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I love Chobani! You will too! - 05/31/11 02:52 PM
I fell in love with Chobani yogurt. You will too! It is simply the best yogurt on the market. It has a great taste other than Orko’s which is a little chaulky to me. I usually buy it at the local convenience store but I found out that they sell it other places too. It tastes great, low in calories, feels you up.
Get a box of 12 (6 oz.) with strawberry, blueberry and peach all my favorite flavors. Costco - $13.44 Sam’s Club - $11.23 Wal-Mart, Shoppers Food Warehouse, Wegmans and Target also sell it as well. To find (0 comments)
Google Voice Has a Dirty Mind, Until I Listened to the Message - 05/26/11 03:10 PM
I too use Google Voice which I love but sometimes what the system thinks was said is "NOT" the truth so Google needs to work on that for sure. Thanks for the post Via Pamela Seley, REALTOR® Temecula California Homes for Sale (REALTY EXECUTIVES): Google Voice Has a Dirty Mind, Until I Listened to the MessageIf you use google voice, you may have noticed that it does not transcribe voice messages all that well.All my email messages, including google voice, goes to email and are sent to my blackberry. I always laugh when I read some of the messages because when I listen (2 comments)
I am a facebook lover. So when I see a great post about facebook it needs to be shared with a greater audience. My readers may or may not be Josh Perrington's readers. Thanks Josh! We need more mortgage planners like you.
Via Josh Perrington : It took all of about 30 seconds to become addicted to reading friends’ status updates. Not something I’m proud of, mind you…yet, lately, has proven to be not-so-unusual…and facebook knows this. Aside from rummaging through friends’ photos like you’re spying on them from the outside, status updates provide a glimpse into the “Jone’s” lifestyle…which (2 comments)
When a short sale goes to foreclosure and there is an HOA involved... - 05/25/11 11:17 PM
I read this post from Liz and it is a very imformative blog about short sales, foreclosure and HOA. The saga continues...with banks, homeowners and associations Via Liz Harris, MBA CTA Chandler Traditional Academy Homes (Clients First Realty, LLC Chandler): When a short sale goes to foreclosure and there is an HOA involved, I recommend to my clients that they go ahead and send a copy of the transfer of deed to the HOA to show that they are no longer the legal owners. Very often what I am finding is that the auction may occur on one day, but then the transfer (2 comments)
Why a Facebook Business Page, do you ask? - 05/25/11 11:09 PM
You should create a Facebook Business Page for Real Estate if you haven’t already. By creating a Facebook Account to locate and connect with family, friends & associates. It’s place to meet before you meet. It would be wise to create a personal page and a business page to separate the two. You may not want everyone to see the vacation that you when on to the Bahamas or your outings with friends. It’s up to you but understand that what you post on Facebook everyone can see unless you prevent them from doing so which I will explain later. I (11 comments)
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500 pts. to your profile instantly (Read my 10 best blog posts) - 05/25/11 04:46 PM
Earn an additional 500 pts with this quick tip for ActiveRain. Get up to 50 pts. from my blog each time you read it! Earn 25 pts. for commenting and reblogging! Reminder for fellow Rainers: 200 pts for each blog post + 25 additional pts. when post is added to channels with a topic (Max 10 per week) (50 word minimum required) 400 pts. for Featured Post on ActiveRain.com (Excludes posts featured in ActiveRain groups) ActiveRain profile points (Building your ActiveRain profile will build points) Received comments on blog posts (No blog post to exceed 475 pts.) 100 pts. awarded for (10 comments)
Send SMS (text message) via by email instead!? REALLY, you can do it! - 05/24/11 10:22 PM
Did you know that you can send a text message as an email from your email for "FREE"? Here is an idea, why not have all your clients that don't have text message send you a message to your cell phone if it is an urgent concern?! It's FREE and they already use email right!So in a nutshell, email text messages or email-to-sms. This is the most simple way of sending text messages from the internet or from your computer to phones. So you can create a list of your users and send an email campaign to send all at once (6 comments)
Military Service members have options instead of foreclosing! There is a better way - 05/23/11 05:02 PM
HOMEOWNERS' ASSISTANCE PROGRAM FOR MILITARY SERVICE MEMBERS The Department of Defense (DOD) is proud to offer the Homeowners Assistance Program (HAP) to eligible service members and federal civilian, including non-appropriated fund, employees. The program is authorized by law, and administered by the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to assist eligible homeowners who face financial loss when selling their primary residence homes in areas where real estate values have declined because of a base closure or realignment announcement. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) temporarily expands the HAP to assist service members and DOD employees who are wounded, (0 comments)
Military Bases in Virginia, Maryland and DC - 05/23/11 03:55 PM
Military Bases in Virginia, Maryland and DC Aberdeen Proving Grounds Air National Guard Andrews Air Force Base Army National Guard Bolling Air Force Base Fort Belvoir Fort McNair Fort Myer Fort Detrick Fort Meade Fort Ritchie Marine Barracks Marine Corps Base Quantico National Guard Bureau Navy Yard Patuxent River NAS US Coast Guard Walter Reed Army Medical Center Military Housing Allowance Information for 2011: BAH With Dependents and BAH Without Dependents A member with permanent duty within the 50 United States, who is not furnished government housing, is eligible for Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH), based on the member's dependency status (0 comments)
