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I have recently made a few changes in my life for the better. I used to be a smoker and in November quit cold turkey. I have not had one since. I haven't even had the desire. I have always been a pretty healthy eater, but never was one to actually exercise. I used to be an avid sports person like softball fast-pitch and basketball, but when it came to just exercising, nothing.... I decided since I quit smoking and now that I am getting older that I should just bite the bullet and go work out. I knew I (0 comments)
I wasn't planning on writing a post right now, but I just read a blog post and I commented on it and then I decided I think everyone would like to hear. The post was about technology changing our industry. He went on to go through the history and evolution of what real estate agents were doing back in the 70's before I was born up to today. He was also questioning if technology was CHANGING the industry. There is one thing that bothers me about these statements. I have heard them a lot on ActiveRain. There are two (0 comments)
Am I Giving Too Much Information?? - 06/26/10 01:25 PM
I had a friend ask me a couple weeks ago if I knew of any lenders he could talk to because he was having trouble trying to figure all the mortgage stuff out. And of course I had one for him to contact. I gave him his info. About a day or two later I happened to have lunch with my lender and told him about the possible client and asked if he had heard from him yet. He told me that he hadn't. So when I got home that afternoon I sent my friend an email just asking if he (1 comments)
Gorgeous Townhome in Dupont, WA - 06/24/10 06:31 PM
This listing provided courtesy of Charlie Hawkins at Hawkins-Poe Inc. Master on Main Townhome in Dupont (0 comments)
Wonderful Home on Lake Spanaway! - 06/24/10 06:28 PM
This listing provided courtesy of Charlie Hawkins with Hawkins-Poe Inc. Wonderful Spanaway Lake Front Home (0 comments)
Still Not Sure What A Short Sale Is. - 06/24/10 12:07 AM
If you are still confused about what a Short Sale is let Patty Jo Furst with my wonderful group Creative Real Estate Solutions tell you all about it. If you have any more questions or need help trying to figure out what the best solution for you is then call on us to help you figure it out. www.awayout4u.com Here at Hawkins-Poe Inc. we care about you. (3 comments)
I wanted to give some good advice when it comes to posting things on facebook and twitter. I have noticed a few things that Realtors have been posting on their facebook or twitter sites. They are not showing them in their best light. I can go on and on about them talking about their drunken nights or what embarrassing thing they did the day before. But I think someone went too far today. Some of you may read this and not think it is all that bad, but I thought it was atrocious! To protect who actually wrote it (7 comments)
Gig Harbor, WA! I want to put this wonderful and gorgeous place on the map. I live here and do business here and I have to say, I am very proud and love Gig Harbor, WA. Gig Harbor was established largely because of the local fisherman. It's known as the Maritime City. The city was incorporated in 1946. Since then Gig Harbor has not changed that much. There are now less fisherman, but the small quaint city is still the same. The nice thing about Gig Harbor is that it's less than a mile across the Narrows Bridge to Tacoma, (0 comments)
Hawkins-Poe Inc. - 06/19/10 06:10 PM
I would like to say something about the new company that I work for now. I am so excited about this that I wanted to share it with all you agents out there. I want you to be able to have the opportunity to work with a very successful man and family who truly care about the agents who work for them. I have only been in this industry for one year and only have one company to compare to, but so far I am very impressed. Frank Hawkins (Owner/Broker) is one of the most caring human beings I have ever (0 comments)
RAIN! - 06/19/10 02:34 PM
As I sit here and do what I do every morning, which is sit at my computer and go through all of my sites that I have to maintain on a daily basis. I sit in my home and look out the window. RAIN! Again! I love the western washington area, but really, where is my summer? Where is my refuge from the rain? I find myself searching on sites of warm and sunny locations that maybe I could run away too, but then I realize, crap! I have no vacation money this year. Darn economy! haha I am sure you (3 comments)
Went to the Chiropractor today! - 06/15/10 10:57 PM
I am absolutely loving my job! Everywhere I go I try to make it a point to mention in a non threatening way, that I am a real estate agent in hopes that someone will say " I need one!" Well, today it worked! I had gone to the chiropractor with my husband about a week ago and the receptionist and I got to talking. I informally slipped in that I was a REALTOR and I had recently moved to a new company. The conversation didn't go much further. My hubby got his adjustment and we were on our way. Today, (5 comments)
CREATIVE REAL ESTATE SOLUTIONS - 06/15/10 10:42 PM
I have entered into a new adventure and I am very excited to have the group and the knowledge now to help people with their distressed properties. Until I got involved with foreclosures and short sales I had no idea how many home owners were out there that haven't reached out for help. I thought that anyone facing such a hardship would want to reach out to someone for help. I think a lot of it stems from the fear of the unknown and a little embarassment. I want any and all homeowners to know that if you are facing a (0 comments)
The Difference Between Short Sale and Bank Owned - 06/06/10 11:09 PM
Unfortunately, I was at Urgent Care this morning because my daughter and I are sick. We were sitting at the check in desk when the woman behind the desk was asking me the normal questions: What are you being seen for? Insurance? Employer? When I responded with REALTOR she started telling me about her buying experience. She said that she put an offer on a Short Sale and the bank wasn't willing to negotiate. I asked her what she meant. Because that phrase can mean a ton of different things. She said " they were greedy and didn't want to take her (0 comments)
ANNOUNCEMENT! I have moved! - 06/02/10 01:39 PM
I want to let the entire world know that I have left RE/MAX! It took a lot of thinking and soul searching. It wasn't about RE/MAX or the local chapter. It was all because I found a new company that had so much more to offer. The real estate industry is going to be changing in ways that most of us won't be able to comprehend and it's going to happen at a record pace. I now work with Hawkins-Poe Inc. out of Tacoma, WA. I am part of the Gig Harbor chapter. Frank Hawkins is our broker and owner and (7 comments)
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