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Real Estate Agent - Chris Alston (Keller Williams Realty, Silicon Valley, California) - 01338415
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A day at Natural Bridges State Park, just North of Santa Cruz, California with my son Ryan... Walking amid the tide pools, it is not often you get so many great creatures in one picture!  From starfish, to sea anemones, to mussels, sea grass and sea weed. Caught a seagull watching the waves, just...
"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit."Aristotle So what is it that we repeatedly do?  Is what we want, something that we practice daily, or something that we want, but never try to achieve. A star quarterback practices everyday to be sure that he has the...
Happy Hollow Park & Zoo, next to Kelley Park in San Jose.  There is alot of new construction here at the zoo.  From a new parking area and bridges opening soon, to new ticket booths, and that is just the outside.  On the inside, there are new play areas, new petting zoos, new play structures, rol...
Friday's fotos...  Makes ya miss summer huh? This picture was taken at Tower Park Marina in the Californa Delta which is in Nothern CA...  It is in the City of Lodi.  I think the weather this day was in the 90's, so we were sooooooo ready to get the boat in the water.  Getting everyone on board a...
Wordless Wednesday - Cattle drive on an overpass???? This has to be the coolest overpass ever!  is This picture was taken on an overpass traveling from Reno towards Carson City, then to South Lake Tahoe.  I snapped it with the same old Canon digital camera as I was driving.  It seems to be metal ...
Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.Ralph Waldo Emerson Wow...  Such a simple quote...  Just a few words... But when I read this, it brings so many things to mind.  When we do things that we love, we smile doing it.  When we smile it shows that we are having fun.  When we are havin...
Wow, what a great post!  Amy has pointed out what we all know, but may overlook when talking to our sellers.  It is the small stuff that can help lead to a successful sale! Please click through to her post to make comments, as she would appreciate the feedback/comments! Great job Amy Hahn!When Se...
Traveling down Highway 50, West bound, away from Lake Tahoe stops you at a majestic site, Bridal Veil Falls.  When it is in winter and even better during the snow melt, it can really roar.  We were passing and saw that the Bridal Veil was showing, so I had to stop on the side of the road and snap...
So I shouldn't be working...  But you know us bloggers, we always have time for that one... last... blog... So today is my birthday, and the weekend is going great!  I am being LAZY all day! Yesterday my office decorated my office with streamers, pictures, confetti, and a big happy birthday sign....
Hmmm...  Wonder what the answer is?  2% of sales are made on the first contact... 3% of sales are made on the second contact... 5% of sales are made on the third contact... 10% of sales are made on the forth contact... 80% of sales are made on the fifth to the twelfth contact...  Yep...  5th thro...

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