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I love my Real Estate business - 08/30/08 11:41 PM
I go nonstop all day long from the minute I get up until it's time to go to sleep. I work 12-14 and sometimes longer hours a day, 7 days a week and love every minute of it. It does not feel like a job to me. I have always told myself: "If I stop liking what I do, I'll get out of it!" I love that you can be your own boss and make as much (or as little) money as you want and get rewarded for your actions in the business. I have witnessed many clients, family members and friends, (8 comments)
World Class Real Estate Service - 08/30/08 10:35 PM
I read a blog from Jimmy McCall Beyond expectations. last week about his experience at a restaurant where he went to eat with his family and the excellent service he received. It made me think about our service as Realtors to our customers. So what makes a service a "world-class" service? It is the talk of many but the reality of few. World-class service is the kind of service that becomes legendary to the client and he/she retells it to many others in the form of free publicity, the kind that can't be bought. - It is "word of mouth advertising", it is (6 comments)
Dunbar Cave State Natural Park - 08/30/08 09:38 PM
The 110-acre park is one of Clarksville's most scenic areas and it is honeycombed by caves and sinkholes, the most prominent being Dunbar Cave. This 8.1 mile cave has historical, natural, archaeological and geological significance. Excavations revealed that this cave has been occupied by man for thousands of years, drawn by its constant stream flow and natural air conditioning. The cave and surroundings were a mineral springs resort at the turn of the century. In the 1930's and 40's the huge cave entrance served as a naturally air-conditioned venue to Big Band performances. Later, the cave was owned by country music (2 comments)
Home Staging Tips - 08/30/08 03:37 PM
Here are a few quick and easy things for the sellers to set up their house for a successful sale. You can include some of these items in your cards or flyers you mail out to your customers! 1. Hire a professional organizer for a day to maximize space in small rooms and closets. When everything has a place, the house appears large, clean and easy to maintain. 2. A kitchen makeover can yield a great return when you're selling your home. Even small improvements like a new stainless microwave and lighting are highly appealing to homebuyers. 3. A healthy lawn (2 comments)
Addicted to AR - Need therapy! - 08/30/08 02:40 PM
I had no idea what it would be like without AR! OMG! I got a virus in my computer a couple of days ago and it was one I couldn't get rid of on my own so I had to take the computer to the shop! I have been driving the technicians crazy calling every hour to see if it is ready. I can't do my blogs, or comments or networking that I'm used to. I didn't think it would be that big of a deal - after all it was just gonna be a couple of days, but I'm going (12 comments)
Better look at your Driver's License - 08/30/08 02:22 PM
A mother is driving a little girl to her friend's house for a play date. 'Mommy,' the little girl asks, 'how old are you?' 'Honey, you are not supposed to ask a lady her age,' the mother replied. 'It's not polite.' 'OK', the little girl says, 'How much do you weigh?' 'Now really,' the mother says, 'those are personal questions and are really none of your business.' Undaunted, the little girl asks, 'Why did you and Daddy get a divorce?' 'That is enough questions, young lady, honestly!' The exasperated mother walks away as the two friends begin to play. 'My Mom won't tell me anything (2 comments)
Pets left homeless because of foreclosures - 08/21/08 04:12 PM
With foreclosures skyrocketing and the prices of everyday goods rising, pets have become hidden victims. As many people are being displaced from houses to apartments that don't allow pets, they leave their cats and dogs with shelters, or even worse, abandon them altogether. Home inspectors and real estate agents have found starved, dehydrated, and terrified dogs, cats, rabbits, and even horses. I personally had two similar occurrences earlier this year. The first one was a Pit-bull left chained in the backyard of the property with no food or water and in the freezing cold. Even though it took several phone calls (20 comments)
Buying Foreclosures - 08/18/08 01:35 AM
