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“So, my word to you, in this moment, is that, if you’ve still got your legitimate, free-standing private home, but you’re entertaining retirement dreams of floating upwards and a-wayward to that marvelous ‘condo in the sky ,’maybe you should think again. It’s cheaper to keep it.”
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[This is the transcript of the first podcast episode of “Private Home Decision Makers U.S.A. … …”]
*May 2016 [This show “airs” every Saturday evening at 9 PM [National syndicated via Blog Talk Radio
Foremost of all, thanks for investing time from your personal schedule to be right here, right now. This show is all about you as a U.S. private home decision maker becoming even better prepared to experience successful contract-related home maintenance and improvement projects.
Please, take the free 2-week crash course: Protocol & Performance[ *]
The title [_ "Private Home Decision Makers - U.S.A. - Road to the Future, Today" _][* *]is a literal call to action for you to begin taking more informed steps today to ensure the success of your contract-related home projects presently, and far into the future.
*Special note: This show isn’t normally of a call-in nature. However, if there’s something you’d like for me to address on this show, please, feel completely free to email: [email protected] or to write me at:
R.B. Roberts 609 SW 150th St – Unit 66144 – Burien, WA 98166
Please, remember that this ministry is premised on serving you. Challenges? E-mail!
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This show is Prepared & Published by in association with HGRBS [a 501 ©(3) non-profit corporation]
Hi. This is RB, and welcome to another extraordinary episode of: “Private Home Decision Makers, U.S.A. – Road to the Future, TODAY!” Many thanks to you for investing time from your personal schedule to be right here, right now. To me, that’s amazing. But then, when you think of it, amazing people tend to do amazing things.
In this moment, we’re going to consider how significant you truly are to this entire show. This is particularly so if you’re an American private home decision maker whose residence happens to be anywhere in the 50 states.
For the record, with respect to our emphasis in this present moment, an American private home decision maker is anyone who actually lives here who either owns, rents, or leases a legitimate, free standing private home. What we’re referring to are private home settings which meet each of these descriptions: Single-family, Duplex, or small to mid-sized mansion or estate.
If that’s you, I humbly ask for your forbearance in this moment to allow me to clarify a few things for those among us who may be a bit unclear about who you really are as a legitimate private home decision maker, okay? We’ve got to set the record straight off the bat and I think it’s only fair to dispel any delusions which may be entertained as far as what actually being a private home decision maker entails.
Those of us who aren’t yet living under circumstances as described can stick around if you like, but the heads up to the situation is that, unless you’re seriously thinking about moving into dwellings such as I’ve mentioned, this could be a bit upsetting to you. To some, what I’m about to say could be a shock. Nevertheless, on this show, we hold no punches. What’s stated here is for the record with regard for whom this forum is established. I think it’s important to emphasize that off the bat since some among us are a bit too ambitious about saying we’re private home decision makers, we’ve got to set the record straight for our forum: “Private Home Decision Makers – U.S.A.” It has to be crystal clear as to whom is represented here. This is tough stuff, I know, but one size never fits all and there’s no sense heading this off giving the impression that this does.
Within the vernacular of this show, one’s dwelling isn’t a private home when the living conditions under which this person lives can legally contain more than two separate housing units in a single structure. Also considered here are those among us in this moment whom live in the spaces available at high-rise and low-rise apartment and condominium complexes. So if this happens to be a residential setting in which you’re living, please, accept my saying that this forum doesn’t consider that as a legitimate private home setting within the context of this show.
This is stressed now before we get very far along in this moment since such living situations in complex structures are not private. They are legally mandated to be shared …. even the yards. This makes these quasi-public properties … … not private. This means they fall characteristically short of the sort of private property enjoyed by residents who have their own yards, their own driveways and garages, and their own piece of land (even if it’s only a 10th of an acre) over which they have prerogative to allow or disallow whom they may. That’s private home possession whether they’re owning renting, or leasing the place and the space.
