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Entry #4 in the Activerain "thankful" contest. Why electricity you might ask?Because it just went out over a huge area and I am relying on the battery in my computer to write this blog. I am currently in northern California where this sort of thing happens during winter storms mostly, not in the ...
11/15/2017
This is #3 in the Activerain November "thankful" contest.In real estate, we often rely on vendors to do their work not only efficiently and professionally, but also in a timely manner. These include home and pest inspectors, appraisers, electricians, plumbers, roofers, insurance agents, and even ...
11/14/2017
Activerain "thankful" post contest #2:This has been an incredible year working with a wide variety of clients: buyers, sellers, investors, first time buyers and, above all, repeat clients.  Here are some examples:1. A close friend of mine ended up being a buyer. I kept telling her about the homes...
11/13/2017
This is Post #1 for the Thanksgiving Post Challenge here on Activerain.Today, I am thankful for my health and the health of my loved ones.I bring this up because recently two girlfriends of mine have lost their husbands after lengthy illnesses. And my heart goes out to them, both when they went t...
11/12/2017
In real estate, we real estate brokers and agents can get very jaded because so many vendors call us to persuade us to buy their product. After awhile, you kind of know their spiel; that, and the fact that their caller ID says they are often from out of the area.Invariably, they start out with "H...
11/12/2017
Writing blogs on Activerain has always been a pleasure for me and usually I don't have a problem finding a topic. But at this point in time, where my buyers and sellers are all anxious to get their transaction done before the end of the year, the days are just not long enough.My inner clock is co...
11/11/2017
Real Estate is a profession in which we handle so many tasks, that we need to organize our days in such a way that we get everything done...and then some.It's not enough that we take care of our current clients' needs, whether they are looking for a home, selling a home, or are in escrow where "t...
10/02/2017
Real estate agents know that when an escrow closes, the client/agent relationship ends. Yes, it does, just check with your Errors and Omissions insurance agent.Obviously, we agents don't stop talking to our "past" clients once the transaction is closed. You know, we might send them a gift, invite...
09/27/2017
When you hire a real estate agent, what do you expect of him or her?Be there for them.Yes, there is a long list of things that a real estate agent does for you, whether you are a buyer or a seller, that's just a given. That's our job and we better do it well.Answer your phone when they call, get ...
09/08/2017
This Activerain contest was something I wanted to enter but had a hard time choosing a topic. My life has just been so full of - I can only call it - ADVENTURE, what to pick? Not until I read Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland entry did I decide what to pick.Ria, my girlfriend of 40+ years. Photo ...
08/14/2017
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