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Real Estate Values Really Are a Local Subject - 09/30/10 10:57 PM
Residential real estate is a local market, not a national market. No better illustration can be found than in reports on median prices from reports from REALTORS® across the United States. The median value is a mid-point figure; it means that half the houses are priced higher and half lower. These figures shoe, in fact, it is difficult to compare real estate values and land values on a regional basis-or maybe even a city basis-because huge price differences exist between cities in the same region and between neighborhoods within cities. When values are dropping in one geographical area they can be (0 comments)
NO!! NOT HAPPENING!! NEVER!! FUHGETABOUTIT!! - 09/29/10 12:29 AM
How often have you been asked these questions? Bette yet, how often have you asked them and been told everything your Buyer client needs to know to get the lowest price? In our market, I am shocked how much information you can get out of the Listing agent, with just two or three simple questions. This is something brokers should talk about often to their agents, don't you agree???
Via Liz and Bill Spear RE/MAX Elite (Southwestern Ohio) (Northern Cincinnati to Southern Dayton): We're not usually in the business of saying "No". Yes, we can sell your house! Yes, we can (4 comments)
Is A Termite Inspector's Time More Valuable Than Mine? - 09/29/10 12:14 AM
Does this only apply to the Termite Inspector? How about other "professional" service people? Cable companies tipically give you a 4 hour window, some companies say morning or afternoon. I wonder what it would be like if we were to ask prospects what kind of work they did and schedule them, as they schedule their customers? How long do you think it would take for some of them to become more reasonable? Who's time is more valuable? Perhaps you shoud decide.
Via Stewart Penn - Los Angeles Condo Specialist (Penn Properties): Is A Termite Inspector's Time More Valuable Than Mine? Last (5 comments)
The Coming of Fall and the Rain - 09/28/10 10:46 PM
On Friday it was Summer in Atlanta, the rain began Saturday nigt and Sunday it Rained day and night, and Lord knows we needed it, it was a long dry, hot summer in Hot'lanta. Monday was interesting, cooler in the day time, and then just about rush hour, the sky decided to send more rain to the city, only this time it was not that slow steady kind of stuff, it just dumped water all over the roads, wipers on the windscreens had a tough time keeping things clear. Lightening bolts were striking all over the place. Our local forecaster, with (0 comments)
Do You Edit Your Own Copy? - 09/27/10 11:32 PM
Are you the one that edits the copy that you wrote and then going to publish either on-line or in print copy? If you are, here are some guidelines you might want to follow when editing for: Brevity. Cut every word that adds nothing to meaning. Examples: you might change "during the course of" to "during" and "few in number" to "few". Clarity. Don't use vague adjectives when specific ones are called for. Don't write "We received numerous inquiries." Instead write "We received 145 inquiries". Tone and Style. Make sure your words sound as if they come from a human being-and (5 comments)
Listen Up, would ya? - 09/27/10 12:36 AM
This is so important not only for Realtors® it should be part of every interaction between people in general. We all have 2 ears and 1 mouth and we should use them in that proportion. Via Ilona Matteson (Quantum Training Systems/Coaching): Keys to Good Listening
Want to increase your sales each year? Learn to be a good listener. We are probably all aware that we should listen more and talk less, but exactly what do you do to become a better listener? Check out the ideas below.
