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  I've been on ActiveRain now for five months, and I have made a few observations...                                         I noticed that some of the Realtors on AR refer to us as staggers!          Now, there are three definitions:                                        1. An unsteady movement...
03/21/2008
 No, it's not a bumper sticker like "have you hugged your kid today?" I just wondered if others were sleeping with their CPA's, because I am. And it's worked out really well. I haven't had to pay to have my taxes done in four years.Now, before you make any hasty judgements about me, I want you to...
03/17/2008
What a joy it is when you take on a staging project with people who GET it!!!                                                         I get an email from an agent who found me right here on ActiveRain (my second project with him!). He has a townhome listing coming up, can I meet him there and dis...
03/14/2008
We have already determined that you are missing opportunities by not having your photo on your marketing materials.  Everyone HAS one...USE IT!!!  Now, let's talk about the photos themselves.  The type of photo should be determined by two things.  First, what kind of personality do you have, and ...
02/22/2008
I'm talking about your face!If you don't have your picture on your marketing material, you are missing out!  You've probably heard it before, but I think this is important.  When I worked in a real estate office, we received notepads from an insurance agent at least once a month. They were good q...
02/22/2008
When business is slow, and things don't go the way I want, I try to step back and figure out what I'm doing wrong.  It can be a disheartening task, but I always hope I can learn some valuable information.Well, now my task is different!  I am having the best month of my 2+ years in the business, a...
02/20/2008
I don't always know where my inspiration comes from, but, for this particular post, I KNOW EXACTLY!  I was commenting on Marci's blog I aint NO CHICKEN! and was startled to realize, as I voted against the rooster, how REALLY anti-rooster I am.                                                      ...
02/11/2008
OK, the man was not actually masked, but I swear, that will be the ONLY exaggeration in my story.  After all, this IS a true story, not one of my crazy dreams.When I first got into real estate, I was an assistant to a broker. About six months into the job, he told me he would like me to hold one ...
02/07/2008
I wish to reveal something about myself, that you would never know, just from looking at my photo or reading my blogs. Why am I doing this? I don't know...I've gotten really weird since turning fifty. Things just come out of my mouth without much thought. Might be why my kids don't want to be out...
01/31/2008
I get asked by agents and sellers alike to describe the different levels of staging. And I always say, a picture is worth a thousand words:Vacant- cold, stark, and uninviting, any flaws would be very apparent.Lightly Staged- artwork and accessories draw attention to the best features of the home....
01/29/2008
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