Wow! I just returned to work from the Five Star Conference in Dallas, Texas. It was packed with great information about foreclosure properties. I heard some great speakers. Dave Liniger, the founder and owner of RE/MAX, gave us some information about the coming wave of new foreclosure listings that will be on the market in the next few months. He explained that when the sub prime mortgages adjust to principal and interest loans, the payments will drive many to foreclosure. The payments will go from a $700 payment to a $1,200 payment and many will lose their homes. Dave introduced our keynote lunch speaker Former First Lady, Laura W. Bush. She was a fantastic speaker. Updating us on the Bush family and her life. Laura Bush is a true southern lady. I also heard Joe Theismann and Roger Staubach. Theismann was the best speaker. I was fortunate to be invited to the Fannie Mae Training. It was very informative. Fannie Mae wants their Foreclosure homes to look as good as a regular sale and they are willing to paint, carpet and landscape the REO homes. The weather was beautiful and there were over 5,000 agents attending. I had a great time and am happy to be back home in Murphy NC working to sell these foreclosure homes.

Laura W. Bush

Former first lady Laura W. Bush is actively involved in issues of national and global concern with a particular emphasis on education, health care, and human rights. As first lady, she made a historic trip to Afghanistan in 2005 and witnessed firsthand the progress achieved by the Afghan people after the fall of the Taliban regime. A former teacher and librarian, Bush convened a Summit on Early Childhood Cognitive Development in 2001, providing a forum for prominent scholars and educators to share research on the best ways parents and caregivers can prepare children for lifelong learning. As the leader of former President George W. Bush's Helping America's Youth initiative, she has listened closely to the concerns of young people, parents, and community leaders throughout the country. In September 2001, Bush joined the Library of Congress to launch the first National Book Festival, and in 2006, she hosted leaders from around the world for the White House Conference on Advancing Global Literacy. She is also an advocate for women’s health and has been an active participant in campaigns to raise awareness of breast cancer and heart disease. In addition, Bush, a hiking and camping enthusiast and strong supporter of our national parks, has spotlighted the glories and needs of the parks through her many visits as first lady. Bush holds a Bachelor of Science in education from Southern Methodist University and a master’s degree in library science from the University of Texas. She previously taught in public schools in Dallas, Houston, and Austin and worked as a public school librarian. Her memoir, Spoken From the Heart, is a New York Times number-one best seller.
Tuesday, September 21, 2010 || 12:00 PM


Roger Staubach

Football Legend and Chairman and CEO/President of the Staubach Company
Heisman Trophy owl winner, Super BMVP, and Pro Football Hall of Famer Roger Staubach played his entire 11 years of professional football with the Dallas Cowboys, leading the team to four Super Bowls and achieving victories in Super Bowls VI and XII. In 1977, he entered the commercial real estate industry, forming the Staubach Company. Over the years, he expanded services to meet clients’ ever-changing requirements and grew his company to 1,600 employees serving 3,000-plus clients from 70 North American offices. In July 2008, the Staubach Company merged with Jones Lang LaSalle, where Staubach now serves as executive chairman, Americas.
Monday, September 20, 2010 || 12:00 PM





Joe Theismann

Football Legend, TV and Radio Host, and NFL Network Analyst


Entrepreneur and former Washington Redskins star quarterback Joe Theismann hosts The Joe Theismann Radio Show on ESPN 980 in Washington, D.C. The 12-year NFL veteran also serves as an analyst for Playbook, a show airing on the NFL Network. In April 1988, Theismann joined ESPN after spending two seasons as an NFL analyst for CBS Sports. Touting an illustrious football career that spanned 163 consecutive games from 1974–1985, he holds Redskins’ records for passing yardage (25,206), completions (2,044), and attempts (3,602). A two-time Pro Bowl selection, Theismann led Washington to a 27-17 victory over the Miami Dolphins in Super Bowl XVII.
Monday, September 20, 2010 || 5:15 PM


Chris Wallace

Veteran Journalist and Host of FOX News Sunday
Chris Wallace is the host of FOX News Sunday with Chris Wallace (FNS), FOX Broadcasting Company’s Sunday morning public affairs program. He also contributes to the network’s political and election news coverage. As host of FNS, Wallace has secured interviews with many leading newsmakers, including all the leading contenders for the 2008 Presidential campaign, top national and international figures, and his controversial interview with former President Bill Clinton. During his career, Wallace has won every major award for broadcast journalism, including the Dupont-Columbia Award, three Emmy Awards, the George Foster Peabody award, and the George Polk Award


 Pictured below is Joe Theismann and Randy Dockery at the Five Star Conference in Dallas, Texas