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TIGER WOODS story FLAUNTS THE POWER OF TWITTER! - 11/30/09 08:16 PM
The Tiger-Gate story is an amazing example of the power of Twitter and the Internet-- I received a BNO news report on my Blackberry 45 minutes before it was released by CNN. Thanks to Google and Twitter the info came out almost an hour before I saw the crawl on the bottom of my ESPN football screen. This is why the internet is going to be the RUIN of major news networks and traditional ways of communicating. Now, the Tiger story is not the most important thing-- and there is really no reason we all needed to have the early scoop-- (6 comments)
COUNTRY CLUB LISTINGS? KNOW THE MEMBERSHIP OPTIONS! - 11/30/09 07:46 PM
If you live, work, and play in a Country Club area-- and this is where you sell, or hope to sell homes-- It is imperatvie that you know the options, packages, and memberships available for prospective buyers! Is it an equity-club? Are there Junior Memberships available? Non-Resident options? Social Memberships or Tennis? What is the policy for Family Play? Can you name a "designated partner"? What is the initiation fee and what are the monthly dues? Do you need references or a sponsor to join? In these economic times-- Country Clubs are getting resourceful to attract new members-- many are offering (1 comments)
Here are some great sites to check out your online image-- Try it out!
Via Amy Chorew (TheTechByte):
Right now I am writing an online course on Internet Risk. One of the topics focuses on how to monitor your online reputation. They are lots of tools out there, free and for a fee. Let's explore some of them.If you did nothing else with social media, monitoring what people are saying about you, your company, your brand, your neighborhood, and your industry is very important. Sales associates who are in our monthly coaching program constantly speak about wanting to (7 comments)
WANT NEW CLIENTS? DON'T FORGET ABOUT FAMILY! - 11/29/09 06:41 PM
I had a houseful of company this weekend-- starting last Wednesday and continuing on until tomorrow. I found some time to show properties Friday and again today--- But the bonus for the weekend came when my Aunt and Uncle from Palos Verdes revealed that they have been looking in their area for an investment property and have found the prices too steep. It turns out that there are many reasonable investment properties in our area that would make great investment/income properites in their price range! So I am on the case-- and they are planning on coming back out with the (5 comments)
BOTHERING AGENTS ON a HOLIDAY-- FOLLOW-UP! - 11/29/09 05:45 PM
I wrote a short and simple blog over the Holiday about an actual question that came up-- whether to bother Agents over a Holiday weekend. It must have hit home, because it was featured and I received 86 comments so far! To follow-up, I did make the call. It went to VM, but then the Agent texted me back within the hour. I was able to show my clients a fair number of properties-- and they were very grateful.... they live in another state and came out to visit family for Thanksgiving. We actually revisited a few of the homes again (5 comments)
Is it OKAY to BOTHER other AGENTS on THANKSGIVING? - 11/26/09 04:53 PM
I debated on whether to call a fellow Agent to ask about a property today. I have a client in town for the holiday and wondered if several of her homes were occupied over the weekend. Go direct, it says.... but maybe not over Thanksgiving. If it was my listing-- I would want the call-- and would do what I could to show the property. But I also have respect for my owners- and sure don't want to disturb them. What is the protocol for calling an Agent on a holiday? (87 comments)
Via The Lori Bowers Group: WildLights Holiday Festival
Make sure if you are in the area to plan on going to The Living Desert. During the holidays this place is amazing and you cant help but get into the holiday spirit. The lights are everywhere, and the model train display is sure to be a hit for men and boys alike. This is such a fun place to go and people of all ages will love it. November 25 - 28, 2009December 18 - 23, 2009December 26 - January 2, 2010 6:00pm - 9:00pm 760-346-5694 ext. 2000 Sponsored by The (3 comments)
Via The Lori Bowers Group: Winter Showcase 2009 "Clara & the Ice Palace" and "Eclectric" Clara is being played by Courtney Gareis , the daughter of our transaction Coordinator Michelle. December 19th at 6pm December 20 at 2pm Palm Springs High School Auditorium TICKETS GO ON SALE NOVEMBER 16th! What a great way to get into the holiday spirit and support our local youth as well. The Lori Bowers Group78015 Main St., Suite 110 Old Town La Quinta La Quinta, CA 92253 Phone: (760)777-8788 • Fax: (760)771-5355 (0 comments)
Got a Listing from Blog on ActiveRain! - 11/23/09 11:29 PM
Well I wish I could say it was me... One of our amazing Team Members at the Lori Bowers Group got a great listing today directly from her blog on ActiveRain ! Tina must pack alot of punch in her blogs-- because her new client found her after only 39 BLOGS during the last year! He was dissatisfied with his current Realtor and told her he had done some extensive research on the internet. Her new listing found her ACTIVERAIN BLOG! I was so happy for Tina-- and also thrilled that clients can actually materialize from our diligence on ActiveRain....Now I (8 comments)
Time to get in the holiday spirit!! Come to Old Town La Quinta next week!
