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#10 of Activerain's "thankful" contest.Picture this, everyday chores need to be done especially those that come up suddenly like the battery in our 2nd car, a GMC truck, is on the fritz.  That's probably not a technical term for when the red warning lights light comes on on the dashboard when my ...
11/21/2017
Day 9 of Activerain's "thankful" contest.The last 24 hours have been a flurry of forms that had to be filled out and signed electronically. With Thanksgiving only a couple of days away and the Christmas Holidays not far away, everyone wants their transaction closed before the end of the year.So u...
11/20/2017
There, I have said it. Move on if you can't get hold of your real estate agent. Several times this year a buyer has lost out on the home they really wanted--but lost out because "their" agent didn't come through.Let me give you an example of what just happened.A buyer calls me on a listing I have...
11/20/2017
Thankful Activerain contest blog #8.All my life, I have had four legged furry critters around me to keep me feeling guilty for various reasons. At the moment, I have 3 dogs, none of them small, between about 50 and 75 lbs.With those big pleading eyes, these are the ways they make me feel guilty:1...
11/19/2017
"Thankful" Activerain contest entry #7.What to do when your seller isn't too excited about the offers she's getting for your  new listing? Well, have another buyer show up, walk in, walk around and, within 1/2 an hour, tell me he wants to make an offer. In fact, he called me back to say he would ...
11/18/2017
Entry #6 in the Activerain "thankful" contest.There are listings and there are listings, some sell really quickly, others languish on the market. Still others need to be sold TWICE for some reason. But overall, everything sells eventually.It's the unpredictability of each listing that makes the r...
11/17/2017
This is my #5 Activerain "thankful" blog.It's amazing how big a part Activerainers play in my daily life and let me explain why.Most of us in real estate spend a lot of time on the computer, whether it is to email, write contracts, do research finding properties for our clients, and getting our a...
11/16/2017
Entry #4 in the Activerain "thankful" contest. Why electricity you might ask?Because it just went out over a huge area and I am relying on the battery in my computer to write this blog. I am currently in northern California where this sort of thing happens during winter storms mostly, not in the ...
11/15/2017
This is #3 in the Activerain November "thankful" contest.In real estate, we often rely on vendors to do their work not only efficiently and professionally, but also in a timely manner. These include home and pest inspectors, appraisers, electricians, plumbers, roofers, insurance agents, and even ...
11/14/2017
Activerain "thankful" post contest #2:This has been an incredible year working with a wide variety of clients: buyers, sellers, investors, first time buyers and, above all, repeat clients.  Here are some examples:1. A close friend of mine ended up being a buyer. I kept telling her about the homes...
11/13/2017
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