All posts for the month September, 2014

How the business works…

Does your Realtor send you tons of zero-value emails? Does your Realtor burden you with tasks and paperwork? Does your Realtor utilize third parties to make their life easier at the cost of personalized service to you? Here’s a hint… Most do.  It is how the business works.  But it doesn’t have to, and it […]

The six hour window…

Plumbing is the only job I know of where you really can’t test your work until you’ve completed it. For this reason, I really don’t enjoy doing plumbing.  Yet in the past I have always done my own plumbing.  But that was pre-kids, and pre-having to have the plumbing working in the house for my […]

Zillow, Trulia, and the rest…

Voyerism is alive and rampant in the Real Estate industry… We love to see what our neighbors and friends paid for their house, and we like to see the insides of homes with a for sale sign up.  And we do so with Google.  We plug an address into Google, and up comes multiple options […]

Daddy, what’s that brown spot on the ceiling?

My daughter identified a potential plumbing problem.  A suspended ceiling tile in our basement had a brown spot – easily identifiable as a sign of water hitting it from above.  And what was above this ceiling tile?  The kid’s bathroom. So my first thought was some sloppiness with the shower head during bath time must […]