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2014 

This Friday's FREE Carmel Pine Cone that comes out every week here on the Monterey Peninsula and can be picked up on every corner of Carmel-by-the-Sea, has an especially heavy REAL ESTATE advertising insert this week. Why? Because the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro Am golf tournament is being hel...
01/31/2014
Ok, I am not a "vision board" kind of person. Why not, you ask? Here's my story. Quite a few years ago now, I called my mom and said "I am going to get a boat and go cruising." And she said, "that's a nice Dream, dear". And I said, "no, mom, I am getting a boat and I am going cruising about for a...
01/29/2014
First of all, I was born in Germany and lived there until I was 12 years old. My parents immigrated to Canada and that was when I received a heavy dose of "Weltanschauung". You see, my history and geography was so sketchy, that I believed we were going to the Wild West where we would be living in...
01/29/2014
Lynn Friedman left me an email with a link to the Activerain Community Guidelines and I thought, "wow, where did I goof?" But it was just a reminder to read the the AR guidelines and then write a post as part of the 2014 BIG Blog Jumpstart, an Activerain Challenge Yourself for Your Own Success. A...
01/28/2014
When recruiting agents for your brokerage, you come across so many situations that need to be discussed. Because they are in different stages of having a license. For example, there are so many variations of HOW to become an ACTIVE licensed agent: 1. Have you had a license before and it has expir...
01/28/2014
C'mon, admit it, you spend a lot of time on the computer sending out information over the bloggosphere. I'm not saying that is wrong, far from it, but when is enough, well, ENOUGH? HOW MUCH TIME SHOULD YOU SPEND BLOGGING? I truly admire those on Activerain who send out blog after blog each day. A...
01/27/2014
Everyone who lives or visits the Carmel area on the Monterey Peninsula reads the FREE Carmel Pine Cone that comes out every week on Friday. And, of course, it has a REAL ESTATE section in it that is very informative.  It has beautiful photos advertising homes for sale, many of them multi-million ...
01/26/2014
When your client says, "let's make an offer", are you ready to do so RIGHT NOW? This is something all agents face when their client sees the house of their dreams, and the buyers are eager to get an offer out immediately. After all, in many areas inventory is tight and multiple offers are becomin...
01/24/2014
Business cards in real estate are a very important business tool. Until yesterday when someone said my business card was "ugly", I had not thought about it so much except that my business card has to: 1. Stand out - it's bright red and the type is white. 2. The type is big - the name and phone nu...
01/24/2014
Today, I went on a listing appointment with high hopes. Not whether or not I was going to get the listing, but to look at the property coming up for sale. It's in a great family neighborhood. The values had been going up since the area had taken a hit at the downturn of the market. Surrounding ho...
01/23/2014
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