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ANYWAY..QUOTE OF THE DAY!! - 11/30/10 01:04 AM
Got this quote off a fellow office mate's signature line tonight...was really fun to read. Hope you enjoy it too! People are often unreasonable, self-centered: Forgive them anyway. If you are honest, people may cheat you, but be honest anyway. What you spend years to build, someone could destroy overnight. Build anyway. The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow. Do good anyway. You see, in the final analysis it is between you and God; it never was between you and them anyway. (4 comments)
Was out for a walk today in Palm Springs and took some pics of Beautiful Doorways. I believe your doorway is so important. Look at these beauties!!!
Which one is your favorite?
Have a great week, Everybody!! (14 comments)
Buon Appetito! Sunday Night "The Grand Parisien" Salad-in-a-Bag - 11/28/10 10:47 PM
Hi...it's Sunday night and after the holiday and working over the weekend, didn't feel like going out and paying $12 for a salad that I could have at home for less than $4. Have you tried the Ready Pac Salads? My sister turned me onto "The Grand Parisien" one and it's a complete salad, tasty, I skip the dressing they provide (Vinaigrette), add Olive Oil and Ground Pepper...PRESTO! YUMMY from a Bag, Healthy and a time saver. Buon Appetito!
Today I visited a wonderful restaurant that is hip, just enough swank and a whole lot of delicious! It's called "The Tropicale". Located at 330 E. Amado Road, in Palm Springs, CA and you can find them on the web at www.thetropicale.com. If you haven't been there, a friend of mine once described it to me as "The Brown Derby" of the Desert...once I was there for dinner and saw, gazing straight towards me from her table, none other than Cloris Leachman, herself.
There are several yummy dishes on the menu, not to mention numerous cocktails and beverages. I enjoy Happy Hour there (0 comments)
What is The Entry Level Pricing on a Getaway Condo in Palm Springs? - 11/28/10 02:35 AM
Yesterday, I listed what I would consider a fairly "Perfect" Getaway Condo in Palm Springs, CA. It's at Biltmore Condominiums, on the second floor, overlooking a pool...What a great space it is! It's one bedroom, one bath, open living room with lots of light, functional kitchenette...not the biggest kitchen on the planet by any means, but certainly a functional, useable and larger that some I've seen..it's a Spacesaver Kitchen (hehe). I love the price most...it's only $99,000. There are other Condos for sale in Palm Springs..Check with a local professional for your most current information on inventory and what works best (0 comments)
"How's the Short Sale Going?" - 11/28/10 02:22 AM
Phil has some great points and I especially appreciate him outlining the process here on short sales and their progress. Note: You have to have an offer on a short sale in order to make progress getting it approved through the bank(s)...Amen Phil! Thanks for a great post! Via J. Philip Faranda (J. Philip R.E. LLC) Westchester County NY: Upon occasion I get a call from a cooperating agent who is calling to show one of my short sale listings. I welcome these calls- anything I can do to equip the buyer's agent with data to help the sale is something I am (3 comments)
Confessions of a Short Sale Agent: I Already Hate Your Bank - 11/28/10 02:11 AM
Tni has some excellent points...We feel this way sometimes (yes, it's true!) if we are working for you and doing all we're supposed to with no results or not even a blink from your bank...Luckily, our Short Sale Specialist has a relationship already with some of these banks specialists, so if we mind our p's and q's...we may just get some good results. Here's to Positive Results... Check out this GREAT post! Via Tni LeBlanc REALTOR® Santa Maria Homes Central Coast: Confessions of a Short Sale Agent: I Already Hate Your Bank I know you hate your bank. They've taken you through hell. (6 comments)
Actually, the temperatures this week have been hovering between 65-70 degrees fahrenheit during the day and in the 40's at night. Lots of people in town..it's a fun time to be in Palm Springs. Have a Fantastic Day !! (4 comments)
What Does a Picture Mean To You? (is it worth 1,000 words?) - 11/27/10 04:57 PM
What Does a Picture Mean to You? I don't think we think much about how our life can be told in pictures...or the judgements we make about the pictures we are looking at? Have you ever looked at a picture and thought, "That's a cool pic!"? Or vice versa? Then you know what I'm talking about.
