Pincushion Hill

What an awesome hike!


I’ve always been an active person. Whether it’s running along the canal bank while my kids rode their bikes, doing yard work or going to the gym, I love staying on the move. Continue reading…

Client Stories: 5193 Los Altos – Part 1

Creating the Best House on the Street


If you’ve ever read the “Our Story” page on ToddandLinda.com, then you know that Linda and I got our start in real estate by flipping homes. That was a lot of fun for us and when the market is ripe again one day, we’ll be sure to dive back in and resume where we left off prior to opening our brokerage, Green Fin Realty, Inc. The unique experience of rehabbing homes taught us a lot. Specifically, the art of making an emotional connection with a buyer. That is the sweet spot where all the magic happens. When you create just the right environment, you can have buyers competing for your home and obtain over asking offers, which most people would agree, is a good thing. I’m writing about this very thing in The Value-Optimized Approach to Selling Your home. Maximum Profit Doesn’t Just Happen, It has to be Engineered!  This should be available on Amazon later this year, so keep an eye out for this exciting roller coaster of a read. Continue reading…

That Looks Easy!

Just Maybe, you’re only seeing the tip of the Iceberg


When you’re good at something, I think you naturally make it look easy. That is how it should be to be honest. I’ve read several times and several places that it takes 10,000 hours of study and intense practice to develop mastery. When you consider the average 40 hour work week, you’re racking up 2,080 hours per year into developing mastery in your career. And, that’s not counting weekends and extended hours. The point being, at that pace, it’s going to take you approximately 4-5 years to develop mastery in your profession; that’s if you’re being intentional about it. If you’re not being intentional, it will take you considerably longer and you most likely will never develop mastery. Continue reading…

Tales from the Street

Don’t get hung up, there’s always a solution


My brother Roger has been a real estate investor since his early 20’s. He is quite an exceptional man, husband, father, and brother. He’s now given me the honor of assisting him with finding investment properties and that means a great deal that he’s entrusted that responsibility to me. Continue reading…

Business Spotlight: G’s Creamery – Ice Cream & Sweet Buns

My Buns Are Sweeter than Yours


I think we can all agree that time flies by, seemingly faster each and every year. This marks the 12th volume of this newsletter and 1 years passage of time. For those of you that have been keeping up with us, you know that Linda and I are earnestly trying to make changes with our eating and overall healthy lifestyle. Truth be told, Linda is out in front on this and I’m trying to keep up with her. She’s learned a ton about eating healthier to, so if you ever have questions, Linda is the better person to ask. We are however real people and not fanatics, to say the least. If you bump into us at Me-n-Eds over a pizza then you know the struggle is real. Continue reading…

Client Stories: 713 Quady Lane

Who said January was a bad time to sell?


When you love what you do, it causes you to show up differently in your life. You’re more engaged and have a naturally more positive outlook on things. Don’t get me wrong, there are some plain ole bad days. There are challenges too; sometimes daily. However, when you average everything out, it’s just better and Linda and I truly are blessed to do what we love and to work with clients like all of you. Continue reading…

The New Normal

That Moment You Realize Everything You’ve Ever Known is Not the Norm…

 

Recently, Linda and I were asked by our good friend, Nate Moore if we’d be interested in volunteering at a local elementary school to work with kids one-hour each week. These kids had been hand selected by the administration to participate in this program and needed a positive role model in their lives. Nate’s been doing this for years and I’ve been impressed by watching his contribution as he pours himself into these kids each week. He connects with them and imprints upon them not only his values, etiquette and work ethic, but he provides, if only for a glimpse, a positive male influence that they are so desperately missing. Continue reading…

Are you Bulletproof?

As we continue our journey into adulthood we notice our bodies changing. We are no longer invincible or taut & firm. The six packs are now 2 packs if we’re lucky. We work out and try to eat right but the challenge is real. Fast food restaurants on every corner. Continue reading…

Collecting Experiences

On Sunday, February 12th after church, we took off with our good friends Glenn & Lorraine Jones to soak up some Southern California sun and spend Monday the 13th at Universal Studios. We picked up season passes last July and were determined to get at least 2 trips out of them. It’s always an adventure with Glenn and Lorraine and we’re blessed to have friends that we connect with so effortlessly and enjoy spending time together. Continue reading…

RDL 030: We Can’t Make This Stuff Up – Stories from the Street

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Re-Designed Life Podcast – Episode 30

 

Greetings fellow entrepreneurs, trend-setters, life-hackers and all around Go-Get’ers! This week, we’re doing something different and hopefully, you’ll enjoy it. In our new Stories from the Street segments, from time to time, we’ll bring you some interesting situations that we’ve found ourselves knee deep in. And, trust me folks, you can’t make this stuff up. Continue reading…