Via The Lori Bowers Group: Friday, Dec 4th starting at 5pm is an event to get you in the holiday mood. Come down to Old Town La Quinta, and listen to the Christmas Carolers and watch the Tree Lighting Ceremony at 6. All the shops will be open and have their store fronts decorated in the holiday spirit. we will be having an Open House so please stop " The Lori Bowers Group for some cookies and Cider and to say hello. Old Town (0 comments)
Via The Lori Bowers Group: Friday, Dec 4th starting at 5pm is an event to get you in the holiday mood. Come down to Old Town La Quinta, and listen to the Christmas Carolers and watch the Tree Lighting Ceremony at 6. All the shops will be open and have their store fronts decorated in the holiday spirit. we will be having an Open House so please stop " The Lori Bowers Group for some cookies and Cider and to say hello. Old Town is so beautiful, this is sure to be a great night. The Lori Bowers Group78015 Main St., Suite (0 comments)
Old Town La Quinta--Boys & Girls Club Concert - 11/23/09 02:16 PM
Old Town La Quinta--Always Something New! Boys & Girls Club Concert Friday, November 27, 20093 p.m. to 5 p.m. Enjoy a free concert on the lawn with instrumental and vocal music provided by the talented youth of the Boys & Girls Club of the Coachella Valley. Bring a chair or blanket and sit back and listen to the music! (0 comments)
Pumpkin Crisp Recipe - 11/23/09 01:53 PM
PUMPKIN CRISP RECIPE 1 LARGE CAN PUMPKIN PUREE 3/4 CUP SUGAR 3 BEATEN EGGS 1 CAN EVAPORATED MILK 3 TSP. PUMPKIN PIE SPICE 1 BOX YELLOW CAKE MIX 11/2 CUP MELTED BUTTER MIX FIRST 5 INGREDIENTS IN A BOWL--TRANSFER TO A BUTTERED 19x13 BAKING DISH SPRINKLE CAKE MIX ON TOP- DRIZZLE BUTTER OVER TOP BAKE @ 350 FOR 1 HOUR... GARNISH WITH WHIPPED CREAM! (6 comments)
How to Cope with a Fear of Flying! - 11/23/09 01:08 PM
It's time to travel-- whether you are going to Grandma's house, Mom & Dad's, or travelling to see the kids over the holiday... and if you dread the trip to the airport-- here is a great video to help you calm down and enjoy your flight... or at least make it more pleasant! It really is true-- flying is far safer than driving! How To Cope With a Fear Of Flying on Howcast (4 comments)
How to Help a Family in Need! - 11/23/09 12:48 PM
Thanksgiving makes me think of sharing and being grateful for everything we have! Even during these tough economic times...we have so much to be Thankful for ---and there are so many families out there that could use our help-- especially this time of year. Watch this HowCast and see how you can make a difference for another family in need! How To Help Feed a Family in Need on Howcast (1 comments)
Via The Lori Bowers Group: I am really enjoying this website and the info available on it. Thought others might like to check it out for their home area and see if it has any value for you. American Towns
Every area has local community events, news, real estate and blogging. So far I am pretty new to it, but so far so good. The Lori Bowers Group78015 Main St., Suite 110 Old Town La Quinta La Quinta, CA 92253 Phone: (760)777-8788 • Fax: (760)771-5355 (1 comments)
We went to the Tamale Festival last year--and had a great time! They have alot more than just Tamales-- live music, beer garden, all kinds of Mexican tasty treats! Loved it! Kathy
Via The Lori Bowers Group: If you love homemade tamales mark your calendar for Dec 5 & 6th. A parade at 10 am on Dec 5th with marching bands, floats and the cheer of people kick starts this fun event. With over 70 tamale vendors, there is sure to be a tamale for every ones taste. Sweet, hot & spicy or just original style, they all are homemade (2 comments)
