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Wednesday night, August 3rd, 2011 Free Wheelin' will perform at the Big Rapids Band Shell located behind the Middle School. Starts about 7pm and last about an hour and a half. These guys are amazing and one of a series of free concerts every Wednesday night. If you are anywhere near Big Rapids on Wednesday this is a must attend event. Free Wheelin' has been together for over25 years and at times breaks the speed limit with their Nascar Bluegrass style of music. They have opened for bands like the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Doc Watson, The Reno Brothers and more. (2 comments)
10 Ways to Help Your Client NOT Sell Their Home - 07/27/11 07:07 AM
Seems like lately I have ran into more agents working against the sale of their listing than working to sell it. Some are borderline incompetence, while others are just either oversights or probably should haves. Here is my top ten list of how you can help your client NOT sell their home. Don't Take Pics. If you do, only take one fuzzy one from a bad angle. This will surely keep buyers from looking. Don't Use a Lock Box. Make it as tough as you can for other agents to get in. If they can't get in, they can't sell it. Brilliant. (7 comments)
Smarter Agent App for Phones - 07/24/11 08:35 AM
In my attempt to keep up with the times I sifted through a lot of companies the offer real estate apps for mobile phones. Most offered some things I liked but the issue I ran into was they would work on one type of phone but not the other. Finally I stumbled across Smarter Agent who so far has been very impressive. Took a little longer than I had hoped to set up (about three weeks) but it does work on most all mobile phones. I posted on Face Book that I had a new app and it amazed me how (6 comments)
Glad Your Client Found My Website Useful - 07/17/11 09:25 PM
When I received a call on a listing this weekend I was all sorts of happy....until it slowly unfolded and I heard what Paul Harvey refers to as "The Rest of the Story". The caller was asking for info on a cottage on a nearby lake and as always, I asked if they were working with anyone. Kinda, was not the response I was hoping for. Even better was when they explained that their agent said building and maintaining a website was way too time consuming so he referred them to my site with instructions to find something they liked and call him back. Hmmm. It gets better. (13 comments)
The 11th Annual Tour De S.I.N.S - 07/15/11 11:33 AM
The 11th Annual Tour De S.I.N.S. is about to get underway once again. This year we've made a couple of changes. The Tour is a little later this year (July 28-31) and is being combined with the heretofore much smaller gathering known as "Russfest". So, the Chicago-based crew will feature some new faces from years past but a lively crowd, nevertheless. Planned activities look to remain largely similar to past tours: Thursday morning round of golf at St. Ives for the early-arriving folks. Thursday evening sees a twilight round at Tullymore followed by some relaxation over at Gregory's. By Friday, most (3 comments)
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