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Thanksgiving 2008.....Enjoy the blessings in your life - 11/27/08 07:28 AM
Sometimes, the simplest things in life are the best. A thanks is one of the simplest best things in life. Anyone is capable of offering it, from a 2-year-old child to a 90-year-old.It doesn't cost a penny, yet it can warm the heart of the recipient like a diamond ring. Today, Thansgiving 2008, I have much to be thankful for. I am thankful that my wife, and my six beautiful children, are all waking up under the same roof on this Thanksgiving Day. I have a 13-year-old son and a 12-year-old daughter, so I know this will change soon enough. So, for now, I am (3 comments)
Meeting With That "Unrealistic" Seller - 11/21/08 11:05 PM
I was a bundle of nerves going into my Thursday afternoon listing appointment. I was nervous because I knew I would be dealing with a man with unrealistic expectations. I figured I had two choices, either to go along, and get stuck with an overpriced listing, or upset a fellow parishioner of my church by telling him his house wasn't worth what he thought. I liked neither choice. In a recent blog post, I used sports agent Drew Rosenhaus to make a point about our need as professionals to shoot straight about price. I heard Rosenhaus explain on an ESPN program recently that (0 comments)
Your Congressman, My Home - 11/19/08 09:10 PM
Many home owners are like voters. In the run-up to the 2008 Congressional elections, the nationwide approval rating for the U.S. Congress sunk into single digits. I don't know if that was an historic low, but I hate to think we've ever had a Congress whose approval rating was less than 9 percent. And, yet, on Nov. 4, more than 93 percent of U.S. Congressman and Senators running for re-election prevailed in their individual elections. In other words, "Everyone else's Congressman is a bum......except mine." This mentality can apply to homeowners, as well. A lot of you agents may have already seen the new (3 comments)
Real Estate Advice From a Sports Agent - 11/18/08 10:49 PM
A sports agent can teach you a lot about selling real estate. Maybe you've never heard of Drew Rosenhaus. He represents professional football players. One of his better-known clients is Terrell Owens, of the Dallas Cowboys. When Owens had a falling out with his former team, the Philadelphia Eagles, Rosenhaus took center stage, alongside Owens. I thought Rosenhaus came across like a complete jerk -- arrogant and abrasive. Just last week, while listening to an ESPN podcast Ipod while exercising, I heard Mr. Rosenhaus introduced on the Collin Cowherd Show, aka The Herd. I was in no mood for Rosenhaus, and I was sure (45 comments)
My Plastic Surgery Website - 11/17/08 05:47 AM
My web side has had more facelifts over the past year than Cher and Joan Rivers combined. Gary Busey seems downright "au naturale" compared to my site. Like Jennifer Grey, of Dirty Dancing and Ferris Bueller's Day Off, my website this morning looks nothing like it did yesterday. And when I say "nothing," I mean nothing. I wish I could I had saved the "before" pictures. That way I could have done a before and after feature, like the National Enquirer does with it's celebrity plastic surgery photos. Here's Michelle Pfeiffer before the knife, and here's Michelle Pfeiffer after the knife. "Here's my website (11 comments)
Old Man Winter Visits Beaufort......Sort of - 11/16/08 08:23 AM
Old Man Winter (kind of) paid a visit to Beaufort, SC last night. Balmy weather turned chilly yesterday after the passage of a storm system through the area. It's clear and cool, wind chill of about 40 right now. So it looks like whatever pushed that rain out of the way yesterday is going to give us a very pleasant autumn day in Beaufort. A Realtor friend of mine in Eerie, PA was anticipating show up that way. Definitely a matter of perspective. We've seen snow twice since we moved here in 1996. If you ever talk to a Beaufort "old (0 comments)
Beaufort loves its military - 11/15/08 12:22 PM
What in the world was life like before Wi-Fi became ubiquitous? Here I am, manning Lowcountry's real estate booth at Beaufort's Military Appreciation Day, and I can flip open my Mac and pickup Wi-Fi. Who woulda thunk it 5 years ago? We've got a band jamming in the parking lot, and a clown entertaining inside. The event, of course, coincides with the 233rd birthday of the U.S. Marine Corps. The Marines are a huge part of the fabric of Beaufort. They are just huge in this community. Beaufort would not be the same without them. The last week and a half (0 comments)
Barefoot in Beaufort, SC - 11/14/08 10:56 AM
The Beaufort Gazette ran a terrific photo today of Mr. Jackie Frazier, properietor of St. Helena Island's Barefoot Farms, sitting astride his International Harvestor tractor, plowing his fields on a pleasant Thursday afternoon. St. Helena Island is sandwiched between Lady's Island, one of Beaufort's predominant bedroom communities, and Harbor Island, one of Northern Beaufort County's three Islands which overlook the Atlantic Ocean. The photo of Mr. Fraizer was a definite throwback photo, harkening back to the days when St. Helena was known predominantly as a agricultural community. In the foreground, there are rows and rows of sunflowers, while in the background, rides Mr. (0 comments)
Buyers......... Due the do!!! - 11/12/08 08:32 PM
I met with two buyers today. They were separate parties looking at different properties. One of the fun things about real estate is the opportunity to work with a variety of people. Trust me when I tell you It is never dull.Buyer A is considering an investment property in the Beaufort Historic District, while Buyer B is thinking about a non-historic home, which he and his family would live in. Buyer A would be a cash transaction, while Buyer B would involve financing.Although these folks are going in totally different directions, they have something in common. I would strongly encourage each party to"do the due."The "due" is due (4 comments)
Sometimes, its tough to keep a sense of humor in tough economic times. The news hasn't been good lately. Let me give you a reason to feel better about your particular situation, as dire as it may seem. Think about these numbers: 1700 (4).... 2700 (5)...... 2300 (5)...... 4000 (7)........4000 (7)......... 900 (8) It's not a logic test. You're not being asked to figure out the next set of numbers in the sequence. The emboldened, italicized numbers are the square footage of each house my family has lived in since moving to Beaufort, SC in 1996. The numbers in parenthesis are the number of people in our household at the time of each (3 comments)
Beaufort SC's Road to the Atlantic - 11/10/08 05:51 AM
There are no doubt some spectacular stretches of highway across America.Anyone who has ever traveled on U.S. Highway 21, which will take you from downtown Beaufort to Fripp Island, might agree that this 20-mile stretch is one of the truly fantastic and interesting drives on the East Coast. On this stretch of road you will pass a fish company, complete with a fleet of shrimp boats which seem to float at roadside.You will pass through Frogmore on St. Helena Island, where some of the first slaves freed during the Civil War were educated, at nearby, historic Penn Center.You will pass a (3 comments)
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