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We knew enough to sell it ourselves?!?! - 03/29/08 08:53 PM
Have you ever heard "We knew enough to sell it ourselves" come out of someones mouth who sold their own home? While getting my nails touched up at the nail shop today, I asked my nail guy if he knew any other Investors like himself who he might introduce me to. He asked me why and I said "Well, when I get licensed, I would like to have lots of investors that I can call if I come across some great buys in the market!" The lady that was sitting in the other chair asked me what I did, and I told her (12 comments)
It`s all about the money.... - 03/27/08 11:27 PM
Tonight's episode of The Celebrity Apprentice ended with Piers Morgan winning, simply because it`s all about the money! And Piers had the bigger Rolodex! I was really disappointed to say the least. Yes, Piers substantially out raised Trace Adkins, but the manner in which it was accomplished was to me disgusting. Piers has a brilliant mind, and a keen business sense but his tact and demeanor is in the toilet and not many enjoyed working with him, or respected him personally. His charity was the Intrepid Fallen Hero's Fund. Trace on the other hand was more laid back, reserved, poised, tactful, respected, but just didn't (11 comments)
My first contact from AR! - 03/26/08 11:01 PM
I am so excited! Today I received my first contact from AR! Someone looking to relocate to our area but they are interested in Leasing right now. I will be working with an agent to help this person out since I am not licensed yet, but it could lead to even more referrals because they are moving here with a company who will have others relocating! I hope to have my license by the time the transactions take place but if not, I will still have the relationship and hopefully gain some referral business from them to others who will be moving here! I love playing (9 comments)
are coming to the Fort Smith Convention Center on April 28th.
This will be their 2nd concert here at the Fort Smith Convention Center. If you have never heard this awesome group here is a sneak preview from the tour. I had the pleasure of being what they call a Runner for the band when they were in town the last time. What I do is basically take care of them if they need anything, I drive them around town if they want to go somewhere, make runs for food or to the store for special needs. It is my way of serving (5 comments)
What I like to do in my spare time...... - 03/23/08 09:40 PM
One of the things I like to do in my spare time is to attend Christian Concerts. I used to be in Christian Radio Advertising so I got to meet a lot of artists. But I actually got to get closer to them after I left radio. I actually get to give back by being what they call in concert venues a Runner. One of my good friends is a Concert promoter and he brings in all the artists and I get to serve as the runner for them. That means I basically attend to their needs, like driving them around if they want to (5 comments)
What are your top 10? - 03/22/08 10:23 PM
What are your Top 10 Books that you have ever read? I am taking a poll. I love to read and have quite a collection of classic books as well as books from new authors. I just finished my latest book The Greatest Miracle in the World from the Best Selling Author Og Mandino. Here is my latest collection of Top 10 books to read, in no particular order: 1. The Bible (I like the John Maxwell Leadership Bible myself) 2. Failing Forward by John Maxwell 3. I Dare You by William Danforth 4. Permission Marketing by Seth Godin 4. Who Moved My Cheese by Dr. Spencer Johnson 5. Use What You've (7 comments)
One down 8 to go - 03/21/08 11:55 PM
One down 8 to go! I made it up another notch from 10th to #9 ranking in the state of Arkansas!
I am that much closer to my goal of getting to the top of my state! I just wanted to say thanks to all of you who comment on my posts and offer your support and encouragement! I sure wouldnt get there without you! Please keep reading and commenting. You make me smile!
Thanks again! To your success,
Success equals work and lots of it! - 03/20/08 07:09 PM
I had an interesting conversation with a Realtor friend today about how success equals work and lots of it, especially in todays market! We were having lunch today and she was scratching her head about another agent who is thinking about coming over to her office from another. She had told my friend that she wasn't happy making $35,ooo a year working part time.( I don't know about you, but I would be happy with that!) She is 56 years old and says that she doesn't want to have to work 32 or more hours a week to earn more money... Say what???? I`m (8 comments)
Who rides in your car? - 03/19/08 09:54 PM
So let me ask you again.... who rides in your car? This was a topic in Real Estate class about the safety of Women Realtors and whether or not they should let people ride in the car with them. It was quite an interesting debate amongst the class, all of which were women by the way! I have to say that I took the stance that I would not let people in my car. I might end up out in a field somewhere no one would find me. There were agruments on both sides of the issue. Some said they would, for the (13 comments)
Update on Real Estate School - 03/19/08 12:01 AM
Update on Real Estate School..... Last week I ran around around getting my fingerprints from the Fort Smith Police Departmentand gathering the necessary documents and filing out the application and other paperwork to send to Little Rock for my "clearance" to sit for the state exam. I got it all together and put it in the mail on Friday! They now have to run me through their super sleuth detective agency and do my background checks and whatever else they do to make sure I am not a terrorist or serial killer. So now I sit and wait for them to say it is (10 comments)
Van Buren Citizen of The Year!! - 03/17/08 11:39 PM
Congratulations to Donna Parker as this years Iverson Riggs Memorial "Citizen of the Year Award" for Van Buren. KAIA LARSEN • TIMES RECORD Donna Parker holds her Iverson Riggs Memorial "Citizen of the Year Award" Wednesday at her home in Van Buren. A retired teacher and Van Buren city alderman, Parker has performed volunteer work for numerous organizations and activities in the city. You can read about her award in todays edition of the SW Times Record. Donna is a Graduate of Arkansas Tech University, Retired Teacher with the Van Buren School District and is an active volunteer in our community. It is people like (1 comments)
