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Pay It Forward - Association Director - 06/29/11 11:40 PM
~ Pay It Forward - Association Director ~ Every year the Aurora Association of Realtors inducts a new president and we have an inaugural dinner and ceremony for the new president and board of directors. The term for the president is one year and for the board of directors is three years. The board is voted for by the REALTOR membership and the president is voted for by the current year directors. I served on the board of directors for two terms. It was a rewarding and learning experience. I always like to give back to those that have helped me along the way. (10 comments)
Fair Condition - 06/26/11 12:55 AM
~ Fair Condition ~ Recently I had a transaction go south due to the words of an appraiser on the appraisal report. The home was a bank owned property. My buyer was getting conventional financing through his credit union. The home was a typical foreclosed home or one in the condition that you would expect to see. The house was built in the late 60's and as most homes of this age, needed some updating. It had seen better days and hadn't had much love and care from its last owner. The yard needed work. The interior needed a good clean out, (12 comments)
Bad to the Bone - 06/16/11 12:02 AM
~ Bad to the Bone ~ A picture is worth a thousands words, they say. I have to agree. I'm not sure who made this famous, but I have to agree.
As you can see, I didn't have to say a word. the photos said it all. Kobi loved his steak bone. It was the perfect treat for the end of a beautiful day in Aurora, Colorado! I hope your day was as beautiful!
Looking For a Paperclip - 06/14/11 06:23 PM
~ Looking For a Paperclip ~ How often do we find paperclips lying around everywhere; in our car seats, on the car floor mats, all over our house, at the bottom of our purses, in pockets of clothing, everywhere. Right? I am always picking them up. If I only had a nickle for every one I picked up in my lifetime, I would be rich. (Okay, maybe not rich, but at least more money in the retirement account than I have now.) I wouldn't be able to even begin to guess how many paperclips could be found at the dump. Billions, (14 comments)
I think It May Have Been a Meth House - 06/12/11 11:46 PM
~ I Think It May Have Been a Meth House ~ I worked with some new buyers today. It was my first time out with them. They are of the younger generation and very tech savvy. I had sent them 3 lists of homes that met their criteria. They reviewed the homes I sent them and decided on 7 houses they would like to see. I called the listing offices and showing services to set the showings. This was quite interesting. Two of the properties refused the showing. Neither of them allowed for weekend showings. Really?? In this market?? (I wondered (12 comments)
Pay It Forward - HUD Help - 06/10/11 06:38 PM
~ Pay It Forward - HUD Help ~ I am well versed in the HUD process. And my broker knows this. So any time one of our 200 agents from our office has a question on HUDs, they get referred to me. This week I had two agents ask for my help. For one of the agents, I spent about an hour and a half going through the HUDhomestore website and how to write and submit a HUD bid. And for the other, I fielded 3 phone calls with random questions dealing with The Neighbor Next Door Program to deadlines and (14 comments)
A Light Side of a Dark Subject - 06/09/11 09:46 PM
~ A Light Side of a Dark Subject ~ A good friend of mine finally made that dreaded appointment. He knew he should have done it years ago, but like so many folks, he avoided it and turned the other check on the elephant in the room. He finally decided to face it head on. He called his doctor and scheduled his appointment for his colonoscopy. I was proud of him for doing so. Colon cancer is a Cancer that can be cured, if caught early enough. But because of the way it is tested for, it is all too often avoided. (18 comments)
I Missed the Contest Deadline - 06/07/11 06:15 PM
~ I Missed the Contest Deadline ~ Niki posted a contest to all of us back in May. He challenged us to create a photo collage on what ActiveRain meant to us. I am a novice when it comes to computers. They scare me a little. I know I need to be more confident and learn. Computers weren't around when I was in school. But I am trying to learn now. This computer technology stuff can be quite a challenge. I admire those that have conquered the computer. Getting back to the photo collage contest, (or should I say challenge?) I (14 comments)
Pay It Forward - I'll Take Your Photo - 06/05/11 09:46 PM
~ Pay It Forward - I'll Take Your Photo ~ On Friday night Dave and I went to the free concert at Southlands Mall in Aurora, Colorado. Hazel Miller was the performer. We truly enjoyed the concert. We ordered a pizza to go from Old Chicago's, which is located across from the pavilion where the concert was being held. After the concert ended, Dave and I decided to take a walk along all the shops and do do some window shopping. It was too nice of a night to waste being indoors. It was a beautiful evening and the weather was holding in the 70's. There (8 comments)
I just got through reading Thom's post on the Top 5 Regrets People Have on Their Deathbed. What a thought provoking post. I know that in our industry, it is difficult to get away from the work and try to enjoy life, especially in this kind of a market. But I don't want to have my life knowing I will have regrets. So, I think it is time to make some changes. What about you? Will you make some changes after you read this???
Via Thomas Ramon Realty Midtown Atlanta Real Estate: The Top 5 Regrets People Have on their Deathbed (5 comments)
All Work and No Pay Today - 06/02/11 12:33 AM
~ All Work and No Pay Today ~ Have you ever had one of those days when you work your butt off to put things together and the puzzle pieces you are working with just don't seem to fit? Well I have a puzzle that is still not put together despite all of my efforts. I have been working on this since before the weekend. I have a listing in Aurora that I received on offer on over the weekend. We have gone back and forth trying to come to an acceptable agreement between the buyer and the seller. The sellers also had (12 comments)
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