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Via Ron Spanton - Kentucky Lake Area (RE/MAX Real Estate Associates): Whether it's due to my advanced years or because I no longer carry a planner (preferring to go as paperless as I can) I've discovered a couple of ways in Outlook to keep clients and prospects connected. This is important for the reason of communication and followup. For example keeping a prospect informed of a price reduction or a seller incentive to a buyer. The property has been shown x times and now your seller has reduced the price. You could go back to the office and check the log and make phone calls, or (3 comments)
Nostalgic Night on PBS - PBS Rocks - 06/28/09 11:23 PM
Tonight is Big Band Night on PBS and I am flooded with memories of experiences, places and people of my teens and 20s.
Like most teenagers in the 1950's my music included, Elvis, Fats Domino, Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Buddy Holly and the Crickets and many others who gave us music that was a radically departure from our parents.
However it took a long time for the Big Band Era to die. At parties and dances the bands and disc jockeys still played music of the 1930's and 1940's. During at those dances we enjoyed holding our girlfriends (3 comments)
Via Brad Andersohn ~ Community Builder (ActiveRain): In your "Starter Kit" is everything you'll need to get started here on ActiveRain. Take your time and read through each post in the order they are listed below, this will save you hoursof frustration, anxiety, and that feeling of being overwhelmed when you first join our community. Welcome aboard! Before You Begin: It's Important to understand what ActiveRain is, how it works, and what's expected. ActiveRain Community Guidelines The Terms of Service may be a little dry, but this is a "must read" for every member. Terms Of Service The (4 comments)
Via Regina P. Brown Real Estate on the California Coast: A big thanks to my photo-happy college daughter (the one who's been to India, New York, and all over Europe), she's uploaded thousands of photos snapped during her travels. Rather than email them, she just puts them up on www.Flickr.com and gives a brief description for each, so I know more about it. Cool site flickr.com allows you to post and share your photos (and video) and to view others' photos as well; effectively, watching the world. It's simple to upload your photos for others to view (either (0 comments)
Via Kristin Moran, San Antonio,TX~Real Estate 210-313-7397 (RE/MAX Access - KristinMoran@Remax.net): Interested in adding an ActiveRain logo to your Outlook 2007 signature line but not sure how? Want to let folks know you blog & where to go to find it with just a click? Adding the ActiveRain logo is easier than you thought, AR supplies the HTML, you just have to add it in! Here's a not so quick tutorial that goes over it. *Please note, I use Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 and Windows Vista.
First, grab the HTML from ActiveRain's site. Here's how you do that: When logged into AR, (1 comments)
Via Bob Stewart - ActiveRain (ActiveRain): Linking from your posts to your IDX home search site should be one of the primary strategies you employ as you create content for your blog. How you create these links and where you send the person clicking on them could make the difference in how your readers interact with you. The proper implementation of this strategy could be the difference between converting your blog readers into clients and ultimately business and simply being someone providing information out of the goodness of your heart. Remember, you should be blogging for business! It is no secret (0 comments)
Bob Discoverys the Discovery Trail. - 06/28/09 10:03 PM
Waking up with ones hands clinched is not a good sign. My medication was a walk on Dicovery Trail which I never done before. Abbotsford has an amazing amount of walking paths connecting the city. For years I've been telling clients about the fabulous trails but until today the only one I've walked is Mill Lake. Please take a little tour of the Discovery Trail with me.
