richard weisser: The Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park! - 07/14/09 12:48 PM
The Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail is a popular and pleasant diversion from the hustle and bustle of busy downtown Gatlinburg. Although it takes just minutes to get there from the heart of town, the visitor is transported to a completely different time and place!
The fifteen mile, one way loop is not well-suited for those on a tight schedule. You will rarely be able to maintain the 10 mph speed limit, and you will be compelled to stop the car many times to get out and experience the ancient stream bed and the verdant forest.
There are some overlooks with … (12 comments)

richard weisser: The 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar expedition that put a man on the moon. I remember it like it was yesterday! - 07/13/09 11:05 PM
As hard as it is to believe, July 16th 2009 will mark the 40th anniversary of the liftoff of the Apollo 11 lunar expedition, which was the first mission to have a man walk on the surface of the moon.
On that day, three men, Neil Armstrong, Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin and Michael Collins were strapped into the capsule atop the biggest firecracker ever made and were propelled from the "surly bonds of earth" on a mission of extraordinary historic significance.
I don't think that those that were not alive to witness this momentous event will ever understand the impact of this singular aspiration … (23 comments)

richard weisser: Starting the week on a positive note ... I positively have too much to do! - 07/13/09 12:09 AM
One of the interesting things about real the real estate business right now is that every deal is unique and different and requires a little extra attention. Gone are the days of methodically taking care of the business end of the profession.
In the past, the bulk of my efforts were focused on lead generation. There were lots of agents vying for customers and most of my work was directed towards attracting new prospects.
That paradigm has indeed shifted over the last few years. There is no lack of ready and willing customers. The only question is one of "able" and … (15 comments)

richard weisser: What's the word on the street about the economy? Maybe it's not as good as we hoped. - 07/10/09 11:57 PM
I hosted my monthly card group at the house last night. I have been playing with this same gaggle of gents for about fifteen years now, every second Friday of the month.
After such a long period of interaction, you really get to know each other. And I'm not talking about how they play cards; I'm talking about their lives, their jobs, their families and most of all, their observations about what's going on in the world.
Opinions flow as freely as the beverages, and the discussion eventually turns to the typical political pugilism that one would expect from  a diverse … (25 comments)

richard weisser: What makes my hometown such a special place? In Newnan Georgia, it's community spirit! - 07/09/09 11:53 PM
Geographically speaking, my hometown offers nothing remarkable or out of the ordinary. There is no beachfront with crashing waves or tall peaks with mountaintop views. It is rarely a vacation destination, unless someone has family in the County.
But what makes my hometown one of the best places to live in Georgia is the people who live here, and the great spirit of community that allows our ever-expanding county to retain its small-town charm.
Our downtown area is alive and vibrant. People still gather here on the Fourth of July, Memorial Day, Christmas, and for various festivals and tours throughout the … (13 comments)

richard weisser: I did something yesterday I haven't done in years ... and now I have mixed feelings about it! - 07/08/09 11:34 PM
I had been putting it off for years. I almost did it on Monday, then again on Tuesday. But somehow, I didn't have the nerve to go through with it.
Then yesterday, I finally was able to muster up enough courage to finally go through with it. I filled out all of the information, just as I had the two days prior, but this time I hit the "submit" button.
It was done. I had actually booked a vacation! And now I am committed.
And although the trip is still a few months away, I am already getting nervous! Can my … (34 comments)

richard weisser: "A dollar just doesn't go very far anymore. When I was a kid...." - 07/07/09 09:32 AM
I remember my grandfather telling me those words. He would tell me how you could buy a loaf of bread for a nickel and that beef was ten cents a pound. I marveled when he would tell me about buying a new car for seven hundred dollars or a house for $7500!
I am not all that old. But when I was a kid, a quarter would but a sack full of peeny candy that was almost impossible to eat in one sitting. You could still get an ice cream come for a dime and a McDonalds Hamburger was fifteen cents.

