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All Babies Are Beautiful... But What If The Baby's Ugly? - 07/30/08 01:19 AM
Hi All, Let's face it, if we were all given our druthers, there is not a one of us that wouldn't love to always have the most beautiful listing on the block. And sometimes we do, sometimes the baby is beautiful... but sometimes, sometimes that baby is butt ugly, then what do you do? Well I don't know about you, but this one seems to be a no-brainer to me. I believe in truth in advertising, I believe that honesty is the best policy and I believe that there is someone for everyone (which explains my ability to marry :-). There (19 comments)
The Technology Trap... The Faster You Go, The Faster You NEED To Go... - 07/28/08 12:46 AM
Hi All, I just got back from Inman Connect in San Francisco (where I had a wonderful time and learned loads but that's another blog...) the defacto Real Estate Technology gathering spot. When I arrived in sunny (and it really was sunny for the entire week I was there) San Fran, I thought I was a pretty up-to-date gal. In fact, I would go so far as to say I was technologically advanced (they don't call me Gadget Girl for nothing, boy...). My cellphone did everything I needed a cellphone to do, my camera was a-ok and my laptop (even though (46 comments)
It's A Banner Day! My First EVER Video Blog! Thanks Zipvo! - 07/25/08 12:22 AM
Hi All, Today has been an amazing day and if I ever wondered if I was truly the luckiest girl alive I think I found out conclusively this afternoon. I have been in San Francisco most of this week enjoying my second Inman Connect and even getting here was the result of tremendous good fortune! Zillow ran a contest to give away three full conference package tickets (provided to them by the good folks at Inman) and I was fortunate enough to win one. Thank you Drew Meyer's, David Gibbon and all the good folks at Zillow! But that is not (7 comments)
Inman Blogger's Connect - Just Checkin' In... - 07/23/08 11:16 AM
Hi All, It's 8:36 AM, way to flippin early to be awake if you ask me, thank goodness for Starbucks, and here in Sunny SF you can't swing a dead shrew let alone a cat without hitting one. Incidentally, I think I just figured out why pedestrians and drivers behave as they do here in the city - caffeine overload, but I digress... I am here at the beautiful Palace Hotel preparing to start my busy day. After scoping the space for a seat closest to an outlet I set myself up to let my fingers do the walking and my (3 comments)
Are You Suffering From Blogger's Block? - 07/22/08 01:47 AM
Hi All, As some of you may have noticed, I had been a little quiet of late... try about four months or so. For one who had hitherto-fore been among the most prolific and long winded, for me to go silent was quite some feat. I know you may not believe it but I was suffering from "Blogger's Block". I knew where I caught it, but up until recently I had not the foggiest notion how to cure it. Oh sure, I tried, in fact my admin was littered with the fits and starts of tounge tied, fumbling fingered, humor impaired (6 comments)
'Twas The Night Before Inman... - 07/22/08 01:06 AM
Twas the night before Inman and all through the house, not a creature was sleeping, not even my spouse. The suitcases were standing right next to the door, and the clothes they were scattered all over the floor. The hotel reservations all had been made, and the credit card bills had even been paid! The Pruis was gassed and the snacks were all stowed, the tires were filled (and my legs had been mowed). When all of a sudden my cellphone chimed, a brand new buyer was there on the line. He's prequaled to four or even four ten and he (3 comments)
The Short Sale Soap Box or What I Think Everyone NEEDS To Know... - 07/20/08 06:03 PM
Hi All, This one is a little long-winded, so grab some snacks, settle into a comfortable chair and let's go... I think I am safe in saying that I am RAPIDLY becoming something of an expert on the intricacies of the Short Sale. I have now successfully handled Short Sale transactions from both sides of the table and am fielding calls from my other agent friends on what to do and how to do it where their transactions are concerned. There is a whole lot of misinformation out there where these deals are concerned, and a whole lot of people are getting frustrated, angry (8 comments)
Do Big Screen TV's Cause Short Sales? - 07/19/08 10:25 PM
Hi All, Everyone knows that Short Sales and Foreclosures are on the rise. This is not news. And everyone has heard about how predatory lending practices and option A.R.M.s are to blame. While I am sure that these have indeed all been involved in this mess, that is not the whole story. But, fear not... I think I have found the real culprit...the true power behind this particular throne... The Big Screen TV. Oh, you doubt me do you? Well, allow me to demonstrate how I arrived at this hypothosis. I have noticed that almost every home I have entered which is in (67 comments)
My Dirty Little Secret... Confession Time... - 07/19/08 09:25 PM
Hi All, I have been hiding something from everyone for a very long time and I finally feel secure enough (read that guilty) to come clean... to out myself... to confess... my dirty little secret... This is something I have not wanted ANYONE to know and, in fact, I think I have hidden it quite well. Heck, until I finally shared it with my husband even he HAD NO IDEA. So, here it is (heavy sigh, deep breath, eyes cast down in supplication...) I am a Realtor and I HATE looking at houses! And by that I mean loathe, abominate, and (14 comments)
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