Do you have clients out there looking to get a great deal among the many foreclosed properties? Why not? Foreclosed houses are everywhere you turn in this market. But while their sticker prices are low, buying one can be a risky endeavor. This is mainly because with a foreclosure you won't have the same protections as you would for a conventional house. However there are ways to protect yourself, so let your clients know that they CAN get that great deal they've been after, but they have to do their homework. 1. A lot of the buyers are subscribing to (5 comments)
Alligator Shoes - 08/18/08 12:25 AM
A young blonde was on vacation in the depths of Louisiana. She wanted a pair of genuine alligator shoes in the worst way, but was very reluctant to pay the high prices the local vendors were asking. After becoming very frustrated with the "no haggle" attitude of one of the shopkeepers, the blonde shouted, "Maybe I'll just go out and catch my own alligator so I can get a pair of shoes at a reasonable price!" The shopkeeper said, "By all means, be my guest. Maybe you'll luck out and catch yourself a big one!" Determined, the blonde turned and headed (9 comments)
Blonde Jokes Anyone - 08/18/08 12:16 AM
A Flaky Blonde - One day, a blonde named Sally was putting together a puzzle. She was really stumped and very frustrated, so she decided to ask her husband for help. ''It's supposed to be a tiger!'' Sally cried. ''Honey," said Dan, "Put the Frosted Flakes back in the box!'' A Blonde Pub - Why did the blonde go up on the roof? She was told that drinks were on the house! Blonde Inventions1.Tricycle kickstand2.Solar flashlight3.Fire proof matches4.Inflatable dartboard5.Glass hammer6.Black light bulb7.Boomerang grenade Having a Baby...A blonde, a brunette and a red head are sipping tea and discussing their pregnancies.The brunette (4 comments)
Clarksville / Ft. Campbell Area - Golf Courses - 08/17/08 11:57 PM
Are you a golf fan and either live in the Clarksville TN / Ft. Campbell KY area or are planning to move here? Want to know about our golf courses and what they have to offer? Below is some basic information on some of our golf courses. Swan Lake Golf Course581 Dunbar Cave Road Clarksville, Tn 37043 Swan Lake is an 18-hole, 6,065-yard course located at beautiful Dunbar Cave State Natural Area. This par-71 course features dining facilities and annual green fees. Daily green fees are $16.00 (18-holes) and $9.00 (9-holes) weekdays. Daily green fees for weekends and holidays are (0 comments)
Clarksville Department of Electricity Offering more services - 08/17/08 11:51 PM
If you're looking for internet and cable services in the Clarksville TN area, you now have more choices. It used to be Charter Communications and Direct TV for cable services and Charter Communications and BellSouth for internet. Now you can add CDE (Clarksville Department of Electricity) to your list. Did You Know? CDE currently has 125 miles of fiber up and running. CDE is already improving its operating efficieny by remotely reading, connecting and disconnecting 308 electric meters with its fiber network. CDE is providing communications services to local goverment facilities with its fiber network. Next time you're in the market (0 comments)
Clarksville Entertainment - 08/17/08 11:42 PM
Whether you are new in our area or have been here for a while but just not kept up with all that is going on, here is a list of the clubs in Clarksville, TN. Next time you're looking for a place to spend a few fun hours, check out this list. 48 CLUB, 2210 River Road. 905-0901. Open noon-3 a.m. Mondays-Saturdays, noon-midnight Sundays.
BEER BANK, 1537 Fort Campbell Blvd. 647-0377. Call for hours. BEER BOX, 4527 Ashland City Road. 362-9101 Call for hours. BIG AL'S PLACE, 713 Providence Blvd. Open 9 a.m.-3 a.m. daily. THE BRARY SPORTS LOUNGE, 313 N. Riverside (0 comments)
Was it something I said? - 08/17/08 11:36 PM
WHEN the last of their three children was about to leave home, my parents decided to buy a smaller house. The real-estate sign went up. A week later, a second "For Sale" sign appeared two doors away. "Soon you'll have new families on either side of you," my mother remarked to the neighbour whose house was in the middle. "We're thinking of putting up our own sign," she replied wistfully. "It would read: 'Was it something we said?'
School's Open Houses - 08/17/08 11:29 PM
If you have a school age child, mark these days on your calendar: August 21, 2008 - Elementary School Open House - 5-7 pm August 28, 2008 - High School Open House - 5-7 pm September 4, 2008 - Middle School Open House - 5-7 pm Support your children and your schools! - Get Involved!
