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Procuring Cause: How can we make it less of an issue? - 04/30/11 11:54 PM
Procuring Cause: How can we make it less of an issue? If there was one word that would universally describe Procuring Cause in the real estate world, it would be "confusing." The general consensus among real estate agents is that there really is no easy definition of Procuring Cause. It ranges from one extreme (The first person to get the buyer to walk through the front door) to the other (Who cares, as long as I get paid). Most, if not all, real estate consumers have no clue what it is, either. In fact, trying to explain it to them can (15 comments)
These are a few of my favorite things. - 04/28/11 11:54 PM
These are a few of my favorite things. Social Media. Every 3rd person I meet seems to be a social media "expert". Even though I'm still learning a lot about SEO, WordPress, Hyper-Local marketing, etc., just because you were laid off from your job and had some cool tech-looking cards made, doesn't mean I should pay you thousands of dollars to get me to the top of Google. It might take me a minute, but I'll get there myself. If I need your help, I'll ask, thank you. PS. Follow me on Twitter! @EricMichaelRE Kroger brand Deluxe Churned Ice Cream. It (13 comments)
Do You Twitter? - 04/27/11 07:12 PM
Do you Twitter? I don't know about you, but I've been getting into Twitter a bit lately. I opened up my account at Twitter on August 1, 2010, but didn't do anything with it until recently. For the last week or so, I've been semi-addicted. There are all sorts of conversations about real estate, technology, personal thoughts and whatever you or anyone else decides they want to talk about. Pretty cool stuff. So far, I've really only talked to a couple of people on a regular basis. @AMelissa1 and Bill Spears, aka BLiz, from the @LizSpearteam. Followed closely by @realtormatthew, (21 comments)
Happy Easter! - 04/24/11 09:20 PM
Happy Easter! Hi everyone. Just wanted to write a little blog to say Happy Easter to everyone. My kids were up early, excited that "something" might have came to the house last night. They woke me up and demanded that I get up and come downstairs. So, I did. Even if it was slowly. (half to wake up, half to make them wait a little) The Easter egg hunt lasted about, oh, I don't know. Maybe 2.4 minutes. Just over a hundred plastic, candy or money-filled eggs. I wish they would clean up the house like that. My wife was already (7 comments)
Detroit Zoo Family Membership - 04/13/11 07:49 PM
Detroit Zoo Family Membership Wayne, Oakland and Macomb County residents receive $10 off any membership with zip code verification. Join Today, Save Money and Start Enjoying: Free Admission and Parking Exclusive Members-Only Entrances Discounts on Zoo Merchandise Reciprocal Discounts Nationwide Free Quarterly Magazine Subscription Free Zmail Subscription Members-Only Event Invitations Special Event and Class Discounts Free Admission to Wild Summer Nights The Detroit Zoo has something for everyone. Open year round, enjoy 100's of animals, electrifying experiences like the Wild Adventure Ride featuring Dino Island and Dino Island 2: Escape from Dino Island (May 27-Sept 5) and the Wild Adventure 3-D/4-D (10 comments)
I Hope I Don't Regret This - 04/13/11 05:27 PM
Hi everyone! I wrote a blog a couple months back (the link to it is below) about real estate auction sites and that I really didn't like them. Well, it turns out that a new friend of mine, Mitch Gover, has came up with a pretty good way to combat the downside of the already established auction sites. I had a long phone conversation with him this afternoon (my lunch was cold by the time we hung up) and I think you'll like this option. The biggest up-side to his new auction business is that there's really no down-side. Check it (0 comments)
Farmington, MI and Farmington Hills, MI Pothole Reporting and Repair Info - 04/10/11 08:58 PM
Farmington, MI and Farmington Hills, MI Pothole Reporting and Repair Info Isn't it amazing that potholes appear year after year, without fail? The main reason that they keep coming back is water: precipitation that shows up as ice, rain and snow then seeps into pavement cracks, freezes, causing the pavement and underlying roadbed material to expand. Temperatures eventually rise above freezing, the water melts, creating a cavity or void in the road. Potholes are mostly created when a vehicle drives over the cavity, cracking the pavement and loosens the roadbed material. More precipitation, another freezing/thawing cycle throughout the late winter and (5 comments)
Novi, MI Pothole Reporting and Repair Info - 04/10/11 05:22 PM
Novi, MI Pothole Reporting and Repair Info Isn't it amazing that potholes appear year after year, without fail? The main reason that they keep coming back is water: precipitation that shows up as rain, ice and snow seeps into pavement cracks, then freezes, causing the pavement and underlying roadbed material to expand. Temperatures eventually rise above freezing, the water melts, creating a cavity or void in the road. Potholes are then created when a vehicle drives over the cavity, cracking the pavement and loosens the roadbed material. More precipitation, more freezing/thawing throughout the late winter and early spring, team up to (0 comments)
