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Monday, May 30, 2011 is Memorial Day. This is the only day of the year that we as a Nation have set aside to honor the men & women that gave their lives for our Freedom. We must never forget the ultimate sacrifice made by them throughout the history of our Nation. All to many of us have lost sight of the true meaning of this most important day. The men and women whose heroism we both celebrate and mourn must never be taken for granted. We must do everything we can to ensure that the generations that (12 comments)
We love this business....we cry ...a lot.... - 05/28/11 07:28 AM
We are fortunate in this business....active participation gives us life lessons every day....and we had just such a day yesterday. We had the honor of listing a home that was an estate owned by 3 siblings. Only one daughter lived in the area and was left with the care of the home she grew up in...snow removal, lawn care...utility bills. Her home was on the other side of town and she meticulously and lovingly took care of the home that her parents had maintained for decades with great care from the lawn to making sure all plumbing and electrical was (10 comments)
Rock On,...Support ABCD with the Mission River Band Sat. June 4th - Thiensville, WI - 05/27/11 11:39 PM
Percussion With A Purpose Saturday, June 4, 2011 The very talented Billy Joel once said, “I think music in itself is healing. It’s an explosive expression of humanity. It’s something we are all touched by. No matter what culture we’re from, everybody loves music.” Join the Mission River Band on Saturday, June 4th at 1pm at Fiddleheads Cafe in Thiensville at 192 South Main Street. This outdoor concert will benefit ABCD....After Breast Cancer Diagnosis, an organization founded by Melodie Wilson, formerly a Television broadcaster in the greater Milwaukee area. The Mission River Band evolved from the friendship of (3 comments)
Pay it Forward...Your Extra Timeshare Week can be a HUGE Bonus for a Charity - 05/17/11 10:24 PM
Red Day ....our own celebration we call...Taste Toast & Tunes was an outstanding Success ! RED for non- Keller folks is Renew Energize and Donate....and that is what we did at the Brookfield Best Western Midway Motor Lodge ...with food, drink, music and a great silent auction. A tarot card reader and Caricature artist rounded out the entertainment and were very popular ! One of the prizes that got a lot of attention....and a way that lots of people who have timeshares can pay it forward...is to do what we did. Our timeshare offers a "two for" trade at (13 comments)
Tonite's the Night ! 5-10 pm Brookfield Wisconsin Best Western Midway Hotel 5-10 pm BLIND AUCTION - Vacation Restaurant Certificate Flying Lesson Brewer Tickets Acupuncture Treatment Music
Cash Bar FoodGIVE WHERE YOU LIVE ! $20 Admission
All Proceeds go To The Womens Center
New Berlin Wisconsin Ranch...ready to Call Home ! - 05/12/11 03:29 PM
17625 West Venus Drive New Berlin,WI 53146 MLS 1201231 This New Berlin ranch is ready for some lucky buyer to call home...gleaming hardwood floors in the living room and all three bedrooms. Outstanding eat in kitchen with lots of cabinet and counter space. Dinette patio door opens to a large backyard....choose your own recreation...picnic or playground, lots of room for everything. This homes offers the new buyer a quiet culdesac location, great curb appeal....AND did we tell you...the lower level is already finished ! Laminant floor.....ready to play or (3 comments)
Pay it Forward...Help Feed the Hungry in Your Community - 05/10/11 06:07 AM
Every May the US Post Office gives all of us the opportunity to Pay It Forward in our own communities and leave non perishable food items next to our mailboxes to be donated to the local food banks. Saturday May 14th is the day this year to gather your donations and put them next to your mailbox. This year the need is greater than ever....and we need to respond to that need in a bigger way than ever before. If everyone does just a little more....it will have a huge impact on the collection efforts of this food drive. (18 comments)
Celebrating Mom's Day in Wisconsin - 05/08/11 05:35 AM
Today we will celebrate Mom's day with a mini shopping marathan at Pleasant Prairie Outlet Mall. A trip a half hour south will take Mom to her favorite stores from her choice of a new outfit she may well find at Calvin Klein...to some Moose Munch at Harry & David's and the great debate over which flavors to choose...and maybe we'll find a new pair of sandals at the Bass Store. Lots of variety...lots of choices....aromatic soothing treats at Crabtree & Evelyn.....and I just might take a peak in Chico's Outlet of course...have to be on top of (14 comments)
Gas Saving Tips - 05/08/11 05:15 AM
Here are some great tips from another Keller Family member....some you may know and others that are new. From techie "gas apps" to keeping your tires inflated...if you have forgotten the weight in the truck you added for traction in snowy north...lose it now and conserve energy. All the best ! Hansons Both
Via MIKE WONG Realtor, GRI (Keller Williams Realty Southwest): In an interview by Financially Fit with Chris Faulkner, CEO of Texas-based Breitling Oil and Gas Co., offers these ten tips: 1. Don't buy gas along the major highways. Gas stations near the highway typically charge 10 cents (3 comments)
Let Matty's Bar Cater to Your Mom on Mother's Day ! - 05/06/11 07:24 AM