Please, allow me to go farther to say (if this applies, this isn’t meant to offend) …but I must also state plainly that condo complexes of the nature I’ve previously outlined, aside from being overwhelmingly quasi-public, when it comes to ownership, they’re predominately owned by management firms and they’re controlled by boards of directors or other central in-house body of administrators who are installed by those management firms to decide, dictate, propose, and enforce terms on your life for as long as you’re willing to submit for the privilege of living in that space.
This isn’t private home possession (whether owning, leasing, or renting). This isn’t what it means within the context of this forum.
So, please, allow me to once again state plainly, yet with some regret, that if this sort of condo living situation applies to you, this isn’t on our agenda. Further, I must say, especially, when we’re speaking in terms of ownership, invariably, you’ve paid to live in a space which is owned by somebody else. It’s owned by the management firm because the entire building is owned by the management firm.
Since it’s management which owns the building, management also owns all the spaces in the building. You’ve paid only for the privilege of occupying one of those spaces. Rhetorically speaking, this can be likened to one’s being granted an “easement” for several hundred thousand to over a million dollars a pop: paying for limited rights to use/live on property owned by another. It is what it is.
Often, I’ve heard these solemn words: “I should’ve kept the house… “ and those words are said with some of the deepest expressions of regret. “I should’ve kept the house.” But, sometimes we can only hear what people are saying in this regard, but not really HEAR what they’re actually saying in that same grievous breathe. Well, here it is:
“ I should’ve kept my freedom.”
So, my word to you, in this moment, is that, if you’ve still got your legitimate, free-standing private home, but you’re entertaining retirement dreams of floating upwards and a-wayward to that marvelous “condo in the sky,” maybe you should think again. It’s cheaper to keep it.
Now, just before we pull up out of here, please, allow me to say that these things are mentioned because those situations are highly beset with special issues which literally have nothing to do with our emphasis in this forum. It’s a different sort of situation. So, I just had to clarify these things so as to be certain there was no misconstruing the nature of this show. We are not holding any punches when it comes to the safety, well-being, the common sense, the sensibilities, and to thefurther advancement of our private home decision makers, with private home issues, requiring private home strategies, and private home resolutions. Orrr no. This is private homeland. Now, let’s do this!
I really don’t think there are many people on earth who haven’t heard of the great leader of India, Mahatma Gandhi . But, at this moment, I’d like to share with you something he said with regard to true happiness, okay? He said:
“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.”
So, the absolute basis of this forum “Private Home Decision Makers … …U.S.A…. …” is to share, pursue, and to practice ways and means whereby what you think, what you say, and what you do are consistent towards the success you expect on each and every one of your contract-related projects. And, let us be so kind as to tag to that “ … from hence forward!”
Just as with the “I-own-this” condo concept which is so well heralded by millions of people all over America, there are similarly placed misconceptions, delusions, illusions, intrusions, and predations in this realm of private home maintenance and improvement practice among residents.
It’s our daily mission to identify, route, and to handily decimate these malicious subtleties in the realm of home maintenance and improvement practices by dishonest contractors, contract firms, and impostors. Time to get tough!
I sure wish that you could see what I see and realize the stark impact of what we’re up against; of what you’re up against. But, of course, I’m certain that there are some right here (in this very moment) who have seen what I’ve seen and who see what I see with respect to how significant of a matter this is. You may share this same eyesight in conjunction with the same foresight into how we can more successfully manage our contract-related private home projects today … … and well into the future.
The following excerpt is taken from my free online self-sufficiency crash-course appropriately titled: “Protocol & Performance.” I’m entering it here to present to you a viable basis for being reminded of a few very elementary and general facts of the home setting with regard to you being a private home decision maker. Now here’s the excerpt:
“As a private home decision maker, there are a number of inescapable certainties. Although we can list many which are specific to each household, hopefully, it’ll suffice to just list a few positive aspects among them. We’re doing this because often we’re so inundated by all the other things going on in our lives that we really don’t stop to consider what these are, and how crucial it is for us to have a reliable plan for action specific to them.”
