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Wishing you Witching Good Wishes from Wisconsin on Halloween ! - 10/31/10 01:56 PM
I always do everything that Margaret Rome tells me to do...our loving and wonderful realtor Gal Pal from Maryland,...She heard that we were treating our sellers to homade dinners for Halloween....and from the "what goes around comes around" school of thought...almost immediately after the dinner delivery route was completed...we got a request for a second showing from some anxious buyers...wooo hoooo ! We LOVE to entertain...we enjoy our house and decorations are plentiful for every holiday....Halloween is always bewitching...I have a collection of witch's hats....and witches as well...inside and out...first we have Bratina...she didn't quite make it into the (9 comments)
Tastefully Paying it Forward - 10/31/10 08:32 AM
It seems that we always have sellers who are single or elderly and don't spend a lot of time in the kitchen when it means cooking for one or two people...seems like too much trouble. This week we have sellers and a future seller who have just completed hospital stays...and not quite feeling up to a lot of food preparation. Our alternate stress relieving passion is cooking....and off we went to see what the "treat" would be for treating our sellers who have been the greatest in getting their homes ready for the market, being cooperative with showings and (13 comments)
PROTECT OUR HOME PURCHASE AND PROTECT YOUR REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT - 10/28/10 07:26 AM
Here;s a list of secrets from our Bloggerrific agent, Lenn Harley..bet your buyers and sellers and maybe you didn't know them all....never toooo late to learn ! Thanks Lenn ! Via Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker, Virginia & Maryland (Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate): PROTECT OUR HOME PURCHASE AND PROTECT YOUR REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT Secret: Dark roofs do not last as long as light color roofs. Further, light roofs reduce air conditioning costs by reflecting sunlight. Secret: Interest on your mortgage loan and real estate taxes are deducted from your gross income before computing your income tax. Wow. (6 comments)
Off to See the Wizard... - 10/26/10 06:45 AM
The weather folks in Wisconsin have forecast extremely high winds for the next 2 days...the utilities are preparing crews for downed power lines, any lawn furniture has been exported from patios and decks to garages and basements...any loose anything anywhere is secured as best it can be. I got to thinking ...what would it be like if we were the first Realtors on Oz...would the Wizard require a sign and building permit for us to "hang up our shingle?" Would Scarecrow find his home climate controlled so that the right amount of humidity would keep him healthy rather than (13 comments)
Glo 10 Salon & Spa is opening up Sunday, Oct. 24th for their very first Cut-A-Thon! All proceeds will be going to the ABCD (After Breast Cancer Diagnosis) Foundation. The following services will be offered at a discounted rate:$8 haircuts$7 mini manicures$5 facial waxing$1 per minute chair massage$3 tans$5 mega bed tans There will be raffles, (10 comments)
Paying it Forward...One Meal at a Time... - 10/23/10 08:57 AM
I love Ralph Gorgoglione....(David knows...it's ok ) Pay it Forward Group on Active Rain....in case we forget...in case we need ideas....if we have spent too much time working for us and not enough giving back or remembering that there are people who with very little effort can be rewarded with the basic needs we too often take for granted. Every area has rules concerning "overstocks" of groceries...dated food that may have a week to expire before it has to discarded. This weekend...make it your mission to talk to your local grocery store...find out the policy for produce, canned goods, (10 comments)
A Farv-0-rite Kind of Wisconsin Fun you can only find at Matty's Bar ! "Revenge of the Cheeseheads" 2pm-6:30pm Tailgate Party! Come Celebrate at Matty's Bar...the place to be for all things sports in Waukesha County.... 14460 West College Avenue New Berlin, WI 53151 Tel: 414.427.3838 A Farv-0-rite Kind of Wisconsin Fun you can only find at Matty's Bar !
Join the Farve... or Not Fans for : MC Mike Wickett from 1250 Sports Radio Favre-A-Que tailgate drink and (12 comments)
More than 55,000 square feet of Terror awaits you at the Wisconsin Feargrounds! 2 MUCH FEAR 4 U That's right - 4 haunted houses, one location! This October, you can triple the thrills and chills at Milwaukee's scariest haunted experience. Dare the wrath of Morgana at Morgan Manor and Morgana's Torment! Enter the unsettling, unparalleled terror that is UNSTABLE! Get lost in the Labyrinth!
