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There is Sun Behind the Clouds - Keeping Positive When S*** Happens - 06/30/09 07:00 AM
I don't let them get to me. I know in my heart that the bad experience I may have with one person or one deal will bring me a better experience in the future. There is often a reason things do not work out and we need to accept the lessons the experience taught us and move on. I have seen this work out time and time again.I try to do my best for every person I work with. Sometimes that means doing a lot of work and in the end STUFF HAPPENS and it does not result in money in my (10 comments)
It's Crunch Time People! T Minus Five And We're On Our Way! - 06/29/09 06:09 AM
Have you ever wondered how it is all going to fit? This week is a doozy. I need to follow up on some promotional efforts so that they will go off without a hitch (like that is going to happen) when I return. I have to put together quite a few home tours for several new buyer clients and for some clients who are still looking. They all want to see houses before I go away on vacation.I need to tie up all the lose ends of transactions so that they will still be pending when I return home.I have to (21 comments)
Excuse Me What Were You Saying? A Pledge To Focus More - 06/23/09 08:22 AM
This morning I read a post by my Texas friend Greg Nino about the Realtors tendency to over talk and as I responded I thought well my problem is a bit different. I don't need to stop talking so much as to clear my mind of the thousands of other issues that crowd in as I try to talk with someone. I need to focus. My kids often will stop talking in the middle of a story to remind me that I was supposed to be listening. It is something that aggravates them a lot about me and I try very hard (14 comments)
It's Summer And For First Time Homebuyers The Tax Credit Clock Is Ticking - 06/21/09 06:43 AM
Wow can it really be summer? It does not really feel like it with the cool wet weather we have had lately in New York but today is the official start of the season. What are your plans? If you are thinking about taking advantage of the $8000 tax credit available to first time homebuyers then your plans should include finding a Buyer's Representative Real Estate Agent who can help you find a home and get into it before the current deadline of December 1st. It may seem like you have a lot of time but the clock is ticking. The average (15 comments)
To do Orange County NY - June 20, 2009 - 06/20/09 07:58 AM
Saturday June 20, 2009 in Orange County NY Saturday's Weather in the mid 70's but may have showers (click here for the latest NOAA Information.)Special EventsYard, Garage, and Flea Markets Bullville, NY - Join Everything Animals Resource Center for the Annual Yard Sale at 2807 Rte 17K Bullville, NY Starts at 9:00 AM For Info Call 845-361-4465Newburgh, NY - Flea Market today at Trinity United Methodist Church, 1 Owens Road, Town of Newburgh from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM For Info Call 845-562-0914Highland Mills, NY - The Highland Mills United Methodist Church, 654 Rte. 32, Highland Mills Yard Sale Starting at 9:00 AM For (4 comments)
Some Advice To Ignore When Looking For A House - 06/19/09 06:59 AM
Shop With The Listing Agents - You will get a better deal, NOT! The Listing Agent owes their loyalty to the property owner not the potential buyer. Many buyers today are unaware that they have the option of working with an agent who will provide them with representation and assistance during the search for and purchase of a home. Buying A Foreclosure Is The Best Way To Get A Deal - You may also be setting yourself up for frustration, a long wait to get the deal done, and a bunch of not so pleasant surprises like long neglected maintainance issues, (14 comments)
It's The Comments and Responses That Are The Essence of ActiveRain - 06/18/09 05:51 AM
I was wondering how many of you new to Activerain understand how to make the most of this network. I have been so busy lately that I have had to modify my AR routine so much. I used to accomplish in so much here in one day: write a blog post, comment on at least 10 but most often more Blog posts, and look back at the comments I made the day before for the response that I may have gotten. Now I might be posting every couple of days and commenting less. Worse I think is that often I find myself (25 comments)
Port Jervis, NY - Grace Episcopal Church, 85 E Main St, Port Jervis 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM Call 845-726-3859
Pine Island, NY - The Hudson Valley Polonaise Society Garage Sale at the CYO in Pine Island Starts at 8:00 AM Call 845-986-2572
Chester NY - Chester Historical Society at 1915 Erie Depot, 19 Winkler Pl, Chester, NY Starts at 8:30 AM (5 comments)
I Am Spreading A Virus And I Hope You All Will Catch It - 06/11/09 08:04 AM
About two and a half months ago I found myself in a bad state. I am a stress eater and I found much to my dismay I had packed on many extra pounds due to the stress of everything. I made a decision that I was not going to go any further down the road of the ever increasing sizes I kept convincing myself it was ok to buy. I am pleased to say that from that day of decision I have gone from almost being forced into a size 18 to finding size 12 fits once again. In two and a (18 comments)
Looking at Things with a Fresh Set of Eyes - How to Relate Just About Anything to Real Estate - 06/08/09 10:43 AM
Well I got to go out on the new motorcycle yesterday. I had not had any time to go riding since my husband got this newest addition to his toybox (He does like toys) and I have to say I loved it. This is a bike for the more mature rider as the other one we have is a 1960 Harley that does not have all the comforts of the new one. This bike has a cushy seat and music....I know but hey I said it was an old man's bike. It was awesome to be in the wind again and made me (12 comments)
Please take some time today to remember the sacrifices of the men who landed at Normandy on June 6th 1944 and went on to win World War II.
American Veterans Traveling Tribute - Newburgh NY Visit the traveling wall of Vietnam Veterans Memorial and see memorials from all American conflicts and the 9/11 tragedy at Stewart International Airport, off Rte 747. Thursday through Sunday. For Further Information Call 845-297-5073
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I Know This Might Seem Crazy But Take A Look At This House! - 06/05/09 07:40 AM
Has it happened to you? I am talking about that feeling that a house is calling out for a buyer. It is totally the opposite of the criteria they have given you. It is more money than they want to spend. It is in the wrong town but it almost compels you to send it to the buyer anyway. I can almost see my buyers face as they open the email and find this "totally wrong" listing in their inbox. They read my explaination that I know this is totally not what they asked for but occaisionally something will come on (23 comments)
Is This The Real You Or Is It Fantasy - You Can't Use A Stand In In Social Media - 06/03/09 07:46 AM
Someone mentioned on Facebook the other day about people who have others try to do their social networking for them. I have been thinking about that a bit (you have a lot of time to think when you drive from place to place to meet buyers and tour homes so thankfully as busy as it has been I have had a lot of time to think random thoughts) Anyway, back to the thoughts of the moment....Let's take some time to review who might venture into a blogging community or start to follow you on twitter or become your friend on facebook (64 comments)
When I Bought Back In '32 - And Other Not So Helpful Advice For Real Estate Buyers - 06/01/09 08:11 AM
Buying Real Estate can be a confusing and uncertain time for anyone. It is something that many people only do once or twice in their lives. Why do the friends and relatives of people who are looking to purchase property think they are able to help with decisions that they have only worked through a time or two themselves? Everyone it seems knows real estate and can give you the right advice on how to proceed. I know that my friends and relatives all have their opinions of the best way to do everything. You can't believe the number of times that (10 comments)
My blog will deal with working with buyers, my life as a mother of 3 teenagers and how to fit real estate into the other aspects of my world. I will also speak on volunteer efforts to assist my community
Disclaimer: ActiveRain Corp. does not necessarily endorse the real estate agents, loan officers and brokers listed on this site. These real estate profiles, blogs and blog entries are provided here as a courtesy to our visitors to help them make an informed decision when buying or selling a house. ActiveRain Corp. takes no responsibility for the content in these profiles, that are written by the members of this community.