1) Take excellent notes. Write down important points that can be helpful to you (4 comments)
You can't unring the bell. - 09/27/10 12:28 AM
Not ringing the bell in the first place is, in my opinion, the difference between a "Class Act" and a"Run of the Mill" Agnet. The former is around for the long run, so remember "you can't unring the bell". Via Richard Iarossi, Crofton MD Real Estate, Annapolis MD Real Estate (Long and Foster® Real Estate, Inc.): To say that real estate transactions are difficult today is really an understatement. There are challenges lurking around every corner trying to get all parties to the settlement table. Everything takes longer, and everything requires appropriate communications along the way. I’ve seen a lot of frustrated agents (4 comments)
The Blogging Success Formula: It’s a Balancing Act! - 09/26/10 11:59 PM
Great post on balancing the blog entry so that it is read and so that it is not so long that it is skipped over. This is a great read for all. Via Steve Shatsky, SFR - Dallas Real Estate & Short Sale Specialist (469)449-9840 (Prudential Texas Properties): Maybe it’s not quite a precarious a balancing act as in the video below (you’ll want to check it out... don't miss the big finish), but successful blogging is full of balancing acts: How much blogging is too much and how much is not enough? Who should your target audience be? Buyers? Sellers? Other (5 comments)
Agents Are From Mars, Consumers Are From Venezuela - 09/26/10 11:58 PM
If you have not read this, you must be from somewhere out of this Solar System. this is a great way to classify Agents, Buyers, Sellers, I enjoyed the adventure, you sould also!!! Via Paul Slaybaugh, Scottsdale AZ Real Estate (Realty Executives): It is human nature to view oneself in terms of value, and others in terms of cost. This paradox is never more evident than in a business setting. No exception to the rule, Real Estate agents and consumers must coexist in an arena of disparate interests and subjective truths. In the search for common ground, full transparency is prerequisite. Let us (1 comments)
Home Repair and Improvements - Is Now The Time?? - 09/26/10 10:35 PM
Good weather and Summer schedules often spark plans for home repairs and home improvements. Keep in mind that major changes should be considered in relation to your house's value. You may be thinking of remodeling, when buying another house would be the wisest option. Keep one guideline in mind: do not spend more than you can hope to recover by asking a higher price later when you sell your home. Also, keep n mind how a house appraiser will look at your remodeling project. If you live in a neighborhood or subdivision where the houses are all similar, the chances are (2 comments)
15 Year Mortgage May Not be Any Cheaper!!! Check out the Facts!!! - 09/25/10 09:26 PM
These certainly are times when people really are looking at ways to get out of debt and pay down their houses quicker than the value goes down. Many people chose a 15 year loan at closing with these low interest rates because they feel they can make the higher payment. Sometimes focus just on the savings in interest charges you won't have to pay takes your focus off the savings that are slipping out the backdoor. THE SAVINGS - The idea behind a 15 year mortgage is to pay off your loan in 1/2 the time. The break you get in (1 comments)
So How did Your Day Finish? - 09/24/10 10:45 PM
Early this morning about 3:00 am, the 24th of September 2010 was looking like a great day. Since Closings are the name of the game, and closings are becoming as rare as 20 carat Emeralds, we were looking large, a Lease signing and Move In at 9:00 am, a second lease approval around 2:00 pm, a third lease signing at 6:30 pm and a chance that the fourth lease would be approved in the late afternoon. Excited after a short nap, we rolled out of bed for the 9:00 am signing and Move In inspection. The agent showed up, with checks (0 comments)
What are Your Keys to Keeping Clients? - 09/23/10 11:26 PM
We work hard to acquire new customers / clients. What would happen if instead of looking at a client as a single commission, we looked at our clients as an annuity - a lead that keeps on giving - it makes sense to work just as hard on retention. If you work with a team or have employees working for you, here are some things you might want to consider. If you are a lone soldier, then these may also apply to you. TAKEAWAYS: Customer / Client service is Job #1 Care states with Front-Line Employees Stay on top of Service (16 comments)
When obstacles Get You Down - 09/22/10 10:18 PM
Do obstacles get you down when you want to get something done? Perhaps you could take some advice from an excellent book, Chicken Soup for the Soul, compiled by jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hanson., asks you to consider the following: After Fred Astaire's first screen test in 1933 a memo from the MGM testing director said: "Cant act. Slightly bald, Can dance a little." Astaire kept that memo over the fireplace in his Beverly Hills home. An expert said of famous football couch Vince Lombardi: "He possesses minimal football knowledge and lacks motivation". Beethoven handled the violin awkwardly and preferred (7 comments)
Did you Read the Headline? Recession over in June 2009!! - 09/21/10 10:44 PM
Headline, the Recession is / was over in June 2009. It's just that the recovery has been slower than we expected. When I saw this headline I wondered which country these guys were from. In Georgia at least where I live, the recession is still going on. There are lots of people not working and because we seem to have a lot of entrepreneurs in our area, most were not counted among the unemployed in the first place. Takes Realtors as an example, at one time there were somewhere around 40,000 Licensed agents in metro Atlanta, many were making a good (5 comments)
Never Say these Things - 09/20/10 11:56 PM
If your goal is to be one of the Star Performers in your company, area, town, consider a list of things that should never ever, ever, ever, pass your lips: The other agent never got back to me. Or perhaps one of your favorite phrases is They are getting back to me. Both are equally wrong, if you wait for someone to get back to you, who is stopping the action now> I thought someone else was going to take care of that, any excuse indicates a block in the action, always ask questions to be sure you keep things moving (6 comments)
Success in the Rain - 09/20/10 12:01 AM
Here is a great way to get an extra 500 points and share your success in the rain. Everyone could use an extra 500 points, Yeah Via Kerrie Greenhalgh (ActiveRain): As I sit here waiting patiently for the construction folk to fix the water pipe so I can groom myself before heading into the office, I realize there are some things beyond our control. No matter what you do or how you roll there are some situations that you just can't force. However, there are many you can. Making the best choice in life is usually not the easiest path but it leads (2 comments)
Mr. Mayhem & Homeowners Insurance - 09/19/10 11:59 PM
Great Information on Homeowners insurance and wht to do to make sure you are adequately insured. This is a great read, and something every homeowner should consider. Via Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate (Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate):
We all need homeowner's insurance on our homes. To be sure that "Mr. Mayhem" does not come into your life unexpectedly, here are a few tips to keep your insurance bills reasonably priced. At renewal date, check InsWeb.com and NetQuote.com to see if you could find a better rate than you currently have. Be sure to move (0 comments)
Want to really WOW your clients, prepare a list similar to this and leave it for the Seller, if you are the listing agent. It may only be suggestions, but wouldn't it be nice if they, the Sellers, called your and said thanks for the suggestion.
