What If?  Why Not? And What For?  Answering Client Questions Requires Patience…

What If?  Why Not? And What For?  Answering Client Questions Requires Patience...

When you deal with the general public- you often encounter “a mixed bag of nuts.”  When you help clients with no money- that bag of mixed nuts contains more peanuts than almonds and Brazil nuts or even cashews.  The truth is that clients and prospects know far more about me than I do about them. … [Read more…]

Understanding Complicated Grief Syndrome, Hoarding & The Death Of A Loved One…

Understanding Complicated Grief Syndrome, Hoarding & The Death Of A Loved One...

In psychiatry, complicated grief disorder (CGD) is a proposed disorder for those who are significantly and functionally impaired by prolonged grief symptoms for at least one month after six months of bereavement.  It is distinguished from non impairing grief and other disorders. Understanding the symptoms of complicated grief isn’t easy but, there are signs:  Persistent … [Read more…]

Hidden Treasure?  Often Pawning Planners Clients Don’t Realize What Their Trade Is Worth…

Hidden Treasure?  Often Pawning Planners Clients Don't Realize What Their Trade Is Worth...

When I opened my Ebay store in 2009 to generate income during a time of struggle when my husband who had never been unemployed (40 years in real estate development and construction), was out of work due to the real estate crash, other ebayers would contact me wanting to “trade” or barter their items for … [Read more…]

Flips, Swaps & Fun? The Pawning Planners-Two Sets Of Texas Twins…

Flips, Swaps & Fun? The Pawning Planners-Two Sets Of Texas Twins...

Since expanding Texas Twins Events & Texas Twins Treasures to create The Pawning Planners, my team and I have been on a few fairly funny “adventures” at Appraisal Appointments. Many of you have asked why I require an Appraisal Appointment.  The answer is that I won’t commit to a liquidation event unless I know there … [Read more…]

Why “Expanding My Brand” Created Other Opportunities For The Pawning Planners…

Why "Expanding My Brand" Created Other Opportunities For The Pawning Planners...

When I created Texas Twins Events several years ago, my plan was to offer low cost options as a wedding officiant, party planner, event coordinator & funeral clergy.  My initial plan was to offer services alone to clients but, over the years my plan changed based on my clients needs. I quickly realized that my … [Read more…]

Twinning- A Weekend Of Events & Squabbles With My Texas Twins Events Team…

Twinning- A Weekend Of Events & Squabbles With My Texas Twins Events Team...

This season has kept us pretty busy, and this weekend was no exception. On location squabbles upset me to no end.  Our three adult children seem to enjoy arguing- this causes drama for Cindy and I who are often the referees. Friday was spent organizing for a Saturday liquidation event at my home aka WorthamWorld … [Read more…]

More Garage Sales, Goofballs & Good Stuff With Two Sets of Twins- The Pawning Planners…

More Garage Sales, Goofballs & Good Stuff With Two Sets of Twins- The Pawning Planners...

Every year we get a fairly creative request for a family liquidation.  Whether they are moving or giving up a storage unit, these folks are downsizing to save money and often have no idea where to start.  Our Mini Me twins aka The Little Pawners LOVE planning an estate liquidation mainly because they always set … [Read more…]

Wedding Woes- Overcoming The Unexpected With Wendy Wortham…

Wedding Woes- Overcoming The Unexpected With Wendy Wortham...

Four years ago when I decided to dive headfirst into the wedding and events industry, I had spent some twenty five years in the sales and customer service industry and felt “prepared” for anything- I was wrong.  You see, the “Wedding Dress Fiasco” of my niece, Leigh Ann Blais was nearly a complete disaster that … [Read more…]

Ceremony With Cake & Champagne Now Available- Texas Twins Events 

Ceremony With Cake & Champagne Now Available- Texas Twins Events 

We are excited to announce that the very popular “Elopement Package” that includes a wedding ceremony, small wedding cake and champagne with complimentary photos is available during the off season for $225.00.    This package includes photos on my New Orleans styled staircase and other areas of my home as well as loaned a bouquet … [Read more…]

Branding What it is and Why it Works- Wendy Wortham & Cindy Daniel Brand Ambassadors Of The Pawning Planners 

Branding What it is and Why it Works- Wendy Wortham & Cindy Daniel Brand Ambassadors Of The Pawning Planners 

Branding is the promoting of a particular brand or product to increase sales of the item.  That’s where a brand ambassador comes in to promote, place and “pitch” the product.  If you have hired the “right” person to promote the product- sales are increased by attention to details, placement and stock- if you have hired … [Read more…]