Via The Lori Bowers Group: THe Lori Bowers Group in Old Town La Quinta wants to invite everyone in the Coachella Valley to participate in this great event for the best cause, children. Baskets of Love Christmas Giveaway is sponsering their 15th annual event to help the less forfunate families here locally. If you find it in your hearts and would like to donate something, you can drop it off at The Lori Bowers Group 78065 Main St #107 La Quinta, Ca 92253
We will be collecting canned food, New toys, clothes, and especially shoes for children of all ages. (0 comments)
I love Thanksgiving because it is all about family, friends, and really good food. I love TURKEY-- and gravy and stuffing and mashed potatoes, and sweet potatoes and anything with pumpkin in it! I plan on doing a number of blogs to help us get up to speed for this great holiday! If you are hosting this Thanksgiving-- and you are'nt doing the buffet-- here is a helper for a classic dinner table setting! How To Set a Classic Dinner Table on Howcast (8 comments)
Difficult Clients or Difficult Times - 11/17/09 05:49 PM
What can we do to make our transactions run more smoothly? With difficult clients it may mean calling them everyday...I mean a call from us, our Broker, our TA, and our Escrow Officer. Is this what it means to provide good service ? Some deals breeze through without alot of friction or fuss- others bump along and take wide swings left right up down! Is hand-holding the new norm... or is it just a sign of the times? Are you noticing more buyers and sellers stressing out and needing more from us?? (4 comments)
Via Kimberley Kelly (HK Lane Real Estate Co.): La Quinta's NEW spot; The Wine Bar. I love Old Town La Quinta, but I noticed last season that there wasn't any music! What?? There is now, and I am told there will be more this season. The Wine Bar in Old Town is fabulous. It is owned and run by a very intense fella, Justin, who closed up his wine bar in Palm Desert on El Paseo to focus entirely on his wine bar in Old Town, La Quinta. It has paid off. In the middle of August, I stopped in for (0 comments)
Via Kimberley Kelly (HK Lane Real Estate Co.): La Quinta's NEW spot; The Wine Bar. I love Old Town La Quinta, but I noticed last season that there wasn't any music! What?? There is now, and I am told there will be more this season. The Wine Bar in Old Town is fabulous. It is owned and run by a very intense fella, Justin, who closed up his wine bar in Palm Desert on El Paseo to focus entirely on his wine bar in Old Town, La Quinta. It has paid off. In the middle of August, I stopped in for a (0 comments)
Via Lane Bailey - REALTOR & Car Guy (Diamond Dwellings Realty): The first question is quite common. I've seen it several times here on Active Rain, and there are even plugins for WordPress, a check box for Active Rain and websites like TwitterFeed for making it easier... and automatic. Obviously, getting your posts on Twitter is a great idea. It broadens the opportunity to expose them to new readers. But the question revolves around the automation... Is it a good idea to automate? From an efficiency standpoint, obviously it is... Automation is great. You never forget to do it... You don't have (2 comments)
How to Avoid the Common Mistakes Sellers Make! - 11/15/09 06:17 PM
When you decide to put your home on the market-- Here are a few tips to get it SOLD ! 1. RID YOUR HOUSE OF CLUTTER! 2. HIDE YOUR PET'S STUFF! 3. MAKE YOURSELF SCARCE! 4. CAREFULLY CONSIDER YOUR FIRST OFFER, IT MAY BE THE BEST YOU GET! 5. DON'T TAKE LOW-BALL OFFERS PERSONALLY. 6. MAKE A GOOD FIRST IMPRESSION CURB-SIDE... TRIM SHRUBS AND HEDGES. 7. REMOVE PERSONAL ITEMS, PHOTOS, KIDS ARTWORK, ETC. 8. TOSS OUT OLD RUGS, BEDSPREADS...REFRESH! 9. MAKE IT LIGHT AND BRIGHT WITH NEW PAINT, LIGHT COLORED CURTAINS, ETC. 10. DO ANY REPAIRS NEEDED BEFORE YOU PUT IT (6 comments)
