The Succession Plan

For the newer readers, Donna and I have two daughters.

After Kayla graduated from the University of Oregon, she worked with us for five years and then moved to Manhattan where she’s been a realtor there for the last six years.

Natalie has always been a dancer, and she graduated from UCLA with a degree in dance. Since then, she has lived in Los Angeles doing smaller gigs in hopes they would lead to a full-blown concert tour with a major artist. She got her break last year, and has been on tour with Karol G. since August.

For those who aren’t familiar with Karol G., she has been called the latin Beyonce. The tour will conclude in Madrid, a city where she is bigger than Bruce Springsteen and Taylor Swift:

While it has been the dream tour of a lifetime for Natalie, it will come to an end in July (not June – the wiki clip above has the wrong month), after which she will continue to pursue her dance career. Stay tuned!

At the same time, she has also been our full-time marketing director. She authors our email newsletters and handles all of our social media accounts!

Because dance careers tend to be limited to younger people, we anticipate that Natalie will take over our business at some point. She handles Kayla’s marketing too, and if it all goes right, the future of the Klinge Realty Group will be bi-coastal and continue for decades!

Attention realtors who don’t have kids taking over their business. We can help you!  When the times comes for you to exit the realtor business, we will buy your database, and take care of your people! Contact me when the time is right for you.

Natalie Back On Tour!

Our daughter Natalie leaves tomorrow to start the next leg of the Karol G tour, which begins in Mexico City on February 8th. They have shows in Latin/South America over the next three months, then they go to Europe for another two months!

They did two shows in Medellin, Colombia (Karol G’s home town) in early December:

Natalie In The Rose Parade

A production company devised a few musical experiences at the 2024 Rose Parade, and our daughter Natalie was one of the dancers! The parade started with a couple of songs, and the second song was sung inside a car (Honda was the main sponsor). Natalie was in the front seat, and got terrific face time on TV!

Think your job is tough? They rehearsed from 1-6am this morning in costume!

Best Videos of 2023

I produced 166 YouTube videos on my main channel this year, and these were the best, as decided by me. All had to have 200+ views to qualify:

This is just another grandma house blowing out at $125,000 over list, which isn’t remarkable. But this is the only video ever in which I slipped and fell down:

Some of my best thoughts about the market, long-term:

The Frenzy Cruise was hot all year and a good indicator that buyers will keep paying over list price for a home they really want. It’s just a matter of how much over:

Daughter Natalie had the time of her life touring football stadiums in America with Karol G this summer:

Natalie is in the Rose Parade tomorrow!

She will be dancing in the Grand Finale with Jordin Sparks but will also be featutred with other performers during the parade, starting at 8am Monday!

Tour of Fenway Park

Natalie’s last show with Karol G was in Boston and because it could be the last show ever, we felt compelled as committed parents and fans to attend. This was my first trip to Boston and because many of my best friends were born and raised there, and because it was Natalie’s birthday, we had to tour Fenway:

Family Time!

The fam is back together in New York City for Natalie’s next show tonight at the Met-Life Stadium! Grateful to be enjoying what could be a once-in-a-lifetime gig for her – how many concert tours are there of football stadiums around America? Full report of the show to follow.

Madison Square Garden at bottom and Empire State Building

Pablo Picasso

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