There is line somewhere about the fresh green breath of spring. I found that today on Discovery Trail. http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/Discovery-Trail-West-Bluejay-Ride
Via Nancy Golliday (FirstCoastDesigns.Com): Can't see image?..... Receive a FREE Analysis of your Point2 Agent website! "How can I capture more leads?""Where do I rank in Google?""Is my site SEO friendly?""Is my site sticky?""How many backlinks do I have?" Click here to receive your FREE Analysis! (1 comments)
Via Sandra White (John L Scott Real Estate): If any of you have read my blog comments and questions, you know I am not computer savvy. One of my goals in joining AR was to move my website up on the search engines. I have gone from #125 up to #7 on Yahoo and moved up considerably on Google and MSN with the help of my web-guy, Sheldon Broes. This is how he explains it to me. This info may be helpfull to you. When your blog gets clicked on, it's called an impression and the search engines re-visit your blog more (2 comments)
Stand Up For Yourself! - 06/26/09 09:33 AM
Do you want to present yourself as accomplished, in control, strong and energetic? Perhaps you are a bit shy and want to present as confident. Are you intimidated by someone and want to stand up for yourself? Take a tip from the ballet world. Assume position three or a modified position three. First stand with your feet together then lift one foot, turn the toes outward, direct the heel of that foot to the instep of the other foot and replace that foot on the floor.
Your posture will change. You will stand erect with shoulders back, head and (2 comments)
Michael Jackson A Benchmark Day in Many Lives. - 06/26/09 02:08 AM
It’s after 11:00 pm Thursday on the West Coast and I’m watching a live report of the crowds still gathered outside the hospital where Michael Jackson died. In Vancouver there are crowds in front of music stores playing his music and dancing. His death and music is a constant on the Canadian version of Much Music. The callers have tears in their voices. A phenomenon that will be long remembered. Michael Jackson did not receive the adulation from my generation that he did from younger generations. However I do remember watching the Jackson Five in Las Vegas in the 1970’s. I (3 comments)
Via Nestor & Katerina Gasset Realtors® Wellington Florida Luxury Homes (International Properties and Investments, Inc.): Sometimes I read comments from Active Rain members who wish they knew how to get more comments on their posts. Before I found Active Rain I was on Blogger. It was very lonely there. I had one comment during that time and I felt like I was in some deep dark cave and no one was ever going to find me! But I also knew that Google analytics would tell me if anyone was even reading and they were. (2 comments)
Chick Flicks For Men (This Man) - 06/25/09 01:34 AM
I promised a reader who commented that my previous movie favorites where guy films that I would post my favorite chick flicks. Oh Boy. Terry is not going to let me live this down. I guess there is a reason I aced romantic literature at university. So be it. There is a reason men watch Chick Flicks, don't you know!! Ghost
When Harry Meet Sally
Sleepless in Seattle
You (10 comments)
My Favorite Place to Buy Ink Supplies - 06/25/09 12:26 AM
As a Realtor I am always printing something and that means I’m always shopping for replacement ink and toner cartridges. My favorite place to buy replacements is Apex Refill & Stamp at #105-2760 Gladwin, Abbotsford. Aside from great prices you’ll receive great service from David and Joyce who always great their customers with a smile and an eagerness to satisfy. The next time you are looking for ink or toner supplies give them a try. (1 comments)
Bummer Day? - 06/24/09 12:55 PM
Borino Expired Plus posted this on the Inspirational Channel but I thought it deserved more exposure. I found these four minutes glee full and relaxing.
Via Borino - Expired Plus (Borino Consulting): For those of you who know me - you know how I usually am: MR. OPTIMISM. Vibrant, fun, and postive. BUT... Sometimes it doesn't take a lot. A car cuts me off. I can't find my keys - and I'm in a hurry! I shouldn't have had that doughnut. And a day turns sour. Crappy, grumpy and gray. Bummer day. Yes, even I have them. We all do. So I (2 comments)
Via maurice cohn (gold coast funding inc): Political Science for Dummies Political Science for Dummies DEMOCRATIC You have two cows. Your neighbor has none.You feel guilty for being successful.Barbara Streisand sings for you. REPUBLICAN You have two cows. Your neighbor has none.So?SOCIALIST You have two cows. The government takes one and gives it to your neighbor.You form a cooperative to tell him how to manage his cow. COMMUNIST You have two cows. The government seizes both and provides you with milk.You wait in line for hours to get it.It is expensive (3 comments)