Via Pacita Dimacali - e-PRO, SRES, CDPE, MBA East Bay, North CA real estate (Gallagher & Lindsey): Is it a good time to buy and sell real estate? The perception is that REALTORs are always trying to convince their clients to buy or sell real estate each and any time. But the reality is that when the buyers or sellers are on the verge of making a decision, they are the people who make that decision based on the information they have, and how they process that information. As such, it is always a good idea to stay abreast of the (2 comments)
La Quinta Country Club's New Clubhouse! - 11/15/09 05:04 PM
The Desert Sun features LQCC New Clubhouse! WE are so excited about the new Clubhouse at LQCC! and it has even made the news...with the economic times and dreary forecasts, it is great to see some signs of recovery and excitement in La Quinta! Larry Bohanan of The Desert Sun wrote an article this weekend featuring the new Clubhouse and interviews with the new General Manager! LQCC is celebrating it's 50th Anniversary this year-- and the beginning of a new era! LA QUINTA— Bruce Zahn says he’s heard some of the snowbird residents of La Quinta Country Club are (0 comments)
Via The Lori Bowers Group: How often do we turn on the news and see a sad story? Or how often do we hear about the positive things kids do? Well I think we need to talk about the positive, upbeat, and good things our kids are doing... Amelia Earhart Elementary Elementary School in Indio, CA collected over 300 pounds of candy and stuffed animals for the Army National Guard. FedEx shipped the boxes for free! This was the schools way of giving back to or troops and participating in Operation Gratitude. If you would like to participate you can send candy and (0 comments)
My Broker, Lori shares her plans for Thanksgiving! Kathy
Via The Lori Bowers Group: I have been listening to agents talk about their Thanksgiving plans for a few days. Some are staying local as they have deals almost ready to close and getting away is not an option. One is flying to Illinois for 4 days and one is going to Arizona. As for me i am fortunate that my parents are coming into La Quinta to spend the holiday with me. So I was just thinking about how far are people willing to travel for Turkey? What are your (5 comments)
'Move UP' Homebuyers' Tax Credit and YOU - 11/15/09 04:35 PM
‘Move UP’ Homebuyers’ Tax Credit and YOU The new $6,500 federal tax credit for so-called ‘move-up’ home buyers might just have your name on it. The new credit is now available- it took effect Nov 6th. If you fit the criteria- you’ve owned and lived in your home for a consecutive five out of the last eight years, and your adjusted household income doesn’t exceed $125,000, if you file singly or $225,000 if you are married filing jointly-you can claim the credit as soon as you close on a qualifying house. For more info and to read the full article click (3 comments)
Via The Lori Bowers Group: I cant believe the holidays are upon us. Where does the time go? I noticed the big tree is up in Palm Desert and stores have the Christmas decorations already out. So I figured since everyone else is thinking about the holidays, i should too. Dec 4th 5-9pm Holiday Arts & Crafts Bazaar and Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony in Old Town la Quinta. Santa, music, and activities as well as a chance to shop for unique crafts and gifts for your loved ones. The best part about it is the beautiful Old Town La Quinta location. (1 comments)
Via The Lori Bowers Group: Jan 18-24 is the Bob Hope Classic here in our own beautiful La Quinta. For the first time ever, the tournament is being played exclusively in La Quinta. SilverRock is the home course this year which is just down the road from us. So golfers and fans save the date, there is sure to be a lot of activity and events. If you need a place to rent, give us a call early so we can make sure you find a spot.
