Sometimes it hurts so badly I must cry out loud

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Okay all.  As the weather begins to turn toward Winter, here in the Midwest, I thought it might be an appropriate time to remind agents how to view/show their homes during the colder months.  A few reminders of things that are important to note during the winter months. As the Listing Agent: 1) I...
It's that time of the year again; time to set our clocks back an hour, return to standard time, and "gain" an extra hour. That means this Sunday, November 1 at 2:00 am, Daylight Saving Time officially ends until its return on the second Sunday in March, 2010.Since 2007, Daylight Saving Time has ...
Here are a few more random thoughts that cross my mind, while I sit floor-time in our office, waiting for the phones to ring. Why does the sun lighten our hair, but it darkens our skin?Why can't women manage to apply mascara with their mouth closed?Why don't you ever see the headline "Psychic Win...
You use your lower back when you... ____ raise your hand to use the remote to change the channel. ____ turn to look over your shoulder. ____ sneeze. (small sneeze, big sneeze... doesn't matter) ____ get in and out of the car. ____ wipe your behind. (that's right.. I said it) ____ laugh. (titter, ...
Just in case you needed further proof that the human race is doomed due to stupidity, here are some actual label instructions that appears on consumer goods.On a Sears hairdryer: Do not use while sleeping. (but that's the only time I have to work on my hair).On a bag of Fritos! .You could be a wi...
It's now been four years since my older sister Chelley was taken from us. It's odd, losing a sister, as those of you who've also lost close family members can attest.  They say time heals all wounds, and while time does make it better... I don't think the wound is yet healed.  As my brother-in-la...
There are lots of ingredients that go into creating a good week.  So let's see if we can identify what went into mine this week. 1) Writing an accepted contract.  Yep, that's part of a good week.  But does that make it a good week?  Not yet, more ingredients necessary      I wrote an offer... the...
The weather is butt-ugly out there, this morning.  And it's this morning, of course, that I have to drive to Naperville for a 10:00 closing.  Now I know that most of you have no idea what the relational distance from Evanston to Naperville is... Picture the distance from Chicago to Seattle, and s...
Okay, here is a photo from an inspection that I completed last night, on a condo that I sold. I took the photo with my cell-phone, and it was inside a darkened cabinet, so I know that doesn't make it very easy... but honestly... even if it were crystal clear... I think you'd have a rough time fig...
DECIDE HOW MUCH YOU'RE WILLING TO PAY. Not how much the home you like is priced.  Not how much of a discount you feel you should get... or should "deserve" in today's market. Hopefully you've been out home hunting before you found this "one" that you want to buy.  You know how much other homes w...

Alan May

Evanston & Northshore of Chicago real estate
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