#CanadaDay Real Estate Stories #12 “Canadian Bakin'”

  Volume 1, Story 12 V1S12, 06212016 Canadian Bakin'             "Alright; I'm not losin' this time. Five-ball, corner pocket." Russell Thomas leaned into the shot, adjusted his stance and formed the classic index-to-thumb circular finger-bridge with his left hand; his right piloting a McDermott Model G324; the cue, balanced and crafted by a master. The… Continue reading #CanadaDay Real Estate Stories #12 “Canadian Bakin'”

Real Estate Stories #11 ‘North of the Border’ #CanadaDay

Volume 1, Story 11 V1S11, 06132016 North of the Border               "You guys picked a great time to visit Vancouver, Uncle...Russ." The black 2014 Audi A6 bumped across a set of temporary steel plates as McConachie Way - escaping the Sea Island confines of the VIA - met the Arthur Laing Bridge that spanned this Arm of the… Continue reading Real Estate Stories #11 ‘North of the Border’ #CanadaDay

Real Estate Stories #6 ‘Moving Expenses’

Volume 1, Story 6 Moving Expenses           Suddenly injected into the quiet murmurs of the gathered neighbors, crashing glass; flying prisms of splinters embedded into Phil's leg, Gerri's screechy scream, Theresa sucking air in, Russ gasping out.           Marvin, from his vantage, anticipated it; too late. But he was on his feet, headed to the… Continue reading Real Estate Stories #6 ‘Moving Expenses’

Real Estate Stories #5 ‘The Stage Coach’

Volume 1, Story 5 The Stage Coach             "That doesn't sound right," Russ Thomas; skeptical, but interested. He took a quick peek at his coffee cup, then set it on the countertop. The barista noticed and nodded.             "No; it's true. Fully sixty percent of homes are underinsured according to Marshall & Swift." Brent Tarleton,… Continue reading Real Estate Stories #5 ‘The Stage Coach’

Real Estate Stories #4 ‘Go For Broker’

Volume 1, Story 4 Go For Broker             "I'd be having a cigarette right about now," Marvin mused as he reached into his back pocket.  "If I still smoked."             "Instead, you're having those," Luis already had his money in his hand. "Two, please."              Marvin Thomas, Russ's father and a home improvement connoisseur, just… Continue reading Real Estate Stories #4 ‘Go For Broker’

Real Estate Stories #3 ‘Everything’s Relative’

Volume 1, Story 3 Everything’s Relative             The sales graph blazed forth onto the 16x9 fifty-two-inch wall-mounted Samsung and replaced the 'computer blue' desktop screen that had been staring at them since the meeting started. The colorful image of the company's fiscal health held for just a heartbeat; and then, in a blink, collapsed back down… Continue reading Real Estate Stories #3 ‘Everything’s Relative’

Real Estate Stories #2 ‘Blind Trust’

Volume 1, Story 2 Blind Trust       "You're not very aggressive today, Isaac," Russ stated the opposite of the obvious, but the trick failed. He glared at his brother; sitting in the bright shade across from him under sunny, hot skies at the community park, playing chess on one of those heavily-scarred picnic benches.    … Continue reading Real Estate Stories #2 ‘Blind Trust’

Real Estate Stories #1 “Can I Get That in Writing?”

Volume 1, Story 1 Can I Get That in Writing? Russ was standing by the Family Room bookshelf when two things happened precisely at the same instant: the doorbell and the house phone spoke up.  Indecision gripped the 40-something man in the causal khakis, grey bowling shirt, and loafers; and he hesitated. "Get the door,… Continue reading Real Estate Stories #1 “Can I Get That in Writing?”