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Dell Mini 10v refurbished for as low as $170 shipped. I absolutely LOVE my Dell Mini 10v. I can't tell you how many I have bought for gifts, or for friends etc. So finally I'm going to just write out the steps to get one, so I don't need to be the one buying it for everyone. Why do I love it? It is 2.5 pounds. It is fast, and even does video/youtube. Built in wireless. 92% keyboard (better than the Mini 12 keyboard actually). The charger is tiny like a cell charger. It lasts 3 hours on a regular (24 comments)
Do Miracle Deals Exist? That Haystack Needle? - 09/28/09 12:04 PM
Too frequently, I get an email from somebody that has been following my blog and tweets for months and is now ready to buy! I get the details of this person’s dream home, including number of bedrooms, lot size and location (don’t get me wrong, most buyers still do their own searching). But then they end the email with a catch. “Oh, but the only problem is our maximum is $400k." Meanwhile, homes in this area sell for $550k. What to do with buyers wanting the IMPOSSIBLE? 1) Reply that they are nuts and spend an hour explaining why. 2) Ignore (2 comments)
"Home Inspection For Information Purposes Only" Hell no. - 09/28/09 11:38 AM
You've seen them, and maybe you have used them. The "Home Inspection for Information Purposes Only." (coupled with no home inspection contingency, ie, no back and forth, no walkingg after the inspection) What the hell is that? It is a trick, is what it is. In my first year, I let one agent do this, thinking it would build goodwill, and it backfired. They did it during the HOA review period and backed out over something stupidly small! (Sidenote, I was able to keep $3,000 of the deposit for my client. Why? Because the idiot put on my voicemail that he (10 comments)
Why is every Realtor #1 or Top 1%. Uncovering the secret. - 09/26/09 05:38 PM
He's #1, She's #1, Everyone is top 1%! Heck, even I was #1, once. How is that possible? How can everyone be #1? Well here is how it works. 1) Consolidation with Teams This is where a Realtor becomes a "Team." or skips the "team" title but has others working under them. The agents within this team are instructed to funnel all their deals through one agent (when an agent sells a home, they have to enter in an Agent ID#, instead of giving credit to the actual agent, they put in the AgentID of the team leader). Why would they (22 comments)
YouMail.com should be called YouWOW! - 09/18/09 09:05 AM
This is a MUST HAVE. So Don't think "Will I" instead think "How do I sign up?" (This is not a paid advertisement, though I should get paid.) YouMail.com Rocks. It is like the ShamWOW of the world of voicemail. (This is not a paid advertisement, though I should get paid.) YouMail.com does two main things. One for free and one for $7 a mo. (Before I get started, the basics of Youmail is you have your unanswered calls forward to Youmail's special number, so it acts as your voicemail) 1) FREE: Customized voicemails PER incoming caller ID number. So you (99 comments)
Update: Sept 20th, the link to voting is hard to find on NVAR's site, so use this link to get there directly: http://tinyurl.com/NVAR-VOTE Update Sept 10th. Preliminary results are in! Frank is in 2nd to last place! Updated Sept 9th 2009: Voting began! (please Tweet/Repost etc) Vote through Oct 8th 2009.
Also here is my 1 hour class from VAR Convention on using Video for Realtors for FREE. Hello my name is Frank Borges LL0SA, broker for FranklyRealty.com and I'm once again on the ballot for the Northern Virginia Association of REALTORS NVAR 2010 Board of Directors election. (12 comments)
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