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Tom Ferry Summit-- What YOU Missed! - 08/31/11 07:34 PM
Tom Ferry Summit-- What YOU Missed! The Tom Ferry Summit in Anaheim last week delivered big time! This was my 3rd Summit-- so you might think that I am sold on coaching, sold on Tom Ferry, drank the kool-aid, joined the cult, and that I'm ready to get on the spaceship. This year was different. My husband went with me. He is the biggest skeptic of "motivational" type events. He is serious non-believer. And yet, HE chose to go. Not only did we have a great time in Anaheim but here is what you missed! The theme of the event was (10 comments)
ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS IN LA QUINTA Are you looking for things to do with your kids in La Quinta? Do you need to find "family-friendly" events, classes, and activities? Look no further than the DESERT KIDS' DIRECTORY when you search for Activities for Kids in La Quinta! DESERT KIDS' DIRECTORY covers family-friendly events and activities for your kids, or grandkids throughout the Coachella Valley.
Inside September's Issue you will find: BACK-TO-SCHOOL ENRICHMENT ACTIVITIES SHOPPPING & PARTIES UPCOMING FAMILY EVENTS The goal of DESERT KIDS' DIRECTORY is to provide a convenient resource guide for busy parents and grandparents. Each (2 comments)
The Things I Love Now, I Learned to Love in Kindergarten My parents, Don & Penne were high school sweethearts and married in "late December back in '63.".. and it was a very special time for me. They bought their first home in Aurora, Colorado on Del Mar Circle in 1968 and I was on my way to kindergarten. Some of my favorite things of that time were my little red tricycle, my red rocking chair, and my kitty Sammy. But the best (15 comments)
Luxury Real Estate Marketing: Go Fishing Where the Fish Are Biting - Part 2 - 08/23/11 12:35 AM
Times are tough.. for everyone-- in order to survive we must be resilient, flexible, adaptive, and willing to change. Whether you can relate to the architecture or the dancing... I hope some of this post hits its mark! Kathy Via Ron & Alexandra Seigel (Luxury Real Estate Marketing) (email@example.com):
Pay-it-Forward - Sharing ICE - 08/21/11 10:27 PM
I just programmed my phone, and my husbands with ICE numbers. We had them in our older phones-- but needed to put them in again with our iPhones. Make sure to update your phone with you "in case of emergency" numbers, it only takes a second. Via Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Short Sale Agent (San Jose Real Estate - 800-972-1822): While sitting in a salon chair, the person cutting my hair told me about her friend who died in the hospital after being in an auto accident. The family is suing the hospital for not calling the family prior to his death. (0 comments)
Thermal Motorsports Track & Club , a membership-based country club of road courses for car enthusiasts and wanna-be race car drivers announced that Tim and Twanna Rogers have acquired a majority stake in the facility. The Rogers own Tower Energy Group Corp. an independent wholesale fuel provider based in Torrance. Located near the Jacquiline Cochrane Regional Airport in Coachella on 344 acres, the Thermal Racetrack is slated to be the next new attraction to entice auto collectors and drivers seeking a challenging track to (0 comments)
Mondy Family Photos using Slide.com - 08/21/11 06:33 PM
After scanning many family photos to preserve and keep them... I created this "Slide" show using Slide.com to share the photos in a fun way! Slide.com is an easy program that allows multiple photos to be uploaded at a time... up to 50. It also has all kinds of effects, themes, skins, and extras that you use to enhance your slide show! It's really important to me to save these old photos for future generations-- and now we have the ability to share them so easily with Facebook and Twitter. So do some scanning, save and preserve your memories, and then (7 comments)
Cruising in New Mexico - 08/20/11 05:03 PM
Some photos I took of our recent trip... New Mexico has so many different types of beauty. From the plains in the east to the rocky mountains, to the quaint little towns, and the robust cities. New Mexico is the fourth largest state in the country with over 121,000 sq/miles, but it is home to less than 2 million people. One of my favorite things about New Mexico are the wide open spaces, my Dad called it the "high lonesome".