Attn: Active Military & DOD employees - READ THIS: It could save you 15% on your cell phone bill! - 05/23/11 02:29 PM
In the military or government employees, reading this will save you 15% or more on your cell phone bill! AT&T offers a 15% discount on monthly plans. Click here to enter your information: https://www.wireless.att.com/business/enrollment/ T-Mobile offers a 15% discount on monthly plans. Click here to enter your information: http://www.tmobile.com/corpdiscount Verizon Wireless offers a 15% discount on monthly plans costing $35 and above and 25% off accessories for all Federal Government employees through its Consumer Accounts Department. Click here to enter your information: http://www.verizonwireless.com/discount and enter in your official military email address (personal email addresses cannot be accepted). Sprint Nextel’s (0 comments)
Tribute to our service members! - 05/23/11 02:12 PM
Attention Military Service Members: Salute "HERE'S TO THE HEROES" Get a FREE single day admission ticket for the following theme parks: SeaWorld Orlando SeaWorld San Diego SeaWorld San Antonio Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Busch Gardens Williamsburg Sesame Place Water Country US Adventure Island Complimentary admission for active duty military representing all five service branches, active members of a reserve or National Guard unit, and/or up to three direct dependants. Valid for one complimentary single-day admission per person, per year, to one of the following SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment parks: * SeaWorld Orlando, San Diego, or San Antonio * Busch Gardens (4 comments)
PC Tips for Realtors - 05/23/11 11:48 AM
PC Tips for Realtors Search for a file on your PC or Laptop: Do you need to find a file on your hard drive but forgot the name of the file. In the search bar, type the file type for example, looking for a excel spreadsheet type “.xls” to search for the file. If you know when you created it you can also narrow down the dates as well. .xls – Microsoft Excel documents .doc – Microsoft Word documents .ppt – Microsoft Powerpoint documents .pub – Microsoft Publisher documents .pdf – Adobe PDF documents .jpg – Jpeg (photos/images) For Microsoft versions (2 comments)
Are you a "slug" or know someone who does? - 05/20/11 01:41 PM
According to Dictionary.com, slugs are any of various small, snaillike, chiefly terrestrial gastropod mollusks of the genus Limax and related genera, having a slow-moving elongated body with no shell or only a flat rudimentary shell on or under the skin. But I am not going to discuss slugs in that context. NOT THIS SLUG
I want to discuss commuting in the Northern Virginia area in terms of slugging. THIS IS THE SLUG
With more commuters in the area, it’s imperative to find alternate ways to get to and from work. Slugging is a term used to describe a unique (0 comments)
What GPS do you use? - 05/18/11 04:54 PM
I was surfing the web today and I decided to get to Walmart.com and I found out that GPS device are also low as $53.00 which is a great deal. Though you can pay more and get all the bells and whistles for over $400.00. My next GPS will have live traffic with alternate routes to get to the location faster. I don't know whether I want to get Magellan, Tom Tom or Garmin. Which one do you have to get you to your next open house, listing appointment, buyer presentation, finding the local Starbucks or shopping mall near you? (6 comments)
Stay on "TIME" all the time with this App! - 05/18/11 02:49 PM
In the past and sometimes in the present, I can be late. No one likes to wait on others especially with regards to real estate. Stay on task, get it done and be on time. Creating a daily schedule is essential to surviving in real estate. It's a MUST have item to your daily life. Try to plan your time at the end of each day and re-assess your duties in the morning while getting ready for your day. Hold yourself accountable. If you don't no one will. (2 comments)
View Foreclosures in Stafford, Charles, Fairfax, Montgomery, Prince Georges, Arlington and more. - 05/13/11 02:53 PM
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I love MARS, not the planet the global brand - 05/13/11 02:12 PM
Did you know that you can make your own M&M’s from MARS chocolate! You can personalize M&M'S® with your words and faces, click here: http://www.mymms.com. They have pre-designed sports team, Disney, wedding M&M’s or you can customize the M&M’s with your own design. I love MARS, not the planet the global brand. It’s there 100 years anniversary. They have been in business since 1911. With that many years in business they must be doing something right. There is more to MARS other than chocolate. We all know MARS, Snickers (hungry way wait), M&M’s (milk chocolate that melts in your mouth and (0 comments)
I am looking for fans for Facebook! - 05/13/11 01:14 PM
I am looking for fans for my Facebook real estate page! www.facebook.com/dmvrealestate "LIKE" my page and post your page on the DMV Real Estate Wall and I will like yours too! It's truly a win-win. More Fans = More Exposure = More Business (which we all need) You can also add me as friend too at www.facebook.com/realtorleaven
Looking for ways to generate business...? - 05/09/11 02:49 PM
I recently read this article from Jared James of Jared James Enterprises (Milford, CT) and he has the formula that we all should be reminded of. It's the principle of real estate. The more people you know the more business you will get. Via Jared James (Jared James Enterprises): If you are reading this and are a REALTOR you probably fall into one of a few categories: 1) You are a new agent trying to figure out how to create new business 2) You are an experienced agent still trying to figure out how to create new business 3) You are a new (2 comments)
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