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They Served with Honor...Can We Do The Same? - 05/28/12 06:58 AM
Could be one of the best composed tributes to our fallen soldiers I have read. I very rarely repost but wanted to share this with a few who missed it first time through. Via Dennis Kelley, WA Realtor® (Keller Williams Western Realty):
Monday May 28, 2012 marks the 144th anniversary of the observance of Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day. This began by issuance of General Order 11 by General John Logan, National Commander of the Grand Army of the Republic. Although many towns and groups may have honored the fallen soldiers before this date, it was the first declared day (0 comments)
Before the Driod Life was Void. - 05/23/12 08:54 AM
I have an addiction. lol. I love getting the latest and greatest real estate tool that is going to make my life easier. Most are awesome for the first fifteen minutes and then make their way to my junk drawer which after a few years in the business turned into a junk room. I have camcorders, electronic measuring devices, several digital cameras, IPad, Laptop, a nice range finder but nothing compares to my Droid. My first attempt at a smart phone was a Milestone and it left me wondering what all the hype was about. Then along came my Motorola Bionic. (1 comments)
What Happens When the Stars Don't Shine? - 05/21/12 07:13 AM
What happens in your office when the Satrs don't shine? When that key person is missing either by schedule or accident? Do you have a back up plan in place in the event you decide you really do need a vacation or come down with an illness that forces you to stay home for a period of time? We have all had that transaction getting ready to close when it screams to a halt because a key player is missing. Whether it be a processor or underwriter, assistant or agent it still is very annoying to the rest of the team (3 comments)
The Importance of a Great Partner. - 05/21/12 07:01 AM
Yesterday was my anniversary. We have been together 20 years now and while reflecting how how lucky I am it occurred to me how crucial it was to have the perfect partner. She doesn't know much about real estate but she scores high in patience, understanding and willing to work her day job and come home and help work mine. I take her with me on most any showing where I have female clients to ease any tensions they may have of working with a man. She is great when my buyers bring kids as she keeps them busy giving the (4 comments)
Pocket Park Kick Off in Big Rapids, MI - 05/20/12 08:26 AM
The date is May 11, 2012 and it marks the kick off for the Pocket Park in Big Rapids, MI. The park is between Chemical Bank and Peppers Cafe Downtown and every Friday throughout the Summer the public is treated to a different musical delight all free of charge. This year we start off with a performance by country and gospel singer Terry Williams. Every week features a different entertainer and they run through the summer. If you happen to be in or around Big Rapids on Fridays this summer the downtown area is a must visit destination. The Farmer's Market and (1 comments)
Take Time Out For A Walk - 05/18/12 04:50 AM
Saturday May 19, 2012 is the date for the 6th Annual Susan P Wheatlake's Cancer and Wellness Walk and 5K Run. This year we will be meeting at the Big Rapids Middle School, located at 500 N. Warren here in beautiful Big Rapids. Registration for the run starts at 8am and the run beginning at 9am. Registration for the walk starts at 9am and the walk beginning at 10am. Either way you get a taste of our Riverwalk which lies alongside the Muskegon River. It is an amazing walk with some of the most scenic river shots you will find. After (1 comments)
2012 Pioneer Group Chamber Open - 05/14/12 04:32 AM
It's that time of year again for me to polish up my irons and show off my driving skills. For full disclosure purposes I will clarify I am referring to my "cart" driving skills not to be confused with any other driving that may occur on the course. This Wednesday, May 16, 2012 the Pioneer Group/ Mecosta County Area Chamber of Commerce golf Open will take place. This year we have the opportunity to try our luck at The Royal in beautiful Canadian Lakes. Just to hang out in Canadian Lakes for the day is well worth the price of admission. While I (3 comments)
Happy Mother's Day - 05/13/12 04:06 AM
Not a day goes by I don't think of my mom. She passed away 9 years ago but not before giving me my love of sunsets and teaching me what true servant leadership was. She was always first to offer help and last to ask for it. She was the kind of person that it made you fell good if she would let you help. Not because she asked but because you wanted to. I want to wish all of my Face Book Mothers a very Happy Mother's Day and encourage each of you who are able to call your mom. (5 comments)
Canadian Lakes Real Estate - 05/11/12 04:55 PM
Up here in beautiful Michigan we have a great place to come relax or live. It's called Canadian Lakes and if you are into Golfing, Hiking, Picnicking, Water Sports, Bicycling, then this is the place for you. There are 700 acres of lakes and 36 holes of golf. Always a great place to search when looking for that cottage get a way or retirement home. Prices are right for the buyer with deals in every section. There's even a castle to check out while visiting. If this sounds like an area you think your clients might like I do Co-Broke or have (0 comments)
Shameless Self Promoters? - 05/09/12 06:46 PM
At our Annual Meeting for the Chamber of Commerce I beklong to we listened to the speaker who did an outstanding job covering Social Media and how his company could help us strenthen our position. When he referred to us Realtors as "Shameless Self Promoters" I was a little shocked but after a little thought might agree somewhat. Most everything we do has our contact info attached. We leave cards, buy bill boards, radio and tv ads. I guess it was more the way it sounded that sent chills up my spine. I do promote myself any chance I get and (6 comments)
Is Your Listing Ready to Sell? - 05/04/12 07:55 AM
I have had two separate deals fall through in the last month due to title issues that in my mind probably should have been handled prior to the home being listed. The first one was a manufactured home listed by HUD in our area. With HUD you place your bid online and next day you find out if your offer was accepted. My client was extremely when we were awarded the bid. Lender was off to the races. After we did our inspections, appraisal and structural inspection required by FHA I received a phone call letting me know our deal had (0 comments)
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