Friday, June 22, 2007

ALERT: SellSmart Server is Down until Monday

Our server for SellSmart real estate,, will be down until Monday. SDG&E will be replacing a transformer, probably in preparation for these transformers.

We apologize for the inconvenience. If any SellSmart broker, agent or employee needs anything from office support please contact me here or here.


Sunday, June 17, 2007

Happy Father's Day

Today is Father's day, a day that was partially spent on my mountain bike. Riding is great alone time, time to think and at times not to think. On some of the longer uphills the strangest things pop into my head. Commercial jingles, bits of songs that repeat because I don't know the rest of the song and when I do plug in my headphones, songs that today reminded me of our dads. The dads that are no longer with us.

Our most recent loss was Wayne Harrington, owner and operator of SellSmart The Easy Way. Wayne was a father to his entire office and his extended family.

Late last year we lost a great father and grandfather in Don Thompson.

The year before, my dad John Cook, lost his short battle with cancer. He was 82. He only knew he had cancer for the last 9 months of his life. For half his life he did not even know me, since I was not born until he was in his forties. He is the reason I still ride a bike today.

We spent years travelling to BMX races. We would load up the Jimmy on every weekday night and drive more than an hour to a race. On Saturday it was up and out by 6:00am to make that day's first race, another hour drive away. By the afternoon we were at another track and yet another track that evening. The same thing would happen on Sunday. The next week would bring the same schedule. That is 11 races a week. We did this for an entire year. The only break we got was when we headed out for the Texas Tour, we only had 6 races a week for those summer months.

Why did we do this? Well I wanted to be the number 1 rider in my district, I wanted to be a member of the 10,000 points club. He just wanted to see me accomplish my goals. We both got what we wanted.

Friday, June 08, 2007

RSVP seating ForTwo

The Street Smart Road Show rolls through our city this week and we were there for the first stop at Mercedes Benz of San Diego. Eager crowds stood in line for up to 45 minutes for a 3 minute test drive, that did not disappoint. Future owners plunked down $99 to reserve a 2008 model which is due in the first quarter of next year.

Read the entire post and view the photo page.

Mark Maynard, Wheels editor for the San Diego Union-Tribune did a brief interview with me.