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I shared a similar music video yesterday. I think we can use another. Here you go, from the school of music at Berkeley College. The message is timeless, and the demonstration of togetherness and cooperation could be useful, too.Enjoy. I know I did.
I have a closing scheduled for this coming Monday. There's not much unusual about that... I've been in this business a very long time, and I've actually lost count about just how many closings I've participated in.We, in greater Chicagoland, conduct round-table closings, where the buyers and sel...
At a time when we really need to come together, this video provides some much needed togetherness. And what's more, it made me smile.Enjoy, and I hope it provides some smiles for you, too.
I've been doing this a long time. I think my first sale was to a Neanderthal for a 1-bedroom cave with a river view.Today, I heard something I've not heard before. The lender, on an upcoming transaction for a buyer of mine said "We don't need an appraisal".When I woke up, there were a bunch of ...
Governor Pritzker has stated that Real Estate Services in Illinois are considered essential services, and therefore exempt from the stay at home order.We Realtors are not surprised. We know how essential our services are to our buyers and sellers. We still need to practice safety and care with ...
This was my daily schedule, back in the day when I actually tried to work from home.______________________Wake up, morning ablutions, and head downstairs to see what the kids are doing.Help the girls with breakfast, help the wife make lunches for the girls, and send them off to work/school. Read...
I've never really gotten into daytime television. And now, due to Covid-19, I'm reminded why.Spending a great deal of time, these days, trying to avoid physical contact. My children keep calling me to tell me "Dad... you need to stop showing property... you need to shelter in place". I know, I...
Many states, many cities are instituting shut-downs. Chicago public schools just shut down through April 20th... that's a full month away. They've also issued a "shelter in place" strong suggestion, and the mayor is considering adding some sort of consequences for those who don't follow the sug...
I just found this on the information superhighway (thank you Al Gore), and couldn't resist sharing it. It's funny, 'cause as Realtors, we know it's also potentially true.I can actually hear it. Can't you?There are just so many stupid things that sellers, contractors, handymen do that make our jo...
Last night we were supposed to switch to Daylight Saving Time (yes, it's saving... not savings). Push the clock ahead an hour... we lost an hour of sleep.I, of course, had showings with a buyer of mine, scheduled for first thing this morning. There was always a chance that some people, either m...