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Before I begin let me disclose that during most of this post my tongue will be planted firmly in my cheek. Okay? Good. I have been on AR for well over a year now. That being the case I think I have seen every possible topic. If a Blogger can think it up...Odds are good that another Blogger has already done so. I am starting to feel like my comments on some of these topics are regurgitated. I mean please how many times can I comment on ....
Why to Blog. How to Blog. What (117 comments)
Bloggers: Be Afraid of the Big, Bad Broker (or Bank) - 07:21 PM
The real estate weblogging phenomenon is catching fire like desert timber in the summer. The Active Rain Real Estate Network, the little engine that could, has grown from less than 5000 members to over 50,000 members in a short period of time. The attraction? Talking about the future around the virtual water cooler. Long Beach Realtor, Laurie Manny, said, "The beauty of real estate blogging is that it gives agents access, now. Access to people whom we never would have dreamed of meeting a year ago." Ms. Manny was talking about the quick but meaningful connections she made through her participation (79 comments)
Winterizing Your Home - Tips for Home Owners for Proper Maintenance - 10:56 PM
Here are some easy ways to winterize your home. Pass these money saving tips along to your clients, or use them for your own home. As experts in Cedar Rapids Real Estate, Gary & Melynda Wolter, know from experience that if you put forth the effort into your home by investing time and money, it will pay you back in the long run. Depending on how long you're planning on staying in your home, there are cost-effective ways to save money on your utility bills, and also, ways to be more energy efficient that may cost a bit more up-front, but pay off (0 comments)
Central Kitsap Junior High Football on the Kitsap Peninsula WA - 01:56 PM
Central Kitsap Jr. High JV Football Team demolishes a stunned Ridgetop Jr. High Today was Game 3 of the season for the CKJH Cubs JV Football squad. Our opponent, Ridgetop Jr. High, has historically 'spanked' us quite handily over the past 5 or so years. So going into today's game, our boys were viewing this game as perhaps the most challenging of the season. Present to view the rival showdown was none other than my two "Better-Halves" - my lovely wife, Janice, and my fellow SoundBiteBlog partner and ActiveRainer, Mark Flanders. Ridgetop tried to set the tone early by attempting a short t-less kick-off. Their strategy paid-off (4 comments)
Larry and I took our grandchildren, Megan and Matthew, to the Fall Festival at Homestead Gardens in Davisonville on a windy and chilly October day last year. With that memory fresh in mind, it almost caught me by surprise to see the big tent set up and this year's Fall Festival already in progress, when I stopped by to get some mums on a sunny 90 degree day in early October. If the Fall Festival is not on your calendar yet, believe me, you should make room for it! Homestead Gardens is the place to be (13 comments)
real estate brainstorms, marketing in the Rain part 8 - 02:03 PM
. The Art Of Marketing You The past few weeks have been a very hectic period for me so I'm a little behind in the marketing roundup but if better late than never still holds true, here are some outstanding marketing articles, posts and ideas to get you through the week...
6 Ways to Make the Most of Your Key Accounts by Bill Brooks posted this week at Broker Agent News If You Were On A Desert Island, Surrounded By The Ocean, Where Would Your Next Client Come From? by Michael Parker at Broker Agent News Some Quick Branding Tips For Individuals by (80 comments)
2nd Test Test - Testa --- Virtual Tour - 01:41 AM
OK Guys, I found a new Gadget to make Virtual Tours and you have many options to play with it. I just need your opinion about this Test that I did, It was very easy to do it and I had a lot of fun. I made this TEST in 320 x 240, I did not want to spend more resources at this time. I added some music now and some effects. I would like to know what do you think about this new Toy, the good thing, is that you do not have to pay for this service, just you need (43 comments)
Halloween is Coming Check this out ! - 04:07 PM
This Video was made with the same software that I used to do just some fade, rotation and zoom, few letter effects. Well, besides that you can make fast and easy virtual tours, it has many features to make power presentations on DVD, CDS and the Web. I do not want that you buy this software or something, just I want to share this power software and for me it is very good investment and really worth it.BTW, on the professional presentations to use a fair quality you need to install Active X plug in and on the Halloween you need (7 comments)
Open House This Weekend October 14, 2007 - 11:40 AM
Hi Folks, Just thought I'd let you know we're hosting an open house this weekend at 1217 Argyle Ave in Baltimore, MD 21217. This home features 4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, over 4000 sq ft of living space. The main level features a large open dining/living room and large eat in kitchen with pantry that backs to a rear deck. The basement is deep and has space for extra rooms and a rough in. On the second floor there are 2 spacious bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a large laundry room with full size washer and dryer. On the 3rd floor there are 2 spacious (0 comments)
Women in Transition - 11:58 AM