Then we go into “The 7 Basic Certainties:”
*You live there
*You need to live there
*While you’re living there, you want the situation to be as comfortable and as convenient for you (which includes your family, where applicable) as possible
*In order to ensure your comfort and convenience within the context of property rather than within that of your personal disposition [irrespective of the nature of physical circumstances, alone] you need sufficient funds to address related:
Fixed bills (such as mortgage and/or leasing fees; utilities and services)
Incidental bills (supplies, materials, services, accessories, tools, equipment, appliances, etc.)
*Something will malfunction and will need to be repaired, removed, and/or replaced.
Examples: Water heater, Furnace, … …
*You’ll always have a few projects you’ll settle for doing yourself
*You’ll always have special projects best delegated to outside assistance.
Please, take special note of the fact that if it’s part of the house and/or your land and it has a unique function, it’ll inevitably malfunction and require repair, adjustment, or replacement. [From “Protocol & Performance – Day 1.”] There are 14 days of lessons in all. It’s a 2-week crash course.
Now, a couple other major reasons for mentioning this is that not only do I want to let you know this 2-week course exists, but as much, I hope you’ll opt to take it. It’s free, no strings attached, and it’s readily accessible online.
“Protocol & Performance” enables you to see what I’ve seen and to see what I see, and to confirm or deny what you believe about relative issues and about the sort of action you can take to ensure that you achieve the highest possible success rating with regard to your contract-related home maintenance and improvement projects.
Y’ see, here, we can share just a moment rolling over ideas and plotting strategies on how not to be deceived or deluded into bad contract arrangements. But what’s beyond this moment in time? What’s beyond just these few moments? I’m sure there are other things you’ll devote your valuable time to.
But, if you can think beyond the fact that I’ve offered something with respect to the crash-course in the midst of this message; if you can think beyond the bad experiences with the prevalence of scoundrels who are just out for your money; if you can think beyond the tricks played by so many people offering free stuff, but when you get there, you find promotional gimmicks always geared towards tricking you into spending money; if you can (or at least “will”) look beyond all that fluff and scandal, in this case, I offer you more than my personal guarantee that you’ll know more in this realm in 2 weeks than most private home decision makers will know in a life time.
I offer you living proof. The living proof is what you will personally experience when you see private home decision makers who have made mistakes or who make them in the time that you’re studying, identifying, and developing contingency for avoiding the trickery which tripped them up.
And here’s an established fact: Most private home decision makers in America today are “too busy” to pay attention to or to remember and to act on the details you’re going to be exposed to, in the time you’ll be exposed to them. This makes you better pre-dispositioned, by virtue of this crash study, to avoid the pitfalls you’re going to see others falling into all around you!
But, I leave that in your realm. There’s no deadline. Take the crash-course whenever you’re ready. I don’t anticipate it suddenly becoming unavailable any time in the near or distant future. Also, it’s not for sale. Okay. We’ll rest on that particular case for now.
Yet before we close, please, allow me to share this story:
This one is out of the state of Delaware which doesn’t normally make the news when it comes to issues of home maintenance and improvement improprieties.
In this case, a private home decision maker of New Castle County, Delaware accepted the invitation of a door-to-door contractor for home maintenance and improvement projects around her home. It was a while back in the month of January.
I guess the guy was convincing enough. Just the same, although there may have been other projects which the resident wanted addressed, official reports available to me mentioned non-specific “spackling” and “tearing up” the flooring of the master bedroom of her home. My guess is that we’re not talking about this guy “tearing up” carpet or sheet vinyl either. My best guess it that it was wood panel. A job of this nature could easily make the $1000.00 mark.
I think also it’s okay to consider the fact that this entailed ripping out base molding. But, of course, in order to do any of this effectively, all of the furniture and any appliances had to be removed from the room. The floor had to be absolutely unobstructed by anything on it. So, I guess it’s safe to say that everything on the floor was moved to another area of the home … … and perhaps, just outside the master bedroom door along the hall.
