Wednesday, August 4, 2010


I often have customers ask how long it takes to plan and design a home.  The reality is that each project is different.  I have planned projects for over two years before actually starting construction.  If you are thinking about a custom design, know that you should not feel hurried.  The truth is that it takes time to get the design, specifications and budget right.  Any hurry during this stage will probably not result in an ideal home.  Take your time!

That said, one of the really fun parts of my job is getting to watch this hard work and planning come together.  Yesterday we were finally able to begin construction on a project that has been in planning and design for 11 months.  The picture above is actually the first scoop of dirt!  WooHoo!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Time & Change

OK I feel a little bit like an idiot for saying Im going to have  a blog and then not doing it..  I'm amazed at how fast six months moves by...

Many changes have occurred in my life and the structure of my company over that short time. Here is a quick list...

Kara Young, my admin, got promoted to a position in the real estate company.  She is now officially in charge of everything Keller Williams. (she is the real reason this blog stopped!) You can find her at this link

Keller Williams Realty in Bloomington/Normal has grown to 34 agents.  This has been quite a ride and a huge source of personal growth for me.  I continue to be amazed at the depth of leadership that is provided through this company.

I welcomed Kristal Green to my sales team in June.  Kristal comes to me with many years of experience in selling real estate.  Together, we are able to provide better, faster service to both buyers and sellers.  In a tough real estate market, we have many new tools to help you sell.  Check out our newest web site dedicated to existing homes at

I could go on and on.  I look forward to posting updates about Prairie Vista Ct and Trails on sunset lake subdivisions.  Maybe next week....