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What do you think of McCains VP choice? - 08/29/08 08:00 PM
I'd never actually heard of Sarah Palin until I heard John McCain chose her as his VP choice. I haven't made my decision on who I'll be voting for but I'm not sure this helped McCain in my eyes. Do you think Americans would feel comfortable with Sarah Palin as our president in the event that John McCain could no longer perform his duties? How does everyone think this will effect McCains chances? I'd like to hear both pros and cons! (15 comments)
Dressing down!?! - 08/28/08 01:01 AM
First impressions are important and I try to dress professionally, but will definitely ease it down once I've established a relationship. It's hot here in New Mexico and I've made it a habit to wear sandals along with dress clothes (lol). I've always been back and forth on the dress up or layed back look. Funny enough, last month, the father of a client of mine went out of his way to mention how he noticed I wear sandals when we go out and view homes. I thought I was busted but oddly enough he said this shows him that I'm (6 comments)
Why can't Realtors take pictures? - 08/28/08 12:31 AM
With the accessibility and ease of technology, why is it that Realtors still add listings to the MLS without at least 1 photo? I know, it can be requested that we do not add photo's to the MLS but I've NEVER been asked this personally by a client. Is it a case of laziness or forgetfulness? Wouldn't they want to impress their clients by showing all they have done including taking photo's? Now, what about those of us who do take photo's. Congrats!....but wait, why oh why do some Realtors take the pictures they do? Hey, I'm not a photographer but (15 comments)
How to use AR correctly? - 08/27/08 12:10 PM
I've been using AR for just over a year now. I really hadn't used it much until the past 4-6 months when out of the blue, I received an email message from someone asking me to do a Listing Presentation for them. I really was somewhat confused because I'm not sure how she found me on AR or why she ultimately chose me. At that time I wasn't even on the first page under Albuquerque (the city I live in) and I really hadn't written too many blogs. Hey, I wasn't complaining though, I joined this in hopes of expanding my (9 comments)
Who should I sue?....hmm, the Realtor! - 08/26/08 10:19 PM
Why oh why do we do what we do? My Broker was talking to me about a potential lawsuit that might be aimed at one of our agents. A large peice of land that one of our agents helped sell had come into question. The land (which had been sold 3-4 times before over the last few years) was ruled by the city that it could not be subdivided. I guess all sales prior, had up to now, had incorrect and inapproprieately authorized. Anyhow, not get in to too much detail, when the current owner found out he could not (15 comments)
New Mexico Rail Runner - 08/25/08 03:49 PM
If you do not already know, the New Mexico RailRunner is a newer way to get to and from locations around Albuquerque and its Northern and Southern neighbors. Stations run down to Valencia County and also up to Sandoval County. Tracks are still being worked on for a new stop in our state capitol of Santa Fe. I'm personally excited about that stop as it would be nice to take my bike, jump on the train and spend the day walking the Santa Fe shops and enjoying the good food and atmosphere. Apart from saving on gas money, you can sit (0 comments)
Thieves, Murderers, aka FAKE CLIENTS (Realtors Beware!) - 08/24/08 12:41 AM
I know we have all heard our fair share of horrer stories but it just really upsets me every time I hear about "fake clients" trying to take advantage of Realtors. Last week my Board of Realtors posted a warning regarding a close call with a local Realtors. She said that her Broker called and gave her the name of a woman calling on a listing of hers. When she talked to her she informed her that she was in town and was looking to move back to our town. They agreed she would call her on Friday and they could (7 comments)
External Hardrives - best for the price? - 08/23/08 02:37 AM
So I just recently experienced a scare when my laptop decided to stop working this week. This is the first time this has happened since I purchased it about 1 year ago. I consider myself very computer savvy but do not like having to cross my fingers and hope I can find and fix and replace "so called" corrupted files. Luckily, I have a friend who is kind enough and far more knowledgeable in computer repair who saved my laptop with no problems. This however has lead me to think it's time to buy an External Hardrive and Backup all my (5 comments)
Yes, as much as everyone keeps pressuring me to make a decision, I'm really not sure who I'll be voting for. To be honest, I wish I could have a fresh set of candidates to choose from but that's not going to happen so I guess I'll have to choose the best of what's out their. We work in an industry that holds a strong foundation for our Nations success and I feel this issue could really impact our economy. I'm concerned about several issues (Oil Prices, Environment, Security, Relations, etc) but I'd like to know what people think in (35 comments)
What do you think about www.rottenneighbor.com? - 08/19/08 02:16 AM
While cleaning out my bookmarks today I cam across a website I had intended on getting some feedback on. A friend of mine who seems to always stumble accross interesting sites pointed this one out to me a long time ago; www.rottenneighbor.com. He had pointed out to me that what really caught his attention was that there was a little RED "rotten neighbor" house where he lived. He showed me how he zoomed in and quickly saw that this little RED house actually sat on his neighbors home. When you click on the home a post pops up and the post (4 comments)
Real Estate in the Winter (slow season?) - 08/19/08 12:51 AM
Even though it's not the winter season yet, recently the buzz I hear anytime I'm at Realtor events is always "what are we going to do this winter." I hear this every year but typically not until the October and November months. I know the housing market has not been the best this year, and there are many people who might be a little nervous about a season that usually produces less all on it's own. So I ask, what will you do this winter to keep business going and keep food on your table? (3 comments)
Help me with Lease Options - 08/08/08 12:58 PM
I've never had to work with a client looking for a lease option but don't think this is an excuse to not know about them. I for the most part know how they work but was looking for some details and general information on them. Tell me your thoughts and stories! Thanks in advance!!! (5 comments)
Is success in who you know? Inspire me with just the opposite! - 08/07/08 07:16 PM
I work hard to advertise and keep myself knowledgeable on current events and market trends. I figure I must if I want to be considered by potential clients. Nonetheless, through my continual efforts, I'll every now and then run into frustration with this career. There have been plenty of times that I've lost business because someones uncle has a friend with a sister who's brother once went to a football game with a guy who has a cousin who sells Real Estate when they are not working there 9-5 job. Then I'll hear from this "once was a client" how their (3 comments)
Horrible Inspectors - 08/07/08 03:54 PM
I helped a client purchase a home and while trying to keep fees minimal, she accepted the sellers request of prefered Inspection Company. They had agreed to give a good price on both a full home inspection, pest, dry rot, and 1 year warranty. The home was in excellent shape and when I received the report it for the very first time in my career, came back with zero things to fix or correct. I was blown back and called to reassure, and was told this was not a mistake. My client was also very happy to hear the news, and (10 comments)
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