richard weisser: The Internet isn't getting any easier, it's getting more complicated. Staying connected in a complex virtual world may consume more of our time than ever. - 07/05/09 11:43 PM
The Internet used to be a simple place. It was easy to understand, because the availability of information and the number of websites was relatively limited. And because there was not as much good content to sift through, the ability to find relevant information was a simple undertaking.
Not so any more. With the advent of everything from podcasts to video to online programs that do just about anything, the World Wide Web is so overstuffed with goodies vying for search engine positioning that the same keyword search can produce vastly different results on any given day!
And any successful site … (16 comments)

richard weisser: "We hold these truths to be self-evident" Some Fourth of July thoughts and hopes! - 07/04/09 02:01 AM
"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. --That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed"
Although we often take these words for granted, they are the cornerstone of our republic - an enlightened premise upon which our nation was built.
The fifty-six men of wealth and influence that signed the Declaration of Independence knew that in doing so, they were guilty … (51 comments)

richard weisser: The 2009 Peachtree City Georgia Fireworks display is sure to please all 4th of July enthusiasts. - 07/02/09 01:49 PM
The 2009 Peachtree City Fourth of July fireworks display will begin at 9:30 P.M. on Saturday. Peachtree City has a tradition of offering the best pyrotechnics on the South side of Atlanta, and the show is always spectacular.
With Lake Peachtree used as a reflecting pool, the plethora of colors and sounds is a magical mix of awe-inspiring light and color and deafening sound!
If you are planning to attend the festivities, be sure to arrive early. The popularity of the annual gala increases every year, and traffic can be a nuisance. Be sure to park in designated areas and being … (24 comments)

richard weisser: "There ain't no cure for the summertime blues!" (with apologies to Eddie Cochran.) - 07/01/09 11:25 PM
I don't know if it's because the Fourth of July holiday is just days away, or if it's due to the hot weather, or maybe it's just the drudgery of working long hours everyday, but I've got a bad case of the Summertime Blues.
And that's a shame, because as a kid, I loved summer. The long, free days of being able to do exactly what you wanted to do when you wanted to do it cloaked me in a mantle of euphoria that I have not been able to wear since those days of yore.
Every day brought a new … (20 comments)

richard weisser: Selling a home in today's market is difficult, but it is not impossible if you fully understand the reality of what you are up against! - 06/30/09 11:44 PM
I have been doing a lot of listing presentations lately. Most of these would-be sellers are homeowners that are not in arrears on their mortgage payments, and that own houses that few first-time homebuyers can afford. They are really caught in the pinch.
As I start my presentation, I tell the potential sellers that there are certain inescapable realities with which one must come to terms if they are going to be successful in the quest for a consummated sale.
Once these market driven tenets are understood, the process of selling a non-distressed property can be accelerated.
Here are some of those … (17 comments)

richard weisser: Am I ever glad that I couldn't sleep last night ... I learned that I could become a millionaire by buying real estate with no money down! - 06/28/09 11:43 PM
Insomnia could be a wonderful thing. Without it, how would I know that I could be making millions by buying real estate with no credit and no money down or at government tax sales.
And, lucky for me, the fellows that discovered these secrets are willing to share them with the rest of the world! Oh, goody-goody for us, we can all be millionaires in just a few months.
All we have to do is employ their "proven techniques" and we can have "net worths" in the millions! And the best part about is that they are not in it for the … (26 comments)

richard weisser: The Newnan Real Estate Community celebrates my birthday with a huge bash at ERA United Realty! - 06/25/09 12:14 PM
Today being my birthday, the Coweta County Georgia real estate elite all gathered at our Newnan location today for a huge extravaganza at our brand new facility!
Guests were treated to grilled hot dogs and hamburgers with all of the fixings, followed by the southern classic banana pudding.
Guests began arriving at 3 P.M. and partied hearty until 7. All reports seem to indicate that a good time was had by all that attended!
And being the munificent man that I am, I suggested that since everyone was here anyway, we might as well do an "Open House" to show off … (35 comments)