Livonia, MI Spring Pothole Hotline is now Available - 04/09/11 08:19 PM
Livonia, MI Spring Pothole Hotline is now Available Winters in Livonia, MI are brutal. The freezing and thawing, freezing and thawing, over and over as Spring approaches brings out potholes. Lots of potholes. As frost leaves the ground, parts of the roads in Livonia, MI break apart creating potholes. There's "good news". There's now a Spring Pothole Hotline available. Report potholes on Livonia-maintained roads. They will be patch within two working days from being reported. Report potholes on neighborhood streets, half-mile roads and/or one of the Livonia major roads (Newburgh, Levan, Ann Arbor Trail and Schoolcraft). To report a (4 comments)
But They Told Me the Short Sale Was Already Approved! - 04/09/11 06:36 PM
A real estate friend of mine out in Las Vegas, Renee Burrows, recently wrote a blog about how a close acquaintance of hers was in the process of purchasing an "approved" short sale. There is No Such Thing as an APPROVED Short Sale! Each buyer has to be Approved by the bank(s) on a short sale. Contact Eric Michael if you need any Short Sale information in Michigan, and Renee Burrows if you're in Las Vegas, Nevada. Read the blog below for more info. Via Renee Burrows - Las Vegas Real Estate (702-580-1783) www.ShackDiva.com (The Force Realty -Realtor-Estate-Probate-REO-Short Sale): I have a (3 comments)
Northville, MI Parks and Recreation News for April 2011 - 04/07/11 07:57 PM
Northville, MI Parks and Recreation News for April 2011 The Spring and Summer Program registration has begun! Easy online registrations are accepted. Northville Parks and Recreation is now offering registration via internet for classes and activities. Save time using our secure online system with your own user name. This registration feature is FREE! Interested in signing up online? Register an account with the parks and rec department. Email us at email@example.com or give us a call at the office, 248.349.0203. Please email: head of household name(s) address phone number(s) names, birth dates (for all users) and current grade of household members (8 comments)
Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off Southfield, MI - 04/06/11 08:01 PM
Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off Southfield, MI When: Saturday, April 16, 2011 from 9am – 2pm Where: RRRASOC MRF. 20000 W. Eight Mile, Southfield. (enter via Mapleridge, one block east of Evergreen) (map) Residents of Southfield, Wixom, Farmington, Farmington Hills, Walled Lake, South Lyon, Lyon Township and Novi can participate in this drop-off with proper proof of residency. A few of the items you can dispose of are: Wood preservatives Nail polish Brake, transmission fluids Glue Small propane tanks For more info, and a full list of acceptable items to dispose of, call 248.208.2270 or visit www.rrasoc.org Have a great day! Eric... Household (4 comments)
Wixom, MI Household Hazardous Waste Event - 04/03/11 07:05 PM
Wixom, MI Household Hazardous Waste Event Wixom, MI Hazardous Household Materials Drop-off event. When: Sat, April 9, 10am – 1pm Where: 2041 Charms Road, Wixom, MI (map) Residents of Wixom, Farmington, Farmington Hills, South Lyon, Lyon Township, Southfield, Walled Lake and Novi can participate in this event with proper proof of residency. Some of the items you can dispose of are include: Bleach Fluorescent bulbs CPUs and Monitors Televisions Pesticides Drain Cleaners For a full list of acceptable items, go to www.rrrasoc.org or call 248.208.2270. Hope this helps! Eric...
Don't let this be your website. - 04/03/11 05:30 PM
Don't let this be your website. Working in real estate, sometimes I miss out on some of the things I'd like to watch. Sporting events, for instance. I don't have a t.v. at the office, so I try to keep up with things online. While it's not a big deal, I like to watch the Detroit Lions play (?) on Sundays or maybe catch the final round of this weeks golf tournament. Next week's Masters was what got me thinking about this. Over the last year or two, there was a website (that shall remain unnamed) that would let you (13 comments)
Could this be a scam? - 04/01/11 05:27 PM
I might be wrong, but I think this might be a scam. Here's the email exactly as I received it... Compliments of the day and God's blessings. I am glad to inform you that I havesuccessfully concluded the transaction, the money has been transferred toLondon.I suceeded through the assistant of Mr.Patrick Richmond who is a Londonbase business man, he cleared the fees and the fund was transfered to hisaccount.Currently I am in London with him and my wife and children.However, I did not forget you because you are the source of my success, youmade me what I am now though you (17 comments)
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