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Good Wednesday to you, There are many of us that don't do some of the things that we would like because of the time that it will take to do it. It doesn't matter if it's for business such as implementing a particular type of marketing or learning how to use new software. Or it could be personal - learning a language, straightening up and cleaning out papers, spring cleaning. Time happens whether you work with it or not, why not work with it? Here is the inspiration for the day. Have a great Wednesday. "Don't let the fear of (7 comments)
Unclaimed Money: Wisconsin woman gets $244,000 - 11/28/11 09:36 AM
A woman from La Crosse, Wisconsin received nearly $244,000 from unrealized, uncashed bonds that were forgotten and lost which she held jointly with her now deceased husband.
The woman, 81 years old had no idea that her husband owned a number of municipal bonds, which went to the state after his death.
Because of the dollar size, state officials tracked the woman down and contacted her, "It was such a large amount of money that our office contacted her," said Ron Giordan, a spokesman for the state treasury.
Good Monday to you, Thanksgiving is over and many people are preparing for the remainder of the year by getting ready for the rest of the holidays making preparations for their travel or having family visit them. They are also pulling out their decorations (if you haven't done so already) so that you can get your home and you more in the spirit. Don't forget that while you do all this, your business is what helps you to be able to do these things. Make sure that you prepare and get things done that are going to bring income to (1 comments)
Daily Inspiration: November 25, 2011 - 11/25/11 11:34 AM
Good Friday to you, I hope that you had a happy Thanksgiving and enjoyed time with your family. After this weekend, get yourself ready to finish off the year and get yourself set up for next year. Here is the inspiration for the day. Have a great Friday. "A man's work is nothing but this slow trek to rediscover, through the detouirs of art, those two or three great and simple images in whose presence his heart first opened." ~ Albert Camus (1 comments)
Daily Inspiration: November 16, 2011 - 11/22/11 08:17 AM
Good Tuesday to you, My apologies for not getting out my daily motivation for the last week. I had to go out of town and had very limited Internet access. Well, it seems official to me that it's going to be difficult to get anything accomplished that will require the help of others. While at the bus stop this morning, sending off my youngest to school, out of 7 Dads (our bus stop is unuasual, all the Dads walk their kids to the bus), I seem to be the only one that is going to get work done until next week. (6 comments)
Daily Inspiration: November 15, 2011 - 11/15/11 07:20 AM
Good Tuesday to you, The end of the year is coming to an end with the holidays upon us. Don't procrastinate and start working on putting your plan down for next year. Here is the inspiration for the day. Have a great Tuesday.
"Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday." ~ Don Marquis (8 comments)
Daily Inspiration: November 14, 2011 - 11/14/11 07:36 AM
Good Monday to you, If you haven't started writing down your goals and what you would like to accomplish by the end of the year and get yourself going into the next year, times a wastin'. Here is the inspiration for the day. Have a great Monday.
"An aim in life is the only fortune worth finding." ~ Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis (1 comments)
Unclaimed Money: Missourian gets $25,000 surprise! - 11/13/11 10:29 AM
A Missouri resident got a very nice surprise after she received a phone call telling her that she should search for missing money that may belong to her from some of the sites that can be found on the Internet. Her name is Roberta Allen and after searching, found that she was owed money, but didn’t know how much. After she applied for the unclaimed money, she received a check in the mail and was in shock at the amount. She was staring at a check in the amount of just over $25,000. The check was over $25,000. To see (2 comments)
Unclaimed Money: Missouri money - 11/11/11 11:49 AM
Missouri is currently holding more than $600 million in unclaimed money. It's stated that 1 in 10 Missourian's are owed money. State Treasurer, Clint Zweifel wants Missourian's to have their money and has given back around $95 million in the last year. Go here http://www.fox2now.com/videogallery/65964101/News/Missouri's-Unclaimed-Property to see video. You can go to www.MissingMoney.com and www.Unclaimed.org and see if there is any money there for you. Some examples of unclaimed property currently held by the treasurer’s office include: money in inactive savings and checking accounts; unpaid wages or commissions; stocks, bonds and mutual funds; money orders and bill overpayments; paid-up life insurance policies; safety (0 comments)
Daily Inspiration: November 11, 2011 - 11/11/11 11:23 AM
Good Friday to you, It's Friday and the holidays are fast approaching. Keeping on track is very important, especially as the end of the year is near.
If you haven't started making your checklist of things that have yet to be done or you have started, but not yet finished - don't wait until the end year and make resolutions. There's no time like starting immeciately. Here is the inspiration for the day. Have a great Friday.
