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Walking Through Plough Mud To Find Heaven - 01/30/09 08:07 AM
Sometimes, you've got to put up with a little mud and a little rain to find Heaven.I met with a gentleman Thursday morning, so that I could preview his creek-front property on St. Helena Island. I had never been to this particular locale. The weather was overcast and drizzly. Okay, that's euphemistic. It was just flat-out miserable.But it was also one of the best moments of a very busy week for me.If you're familiar with the works of Pat Conroy, you are familiar with the Lowcountry of the Meechams and the Wingos, the fictional characters based on the author's own tormented (2 comments)
I AM A REALTOR!!!! - 01/27/09 05:52 AM
While showing property at a local development a few days ago, the Realtor on duty (whom I know fairly well) pulled me aside and asked me to call him later. He had "an opportunity" he wanted to discuss with me. Even though I trend towards skepticism with "opportunities," I'm open-minded enough to listen. No need to bore you with all the details. He wanted to talk about the product to your left, MonaVie, an energy drink he was pretty excited about. Yes, it involved multi-level marketing. He was very upfront about that. My friend wanted me to hook me up with (120 comments)
Sleep Deprivation and Realtors - 01/21/09 06:46 AM
Trying to conduct a real estate transaction without the services of a full-time Realtor is like sleep deprivation. Until you get a good night's sleep, you don't know what you're missing. Likewise, folks trying to buy or sell property without a full-time Realtor have no idea how much unnecessary stress they've been experiencing, and how much time they've been wasting, until they sit down with a qualified agent. How many folks have you dealt with over the years who "just wanted to deal with the listing agent?" These folks spend countless hours driving themselves around town, looking for signs, calling listing (3 comments)
Request for help with Gmail - 01/12/09 06:15 AM
If there is a Gmail maven out there, I need your help. I am attempting to load up a particular category of contacts in my Gmail account. However, after I input the name and email address, and save it, I'll go back and the email address won't be there. The name will be there, however. Any ideas? Does that sound familiar to anyone? Is there an easy, quick way to get an answer from Gmail support? As always, any suggestions are appreciated. Have a great day. (1 comments)
IT'S FLORIDA, IN A REAL ESTATE-RELATED ROMP - 01/08/09 06:43 PM
I despise the Florida Gators. I'm a Georgia Bulldog, and the Gators have used my team as their personal whipping boy 15 of the last 18 years, including a humiliating 49-10 thumping this year. Yes, I loathe everything orange and blue. But the Gators will embarrass Oklahoma tonight. It's not what I want. It's what I think is going to happen. It's what I know is going to happen. But, remember, OU fans, our business is all about honesty. WE DON'T TAKE OVERPRICED LISTINGS, and we don't foolishly make our football picks with our hearts, instead of our heads. 42-14, Gators. (0 comments)
Home Sellers: Make your Realtor BULLETPROOF in 2009 - 01/04/09 11:39 AM
In 2008, my friend Jay received his first command with the United States Marine Corps, at 29 Palms in California. Now a Lieutenant Colonel, Jay has more than 100 men and women under his command, and, as C.O. he is responsible for everything from run-of-the-mill dereliction of duty to allegations of spousal abuse. When I asked him how he can possibly handle all these responsibilities, he referred to his Sergeant Major, one of the highest-ranking enlisted men in the Corps. The Sgt. Major, Jay explained, is a C.O.'s eyes and ears within the command, an objective voice who will tell the (1 comments)
THANK YOU, 2008.....AND A GOOD NEW YEAR'S EVE OMEN FOR 2009 - 01/01/09 12:45 PM
I don't know many of us whom would want to see another year like 2008, but did we not all learn a thing or two from the year that was? I won't presume to speak for anyone else, but I can speak for myself when I say I got a measure of perspective from 2008. 1) I learned from 2008 that my beautiful, understanding wife and my six healthy children are much more important than the number of sales I close. Money comes and goes, but I've only got one chance with these guys to the left. 2) I learned from (24 comments)
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