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What parenting books don’t cover... - 07/31/09 10:28 AM
My little girl is getting married tomorrow. It is one of those lovely moments in my life where I am filled with joy and sadness, all at the same time. As a father: I am blessed that my daughter has found someone to share her life with... I feel my wife and I had a hand in shaping her young life... I am proud that she has grown into someone I admire and I also would seek as a friend... I am also feeling it hard to let go. I'm not the only man in her life anymore and that is (9 comments)
As many of you know, one of my favorite comedians is Daniel Lawrence Whitney. His humor is everyday funny and 75% true to a point. Take a moment and enjoy this little diddy; The early bird may get the worm but the second mouse gets the cheese in the trap... -Daniel Lawrence Whitney That smile you're wearing is contagious, share it with a friend or loved one...
Provided by Paul S. Henderson, Realtor ®, RE/MAX Professionals, Dupont & Lacey, WA. (Specializing in Internet marketing strategies for positive results!) (http://phenderson.net) or http://www.lacey-washington.com
Chances are you wouldn't know it if you had. Stage names and agents might keep you in the dark till the very end. The world of celebrities might look blessed but it can be hazardous to ones health or well being. I have been blessed with representing 2 celebs; A country western singer... I wasn't aware of the country western singer until a week before closing. He was represented by his girl friend and agent doing the search. A professional athlete... The professional athlete was straight forward and had me sign a non- disclosure privacy statement from the get go. (65 comments)
Visit more than once! - 07/25/09 07:23 PM
Make sure you visit that beautiful waterfront marina condo at low tide also... I showed a condo to a client and the Owner/Agent insisted that we be there at a specific time. I told the Owner/Agent that my client had to catch a plane and it was now or never. He agreed to meet us at the condo. The rotten egg smell was really bad as we drove up. My buyer was almost sickened by the odor. We call it low tide. To my amusement and teary eyes, the agent proclaimed "You should have come six hours ago, the water was (10 comments)
I believe we have one of the best adult communities in Washington State. It's called Jubilee which means celebration to me at least. Some people think it's a prison sentence rather than a celebration, but I tend to look at the positive side of life and to live it to the fullest.
55 is only a number and a speed limit! We don't call them retirement communities anymore. Why should we? Who has time or can afford to retire anymore?My last client, who was interested in downsizing, said it was nice dealing with a Realtor ®, who could actually (2 comments)
Location, location, location - 07/23/09 12:55 PM
We've all been there, waiting for that perfect spot to park. It's like a game, how close can I get to those store doors. Well, this is an example of not looking up when you find that perfect spot to park. This car would have been safe if the driver would have walked just 2 parking stalls farther... Be careful when you look up!
30 Minute Vacation - 07/22/09 05:51 PM
30 Minute Vacation Ah yes, you remember, we use to call it lunch. We use to slip away from the desk, the phone, the computer... We use to empty our minds for, heaven forbid, 30 minutes... We use to dream of things to come... We use to soak up the rays while reading our novel and eating our sandwich... We use to come back refreshed, ready to work... That table at the park is still there where you left it. It's not far from your office. Believe it or not your cell phone won't miss you; it can take messages for (15 comments)
Monday Morning Inspiration, Leedstrom ... - 07/20/09 12:27 PM
Monday Morning Inspiration, Leedstrom ... Both Saturday and Sunday were extremely busy and I needed a great quote to start my Monday... -It is by tiny steps that we ascend to the stars... -Jack Leedstrom Each week, I read several Monday morning motivators. I also seek out others to brighten each day. I find this puts me in the right state of mind to tackle the challenges of the week to come... I hope this brightens your Monday and makes this a great week, starting now... Authored by Paul S. Henderson, Realtor ®, RE/MAX Professionals, Dupont, Lacey & Olympia, (6 comments)
On the brighter side... Never Tick Off A Nurse - 07/16/09 10:23 AM
