In 2007 my wife and I embarked on a journey to become debt-free. Since we were limiting our spending to a mostly bare-bones lifestyle while we paid off debt, I wanted to make sure every dollar spent was done wisely. When we were forced to spend to replace items like appliances, yard tools, etc. quality and performance became paramount. I started a subscription to Consumer Reports, which I still have.
I also became a review junky, spending countless hours researching items–a passion which has never left. My inner circle knows this well, even seeking out my opinions on items. Sometimes getting my opinions without even having to ask. During this journey some of my friends and my brother started an “inventor’s night” where we would pitch new products and ideas and discuss current products we liked. We also worked on our respective careers and businesses and personal growth. It is possible a few cocktails were had.
This endeavor never bore any fruit on developing our own products, mostly due to the mass number of patents out there and many great minds beating us to the punch. It is very difficult to be original in today’s world.
Over the last 25 years my career as a commercial real estate appraiser and consultant honed my skills in analyzing and reporting on a variety of real estate properties including resorts, golf courses and apartments. As appraisers we are legally bound to be an unbiased, independent voice. I believe from feedback that my reputation to these ideals is true. This is the guiding force behind our site.
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