"Though no one can go back and make a rand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new (5 comments)
Daily Inspiration: November 10, 2011 - 11/10/11 08:37 AM
Good Thursday to you, Goals are your roadmap to where you want and plan to be, whether for the day, week, year or long-term. You need to write them down so you always know what your working towards because sometimes, life just gets in the way. Here is the inspiration for the day. Have a great Thursday.
"Goals are dreams with deadlines." ~ Diana Scharf Hunt
Daily Inspiration: November 9, 2011 - 11/09/11 07:24 AM
Good Wednesday to you, Today is about goals. Writing them down helps you to achieve them and make them a reality because you can see what you are working for. Keeping them in your mind and hoping that you reach them is but a wish. I will be doing a post on goals and their importance and for those of you that don't know or aren't sure how to go about them, hopefully you will be helped. Please look for them. Here is the inspiration for the day. Have a great Wednesday.
"If you don't know wheere you are going, (1 comments)
60 Minutes to Success - 11/08/11 08:29 AM
Time management is important to all of us, no matter what industry we are in. Hopefully, you'll find some interesting information in this post that may help you move forward. Via Frank Cawley Nebraska Home Inspector (BrickKicker Inspection Services): --Julie Escobar Time – as they say is LIFE. It’s also a powerful stepping stone to success. Sales professionals eager to get more than just “now” business and instead build a reliable foundation for longevity know one thing for certain – time management – is a MUST do.
On the road to time management master, consider the difference just one hour can make (0 comments)
FALL SEASON OF MIRACLES CONTEST >>>>>>WINNERS!!! - 11/08/11 08:15 AM
The Fall Season of Miracles Contest winners have been announced and through much tough competition, I won an Honorable Mention. It's a great feeling to be recognized for things that we do or have been through. I encourage everyone to read through all of the winners and all of the stories for that matter - put a smile on your face by reading these miracles of life that transcend real estate! Via Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman, RA, CRS, HAWAII Real Estate & Relocations (Century 21 Liberty Homes): The MIRACLE OF MY LIFE was the birth of my daughter’s first child (and my first grandchild) (1 comments)
Can My HOA Hold Up My Short Sale Closing? - 11/08/11 07:49 AM
This is the kind of information that many agents overlook. I thought this was important, so I wanted to bring it to your attention if you didn't see this. Via Nestor & Katerina Gasset Realtors® Wellington Florida Homes For Sale (International Properties and Investments, Inc.): Can My HOA Hold Up My Short Sale Closing? Yes, they can and yes they will. This is for the state of Florida so please check the laws in your own state regarding HOA statutes. These legal statutes are changing all the time in many states as the HOA organizations are demanding stricter laws concerning foreclosures and homeowners that (2 comments)
Daily Inspiration: November 8, 2011 - 11/08/11 07:30 AM
Good Tuesday to you, Time keeps going by so quickly and yet I find that I'm not getting done what I feel should be done. Time management is so important and can help keep you on track. I am going to start today by making a checklist of things to do so that I can make sure that I stay on track and get much of what I want to do accomplished. Here is the inspiration for the day. Have a great Tuesday.
"Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely." ~ Rodin (5 comments)
Building a Strong Internet Presence by Blogging - Real Topics that Drive Traffic and Generate Leads - 11/07/11 08:37 AM
I've had many questions about blogging as well as what I might do to make the blogging I do better. I came across this post and wanted to share it with you... Via Ryan Shaughnessy, Broker/Attorney - Your Lafayette Square Real Estate Partner (PREA Signature Realty - www.preasignaturerealty.com): BLOGGING AS AN INTERNET MARKETING STRATEGY When it comes to building an internet marketing presence, real estate agents should have a multi-prong strategy that includes a brokerage website, an agent website, a blog, listing feeds to search portal sites, participation in forums, and social networking sites. Despite the growing popularity of blogging as a marketing tool (5 comments)
The ActiveRain Point System - 11/07/11 08:18 AM
I was curious as to the point system on Active Rain and was figuring it out, when I decided that I would search for the answer. Lo and behold - here it is! I know that if I'm curious, others are too. Via ActiveRain Corp.: The ActiveRain Point System ActiveRain awards members points based on participation and their individual involvement within the network and community. While there is a much more complicated and technical explanation of how the point system works, this post is to provide you with a general overview of how points are earned and distributed to all ActiveRain members. ActiveRain (12 comments)
Daily Inspiration: November 7, 2011 - 11/07/11 07:30 AM
Good Monday to you, It's Monday and it's time to make something happen or start to make something happen. Even though you may have all the answers for those you talk to and say all the right things, there's times where you just can't get a committment. Remember, that not everyone is ready to make an instant decision and needs time to mull it over. When this happens, just be there for them to answer all of their questions. You need to be persistant. If you do the right thing and are true to yourself and them, then theree's a (1 comments)
I Am Active Rain contest - 11/06/11 04:12 PM
Here is my picture for the "I Am Active Rain" contest. This idea came about from my days living in South Florida and on almost every corner was someone holding a cardboard sign that said "Will work for food." I can honestly say that wasn't always true because I or someone I know would offer them work and they told me that they would rather stay and beg for money because it was easier?!? Let me know what you think.