The nature of photos and "what they mean" has and will continue to change as we progress. They will become increasingly important. The next time you're taking pics, make it interesting!!! Stage it UP a little!! ADD a little color...maybe similar colors in the pic to (2 comments)
Historical Palm Springs...Formerly Tiki Spa Hotel & Suites For Sale - 11/27/10 04:20 PM
I have passed by this property more than once and wondered what it used to be? This morning I decided to dig a little deeper...It needs some TLC. So I went back to my office to look up the information on it. The property is located at 1910 S. Camino Real, Palm Springs, CA 92264-9290. Built in the 60's, the Tiki Spa Hotel & Suites had 7 rooms and 21 Suites... Here is the link...it will expire in 30 days:http://desertareamls.rapmls.com/scripts/mgrqispi.dll?APPNAME=Desertarea&PRGNAME=MLSLogin&ARGUMENT=4smpO5Hy1oK3XrPqyqBF%2FABRUCDR5B0R5wQuyLb6dLs%3D&KeyRid=1&Include_Search_Criteria= Here is what I found...it's expired...and was priced at $1,692,000. Expired 1/31/09. The artist renderings are cool and also the vintage photos, (7 comments)
A Gentle Reminder for Peace of Mind :) - 11/23/10 04:44 PM
Came across this saying, which I appreciate so much...I had saved it online years ago and when I saw it today, part of me remembered why I saved it and the other part of me felt encouraged and wanted to share...Hope that you enjoy it. Happy Day!!
Fall Issue of Windermere Online Magazine.. - 11/23/10 03:37 PM
Just arrived last week...(fun to look at @.@) Here is the link to the on-line version of the Fall issue of Windermere Homes & Lifestyles magazine. http://www.windermeresocal.com/home_magazine.asp
Buying a Home That Grabs You! - 11/23/10 11:44 AM
When searching for that perfect home, you drive into the neighborhood and suddenly feel it grab you...you feel like, "Yes, I could live here!"... Have you ever gotten that feeling?
Several years ago, I drove up to a home that I had called on in the newspaper, and immediately thought to myself, "This home would never work for me! Look at how the driveway slopes down towards the garage. I bet when it rains, the garage floods." But since I was there, I thought, I may as well go inside.
From the moment I opened the front door, I was enchanted. (2 comments)
What does a handwritten envelope mean to the client? More Personal? I took the time to write "to" them? I Like Them? Your thoughts?
Did You Know You Could Enter Your Listings on Active Rain? - 11/22/10 01:37 AM
I am probably the only person who didn't know this!? I'm sure not...but, I'm sure there are added benefits to having your listings on Active Rain...Anyone know what they are? If you haven't posted your listings on Active Rain, please do! It's an added benefit and looks like you can have more than one photo for each listing...it's effortless...Go to Listings under "My Home" menu and start entering away...it goes really fast. Another added AR Bonus...Love it... Got an Active Rain Listing SUCCESS Story? Please share! From now on, all of my listings will be on here.
What did I do before Active Rain? - 11/22/10 12:04 AM
I have fairly active on AR this year...learning each time I log on...which is part of the fun, right? I was just thinking to myself, when my day is done, and I'm just looking through comments, blogs, other member's profiles, I think to myself, AR has been such a Great Teacher. It's provided me with INSIGHT. EXPERIENCE. A SHOULDER (or two!). THE BEST of Everything when it comes to real estate. I honestly was thinking, "What did I do before Active Rain???"...
THANK YOU ACTIVE RAIN....for helping me to not give up, to keep on keeping on and to learn (10 comments)
This Fabulous Short Sale Condo is attached only at the garage....Luxurious Floorplan, designed to Impress...Downstairs Bedroom and 3/4 Bath, perfect for guests or family members...Check out the Bridge (we call it the catwalk), upstairs...Connnecting the Master Bedroom in Rear to the Front Bedroom, Laundry Room with Sink and Full Bath in Front....Priced to delight and Sell...Last Model like this closed in August, 2010 for $410,000...without the Granite and with a Smaller Backyard.... I will be baking COOKIES. Open House is from 12PM~2:30PM...and Hope to see YOU!! Thanks for your Consideration! Happy Day... Todd
WEEKEND PICK~YOU~UP from PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA - 11/20/10 04:20 PM
Some of you may experiencing wet weather this weekend...and as a matter of fact, it's coming to Palm Springs now, too! I took these pics yesterday and wanted to bring a little sunlight, Palm Trees, and Sun and Fun into your day, wherever you are, whatever you're doing and wishing you all great things! Enjoy!