Hollywood WWII Propaganda Movies - 06/21/09 08:47 PM
Hollywood played an important part of the moral of the English speaking Allied Countries during WWII. The original motivation was to show the atrocities of the enemy and the rightness of our crusade to protect the free world. These movies went beyond that purpose. The soldiers they showed were made up of many races, religions, ethnicities across all economic and social classes. These movies had much to do with the societal changes that occurred over the next three decades. Here's a few of my favorites:
YOU got a problem? This guy doesn't! Walking with friends. - 06/19/09 12:01 AM
I found this story very inspirational. A decent human being. Via Terry Chenier (Keller Williams Valley Realty): Every time you feel like bitching and complaining, Watch this video. It will help your business! You will put things into perspective-quickly! This is the human spirit over-coming everything that can be thrown at you! http://vodpod.com:80/watch/1165857-walk-on-espn-video
This is a "feel good" kinda' blog, I'm glad I wrote it. (1 comments)
What Do You Expect to Achieve? - 06/18/09 08:52 PM
Are you a dreamer? Do you dream about success? Do you expect your dreams to come true? Most of us are aware that what we think about all the time will become true. We say affirmations in the morning and practice creative visualization before we enter a listing presentation. It works. Not all the time. But it works lots of times. We expected to get the listing, to get the contract signed. Our expectations became true ... lots of times. But! Expectations are also a limiting belief. When we expect a certain result we are limiting our belief in what we (3 comments)
Tamaringo's - Great Coffee Shop in the Garden - 06/16/09 09:39 AM
Located at 34261 Marshall Road in Abbotsford Tamaringo's is a cozy and fresh coffee shop located inside Cannor's Garden Center. I thought "these guys are crazy opening a coffee shop in a garden center". I was wrong on this one as its now one of my favorite spots. Comfortable wicker furniture and spacious tables among thousands of growing plants provides what is probably the most relaxing bistro in town. Good coffees, teas, pastries, and lunch items ... and my favorite ice creams.
My Favorite WWII Movies (ETO) - 06/15/09 09:12 PM
WWII was still very prevalent in the social conscious in the 1950s to 1970s and inspired many movies that portrayed the Allied experience. Interestingly, many of the veterans never saw these movies but the kept their valor alive. A few of my favorites from the European Theater of Operations are:
A Bridge Too Far Battle of Britain Patton Stalag 17 The Dam Buster The Desert Fox The Great Escape The Guns of Navarone The Longest Day The Train (10 comments)
Slang in the 21st Century - 06/14/09 06:40 PM
I've recently discovered a whole new world of slang terms I had never heard. I guess I'm not very "hep" any more. CHRONOPTIMIST A person who always under estimates the time necessary to do something or get somewhere.
GOING MULTIBALL Going mental like two steel balls in a pinball machine.
FACEBOOK ALZHEIMER'S You get a friend request on Face Book and you have no idea who they are.
TWEETLESS Having nothing to write, blog or Twitter about.
MISSING LINK A very very hairy man.
ECHO CHAMBER A person who agrees with everything said.
FALL (7 comments)
Internet Radio Rocks - 06/14/09 05:20 PM
I Love Internet Radio This is almost better than sex. (Well I am a little older and am a low level Geek) Aluratek USB Internet Radio Jukebox - AIRJ01F 13,000 radio stations on a tiny USB stick.
My Radio Jukebox allows me access to radio 13,000 stations in over 150 countries ... and I pay ... Nothing ... Zilch ... Nada ... Zero.
I plug my USB Jukebox into my laptop and as long as I've got a internet connection I'm surfing the world of uninterrupted music ... or talk radio. I'm quickly building a favorites list which includes (6 comments)
Nostalgia in the Clova Theatre - 06/10/09 12:02 AM
If you live in the lower mainland (Vancouver-Fraser Valley) you owe yourself at least oone visit to the Clova Theatre in Cloverdale. Built in 1946 this old fashion serpentine front theatre brought back a host of memories: attending Saturday matinees which featured Gene Audrey and Roy Rodgers; double features in my early teens watching Creature From the Black Lagoon, The Blob, The Thing With Two Heads and countless Dracula and Frankenstein movies; hold hands and putting my arm around a girl for the first time watching Elvis.
The charming Doris and her little doggie Buttercup welcomes the audience (5 comments)
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