Close

Chapter, Page and Verse

Job 8:7

New beginnings can be enlightening, they can be frightening, they can be powerful, among so many other things. As I sit and think about all I have to do this week, I realized that in closing one chapter and starting another, the beginning is a repeat of some mistakes I made at a time in my life when I did not have the experience, the…

Read More

And in the beginning….

Starting Over

I didn’t have to, I wanted to. Here’s to new beginnings. Someone asked me if I had to create a new business model. At first, I said NO, but as I thought about it, there is actually a new business model. It’s new because it is a true team of people who want to be better than they already are. It’s better because everyone on…

Read More

DESTINY

Being a vulnerable asshole

I’ll be the first to admit that being vulnerable is not the first thing that comes to mind when you think of CJ Johnson. My friends also know that I’m not an asshole. I would give anyone anything they truly need if I can provide that, to a fault. My mom once told me “you can’t save the world.” But I can try to save…

Read More

The Best Real Estate Agent in the World

That's not me, but it's not anybody else I know, either

I’ve been in the real estate industry long enough to see a trend. Real estate gets good, prices escalate, inventory dwindles, there are a huge amount of buyers and loans are easier to get every day. What does that mean? That means every Tom, Dick, and Harriet are going out to get their real estate license and jump in the shark infested waters. I work…

Read More

What Motivates Me

A little tidbit from Gary Vee

I’m always looking for some new motivation and inspiration. My true inspiration comes from the fact that I believe that the best is always ahead. Every day, every week, every year should just get better and better. There should be things to look forward to, things to want, things to see, grandchildren, sleeping late, traveling, listening to music, my music that I enjoy with no…

Read More

The Next Level

What does it mean to level up?

You’ve surpassed every goal. You’ve changed, integrated, implemented, trashed, rehashed and then some on programs, systems, operations and people. You’re winning. Now what? If you are a small business owner, you are probably going to be operating within the confines of what your business traditionally looks like. Some have technology, some have more technology, some have technology that’s out of this world. If you are…

Read More

Being a Parent

How I have two of the best people on the planet as my children, I will NEVER know

God infinitely blessed me with two daughters. They are smart, funny, make good grades, wake themselves up in the morning and always have, have a great work ethic and they are both beautiful. More importantly, they are sweet, well-mannered and people like them. They love people. One is nurturing and kind, the other sarcastic and big-hearted. I already know they will do well in life…

Read More

5 Critical Questions to Ask Your Real Estate Professional

What you need to know before you sell your Baton Rouge home this year

Short and simple. Knowledge is power and if you are thinking of selling your home with a real estate professional this year, here’s what you need to ask them. Don’t be shy!! ¬†How much money do you spend to market my home on social media, open houses, with professional photos, and other avenues? Why is commission either 5 or 6% and is that amount negotiable?…

Read More

Flip, Flipper, Flipping, Flipped Out

To flip or not to flip....

The landscape has changed in the Livingston, Ascension and Baton Rouge areas, specifically as flood houses are sold and flipped. On the “HGTV Fantasy” front, I have seen houses that sold in the low 60’s prior to the flood purchased for less than $20K and sold for double their value pre-flood. Yes, it happens! On the other hand, I’ve seen some uninformed and inexperienced flips…

Read More

Turn and Face the Strange

CH-ch-ch-Changes

One thing I know is that change is one of the largest contributing factors to forward motion. That could equal success or it could equal failure, but fear of change paralyzes people. The willingness to take action and DO SOMETHING is critical in all of life. You can bury you head in the sand and ignore the fact that life is changing around you every…

Read More