Via Actively Raining Thoughts-Kathy Streib- Stager-South Florida - 561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging): The hard part is over. You've sold your home. Now all you have to do is pack up and begin your new adventure in your new home. But what are some things you can do to help the new residents of (2 comments)
How To Brand Your YouTube Channel to Match Your Website or Blog - 09/19/10 11:51 PM
What amazing people we are here on active rain, they are so willing to share their thoughts and ideas, this is one blog you will want to study and follow, if you are into using video in your bloggins presentations. Via Steve Schwartz, Charlotte's Premier Real Estate Videographer and Photographer (AmazingVideoTours.com): If you're getting into video for real estate and you've got a YouTube Channel, then you'll want to seriously consider carrying your branding from your website and/or blog (and other social media platforms for that matter) to your YouTube Channel. It's really not that hard to do, but optimizing it for different (2 comments)
Be Prepared for the Weather Ahead - Fireplace Safety Tips! - 09/19/10 11:47 PM
Now that the cooler weather will soon be upon us, more people will be using their fireplaces, this is a checklist you might want to forward to your client list. in Georgia, there is at least one home each year that is destroyed because of challenges in the firebox. Via Leesa L. Finley -Wake Forest NC REALTOR® Wake Forest NC & Raleigh NC Real Estate (Circa Properties - Your Wake Forest NC Homes Specialist): Winter is the time of year for most of us that we like to light the fire in the fireplace, curl up with a good book, a glass of (1 comments)
11 Tips To Prepare For A Home Appraisal... And Don't Assume The Appraiser Knows... - 09/19/10 11:44 PM
This is something you should prepare the Seller for, with real estate prices going every which way, and so many appraisers leaving the business, the person who shows up at your home, may not have current information about the neighborhood, and with HVCC, being involved, maybe from a different town. Via Phyllis Lerner - Realtor / Broker (Legends Realty Group LLC): If you're selling your home, you know that a home appraisal is a necessary step in the process. An appraisal is not to be confused with your seller's agent giving you a comparative market analysis (CMA) which helps you to establish a (0 comments)
A checklist of things a Seller can do before the home inspector arrives - 09/19/10 11:39 PM
This is a timely and important checklist that you should be sure that your Seller see. If they take care of these items, before the inspector gets there, there will be fewer items in the inspection report to worry about, for both the Seller and Buyer. Could even save the deal. This should be helpful to everyone who is not using checklists. Via Russel Ray, San Diego home inspector (Russel Ray, Property Consultant):
A checklist of things a Seller can dobefore the home inspector arrives Doing as much as possible before the Buyer's property inspection helps ensure that escrow goes more (1 comments)
Cheap magic for sellers....... - 09/19/10 11:33 PM
So if you are really into a clean, shiny shower and you have that black mold growing in there, this is an easy way to make it all go away. Try it yourself. Via zeta cross (elfant-wissahickon realty): No, I don't own stock in Procter and Gamble. I just love their product: Mr. Clean Magic Eraser. Maybe it is because I am not a very good housekeeper that I had never heard of it. I read about it in stager Starr Osborne's go-to book Home Staging that Works ($11.95 at Amazon). I give that to all my sellers too. Magic is no over-statement (1 comments)
Select Atlanta Area Museums to Offer FREE Admission on September 25 - 09/19/10 11:31 PM
Are the museums in your area doing this?? It is a great opportunity to re-connect with kids and grandkids for a free day at the museum. Great Post. Via Rodney Mason - CMPS FHA 203K / REO / USDA / HomePath Specialist - GA / AL (Prospect Mortgage, Atlanta, GA): Museum goers can visit select Atlanta area museums for FREE on Saturday, September 25th. Ten Atlanta area museums will be participating in the Sixth Annual Smithsonian Museum Day. These metro Atlanta museums will duplicate the Smithsonian Institution’s free admission special for that day. Next Saturday, select museums across the country will (0 comments)
I agree with Steve, some of the decks I have seen over the years were really “wonders of the world, I remember on deck that was three stories off the ground. I have never noticed decks like those here, boy I would not want to be the person who was walking on it when it fell.