Looking for a Special place in Waukesha County to celebrate Mother's Day ? We found it for you....the ever thoughtful Matt Anderson is preparing a special Mom's Day Feast.....Hurry and make your reservation now... Give Matty a call: 414.427.3838....you will want to reserve a table for this special day....! Make it a special day for Mom by bringing her to Matty's for a special Brunch Buffet! The buffet will include: omelet's made to order, bacon, sausage, biscuits and gravy, silver $ pancakes, fresh fruit, fresh veggies, assorted cheese n sausage, chef carving station with beef tenderloin & roasted pork (6 comments)
Mother's Day...Another Opportunity to Pay It Forward - 05/06/11 06:59 AM
Mother's Day, Birthday, Anniversaries ......we want to show our Mom's we remember them....and sometimes our Mom's are in the downsizing mode...one more something for the house, outfits the have enough of...gift certificate they may not use....does not really seem to answer your gift list need. Maybe your Mom is no longer with you....and it will be a day filled with the many memories she has left for you for a lifetime. Our suggestion is ....instead of adding to an over stocked perfume collection, a wardrobe that has boxes unopened....a collection of her collection that no longer fits where it (1 comments)
My Realtor Friend told me my House would Sell for...... - 05/06/11 06:24 AM
"My realtor friend told me/us that my/our house would sell for $X!!" This is always a tearful response when we have given a CMA that can be 30, 40 or 50% below the "friend's price." Friends.....to our minds....the realtor is NOT your friend...they told you what you wanted to hear...not what you had to hear....not the real truth about what the market had to say about the price of your home. We sure understand why "your friend" would have more credability than someone you just met. The other side of that coin is....why would we tell you....working on commission (4 comments)
List Price is NOT the SOLD Price.... - 05/05/11 08:44 AM
Yahoo...open the email box with an invitation waiting for us to take a listing.....another 2 files with pictures of the home...neat...uncluttered, well decorated, great way to start the day....AND they want to buy one of our listings...WOW....this is the best breakfast I ever had...beats Wheaties....eggs benedict....blueberry pancakes...and even a wash of Mimosa....how lucky are we ! Whoops....Moving right along to the fine print at the bottom of the email.....and we would like to list our house at $xxx.xxx....just as the similar homes we see in MLS are LISTED at presently.....LISTED at....on to a CMA and market (10 comments)
Pay it Forward...a Gift of Time....When Your Clients have none ! - 05/03/11 05:00 AM
Selling a house and looking forward to the new one is an adventure....and when you have triplets....just six months old...it is, as you might imagine (though I still cannot :) ) even MORE of an adventure ! Add to the what to move the baby sitter, packing time sandwiched in between diaper changers, feeding....oh yicks ! Our sellers...now buyers had a lot to organize ! We always suggest that our buyers and sellers consider the purchase of a home warranty....it covers the sellers from the day they list the house through the new buyers first year of ownership.....a reassurance (6 comments)
CHASE RECOMMENDS CERTIFIED DISTRESSED PROPERTY EXPERT AGENT (CDPE) TO SELLERS - 05/03/11 04:13 AM
Short sale has become a common term across the country. What is important for every potential seller...every manager and every agent to know ...you need to have the proper training to carry out a short sale to a successful closing. CDPE training....we believe is a way to get the education to be able to do this much needed job successfully. Thank you Patty for showing us how important this really is in listing short sales. Via Patty Da Silva, CDPE - Davie REALTOR® - Certified Luxury Short Sale Expert (BROKER - of Green Realty Properties® - 954-667-7253): I do a lot of (3 comments)
Red Day is right around the corner! Renew / Energize / Donate - 05/03/11 04:06 AM
Keller agents across the country are making a difference in their communities...Whether you are a Keller agent or not...don't wait till the holidays to show your community that they are important to you...Janna has helped us count the ways....you may find some of your own....Someone needs you...show them you care. Via Janna Rankin Scharf Coeur d'Alene and North Idaho Homes (Keller Williams Realty Coeur d'Alene): Janna Rankin Scharf, GRI, CLHMS, SFR - Coeur d'Alene Idaho Homes for Sale On May 12, my Keller Williams associates in Coeur d'Alene, Sandpoint and Kellogg will pause from our usual daily activities of selling homes to join nearly 80,000 Keller (0 comments)
Pay it Forward....by Example - 05/02/11 07:40 AM
It warms my heart,to learn what leading by example can do to make the world just a little better place. Sometimes, people just need to be shown how easy it is to reach out and touch the people who are most in need of our help. Sometimes, the people who offer help are those you would feel are the least in a position financially, but give because whatever their financial circumstances, they know someone has a worse lot in life...someone else is missing meals, denying themselves medical care and making decisions no one should be forced to make. It is (7 comments)
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