Okay? So why am I mentioning all this? The reason is that I’m setting the stage for what I’m going to mention in just a bit. As I’ve mentioned, he was a door-to-door contractor. And, as far as the report is concerned, there was no indication of there being any written legal instrument (contract, work order, etc) in order to seal the deal. It seems as though he just dropped by, she liked him enough to trust him enough, then she paid him $500.00 up front to get the work under way.
He started the work after being paid what he required. But then, still in that month, he required another payment; then another; one more time, then again. Before the end of the month, he reportedly collected 6 separate payments on a deal without having finished the project. After he received the last payment, he reportedly stopped showing up. He flatly abandoned the project! I must add that he left that house a mess which included very probably everything he removed from the master bedroom and left outside the door along the walls and perhaps in other nearby areas where there was space.
Of course, that’s not the end of the story since the victim was kept out of her own bedroom pending the favorable results which didn’t happen. Also, winters are very cruel in Delaware in month January. The roads are all packed with successions of ice and snow; lots of strong side-swiping winds; hardly anyone really wants to go out because of the freezing cold temperatures.
So what’s a 72-year-old woman, all alone, in her disheveled private home going to do? Stand outside waiting for a miracle? Is she going to hop in her vehicle and hunt down this guy? Where’s she going to go in that weather? Apparently, it’s not like she lives in the center of a city. She’s out there in the suburbs ….. Perhaps, a bit deep in the suburbs. My guess is that she’s isolated and the guy took advantage of the situation.
And, of course, there’s even more. In just one month’s time of collecting money from this elderly private home decision maker, he managed a wad amounting to $17,000.00!
I think also we can consider the fact that this woman wasn’t always 72-years-old. If we dug deeper we’d probably find that she was a widow. I personally don’t think that she was home alone all her life. She was once a young private home decision maker.
She got older – middle-aged, then 50-something … Now, she’s 72. How old are you? If you’re younger very likely you’re going to be her age, too.
Now, let’s connect our tidbits from the story and really understand what happened here and why the same thing can happen to you.
First of all, even before the contractor knocked (and he may have dropped by several “smiling” times before she gave in), there were things she constantly thought about getting done around the house. He didn’t just pop up and suddenly she got these great ideas for getting the projects around her house done. Just think of your own home. There are things you’ve been thinking about getting done, but you still haven’t gotten around to them. So, reading into this matter, very likely the contractor symbolized for her a sign of hope for getting at least some of the things done which she perhaps hoped to get done for number of years. Being overwhelmed by the prospects for finally getting these things done, she relied on more her own judgment, without any evidential informed allied consultation on the matter, to give him the contract.
*In most reported cases, scammed residents used their own judgment without conferring with informed allies and allied informational sources and resources i.e. country district attorney, state patrol, consumer protection of either county or state level, BBB, search engines (name-cross-reference), most recent local references, related trades unions, private and public advocates against false business practices by contractors, etc .. ..
Second of all, the victim apparently didn’t sign anything worth signing had she done so. This is a highly unlikely affirmative to that effect.
*In most reported cases, scammed residents rarely signed contracts which worked towards their favor. [And, just after that report(and this is relative), as I’ve reported elsewhere, a scam artist just showed up to a victim’s house and “wrote out” a contract on the spot. However, a contract written “on the spot” normally is as bad as having no contract, at all. Yet, please let it suffice for me to say, good home contracts require several days or weeks to carefully prepare and just as much time (variably) to carefully read and fully digest. Some home contracts, after careful examination by residents, are absolutely indigestible!]
Third of all, the victim did what most victims say they NEVER would: She reportedly paid the contractor upfront money.
*In most reported cases, scammed victims paid money up front …. Then more … then more. Ironically so, in most reported cases, the victims KNEW BETTER. Yet, as before, in operating on their own judgment, without conferring with informed allies and allied informational sources and resources, they placed themselves in the high-unnecessary-risk category which makes for easier victims.
