Where Have I Been?

I’ve been here.  I’ve been here.  🙂

I have received quite a few emails from readers of BBQ Capital:  Kansas City Real Estate & Investing asking what is going on.  And the answer is “nothing, really.”  I’m still working as a real estate agent here in the Kansas City area.  In fact, March saw four closings.  When you are a real estate agent, closings are good.  I have two more on the board for the next thirty days and I would expect another one coming very soon.

But as many of you know I also have other business interests besides my REALTOR responsibilities and my own investment property.  And that has kept me very busy.  Along with coaching my 5 year old’s soccer team…which I enjoy beyond belief.

Mostly, however, I just needed a break.  Writing and talking about real estate nearly every day just wore on me and I just couldn’t face the keyboard.  It wasn’t fun.  It was work.  Drudgery, really.  So without explanation I took a mental holiday away from it all.

A holiday away from the mismanagement of the financing changes.  A holiday away from the discussions of ever expanding contracts ( I turned in a 63 pager the other day!  63 freaking pages!), from CNN, Fox News and even the beloved Kansas City Star.

I think those of you in the technology business (a great portion of my investment real estate clients) call it a sabbatical.

Now here is the bottom line.  My batteries are recharged, my indignation level building and my continued need to teach refueled.  So stay tuned….   🙂    And in the mean time you can check out this article in today’s Kansas City Star about where all the real estate agents have gone.  Odd timing, huh?


Filed under Kansas City Real Estate

5 responses to “Where Have I Been?

  1. Pat

    Good article in the Star. That formar agent was a gem. The agent left the biz because clients take her time.

    Welcome back.

  2. Chris


    It is good to have you back. Completely understand the need and desire for a sabbatical. I am slightly jealous.

    Have you changed your perspective at all on which neighborhoods are solid investments in the KC area?


  3. Pat – I did find that funny myself. You CAN make some serious money in real estate. Without an MBA or Doctorate. But you will have to give up something. I don’t mind the odd hours. It suits me. I just can’t sit in an office. 🙂

    Chris – If anything, the current real estate situation has only reinforced my belief in the neighborhoods I speak about. And thanks.

  4. I figured you were on a mental health break, as I’m way past due myself. 🙂 In-house soft personnel recently informed me we’re going to Hawaii sooner rather than later. OK — sign me up.

    The article? Loved the part about how many hours and how ‘difficult’ it is to get RE license. Pullllease. 🙂

  5. Hawaii? Sign me up, too.

    Regarding a real estate license, it’s the least expensive way I know to start a business that can generate $100,000 in income. It should be required that there is no whining allowed about phone calls at 8:00 at night or having to go to 6 classes to get a license. All you really learn anyway is how surveys are done and what an appurtenance is.

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