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The Art of Living - 08/29/12 09:34 AM
What can one say, other than that Lou breaks it down like no other. We can blame the universe if we want to, but before you do take a look in the mirror...it's your choice, you choose. Via Lou Ludwig CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC, e-PRO, (Ludwig & Associates): Motivational Power Quote
The Art of Living “The art of living lies less in eliminating our troubles than in growing with them.” Bernard M. Baruch 1870 – 1965, American Financier, Statesman
As I see it . . . . . . . The art of living
We are (6 comments)
Introducing Cheryl Thomson, REALTOR®, U.S. Army (Retired), Prince William County, VA - 08/29/12 07:34 AM
Introducing Cheryl Thomson, REALTOR®, U.S. Army (Retired), Prince William County, VA After graduating high school I joined the Army immediately after. Spent most of my tenure overseas. So much to see, I was fascinated by many different cultures and wanted more. Before I knew it I was submitting my paperwork for retirement in 2002. After proudly serving my country for 20 years I needed to refocus and begin a new life. After becoming a government contractor for 5 years I soon realized being an employee was no longer a desire and needed to do what excited me. I wanted to become (5 comments)
The Top Do’s & Don’ts When Selling Your Home - 08/29/12 05:35 AM
Selling your home does not have to be ardous once you know WHAT to do. Below is a list of things to make the process a lot smoother. Kristine you rock! Via Kristine Ginsberg Morris County, NJ Stager (Morris County, NJ: Elite Staging and Redesign, LLC): The Top Do’s and Don’ts When Selling Your Home As a Morris County, NJ Home Stager there are universal do’s and don’ts when it comes to selling your home. Let’s cut right to the chase… Selling Don’ts 1. Think you know more than your Realtor and insist on listing your home over what your Realtor advises. (4 comments)
5 Reasons Why Buyers Should Save Their Closing Costs Too - 08/26/12 01:07 PM
A buyer can't take it for granted that a seller is going to pay ALL or any of your closing costs. I had a simliar situation where a client wanted that to happen. Tni did a great job of outlining what you can do...just in case. Via Tni LeBlanc REALTOR® Santa Maria CA Homes Central Coast: 5 Reasons Why Buyers Should Save Their Closing Costs TooIt’s a competitive real estate market out there in Santa Maria and Orcutt CA for buyers and many are wondering what they can do to get an accepted offer. Being able to pay your own closing costs can (13 comments)
I Lost the Listing But Earned a Client - 08/19/12 02:59 PM
Debbie gives you a perfect example of how successful your reputation can become in real estate as long as your professional no matter the outcome. Via Debbie Reynolds, "The Real Debbie Reynolds" (Prudential PenFed Realty): I Lost the Listing But Earned a Client. It isn’t often that you lose a listing and come out way ahead. Years ago when I was working FSBO’s, I gave a very good listing presentation to some sellers. They called me back and told me that they were giving the listing to a “friend in real estate” and hoped I understood. The seller went on to praise (6 comments)
Senior Citizen Discounts You Have to Ask For! - 08/19/12 11:57 AM
I know for those of us at this point or getting close to it, understand...Margaret you know we are so pleased you took the time to put it on a list. Like she said, you just have to ask! Via HomeRome Realty Author:Real Estate the Rome Way 410-530-2400:
Senior Citizen Discounts You Have To Ask For! Please share this list with your clients, friends and family. I was surprised to see how many discounts there are and with some starting at age fifty. But remember you have to ask for these discounts!
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Unrealistic sellers seem to be more of the rule than the exception - 08/13/12 07:43 AM
Unrealistic sellers seem to be more of the rule than the exception. I don't know how many blogs have been written about this, how many times REALTORs® talk about it, however, it seems to not reach the ears of many sellers. What you paid and put into your home yesterday IS NOT what the MARKET dictates TODAY...period. A buyer will ONLY pay for a home what they believe it is worth. There is no fancy formula or takes a rocket scientist to figure it out. Neighboring comparables will be used. Whether the home down the street is a short sale, (57 comments)
When A Ditch Becomes A Canyon, Or Just Another Day of Real Estate Negotiations - 08/08/12 04:28 PM
I'm a strong believer that if you want something to work it will and you will do anything humanly possible. Negotiations in real estate can work relatively easy IF YOU WANT IT TO. Sometimes thinking outside of the box is needed. Liz and Bill were very creative enough to share their thoughts. Via Liz and Bill Spear RE/MAX Elite Warren County Ohio: Cincinnati to Dayton (513.265.3004 www.LizTour.com): When A Ditch Becomes A Canyon, Or Just Another Day of Real Estate Negotiations Whether you're a listing agent or buyer's agent, you've encountered the scenario. Buyers and sellers start negotiations a decent distance apart, but (2 comments)
Be there or be square, 2012 Arlington County Fair - 08/08/12 10:15 AM
Be there or be square at the 2012 Arlington County Fair Starting tonight Aug 8, 2012 5 pm through Aug 12, 2012 until 10 pm. Location is at the Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 2nd Street South, Arlington, VA 22204. Admission is free. Indoor and Outdoor Entertainment of all ages. Food, music, fair and festivities. Residents of Arlington and Northern Virginia should come out to enjoy competitive exhibits, midway rides and games, entertainment, vendors, and more. Shuttle service will be provided from locations throughout Arlington. For more information click http://arlingtoncountyfair.us/. (10 comments)
3 Finished level cozy end unit T/H in Montclair, Dumfries VA - For Rent - 08/06/12 09:29 AM
3 Finished level cozy end unit T/H in Montclair, Dumfries VA For Rent Avail 1 Sep 2012 2 bedroom/3.5 bath only $1,425 per month Living, Dining area, gas fireplace, with front porch Access to beach/lake & Golf Walking distance to bus, pool and shops at Southlake. Close to Quantico, Ft Belvoir and VRE. Commuter buses to Pentagon, D.C. Finished basement with full bath (6 comments)
Woodbridge, Virginia's 2012 Sales Tax Holiday School Supplies/Clothing - 08/02/12 06:02 PM
Woodbridge, Virginia's 2012 Sales Tax Holiday School Supplies/Clothing If you have children still in school you may want to take advantage of purchasing school supplies and clothing including footwear starting tomorrow Friday Aug 3 until Sunday Aug 5 2012. These items will be exempt from Virginia’s 5% sales tax, as well as any local sales tax. To be eligible, school supply items must be priced at $20 or less, and each eligible article of clothing and footwear must be priced at $100 or less. Click on the following URL Lists of Exempt School Supplies and Exempt Clothing and Footwear for (8 comments)
The largest county fair in Virginia is back in Prince William County￼ - 08/02/12 02:46 PM
The largest county fair in Virginia is back in Prince William County.￼ Prince William County’s 63rd Annual Fair returns to Manassas City on August 10 to August 18, 2012, starting at 12pm - 12 am at the Prince William County Fairgrounds located at 10624 Dumfries Road, Manassas, VA 20112. Free for all active duty military. It is certainly a day for your entire family to attend. You don’t want to miss it! I especially enjoy the Demolition Derbie and Monster Trucks...carnival rides, games, baby contests, a rodeo, livestock exhibit, live music, and a variety of midway shows and more! For more (6 comments)
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