200,000 Points! Yeah! - 11/05/11 10:16 AM
Hi, With this post I achieve a milestone that I've been aiming for, which is 200,000 points.
it has taken me some time to reach this level, however, in the past few months I have made a commitment to be very active. Next milestone for me, 300,000 points! I have become and now am Active Rain! (12 comments)
Daily Inspiration: November 4, 2011 - 11/04/11 07:46 AM
Good Friday to you, Remember, when you work hard you want to reward yourself and play hard too. Since it's been a good week and I expect more to happen, I have a sitter so that I can take my wife out to a romantic evening. Since I don't get out much (because of my limitations), I plan on making the most of it this evening. Make sure that you reward yourself and those around you, it can help you to accomplish more. Here is the inspiration for the day. Have a great Friday.
"It's not the situation, but whether (6 comments)
Thankful contest: I am Thankful - 11/03/11 08:40 AM
One moment you’re spending time with the family having breakfast and within an hour – BAM! You’re in an ambulance; dead to the world while the paramedics try to put life back in your body. It’s amazing how fast things can change and your perspective with it. It makes you focus on what’s really important when you realize that those things which you thought were important, now take a back seat to what really is… Life. There are so many things to be thankful for that it’s hard to know exactly where to begin. As many of you know, I was (8 comments)
Daily Inspiration: November 3, 2011 - 11/03/11 08:07 AM
Good Thursday to you, At times, there is so much to do that it seems as if nothing gets done. Remember, "How do you eat an elephant? One piece at a time!" Here is the inspiration for the day. Have a great Thursday.
"Good character is not formed in a week or a month. It is created little by little, day by day. Protracted and patient effort is needed to develop good character." ~ Heraclitus of Ephesus (0 comments)
Daily Inspiration: November 2, 2011 - 11/02/11 08:44 AM
Good Wednesday to you, After much hard work and a diligent effort, payoff is finally happening. I have received good news yesterday and it looks as if more good news is going to follow. Just when you're ready to throw in the towel, give it a little more effort and you should see some of the fruits from your labor. Here is the inspiration for the day. Have a great Wednesday.
"To have striven, to have made the effort, to have been true to certain ideals - this alone is worth the struggle." ~ William Penn (2 comments)
The state of Ohio has approximately $1.4 billion in unclaimed funds in their stash and they want to pay it out.. Recently there has been an onslaught of payouts due to heavy reporting by the news media about all the money that the state is holding. As a matter of fact, they have reported a 40% increase in filed claims and a 36% higher payout for recent months compared to the same time last year. The state paid out $14.6 million in 14,473 claims so far this fiscal year. To help balance the state budget this year, the Ohio (2 comments)
Unclaimed Money: Comptroller DiNapoli of NY wants you to have your money - 11/01/11 08:09 AM
The state comptroller of New York, Thomas DiNapoli is pushing hard to let New Yorkers know that they can go to the state’s website http://www.osc.state.ny.us/ouf/index.htm so they can get their piece of $11 billion that New York is holding in unclaimed funds. They’re going so far as to holding statewide events to let New Yorker’s know that they have this money and some of it may belong to them. If you don’t have web access or just want to talk to someone, you can call toll free 800-221-9311. Their website also has information about how to claim the money. If you've (0 comments)
Daily Inspiration: November 1, 2011 - 11/01/11 07:50 AM
Good Tuesday to you, The year is winding down, it's the home stretch! Have you come close to your goals? Passed them? If not, there's still time. Hunker down and focus on what's going to help get you where you want to be. Here is the inspiration for the day. Have a great Tuesday.
"I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe." ~ Dalai Lama (3 comments)
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