national marketing realtors: It's A Happy Meal.... If You Are A Bird! - 12/06/16 08:57 AM

I guess that if you are hungry and you are in the middle of a blizzard... this is a "Happy Meal" for a bird.
 
The worst thing about a zoom lense is that when I did zoom in on this scene I could see the feeder was almost empty. The birds are enjoying their happy meal so much I suppose I better put on the snowmobile suit and go refill their plates.
(3 comments)

national marketing realtors: 2nd Winter Storm Hitting Minot ND. 1 Simple Automotive Tip. - 12/05/16 05:03 PM

Tonight Minot ND is getting hit by our 2nd winter storm of the year and also the 2nd storm with-in a week.Less than 
a week ago we received about 20 inches of some very heavy snow. It was back breaking to shovel and the City Street Department still has not completely caught up. It's very hard for them to do their job when cars are parked in the street and it's vary hard for those same cars to get out of the street when they get buried by both the 20" of snow and then the hard bank of snow surrounding the car … (5 comments)

national marketing realtors: Dear Homeowner, I Lost Your Key - 12/04/16 05:47 PM

Four words a Realtor hates to say to a home Seller are "I lost your key". It happens. It happens more often then you think.
It usually happens in one of two ways: 1) Another agent takes the key from the lock box to show the house, puts it in his/her pocket, shows more houses and forgets where that key in his pocket came from. 2) An agent fumbles the key taking it out of the lock box and there it goes... down the smallest crack in the deck or even a crack between the concrete steps.

It's not a good feeling for … (21 comments)

national marketing realtors: I Got The Shot But Blew The Video - 12/03/16 12:29 PM

Yesterday was Realtor Ring Day for The Minot Association Of Realtors. It's a day I really look forward to. It's only two hours standing in the (heated) entry way of a grocery store ringing the bell for Salvation Army.
I decided I'd do a video this year for my blogging friends.
I set up the camera and (I thought) I had the camera running. 
Ooops, I blew it!
Oh well, at least I got a couple of still shots.
As usual the two hours flew by as Brett Spangler and I rang the bells. Many old friends filed by as well as a couple hundred people … (11 comments)

national marketing realtors: Minot Home Sales Week Ending 12/03/2016 - 12/03/16 07:06 AM

I knew this week would look good on paper after a 3 day week last week (due to Thanksgiving). We had 18 closings this week (compared to 3 last week), in our very narrow category of stick-built single family homes within the City limits of Minot. Of the homes that closed this week the average days on market was 120 (a better number than the 134 days of last week).
The chart above is the total MLS activity for the week. This includes ALL types of properties as well as all cities in our MLS. The chart below is very restrictive as … (2 comments)

national marketing realtors: Decorating The Office, Christmas 2016 - 12/01/16 06:55 PM

I hope you enjoy the short video as much as we enjoy our decorated office.
 
Each year my kids and I decorate the office on the Friday after Thanksgiving. This year Tina was unavailable so it was just Timmothy and I, the Timm boys.
I have a confession to make, every Christmas decoration in my office is a decoration my Bride ordered out of the house.
Wishing You All A Very Merry Christmas
 
(6 comments)

national marketing realtors: Have You Any Dojos? - 11/30/16 01:47 PM

Are There Any Dojos In Minot?
I will be the 1st to admit when a client asked
 me this I had NO clue as to what he was asking.
I pondered the question for a moment... was doh as in Doe, a deer? or was it dough as in
dough as in Joe's bakery?
I asked again just in case I misunderstood the question. Nope... it was still doh. The only doh I was sure it wasn't was slang for Joe's International bank. 
OK, I was stumped so I swallowed my pride and asked... in Homer Simpson style... Doh! what are you talking about?
A Dojo is a place … (10 comments)

national marketing realtors: The ActiveRain 2016 Photography Contest, Real Life - 11/30/16 11:40 AM

As the title of the post suggests this is my entry into The ActiveRain 2016 Photography Contest, Real Life, Miscellaneous division hosted by Dick Greenberg . I am comfortable with either of the pictures below but if I have to pick one I will take the top one as my entry. The pictures were taken on a day that it rained after it had snowed. The setting is a rural property about 20 miles South of Minot ND.
Cold Storage
Two Bedroom Bungalow
(Window Air Conditioning)
 
(8 comments)

national marketing realtors: My Favorite Listing Photo - 11/30/16 08:52 AM

This is my favorite Listing photo and you can see from the date stamp that it's a listing I had some time ago. This photo and the memories it brings to mind fills me with "warm fuzzies".
It's easy to see this is not the fanciest, most expensive, or grandious listing I've ever had. It's a modest home with no garage, well kept, and at the time home to a 80 something year old couple. Gus was a retired Sargent with no other income than his military retirement. His Bride Jane had always been Gus's wife and never held a job outside … (9 comments)

national marketing realtors: 1st Blizzard Of Our Winter, Minot ND - 11/29/16 07:49 AM

They are talking about 18" to 24" before it's over!
 
We are in the middle of a winter storm here in Minot ND, the 1st of this season. Technically it's not a "winter" storm as winter does not officially start until December 21st and this is also not a blizzard because the temperature is to high to qualify. In one major way it's worse than a blizzard, that being with the temp being near 30 degrees this snow has a very high moisture content making it extremely heavy to shovel and it's also a crushing weight to sit on any roof. This … (9 comments)

national marketing realtors: And The Season Begins - 11/27/16 04:15 PM

In The Beginning... there were boxes.

