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KEEPIN' IT CLEAN.... - 07/27/07 04:36 PM
We're always talking about how important our appearance is to our business. We should look "professional" at all times--as professional as we can. This doesn't count being at home, kicking back in our old comfy sweats, hair pulled up on our head and no make up. Guys, for you, old sweats on and a day of no shaving. So what about our car? I think cars should look "professional" also. I mean we go to all the trouble of getting ourselves prettied up, then why wouldn't we keep our car as neatly groomed? My Subaru is extremely dirty, thanks to a showing I was on the other (5 comments)
OKAY--if you love Artsy stuff, beautifully handed crafted goodies and WINE, then head up to the Sierra Foothills this weekend and enjoy Twain Harte's 30th Annual Arts & Wine Festival. So MUCH fun. The air is clean, the temp's just right, yummy food, and the people are wonderful. AND it's FREE! Directions: MAP TO TWAIN HARTE CALIFORNIA TWAIN HARTE VISITORS INFO (3 comments)
Another goofy gadget--UPDATE - 07/26/07 03:56 PM
Okay--for those of us who love sweet little doo-dads, smileys, glittery stuff and the likes (for our computer use), you'll love this! Instead of your regular pointy arrow (cursor), replace it with one of these. There are MANY!! SMILEYS AND CURSOR MANIA UPDATE: I had an icon on earlier....and it was MY Mania Cursor of a kitty. Sorry about that. (12 comments)
How many of you own a Blue Tooth or other hands-free cell phone doo-dad? When they first came out, I remember seeing a woman in a grocery store with this thingamagig in her ear, yapping away to HERSELF. I was thinking, "Boy, she must be a busy person." Now looking back, I'm thinking she PROBABLY was. And she was way ahead of me! I resisted the hands-free idea for quite some time, for the simple fact I didn't want another electronic contraption to figure out, to deal with, worry about it running down or another expense. To tell the truth, I was one of the last (11 comments)
CARAVANS and MLS MEETINGS....How Important are They? - 07/24/07 01:23 PM
Our area has several different Caravan days. We call them "up the hill" and "down the hill," due to the elevation in the foothills. We also have our own company meetings and caravan days for our office listings. The MAIN MLS meeting and Caravan day is Tuesday...TODAY! Now I realise that most people don't want to get up early and take off their warm and fussy jammies just to go to some meeting and listen to a bunch of Realtors tout their listings. We'd rather be cuddled up in our recliner with a cup of Java, reading the morning paper. I WOULD, (10 comments)
Sellers--CLEANING HOUSE BEFORE LISTING YOUR HOME - 07/21/07 08:28 AM
We all want buyers to stroll into our home and go all goo-goo over it. "Oh my, your house is beautiful. I LOVE everything you've done with it." But when they do come in and spout out these words, you also want them to MEAN it, regardless if it's a potential buyer, Realtor coming to do a market analysis or Mrs. Snoopedoddle down the street dropping by to see what's going on. BE prepared for either when you're getting ready to sell. When I have a listing appointment, I AM prepared! Really prepared! I bring the listing agreement and MY LIST to hand over to the (15 comments)
MY FAV EATERIES IN SONORA, CALIFORNIA & TUOLUMNE COUNTY - 07/20/07 05:54 PM
I thought I'd share a fewof my favorite eateries in, and around, Sonora, in Tuolumne County, California. I LOVE to eat. Now this doesn't make me an expert at restaurants...I just know what I enjoy. FOOD! When you're in the area, check them out.
Fun and casual and the biggest and BEST onion rings and burgers I've ever eaten are at DIAMONDBACK GRILLI in Sonora. They don't have a website, yet, BUT don't let that stop you. OMG, the food is ALWAYS worth the wait--there usually is a wait. Located at 110 S Washington St, Sonora, CA 209-532-6661. l MAP TO DIAMONDBACK GRILL . They have another (NEW) location right (7 comments)
WHAT WE WANT TO BELIEVE ABOUT THE R.E. MARKET vs WHAT IS - 07/18/07 10:14 AM
Yesterday, at our MLS meeting before tour, one of the local lenders stopped by our table to chat. "So," he starts, "I think this market is going to stay this way (down) for another two years." He's looking at the Realtor to my right, who has been in business in the same office, same area, for over 20 years. She says, shaking her head, "I think it's going to turn around by October." Now, I'm sitting between these two, both are experts at what they do and no rookies to the game of Real Estate. WHO do I want to believe? (16 comments)
The following information is for TUOLUMNE COUNTY, CA--which includes the towns of Sonora, Jamestown, Columbia, Twain Harte, Pinecrest and MORE... LINKS: County Government Departments: LOCAL GOVERNMENT & County DEPARTMENTS Tuolumne County Chamber of Commerce: TUOLUMNE COUNTY CHAMBER Local website: MY MOTHERLODE.COM Local Newspaper: UNION DEMOCRAT NEWSPAPER Tuolumne County Visitor Center: TUOLUMNE COUNTY VISITORS CENTER Skiing nearby: DODGE SKI Yosemite: BEAUTIFUL YOSEMITE Lodging: (one of MANY) fabulous places): LAZY Z RESORT PHONE NUMBERS: Sonora City Hall: 209-532-4511 Forestry Department: 209-532-7424 Highway Patrol: 209-984-3944 Museum and History Center: 209-532-1317 Road Conditions: (6 comments)
Are YOU a SOCIAL BLOGGING BUTTERFLY? - 07/14/07 10:06 AM
I'm NOT. Not sure what I am and, frankly, I don't want anyone telling me what they think I am. LOL Anyway, there's been a lot said lately about Active Rain being nothing more than a social blogging platform. There's a lot of griping and moaning (to put it nicely as I can) as to its professionalism. Should we have POINTS for comments? DO we really need those dorking contests? WHY are people blogging/posting about their dogs or rashes on their behinds or weekends sipping margaritas? I'll tell you why? BECAUSE they CAN! And shouldn't they be able to? Who says you have to read a post? (I am (39 comments)
4th of JULY Book of FLOWERS - 07/04/07 10:31 AM
Please take a few seconds to open this LINK-- you won't be sorry. Happy 4th EVERYONE! STATE FLOWERS on OUR 4th of JULY
COLUMBIA, CA-- 4TH OF JULY CELEBRATION TO REMEMBER - 07/04/07 09:47 AM
Today, in The Gold Rush Town of Columbia, it is going to be like stepping back into the 1800's. You'll see flag raising, a parade, tug-o-war, watermelon and pie eating contest to dancing in the streets. End it with a tri-tip barbecue! Come on out! Go to the following Link for all info: COLUMBIA CELEBRATES THE 4TH (0 comments)
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