The Lori Bowers Group78015 Main St., Suite 110 Old Town La (0 comments)
Tweetdeck or Hoot Suite - 11/08/09 08:06 PM
I have tried both of these Twitter helpers... and I have found that Hoot Suite actually offers more. It came later in the Tweet craze and has had time to learn from other formats. With Hoot Suite you can actually track your tweets and find out how many clicks you are getting on any of your Twitter accts... and follow individual tweets. This can be a terrific tool for letting us know which tweets are reaching our clients/friends.... plus you can even see the regional demographics on each tweet. Are your tweets being followed in Brazil? I wonder???? (14 comments)
FOX NFL Sunday Team Broadcasts Live from Afghanistan - 11/08/09 06:04 PM
I always watch Fox NFL Sunday--- and thought the show today was timely and TERRIFIC !! Here from Mike Saunders-- Via Mike Saunders (Keller Williams Realty - Greater Athens): I usually don't turn the on the TV on Sunday until later in the evening. However, today I did the unusual and decided to watch a little before lunch. After flipping through channels I settled on the FOX NFL Sunday pregame show and was very surprised to see team all in military fatigues. I initially thought it was just in celebration of Veteran's Day this week, and, I was only slightly wrong. The (0 comments)
Can Google find your site? - 11/08/09 05:03 PM
I read a blog yesterday by Tara Jones-- Atlanta, GA.... she reminded us to verify our sites by going to Google Webmaster Tools and uploading code to our sites.... All this to help GOOGLE find us. I followed her instructions and also the ones provided by Google... but depending on your blog or site-- other measures may need to be taken. I queried GOOGLE and read many blog, forum, help posts-- finally finding the site: http://www.affiliatesonfire.com/articles/aof-seo-site-verifier-wordpress-plugin/ to help me make this Google-magic happen on MY site. Wordpress sites have Plug-Ins that can help you in the admin and the many add-ons (9 comments)
Via The Lori Bowers Group: Everyone knows what an eyesore utility boxes are, but they are necessay as we all need electricity so we live with them. The city of La Quinta has decided to hire an artist named Julie Kirk to turn these boxes into a masterpiece. Each utility box is in the process of being painted with the theme of La Quinta in mind. Mountain scenes, desert scenes, wildflowers and more. I happened to pass one on my way to work today and wow do they look nice. No longer an eyesore, but something to gaze upon as art. (3 comments)
Via Russel Ray, San Diego home inspector (Russel Ray, Property Consultant): Although many cactus species have thorns, they really aren't any more thorny or dangerous than the mighty rose, and many cactus (and succulents) have flowers to match the rose while requiring far less maintenance and care. There are two cactus species that I, and many others, do consider flat-out dangerous. One of them is the Jumping Cholla (Cylindropuntia fulgida). I used to have one of these in my garden, a little one about a foot tall, but after accidentally stepping into it one day and not being able to (3 comments)
Via Tom Ferry (Tom Ferry-yourcoach): Happy Thursday! We just completed our rocking event “Design the Decade Ahead” in La Jolla, CA, where 700 Agents spent three days creating their vision for their business for 2010 and beyond. We had an incredible line-up of speakers … Ian Watt, Jim Marks and Gary Vaynerchuk! They crushed it! So many of you emailed me to see Gary’s segment, I decided to have someone take their Flip Camera and just record it. Here you go … Click Here For The Video! Ok, the quality is not the best, but the message is loud and clear! (0 comments)
If YOU live where it's freezing-- ☼ watch this ☼ video☼ of LA QUINTA! ☼ - 11/06/09 04:52 PM
HOW COLD IS IT? If you live where it's freezing cold-- just play this video and you will WARM right up ☼ ! On this fabuouls Friday---we have the most amazing sunny day in LA QUINTA, CALIFORNIA! No wonder so many people come visit in the fall and winter-- ! We are so lucky to live in a place that warms us with its ☼ SUNNY DAYS ☼ and soothes us with its BEAUTY! (3 comments)
Your Escrow Officer is your friend! - 11/05/09 08:08 PM
Tonite I had a call from our Escrow Officer, Denise Dupont, Oasis Escrow-- she was working late, of course. She had just spoken to one of my clients to help clear up some details on a deal. I asked her what time he had called her--- and she said... I called him. She had heard he had some questions on the paperwork-- and she took it upon herself to contact him to make sure everything was done to his satisfaction! Escrow Officers are the unsung heroes of our business, and if you have a good one... let her/him know how much (7 comments)
Via The Lori Bowers Group: It is that time of year again, the courses have been reseeded and the new grass is picture perfect. It is so beautiful to drive through La Quinta and see the scenery and how clean and well kept everythig is.
