When I purchased my first rental property in 1997, I never imagined it would lead to a new career and completely reshape my life. However, a little over a year after that first purchase, I had my real estate license and was on my way. There was just the little matter of letting go of a stable job with benefits at a Fortune 500 company! It took another 2 years of doing real estate part time for me to decide the time was right to take a risk in life and pursue my passion by selling real estate full time
From the start, my business was built on cultivating long term relationships by providing unparalleled service and being creative when the conventional means of doing business just weren't good enough
Through the years, I have been blessed with amazing team members who bring tremendous strength to our business in ways I could never have accomplished on my own. Our collective drive to stay ahead of the curve with advertising, technology, and new ideas that allow our clients to accomplish their goals has provided us the opportunity to start our own company.....
WE ARE EXCITED TO SHARE IT WITH YOU!
Do or do not. There is no try.
Yoda (Character in the movie, The Empire Strikes Back)
The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it.
Ability is what youre capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it."
Lou Holtz (college football coach)
Time is more valuable than money. You can get more money, but you cannot get more time.
Personal wealth is the by-product of making the world a better place.
Paul Zane Pilzer
Class is striving hard to be the best at what you do while taking the needs of others into consideration.
Roger Staubach (professional football player)
Only a man who knows what it is like to be defeated can reach down to the bottom of his soul and come up with the extra ounce of power it takes to win when the match is even.
Muhammad Ali (professional boxer)
Ive missed more than 9000 shots in my career. Ive lost almost 300 games. 26 times, Ive been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. Ive failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.
The most powerful factors in the world are clear ideas in the minds of energetic men of good will.
J. Arthur Thomson
Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start now and make a brand new ending
No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another
Find something you love to do and you will never have to work a day in your life.
Harvey Mckay (businessman and professional speaker)
Youve got to believe deep inside yourself that you are destined to do great things.
Joe Paterno-(College Football Coach)
The master in the art of living makes little distinction between his work and his play, his labor and his leisure, his mind and his body, his information and his recreation, his love and his religion. He hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his vision of excellence at whatever he does, leaving others to decide whether he is working or playing. To him hes always doing both.
James A. Michener
You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.
It's not how much we have, but how much we enjoy that makes happiness.
A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.
People who never do any more than they are paid to do are never paid for any more than they do.
Elbert Hubbard (editor/writer)
Try not to become a man of success but rather to become a man of value.
The measure of a man in not in the number of his servants but in the number of people whom he serves.
Paul D. Moody
It is too difficult to think nobly when one thinks only of earning a living.
Jean Jacques Rousseau
People do not decide their futures, they decide their habits and their habits decide their futures.
You never know what kind of impact you can have on someone by just saying hello.
Manti Teo- college football player
The man who has confidence in himself gains the confidence of others.
The customer doesnt expect everything will go right all the time; the big test is what you do when things go wrong.
Sir Colin Marshall
We find no real satisfaction or happiness in life without obstacles to conquer and goals to achieve.
Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.
George Bernard Shaw
Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely
Auguste Rodin (French Sculptor)
Help others get ahead. You will always stand taller with someone else on your shoulders.
You cant be a better runner unless you are willing to run and be beat. Youve got to look for tough competition. Youve got to want to beat the best.
Grete Waitz (distance runner)
Most spend too much time on what is urgent and not enough time on what is important.
You gotta try your luck at least once a day, because you could be going around lucky all day and not even know it.
Jimmy Dean, Sausage Mogul
Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.
Winston Churchill, Sir.
Whether you think you can, or that you cant, you are usually right.
What you can get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.
If you have not lost, you have not played in enough games. Never be afraid to compete.
Tom Cousineau (professional football player)
It takes a noble man to plant a seed for a tree that will some day give shade to people he may never meet.
Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you havent found it yet, keep looking. Dont settle.
If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.
Danny Henderson, high school basketball coach
There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.
Today give all that you have, for what you keep inside you lose forever.
Owen Marecic (collegiate football player at Stanford)
Motivation is everything. You can do the work of two people, but you cant be two people. Instead, you have to inspire the next guy down the line and get him to inspire his people.
Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm."
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Let him that would move the world, first move himself.
Life is like a battery. It is charged not that it may keep but that it may have power to give.
Sanford T. Whitman
To give less than your best is to sacrifice the gift.
The best way to cheer yourself up is to cheer up somebody else.
Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.
Strive for excellence, not perfection.
H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
Our most valuable possessions are those which can be shared without lessening; those which when they are shared, multiply. Our least valuable possessions are those which when divided are diminished.
The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.
It takes 20 years to make an overnight success.
Tomorrow never really comes, so todays performance is what really counts.
Bill Sharman (professional basketball player)
Its not whether you get knocked down; Its whether you get back up.
Use what talents you possess: the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best.
Henry Van Dyke
What lies before us and what lies behind us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The best way to escape from a problem is to solve it.
Truth is generally the best vindication against slander.
