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Little Things To Cheer up My Business Partner - 06/28/11 01:48 PM
My business partner, Belinda, has been working very hard lately. She is working non-stop and sometimes gets a little cranky. Today was a morning of working in the office and since I get there before she does, I stopped and bought a bright bouquet of flowers to cheer her up. She came in lugging her briefcase in one hand and diet pepsi in the other. She wasn't smiling. She went to sit down at her desk and SURPRISE, there were flowers sitting there just for her. She has been cheerful and smiling ever since. If only I knew that this is (18 comments)
What happened to our sign? - 06/28/11 10:33 AM
Yesterday was an interesting day. We received an email from one of our clients that somehow, some way, our flyer box was smashed. When I got there, I discovered also that not only the flyer box smashed but our sign was laying on the ground with a big dent in it. Our client said maybe the landscaping crew backed into it early in the morning or maybe it was a snow plow. Oh wait, it is summer now. I wish he would have mentioned the sign. I would have taken a new one down. (12 comments)
Half the year is almost over - 06/27/11 10:23 AM
Half the year is almost over. Boy, am I glad that we still have over a half year left. The first six months have been great and I am so looking forward to a better next 6 months. I have made lots of friends on AR and have learned so much from all the great BLOGS from all of you. From Russel, to Barbara in Dallas, to Elizabeth to Roy to Judith and so many more, you have helped me and have taught me so much. But you did not tell me at the beginning that I would be addicted to (9 comments)
Pay it Forward - Hedging in the Heat - 06/26/11 12:32 PM
Pay it Forward - Hedging in the Heat How do you help a 87 year old man, who is moving to assisted living and wants to sell his home? This past week I took from 7 am until noon to help my wife's uncle who has 6 kids (but only 4 live in the area) trim his over grown brushes with one of his daugthers. He is moving from a home that has seen 6 kids and a loving wife which he has enjoyed for the last 51 years. He is not thrilled about moving but due to a fall in (14 comments)
New Listing in Strasburg - 55456 E. Tomahawk Ave - 06/26/11 11:08 AM
JUST LISTED! 55456 E Tomahawk Ave., Strasburg, CO 80136 Offered at $289,500 Ranch style home on 2.45 acres - zoned for horses Finished square feet is 3562 including the finished basement. Hardwood floors on the main level with three bedrooms, two bathrooms and formal dining. Great flat lot for horses with loafing shed. Three car garage plus pad for RV. Circular cement driveway. New windows. New vinyl siding.
Another Crazy Day in Real Estate - 06/24/11 09:23 AM
Yesterday was another crazy day for me in real estate. I was lucky enough to have my blog featured earlier this week and had 204 comments by the time I called it a day yesterday. I feel bad that I haven't had time to respond to all the comments yet. My day started at 7:00 when I dropped flyers off at a new listing. Then I was meeting a lender at my office. My golfing buddies had arranged a lunch at noon which I already committed to attending. Then I delivered flyers to another listing. After that I delivered some packing (18 comments)
What Does "As Is" Really Mean? - 06/21/11 07:26 PM
Why do Realtors feel compelled to throw out the "As Is" term when trying to get buyer's agents to limit the requests on inspections? I am representing a buyer on a property that is 30 years old. We offered the seller ALMOST full price for the property. In fact, we came in at 98.5% of the asking price. In today's market, I think that is a great offer. I have been trying to schedule the home inspection with the listing agent and she keeps telling me that the home is sold "As Is". I'm sorry, but for a property that is (224 comments)
Great New Listing in Seven Lakes - 06/21/11 11:06 AM
Address: 18851 E. Cornell Ave, Aurora, CO 80013 Offered at $199,900 This great tri-level is in such good condition. Original owners have lived in this home since 1977 and they have upgraded everything first class. This 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom home has 1648 square feet plus a bonus room in the basement. Hardwood floors upstairs and in living room. Completely updated kitchen with birch cabinets, granite tile counters and porcelain tile floors. Wood buring fireplace in large family room. Two storage sheds out back offer lots of storage. Huge park-like lot with 11,979 square feet.
Vegetable Pizza - 06/19/11 09:32 PM
Vegetable Pizza Something lite to eat on a warm day. Ingredients: 1 tube of crescent rolls 1 8oz cream cheese Ranch dressing 1 cup broccoli florets 1 cup cauliflower ¼ cup shredded carrots 2 cups mozzarella cheese
Unroll can of crescent rolls on a baking sheet, do not break apart but form a crust and bake at 375 for 11 minutes. Cool, keep on baking sheet. Beat together wet ranch dressing about ¾ cup and cream cheese. Cut broccoli and cauliflower into small pieces. Shredded carrots Spread dressing mix on crust Top with veggies and cover with mozzarella cheese. DO (13 comments)
Pay it Forward - Veggie Pizza and Brownies - 06/18/11 01:22 PM
Pay it Forward - Veggie Pizza and Brownies Real estate in Denver has been very busy this summer. Our office at Metro Brokers Marina Square has about 116 agents and we are all very busy dealing with clients. No one seems to have time for much of anything else these days. It has been a stressful week for me as well. When I get stressed, I back away from the computer and cook. Since I grew up in my parents family restaurant, I know a thing or two about cooking. Thursday was no exception to the rule. My blood pressure was (14 comments)
Arizona Humane Society - free cat adoptions this week - 06/17/11 09:53 AM
Looks like they need OUR help. Humane shelters are a place to find that perfect cat or dog that you can enjoy. Cats love me, but some how my nose does not like them. Via Juli Vosmik - Scottsdale/Cave Creek, AZ real estate 480-710-0739 (Dominion Real Estate Partners, LLC, Scottsdale, AZ): Because of the over population of cats at the Arizona Humane shelters, MCACC is waiving the normal adoption fee for all cats over 1 year old.
