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Let's all git to the Crit... - 07/27/12 12:16 PM
There are lots of things to do this weekend in the Milford area; however, only one is a must see spectator event – The Milford Crit. Milford is fortunate to be hosting its fourth Criterium on the streets downtown and through Central Park. Criteriums (Crits for short) are high speed bike races that are usually held on relatively short tracks in urban settings. Crits are very big in Europe and are gaining favor here, since they give the spectators more of a chance to see the riders and the race progressing than longer road courses. They also allow the spectators (1 comments)
What's behind our gold medal moments? - 07/27/12 04:48 AM
As we begin 17 days of wall-to-wall Olympics coverage on TV this quote in the blog Jack’s Winning Words is certainly apropos - “Gold medals aren’t made of gold. They’re made of sweat, determination…and guts.” (Dan Gable) A gold medal is the sign of winning in sports at the Olympics and Dan Gable’s quote makes reference to all of the hard work and training that goes into the process leading up to that gold medal moment on the podium. I suppose that we could equate that medal moment to a sale in real estate. If that were true, sitting at (2 comments)
Lots to do in the Milford/Highland Area this week... - 07/26/12 07:11 AM
There are 11 events or opportunities to do something in the Milford/Highland, Michigan area between now and Sunday night. If you’re an active, outdoors type there is the family Olympics in Highland and Stand Up Board races Saturday and canoe and kayak races in Kensington Park on Sunday, also Sunday there’re 5K runs and walks in Highland. For sports spectators, there’ the Milford Crit bicycle races onthe streets of Milford on Sunday. High speed bike racing through the streets of Milford provide lots of thrills and the occasional spills. For music lovers there’s the Concert in the Park tonight in Central Park (1 comments)
You can't fail if you don't try... - 07/24/12 07:41 AM
“Even if you fall on your face, you’re still moving forward.” (Victor Kiam) from Jack’s Winning Words, my favorite daily blog. Apparently Victor Kiam was an optimist who believed in the power of positive thinking. We certainly have ample opportunities to apply this tidbit of positive thinking in our daily real estate lives. I suppose that as long as you’re down there (having fallen on your face) you could stop and smell the roses or admire the tenaciousness of an ant dragging something bigger than itself back to the nest; however, the best thing to do is probably to jump back (3 comments)
Reach out, I'll be there... - 07/23/12 05:04 AM
I started my day with this little gem from my favorite blog, Jack’s Winning Words - “When you reach out, the chances are pretty good that someone will reach back.” (Cheryl Richardson) Jack went on to site a memory from the old Lucile Ball show I Love Lucy were Lucy and Ethel sang the song Friendship to each other, with the line from the song, “ If you’re ever in a jam, here I am.” As I thought about it, it occurred to me that men seem to have much more of a problem reaching out in times of need than (0 comments)
The lost art of porch sitting... - 07/22/12 05:56 PM
This article originally was written for my July-August Newsletter, which I print and send out to abourt 350 past customers and people whom I’ve met one way or another in my real estate career. Although lots of people like to read blogs on-line many of my Newsletter readers tell me they prefer to have a paper newsletter that they can put on the nightstand and read a little at a time. We are fortunate to live in a house with porches. I have a big, wrap-around porch on the front of the house and a smaller “sun porch” on the back (34 comments)
Haste makes waste... - 07/18/12 05:33 AM
“Fast is fine, but accuracy is everything.” (Wyatt Earp) – from the blog Jack’s Winning Words. Go there to find out who said this first in the 4th Century BC. If Wyatt Earp had been a Realtor those words would have served him well, too. Sometimes we get so wrapped up in the “Time is of the essence” nature of real estate that we lose focus on the need for accuracy. There is another saying that applies from the traffic enforcement people – “Speed kills” – that may apply to real estate transactions, too. There is certainly nothing wrong with (4 comments)
Onward to Milford Memories - 07/16/12 08:03 AM
The Granny’s Attic Sale that the Milford Historical Society (MHS) held last Friday and Saturday was a big success. We sold lots of stuff; however, we also had lots of stuff left over and actually had more donations coming in each day. So, we’ve decided to have a Granny’s Garage Sale during the Friday and Saturday of the upcoming Milford Memories Festival. The sale will be on the front lawn of the Milford Historical Museum again. The times will probably be about the same as last weekend 9 am until 4 pm each day; but check in at the Milford Historical (0 comments)
Is the time right for you? - 07/12/12 05:40 AM
From the Jack’s Winning Words blog comes this gem - “Don’t wait. The time will never be just right.” (Napoleon Hill) Hill was one of the original writers of the value of positive thinking. “Believe it, and you can achieve it.”
If there was ever a saying that we, as Realtors, need to get across to potential sellers it is that one. Too many seem to be frozen by the wait for just the right time. For a long while it was waiting until the value decline stopped. Well, it has stopped in most areas and values are now inching (2 comments)
Take time to dream... - 07/11/12 04:43 AM
From the Jack’s Winning Words blog comes this inspirational piece of advice - “You have to dream before your dreams can come true.” (Abdul Kalam) How true. Sometimes we let the slog of daily life consume so much time and energy that we forget to dream or lose sight of our original dreams. Whether you call it dreaming or visualizing, you have to have goals in mind that you are working towards. Otherwise another old saying takes over your life – Where ever you go, there you are.” More often that I care to admit I’ll end a day and realize (4 comments)
Get ready for change by the election... - 07/07/12 01:54 PM
I saw a report today for June's real estate sales in this area. Sales and listings were down compared to last month. Sale values, both the average and median were up. New home starts were up in Lyon Twp but stable or down elsewhere. My own data confirms that we appear to be in a period of mixed market data that, on the surface looks a bit like another slowdown. What seems to be exacerbating the situation is the fact that so many would-be sellers are still under water on their mortgages that listings are in the dumps - no one (2 comments)
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