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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...
03/20/2020
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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...
03/19/2020
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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...
03/13/2020
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...
03/08/2020
I just got over a 48-hour senior moment.We just finished conducting an inspection for a buyer of mine... and I was on the phone with the listing agent, explaining that we're going to be asking for an extension, so that we can have the time to have an expert come out to inspect the chimney.  The i...
03/05/2020
It's been years since I paid careful attention to my checking account balance.  I know that I keep enough money in there to cover my monthly bills, and I add to it regularly enough that I don't worry about writing a check large enough to throw me into negative numbers.I consider myself fortunate ...
02/21/2020
It was a number of years ago... the assisted living facility has "misplaced" our mother."What do you mean she's missing?""Well, she didn't get back to her room after dinner... ""Dinner?!  It's nine o'clock... dinner was five hours ago...   Mom has been missing for five hours!?""Well, we've looked...
02/20/2020
We interview for our jobs almost daily, in this business.I was interviewing for my job this week, with a potential seller.  I had sold them the property about a dozen years ago, so I already had a good rapport with them, and had stayed in touch... at least enough that they called me when they wer...
02/08/2020
As most of the world knows by now, Basketball Legend Kobe Bryant, his daughter and seven other people recently died in a horrific helicopter accident.The world has been weighing in on what a wonderful person Kobe was, and how he impacted the sport of basketball, and their lives in general.Online ...
01/29/2020
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We are coming up on "spring market" in my region.  For some strange reason, we tend to see lots of new properties hit the market right after SuperBowl Sunday.November slows down after Thanksgiving, December tends to be pretty slow, as does January... and then suddenly, for some unknown reason... ...
01/27/2020
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