* SilverRock, La QUinta's beautiful city course has reopened and is offering special rates till Christmas! Be sure to take time to enjoy the mountain views from the amazing course. *If you are a golfer, you will enjoy this event on Novemebr 10th from 6 to 7 pm at the La Quinta Museum. The topic (0 comments)
Via Maria Morton (Prudential Kansas City Realty): The Senate approved the Tax Credit Extension through May 1, 2010. First Time Homebuyers can still receive an $8000 Tax Credit if they purchase before the date. In addition, a $6500 Tax Credit has been approved for repeat buyers providing they have lived in their home for 5 of the previous 8 years. The cap for home price is $800,000. Income limits have been expanded to $125,00- for single filers and $225,000 for joint filers. There are prorations for incomes up to $145,000 single and $245,000 married. Buyers with contracts in place by April (0 comments)
Facebook-twitter-youtube-blogging- oh, my! - 11/04/09 11:36 PM
I am getting it all connected-- and once you do your work becomes easier. Once you are connected-- your blogs, or tweets, or other content is shared thru all the networks and reaches the maximum number of poeple. Now, all we have to do is come up with good, interesting content, be honest, and share with our clients, friends, family and fans. Easy peasy. And every once in a while... write a letter! We are so lucky to be living in a time when we have so many tools available to us! Stay connected-- get connected! (10 comments)
Via The Lori Bowers Group: The Coachella Valley Chapter of California Women for Agriculture is hosting a guided tour of the agricultural industry here in the Coachella Valley. The tour is $50 per person and includes a guided luxury bus, narrated tour guide, lunch and fresh produce grown right here in our valley. The bus will leave The La Quinta Museum at 8am and return at 3pm. The La Quinta Museum is located at 77-885 Calle Montezuma. Enjoy the day learning about our local farming community, enjoy lunch in a date garden and learn about the worries of Coachella Valley Farmers. (0 comments)
Via The Lori Bowers Group: La Quinta has so much to offer its residents and visitors alike. Here is just another thing that The La Quinta Museum is offering. "On Earth To Stay" is a new exhibit in the Historical Lecture Series. Alice Kotzen, an expert on Native American crafts, basketry and foods will be sharing with us the importance of native palms in the lives of our native desert people. This is a hands on experience and there will be so much to learn and appreciate. Be sure to reserve your spot early as this is a free event. &60-777-7170 (0 comments)
Via Lynn Larson (Keller Williams Elite): As we see the changes in the economy, some good but mostly bad, we also see a number of our friends, colleagues and co-workers struggle to make it. Those of us who are able to hang in there are very fortunate to be working. But what are we doing to help our friends during these tough times. Are we hording what we have in fear or are we trying to help the less fortunate? A struggling friend once asked Benjamin Franklin for a loan. Mr. Franklin agreed to the loan, but (3 comments)
Old Town La Quinta☼ Work there, live there, play there! - 11/03/09 11:30 PM
I live near Old Town La Quinta, and work in Old Town La Quinta, and love to shop, eat, drink and play there! This part of the desert is becoming a destination to rival the old Palm Springs, the foot traffic of El Paseo, the dining of the old restaurant row in Rancho Mirage--- Old Town La Quinta has charm and community. Young people are finding it and making it a vibrant place--- and the locals are supporting it. I love Old Town-- and the people we meet there. From the Old Town Cellar to Devane's and Hog 's Breath... Palmers, (2 comments)
Via The Lori Bowers Group: Nov 6th from 5-7 pm at the La Quinta museum is a night to attend Southern California Bird Singers perform traditional songs of our native Desert Cahuilla Indians.. Artist David Salk and resident Dennis Wharton James, descendant of George Wharton James will also be there. Come out and experience what the natives knew about this beautiful valley, long before we existed. This exhibit presented by the La Quinta Arts Foundation and the La Quinta The Lori Bowers Group78015 Main St., Suite 110 Old Town La Quinta La Quinta, CA 92253 Phone: (760)777-8788 • Fax: (760)771-5355 (0 comments)
Via The Lori Bowers Group: Now that Halloween is over, Thanksgiving is right around the corner. So I thought being it is November already, its time to think about Turkey Dinner. There is an amazing place here in La QUinta, called Cooking With Class, which will teach you everything you ever wanted to learn about cooking and more. So if you are making your first Turkey Dinner or just want to add a flair to your usual spread, check this place out.....Sure to be a hit.... Open for retail sales and walk in business Monday through Saturday - 10:30am to 5:30pm, (0 comments)
Via The Lori Bowers Group: If you are a local to our desert, you know that Marthas Village & Kitchen is a huge part of helping out the less fortunate in our Coachella Valley. So here is the perfect opportunity to show our gratitude for what we do have and the blessings we have been given even in this tough year.