Via Steven L. Smith, Bellingham, Wa. Home Inspector (King of the House Home Inspection, Inc): Decks, especially those that are high off the ground, can be extremely unsafe. They are likely to be homebrew affairs with missing or inadequate guardrails, steps or (0 comments)
If you are a newbie like me and want to create some interesting blogs, here are some of the secrets of a high class blog. Be sure to follow the steps closely and know that you too, will be one of the colorful bloggers on AR. one thing to remember, if you are going to follow these instructions be sure you do so in IE. If you try it in Firefox, your results might not be what your expected.
Via Jon Zolsky, Daytona Beach, FL. FunCoast Realty, 386-405-4408: If you are a PC owner, then it is (3 comments)
This is timesly, even if it came from Cicero more that 2000 years ago, What we need in todays world is a statesmen who is willing to take the high road, which is nott always the easy road, What are you comments???
Via Sherwood Property Investments: Can you believe this? Curtis Brooks posted on FB-from Cicero 55 BC: "The budget should be balanced, the Treasury should be refilled, public debt should be reduced, the arrogance of officialdom should be tempered and controlled, and the assistance to foreign lands should be curtailed lest Rome become bankrupt. People must again learn to (2 comments)
What do you do with Old Electronic Equipment?? - 09/19/10 12:47 AM
Let's say that while cleaning out the basement or attic, or that spare bedroom you come across some a lot of stuff that has accumulated including: Old magazines Old newspapers Notes and reports that are not confidential in nature Confidential information should be shredded before disposing, if you choose to shred the papers yourself, be sure you have a quality shredder that does cross cuts, then dispose of the "chips" at your local recycling center. Clothing you no longer wish to wear, or perhaps that no longer your size. Children's toys that they have outgrown and no longer play with. Old (5 comments)
I’ve Got Mold, Now what??? - 09/18/10 01:47 AM
There is no way around it, mold is everywhere. Those "spores' float through the air and cause all kinds of not so great things to happen. Where we live, the Summer is Hot and Humid, the mold loves to grow on the exterior surface of our house, especially in those areas that do not receive a lot of Sun. Once a year, I either get out the power washer and clean up the mess or hire a "Professional" to do the cleanup. So what does all of this have to do with MOLD?? Mold is everywhere, it is a type (7 comments)
Off the Wall – A tip from HGTC - 09/17/10 11:24 PM
I read an interesting article about how to clean scuff marks off walls. As the article stated "An empty house really highlights every scuff mark on the walls. What looked spotless during the house showings now may look warn and dingy." Try washing the walls thoroughly to see if you can make them look fresher before you resort to new paint. It might make all the difference! The folks at www.hgtv.vom offer these useful tips. •· Before washing the walls, wrap a strip of terry cloth around your wrists and secure it with rubber bands to keep drips from running down (4 comments)
Is "ICE" In your Cell Phone??? - 09/16/10 11:40 PM
We all have a bunch of numbers programmed into our cell phones, and these are just some of the "must" numbers you should perhaps have on speed dial. And don't forget your ICE number!!! •1. 911 and your local number for nonemergency police calls, when you need the cavalry. •2. Your Office when the buyers have looked at every house you can think of and you just hope there are some new listings. •3. Your tech helper when a machine gets the better of you. •4. Your babysitter, dog walker or other care providers when that buyer just has to take one more look. (1 comments)
Renter Nation - Trends Point towards it. - 09/15/10 11:50 PM
Is the American Dream of home ownership still alive? It seems to be, however, do not count on a continued rise in the percentage of American Families that own a home, that peak was reached in 2004 when 69% of American families owned a home, currently it is about 67.2% and expected to continue to fall to 1992-94 levels of 64% by 2015. On the Flip side of this trend is a rising rental rate which will hit about 36% by 2015. Each percentage point represents about 1.3 million people, so about 10 million extra folks will be renting by 2015. (3 comments)
The Joys of Listing Rental Properties – It Ain’t What It Use To Be - 09/14/10 11:40 PM
I spent half my day showing a Couple of rental properties to prospects. You ask "how is your credit" and you get "not too bad", dig a little and find: •1. that they are behind on everything, •2. were recently divorced and the "former spouse" left them hanging, •3. lost the house (to foreclosure), •4. they do have a job, •5. they ask "can the owner reduce the rent a couple of hundred a month" so "I can afford it?". What about the "landlord", in many cases they are former occupants of the property, they had to move and could not (4 comments)
