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Dear John....A Letter to Sellers - 05/31/07 07:45 AM
Dear John, Please don't hate me for what I'm about to say. I'm sorry to have to tell you this. But.....I'm leaving you. Please don't be hurt. Let me explain. While you were trying to get more for your house than it is worth, I met someone else. His name is Appropriately. Appropriately is thoughtful and listens when I make price suggestions. Approriately is kind and understands that I have his best interest at heart. Dare I say that Appropriately is also sweet on me....he really likes me! He values my opinion. I could tell by the way he didn't argue when (94 comments)
Remember - 05/26/07 09:38 PM
I read that Lizzie Palmer is only 15 years old. We should all be so wise. As of this posting, this video has been viewed over 8 million times. Remember.
Redland Home For Sale - Lowest Priced! - 05/26/07 05:33 PM
Have you been looking for a home in the Redlands but can't afford the prices? Own this great gem of a home in the historical Miami Redlands area at a phenomenal price! $349,900 buys you this small but ample home in the Miami Redland area, slightly off the beaten path. The lot is 150' x 108' for a total of 16,200 SF. There's plenty of room here! The home has been completely remodeled inside. See below for details! To make an appointment to see this affordable home in the Redlands, please call your Miami Redland REALTOR, Maggie Dokic at 786-581-1517. The (2 comments)
Should Real Estate Agents Speak English?? - 05/21/07 09:59 AM
This post was inspired by a post of Maureen Staccato's. No, I am not being facetious. I really want to know. Why am I asking something that may seem obvious to most? Well, here in Florida you don't need to speak English to get your real estate license. You can take the class in Spanish. You can take the test in Spanish. You can speak Spanish to your customers. You can use a Spanish sale and purchase contract. But is this beneficial to the consumer? Before I get someone thinking that I am bashing Spanish, let me spell it out clearly: (74 comments)
Traffic Jam Because of a Horse? - 05/19/07 11:56 PM
It's not every day I get stuck in traffic behind a horse. Oh, living in the Miami Redlands, I see horses being transported all the time. And I usually see local horse owners taking them out for leisurely rides. But today I saw something different. I was driving on SW 200th Street when I saw a horse galloping like a bat out of you-know-where towards 200th street. I knew that if I didn't slow down he and my vehicle might actually have a sudden and, more than likely, injuring collision. As he reached the street he barely slowed and turned onto (21 comments)
Meeting Our Beloved Pets Again - 05/19/07 07:55 PM
This post isn't about real estate. Not directly anyway. It's about a neat site one of my sellers told me about. I take time to make small talk with my customers. It's not small to me. I really do enjoy connecting with people this way. Sometimes this means it takes longer to get things done (I had a 5 hour listing presentation once!) but I really do enjoy the connections I make with my customers. I have a seller who rescues Dalmatians. He presently has five in his home. But these 5 are all his. Steve's home is their home. Some (25 comments)
Where have YOU been lately? - 05/14/07 05:44 AM
Google EarthTM has a nifty little gadget available that offers endless possibilities for it's use. It's called a Trackstick. The Trackstick is a smidgen bigger than a jump drive and it tracks its own location at predetermined intervals. Not only does it track its location, it also tracks time, date, speed, heading and altitude. It has over 1Mb of memory and can easily store months of travel information. It integrates seamlessly with Google EarthTM so you can create really cool vacation memories. Parents can get one of these for their kids and stick it in their backpacks (or jeans pocket?) and keep (24 comments)
Miami Redlands Orchid Buying - 05/13/07 07:46 AM
Living in the Miami Redlands makes it easier for me to sell real estate here. Easier because I don't just sell real estate in the Redlands, I live it, know it and love it. The Miami Redlands area is a historic agricultural community. As such, you can't beat it for finding wonderful plants, be they for landscaping, windowsills or gifts. There are many plants to be found here. One of my favorites is the orchid. Next time you're in the market for some orchids try Remarkable Homes and Gardens at 20990 SW 147 Avenue. They are known for their $7 orchid sales. (8 comments)
This is a special day for all. Even if we are not mothers, we needed one to get here. Here's wishing everyone on the Rain, and not, a blessed Mother's Day. These quotes come from http://www.mothers.net/ If you bungle raising your children, I don't think whatever else you do well matters very much.- Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
Children require guidance and sympathy far more than instruction.- Annie Sullivan My mother used to say, "He who angers you, conquers you!" But my mother was a saint.- Elizabeth Kenny At work, you think of the children you have left (19 comments)
Broward Home for Sale 10512 NW 7 Street, Pembroke Pines $247,000 - 05/12/07 06:43 AM
Looking for a great starter home in Broward County? This Townhome is perfect! This is a spacious 2 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom, 2-story townhome in Pembroke Pines offered at $247,000. The lower floor has a large great room/living room/dining room combination with a pass-through counter from the large kitchen. The floors downstairs are tiled. There is a guest bath downstairs for convenience. Each of the upstairs bedrooms has it's own bathroom for privacy. The upstairs floors are carpeted for added warmth and comfort. This home has a built-in storage room in the back making it convenient to store your holiday items and (0 comments)