Date Thursday, November 26, 2009 @ 8:00 AM local time Address La Quinta Park79255 Westward Ho Drive Brief Description Help Martha's Village & Kitchen provide over 500,000 meals this year. You can help change the lives of (0 comments)
Putting e-pro to work! - 11/02/09 03:29 PM
I have just begun the e-pro class and have found most of the material very familiar--- With any web experience at all you can breeze through the first module. But I have found some good ideas to put to use-- that I had'nt used before. One of the ideas involves creating a domain with your property address: eg. 123missiondrive.schoweproperties.com, that sends your clients and prospects directly to the specific page on your site for more info on the property. To take this idea further-- I have created business cards that have a picture of my listing and the web address of (2 comments)
Via Amy Hahn, Crystal Coast REALTOR (Pine Knoll Shores Realty): Buyer says "Huh"? The importance of NOT using acronyms when speaking with clients!
A few days ago, I was showing property to a first time home buyer. We had looked at everything available in her price range and nothing seemed to fit her needs. I told her that I would check on any "FSBOS" listed as soon as I got back to the office. Her response, "HUH"? I apologized and then explained that fsbos are For Sale by Owner properties. I started thinking back and wondered how many times I (3 comments)
Via Jeani Thomas Richie-Broker-CRS-GRI-EXIT Hill Country Realty: Speechless Sunday...Butterfly Moment One of the treasures of San Antonio, Texas is the Botanical Gardens. I caught this little guy at the entrance as we walked in and decided to get my macro lens out and take the shot. Nothing better than capturing the splendor of nature through the camera lens on a gorgeous Sunday afternoon with the family. Enjoy the little things! Photography by: Jeani Thomas Richie, Copyright 2009 www.JeaniRichie.com
Via Lane Bailey - REALTOR & Car Guy (Diamond Dwellings Realty): If you haven't been watching Twitter or FaceBook (specifically me on Twitter or FaceBook), I had a hard drive crash on Friday. It isn't good... I used to back up pretty regularly, but had kind of drifted away from it lately. It isn't good. The hard drive has started clicking and might cost $$$$$$ to rebuild. But this isn't about that. This is about backing up. There is a new 320GB drive in my Tablet and IF I can recover the data from the old drive, it will have about (0 comments)
Reminds me that I HAVE to get to the FOLLIES this season!!
Via Kimberley Kelly (HK Lane Real Estate Co.): Palm Springs Follies..What a Show!!! Just because I live in La Quinta doesn't mean I don't head into Palm Springs for some good night life once in awhile and today it was day life! Took my mom to see the Matinee of the Palm Springs Follies. What a great time. Sounds kind of creepy I know..dancers in their 80's (60's and up), but I am here to attest to the fact that these guys and gals are jumping around up (0 comments)
Google Maps--- Thanks Active Rain! - 11/01/09 01:00 PM
Well, I heard it hear first! That is saying something--- Sunday morning and an Active Rain blog notified me via auto featured blog e-mail--- that Google Maps was now featuring a Real Estate finding application. It is amazing! I checked to see if my listings in the La Quinta area showed up---- and they did! By using Postlets -- they were automatically fed to google maps--- There is also a share and embed option that I have added to my blog-- for whatever region you want to map. If you click on the map or zoom-- It automatically updates! Here is (6 comments)
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