"I love New Mexico!"Create a free slideshow with Picnik! (4 comments)
Our recent road-trip took us through a small town in southern New Mexico called HATCH. Hatch is famous for one thing-- amazing chiles that they grow in surrounding farms. As you enter the town the road-side stands filled with hanging chiles and ristras line the highway. In the late summer the harvest begins and each stand has gunny sacks of chiles ready for roasting. I grew up in Portales, NM and the local stores would carry fresh Hatch chiles every summer. Last year I ordered a couple of gunny sacks full online... I roasted some, froze some (6 comments)
I'm starting to get excited about the Tom Ferry Summit at the Anaheim Convention Center next week. It will be my 3rd Summit-- and I can't wait! Every year I come home with no less than 20 solid, tested, proven ideas for ramping up my business. Every year I meet at least 100 like-minded, knowledgeable, incredible fellow agents. (REFERRALS!) Every year I get to listen to speakers who are the very best at what they do... in all kinds of industries. Every year I am (3 comments)
My New Mexico Roots are Showing: Confessions of Chile-Lover! - 08/17/11 05:20 PM
While traveling on our recent road-trip we took the I-25 south from Denver and headed to my old stomping grounds in New Mexico. Our first stop was in the northern NM town of Raton... using Yelp.com on my iPhone it guided us to this 40 year old traditional (New) Mexican eatery, a converted family home, known as "La Cosina". I knew before I sat down what I would order... they had stuffed sopapillas-- a New Mexico specialty. They are pillows of fried dough, often served with honey for dessert, but these stuffed sopapillas are filled with cheese, beans, and roasted, tender (11 comments)
Are We Clear on the Showing Instructions? - 08/17/11 03:59 PM
Showing instructions must be clear and agreed upon by the seller. A cooperative seller, who is accomodating as far as showings can really help get that home sold!
If you would like to leave a comment on this blog-- please visit the original post by Jeff. Via Jeff Dowler ~ Carlsbad Real Estate ~ 760-840-1360 (Solutions Real Estate (CA DRE Lic. # 01490977)): Are We Clear on the Showing Instructions?
Showings are the mainstay of getting a property sold. There aren’t too many buyers who will buy a home sight unseen, although with the Internet that seems to be (0 comments)
A Do It Yourself Project For Your Heart - 08/17/11 03:31 PM
This post is not only "heart-warming"... it is good for you! My favorite part is to LAUGH each and every day. Find your own "funny-bunny" and giggle... it is so good for you!
If you would like to comment on this post, please visit the original blog by Gary. Via Gary Woltal - Assoc. Broker REALTOR® SFR Dallas Ft. Worth (Keller Williams Realty): We all either ourselves or see from others various home improvements that fall into that DIY category or Do It Yourself. Sometimes to save money, sometimes to make sure the job gets done precisely we or the handy (0 comments)
Turns Out It Was Hard for Me to Blog on Vacation - 08/16/11 09:57 PM
We had a great road-trip and are home tonite-- I wrote a blog before I left asking if fellow ActiveRainers blogged on vacation... most said they did, with NO pressure if it didn't happen. I found that it was very challenging to find the time to blog-- but also most family and friends didn't have wireless-- so the computer would stay in the car. I really missed my blogging therapy and the connection I feel when I'm on ActiveRain. I was with my Colorado family, but I sure missed my ActiveRain family. I will have some blogs coming up that share (11 comments)
Luxury Real Estate Marketing: Spreading Good News/Luxury Local Company Becomes Biggest Employer in Santa Barbara - 08/15/11 01:54 PM
I always like to share good news- re-blog it... Pass it along. And especially when it is about gaining knowledge and encouraging people to learn. Great post from Ron & Alexandra! Via Ron & Alexandra Seigel (Luxury Real Estate Marketing) (firstname.lastname@example.org): With unemployment rates soaring, we are delighted to report that here in the Santa Barbara area, a company is making a dent in those numbers. Recently we found out that early this year, Lynda.com became the biggest employer in Santa Barbara surpassing the University of California Santa Barbara. As a matter of fact, the company is actively recruiting for employees. Lynda,com (2 comments)
Invest In The Gold That Is Happiness - 08/15/11 01:28 PM
Are you investing in your own happiness? If not- why no? What could be more important? Check out this uplifting post by Gary- and consider what you are investing in right now! Via Gary Woltal - Assoc. Broker REALTOR® SFR Dallas Ft. Worth (Keller Williams Realty): With the Dow widely swinging back and forth by hundreds of points each day of late there has been even more a flight to precious metals like gold as an investment, what the advisors call a "safe haven." But have you ever thought of the "best haven" when investing? Investing in your life I am talking about here (1 comments)