If you're looking for a furever friend, please consider adopting one of these cats looking for their furever home. Below, are the locations of (3 comments)
I Could Use Some Suggestions For A Speech I Have to Give - 06/16/11 12:16 PM
Tomorrow morning I will be giving a short speech to the Aurora Board of Realtors about why I should be elected to the Board of Directors for the Aurora Board. Speeches are not my favorite thing, but luckily I only have to talk for two minutes. I know I can tell them audience about how long I have been in real estate and how I have always supported the board, but I would like to come up with something that will stand out from the others. If anyone has suggestions for me, I would appreciate it. I will be working on (17 comments)
Some Real Estate Agents Get Rather Cranky These Days - 06/15/11 09:26 PM
It has been a great summer so far. We have lots of business and are keeping busy every day. Some days, it is hard to juggle the constant phone calls and keep all of our clients happy as well as take time to enjoy life and take care of personal matters. I am not complaining though. The alternative is awful!
We showed so many homes to one client in the past 30 days I can't even remember where we have been. Apparently, we showed these clients homes on May 19th.
I received an email from a Realtor asking for (16 comments)
Price Reduced on this Tallyn's Reach Home to $580,000 - 06/14/11 08:29 PM
Located at 24517 E. Easter Place, Aurora, CO 80016 Great two story home in Tallyn's Reach has just been reduced to $580,000 This home has five bedrooms, four bathrooms with over 3,600 square feet plus an additional 1,708 square feet in the walk out basement. Mountain views are to die for in this home from the private deck off the master bedroom and the deck that runs the length of the back of the home. The master suite has a cozy fireplace and a large oval soaking tub. Extensive hardwood and tile floors make this home easy to maintain.
Pay it Forward - My Business Partner is Short on Memory! - 06/11/11 10:26 PM
Pay it Forward - My Business Partner is Short on Memory My business partner, Belinda, just got a new camera for real estate because hers just wasn't taking great pictures of our listings. She took 35 pictures at 14 MP and the camera said out of memory. I asked her is it had a memory card and she said no. On my way to work Friday, I stopped and picked up a memory card for her camera which will give her an additional 8 GB orf memory. She was very sruprised when she came to work and found this high speed (36 comments)
Happy Clients Close on New Home - 06/10/11 06:48 PM
One of my favorite places to be is at the closing table with happy clients. Yesterday we closed on a brand new Lennar home in Beacon Point with some very happy clients. They couldn't wait to pick up the moving truck and start moving in to their new Telluride model home. The husband is already planning on working on finishing the basement. He says he will start the wriring this weekend. I wonder if his wife has other plans for him. I know they will love their new home. Lennar builds a great house and their customer service is better than (10 comments)
If It Ain’t Broke, Don’t Fix IT! - 06/10/11 09:30 AM
There is a company that we use to generate our marketing pieces. They have not let us down in so many years. This past spring, the company decided to update and change the format for how the system works. What was a great product that I would recommend to fellow agents is now something that I get frustrated with everytime I try to create a simple property flyer. After a number of phone calls to the help desk, their standard reply is "Be patient, it may take longer now." Once my year subscription is up, I think it will be time (18 comments)
I Should Go On Vacation More Often! - 06/09/11 10:33 AM
I just got back from eight days in Ohio where I spent time with my daughter and her family. She had her fourth child and I was happy to be there for the birth. I got home late Sat. night and had a golf tournament on Monday. My business partner, Belinda, was very busy the entire time I was off. She got one of our listings under contract, took buyers out and listed two homes. Yesterday, she drove me to one of the listings so I would have a chance to see it. It is a custom built home about 5 (13 comments)
Was that a challenge from one of my favorite AR friends - 06/08/11 12:27 AM
Not long ago, one of my favorite AR members predicted that my business partner and I would need more for sale signs by the end of May, because our current 12 signs would not be enough. Well she was so good at encouraging us to keep up the good work, that tomorrow, I will be picking up 6 more signs. Granted, my partner Belinda, listed a home yesterday and we installed our last sign there today. While I was on vacation and Belinda just kept working at a very fast pace. Belinda emailed me while I was on my vacation and (45 comments)
Pay it Forward - Full Freezer and Frig - 06/05/11 08:11 AM
Pay it Forward - Full Freezer and Frig As many of you know, I have been in Akron, Ohio this past week celebrating the birth of my fourth grandchild. It has been so much fun spending time with my daughter, her husband and the four little ones. Since she just gave child birth last Saturday night, I didn't want her to be stressed out over grocery shopping or cooking. On Friday, I baked lots of food and froze it for her to take out and throw in the oven. I also made desserts and froze those in case her and the (23 comments)
Was it a Vacation , You Bet it Was. - 06/04/11 10:31 AM
May 27: headed for the airport at 5:30. Dropped off dog at friends on way, forgot food, drove back to house for dog food and back to friends. Finally arrived at airport only to find that the plane is running one hour late. May 28: Get in to Akron Ohio at 1:45 in morning. Son in law and 6 year old Cassie picked us up at the airport. Two hour time change. 7:30am in the new time zone, 2 year old grandson knocks on bedroom door, wants to play. Everyone up but my wife (she stays on Denver time zone). Discussed (21 comments)
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