Miami Home for Sale - 15260 SW 57 Street West Miller Area $365,000 - 05/12/07 05:57 AM
Looking for a great home in the West Miller area of Miami? This one is centrally located and is move-in ready! This is the lowest priced 4/2 in the Westwind Lakes subdivision in West Miller. Pride of owndership shows throughout. Tiled floors in the living areas. All the bedrooms are carpeted but the master, which is tiled. The master bedroom is spacious and has a large dressing area and bathroom. The home has volume ceilings and nice architectural touches throughout such as built-in plant and accent shelves. With a concrete deck and awnings in the back, this home makes dinners "al (0 comments)
Redlands Eats - Cheap and Yummy - 05/09/07 08:53 AM
I love living and selling real estate in the Miami Redlands. And while there are great places to eat in the Redlands, and I will post about them, I am not posting about a place that is right in the Redlands right now. Latin American Cafeteria has several locations throughout Miami. The closest one to the Redlands is the one on Eureka Drive (Just a few minutes east at 11370 SW 184th Street). I still can't figure out if all the Miami Latin American restaurants have the same owner or are even related, but the two I've eaten at (this one and (18 comments)
The Simple Things - 05/08/07 03:51 PM
I had an opportunity to have a leisurely chat with my kid today. She's 15 and we talk but it seems as if one of us is always on the run when we do. Although today was a school day I had to take her to a doctor's appointment and we had a late breakfast afterwards. We got to talking about everything while talking about nothing in particular. That's when some of the best memories are made. She told me about a girl in her school who has developmental problems and has her own aide who takes her from class to (32 comments)
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Redlands House for Sale - $599,000 - Acre plus! - 05/06/07 12:16 PM
If you're looking for a house in the Miami Redlands with a real acre plus of property here's a great one. This home sits on over an acre of land. A true acre, not the wanna-be acres that builders push. If you're ready to experience the tranquility of the Redlands, call me at 305-975-3842 and schedule an appointment to see this home. Need a Redland REALTOR? You've found her! Call Maggie Dokic today.
Redlands - Dade County Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 2 Square Feet: 2627 Very Spacious Redland Country Home! 1.25 acre, fenced, over 2400 sq. ft., hurricane protected "Somay" roof coating, completely remodeled eat-in-kitchen, dining (7 comments)
Redlands House for Sale $499,000 - 05/06/07 08:17 AM
Looking to buy a home in the Miami Redlands without paying as much as the standard price going in the Redlands? Look no more! Here's a great home in the Miami Redlands sitting on an 18,000 SF lot priced at $499,000. If you need a real estate agent in the Miami Redlands who can help you buy or sell, you've found her! Maggie Dokic is not only a REALTOR, she's also a real estate broker who can go the extra mile for you in the Miami Redlands. Want to schedule a private tour of this fabulous home in the Miami Redlands? (0 comments)
Using a REALTOR® Can Keep You On the Right Side of the Law - 05/05/07 09:28 PM
This week I saw a FSBO sign on the lawn of one of the houses I farm. Of course that always stings, but you can't take those things personally when you're a REALTOR®. I made note of the info but it wasn't your typical info. They had a website listed on the flyer in the info-tube so of course I checked it out. It's a company that is somehow putting financing in place so that buyers can be offered "seller financing" that isn't really seller financing. I will look into it further and do a post about it but I'm writing about (25 comments)
Miami Mothers Get Your Free Mother's Day Breakfast at McDonald's! - 05/05/07 02:30 PM
On Sunday, May 13, 2007, Mother's Day, Miami Mothers can get a free breakfast entree at participating McDonald's Restaurants. This promotion is probably taking place throughout the continental United States but I'll let your local REALTOR® let you know if you're not in Miami.
Mothers must be accompanied by a child in order to qualify for the free breakfast. Now we all know you're not going to let the poor kid go hungry but it's still a pretty neat thing McDonald's is doing. The breakfast you do pay for shouldn't cost you more than 3 times the free one. =) (6 comments)
Broker's Caravan Markets Listings - 05/03/07 08:59 PM
I'd been told caravans haven't been popular lately. In the almost 2 years I've been licensed as a REALTOR® in Miami I had not heard of any being done. Two months ago Julie Romero, of Combank Mortgage, told me that her bank was putting together a Broker's Caravan in the Homestead area and I had been trying to make it into the very popular caravan ever since. Today I made it in! For any newer agents who may not be familiar with these yet, a caravan is simply a group of agents who meet at one place, talk up one of (21 comments)
Making Waves in the Rain - 05/01/07 11:22 PM
I don't make waves. Usually. I dislike conflict. I've written about Localism pictures before. I thought I noticed my picture points decreasing. It turned out there probably had been a few deleted from the comment made on that post by Caleb (not to be confused with Flat Caleb who has less hair). I have now seen my picture contributions decreasing yet again. Almost daily. I don't mind if the powers-that-be in the Rain monitor and delete pictures they deem "inappropriate." As a matter of fact, I welcome it! It's high time the Localism photos be brought up to 'snuff. I (45 comments)
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