football game he had been engaged in, while my clients eagerly awaited his response to their application. He was so very proud to show his intellectual prowess and in a moment of brilliance came to the table with a GFE that was substantially lower than the one provided him, a … (2 comments)

stone canyon: RE/MAX Balloon Rides - Absolutely a MUST DO! - 03/23/08 02:53 AM
RE/MAX Balloon Rides!
This story is long overdue; as you can see by my last blog post, I've been taking some time off. Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeee!
A local Tucson Lending Guru and Buddy of mine, posted a resent blog entry regarding the RE/MAX Balloon and my Tucson Real Estate RE/MAX Team located here in Sunny Oro Valley, Arizona! He posted this entry just prior to my "R&R" time and I have not had the opportunity to thank him for including me in his posts. Thanks Mike!
I won't go over all of what Mike said in his would really be too embarrassing … (4 comments)

stone canyon: Vacations - The Natural Elixir For Staying Power in Real Estate! - 03/23/08 02:13 AM
Vacations - The Natural Elixir For Staying Power in Real Estate!
I know, I know, I heard all about not posting for over a week or so now. BUT, I have my reasons!
Just so you that you know that it wasn't due to procrastination, lack of content or creativity, or even a paper football tournament, I will now include you on my little "Secret to Staying Power in Real Estate!"; VACATION!
For those of you whom might find that word a bit foreign to you, here's a definition:
Vacation \Va*ca"tion\, n. [F., fr. L. vacatio a being free from a duty, service, … (2 comments)

stone canyon: RESPA or Just Plain R.E.S.P.E.C.T. - Part III, The Beat Goes On! - 03/11/08 03:57 PM
So, when we last left our suspense-filled story, our "Loan Counselor" had yet to "counsel" my clients and the clients, still clinging on to the advertised and contracted "incentive" from the Builder's Lender to cover up to $4500 towards closing costs, waited patiently to hear how great news from this busy executive, might change their lives. We reflect back to the contract date of February 28th (a Sunny Arizona Thursday) and the following day when the clients submitted their application to the Lender, from whom the response,
"Thank you for visiting __________________ to start your loan application. Your information has been received … (3 comments)

stone canyon: RESPA or Just Plain R.E.S.P.E.C.T. - Part Duex - 03/10/08 01:27 PM
So, in our last post we saw Lender's cringing, Agents incensed, and Loan "Counselors" playing paper football, in thier "spare time". Today...the rest of the story.
Well, my clients, still believing in the "system" and wanting to give the benefit of the doubt to the stated response time of "one business day", waited Monday, 3 March to pass, as it did and without response from the...
"Loan Counselor"...
I might add. I left a message with the site sales agent, with whom the clients had contracted, as her voicemail said she was out of the office on Mondays & Tuesdays.
On Tuesday, I … (2 comments)

stone canyon: RESPA or Just Plain RESPECT? - 03/08/08 11:35 AM
"R-E-S-P-E-C-T...Find out what it means to me.." lyrics we all have heard from the ageless voice of Aretha Franklin; I think "The Queen of Soul", gets it and I know, we all want it.
It seems like it would come natural, but I think we all know that is not always the case. Actually, I am amazed at one of my latest transaction's lending debacle and thus the nature of this post. Amazed may not actually be a fitting term, confused, shocked, incensed...well, you get the picture. I think all the REALTORS® I know and of course all the LendersI know as well, … (5 comments)

stone canyon: Veterans Serving Veterans - Anyone Out There? - 03/04/08 12:24 PM

Ok, folks, so I decided to leave everyone in a lurch wondering what is going to happen to "That Guy", in my usual blog posting. You know what they say..."Always leave them wanting more!" <WIDE GRIN>
Actually, my reason for deviation is purely inquisitive in nature. I have posted twice to RE/MAX related blogs without much success in response (read absolutely none, zero, zilch, get the point) regarding this subject. I will indeed include them again on this post, but I truly want to gleen some perspective from all REALTORS® that might be interested in such a program, since I've had … (7 comments)

stone canyon: Short Sales VS Forclosures - A Hint for The Lending Industry - Part III - 03/03/08 11:37 AM
Ok, so the last time we left, "That Guy", he had been summond to the office of "The Boss". We enter today's blog with "That Guy" questioning everyone he can corner at the water cooler, as to why "The Boss" suddenly wished to see him. He pointed out to anyone that would listen (mostly as they were fleeing the feeble attempt at idle conversation) that he had not even seen "The Boss" since the holiday party, wherein "The Boss" had requested he leave the event early, due to a misunderstanding regarding a purported off-color joke told to the Executive Assistant's pool. … (1 comments)

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