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Blogging 101- The Big Fish Usually gets eaten by the Shark - 01/26/09 11:54 AM
I'd be lying if I didn't say I like it when I get recognition for my writing, only if it's good that is. And I believe all of us like recognition. So how would you feel if you wrote a Post and it got Featured not once, but several times :) How would you feel if your Peers actually decided the Cream of the Crop. Quality writing stands out, Regurgitated Writing gets old fast. The Big Fish in the small pond usually gets eaten by the Shark sooner or later .
A Featured Post to many is a Coveted Prize by it's very (35 comments)
Real Estate: Today I too have a Dream - 01/19/09 05:35 AM
As we start today, Martin Luther King Day, let's all reflect on the ideas that have gotten us to this moment in our History. Let us all work together to help our communities to overcome the problems we are facing. Real Estate is more than "making a buck" it's the backbone of our American lives. The great American land rush, refugees from war torn Europe, and Immigrants, all sacrificing to make a better life in America.
"Focusing your life solely on making a buck shows a certain poverty of ambition. It asks too little (27 comments)
Real Estate Etiquette: Did I wake up and become a Doctor or Something? - 01/17/09 11:01 AM
Saturday morning in Southern California, sun not high in the sky yet, but definitely working it's way to a nice spot. It's early in the morning, and I was just stirring from a great sleep when the phone rang. I didn't know what time it was so I answered..... "Hello, I am standing at this lot and want to know how much it cost?" I had to shake my head and find my after I wake up and brush my teeth voice........ "What property are you at, can you tell me the street?" "I am at 3rd and Williams." "That lot (21 comments)
Real Estate Humor: Dead Mice or Pumpkin Pie - 01/16/09 05:17 AM
Well I started my week a little down, OK a lot down, and decded to end it with a fun Post, something light, yet Real Estate Oriented. Oh how I wish we could really do this.... LOL :) On a recent Twitter exchnage someone mentioned showing Foreclosures in freezing weather, and I said well at least we were showing them in 80 degrees. Ahh but what were we showing? Anywone that has been around has either had "one of those" or knows of someone that has had one......you know those homes.............
This is a Post I originally put up in August of (27 comments)
Real Estate: Where have all the Agents gone? - 01/12/09 10:56 AM
Today is Monday, and as I wait for my first cup of coffee I try not to let the tears flow. I'm way too old for a mid-life crisis yet the tears are welling as I set out to write this. All I was going to do was put together my typical Monday Post of Inspiration, and highlight 2 People that Inspired me this week,when the tears started flowing. And as I write this they are hot on my cheeks.
What has caused me to be so sensitive at this hour of the morning, with no apparent trigger? It was (46 comments)
What do Squidoo and Active Rain have in common - 01/10/09 10:32 PM
If I could just Post 140 characters like Twitter I wouldn't have to worry about spell check or anything else. Think of all the time I would save learning if all of the Social Media sites limited what we wrote. All day I have been reading about basic HTML, and how to put it into my Squidoo Lens, as well as how to write better, run faster, and every other word and phrase to say write something someone will want to read. I have decided that 2009 is going to be my year.... learning new things, and hopefully learning them well enough to increase (21 comments)
CA Real Estate Facts- sold is the goal - 01/08/09 02:04 PM
Real Estate is cyclical....what goes up must come down, and what is down will come up. Be smart in your Real Estate dealings, look at the Big Picture. In these tough economic times people are getting scammed, losing their jobs, not being able to make the mortgage, or trying to figure out how to buy a home for the best deal possible. Not only is Real Estate cyclical, but it is also local. Every area is different, and listening to news reports, or Marketing by Realtor Sue or Broker Bob in Texas won't help you in California. Nor will the advice of (20 comments)
There's more than one way to pay our dues-get off the Pity Pot now :) - 01/05/09 12:50 PM
How many of you paid your dues and realized that lo and behold they raised the prices? Not by much, just $5, but did they really need to? Look how many people couldn't afford to pay....yet instead of helping the REALTORS® by giving a break on dues, they increase them. Yes, you just have to love this industry. But what about the other dues? Monday, and the first full week of the new year. So, how are you spending it? The Business Plans should have already been done, the cuts already made to expenses, and databases organized.....or are they :) Whatever (24 comments)
I have just spent the first couple hours of 09 reflecting on the good from last year and all the idiosyncrasies that occurred from my Active Rain Blogging. After over a year and a half I learned some things yesterday that made me think. And think I did...Who Follows us, and why? Why do they choose your Blog to read, especially if you don't have one of those glaring Subscribe to me buttons, and they have to actually make some effort to do so :)
This Post might just have a little bit of (29 comments)
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