A big shot attorney had to spend a couple of days in the hospital. He was a royal pain to the nurses because he bossed them around just like he did his staff. None of the hospital staff wanted to have anything to do with him. The head nurse was the only one who could stand up to him. She came into his room and announced, "I have to take yourtemperature." After complaining for several minutes, he finally settled down, crossed his arms and opened his mouth. "No, I'm sorry," the nurse stated, "but for this reading, I can't use an oral (15 comments)
Attack of the rumor mill... - 07/15/09 06:36 AM
Who started the $15k buyer rebate rumor? Is this a way to stymie an already fragile home market? In the last 2 weeks I have had 2 buyers decide to wait. The reason they have been told by their financial advisers that they would be foolish to settle for $8k when the government is talking about a new exciting rebate program. The other shoe to drop is the rumor also includes all buyers', not just first time home buyers. (Double Ouch!) I've seen a few posts here on ActiveRain talking about this issue, the new rebate that is. My problem is (9 comments)
Scanning the daily posts... - 07/14/09 06:45 AM
I was explaining to a client the advantages and disadvantages of renting. I decided to write a post about this intriguing subject. The post bombed , not one comment, not even a pity comment. As I read posts, where the author worries about being featured, I applaud those fellow ActiveRain posters that long for the pity comment. After posting 469 posts you realize, not everything will warrant a comment, let alone a feature tag... Authored by Paul S. Henderson, Realtor ®, RE/MAX Professionals & Four Seasons, Dupont, Lacey & Olympia, WA. (http://phenderson.net) or http://www.lacey-washington.com Specializing in Internet marketing strategies (16 comments)
Sunday morning, on TV, is one of my favorite days for real estate television. I'm not big on television but I like fix up shows. Since Sundays are a work day for me, I really get inspired by these shows. Moving Up on the TLC network is one of those love/hate programs. I have fought, for years; to keep buyers and sellers from discussing how they will change the house they have in common. One person's home is another person's project. Change, in this shows mind, takes place in one hour. The producers take three buyers and show how (3 comments)
I went to a summer company picnic today... - 07/11/09 10:13 PM
I was invited to a company picnic today, not the company I work for, but an old fashion, family oriented, company picnic. It was done to say thanks to the employees and their families for a job well done. It included; Sunshine... A three legged race... A tug of war... Department vs. department Volleyball tournament... Great food and refreshments... Tons of rides and games for the kids... Face painting for the kids all the way up to the CEO... It was, for me, like stepping back in time. When companys remembered what makes a company successful. Perhaps the size of the event (21 comments)
What price, Convenience? - 07/09/09 10:29 PM
I couldn't believe it! I client, who I referred to a local mortgage lender, went to a online mortgage service and paid over two points more to refinance their home than if they would have gone with the local lender's good faith estimate. When I asked why they told me they liked the convenience of dealing online. The lenders office is six blocks from where they work and they have to drive by the office to and from work. These are the same people who tried to beat me up on commission when I helped them sell a property. All (7 comments)
Can NAR survive REPU? - 07/09/09 09:43 AM
What is REPU? REPU (Real Estate Professionals Union) is an idea of the times. Pilots, engineers, firefighters, police officers and other professionals have unions, why not real estate agents and brokers? In our area, I have seen several companies leave the Realtor ® name and logo, some because of money, others over ideology.
In a day where the Obama Administration is showing great appreciation and tax advantages to unions, why not unionize real estate agents and brokers? Is this an off the wall idea? Not in today's political climate. Just think with a million or so members, we could have; An (11 comments)
Are we being backed into a corner? Remember when we worried about banks taking over our business? Get in line; I think we are headed for a government take over of our business. The triad is already under attack. •· Sales and Marketing •· Appraisal •· Finance Do you see a trend by chance? It's very hard to do one without the other two. Who controls two of the three, controls the business. Its time to write those elected officials and remind them that if they own real estate they better listen to their constituents rather than the party leaders. (5 comments)
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