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Archive for July, 2012

The Wizard of Clients First

July 31st, 2012 Published in Clients First

Did you know that L. Frank Baum’s world famous 1900 children’s story, The Wizard of Oz, was just one extended metaphor for the modern day real estate business? Well, maybe that isn’t completely true, but it certainly is remarkable the resemblances between this classic story and the Clients First philosophy. The Wizard of Oz tells […]

Friday the 13th: Lucky for Clients First

July 25th, 2012 Published in Clients First

After just another regular Thursday at the office, Joseph and JoAnn Callaway packed their bags and headed off to the 2012 National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals Business Expo in Sacramento. This was a great “test-run” opportunity for Clients First to see the kind of reaction it got from an audience of complete strangers. […]

Gardening in the Valley of the Sun

July 23rd, 2012 Published in AZ Living, Selling

Believe it or not, plants with spines and “prickly” in their names aren’t the only green things that grow in the desert. Hearty gardens are possible in the Southwest, the climate of which can support many different types of vegetables, herbs, flowering plants, succulents and fruit trees. The University of Arizona College of Agriculture and […]

Joe’s Farm Grill – “Common Food Done Uncommonly Well”

July 13th, 2012 Published in AZ Living

  Joe’s Farm Grill began as the Johnston family home and farm built in the 60’s. Jim and Virginia’s three active sons Joe, Steve and Paul grew up on the farm. Over the years, the farm has grown everything from alfalfa to sugar beets and now provides much of the produce for the grill including […]

Swim, Fish and Boat on Saguaro Lake

July 13th, 2012 Published in AZ Living

  Photo: Saguaro Lake Near Phoenix / Kevin Dooley (via   Just 30 minutes east of Phoenix, Saguaro Lake was formed in 1930 by the Stewart Mountain Dam, flowing with the water from the Salt River. The towering saguaro cacti that dot the landscape along the 22 miles of shoreline give the lake its name. […]