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Archives of real estate blog entries for February 11, 2008 (Page 5)
The Gift of Fear by Gavin DeBecker - 02:01 PM
I was just reading a post about the real estate agent that was killed in Canada a few days ago while on duty. I have my Bachelor of Science in Law Enforcement so, this is an area of extreme interest to me. There is a book that was written about 10 years ago by a man named Gavin DeBecker called "The Gift of Fear". This is an excellent book for women and how we as a society condition women to not listen to their intuition about dangerous situations. The plain truth is that sometimes being nice can get you killed. I (1 comments)
Now Hiring New and Experienced Agents - 09:52 AM
Advance Realty Anne Arundel is one of 9 offices located in Maryland around the Baltimore beltway. Each Advance office is individually owned and operated and differs in the level of service it provides to it's agents and the benefits that it offers its agents. Advance Realty Anne Arundel is conveniently located in Glen Burnie near BWI Airport. This location is convenient to major highways and to many residential neighborhoods including those serving Ft. Meade, Annapolis, Baltimore and more. The Advance model is built on the consumer driven model of list more sell more. Our agents consistently list more properties than our competitors (0 comments)
What do you bring to work? - 03:33 PM
Today I received in the mail a little book of quotations and there are some great ones here. Gary Hamel says "Imagination and commitment are things that people choose to bring to work every day - or not." As realtors these two things are probably the optimal things we do or should I say must bring to work every day. Imagination to help and guide our sellers to prepare their homes for sale, to creatively market homes for sale and creatively draw buyers to the stage and prepare them to purchase homes. And, commitment to stay the course and stay in the (1 comments)
Post Sentrilock Observations - 04:39 PM
Now that Anne Arundel County has made the transition to Sentrilock I can see some benefits of using Sentrilock over Supra. There are increased security measures that I like and some increased opportunities that we didn't have with Supra. I love the website where I can go in and assign the lockbox to a listing. I also like that as soon as I remove it the lockbox goes back into my inventory. I also like that I can easily track who has been in my listings and follow up for feedback. I can also see who has been in my listings (2 comments)
What I Would Tell New Bloggers if I Were Asked - 11:39 AM
I suppose I consider myself a fairly seasoned blogger, if only because of the number of posts I have written here (and on 4 other blogs – gadzooks, over 1500 so far) and I have been at it for about 15 months. Not sure I have any other qualifications to recommend asking my advice. But here it is whether you want it or not. If you are a new real estate blogger, or are thinking about blogging, and you were to ask me my advice (and some have recently in classes I have taught), here’s what I would tell you, (70 comments)
Wood Islands, Prince Edward Island, Canada - 01:47 PM
Wood Islands, PEI is a scenic community that contains the Wood Islands Ferry Terminal that transports turcks, cars, and people to Caribou, Nova Scotia. This Ferry Terminal is still in use even though the Condederation Bridge was built between Borden, PEI, and the sister Canadian province of New Brunswick. Wood Islands also contains the Wood Islands lighthouse and the Wood Islands wharf where PEI fishermen dock their boats during the fishing season. Close to Wood Islands is Northumberland Park which is run by the PEI government. It is a great place for vistors to bring their travel trailers or tents for (0 comments)
Price Reduced: Spacious 1300 Sq. Ft. Unit in Cryder Point - 10:24 AM
Very Spacious 1300 Sq Ft Unit In Cryder Point Features Huge Master Bedroom With Walkin Closets, 2nd Private BR/Den or Office, Lr, FDR, New Bath, Newly Renovated Eik, Newly Finished Hardwood Floors thru out, Lots Of Closets, And Private Terrace! This Luxury Building Amenities Include A Private Inground Pool, Playground, & 24 Hour Doorman! Parking Available Call the office for a private scheduling today! Visit CarolloRealEstate.comAsking $389,000 $379,000 Maintenance $876.00
I was Going to be Sugar and Spice, However|MLS Again... - 05:06 PM
It shouldn't make a big deal that a property listed as 39000 sq feet is 3900 square feet. Most of us would figure that's the case. So Sister Suzi (some of you know me by that for a reason:-) gives the broker a call. Yep, its 3900 sq feet. He seemed like he was aware of it and did not give me an indication he would change it. In past blogs we have talked about "member policing" the MLS. Now, to be rational, we can figure out what he means. We could let it slide. This is my concern (statisticians), (45 comments)
Portland Night Coming Up! - 02:23 PM
Portland Night 2008 will be held Saturday April 5 from 6:30-11:30 pm in the Prince Edward Ballroom at St. Clements Castle. Cost of the event is $125 per couple, which includes a surf and turf sit down dinner, harvest display before dinner, dessert and music provided this year by Awesome Audio. Tickets are on a first come first serve basis. Deadline for reservations and payment, which is non refundable, is March 21. For more information or reservations, call Lisa Ghent at 342-2372. (0 comments)
Portland Town Hall Artist Exhibit - 02:33 PM