richard weisser: When did the concept of saving money for the "bad times" go away? If we don't take care of ourselves, who will? - 06/24/09 11:34 PM
I am constantly amazed at the number of people that I encounter through the course of my business that have excellent income and yet have no ready cash. Nada, zilch, zippo saved for a "rainy day" or as a safety net.
And don't even think about the possibility of putting money down on a house. After all, why would you want to hedge your investment by inserting a little "wiggle room" right from the get-go.
I can't imagine how this is possible. Saving money isn't just an option for the wealthy, it is a even more of a necessity for those … (24 comments)

richard weisser: Airplanes in flight. A photographic study on another not so wordless weekday. - 06/24/09 01:34 PM
One of my favorite photographic challenges is capturing airplanes in flight. There is just something awesome about attempting to freeze frame the huge metal giants speeding overhead at 160 knots.
In addition to the technical obstacles, you may also have to contend with airport security. Most areas around airports are now restricted and you may need a permit to get the shot you want.
Use a fast lens, and learn to "track" the airplane in flight. It takes a little practice, but you can learn to predict the line of flight and move the camera on the correct trajectory.
The resulting photos can … (14 comments)

richard weisser: When things go wrong, sometimes they REALLY go wrong. Poor decision making cost me today! - 06/23/09 11:35 AM
Most of our biggest problems occur after a series of errors. It's usually not one mistake that wreaks havoc, but a combination of careless decisions that can lead to a lot of inconvenience.
Since my birthday is this week, I had to make the annual pilgrimage to the Coweta County Tax Assessor to pay the tax on my cars and get my new decals.
Because it was a beautiful morning, I decided to take my 1990 Miata. That was the first mistake.
Since it is an open convertible, I decided to lock my briefcase, computer and camera in the trunk so … (32 comments)

richard weisser: Your perspective always depends on where you are. How do you expect to see anything differently if you stay in the same place? - 06/22/09 11:45 PM
Perspective is always determined by point of view. How we see things both visually and cognitively is always bounded by our frame of reference. The constraints of our system of thought restrict our ability to see beyond the familiar.
Therefore, in order to gain a new perspective, we must address one or all of the previously declared premises. To achieve a fresh outlook, we could:
Change our point of view. Use our imagination. Implement new systems. All of the above!  And although euphemisms and clichés abound to describe the phenomenon of creative adaptation, I shall refrain from using them. It isn't … (13 comments)

richard weisser: The role of fatherhood has changed over the years, but that doesn't change how I feel about my dad! - 06/21/09 01:09 AM
The role of being a dad has changed a lot in my lifetime. When I was a young boy, the tradition of the working father and stay at home mother was still in full effect. As a matter of fact, I can't remember that any of my friend's mothers had jobs.
Fathers were the breadwinners and the head of the household. And this clear definition of responsibilities always affected the relationship between father and offspring.
Fathers were forced into the position of disciplinarian, while mothers primarily assumed the responsibility of nurturing. It was a scenario that was common in nearly every … (49 comments)

richard weisser: The longest day of the year is upon us, but did you ever wonder what official astronomical event marks the first day of summer? - 06/19/09 11:22 PM
At approximately 1:45 A.M. EDT tomorrow morning (11:45 P.M. today PDT) the sun will be positioned directly above the Tropic of Cancer and summer will "officially" commence. This is the northernmost latitude position the sun will achieve this year.
The Summer Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere marks the day which has the longest period of daylight, and depending on how far north you live, the length of the day can be dramatic.
For instance, in Fairbanks Alaska (longitude W147.8, latitude N64.8,) the sun rose at 2:59 A.M. this morning (ADT) and won't set until 12:47 A.M. tomorrow! That's less than two … (16 comments)

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