Abraham Lincoln (sixteenth president)
Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear.
Face your deficiencies and acknowledge them. But do not let them master you.
Helen Keller (inspirational historical figure)
For the strength of the Pack is the Wolf, and the strength of the Wolf is the Pack.
To fly we have to have resistance.
The monument of a great man is not of granite or marble or bronze. It consists of his goodness, his deeds, his love, and his compassion.
Alfred A. Montapert
You are my friend when you can guard my failure, challenge my thought and celebrate my success.
All your life you are told the things you cannot do. All your life they will say youre not good enough or strong enough or talented enough; they will say youre the wrong height or the wrong weight or the wrong type to play this or be this or achieve this. THEY WILL TELL YOU NO, a thousand times no, until all the nos become meaningless. All your life they will tell you no, quite firmly and very quickly. AND YOU WILL TELL THEM YES.
The more difficult the victory, the greater the happiness in winning.
Follow your passion, and success will follow you
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The greatest reward for doing is the opportunity to do more.
Champions take chances, and pressure is a privilege.
Billie Jean King (professional tennis player)
If you give a man a fish, you feed him for a day. If you teach him to fish, you feed him for a lifetime.
Confucius (Chinese Philosopher)
If you want something in life youve never had, youll have to do something youve never done.
JD Houston (media personality)
Fortune favors the well-prepared.
Louis Pasteur (Biologist/Chemist)
Youre never a loser until you quit trying.
Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do
The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes of mind.
He who stops being better stops being good.
Its not how much you have that makes people look up to you, its who you are.
Part of being a champ is acting like a champ. You have to learn how to win and not run away when you lose.
Men, for the sake of getting a living, forget to live.
Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are."
John Wooden (college basketball coach)
To acquire knowledge, one must study; but to acquire wisdom, one must observe.
Marilyn vos Savant
Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.
The Golden Rule
Winning breeds confidence and confidence breeds winning.
Hubert Green (professional golfer)
Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.
Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or to lose.
Lyndon B. Johnson
You are only young once, and if you work it right, once is enough.
Joe E. Lewis
One man has enthusiasm for 30 minutes, another for 30 days, but it is the man who has it for 30 years who makes a success of his life.
Edward B. Butler
Good will, like a good name, is got by many actions and lost by one.
If youre kind, kindness has a way of finding you.
Seek joy in what you give, not what you get.
[Winning] is why you play. If you dont believe you can win an event, dont show up.
Tiger Woods, professional golfer
If you can give your son or daughter only one gift, let it be enthusiasm.
The more you are motivated by love, the more fearless and free your actions will be.
The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.
Personality can open doors, but only character can keep them open.
Elmer G. Letterman
Life shrinks or expands in proportion to ones courage.
All you keep you will finally lose, but all you give away is yours forever.
Douglas M. Lawson
If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses.
I am a member of a team, and I rely on the team, I defer to it and sacrifice for it, because the team, not the individual, is the ultimate champion.
If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesnt lead anywhere.
Frank A. Clark
A ship is safe in harbor, but that is not what ships are for.
William Shedd (photographer)
He that does good for goods sake seeks neither praise nor reward, but is sure of both in the end
Success is a destination while significance is an eternal calling.
Seven Days in Utopia
Sometimes the most important thing in a whole day is the rest we take between two deep breaths.
If theres no wind, row.
An honest mans pillow is his peace of mind.
John Mellencamp (musician)
Vitality shows in not only the ability to persist, but the ability to start over.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Nothing gives one person so much advantage over another as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances.
Some pursue happiness, others create it.
Our most important legacy will be the contributions we make to the lives of other human beings.
The difference between stumbling blocks and stepping stones is how you use them.
If you have made mistakes, even serious ones, there is always another chance for you. What we call failure is not the falling down but the staying down.
Mary Pickford (1893
A superior pilot uses his superior judgment to avoid situations which require the use of his superior skill.
Frank Borman, Astronaut
Friends and good manners will carry you where money wont go.
Margaret Walker, Educator
When we commend good actions we make them in some measure our own.
For every minute you are angry, you lose sixty seconds of happiness.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
If your success is not on your own terms, if it looks good to the world but does not feel good in your heart, it is not success at all.
Its not the will to win that matters- everyone has that. Its the will to prepare to win that matters.
Paul Bear Bryant
The greatest of all faults is to be conscious of none.
Thomas Carlyle (historian/social critic)
Praise and blame, gain and loss, pleasure and sorrow come and go like the wind. To be happy, rest like a giant tree in the midst of them all.
To be a champion, you have to believe in yourself when no one else will.
Sugar Ray Robinson (professional boxer)
Remember, no one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
You cannot do a kindness too soon because you never know how soon it will be too late.
Ralph Waldo Emerson (writer/poet)
Happiness is inward, and not outward; and so it does not depend on what we have, but on what we are.
Henry Van Dyke
Time is a very precious giftso precious that its only given to us moment by moment.
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