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



I Don’t Know Who You Are Dear Fellow ActiveRain Member: Over the past couple of months, you have tried unsuccessfully to contact me numerous times -- all in an effort to recruit business.  Since I am not familiar with who you are, I finally decided to do some research.  After looking up your prof...
If you take "Mad Men" and cross it with "The Brady Bunch" – you'll realize just how much the world has changed since many of us were growing up.  Life was definitely more innocent and a lot more traditional back then.  Among other things, it was practically 'scandalous' for a man not to remove hi...
Why do some properties go under contract faster than others?  Recent blogs have discussed contributing factors that influence quick sales and/or multiple offers.  When I listed my condo for sale, there were several other available units in the same building.  Some had even been on the market for ...
Since joining ActiveRain, some of my friends are now reading blogs featured on ActiveRain’s home page.  As we all know, there are plenty of Featured blogs that vent about, moan about, and complain about disappointing and discouraging real estate situations.  Heck … I’ve even contributed a couple ...
But in a good way ... I guess.  Here in Dallas, the real estate construction season is in full swing!  From this direction, you can see another 300+ unit apartment building slowly making it's way up!  Should be completed by late summer 2012. Could all this construction be a sign of recovery and g...
What's the craziest thing you've seen someone do while driving?  Another close call on the road today.  Amazing what people MUST do while behind the steering wheel of a car.  For everyone's safety -- please just drive, okay?  Thank You.
What are the best ways to attract and retain subscribers?  As an ActiveRain Newbie, I'm always looking for positive ways to become a better blogger -- and a better Rainer.  Lately, I've read a few posts addressing subscribership with great interest.  I appreciate each and every one of my subscrib...
Many posts have been written addressing the far-reaching effects of blogging.  Blogging is not something that typically produces immediate results and instead, requires commitment, patience, persistence, and continuity.  Although there are many who support the monumental benefits of blogging, the...
Last night, I attended a Dale Carnegie “Skills for Success Preview Session.”  Over the years, I’ve attended dozens of professional development courses and seminars -- but never Dale Carnegie training.  He's the the one that wrote the famous, bestselling book “How to Win Friends and Influence Peop...


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