The bottom line is that when it comes to matters of contract-related home maintenance and improvement projects, much of your success rests on not only how well connected you are, but, as much, on how well you confer with these connections for the advice, consultation, and support you need for each contract-related project.
Summarily, this forum “Private Home Decision Makers … … U.S.A…. …” is a right move, in the right direction for bolstering your allied support for that crucial advice, consultation, and support you need for each contract-related project. All the mistakes other private home decision makers make in the process of selecting and hiring contractors can be enormously to completely averted right here as you continue to tune into the episodes of this show..
As I’ve said in the beginning, but in other words, this is “Your Show.” I anticipate permanency here, but I’ve got to know what I should say. I’ve got to know how I can serve you in such a way that together we can serve others who are private home decision makers or interested parties with those aspirations.
However, please, allow me to mention the fact (and this you know all too well), we don’t live here. Let’s not think to hard on this internet drama. That was my mistake in the beginning. That was a major mistake during the first five years of this ministry.
This isn’t it. Where this matters most is where you live, where you are in the real world! The sort of progress and success you’re going to need isn’t translated here, but instead it’s translated in the real world; your success to success on your contract-related home maintenance and improvement projects doesn’t start here, it starts and progresses from where you are in the real world from California to Maine, from Maine to Florida, from Florida to the State of Washington; from state to state.
Wherever you are. This is only one major feeding ground towards the sort of self-empowerment and allied support needed; but, where you are, where you live is also a feeding ground, yet between here and there, we’ve got quite a bit growing to do.
I’m ready, willing, and able for this challenge – but where would that challenge be without you?
And, that’s a wrap!
You’re most welcome to tune in with me each Saturday evening for another extraordinary episode of “Private Home Decision Makers U.S.A. – Road to the Future, TODAY!”
As always, it’s a pleasure and a great honor serving you!
GOD BLESS YOU, YOUR FAMILY, & YOUR HOME!
*”Private Home Decision Makers U.S.A. – R.B.” [Dozens worth of my archived motivational podcasts]
*”Protocol-Performance-RB “– Please, find time to take this power-packed 2-week crash course
*National Website: ”HGRBS-Flagship”
*First of 50 state-specific HGRBS websites:” Private Home-Priorities – Washington” (each state will have one also specific to your residential requirements by 2024)
*Provisional local headquarters’ website: “HGRB-Seattle”
*”Weekly Lessons for the Home-RB” – Facsimiles of project-specific home improvement forms for study
Note: Interested in representing your state with HGRBS? Please, e-mail: [email protected]
Thank you for investing this time from your personal schedule for this moment!
[This is the original transcript of the first podcast episode of “Private Home Decision Makers U.S.A. … …” May 2016. Show “airs” every Saturday evening at 9 PM. Nationally syndicated via Blog Talk Radio. Demographic: Private Home Heads of Single-Family,Duplex, and Small-Mid-Sized Mansions and Estates in United States] Original Show Page Salutation Foremost of all, thanks for investing time from your personal schedule to be right here, right now. This show is all about you as a U.S. private home decision maker becoming even better prepared to experience successful contract-related home maintenance and improvement projects. Please, take the free 2-week crash course: "Protocol & Performance" The title "Private Home Decision Makers - U.S.A. - Road to the Future, Today" is a literal call to action for you to begin taking more informed steps today to ensure the success of your contract-related home projects presently, and far into the future . *Special note: This show isn’t normally of a call-in nature. However, if there’s something you’d like for me to address on this show, please, feel completely free to email: [email protected] or to write me at: R.B. Roberts 609 SW 150th St – Unit 66144 - Burien, WA 98166 Please, remember that this ministry is premised on serving you. Challenges? E-mail! e-BOOK: "Power in the House! - M.S.E". (manifesto for the home) This show is Prepared & Published by R.B. Roberts in association with HGRBS [a 501 (c)(3) non-profit corporation]