david saks: Enjoy the Silence - 2014 Summer Video Challenge - 08/14/14 05:20 AM
 
I do Depeche Mode in this one for Bob's 2014 Summer Video Challenge.
You'll probably want to spend the rest of the day in solitary confinement after listening to this.
-DS-
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david saks: Have I Told You Lately - 2014 Summer Video Challenge - 08/14/14 05:15 AM
Here's the Second Installment for the 2014 Summer Video Challenge
My take on Van Morrison's old croon.
Keep the kleenex handy for the tears and the crud on the monitor.
Enjoy !
-DS-
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david saks: Lucy in the Sky - 2014 Summer Video Challenge - 08/14/14 05:09 AM
This is the first installment of three for Bob's 2014 Video Challenge.
Here's my take on the Beatles
You might have to wipe your screen off when it ends.
Dedicated to the great Gabe Sanders.
Enjoy !
-DS-
 
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david saks: Let's Meet In Memphis ! Elvis Week 2014 ! - 08/06/14 06:53 AM
ActiveRain
2014
Summertime Meetup in Memphis
 
 
It's Elvis Week !
 

                                                                          Starbucks 1850 Union Ave
Memphis, Tennessee
  Sunday
August 10, 2014
11:30AM till 1:00 PM

 

You'll receive 1,000 points for your attendance !
Many thanks to:

Kerrie LaGuardia ActiveRain Community Manager
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david saks: Little Deuce Coupe - 08/06/14 02:49 AM
This was recorded a few years ago
 
by friends at the University of Mremphis
 
in the cold of winter, on an
 
old piano inside of a cabana with no heat.
 
I was skinny and looked like an old  beatnik.
 
Enjoy !
 
-DS-
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david saks: Inspirational Photo Moment For Real Estate Agents - 08/06/14 12:17 AM

Monty Hall
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david saks: The Reason I Stick Around - "You" Part 3 - 08/05/14 02:01 PM
Thank you.
My hopes are for your continued success.
Always,
-David-
 
 Part 1
http://activerain.com/blogsview/4459079/the-reason-i-stick-around---you---my-subscriber-part-1

Part 2
http://activerain.com/blogsview/4459101/the-reason-i-stick-around----you----my-subscriber-part-2

Part 3
http://activerain.com/blogsview/4459102/the-reason-i-stick-around----you----my-subscriber-part-3
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david saks: The Reason I Stick Around - "You" Part 2 - 08/05/14 01:57 PM
Thank you.
-David-
 Part 1
http://activerain.com/blogsview/4459079/the-reason-i-stick-around---you---my-subscriber-part-1

Part 2
http://activerain.com/blogsview/4459101/the-reason-i-stick-around----you----my-subscriber-part-2

Part 3
http://activerain.com/blogsview/4459102/the-reason-i-stick-around----you----my-subscriber-part-3
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david saks: The Reason I Stick Around - "You" Part 1 - 08/05/14 01:33 PM
Thank you !
It has been my great privilege !
-David-
 
 Part 1
http://activerain.com/blogsview/4459079/the-reason-i-stick-around---you---my-subscriber-part-1

Part 2
http://activerain.com/blogsview/4459101/the-reason-i-stick-around----you----my-subscriber-part-2

Part 3
http://activerain.com/blogsview/4459102/the-reason-i-stick-around----you----my-subscriber-part-3
  … (4 comments)

david saks: Renting Up, Homeownership Down - 08/05/14 06:07 AM
 
Renting Up, Homeownership Down

 
Commerce Department figures show that U.S. homeownership hit a 19-year low in this year's April-through-June period as tight finances continued to drive Americans toward renting.
The seasonally adjusted homeownership rate slipped from 65.0 percent as of March 31 to 64.8 percent, the lowest level since 1995's second quarter.
Economists now predict homeownership could fall even further as banks maintain tight underwriting and wage growth remains sluggish.
IHS Global Insight economist Patrick Newport states,
"We are becoming more of a rental society. It's becoming harder to own a home."
People who lost … (4 comments)

david saks: The ActiveRain Point System : It's Important - 08/01/14 05:32 AM
I posted this a long time ago, originally in 2008 and revised in 2012.
You might enjoy it again along with the many, many comments.
original post here:
http://activerain.com/blogsview/527745/active-rain-s-point-system---it-s-important

A REALTOR®  posted a blog in 2008 suggesting that Active Rain points were useless, misleading and ego driven.
My reply was:
Not true ! 
The point scoring system is very crucial, has great significance and clearly identifies the mutual and reciprocal action of our members and their interaction.
The point system also clearly demonstrates the act of sharing in the activities of a group, more specifically any Active Rain group.
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david saks: ActiveRain - Real Estate Business Platform or Topical Blog Contest ??? - 07/13/14 03:19 PM
The Blog Points Piggies are at it again !