Will Feddie Survive and if Not, What will support the future of Homeownership? - 09/13/10 11:55 PM
There was a brainstorming session last week in the Treasury Cash Room to discuss reorganization of the Mortgage Markets this past week. The Future of Feddie as it was dubbed was at stake. This is the collective name given to Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, Ginnie Mae, FHA, VA, Federal Home Loan Bank and all other federal housing organizations that support mortgage banking in the United States. The Federal Reserve recently created $1.5 Trillion in new credit to keep them in business. 90% of the mortgages written are purchased by Fannie and Freddie and are usually guaranteed by FHA and VA. Is (1 comments)
Tips for Buyers Finding that Perfect Neighborhood. - 09/12/10 11:57 PM
you will find these tips tried and true, what we want to do is help our clients find the best home possible for them and if we follow Graziella advise, your sales will soar as to new heights.... Via Graziella Bruner (Remerica Premier Realtors): Your neighborhood has a big impact on your lifestyle. Follow these steps to find the perfect community to call home. Is it close your favorite spots? Make a list of the activities - movies, health club, church, etc. You engage in regularly and stores you visit frequently. See how far you would have to travel from each neighborhood you're (2 comments)
What if you had No Credit Score?? - 09/12/10 11:01 PM
We hear a lot these days about Credit Scoring, and that you have to have a high credit score to do just about anything in today's world. But what would it be like to have no Credit Score? How can that happen, well a Credit Score is bases solely on your ability to obtain credit and then make the payments on time. If you got a credit card when you graduated school, did some charging on it and paid the bill on time, your credit score kept going up. Next perhaps you rented an apartment, then bought a car with a (6 comments)
The First Signs of Fall are in the Air - 09/11/10 11:36 PM
The first signs of Autumn are in the air. In some parts of our Great Nations, leaves are beginning to turn colors, the evenings are getting cooler and the days are getting shorter. The Fall is a great time to plant that late garden, or the Winter Wheat in the fields. In some parts of our country, the farmers are beginning to harvest, while others are getting ready to. In your home, it may be time to begin looking for those Winter clothes, sweaters, long sleeve shirts, hunting gear, if that is what you like to do, maybe some bird shooting (3 comments)
Open Houses and Personal Privacy - 09/10/10 11:22 PM
As Realtors® we all hold open houses, some of us on a regular basis, others only occasionally. In our market, it depends where in metropolitan Atlanta you live in. for he most part, suburban Atlanta is not a great place to hold an Open House, while in many of the neighborhood in the City, open Houses are a Realtors® mainstay. So here are a couple of ideas, many of which you may have seen before to pass along to the owners, before your Open House is Open. For the sake of the privacy of the homeowner, Clear away main and paperwork (1 comments)
HAMP – Home Assistance Modification Program – Success or Failure - 09/09/10 11:40 PM
The other day I was looking at a chart that tracked Foreclosures and delinquent properties. What a shock to see the numbers. The chart tracked Delinquent Mortgages, New Foreclosures and Inventory of Foreclosures beginning in March of 2003 through March, 2010. In march of 2010, the total of Delinquent, new Foreclosures and Inventory of foreclosures topped 7 million properties and down on the bottom was a tiny red line that said Permanent mortgage modifications under HAMP this bump was maybe 100,000 properties. One of the ways many Realtors have been making money is working for companies that have gone out and (7 comments)
Password Protection: How to Create and access Strong Passwords - 09/08/10 10:47 PM
The other day I received my daily email from PC Magazine (online version) that had a very interesting article written by Eric Griffith about how to create strong passwords, how to remember them and most important was not to use the same password for everything. The same thing goes for usercodes. If a hacker figures out what usercode and password you are using, they now have access to all of your accounts, can easily run up hundreds if not thousands of dollars on your credit cards and may cause you identity theft problems. We all have a bunch of usercodes and (0 comments)
The Saga of the Sagging Front Porch - 09/07/10 11:36 PM