In The Beginning
In The Middle
In The End
This weekend gave us ample time to set up our Christmas decorations inside and out. While the inside consisted of empting out about a dozen of those big Rubbermade tubs the out side was much simpler with only two decorations. Guess which one I chose to work on.
(10 comments)

national marketing realtors: Minot Home Sales Report, Week Ending 11/26/2016 - 11/26/16 06:05 AM

We only had 3 closings this short holiday week (compared to 11 last week), in our very narrow category of stick-built single family homes within the City limits of Minot. Keep in mind that the title company was closed yesterday which left us with only 3 days to report. Of the homes that closed this week the average days on market was 134 (a huge increase over the 96 days of last week).
The chart above is the total MLS activity for the week. This includes ALL types of properties as well as all cities in our MLS. The chart below is very … (7 comments)

national marketing realtors: Old Fashion Fun - 11/25/16 06:47 PM

The long weekend has allowed for more family time and for some families I'm sure that's a little awkward. Our family is not a family of TV watchers or video gamers... so what do we do with our time together?
Break out the Monopoly
 
We set a time limit on the game and it ended about as you see it. Only one person out... but she wasn't out as fast as she may have wanted to be. One game, three winners, not bad.
We also had a good game of Password and Racko. It was a good evening.
(16 comments)

national marketing realtors: Angel Tree - 11/25/16 06:03 PM

There are a lot of good ministries out there, hundreds of them, maybe even thousands.
I try to limit my giving to my own church but there are a few others  I support such as the Red Cross, The Salvation Army, and also Angel Tree.
I like Angel Tree because the primary beneficiaries are children.
I could tell you more but the artical to the right from our church e-newsletter will do a better job.
 
(5 comments)

national marketing realtors: The Ugliest Christmas Decoration - 11/24/16 07:36 PM

I'm sorry but when I saw this thing  in today's paper I broke out in laughter. This is the ugliest Christmas decoration I've ever seen.
I'm hoping that maybe this will inspire an Active Rain ugly ornament contest.
Wouldn't that be great?
Well even if I/We can't talk them into a contest I hope you will submit an entry of some sort as this ornament really gave me a good laugh.
Note the red print in the ad... I'm guessing supplies will last a long long time... maybe until the dollar stores run out of them or until buying one of these is a smart move as opposed to … (12 comments)

national marketing realtors: The Beauty Around Me - 11/24/16 04:03 PM

I am thankful for the beauty around me.
This is my 9th and final entry into Debbie Reynolds 10 Day Thanksgiving Post Challenge.
It's hard to see the doom and gloom so many people are feeling today when God gave us so much beauty to enjoy.
I enjoy the beauty of nature even when standing in a seemingly endless asphalt parking lot just by looking up into the sky, seeing birds, hearing children laugh, and so much more.
I enjoy the beauty I see in so many faces every day (especially my wife and kids).
I am thankful for the beauty I see in print, on the web … (12 comments)

national marketing realtors: Thank You for the Code Of Ethics - 11/23/16 11:42 AM

I am thankful for The National Association Of Realtors Code Of Ethics and the Realtors' Pledge of Performance and Service.
I am glad that members of our profession as far back as 1913 saw a need to police itself and adapt a Code of Ethics.
I don't believe you can legislate ethical behavior, there will always be bad apples, but I think it's important that we self police our industry and let the public know what the vast majority of us believe.
I am thankful that the Code of Ethics continues to evolve and helps to weed out those "bad apples" that try to find ways … (10 comments)

national marketing realtors: Thank You For The Technical Manual - 11/21/16 10:07 PM

Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth
Technical manuals are seldom popular reads, although the biggest seller ever, Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth, is just that... a technical manual.
I miss the technical manuals that used to come with the software we used to purchase. Now if you purchase software it's usually on line or if you purchase it in the store the manual is on a cd/dvd so the manufacture doesn't have to print it... you do.
When I get lost or confused I like picking up the manual and seeing if the creator has the answer, right there, in black and white.
This holiday season is a great time … (8 comments)

national marketing realtors: My Day 6 Of The 10 Day Thanksgiving Post Challenge - 11/21/16 05:15 AM

I am so very thankful that 2016 has been a banner year for National Marketing Realtors and myself.
We represented more Buyers this year than in any other year of our 41 years of existence.
We increased our sales staff in 2016 and hope to add one more (Brett Spangler, intern) before the end of the year.
National Marketing Realtors had more listings in 2016 than we have had in any previous year.
For all these things we are very grateful/thankful.
This is my 6th entry into Debbie Reynolds 10 Day Thanksgiving Post Challenge.
Despite the fact that we had a record year for listing properties we are LOW on … (5 comments)

national marketing realtors: Minot Home Sales Report Week Ending 11/19/2016 - 11/18/16 09:03 PM

We had 11 closings this week (same as last week), in our very narrow category of stick-built single family homes within the City limits of Minot. Of the homes that closed this week the average days on market was 96 (a pretty big increase over the 78 days of last week).
 
 
 
The chart above is the total MLS activity for the week. This includes ALL types of properties as well as all cities in our MLS. The chart below is very restrictive as explained below.
Be sure to note the line above as this is a very restrictive report. There was 11 homes … (4 comments)

 
Bob "RealMan" Timm, Decades Of Service to the Greater Minot ND Area (National Marketing Realtors) Rainmaker large

Bob "RealMan" Timm

Decades Of Service to the Greater Minot ND Area

Minot, ND

More about me…

National Marketing Realtors

Address: National Marketing Realtors, 1919 North Broadway, Minot, ND, 58703

Office: (701) 852-1197

Mobile: (701) 720-8513

Email Me



Listings

Links

Archives

RSS 2.0 Feed for this blog