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About 30 Good Shots In The Arm.

Botox-shots-550x309Remember the now decades old, “Never Let Them See You Sweat,” marketing campaign? The slogan became so popular, actually, that it wasn’t just an ad. It became a mantra regarding doing business in today’s society.

The obvious messages were, if you’re sweating, you’re nervous. If you’re sweating, you may be weak. If you’re sweating, you can’t look sharp.

Well, guess what? I sweat and deal with it the best I can. Over the years, if someone has noticed my less than dry dress shirt, honestly, I’ve just hoped they chalk it up as, “Well, it’s Columbia, SC and he’s a hard worker.” What else am I going to do as I have a super annoying thing called hyperhidrosis. What does that mean? I sweat my ars off. It could be 25 degrees outside and my armpits are going off like a RainBird drip system. Some of my friends kick it off as, “Oh, that means your body is working right.” MmmHmmm. Over the years I’ve been through four dry cleaners, scores of shirts, and too many suits. Undershirts just make it worse and more uncomfortable.

I’m actually kinda lucky in that my situation is limited to my armpits (Sorry if that’s too graphic given our digital relationship, but I’m comfy enough to go with it). After all, some folks hands and feet are part of their condition.

Even my closest friends or fellow Realtors have never seen me in a blue dress shirt, ever, or a golf shirt that’s not black, white, or dark blue…depending on the situation. In 20 years of attending USC games, I’m not sure I’ve ever worn garnet. Not once.

I’ve taken two prescriptions for years now. One is a pill, and one is a liquid application. For years I’ve been a little timid about going to the next levels; 1) Clipping my glands (Probably not happening). 2) Botox.

About a week ago I took the plunge and finally made an appointment for Botox injections. Over the years when I’ve asked about insurance coverage and everyone laughed. Well, I’m 42 years old now, and am at a point. I made an appointment and showed up despite insurance declinations and just paid out of pocket. Half naked, and 15 injections in each arm later, I’m a completely different person. Not kidding – no exaggeration.

Who cares, and why am I typing about sweating on a real estate blog?? I may be able to help someone, of course. After all, some folks may not know anything about hyperhidrosis and/or if they have it, or their options. That all said, at present, Botox is my new and proven answer. So far it has changed my world.

Thank you!


Thank You Mark & Owen For Early BDay!


While this week has been productive and busy, it feels like a lot of folks are gearing up (or gearing down) for a big 4th of July week. That said, the 3rd is my birthday so a couple of the fellas from one of our favorite lender partners invited the … [Continue reading]

Dropped Everything For 8 Hours.

Continuing education

While we've been super busy the last couple of days I can't help but enter the borders of WhoCaresville. What? Here's the rub: Since Sunday afternoon I've had to immerse myself into a computer screen as, no matter what, I complete my eight hours of … [Continue reading]

Downtown Columbia’s Newest HotSheet!


This edition of The HotSheet includes the most recent homes to hit Downtown Columbia, SC’s real estate market in the last two weeks. As of 2:00 AM the site is featuring 78 properties. Like the last HotSheet, there are a lot of good looking homes … [Continue reading]

Flagship Sales Can Help Many.


I have good news for King's Grant sellers and/or potential sellers, and many other Downtown Columbia homeowners for that matter. At 2:30ish Monday afternoon 14 Foot Point closed for $1,000,000. The house is 4,516 square feet with 4 bedrooms and 4.5 … [Continue reading]

Airy Hall @ King’s Grant is For Sale.


Heads up to blog readers and clients! A stately home will be hitting the market any day now on Airy Hall in King's Grant. I hired an appraiser to measure it today, and the home taped at 4,001 square feet. The seller completed the S.C. Property … [Continue reading]

Columbia’s Newest HotSheet Here!


This edition of The HotSheet includes the most recent homes to hit Downtown Columbia, SC’s real estate market in the last two weeks. As of 1:13 AM the site is featuring 132 properties and was updated 92 minutes ago. Like the last HotSheet, there … [Continue reading]

Demand High – Inventory Very Low…


As real estate pros we like to think we pretty much know everything going on within our respective areas of specialty. That said, I'm not too proud to ask for help. As many of you have read, there's a shortage of inventory around the country. … [Continue reading]

‘Rotating Ladies’ Needs Some Polish.

Lindsey Graham

Not pickin',  just sayin'... his folks had to have known this question was on the way and deserved some prepping. The GIFs and memes... Who knows...maybe fresh, un-canned comments delivered by the right person, at the right time could go a long … [Continue reading]

“Camp Grandma” Is Awesome..


This weekend the pink turkey (Finley) and fraternal chickens were shipped off to Camp Grandma(s). Here's how that went, in a word: QUIET. This is what I mean in plain English: Our kids went to their grandparent's homes this weekend, and Jen and I … [Continue reading]