A couple of months ago I noticed a gap in the ceiling of out front porch. I made a mental note of it and went about my Real Estate Business. Last week my wife noticed the same gap and brought it to my attention. I noticed that the gap was larger and made a mental note to fix it. So yesterday was Labor Day which means I get to do manual labor around the house. It was decided that I would fix the sag. I determined that the posts supporting the center of the porch had sunk and allowed the porch (0 comments)
Life After Your Old Computers Passes Away - 09/06/10 10:00 PM
Is your computer "too old" and you are thinking of purchasing a new one! What is "too old"?? My desktop, that my son built for me around 2002, just passed away. One day it rebooted itself, then began making sounds similar to those European Police vehicles and would not boot. Upon further investigation, I found out that the "Mother Board" was gone, seems some of the "Capacitors" had given up the ghost. I had been planning on replacing the old work horse so I had already purchased another machine and was in the process of loading new software, then the "Old (7 comments)
Transforming unused Basement Space into a Workout Room - 09/06/10 12:21 AM
As a Real Estate Agent, you are always looking for ways to maximize your time and minimize the costs. So when it comes to a home gym, here is an idea that may excite your. You have cleaned out the basement and decided to create a Workout Room. You locate a corner that seem to work and you want some privacy, so how do you accomplish this without breaking the bank?? Think outside the box. In our workout room, two of the walls are painted concrete, I just filled in the holes in the foundation wall with light weight drywall patch, (3 comments)
Success in 72 hours...It works! - 09/05/10 11:59 PM
This is a great post on getting SEO by just not being afraid to go out there and poke around and learn. We all need to work on getting our pages to the top of the search engines. Via Neal Bloom-Realtor ®CRS-Weston FL Real Estate (Keller Williams Properties,Weston Florida): I don't normally write this type of post but I wanted to share something that was pretty cool to me. Over the past few days I've noticed a few blog posts on the subject of Domains. It's funny because I've been thinking about this for a few weeks now. I was trying to figured (3 comments)
LOST YOUR HOME? NO EXCUSE!!! (yeah, I said it) - 09/05/10 11:55 PM
These are unusual times and it is amazing what is going on in peoples lives and even more amazing is their response to the chaos created in this economy. This blog exemplifies some of the tragedy that we see every day in this marketplace. Via Sheila Newton Team (RE/MAX Foothills Realty): I have been in real estate for over 20 years and virtually all of that time I have specialized in REO, foreclosures and distressed sales for banks and individuals. I have been in untold THOUSANDS of properties ranging from the most modest of mobile homes to the most lavish multi-million dollar mansions, and (2 comments)
Stitching pictures to create a Panorama - 09/03/10 11:48 PM
Now that you have your Tripod, a good DLSR camera and hopefully a good "head" for the Tripod, let's look at what is involved in creating a Panorama shot of the Front of the house. What you may want to do is create a 360º panorama photo of what the view from the curb is of the property you are featuring. There are a couple of ways of accomplishing this: You could purchase a "fish eye" lens for the camera, set it up on the tripod with a delayed shot, and run for cover, so you won't be in the photo, (6 comments)
Why use a Tripod when taking Home Pictures? - 09/02/10 11:55 PM
As a Real Estate Agent, if you like to take lots of pictures especially Interior Photos be sure to use a Good Tripod. Using a Tripod serves several different purposes: •1) You can take the photo several times, from exactly the same place. •2) You can be certain that your picture is level. Sometimes it is challenging to determine if the picture is level when looking through the viewfinder. On the Tripod, you know it is level. •3) If you need to take several pictures and stitch them together, using a tripod and a rotating platform is the best way. Check (4 comments)
I was perusing some old magazine article and ran across one article that re-ignited an old interest, “Building Your Own Gym”. After reading the article, I am motivated to get back in shape. Decades of promises have gone by the wayside. Now is the time for ACTION. I have room in by basement for a Gym, there is a store “Second Time Around” in the adjoining town, where “recycled” equipments is fairly priced.
The same urge that came over me 28 years ago, is back. Back then my little girl came up to me one Saturday morning, poked her (2 comments)
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