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As a retired agent, broker/owner, and property manager my blog is a menagerie of wisdom and ramblings from my career and life in general.
"Only I didn't say fudge. I said THE word.  The big one.  The queen mother of dirty words. The F_ _ _ word."-Ralphie from A Christmas StoryPosting this article has become one of my favorite annual events on my blog.  It's that good.  I think it was in the year 2005 when I sold a new construction ...
"Trying to count everything I am thankful for is like trying to herd cats. It's impossible to count them all because they are scattered everywhere." -Carol WilliamsToday's entry is for the Bonus Round of Jeff Dowler, CRS 's November Thankful Challenge. This round involves writing about 5 more thi...
"Treat your clients so well they will want to be your friend."Today I am thankful for past clients.  Many of us here had careers in another industry prior to real estate. My previous job before real estate involved being in an office all day talking to people all over the U.S. and around the worl...
 "Family isn't always blood."Today I am joining in on the love by sharing at least 5 reasons I am thankful for ActiveRain.  Like many others have said in their posts, this is an easy one.  I joined way back in 2006 when AR was just a baby. Unfortunately, I had a lot going on back then professiona...
"Sometimes you deserve a second chance, not because you weren't fabulous the first time but because the timing and circumstances weren't quite right. You just got overlooked."-Carol Williams    Does getting Featured here in The Rain sometimes feel like a roll of the dice? Not anymore. I'm always ...
"We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give." -Winston Churchill Today I am thankful for essential workers.  I appreciate ALL those who have continued to work in various capacities during the pandemic to provide us with important items for daily living. However, today I w...
"Gratitude turns what we have into enough."Today I am thankful for Thanksgiving Day.  Although I am grateful every day, I love that we have a specific day of celebration.  It originated as a way to celebrate the end of the harvest season and has evolved into something much more.Did you know the w...
"You don't get what you want. You get what you negotiate." Harvey MackeyToday I am thankful for the ability to edit myself and rant in a tactful way.Yesterday morning I had an experience that turned ridiculous and I couldn't just let it go without a fight.  As many of you know, my sister-in-law C...
"The capacity to learn is a gift; the ability to learn is a skill; the willingness to learn is a choice."-Brian Herbert Today I am thankful for my love of learning.  As an agent, I always exceeded CE requirements. I enjoy learning about all kinds of things and have a huge library of books, tapes,...
"Give to the world the best you have, and the best will come back to you."-Madeline Bridges Today I am thankful for my friends Tim & Cindy Seyster, local Realtors who delivered this lovely Christmas wreath yesterday.  Tim & Cindy are two of the few Realtors I trust to refer business to when I hav...

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