If I had a nickel…

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…for every page view on this blog/website, I would have accumulated around $500 since its inception last autumn. How is your math? 5 cents times what number equals $500? Please tell me you didn’t  have to grab your calculator!

Well, I am going to have to find another way to make a living, clearly. But thanks a ton to each of you and your business associates and friends and colleagues and family and your intelligent pets. I sincerely appreciate all of the compliments and thank you s and gratitude and constructive suggestions. It has also been fun to stir things up a little, and witness the fulminations of those who thought I might be an enemy within the ranks. High school, really! In its infancy, this effort was to shed light on the length of time, on average, it would take to sell a home in Santa Fe, NM. The available data out there was skimpy and weak, kind of like my garden, so I figured I could be of some small use to the people engaged in residential real estate. Mr. Quick and others of local newspaper fame were happy to check with me for quotes and figures on the market back then. Now they can visit the site anytime, instead of waiting for a monthly newsletter to arrive via email. Thankfully most journalists have refrained from putting my sardonic and jaundiced comments into their writings as much as before. I am not a person seeking fame, nor often excited to see my name in print. If anyone wants to grab a quote or statistic or idea from this blog, feel free and I only ask that you give attribution and keep your criticism honest.

Now, onto my plan of starting a new career; old wine skins with new wine or something. I haven’t read that book lately, so the image is faint. Yes, it is time and the new career beckons. Having spent something like 11 years in the title and escrow business, along with some 15 years in banking (with an emphasis on real estate lending) and another 14 in real estate sales, sales management, property management and consulting, it is time for a change. Ahh, you think you just might have to come back later to hear the rest of the story? Only if it interests you slightly or if you think we might be able to do business together in the future. Then definitely plan to return for Chapter 2. To be continued…

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The writer is a 68 year-old young man engaged as an active REALTOR (associate broker) with Keller Williams, in real estate sales and management in the Santa Fe NM market area. My career has been in and around the real estate industry for more than 35 years, ranging from mortgage lending (interim, commercial, residential); residential property management and leasing; shopping center development and leasing; real estate sales; sales training; title insurance as an executive and an escrow officer; various management positions; consulting and other related activities. That plus a bunch of banking experience including our family-owned Bank of Santa Fe in the 1980s. Where has the time gone?
My background means you have my working knowledge of the entire transaction process at your disposal. That comes with honesty and no bullshit.