Southern Financial Bloviator

Real Estate Agent - Realty Executives Assoc
Richard Barbee offers his persona views on all things financial.
     Boundaries define one space from another, one person from another.  A physical boundary helps a property owner to demonstrate the line between own land and other land.  A personal boundary helps a person understand where self exists and where others exist.  Both are very important.      We h...
"Attitude determines your altitude."  -  Anon "It is our attitude at the beginning of a difficult task which, more than anything else, will affect It's successful outcome."  -  William James, considered America's first great psychologist "The state of your life is nothing more than a reflection o...
When times are lean, it is very easy to grow dark, bitter, fearful, and/or discouraged.  We must find an effective way to stay sharp, positive, and productive.  King David wrote a Psalm about the notion of remaining steadfast when even "a thousand fall on the right of me and ten thousand fall on ...
I think that many of us Realtors do not realize the numerous skills we develop over 5 to 10 or more years in the business.  We become so accustomed to networking and relating that we cannot see the vast range of ability we have created. I want to recommend something specific:  consider adding ont...
Today, it was announced that pending home sales are at an "all time low".  Great! Today, Tim Geithner, Obama's financial guru, announced that unemployment WILL go higher before it trends downward.  Great again!   There is a malaise over this economy.  For those of us that still believe in prayer,...
08/03/2010   Laughter is medicine to the heart.  Do you believe that?  I do. In my work as a marriage therapist, I always look to s...
There is power in numbers.........this thought has been around for a long time.  It was a theme in the American Revolution, the Civil Right Movement, and many more.  When the cause is right and the numbers are big, the force of righteousness is strong. I have been surprised very much by the posit...
Proverbs:  Better is a dinner of herbs where love is than a fatted ox and hatred with it.   I love reading the Proverbs.  Whether you believe in a Judeo-Christian worldview or not, it is beneficial to review the writings that arose from Solomon's experiences in the Jewish and African cultures.  Y...
I am so happy that I finally made the transition from taking property pictures to hiring a person that actually knows what they are doing.  I recently listed a magnificant commercial property that was an art gallery and a chiropractor's office. The photographer used a Nikon digital, knew all the ...
I have learned a few things in my 40 years.  One of the most basic lessons I have picked up is "Keep Moving". Keep Moving Physically - It burns calories, it raises the heart rate, it helps you meet people and make connections, it gets things done. Keep Moving Mentally - Keep learning, asking ques...

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