The Wisconsin Feargrounds are located at Waukesha Expo Center Grounds 1000 Northview Road • Waukesha WI 53188 What would Halloween be in southeastern Wisconsin without a trip to the Fear Grounds ? Not (0 comments)
'Having a Bad Hair Day ? Come to Glo 10 SUN Oct. 24th - Muskego, Wisconsin - 10/20/10 08:52 PM
GLO 10 Spa and Salon - S63w13646 Janesville Rd, Muskego, WI (Lincoln Point Plaza Shopping Center) If you have had a bad hair day...or 2 or 3... you need a pamper pick me up....want to contribute to a great cause and be attended by the best beautician magicians in Waukesha County....then come to Glo 10 Spa and Salon on Sunday, October 24th, 10 am- 4pm. Super beautician magicians at (0 comments)
When Being A Buyers' Agent is Being the Devil's Advocate...the Buyer Loses... - 10/17/10 07:36 AM
Did you ever meet really poorly behaved children...or have them accompany their parents to your home and have them opening cupboards, climbing in the whirlpool, investigating the wet bar while the parents ignored their behavior ? You end up not liking the children....truth is...it is the parents who are allowing this behavior and were they better disciplinarians, have taught the children to respect other people's property, the experience may well have been different ...and indeed these children would be different and grow up to be respectful adults. Enter Buyer's Agent....who is very sure that means it is his/her job to beat (13 comments)
We can all pay it Forward...With A Little Home Work... - 10/14/10 07:50 AM
These times sometimes dictate that people need a little more help...than they want to ask for or can have ever imagine needing. Sometimes we work with sellers that are not upside down...but do need a hand up and won't put a hand out to make the very most of their real estate investment. We urge other people to something we do every time the need arises. You may find contractors of various kinds who are of like mind...kind of heart, talented and willing to wait for payment until after a property closes. It may the the yard maintenance person (26 comments)
The Cure For Whatever Ails You......Under the Sink.. - 10/11/10 06:22 AM
There's nothing like a little fun in the Rain to get your mind going and fingers moving...and so it was for us with the challenge from Charlie Buell with blogging about something under the sink that contributed to your business. Must be some attraction for me with home inspectors...Russel Ray, Jay Markanich, Michael Thornton...must be the heredity of being the daughter of a "Mr. Fix It" and having married my Dad....but I digress... We have a number of sinks in our house...kitchen, bathrooms and utility and then there are "David's sinks" which are the ones in the two wet (18 comments)
Ten Ten TEN - 10/10/10 07:48 AM
Ten Ten TEN....today is our wedding anniversary....it was 18 years ago at 5pm....I came down the balcony stairs of the Grain Exchange, escorted by our ushers to be escorted down the aisle by both my parents. It was the fairy tale wedding every gal dreams about...from the music and vocals that left no dry eyes...a rendition of "The Rose" that would have met Bette's approval....roses for each guest as they entered and were given their program. A bridal party of friends and relatives...gals in long burgundy velvet skirts and pink satin blouses with Victorian style parasols adorned in flowers that matched (26 comments)
Today we are pleased to announce that annual very special occasion...Midori Miller's birthday ! Here is your opportunity to say "Thank You Midori"....for all you have contributed to an industry you love through a forum we can all learn from and enjoy. We hear she has now reached the age of majority....and on behalf of the majority of AR members...enjoy the cake....watch her blow out the candles...toast another year of success, happiness and good health... Leave your birthday wishes here as comments and we will be sure she get them...as an Active member of Active Rain...we thank (4 comments)
"I'm Sorry...I Can't Be Your Realtor...." - 10/08/10 06:13 AM
The other night we got a call from a buyer..."I have some questions about your listing at ...." The questions sounded like a mini course from the internet about things you should ask..how old is that...when was the last time that was cleaned, checked, etc. I answered the questions and offered to get back the buyer with other answers from our sellers. I also told her the house came with a warranty and what kind of coverage that included should there be a problem during the first year of ownership. She was unfamiliar with warranties and glad for that reassurance. (32 comments)
Sometimes Short Sales aren't as Short Because.... - 10/07/10 07:38 AM
Lots of agents and consumers complain that "short sales aren't short"....and the list of "What if's" comes tumbling out of their mouths...what if....the bank doesn't do this, the sellers don't do that, the file gets lost. etc. The imagined list of reasons for not closing in their lifetime goes on and on...that is not our reality. One of the things that can shorten the closing of a short sale is having the BUYER'S lender stay on top of the transaction....as a listing agent we find it necessary to give the selling agent and the buyer's lender frequent reminders of (10 comments)
It was our pleasure to take my Mom to dinner the other night....and surprise her with friends already seated with balloons and decorations to celebrate her 89th birthday. One couple had recently listed their home with us as they had opted to downsize and move to a retirement community. Before they listed their home, they asked us to come over and give them advice on how to prepare their home for sale. They had been diligent about maintenance and had always had a cleaning lady and yard person manicure the double lot and all the greenery and (17 comments)
All Dressed Up...Ready to Buy ! - 10/01/10 07:53 AM
OPEN SAT. OCT. 30th 2:30 -4 pm 3814 South 55th Street, Milwaukee This ranch is all dressed up and ready to call home... From the inviting brand new front door..
.new living room carpet and fresh paint...landscaping....wow...you can just move in with all kitchen appliances included. Great location....super price...3 bedrooms....patio overlooking this well manicured yard. $109,912 ....WOW !
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