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We have learned the art of short sales and are successfully applying them to businesses that are in need of economic relief or may soon face foreclosure. There are office buildings, shopping malls, car dealerships, restaurants....all kinds of entrepreneurs who took a chance on "The American Way" to learn that the time was not right...the overhead too high, the product or service not in as much demand as anticipated...or perhaps poor health got in the way of economic progress,...business plans that didn't quite come to fruition. There are lots of scenarios that play out in these economic times. (1 comments)
The Price of Being Right..... - 08/29/08 07:26 PM
Sometimes it is very costly to "have it your way".....and the real tragedy is that you may never know the cost of your "right" attitude....Were you RIGHT because you wanted things your way without knowing all the facts ? Real estate is often about give and take...you make not be getting or paying exactly the price you have "in mind" and the house may not be without a few imperfections....but standing on "the right price" be you a buyer or seller may cost you a comfortable and more beneficial transaction in other ways. While buying and selling an (2 comments)
Were You Raised ALL WRONG to be Irresponsible ? - 08/22/08 08:23 AM
Decades ago, I was talking with a family friend who was a psychologist. I don't remember what I was whining about not wanting to do but she said something to me that has always stuck with me. "Sally, you were raised all wrong to be irresponsible." Whenever I feel the "I don't Wannas" creeping up....I remember her sage words. Soooo..as an agent...return those phone calls promptly, give good showing reports that actually help the agent AND the seller...turn in paper work on a timely basis...review the position of your listings in the market...Call your sphere, (2 comments)
Not sure where this expression came from...it's been around my family for decades and it occurs to me, it can aptly be applied to buyers in real estate. Buyers don't always understand the rules of procuring cause...and indeed having "been there. done that" in arbitration, it depends who you ask and on what day for the interpretation. One would think, I think as most buyers/consumers do...that you could do business with whomever you pleased....and if it turns out you don't like that person....don't judge them to be as capable, don't whatever...it doesn't matter....ya gotta dance with who brung (3 comments)
We got a call the other day from a reporter at The Waukesha Freeman, the newspaper...both on line and the traditional ...if that is the word...variety....and she said that "someone" told her that we had a home office and she was doing a story on home offices...could she set a time to interview us...Oh sure, call in the evening on our second business line and we aren't likely to be disturbed. Call she did and we chatted...we designed our home....and as a matter of fact, chose our lot (exposed lower level) just to have the kind of home office (0 comments)
I know lots of folks can't keep control of the steering wheel...when they pass a....Rummage Sale, Starbucks, Ice Cream Stand, Favorite Drive Thru, etc. For Me......I confess, I could be a charter member of RDSA (Recovering Dollar Store Addicts) . I cannot think of one other place that has sooo much to offer sooo many for soooo little....let me give you some examples so you will be able to join the fun....and maybe my Chapter of RDSA ! Life Lessons for Children My Mom has a friend that takes her grandchildren to the Dollar Store for a "field (0 comments)
A couple weeks ago we got a call from a perspective seller....a referral. The seller began the converstation, " I have been referred to you by _____, and I know my home is over priced and too cluttered." I tapped lightly on the mouthpiece of the receiver....."I thought you said, your home was over priced and cluttered...." She repeated....that IS what she said ! I couldn't believe it..."You are supposed to say, my house is worth a zillion dollars and I want to show people how much they can fit in all this space so I (3 comments)
2320 Brookstone Lane ... A Sparkling Family Home in Brookstone Willows Sub-Division Our sellers tell us that their children had their own park in the backyard of this "like new" home...all new laminant flooring and carpet throughout the house...the whole interior has been freshly painted....the landcaping has been lovingly maintained and the backyard has a gym set and plenty of room for children and pets to play. The first floor family room with gas fireplace has patio doors that open on to the deck...and overlook the huge backyard and pine tree "fence.
The formal (3 comments)
Come on To MattyGras ! You're Gonna LOVE IT ! - 08/07/08 11:41 PM
14460 W. College Avenue, New Berlin, WI August 15 -17th Tel: 414.427.3838 The only thing bigger in New Berlin, WI next weekend than MATTY GRAS is properietor, Matt Anderson's heart....the weekend is devoted to fun and fund raising ! The weekend menu includes New Orleans style fare featuring: Grilled Cajun Shrimp Skewers You can purchase VIP passes for just $45...and hereChicken & Shrimp Jumbalaya is what you get: beer, soda, appetizer bar,stageChicken & Sausage Gumbo side entertainment seats, and Cajun Chicken Breast Sandwich your own port-a-john !1/2lb. Hamburger or Cheeseburger Beer Bratwurst The Band Line Up Plays Like This (1 comments)
I read a blog by Margaret Rome the other day....her own love story about how her blind date turned into a "happily ever after" adventure. I promised her in a comment, I would share my own story of happily ever after....so here it is.... Another lifetime ago I was happily single and self employed and my younger brother was living in Boston and had invited me to come and visit. Never having been to that part of the country, it sounded like fun...he had an apartment..his first instruction when he picked me up at the airport was (1 comments)
You are going to LOVE this condo...3 bedrooms, 3 FULL baths...open concept...a luxurious master suite with doors open to a deck...walk in closet, soaking tub and separate shower....double vanity...open concept great room with gas fireplace. Kitchen with dishwasher, disposal and built in microwave...lower cabinet with pull out shelves....dinette area with "can't tell it's a laminate" flooring....AND.....a first floor laundry with washer and dryer included.
That's not all....welcome to the exposed lower level with double patio doors...huge open area...separate bedroom or office ... 3rd FULL BATH...and a TON of storage space....ALL this and a 2 car attached (3 comments)
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