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Give and Take...Do you know how to do both? Baltimore,Maryland - 05/21/09 02:32 PM
Give and Take...Do you know how to do both? Baltimore,Maryland I learned a lot at Monday's Three Divas for Free event. The plan was for Fran Thorsen, Joeann Fossland, and me to do an interactive panel together. Our plans changed when Joeann got a call that Fran would not be able to attend. Thrown off guard but not for long, Joeann was talking with Bernice Ross and told her about the dilemma. Giving person that she is, Bernice asked if Joeann would like her to stay over and go to Baltimore to fill in? She had a new presentation, and Baltimore (19 comments)
I am in Love...and We Just Met Today! - 05/18/09 10:21 AM
I am not the only one who feels this way about this young man, either. The other Margaret in Maryland, Margaret Woda introduced us: My Hero, My Tech Co-ordinator - David Fox.
For the past 5 hours (I'm writing this Sunday night) I have been shopping, bought a new CPU (which blew up and was running all my printers), monitor, cable connection for an old printer, new keyboard, mouse, replaced Linksys with Netgear, and it is all installed and up and running! All this in just FIVE hours on a Sunday night. It is unheard of to have this kind of trust (19 comments)
Still Three, Still Free - But With a New Face - 05/15/09 10:22 PM
Life has a way of doing that...changing plans at the last minute. Unfortunately, Fran Thorsen won't be able to join us on Monday, May 18 for our Social Media Divas Share Their Secrets event. But - we are delighted that nationally syndicated columnist, author, trainer, and speaker, Bernice Ross, will be filling in to make the day even better. Bernice couples her expertise as a Master Certified Coach with 30 years of real estate sales experience. For our event, Bernice will present "How to Build a Successful Online and Social Media Presence for under $2.00 per Day." Is there anyone who (13 comments)
Active Rain Gathering ... Join The Top Three for FREE !! - 05/14/09 10:53 AM
Monday is when it happens - the dynamic Joeann Fossland, the extraordinary Frances Flynn Thorsen, and the...well...me - we all get together for our fun and informative session, "Social Media Divas Share Their Secrets." It's happening from 1:00 to 4:00 at the Greater Baltimore Board of Realtors, and when we're done with the learning and networking, we'll head to a nearby restaurant for dinner, make that steamed crabs and more fun. Let's make this a Baltimore area Active Rain Gathering! Here's everything you need to know:
Social Media Divas Share Their Secrets - 05/09/09 04:44 PM
Active Rain members are invited to join Joanne Fossland, Frances Flynn Thorsen and Margaret Rome on Monday May 18th 1:00 - 4:00 p.m and continuing with dinner. Let's make it an Active Rain Gathering! Via Frances Flynn Thorsen, e-PRO, SRS (Socialebb Strategies and Solutions): Join the Top Three for Free! Joeann Fossland, one of the Top 25 Most Influential Women in Real Estate 2008, Chief Evolution Officer, Advantage Solutions Group, Senior GRI Tech Instructor, Top 10 Women Bloggers in Real Estate 2006, Master Certified Coach, Certifed e-PRO Workshop Leader, CyberGrandma2 Frances Flynn Thorsen, one of the Top 50 Influential Women in Real Estate (13 comments)
Wish I May, Wish I Might.. I Have The Buyer! - 05/06/09 06:35 PM
We need to find this couple the perfect home! You'll recall that I asked them to make a "We won the lottery!" list of everything they could ever want in a home. And then they were to get real and make a "wish list" of the things that were most important. With that list - and knowing what homes appealed to them before - I would be ready to line up homes for them to see... when they come to Baltimore in early June. Since they are coming from France, and only for a short visit, I need to not waste their (17 comments)
Some years ago, I listed a home that had a piano no one wanted. I offered to help the sellers get rid of, not realizing what a big job that would be. I advertised it, made phone calls, and finally found someone who wanted the piano for a child. It was almost as much work as selling the house! It happened again when I was disbanding my ceramic studio. The same challenge was there – all the equipment remained in my home way way too long... before a charity contacted me. They had a really wonderful use of the potter's wheel, the kiln, and all (9 comments)
Yes I do Answer Blocked Caller ID! - 05/02/09 05:28 AM
We've talked about this before, but I recently got a strong reminder of why it is an important discussion. Yes I do answer my phone; I answer if I don't recognize the number, and I answer "blocked calls." If it turns out to be a telemarketer I can always add the number as a " spam" call and hit the "Ignore" button next time (a huge timesaver.) But it is worth it to catch interested clients, as happened this week. I had an email this week from my IDX site asking questions about an active listing. I responded with the answers to the specific (116 comments)
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