Everybody is on somebody’s list!  In the Real Estate business, or any business, you live and die by the list of people that you are able to connect with and ultimately sell your product.  Do you want the best of the best in service, quality, availability, cutting edge technology!  How you connect and stay in touch with your center of influence will be the mark of your success.  I am always learning how to do a better job of it.  I have lists of buyers, sellers, tenants, contractors, title companies, mortgage companies, attorneys, investors, network groups, etc, etc. etc…  I could go on and on. 

I have other lists too!  These are lists you Don’t want to be on…my black list.  These are people and companies that I have done business with in the past that I would NEVER do business with again nor would I recommend any of you to do business with them.  It should be hard to get on this list, but it seems that there are a lot of business people out there that don’t really care if they ever get your business again.  No follow up, lousy quality, don’t show up, under deliver and over promise, lie, cheat, steal, borrow and never return, discuss your confidential information with others, reveal your trade secrets, you know what I’m talking about, right?  Don’t get on my list.

I make lists every day, what To-Do today, what to get at Home Depot today, who to call today.  I spend time on my list, I spend money on my list.  My list brings me success, and failure.  This post is turning out to be a list.

Keep updating your list.  Add to it!  Delete from it!  KEEP IT UP!

Doug Voss, KC Improved Housing Solutions . . . 913-856-5466


Occasionally, when ripping apart an old house, I find hidden treasures behind old base boards, under built-in casework, even inside old drains.  Last week I found a solitaire diamond ring.  IT WAS HUGE.  At least a carat plus.  That was exciting. 

  Once, when remodeling an old house that was originally built in 1929 for a local Banker, I found several interesting items. First, there were several old coins, the most valuable one was a 1900 Liberty Quarter.  I discovered that is was worth about $30.  Then there was several old pictures, old love letters, and part of an old newspaper dated 1936.

 A friend of mine was helping an old family friend clean out their attic after her husband had died and they were selling off the estate.  They found many valuable Treasury Bills and some old Stock Certificates up there.  I’m not sure of the worth of that find but it was significant.

 I remember when I was bout 10, my Great Grandma had died and we were selling her house and all the personal belongings inside the house.  My Great Uncle was sure that Great Grandpa had hidden a fortune in the walls of that old house.  He made sure he was the highest bidder so he would end up with the house.  He tore that entire house apart looking for a treasure that never existed.  (They were poor as church mice)

 Have you ever found anything of value when remodeling an old home? 

 It sure is fun when I find something old, especially when it has some value.

             Oh! As for that diamond solitaire…it was a genuine FAKE!

                                    Maybe better luck next time, huh.

 Good Luck to You!

 Doug Voss

KC Improved Housing Solutions


In the spirit of Improvement, I recently joined Realty Resource of KC.  I made the move so that I could better serve other investors in the KC area.  My services include helping investors BUY, REHAB, MANAGE, and SELL their investment properties here in Kansas City.  I can provide Construction Services, Contractor Coordination, Project Management, Draw Request Inspections, Budget Analysis, Pictures, etc. for investors that need the help.  If you are looking for investment opportunities in the Kansas City area, I can help and It would be my pleasure to serve you!

Doug Voss   KC Improved Housing Solutions