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Real Estate Broker/Owner - North Shore Suburbs & Chicago Real Estate

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2011 

"When in Rome ...." Not long after arriving in Texas, I was informed that one of the first things I needed to purchase for myself were some @**-kickin' cowboy boots.  "Everyone has at least one pair,” I was told.  So ...  presenting my very own pair of cowboy boots!  And, just in time. Bye, Bye ...
12/28/2011
I woke up this morning to 5 missed calls and 3 voicemails from a moving company driver frantically trying to get in touch with me.  He wanted to confirm our appointment first thing tomorrow morning.  He said "I just wanted to inform you that me and my crew will be at your place at 8:00 am sharp ...
12/27/2011
I just got the call again last evening.  If you have an older parent, you’ve probably received one of these too.  You know the one -- it goes something like this: Mom:   Carie?? Carie:  Hi Mom!  What’s going on? Mom:   Something terrible has happened! Carie:  Oh, No … Who Died?!? Mom:   No One!  ...
12/26/2011
Do you have your very own nametag?  Do I need to get one?  Most of us end up at a multitude of networking and business events throughout the year.  Not to mention the nonstop company parties and open houses during the holidays.  And yet, what do all of these events share in common?  Nametags.  Yo...
12/20/2011
I've sure come a long way since uttering those words!  You see, I knew absolutely nothing about ActiveRain until I heard of its existence at a networking luncheon.  But, once I understood the difference between AcidRain and ActiveRain, I was on my way!  Last week, I celebrated my 60-day anniversa...
12/14/2011
Is this a new trend?  Recently, I was tagging along with a family member who was looking for a place to live.  We visited a number of different properties in the quest for new digs.  However, we were told countless times that although there was availability for the desired move-in date, we couldn...
12/09/2011
Thank goodness the NBA lockout is over! This makes me especially happy for two reasons: First, as an avid sports enthusiast, I need a new team to cheer for since my Chicago Bears are pretty much done for the season. But, more importantly, I am scheduled to participate in the Halftime Show at a Da...
12/08/2011
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