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The Nosey Neighbor

The Nosey Neighbor We determined that $699,000 - $750,000 was the appropriate range for the house. It was mid-February and midway through the season. The owner was moving this May. We settled on $725,000 and would evaluate in a few weeks. That was until the nosey neighbor showed... Read More

16 FEB

LEGOS and Real Estate Organization Some people fancy the “Movie Theater Room”. Others yearn “Home Gym”. Me, I crave a “LEGO Room”. The worst toy ever invented was the LEGO. I would support a federal ban to outlaw this cherished childhood favorite. “What’s... Read More


The 15-Minute Lie I have a confession. Since I don’t have a Priest, I’ll confess this morning right here to you directly. Hopefully you will find it in your heart to forgive me.  Here goes. I have lied to my listing clients that I represented through the years. There.... Read More

Gathering Information

Gathering Information First, I was on our local CBS News, “Eye On Money”, this week, discussing 2023-year end numbers. You can watch the clip here.  Numbers don’t lie and they’ve led to the current state of the market, which brings me to this week’s Jeff’s Journal... Read More

27 JAN
Chat GPT & Real Estate Trends

Chat GPT & Real Estate Trends I asked ChatGPT what comedian, George Carlin would think of ChatGPT if he were still around. It coughed up some gobbledygook G-rated mumbo jumbo. Not a 4-letter vulgarity in sight.  I also asked ChatGPT if it would write a Jeff’s Journal... Read More

20 JAN

Curb Appeal The squirrel looked at me with his beady eyes atop the mailbox. I just parked the car for a listing appointment in an equestrian community named Caloosa. The squirrel started making squirrel noises at me. Then I noticed another squirrel on a tree and then another... Read More

12 JAN
100 Degree Differential

100 Degree Differential I may die this weekend. As a matter of fact, this Jeff’s Journal might be a posthumous Jeff’s Journal. Possibly even a collector’s edition. However, don’t get too excited as a column giving my 2 cents is probably only worth 2 cents!   See,... Read More

The Yellow Tongue Freshener & The Real Estate Vibe

The Yellow Tongue Freshener & The Real Estate Vibe One of the secrets I found to having wonderful minty breath was given to me by my old dentist in Chicago, Dr Dean Sana, DDS. Back in the mid-1990’s, I received a yellow banana plastic tongue freshener from my dentist,... Read More

29 DEC
Real Estate Crystal Ball 2024 – The Ross and Rachel Market

Real Estate Crystal Ball 2024 – The Ross and Rachel Market I always thought going South on I95 from Boca Raton to Miami had the most deranged drivers in the world. Motorcycles going 125 mph and those bizarre little white dividing poles that keep your heart palpitating... Read More

15 DEC
Withdrawing An Offer Explained

Withdrawing An Offer Explained Forget Angry Birds. More like Angry Noles. My daughter Jade is really mad. As a matter of fact everyone in Tallahassee, graduates of FSU, and their parents are angry. Jade’s friend couldn’t even meet her for lunch because the friend was both... Read More

12 Days of Christmas/Relatives

12 Days of Christmas Relatives This time of the year is panic for snowbirds, parents, grandparents, uncles, and aunts. Your easy replacement children (see my 4 pets in the photo) get replaced with little humans. They need to be entertained and a bone won’t do!  In just a... Read More

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