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End of Year Wrap Up . . . - 12/27/07 10:18 AM
The rest of this week can still be productive. Stay in contact with you prospects, and expired prospects. There are many people who wanted to "wait it out" through the holidays before listing their home - or considering purchasing a home. There is support from the news - I have heard several times in the past couple of days that it truly is a buyers market. Of course, we already knew that - but it is good for the real estate buying public to receive that reinforcement. I know many sellers may already be in contract, however, there are more "prospects" out there. I am working on (8 comments)
Resolutions - 12/26/07 04:44 PM
The gifts been unwrapped, and the kitchen has been cleaned up from our holiday meal - we may be starting to think about our New Year's Resolutions.This is a good time to be reflective of what it is we are going to resolve, and we can start making changes today.Establish short and long term goals of what you are planning to change in 2008. Decide what it is you are planning on changing, and set short and long term goals.Make sure the goals are realistic and in fact achievable goals so that you stick to what you have decided to resolve. (7 comments)
Merry Christmas to you all - 12/24/07 11:33 PM
This is a time of year for reflection and appreciation. As I sit here on this Christmas Eve, I am appreciative of many things in my life. I know there are many not as fortunate as many others. Overall, there are many things to be grateful for: My family who means the world to me.My daughters who really are fabulous!My friends who are always in my life.My clients who have become my friends.My dog - who always makes me laugh.i can think of a myriad of other things ( and I appreciate them all) - however I encourage you to think of (5 comments)
New Years Eve Reservations - 12/22/07 01:03 PM
Now is a good time to start making your own New Years Eve Reservations to celebrate the beginning of 2008. There are many restaurants that are already booked, however I am sure if you are diligent, there will be availability. Also, this is another opportunity for us to stay in contact with our sphere. Send an email and remind them to make reservationsList some suggestions with contact info and their web addressProvide some note of reflectionRemind them to be "safe"And post information on restaurants on your blog and your websiteI know many people are not thinking about this holiday yet - I was not (6 comments)
Surprising People during this holiday season - 12/17/07 10:58 PM
My daughter and I have been looking at birds - that may need a new home. We had looked at several places, and we went back tonight to look at one that she was very interested in because it was so friendly. My daughter was interested in getting a bird because her bird recently passed away after 10 years. When we arrived, the cage was empty and when we asked the sales associate what had happened - she told us that someone had stolen the bird yesterday. Apparently this bird had lived in this particular place for about one year . (2 comments)
Twilight Open Houses - 12/17/07 11:45 AM
Twilight open houses are another creative approach to inviting more prospects to see the home. If you decide to hold a twilight open house, the following is a list of suggestions. Confirm with the owners a good day of the week, and pick a time between either 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm or 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Not longer.Have another Realtor assist you so that you are not alone in the home in the evening.Create invitations and walk the immediate neighborhood to let them know the home will be held open. This will help you to get to know more neighbors (4 comments)
Newport Beach, California Parade of Lights - 12/13/07 01:18 AM
December 12-16, 2007 - Christmas Boat Parade Tonight marks the first night of the boat parade for Newport Beach, California. If you are local and want to see the parade, you can visit my site for recommendations on restaurants to view the parade - or you can see it harbor side. This year is the 99th annual boat parade and it is amazing. I will post pictures this weekend! Happy Holidays! Sharon www.Sharonintheoc.com (0 comments)
Home Improvement Tips - 12/13/07 12:25 AM
Guidelines for Home Improvements A common question that homeowners may inquire about which home improvements are needed may help the salability of their home. Any improvements that increase your home's attractiveness and overall size to the general buying public will increase its value. The following is a list which includes some general guidelines to consider when preparing your home to sell: •· Neutral color, and fresh paint on the inside and out •· Have trim painted for a fresh look •· Make sure that carpet is cleaned •· Use neutral color carpet or flooring if replacing •· Consider light window treatments •· Use mirrored wardrobe doors on (11 comments)
I've Been Meme'd - 12/07/07 12:49 PM
I've Been Meme'd I've been Meme's for the first time by Jeff Belonger. Here are five things you may not know about me. I have two daughters ages 11 and 17 years of age who are awesome! I am engaged to be married - probaby next summer. I'll keep you posted. I have my FAA pilots license and am rated for multi-engine, instrument and commercial. I am an open water diver (Scuba) and have dove in some of the most beautiful places including The Cathedrals in Lanai - Hawaii. I love to play tennis - and am playing in a (4 comments)
Waves are Huge in California - 12/06/07 10:49 AM
OK - this post is for those who want to go and see the huge waves at the beach. The waves in Huntington Beach are pretty big. The surfers and body boarders usually love it, however I have seen on the news that it is too large for even some of them. It is always great site to see the waves, however the ocean can be unpredictable. So therefore, I have some tips to ensure Ocean Safety.
The first and most basic one - stay back. View from a far and bring your camera with a zoom lens for the best photos. Second - (0 comments)
I try and listen to educational and motivational CD's when I am walking, working out or driving to improve my education. I learned this from Brian Tracy at a speaking event. And I have a number of his CD's as well. I recommend them also! One of the things that Brian Tracy says is that you shouldn't waste time - and driving time is an opportunity to learn. I have been listening to some Law of Attraction CD's by Lynn Grabhorn called "Excuse Me Your Life is Waiting", and trying to pick up some new information. They are very good by the way! One of the things that (6 comments)
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