Welcome to SmartsMatter

“What I lack in smarts, I make up for in work…and given how hard I have to work, I must not be that smart!”–Greg hague

Moms to Lean On

Because we were always “leaning” on her, sometimes Mom needed to lean on the family boat and do some fishing and we happen to catch

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Absolutely Priceless

Imagine the shock of discovering a gem so rare that it captures the awe of the entire world. In 1999, De Beers unearthed a stunning 132.5-carat

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Three Foot Giant

Most of his bones were broken during delivery. Doctors recognized a genetic mutation commonly known as “brittle bone disease”. He was put in intensive care at

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A Letter to the Governor

Governor Hobbs,   I am inspired by your initiative to help approximately 500 Arizona first-time homebuyers with down payment and interest rate assistance.   As a result,

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Better For Buyers

It’s a day that will be long remembered in the real estate industry. On March 15th it was announced that the National Association of Realtors (NAR)

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Success Is Not Mystery

A young man is walking through his village, contemplating the elusive secret of success. He looks up and is surprised to see the wise and respected

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He Cares

What do people say about you when you’re not in the room? You likely hope it’s no different from what they say to your face. Last

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The Big Game

Because 72SOLD is an official NFL/Arizona Cardinals partner, Teresa and I were fortunate enough to be able to attend the Super Bowl this year as

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The Four Step Dream Check

Have you heard about the fox and the grapes? It’s a popular fable by an ancient Greek storyteller named Aesop (hence the name Aesop’s Fables). As the

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The Absence of Blame

“Democracy is the process by which people choose the man who’ll get the blame.” – Bertrand Russell I’ve been an entrepreneur most of my life, ever since I

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Release Your Expectations

“Trade expectations for appreciation and your world changes instantly.” – Tony Robbins The other day my son asked, “Would you dine at a restaurant that got

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The Last Time

“Life is short. Break the rules, forgive quickly, kiss slowly, love truly. Laugh uncontrollably and never regret anything that makes you smile…” – Juvy Ann

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