A collection of original art, featuring talented local and regional artists is on display at Portland Town Hall, Portland, CT, 33 East Main St, from now until march 31. Works of art include oils, pastels, acrylics, watercolors, giclee' prints, encaustics, fantasy sculptures an d stained glass. Featured artist include: Lesley Braren, Maureen Longo, Elizabeth Van Wazer, Bivenne Staiger, Joan Tryon, Susan Flicker, Ann Snow, Diane Lindsay, John Lindsay, Carol Hare, Bob White, Jean Maynard and Mary Pont. Artwork is exhibited on the second floor and includes the office of First Selectman Susan Bransfield. The gallery is open during normal Town Hall (0 comments)
Portland Free Class - 02:37 PM
For many years, Joy Vetre has been instructing Tai Chi, Chi Kung and meditation in the Middlesex area. Now, as the Chinese New Year approaches, she is offering a free class to all former students, ongoing students, as well as the "curious". The class will be held Friday, Feb 8 at 1:30pm, at Portland Senior Center, 7 Waverly Ave, Portland, CT. All former students from other classes she has instructed are also welcome. Portland, Glastonbury, Durham and Middletown. For more information, call 342-6760. (0 comments)
East Hampton School Board Seeks Applicants - 02:40 PM
Due t a recent resignation, the Board of Education is seeking applications from residents, who are registered voters, and are interested in filling the vacancy on the board. If interested, submit a letter explaining why you wish to serve to the Board Offices at 94 Main St, East Hampton, CT 06424, ATTN: Board Chairman Michael Vasquenza. (0 comments)
East Hampton Little League Spring Late Registration - 02:49 PM
Late registration for the 2008 East Hampton Little League baseball, softball and Babe Ruth leagues will be held Sat Feb 16 from 10am to noon in the C. W. Currie Field House at Seamster Park, located next to Memorial School, East Hampton, CT. If a player is new to East Hampton Little League, bring a copy of the child's birth certificate to the registration. Little League late registration fees are $55 and $45 for each additional family member. Babe Ruth fees are $110. East Hampton Little League is an all volunteer program and relies solely on money raised through registration fees, (0 comments)
East Hampton Happy Notes Music Program - 02:54 PM
The Goff House, 2 Barton Hill, East Hampton, CT, is offering another 6 week session of Children's Happy Notes for children aged 6 months to 4 years beginning Friday Feb 29 from 9:15 to 10am. This children's music program is taught by Kathye Flanagan. The 6 week session is designed for children to play, create, learn and have some fun with music. Space is limited. For more information, call Kathye Flanagan at 267-7472 or 338-4029, or email firstname.lastname@example.org (0 comments)
East Hampton Fish Fries - 02:56 PM
The Belltown Knights of Columbus will hold its Friday Night Fish Fries during Lent, starting Feb 8. The Fish Fries will start at 4:30 pm and run until 8pm each Friday at the Saint Patrick's Parish Center at the corner of High and Maple Streets, East Hampton, CT. (0 comments)
East Hampton High School Orientation - 03:05 PM
Parents and guardians of the incoming 9th grade class are invited to attend parent orientation at East Hampton High School, 20 North Maple St, East Hampton, CT on Tues Feb 12 at 7pm. This evening is an opportunity to learn about East Hampton High School and meet some of the teachers, guidance counselors, and administrators. The evening will consist of presentations by the chairs of each of the the five core academic areas and information to help your child in the course selection process. (0 comments)
East Hampton Garden Club Meeting - 03:11 PM
The East Hampton Belltown Garden Club will meet Monday Feb 25 at 7pm in the community room at East Hampton Public Library, 105 Main St, East Hampton, CT. This meeting will feature Richard Harper, Technical Director of American Distilling, speaking on "Witch Hazel-Past, Present and Future". Harper has over 32 years experience in the health and beauty care industry. Among other committees and organizational memberships, he is a member of the U.S. Homeopathic Association. Refreshments will be served this month by host and hostess Peggy Becker and Richard Michaud. Horticultural theme for the meeting will be "Winter Houseplants" and the Horticultural (0 comments)
East Hampton Public Breakfast - 03:15 PM
Veteran's Of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 5095, located at North Maple St, East Hampton, CT, is hosting a public breakfast, Sunday Feb 10 from 8-11am. Breakfast consists of eggs, pancakes, bacon, sausage, home fires, toast, coffee, juice and fruit. The cost is $6 per person and all are welcome to attend. For more information, contact the post at 267-8837 after 3pm Monday through Friday or after noon on Saturday and Sunday. (0 comments)
local real estate stats, 22201, 22202 and Arlington VA - 05:06 PM
You mentioned advice on the market. and in 22202 the avg sold price is actually down 2.5% compared to last year in 07 vs 06 sold prices where down 26.5% in 06 vs 05 sold prices where up 47 % In 22201 Clarendon 22201 the avg sold price is up 7% compared to last year in 07 vs 06 sold price was down 24% in 06 vs 05 sold price was up 15.6% In my opinion the shift has come and gone and now is the time to buy. Because, Prices are actually steadily increasing interest rates are at 3 year (0 comments)
National Real Estate Cyberspace Convention February 11-17 - 06:22 PM
If you are not familar with The Real Estate Cyberspace Society here is your opportunity to check out the online convention that started today. Every year around this time The Real Estate Cyberpace Society along with other well known real estate leaders holds an online convention where you can learn about the latest trends and tools available to the real estate industry. This is a free but valuable event so I hope you will stop by. So register now.
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