Van Buren`s Best Kept Secret... Cajun`s Back Door - 03/17/08 02:40 AM
Let me introduce you to Van Buren`s Best kept Secret..... Cajun`s Back Door Resturant. While in Real Estate School, a bunch of us women decided to to go to this little restaurant in Van Buren. It is owned by the Father of Amy Gilstrap~Craft, the Instructor of the Arkansas Real Estate Academy where I attended school. I had actually heard about Cajun`s Back Door from another friend and was told to give it try, but just had not gotten around to going. It is located in Downtown Historic Van Buren, Arkansas. I ordered my staple sandwich that I tend to order when eating a (4 comments)
Would you give a Dollar to Make a Difference? - 03/13/08 11:59 PM
Let me start by asking you a pointed question....... Would you give a Dollar to make a Difference? There have been many times in my life that I have been asked to donate money for this that or the other. Most times it is a set amount or a "suggested" gift. Being a single mother of 3 it has not always been easy for me financially, so I would usually say I didn't have the money and maybe they could try me later, or I would feel bad and give money that I really needed. I mean even $5 or $10 dollars can (12 comments)
Van Buren Police Dept gets new Squad Cars - 03/12/08 11:48 PM
Our Van Buren Police Department gets new Squad Cars! photo by KENNETH FRYVan Buren Officer Chris Hoffsommer stands beside a newly designed black and white squad car. You can read about these new Police Cars and what they mean to our community on the Press Argus Courier website. I have got to tell you that I have been noticing these cars around town and you immediately get the feeling of "BIGGER & BETTER". I felt a bit more intimidated by them. My son even noticed them today while we headed down the road on the way to take him to youth ministry at First Baptist (2 comments)
Have you ever wondered???? - 03/11/08 11:32 PM
Have you ever wondered what the meaning of those silly and sometimes very strange words that we have to type in most blogs to enter your post are? I have always wondered where and how on earth they come up with them!?!? You know the ones I am talking about...... FarkleberryPimentaRinonYou get the picture..... well I decided I was going to start looking up the words to see if they really had meanings or if they were really words..... Here are just a few that I have found so far...... see if you recognize any of them!!! lingonberry [ ling-uh n-ber-ee] -noun, plural -ries. mountain cranberryeddo [ed-oh] (12 comments)
Whoooops... I did it again!!!! - 03/09/08 08:21 PM
WHOOPS........I DID IT AGAIN ..... <hearing Brittany Spears in my head> ~yeah I know..... my brain has just had 9 days straight of Real Estate School~ What did I do????? I MET ANOTHER GOAL!!!!! I COMPLETED REAL ESTATE SCHOOL!!!!!! I have a HUGE case of the ..... I passed my final test with a 96.75% and I was the 1st one finished! Now all I have to do is submit my application, pass the background check and pass my test to get my license! Stay tuned..... Susan (12 comments)
My First 10,000 Points! - 03/08/08 08:18 PM
Whoooo Hooooo!!!!!! I just hit my first 10,000 points!!!! I am now ranked 10th in the State of Arkansas! I am so happy!I would like to Thank everyone for commenting on my posts and for all the support and encouragement I have received!You have made me feel so welcome.This is an accomplishment of one of my small goals. My next goal is to be #3 in the State and then give Ray Nellum a run for his money!I dont just want the points, although they are nice to have. I know if I keep posting great content that makes a difference, inspires, (27 comments)
30 Day Free Trial Approach to Goal Setting - 03/08/08 12:47 AM
Why not take the 30 Day Free Trial Approach to Goal Setting? One of the most common things I hear from people about goal setting is that they take the time to write the goals out but then they just get set to the side and forgotten. I have heard that it only takes 21 days to create a habit. I have to believe that it is true. Take at look at one of the most wide spread uses of that in todays society.... The 30 Day Free Trial. The hopes behind the advertisers logic is that you will use the product for 30 days and (8 comments)
We had to skip last night because they cancelled class due to inclement weather so we will have to make that time up over the weekend... that will make for a very long weekend... 8-8 both days! :-( Tonight was a breeze for me though because we studied The Principles of Financing! My time in the Mortgage Industry as a licensed Loan Officer helped me tremendously here! I just hope that I have retained enough information to pass the final exam to get my (6 comments)
Are you a Setter or a Sitter? - 03/07/08 12:00 AM
Here is the Million Dollar Question... are you a Setter or a Sitter??? Are you someone who sets Goals and then takes actions daily to achieve them or are you someone who sits around waiting for success to hit you in the head? There is a great scene from Alice in Wonderland with the Cheshire Cat that makes a poignant point about knowing where you are going in life...... If you`re not sure where you want to go any road will you get there! I am calling all goal setters and yes even you sitters to come and share your experiences about your goal setting systems or lack thereof. I want (5 comments)
MY FIRST CONCERT Was on Sept 8th, 1972 when I was about to turn 13 years old! The ONLY THING IN LIFE I wanted for my birthday was to go see Donny Osmond!!! (I could care less about the Brothers!!!) They were appearing at the Anaheim Stadium which was only about 15 minutes from my house in Norwalk, California. Donny Osmond was my heart throb... There was no other man in the world for me... even though I was actually only 12 at the time! I had him pinned up on walls, on my notebooks, I had all the teen magazines that had stories about him..... (8 comments)
What God had to say to me about selling Real Estate... - 03/04/08 12:34 PM
I promised you yesterday that I would share with you what God had to say to me about selling Real Estate. No... I am not hearing voices! The other night I committed to spend more time talking to God and reading His word. I asked Him to speak to me through His word and to give me some advice about selling Real Estate. If you have been following along, you know that the Mortgage office I was working closed shop, and I took a huge leap of Faith and decided to pursue a lifelong dream of being a Realtor. My Dad had tried (12 comments)
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