Local Schools - 08/17/08 11:20 PM
There are 35 schools in our district serving over 28,000 children from pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade. CMCSS educates children in the following schools: one K-5 Magnet School, 19 elementary, 7 middle, 6 high, one Middle College, and an alternative middle/high school. Every school offers some type of after school or summer program to help students be successful in school. These programs include: Literacy Camp - a summer designed program for first and second grade at-risk students to be on target with their peers. Credit recovery - a before and after school intervention program that began in 2004 designed to help high (0 comments)
Local Fun for the Family in Clarksville TN - 08/17/08 11:10 PM
Yoga class 4:30-5:30 p.m. every Thursday at Uffelman Estates, 215 Uffelman Drive. 645-7850. YogaKids 10-10:45 a.m. Aug. 16 at Celestial Esscents, 1850 RETRO'S CLASSIC ARCADE, 138 University Ave. Unlimited play of classic arcade games for $6 a day. 10a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Saturday, closed Sunday. 802-8622. Natalie's Dance Network fall registration and tryouts - Registration 1-5 p.m. Aug. 17 at 141 Kender Rhea Court. Ages 3 through adults. 931-906-3333, Nataliesdancenet@msn.com or www.nataliesdance network.com.
Keep on Blogging! - 08/16/08 11:46 PM
I've been blogging for a little while now and honestly don't know much about it! But I remember reading this blog a few weeks ago that one of our members wrote and it said: Fake it till you Make it! Well, it made me feel better! I was feeling like a total odd ball and couldn't get my words together at times, but I see that I'm not the only one. I read a lot of the blogs you guys put out there. Some are smart, some are funny, some are business like, some are serious, some are way out there, (4 comments)
Curb Appeal! - 08/14/08 01:35 AM
We've all had that experience with a client where you drive up to a house and they don't even want to go inside. It's an immediate "un-appeal." You may know the inside of the house shows much better, but you just can't convince them to spend the time to even go inside. In today's market with lots of homes available to the buyer, why should they? Here is a little list I give my clients to help them change the "un-appeal" to "curb-appeal". Some are easy, inexpensive fixes that will help create that outside look of the buyer's "dream home" and get (9 comments)
Best deal in town!!! - 08/14/08 12:48 AM
One Sunday afternoon a couple sees an ad in the paper. They can't believe their eyes. There is a house in the paper for $1000 that is in the nicest part of town. We are talking about a Highland Park mansion for $1000. They think this has to be a misprint, but decide to call anyway. They said to lady who answers we saw your ad, and realize it is a misprint correct. She tells them no it's not & you are actually the first ones to call. They decide to go look at the house. They race over as fast (4 comments)
Relocating to Ft. Campbell KY? - 08/13/08 03:27 PM
Are you military and transferring to or from Ft. Camplell KY and need someone to help you sell, buy or rent a home in Clarksville TN or Ft. Campbell KY? Hi, My name is MeliG and I am a realtor with Keller Williams Realty in Clarksville. I am Ready, Able and Willing to provide you with personalized attention to help you accomplish your real estate goal whether it is marketing and selling your home or buying your dream home. Your interests and goals become mine and I work diligently to accomplish them. Maybe you don't have any immediate needs but are (0 comments)
Looking to buy or sell in Clarksville TN - 08/13/08 03:17 PM
Are you a current resident in Montgomery County, Clarksville TN area looking for the services of a Realtor? Are you military and transferring to or from Ft. Camplell KY and need someone to help you sell, buy or rent a home in Clarksville TN or Ft. Campbell KY? Hi, My name is MeliG and I am a realtor with Keller Williams Realty in Clarksville. I am Ready, Able and Willing to provide you with personalized attention to help you accomplish your real estate goal whether it is marketing and selling your home or buying your dream home. Your interests and goals (0 comments)
A heart warming story! - 08/02/08 02:48 PM
I had just left the office yesterday when the receptionist called and said there was a delivery there for me. I asked her what it was but she didn't say. She just said it will be waiting at the front desk for you. I was a little puzzled but made my rounds and turned back at the office right at closing time. I asked the receptionist where my delivery was. She smiled and pointed toward the edge of the desk. I walked where she was pointing looking for a UPS box or something to that effect and didn't see anything. I (8 comments)
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