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By BILL CHERRY, Broker & Wealth Coach
(Bill Cherry, Realtor)
Comments 15
It has long been the contention of a substantial percentage of professional real estate people that if something isn't selling, it's time to lower the price.  Homeowners should seriously question this recommendation from their agent.I have found that more often than not, that this is an incorrect...

By BILL CHERRY, Broker & Wealth Coach
(Bill Cherry, Realtor)
Comments 13
Thanks for visiting with me this Sunday in the Park.  With Christmas two days away, as we sit here together, I can't help but be appreciative that my mom and dad made certain that as a family our religious beliefs and our church were stable parts of our life together.You know, for Christians, Chr...

By BILL CHERRY, Broker & Wealth Coach
(Bill Cherry, Realtor)
Comments 16
BILLS CHERRY'S CHERRY CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS SURPRISE CAKEDallas Realtor Bill Cherry  1/2 c. butter1 c. sugar2 eggs1 (10 oz.) jar maraschino cherries2 c. flour1 tsp. soda1/2 c. brown sugar Cream butter and sugar; add eggs, one at a time, beat well. Add cut up cherries. Add flour and soda; mix well. P...

By BILL CHERRY, Broker & Wealth Coach
(Bill Cherry, Realtor)
Comments 6
Bluetooth.  For years and years, in fact maybe centuries, men have had a far more chance of developing hearing loss than women.  And for every single one of those years, men have been trying to hide that it has happened to them.  The only hearing aid that will ever be fully acceptable is one that...

By BILL CHERRY, Broker & Wealth Coach
(Bill Cherry, Realtor)
Comments 6
I MISS MEL TORME By Dallas Realtor Bill CherryI'm never sure exactly when it's going to happen, but every year at this time I realize how much I miss jazz singer Mel Torme. Torme knew more about the mixing of cord harmonies than anyone did before or has since. He was the one who taught that art t...

By BILL CHERRY, Broker & Wealth Coach
(Bill Cherry, Realtor)
Comments 8
Walter A. Kelso, Sr. was a Texas Gulf Coast legend, and invitations to his Christmas Eve celebrtions were coveted by the rich and famous.Along with his gracious wife, Elizabeth (Nan-Naw), the parties held in their beautiful mansion were prepared by their cook, Amanda, and the staff.  This is Paw-...

By BILL CHERRY, Broker & Wealth Coach
(Bill Cherry, Realtor)
Comments 9
Have you ever noticed that many of the catalogs you get in the mail from, say, Pottery Barn, are the same catalog with a different cover?  I got the same catalog from Williams- Sonoma last week but with different covers.  The insides were exactly the same.And how about products in the super marke...

By BILL CHERRY, Broker & Wealth Coach
(Bill Cherry, Realtor)
Comments 3
SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH BILL CHERRY7th Edition  LANDS' END & POTTERY BARN.  For years and years I've bought a great deal of merchandise by mail order.  The two companies that are the most efficient, the most gracious and the most competent are Lands' End and Pottery Barn.And by the way, the child...

By BILL CHERRY, Broker & Wealth Coach
(Bill Cherry, Realtor)
Comments 5
This piece is in the latest issue of The Angelus, a monthly newsletter of The Episcopal Church of the Incarnation in Dallas. It is written byThe Reverend Thomas Blackmon, one of the church's curates.  I think you will enjoy reading it.

By BILL CHERRY, Broker & Wealth Coach
(Bill Cherry, Realtor)
Comments 5
GODIVA.  If you're like me, you're always on the lookout for a classy gift that's not expensive.  This year Godiva has three that I'm going to buy for clients at our NorthPark Godiva store:  Signature Biscuits (12 pieces) $8.50; Hot Cocoa Canister $10.00; Crème Brulee Coffee (10 oz). $12.50.  God...

By BILL CHERRY, Broker & Wealth Coach
(Bill Cherry, Realtor)
Comments 3
This morning before the sun came up, I drove across Dallas to the post office to mail the Just Sold cards I prepared last evening.The Dallas streets were quiet.  Local Big-Band radio station KAAM-AM had the Doris Day-Harry James performance of "With a Song in My Heart" in its rotation, and the tu...

By BILL CHERRY, Broker & Wealth Coach
(Bill Cherry, Realtor)
Comments 9
Bill's published liner notes about Kathryn, "Kathryn has a perfect jazz vibrato, and that's unusual.  Her pitch is true, and her interpretations of both melody and lyrics are from the gut of this lovely creature who's in touch with life.  Her current CD is an amazing selection of songs, and fran...

By BILL CHERRY, Broker & Wealth Coach
(Bill Cherry, Realtor)
Comments 4
Fine Arts Chamber Players.  There is nothing we have enjoyed more than the Bancroft Family Concerts that the Fine Arts Chamber Players oversees every year.  This year's season opened yesterday in Horchow Auditorium at the Dallas Museum of Art.   All of their programs are totally without charge to...

By BILL CHERRY, Broker & Wealth Coach
(Bill Cherry, Realtor)
Comments 6
Beginning in about 1959, Leon Breeden, arguably the most famous professor of jazz music in the world, took over and made famous the jazz music program at what was then called North Texas State College.  It's in Denton, about 35 miles north of Dallas.His musicians and his bands - called Lab Bands ...

By BILL CHERRY, Broker & Wealth Coach
(Bill Cherry, Realtor)
Comments 23
Do you see that guy at the left?  Yeah, the one with the bags of money in his hands.  Well, he's just renewed a scam that had gone underground for a handful of years.Here's what he did.  He drove through neighborhoods of Highland Park homes and found a few with sold riders on the Realtor's sign. ...

By BILL CHERRY, Broker & Wealth Coach
(Bill Cherry, Realtor)
Comments 7
Real estate tends to attract people who believe there is a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow waiting for them; and a big majority of those people think the rest of the world doesn't know about it.  The latest myths center around buying foreclosed properties and "flipping" them.  Both very dan...

By BILL CHERRY, Broker & Wealth Coach
(Bill Cherry, Realtor)
Comments 3
           A few weeks ago, the mother of three of my very favorite ladies passed away.  She died the day before her 94th birthday.  Her name was Dorothy McDonald.            Her middle daughter, Mary, and I went through school together.  Her youngest daughter, Kathryn (Taubert), found her life a...

By BILL CHERRY, Broker & Wealth Coach
(Bill Cherry, Realtor)
Comments 7
            In Wednesday's blog, I recounted how I sold a radio station owner into hiring me as an announcer and personality on his station when I was fourteen.            There was another chapter of that first radio job that ended up with an interesting twist.               I quickly learned th...

By BILL CHERRY, Broker & Wealth Coach
(Bill Cherry, Realtor)
Comments 6
            I call it the Corporate Growth by Chain Letter.            Have you ever noticed how a company, say a restaurant company, will spring up over night and before you know it, they're building outlets everywhere?  And then they become the darlings of Wall Street so an Initial Public Offer...

By BILL CHERRY, Broker & Wealth Coach
(Bill Cherry, Realtor)
Comments 7
 SUB-PRIME LOANS.  One study shows that a serious number of these loans were made to people who could have qualified for standard underwriting and products.  So what was leading this parade, higher commissions for the loan officers and mortgage brokers?TOILETS.  OK, I know it's not a particularly...

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