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I've been blogging and reading about politics and real estate and clients and all of life's problems for so long that I just want to have some fun!  Sometimes we get to serious! Below is a photo of the "coolest" person (yes a person, because he doesn't know he's a dog and we don't tell him, so I ...
09/26/2008
As many have commented already, the attacks on Sara Palin are ridiculous. Katie Couric & Charles Gibson's condescending attitude during the interviews, the newspapers tasteless cartoons making her look like a doofus and some of the skits are beyond tasteless. The ad about McCain's skin cancer and...
09/26/2008
What constitutes a bedroom? I have found that bedroom listings vary per the Realtor's opinion. We've all shown homes & when we got there, made the statement that "I don't think this can technically be called a bedroom". We're all pretty clear on how to distinguish a basement bedroom but what abo...
09/24/2008
The story was briefly posted Wednesday where the initial hack of Sarah Palin's email first emerged. "Rubico," was connected to an e-mail address, has been identified as a college student,David Kernell, from Tennessee. The student's father, said he could not talk about the matter and wouldn't comm...
09/19/2008
I am totally shocked! We see alot of "ugly" in people (purchasing a home is a big step with money on the line & it stresses people out)  But I do honestly believe in the overall goodness of people and also know there are those who are not happy and being unhappy makes them happy. That's why they ...
09/18/2008
I am so pumped about this years election!  I'm not sure if it is all of the media hype over "Mr. Media" Obama or the fact that we desperately need change in this country! Either way, I'm most definitely voting for McCain!! As a Realtor I know we need to adhere to ethics & fair housing both on the...
09/17/2008
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I have been with HSBC & REO Trans for a few years and get several BPO's and a few listings a year.  However, this year they haven't sent me any listings at all & I keep seeing several people in our area with new listings from the same companies I worked with. I wondered what I'm doing wrong? I've...
09/15/2008
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Can anyone tell me what the point accumulation on Active rain is for?  Is it just for fun or is there a benefit that who ever has the most points win?  I thought we were here to network, but I keep reading articles on illegal blogging just to get points. Those with 200 & 300k points seem to be do...
09/14/2008
What marketing techniques do you try for publicity?  Postcards, form letters, newsletters, SEO placement,mass emails, lead routers...I've heard radio receives a 5 to 1 to 10 to 1 return and beats out television, infomercials.  There is Youtube, I go there to watch crazy or funny clips but not to ...
09/14/2008
We buy houses! Need to sell a house? We can pay cash & close quickly!  We have all seen these ads run in the local paper, pop up on our screens and even yard signs placed at strategic locations throughout town.  Has anyone ever contacted these people to see what exactly they offer? As a Realtor w...
09/14/2008
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