Deciding When to Sell

“How do I know when it’s time to sell?” That’s a common question when I speak at a group of landlords or investors. The short answer is: “You can’t.” There’s no magic formula. You’ll never have perfect knowledge. You can never “know.” You must decide. Sometimes, the...
Unintended Consequences

Unintended Consequences

I accepted my friend’s invitation to a sunset kayak paddle and then dinner. Most of my kayaking is open ocean, and often for several days. You must take an array of safety equipment on a trip like that.  You take a head lamp, flares, first aid kit, warm clothing, and...

6 Qualities of a Great Broker

The perfect broker does not exist. Neither does the perfect client. Here are my ideas about what you should look for when you set out to find a great broker to work with. The more of these traits you discover, the better your chances of safe and profitable investing....

Count the cost

“You seem subdued, quiet and/or tired,”  My wife was right. I was. The previous week had been overwhelming. I was exhausted, even though I had the easy part. Sandy’s done much more for me than I have for her in our 42 years together. Now, because of a fluke ocean...