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Reading this book comes with a warning. Fits of laughter and somber moments of shaking your head are sure to occur, as the book is chock-full of characters and situations to keep the most discriminating reader amused.

Imagine if you will: an immature, wealthy male chauvinist weasel; a paranoid schizophrenic who functions well when he's on his medication but not when he's not; an overweight fixer-upper whom clients rave about; a sleight-of-hand mortgage broker; a wealthy do-gooder who gets his pockets picked; a devious guy with a pet macaw named Peety; a multi-tattooed hard-ass; a naïve young agent just off the farm; a Southern belle; and a character named The Critter--all packed into one book.

A more colorful group of real estate practitioners you won't find, though unfortunately, their quest for wealth is often waylaid by their idiosyncrasies, which add notably to the humor and drama.

Enjoy. I enjoyed writing it.

Jim Dreis

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780692694060
Publisher: Real Estate Solutions, LLC
Publication date: 11/23/2012
Pages: 302
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.63(d)

About the Author

Married, proud father of a son, daughter and their families that include four delightful grandsons I'm convinced have bright futures. My sojourn into writing started in 1997. In The Traders, my first book, Ivan Schmidt, a real estate exchanger, gets involved in moving drugs. In the sequel, Trader Among the Flock, he invests in a church headed by a naïve minister. In the second sequel, The Traders Club, he's joined by a group of characters. Constitutional Ban on Divorce - An Adult Fairy Tale, takes a humorous look at the institution of marriage.

I was fortunate in the service to have worked under a brilliant psychiatrist. His teachings serve as a back drop for much of my writing. The knowledge I gained working under him served me well in the psychiatric facility we worked at and later in my sojourn into drug treatment, residential treatment, employment work and real estate. I am currently licensed as a broker and have been since 1990. In 1984 I joined the Tucson Real Estate Exchangors because of their creative approach to solving real estate problems and in 1993 I was their president. I ended my involvement in 1997. Today I find writing a delightful release for the ideas that float through my head.

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