JOHN T REED material - Posted by chris

Posted by Chris (FL) on December 15, 1999 at 12:08:28:

Here’s some more ( a little on the hardboiled side ) …

Open your mouth and your wallet cautiously.

The best theories often make the worst practices.

Misfortunes always come in through the door left open for them.

Part of your plan to one , part to another , the whole to none.

When skating on thin ice , skate fast.

When you are angry , close your mouth - and open your eyes.

All who snore are not sleeping.

Let your adverary talk , When he has finished , let him talk some more.

If you can’t win , make the price of your adversaries victory exorbitant.

What goes around comes around – but never in time.

Treat the stranger as you would a friend ; trust him as you would a stranger.

If others fold every time you play a good hand , you play to their eyes.

If you don’t spot the mark in your first half hour at the table , you’re it.

You can’t put a good edge on bad steel.

If you must lie , be brief.

Establish priorities: If you are up to your a*s in alligators , the first thing to do is drain the swamp.

To finish sooner , take your time.

Occasionally suffer fools; you may learn something of value. But never argue with them.

Some defeats are better than victories; unfortunately , some victories are worse than defeats.

When you must cut , persude the victim you are a surgeon.

The wrong choice often seems the more reasonable.

The fish is killed by it’s open mouth.

JOHN T REED material - Posted by chris

Posted by chris on December 12, 1999 at 15:42:46:

Has anybody purchased Reed’s material, and if so please provide a review on the material.

He rips apart the majority of the gurus out there. One interesting thing though is that he usually has his own piece of material to recommend for each guru he trashes.

You can get an idea of what I am talking about by going to his website at

Re: JOHN T REED material - Posted by Pam

Posted by Pam on December 14, 1999 at 21:42:28:

I borrowed some of John T. Reed’s books through interlibrary loan. I felt they were well researched but needed a good background to read and understand completely (some information was over my head). He is not shy about expressing opinions; I disagreed about some of what he considered to be unethical practices (and about some of what he thought was ethical and I didn’t!) but he doesn’t avoid the issues.
He seemed to be very complete in going over how to evaluate properties… for example, reminds you to consider hazardous waste contamination! I had not considered this for residential property.
Don’t know about any courses he offers… but try reading his books first.

Brings to mind a quote… - Posted by Chris (FL)

Posted by Chris (FL) on December 12, 1999 at 21:16:35:

“It’s not the critic who counts: not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood ; who strives valiantly; who errs, and comes short agaian and again; because there is not effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deals; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions; spends himself on a worthy cause, who at the best knows in the end the triumphs of high achievement and who at worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.”

Theodore Roosevelt

Re: Brings to mind a quote… - Posted by danny

Posted by danny on December 13, 1999 at 18:25:05:

Here’s some more appropriate quotes when it comes to REI.

“Look before you leap”

“A fool and his money are soon parted”

“there’s a sucker born every minute”

“there is the right, there is the left…the truth is somewhere in the middle”

“judge…it was a VERBAL contract!!”

Re: Brings to mind a quote… - Posted by Bassman

Posted by Bassman on December 13, 1999 at 11:34:10:

Nice quote.
Thats one for the printer.

Take care.