Jim Helsel Archive

November 8, 2010: Wish You Were Here, Jim

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November 8, 2010

Are you optimistic ‘bout the way that things are going?, Posted by Jim

“Are you optimistic ‘bout the way that things are going? No, I never ever think of it at all. Don’t you ever worry when you see what’s going down? No, I try to mind my business.  That is not...
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August 24, 2010

Find Your Home, Posted by Jim

“I have found me a home…Yes, I have found me a home…You can have the rest of everything I own…‘Cause I have found me a home… The days drift by, they don’t have names, none of the streets here...
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July 13, 2010

Talking Commercial with Congress, Posted by Jim

On Wednesday and Thursday thousands of REALTORS® went up to Capitol Hill to talk with members of Congress about four important issues facing our industry.  For the first time ever in the history of our Midyear Legislative Meetings, one...
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May 14, 2010

“A Call to Action”…Is It Part of Your Business Plan? Posted by Jim

Last week the NAR Public Policy meetings were held in Washington, D.C.  This year our membership, and more specifically our residential brethren, stepped up to bat for those in the commercial sector of our industry and pushed to make...
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February 1, 2010

Some Things Never Change…But…How ‘Bout That Tax Code?? Posted by Jim

In 1986 Congress changed the tax code for commercial real property ownership causing one of the worst economic downturns the real estate market has ever witnessed. I was there…many of us were. It wasn’t a good time if you...
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December 10, 2009

Ten days ago I was in Hawaii, Posted By Jim

When the real estate market struggles, so do we. When I struggle I always go back to my favorite song writer/story teller. Jimmy Buffett has a song (I apologize here if I’ve used this before) called “I Love the...
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November 2, 2009

And the walls that won’t come down, Posted by Jim

“And the walls that won’t come down…we can decorate or find some way to get around…” Jimmy Buffett…From – “Off the Coast of Carolina” Well – another summer and now Labor Day has come and gone. I spent September...
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September 10, 2009

2010 Leaders Ready to Shine, Posted by Dick

Last week, I had the opportunity to sit down for an interview with NAR’s 2010 Leadership Team. Although the team officially takes office in November, the Summer is an opportunity for them to get together and prepare for the...
August 4, 2009

“I Just Want to Testify,” Posted by Jim

By “The Parliaments” (George Clinton and Daron Taylor – 1967) Some of you are old enough to remember this song. Some of you won’t admit that you are. It is a lead in to my blog entry this week...
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July 17, 2009