I am very honored to have been the Recipient of California Association of Realtors "Champion of Home Award" for 2013. To be one of the three stand out agents in the 155,000 member association was truly shocking. My work in the distressed property area was never motivated by an award. In fact when I started my service with C.A.R. in 2011 on the "Distressed Property Task Force" this award was not even thought of. No one ever believed that the "distressed area" would be a part of the market this long. Still we sit with a mortgage default ratio in excess of 6.2% and Foreclosures where the prior property owner is still in the home.
After three years of service on the Distressed Property Task Force, some proclaiming me to be an expert, my service is ending. In 2014 I will be acting in the role of Director for the Pacific Southwest Association of Realtors. For those of you that need my help or advise I will still be here. Currently I am planning expanding my communications platform to include "Real Estate Product Review Blog" for my fellow agents. There is a demand to know how some of these products work not from a media source that collects a fee to advertise the product but from the guy in the field, who uses them. Look for a blog on that soon.
A close friend asked me to share this as it is the method I turn to when I have something difficult to resolve. I use willful, conscience, intent. That just happens to be the definition of "Prayer" as it was developed by Duke University when they did a study on the effect of "Prayer" in healing. Prayer is free, no one even need knows you do it and it works... Yes! Do what works for you.