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Good news in the tourist industry here in the Palm Springs area... the summer numbers are better than ever! Tourism usually tapers off here in the summer and locals help keep the businesses going in these warmer months. The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway broke ridership records in both June and July, and last months totals approached the numbers we usually see in January, when the snow-birds and seasonal people fill the valley. July's numbers bested last years by 12% with 44,275 people making the ride from the valley floor to (8 comments)
Simple Things that Make me Smile: Good Books and GoodReads.com - 08/03/11 12:36 AM
I had snapped a photo of my night-stand full of books... and shared that photo on my facebook page, entitled "Things that Make Me Smile : Good Books piled on my nightstand!" One of my facebook friends introduced me to a great web-site for sharing your favorite books-- rating them-- and finding new books that you will love! Once I joined GoodReads.com, a very user friendly free site... I began adding books that I have read in the past, and rating them. It was fun to remember some of my favorites. It took some time to get rolling... but I am (16 comments)
Have You Had a Hard Time Finding "Good News" or Where is the Road to Recovery? - 08/02/11 07:09 PM
I have been scouring the paper, driving around, following the internet, listening to the radio, paying attention to people... and I have been having a hard time coming up with "good news" for the spread-the-word, Road to Recovery contest hosted by Peter & Linda Pfann. I did write a post about the strong market in Brentwood, CA... (the one in southern California near LA) but isn't that kind of a stretch? Brentwood is over 100 miles away! Surely I can find some good news here in the desert to write about... I was planning on doing at least 5, and (10 comments)
What Is a Short Sale? - 08/02/11 05:21 PM
I get asked this question all the time-- here is a concise and accurate explanation of the process. If you have questions please give me a call for a private consultation. Thanks, Kathy
I disable comments on re-blogs, please leave your comments with Melissa who wrote the original post. Via Melissa Zavala Realtor® North San Diego County Homes (Broadpoint Properties): Attention homeowners! There is a lot of information in the media right now about the housing market, about the government’s policies and procedures for helping homeowners facing tough times, and about options available when you are having trouble making mortgage payments. (0 comments)
Road to Recovery: Brentwood California Home Sales Are Strong! - 08/01/11 08:03 PM
Brentwood is a great place to be an agent... and it's home sales are strong! After taking a pounding during the recession, Brentwood is now outperforming Bel-Air, and even the 90210 addresses of Beverly Hills in June, both in home sales and in median price. According to data from real estate analytics company HomeData Corp, Brentwood is the only one that saw it's median price increase year-over-year, from $1.37 million in 2010 to $1.56 million in 2011. What does this mean for the real estate here in the desert? Brentwood real estate has strong ties to the music and movie business... (6 comments)
Palm Springs Life Magazine and KPSP Local news are sponsoring a contest to find the BEST of the BEST in the Palm Springs area! The voting takes place online, and you are given numerous choices, or you can write in your favorite. The Best Burger in Palm Springs voting closed on July 19th, 2011 and the WINNERS ARE: WINNER: WOODY'S BURGERS & BEER, PALM SPRINGS 2ND: GRIND BRGR BAR, PALM SPRINGS 3RD: TYLER'S BURGERS, PALM SPRINGS 4TH: FIVE GUYS BURGERS & FRIES, LA QUINTA 5TH, TIE: GRILL-A-BURGER, PALM DESERT & DICKIE O'NEALS IRISH (7 comments)
Landscaping in the desert - the Mexican bird of paradise - 08/01/11 12:37 AM
I love this Mexican Bird of Paradise plant... it only shows it's green coat during the fall and winter... but if you spend your summers in the heat, you are rewarded with these fiery red-hot blooms! It is also very popular here in the Palm Springs area! I disable comments on re-blogs, so if you like this post, please leave your comments with Juli, who did the original post! Via Juli Vosmik - Scottsdale/Cave Creek, AZ real estate 480-710-0739 (Dominion Real Estate Partners, LLC, Scottsdale, AZ): I like to be proven wrong - particularly when I have the opportunity to (0 comments)
Speechless Sunday: Rare Rainy Day in the Desert! - 08/01/11 12:13 AM
We rarely have rain here in the Palm Springs area. When I heard it coming down this morning ... I could not wait to get up and capture it! We almost always have sun, so it is a really special treat to hear the rain falling on the roof, and smell the rainy day smells!
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