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End of July already, only 4 wks left - 07/30/08 08:07 PM
here it is the end of July and only 4 wks left in the summer for those of us in the northeast. we haven't been to our pool yet, how about you. our weekends seem to fly by, our plan was to take fridays off during the summer this year.. so far we have only done that twice but have not gotten in the pool either time. i have been in the pool at the gym does that count? just wondering. how is your summer going? are you doing the fun things you want to do. let's not loose august.. get (3 comments)
Prepping your house to sell - 07/30/08 07:43 PM
Basics of prepping your house to sell by Bill Farragher This is not staging but will help. I usually recommend that you consult a stager to see what their recommendations are. That is what they do, they have an eye and a knack for making your house look like a model home. In this market, where buyers have multiple choices and no rush to purchase preparing to sell can make a difference. The following tips have been suggested by many different people in many different ways but I am going to put them out in simple format, no icing, no sugar (3 comments)
what does the bailout mean to the market - 07/28/08 09:41 PM
The house and the senate have both approved their proposals for the bailout of the mortgage industry now what does that mean to the rest of the industry. Are they going to implement new rules to prevent it from happening again? Will this bring the inventory down because less homes will be going into pre-foreclosure and foreclosure? What percentage of the current homeowners that are in trouble really want to keep their homes? Once again we are faced with trying to figure out the best way to educate our clients. None of us have a crystal ball. I would love to (3 comments)
staying in shape, don't use the microwave - 07/28/08 09:31 PM
We have been going to the gym a few days a week after work. In the beginning it was rough, didn't feel like it but we did it anyway. Now we look forward to it. One of the things that most people that just start out seem to complain about is they don't see results(after 1-2 weeks). I try to explain to them that you didn't get out of shape in 1-2 weeks what makes you think you can get back into shape that quick. The challenge is we live in a microwave society. Everyone wants everything yesterday without having to (1 comments)
Potts vs VOIP - 07/28/08 02:11 PM
As the technology moves forward there are things happening that we don't even realize. Just sat with a rep for a phone service. He talked about how the old T-1 lines can only handle 1.5 whatevers and the new fiber optic lines will be able to handle 100 whatevers. I only wanted to know can you save me money. Should have an answer tomorrow. We have our home phone on the internet line and that seems ok. Is it ok for business though? Our phone at home was out yesterday for awhile because of the storms but my landline in the (2 comments)
North Carolina Wedding - 07/26/08 03:56 PM
I have to tell you about our trip last week to North Carolina to go to a friends wedding. Karen doesn't like to fly so we drive everywhere. So as trips go this was a short one. We left Friday morning, dealt with the rush hour traffic until we got through Wash DC.. Once you get through DC it is amazing how much lighter the congestion is. We arrive at the resort. It is a beutiful place, one of the top rated golf courses(at least that is what they said), I don't play so I wouldn't have a clue. At the (0 comments)
Trip to Sussex County - 07/26/08 03:20 PM
My wife and I both grew up in Hudson County. Lived there most of our lives. We travel around the state to different counties for various reasons. Last night we were invited to a fellow franchisee's 5th anniversary party at her house. Which was located all the way up in Sussex county. We left the office at 4:40 to head up, we had a stop to make in Westfield at the Choclate Bar(which is the best choclate covered fruit in the state,IMO). Well not usually travelling in that direction on a Friday night during the summer, we forgot all about the weekend (4 comments)
Pet loss, tough to deal with it. - 07/09/08 10:53 PM
Karen and I had a little maltese. He was like the son we never had. Soaking wet he only weighed 6 lbs. I can remember the day we picked him up like it was yesterday. He was so small, only a few weeks old, he fit in the palm of your hand. I remember thinking, this is not a dog, this is going to be a dust mop. I thought I wanted a big dog. Little did I know how much I would come to love this little guy. Some of the things he did and got himself into are what (12 comments)
Wednesday morning and I gotta go - 07/08/08 11:53 PM
Go where you might ask. How about to bed it is almost 1:00 am and I have to get up at 7:00. Which is fine for me I usually go on 5 hours sleep a night anyway. Have a busy day so will attempt to get off here and get a good nights rest. See you all later if I get a chance. Have a Great Day and keep the listings coming. Sincerely, Bill
New ICE info - 07/07/08 10:19 PM
ICE= In Case of Emergency... You put the letters ICE as a contact on your cell phone then put who it is as a first name and the phone number in the number section. I have done a couple of posts on this already. I got some new information. Some people have their cell phone locked and this won't help them. Sometimes the phone can be damaged in an accident or thrown from the vehicle. So it is still recommended to put in your wallet a handwritten note with your emergency contact information on it. It might be a good idea (6 comments)
outlets~shopping - 07/06/08 01:23 PM
Well here it is Sunday afternoon and I've got to go. My sister-in-law and her husband are on their way. We are heading to the Jackson outlets. Have no idea what we are going for but it doesn't really matter. We will spend some time together as family. Come back home and have dinner and fun together.
Take care till later and have a Great Day. Sincerely, Bill
simple gesture~say thanks - 07/06/08 12:56 PM
http://www.gratitudecampaign.org:80/shortmovie.php The above link is a short video clip with information on how we can thank our troops when we see them in the streets. It is a simple gesture. Understand it and pass it along to everyone. I am going to continue to post this until more and more people grab hold of it and start to pass it on. If you care about our service men and women then take the time to let them know. Hope everyone had a great 4th of July. Enjoy the rest of the summer. Sicnerely, Bill (2 comments)
There is a link at the bottom of this post that you will want to see. I got this forwarded to me from one of my friends, Bob Khan. I don't know where it started. I think it is the best thing that I have seen in a long time. If you look at some of my previous blog entries you will see that I have a love for our country and our service people. I spent 4 years in the army as a finance specialist(pencil pusher). I was lucky to not have to go to any combat zones. (2 comments)
ICE what is it? - 07/04/08 09:35 PM
I posted this information in a previous blog but felt it important enough to have it own post. on your cell phone, in your contacts, put in ICE(that is the contact name), which stands for In Case of Emergency, then put in the phone # of the person that emergency personal should call. If you have more than one person you would like them to call then put ICE 1, ICE 2, etc. All emergency people know to look on the cell phone if you are unconscious and look up in the contacts ICE. I recently learned of this through my towns (12 comments)
Wedding Gifts How Much? - 07/02/08 11:59 PM
As I get older the number of weddings that I attend seems to diminish. When we do get invited we like to go. The age old question comes up, how much do you spend? Yes there are the bridal registry's. That gives you an idea of what the couple(bride)(lol) wants. As a professional I never want to come across as being cheap, how about you? With the cost of the weddings going through the roof, so fellow Active Rainers I ask you...How much per person do you spend to go to a wedding. We are going to a friends wedding in (3 comments)
Anthony Robbins training Yes or NO to - 07/01/08 11:21 PM
Hi All, Looking for some feedback. We had one of Anthony Robbins trainers in our office tonight doing a seminar. He had some great stuff. I knew before he came that he would be promoting some kind of workshop. I would like to know if any of you have been to his 4 day workshop "Unleash the power within" and what you thought of it. Do you think you got your moneys' worth? Has it helped you in other areas of your life? Have you kept in touch with any of the people that you met at the seminar? I am (3 comments)
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