They're Capitalizing on Bob's
Googlethon Points Extravaganza Before Midnight

The employment of cronyism for the recognition of content mediocrity sent the AR community into a frenzy to beat the
11:59 pm deadline.

And rack up points.

And even screwed up the AR Scoreboard Machine !

 
Maybe someone should call the referee ?

 
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david saks: My Cat On the Moon - 07/10/14 05:19 AM
Can you watch this without falling out of your chair laughing ?
 
My cat, Max Mewsic loves traveling to the moon and back.
He'll sit in his moon chair all day waiting for lift off.
 
He's almost fifteen years old, by the way,
and not a day over two in spirit and health.
 
Enjoy !
 
-DS-
 
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david saks: ActiveRain 2014 Summertime Meetup in Memphis - It's Elvis Week ! - 07/05/14 07:05 AM
ActiveRain
2014
Summertime Meetup in Memphis
 
It's Elvis Week !
 

                                                                          Starbucks 1850 Union Ave
Memphis, Tennessee
  Sunday
August 10, 2014
11:30AM till 1:00 PM

 

You'll receive 1,000 points for your attendance !
Many thanks to:

Kerrie LaGuardia ActiveRain Community Manager
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david saks: Keep Your Pets Safe on the Fourth of July - 07/01/14 03:30 PM
A friend sent this to me and I want to share it with you.
This little guy could be protecting his ears from
the loud noise and his eyes from the flash of the fireworks.
Keep Your Pets Safe America's birthday is just a few days away, which means it's time to celebrate with barbecues, friends and family and, of course, fireworks.
While this holiday is fun and exciting for we humans, it could cause some distress for our furry friends, as it has the potential to put their well being in danger. To keep your pets safe this … (12 comments)

david saks: Here's a Goody - Real Estate Agent Steals Woman's Underwear On Cam - 06/26/14 06:50 AM
Here's a good one. Published on Mar 7, 2013
Secret footage shows Stephen Brumme of Silver Spring, Maryland, rifling through the homeowner's closets and drawers in the property's master bedroom.
From YouTube
from the New York Daily News for more.
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david saks: Cooking Bar-BQ or The Books ? AR Blast From the Past - March 17, 2008 - 06/24/14 02:34 AM
Cooking Bar-B-Q or The Books ?
  By David Saks Education & Training with The Real Estate Mart of Tennessee, Inc. TN LIC# 290452 Email Short URL             March 17, 2008 07:47 PM Many of our homeowners whose residences are in foreclosure have been subjected to fraud, deception and unfair dealing by home equity purchasers, savings banks, commercial banks, mortgage companies, credit unions, savings and loan associations, mortgage brokers, realtors, appraisers, closing attorneys and other unprincipled in the housing financing sector working under deceitful pretenses. The recent rapid escalation of home values, particularly in urban … (0 comments)

david saks: Realtor.Com Trashed and Slammed With Denial of Service Attacks - 06/23/14 06:28 PM
Realtor.Com Has Been Down Due to a Disputed Denial of Service Attack
Move, Inc. operates realtor.com®, the official website of the National Association of REALTORS®. Move, Inc., a leading provider of online real estate services, reports that is continuing to combat the distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack, which has interrupted its websites’ operations since it began mid-day June 17. Move’s technical team is working around-the-clock with the Prolexic division of Akamai Technologies, Inc., a leading DDoS mitigation service provider; other Internet security experts; and its network service providers to mitigate the attack and quickly restore operations. Move, Inc. is posting … (6 comments)

david saks: Is the Realtor® Brand A National Conspiracy That Restricts Fair Trade? - 06/23/14 05:05 PM
 

 
Quote:


"The NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® has
seen its membership decline 21 percent from its
peak of 1.35 million members in 2006 to 1.06
million in 2010. The numbers will likely be down
in 2011 as well."

Stacey Moncrieff, editor in chief for REALTOR®
Magazine and managing director of publishing for
the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®.

Realtor Magazine April 2011
Before we start cheerleading again, like we did ten years ago, a glimpse at the past wouldn't hurt: Here's my original post from February 2013 Is the Realtor® Brand A National … (2 comments)

david saks: Make Tennessee Your Next Vacation This Summer ! Ya'll Come ! - 06/16/14 03:42 AM
                                  
Welcome all to the Great State of Tennessee !
Consider visiting my home state this summer.
 
Here are some facts & trivia about my beautiful state for you:
 
Tennessee Facts & Trivia
 
 
The city of Kingston served as Tennessee's state capital for one day (September 21, 1807) as a result of treaties negotiated with the Cherokee Indians. The two-hour legislative session passed two resolutions and adjourned back to Knoxville.
  Andrew Johnson held every elective office at the local, state, and federal level, including President of the United States. He was elected alderman, mayor, state representative, … (4 comments)

 
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