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Via Jenny Kotulak Oakville Real Estate (Broker RE/MAX Aboutowne Realty Corp. Oakville, Ontario): But why isn't it? There are lots of reasons, none of which I am going to delve into in this post. This post is just about making the time for that walk in the park. Or a stroll by the lake, or a hike in a forest, or even just a quick jaunt around the block. Get outside into the fresh air. It clears your head and it's great for your heart. Take the time to really look and listen. You never know what you may encounter.
Reduce your office expenses... - 11/19/09 07:43 AM
From yesterday's Did you know... On Average, US office employees generate 1 1/2 pounds of paper each work day. Paper is one of the largest expenses per employee and office has. To streamline your paper costs here are some tips: Reducing images to be printed by using routing lists, e-mail, electronic faxing, online viewing and reduding print overruns. Increasing the amount of two-sided copying and printing. Reducing page sizes and printing 4 pages on one sheet. Reusing paper by making scratch pads from paper used only on one side. Conducting employee awareness campaigns but paper waste, hold a office contest for (10 comments)
Via ROBERT A.SWETZ - Commercial Real Estate (Commercial Real Estate - www.VegasBuildingsForSale.com): "Good Morning Activerain Members" I would like to wish everyone a good morning to you and as we get closer to the end on November 2009, and where did the year go? When ever we get towards the end of the year we think back to the begining as a whole on our ups & downs, and what we can do to change coming into the new year. Let's think positive and try to create a good start in the next year to come! And "Good Morning" from Las (1 comments)
RE Class to Start Soon - 11/18/09 03:00 PM
Howdy folks of Northern NH. If you know anyone who is interested in acquiring the 40 hours of pre-Licensing class for Real Estate salesperson of 40 of the 60 hours needed for becoming a broker in NH; an new class will be starting in Northumberland in December 5th. Please have interested persons e-mail me at email@example.com or call me at 636-2626 I will be ordering class materials on November 27th. Thanks be spreading the word... (0 comments)
Via Steve Hoffacker - Real Estate Sales & Marketing Consulting and Strategies (Hoffacker Associates LLC): If you are enthusiastic about your business and the opportunities you have to interact with the public, if you are passioante about your business and the way you deliver your product or service to the marketplace, and you are a delight to talk with because of your attitude, then you will do well. Today has been a great day. i have been fortunate to have had several conversations with such individuals. They are a real joy to be around, and the success of their businesses are evidence (1 comments)
Tips to improve your credit score - 11/15/09 10:44 AM
Top Tips to Improve your Credit 1. Review your current credit report for accuracy. Everyone is entitled to one free credit report per year from each of the three credit bureaus-Experian, Equifax, and TransUnion. Get a copy of your credit report and look at it for accuracy. First, make sure that the information in your file is about you and only you, not someone who has a similar name or a similar Social Security number. It is very common for your credit reports to have mistakes or incorrect information. At a minimum, make sure that the information you are being evaluated (7 comments)
Via Marte Cliff (Marte Cliff Copywriting): A couple of days ago I reblogged Clint Miller’s excellent post on things you must do if you plan to be a successful real estate sales person. One of the points he made was that it is vital to stick to a set working schedule – not allow yourself to decide that you don’t feel like working today. I agree with him. I also think it’s important to “Work when you’re working.” I can’t count how many times I’ve watched real estate agents sitting at their desks gossiping, or shopping on line, or playing video (1 comments)
Via Laura Giannotta Keller Williams Atlantic (Keller Williams Atlantic Shore ): A friend of mine watches her grandson after school because both parents work. Sean is in second grade and never ceases to amaze her. It seems Sean came home from school last week and announced that they had learned how to make ‘babies' in school that day. My friend was a little shocked; after all we never learned that in second grade. But she took a deep breath and trying to remain calm said, "That's interesting Sean, how do you make babies?" Munching his after school cookies, Sean said, "It's really (3 comments)
Via Kevin Cavanaugh Associate Broker, ABR (Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate - Rand Realty):
This was taken this year in August to honor the 812 Military Police returning from Iraq. The parade was held in Tappan, NY in Rockland County. It was quite a nice time and also very moving during the ceremony. It makes you really appreciate what these men and women are asked to do. Have a great day everyone.
FOR ALL YOUR ROCKLAND COUNTY, NY REAL ESTATE NEEDS, CONTACT ME AT KEVINCAVANAUGHONLINE.COM
Via Richard Iarossi, Crofton MD Real Estate, Annapolis MD Real Estate (Long and Foster® Real Estate, Inc.): Living in suburban Maryland, I'm only a short trip to Washington DC and the many memorials to our Veterans of all wars. I'm not able to go down there today but I've been there many times in the past. Here are a few photos from the past years visits. The military remembers it's own at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetary. Dedicated to those soldiers who's remains couldn't be identified. Known only to God.
On Wednesday we remember our brave serviceman, "Veterans Day" I would like to extend a personal Thank You to all the men and women who serve and have served in the United States Armed Forces. Your service, dedication, and sacrifice are greatly appreciated, for we know that freedom isn't free. Also I extend a special note of sympathy to the families of Fort Hood. May God uphold you and comfort you in your time of grief.
From Scott Larson of Towne Square Realty in Monroe, Wisconsin “Your Realtor of the Region” (1 comments)
Via Debra Leisek (Broker Bay Realty Homer Alaska): It is snowing again... our winter has arrived and there is no turning back... it is snowing right now... but Winter in Alaska is beautiful ... and with the snow comes the snow machines and the cross country skiing and the dark winter nights with stars and northern lights... it is peaceful in the winter... there are plenty of things to do in the winter... and with the snow we get more and more guests thru the yard.... Peacefully grazing all the way......I don't need a zoom lens today!
Silent Saturday - I Love This Sign! - 11/07/09 10:02 AM
Too Funny must share.... Via Souza Realty - California (Lots & Land, Custom Construction): Silent Saturday - I Love This Sign! I took this photo at El Sol Winery in Livermore Wine Country, CA:
***************************************** "We Dream. We Design. We Build." Bob Souza & Leilani Souza, CRS, e-PRO, TRC
Keeping Healthy - 11/04/09 04:22 PM
This is a time of year when people are preparing for the cold and FLu season, getting their shots of the maybe strain that might occur or this year the swine flu. I have been doing something to prevent colds and increase my immunity and overall health for the past 3 months and I have never felt better. I use a system of natural herbs and supplements that have increased my energy levels, decreased my stress levels and have regulated my system as well as detox my system. I feel great. I just had my yearly physical and my doctor asked (9 comments)
Via Steve Loynd, Alpine Lakes Real Estate Inc., Loon Mt, NH.: I want property with no neighbors and a great view...I don't mind if it rural I just want some privacy!! O.K. how's this spot?
At the pointer of the three arrows above you can barely make out this home in Campton New Hampshire. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________ We are looking for 100+ acres, Water-frontage, and views of the mountains and ski slopes...and would prefer if it abutted conservation land as well.
This 114 acre property is beautiful has spectacular views and will require a bridge to be built to gain access (1 comments)
Via Debi Boucher - Memories DVDs Slideshows "Real Estate Showcase"/ Photographer (Memories DVDs "Bring your Photos to Life!"): Sharpening Photos Makes a Difference! Digital cameras, whether it is a point and shoot, or a DSLR produce inherently 'soft' photos. Sharpening your photos can make a big difference. When we use a resizing program to make our photos smaller for our blogs, the problem of 'softness' increases. Here are a couple examples - notice how much more detail is visible: Unsharpened Photoshop High Pass Filter at 2.0
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