On October 28 we are starting a new series for women in transition. Our meetings will be held at different locations each time, sometimes at listings we have and sometimes in our office. This seminar series will be geared to women who are undergoing changes in their lives such as graduating and starting your first job, promotion, marriage, divorce, widowhood, retirement. We'll cover things like building a credit score and how to keep it, getting qualified for a mortgage, buying your first home, upsizing and downsizing. Speakers will include mortgage people, financial planners, attorney's and realtors. If you are interested in learning (0 comments)
Get Motivated - Raleigh Seminar October 11th - 07:44 PM
Get Motivated - Raleigh Seminar October 11th Today I attended the Get Motivated seminar at the RBC center in Raleigh. Estimates are that there were about 17,000 people in attendence. I spent half the day at the seminar. I loved Zig Ziglar - WOW He is almost 80 years old Has lost his short term memory But he was very funny and uplifting. Overall I am a positive, forward thinker, so for the most part I did not need a pep rally. The number 1 lesson I have learned. It is important to remain true to your beliefs and standards. (5 comments)
Frustrated with Real Estate FREE Seminar - 06:08 AM
A lot of you are frustated with real estate and looking for something to put your energy into. I have found something that applies to almost everyone, is not a juice or something you have to order every month (not that there is anything wrong with those businesses), is easy and fun to make money at. I have helped A LOT of real estate people get involved. If you are interested, we had over 200 people at the last meeting, we are meeting Thursday night at 5pm at the NABOR building.Thursday, 5pmNaples Area Board of Realtors1455 Pine Ridge RdNaples, FlFREE To (1 comments)
Real Estate Technology Intelligence in Dribs and Drabs - 12:59 AM
Tech Tuesday at the California Association of REALTORS convention was held yesterday in Anaheim, home of Disneyland. I was up soon after 5 AM to get some work done before heading out for the 75 minute drive. I was there again today but thought I would share some of the intelligence I picked up at the technology portion of the convention. My goal at these events it always to come away with some tidbits I can use in my business, even if I am not wowed by the speakers or spend every moment there learning, as one tends to do in classes (34 comments)
Encinitas Homes - Market Report for September 2007 - 09:45 PM
Here are the Encinitashome sales statistics from the MLS for September 2007 (private sales and new construction development sales that are not in the MLS are not included here). Homes for sale - 222 detached, 75 attached (about the same as in August)50 detached and 18 attached homes came on the market in August (7 of these homes or 10% went into escrow in the month they came on the market)214 detached and 82 attached homes have sold in the last 6 monthsAbsorption (inventory) is 5.4 months for detached (a decrease from August) and 4.9 months for attached homes (a slight increase)Average (8 comments)
Real Estate Blogging - 11:00 AM
I was visiting a broker's open yesterday and when I sat down to eat the food the gracious host had prepared, I was greeted with "Hey Ines, super blogger you!" I was a bit puzzled because not one person is blogging in my real estate market place. I've invited quite a number of people, but no one sees the benefit. (Personally, I think they are not being smart......and yes it makes me happy, because there's more room for me). A couple of the other Realtors there told me that they had had an office meeting about blogging and all of a sudden they (95 comments)
The Mischief Little Boys Can Cause - 09:00 PM
I was talking to a young mom earlier this week. She has a small boy and he is like the energizer bunny. She was complaining how difficult church services were with him. I told her about some of the things that my son did in church when he was little. One time we were sitting next to an older lady. Bucky jerked her wig off and threw it. Another time he took a bible and threw it and it hit someone two rows up in the back of the head. Another time he escaped my grip and ran up on stage (0 comments)
Crystal Coast...Seashell Collecting - 10:37 AM
If you have ever been to the coast, you more than likely have gone home with a pocket full of shells. I have done this since childhood and have a true love of these beautiful gifts of nature. Every trip offers a new opportunity to find something special. Folks around here often line their finds up along their porch rails or display them in pretty bowls or container baskets. As I glance at my finds, I always capture a memory or two of my Crystal Coast trip.... A few tips for successful hunting along the Crystal Coast of Carteret County
Autumn home maintenance items - 11:03 AM
Perform these projects to maintain your home and possibly lengthen the life span of your home systems. Replace smoke and fire alarm batteries (at least twice per year) Inspect and clean fireplace and chimney Service furnace or other heating system Clean and adjust humidifier on furnace Clean/vacuum heating ducts, grills, and registers Clean upper-story windows (twice per year) Inspect window screens and insulation, and install storm windows Inspect weather-stripping around doors and replace as needed. Cut back any trees or shrubs touching the roof or exterior (twice per year) Clean gutters and inspect downspouts (twice per year) Trim, cover, or bring (1 comments)
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