When you're in the mood for a fun cup of coffee and to visit Palm Spring's Most Popular Coffeehouse...Try Koffi!! Koffi has two locations in Palm Springs. The first is on your way into town if you're driving from the (Interstate) 10 freeway...located at: 515 North Palm Canyon Drive
The cool thing about this flagship location is that it's also a great place to bring your favorite socialized pooch! Many customers bring their dogs and sit in the back grass courtyard at the base of the Beautiful San Jacinto Mountains right there...and it's a fun place to visit, people watch (5 comments)
My Clients Got a Note from The Sellers That Made Them Cry.. - 11/18/10 09:31 PM
Caution: This is short and Sweet! Was on my clients' final walk-thru inspection a few weeks ago and we were looking through to verify condition, repairs, etc.... In the kitchen we found a note. NOTE READ: Bobby and Sandra...We've loved living in this home and hope that you share warm memories, enjoy it as much as we have, and we appreciate that you bought it. Thank You and Wishing You The Best! Sincerely, Happy Sellers My Clients were absolutely "touched" by this and I thought it was a classy touch on the Seller's Behalf...How long does it take to make a difference? (19 comments)
I had a great time today...it was one of those days that you go back to the same restaurant for the second visit, albeit the day after my first visit! The restaurant is called "ELMER'S" and it's a medium to large sized Coffee Shop conveniently located on East Palm Canyon Drive in Palm Springs, California. I have passed by it several times in the past few months and noticed that it's always busy, with a full parking lot.
As you walk-in to Elmer's, you immediately notice the open space and clever, colorful art hanging around the lobby. Most of (4 comments)
So THAT'S WHY it's called Angel View!!! - 11/15/10 12:40 AM
Across the Coachella Valley you can find Angel View Thrift Marts...they are a vintage resale outlet where you can find used items at affordable prices... Here is a link to the Downtown Palm Springs Location: http://local.yahoo.com/info-20930412-angel-view-crippled-children-s-foundation-thrift-marts-palm-springs Angel View also accepts donations!! (see information in above link...it says that they have pickup available across The Valley, but check with them first) ...and here's why they are called Angel View... It's right on the mountain...check it out next time you're enjoying our beautiful San Jacinto Mountains! See the Angel? It's right in the center of the pic.
If you'd like to find out more (3 comments)
Buyer's Agent: Have you no Sincerity at all??? - 11/08/10 11:38 PM
First and Foremost, I'd like to "Thank" Active Rain for reading about this and the Opportunity for it to help all of us "heal" a little...This is bound to happen, it's not the first, won't be the last...but, HAVE YOU NO SINCERITY BUYER'S AGENT? I know it takes all kinds...this is part two to my previous blog entry about a Buyer's Agent who Made An Offer on My Listing, then Once it was Accepted, Rescinded it... What's up with some Buyer's Agents now? Are their skills that poor that they need to purposely misrepresent their clients in order to waste everybody's (5 comments)
If Your Clients Didn't Want The Property, Why Did You Write The Offer in the First Place? - 11/08/10 11:19 PM
Have you ever had an Agent send in an offer for your listing, and after you get it accepted, they rescinded their offer? What to learn from this one? Just finished sending over the confirmation of a cancellation of offer...from an Agent who initially called and called, then when I called back, ignored me for a day, then called back and said, "Sorry, I couldn't call you back, I was busy." Hmmmmm It gets better, this agent then told me that they were going to scan over the offer, but since they were leaving the office and they saw a fax (2 comments)
Buying HUD Foreclosure Homes - 11/03/10 04:27 PM
Ellen has a great post. Have you thought about buying a HUD Home? Like anything else, it's definitely a niche where there are certain things you need to know to be successful at purchasing one. Hope this helps. Thank You~ Via Ellen Adams - LoansByEllen (Envoy Mortgage): Avoiding HUD Home Headaches: Tips On Buying HUD Foreclosure Homes!
Bidding & buying HUD foreclosure homes - it seems to be the hot ticket in town. However - remember these key points to avoid problems and advise buyers: Only primary residence buyers are allowed in the first round of bidding. Advise buyer that if home is being offered (0 comments)
FOCUSING ON THE POSITIVE AND GREAT THINGS helps you to ATTRACT more Positive, as well as forget about the Negative. One of my own favorite saying that I learned from "The Secret" by Rhonda Byrne is to focus on the positive, and then the negative just disappears. (Or I FORGET ABOUT IT...YEAH!) The more POSITIVES we have in our lives, the better. I put a quote on my facebook this morning. It comes from Jerry and (2 comments)
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