Dude Photoshopped His Head Onto a Sheep

When I first got into real estate, a more experienced agent tried to give me branding advice. "You need to do something clever with your name. I can't pronounce your last name. But your first name. Cliff. Something like "Don't fall off a Cliff when buying your home." My first impulse "That's the dumbest thing I've heard yet." What came [...]

By | August 18th, 2017|Categories: The Unethicals|0 Comments

80 Year Old Children

“Where are you?” I'm fighting not to scream. “I’ve been worried sick!” When people ask how old my parents are, I always say “In their 70’s.” This year I got a bit of sticker shock. I realized they are in their 80’s. And have been for a few years. 70’s don’t feel old to me. 80’s does. So when my [...]

By | May 10th, 2017|Categories: Who I Am|0 Comments

Coq Au Vin. A la Cliff.

I use to be really big into cooking.  Not sure why I gave it up. This recipe is based on Julia Child's recipe for Coq Au Vin.  Of course it's not the real Coq Au Vin.  That takes standing by a stove all day and a really, really tough old rooster. Ingredients: 1 Bottle Red Wine (Merlot, Pinot Noir preferably. [...]

By | April 23rd, 2017|Categories: Who I Am|0 Comments

Dead Grandmother. And Other Excuses.

“My grandmother died. And I took it really hard.” I can’t even begin to tell you the number of times I hear college students uttered that phrase to their professors. A student does poorly on the final exam. They blame their grandmother passing. They cross their fingers, hoping the professor either bumps their grade or gives them a “do over”. [...]

By | April 23rd, 2017|Categories: The Unethicals|0 Comments

My First Time Was Horrible

From my email from last week (see below), Joan writes: I love it, love it when the bad guys get caught. Bad guys have multiplied. This statement is so true. That one article I referenced last week, nearly 100 brokerages are under investigation for violating federal law. Average 50 agents per brokerage, that’s 5,000 agents that may be complicit. Joan [...]

By | April 4th, 2017|Categories: My Beliefs, The Unethicals, Who I Am|0 Comments