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Previous Blog Posts Government Is Not Business-Too Bad It's Not More Businesslike Surprise Ending How'd You Like a Nice Cold One Complaints Addressed: Head On Gated Communities in San Antonio-Part 2 San Antonio's Gated Communities: Secure But It's Not Fort Knox My Networks:http://rlty.me/SanAntonioRealtorWayne Johnson 18756 Stone Oak ParkwaySan Antonio Texas 78258Coldwell Banker D'Ann Harper Realtors®Texas Real (9 comments)
Government Is Not A Business-Too Bad It's Not More Businesslike - 07/26/11 03:50 PM
Government Is Not A Business-Too Bad It's Not More BusinesslikeIf this report is correct, you have to wonder about the competence of the managers of some federal agencies. With all the talk about federal deficits, running out of money, and the potential for the collapse of our economic system, one has to wonder why would an agency lay off the people charged with collecting tax revenue from airline tickets?In business, sales and collections staff would be a couple of the last places one would cut back in an initial round of layoffs. Revenue or top line dollars are the (4 comments)
Surprise Ending - 07/25/11 12:59 PM
Surprise Ending Don't think everyone who smiles at you will look out for your interests above their own. That is unless you are talking about a licensed Realtor®. The Realtors® Code of Ethics, in addition to the Listing Agreement for Sellers, and the Buyers Representation Agreement for Buyers, provides information on our duties and obligations.Looking for a Realtor® to help with your real estate needs? Let Google assist you. PREVIOUS POSTSUnder The Radar:Posts You May Have Missed Last WeekHow'd You Like a Nice Cold One Complaints Addressed:Head OnGated Communities in San Antonio-Part 2An Affordable House For Sale Near UTSAIn Case (15 comments)
Under The Radar:Posts You May Have Missed Last Week - 07/24/11 11:43 PM
Under The Radar: Blog Posts From Last Week You May Have Missed Do You Know What Your Pets Are Up To When You're Not Home? Cindy Jones, Woodbride, VA Is Refinancing Easier Than Buying a Home? Joseph Metzler, St Paul, MN Some People Simply Don't Get It,,, At All, Jason Crouch, Austin, TX First Time Homebuyers Just Closed, Paula Smith, Prescott, AZ Another Whacked Out Short Sale Call: Fraud Running Rampant? Christopher and Stephanie Somers, Philadelphia, PA Get started on your newsletter (and/or blog) today! Paul Juell, Tucson, AZ Selling A Vacant Barrington Home-Don't Let The Dead Bugs Kill Your Sale, Corinne Guest, (0 comments)
How'd You Like a Nice Cold One - 07/24/11 03:25 PM
How'd You Like a Nice Cold One?In most parts of the country we're either too hot or too cold for about half the year. This year, as we come to the end of July, is no exception.The beer marketers have been making upbeat, fun commercials about their products for years. Here's one from "back in the day" that I've always liked. I was with a couple yesterday showing houses in the late afternoon and it was hot. As we were going back to the office, the husband was describing some event that happened to him "back in the day". Now this (6 comments)
Complaints Addressed: Head On - 07/22/11 12:38 AM
Complaints Addressed:Head On Whether you work in an office, warehouse, or store: whether you are in sales, production or management , you run into a complaint from time-to-time. See how this leader handles the situation. This was one of the opening acts in our office meeting today. This is funny and sometimes you may want to handle the complaint in this manner, but it can hurt. Don't just come with a complaint. Bring a solution too. Looking for a nice house in the San Antonio area? Set up your specifications and let's see what we can find. Search For (9 comments)
Gated Communities in San Antonio-Part 2 - 07/21/11 09:08 AM
Gated Communities in San Antonio-Part 2 A few days ago, I wrote about gated communities, "San Antonio's Gated Communities: Secure But It's Not Fort Knox." That post discussed a bit of the history of gated communities, as well as the security issues associated with gated communities. There are a few other issues about which one needs to consider regarding gated communities in San Antonio. By restricting access, the streets within the community are not maintained by the city or county. The residents of the community must pay for the street maintenance. This is usually handled in the assessment or payments (8 comments)
In Case You Missed These-July 10-16 - 07/18/11 12:45 AM
In Case You Missed These-July 10-16What Does A Flooded Home Look Like? -Bob "RealMan" Timm (ND) (Bob experienced the recent and on-going flood personally)Why I chose real estate as a career -Susan Neal (CA)Active Rain Newbies and Not So Newbies - Are You A Visual Learner? Nestor & Katerina Gasset (FL)Your First Customer Meeting - Mario Jannatpour (CO)SO MOODY'S IS CONSIDERING LOWERING THE CREDIT RATING OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA???? - Lenn Harley (VA)Property Boundaries - Charles H. Gaulden (FL)Take Your Lease Application Seriously! - Greg Nino (TX)Foreclosures delayed but looming - Mike and Cindy Jones (FL)NEVER EVER WALK AWAY! (0 comments)
I cannot remember what this animal is called. It has racoon, monkey and opossum type qualities. This was near one of the resorts near Cancun. If you know what it's called, please let me know. PREVIOUS POSTS San Antonio's Gated Communities:Secure But It's Not Fort KnoxSan Antonio's Alamo Quarry MarketInteresting Posts on ActiveRain, First Week of July 2011A Nation of Experts, On Everything, Just Ask UsWordless Wednesday-Flower PowerThe Vineyard-San Antonio Market Report Jan-June 2011 My Networks: http://rlty.me/SanAntonioRealtorWayne Johnson 18756 Stone Oak ParkwaySan Antonio Texas 78258Coldwell Banker D'Ann Harper Realtors®Texas Real Estate License # 0566780 email@example.com Wayne-Johnson.com 210.483.6329 (Tel)210.483.4729 (Fax) (7 comments)
In days of old, some lived within the walls of a community to have a degree of safety from the lawless scoundrels who roamed far and wide seeking to plunder the possessions and lives of those who lived within the walls. The enclosures could have been for a person or family of royalty, who might reside in a castle. In other cases an entire town or village could have lived within a fortified enclosure to protect themselves from the villains outside. In the United States, our first gated communities were probably forts, (25 comments)
San Antonio's Alamo Quarry Market - 07/13/11 08:51 AM
San Antonio's Alamo Quarry MarketSo these developers got together with some local entrepreneurs, some of the city's movers and shakers, and big money interests from the east and west coast and they worked on a plan to convert the site of what was once a booming cement factory into a small island of commerce. Sounds kind of improbable but that is what happened about fourteen years ago.The Alamo Quarry Market site was a cement factory. The towers remain as a historical testament of what once was. Quarry Market opened in 1998. Now, the Quarry Market has a great mix for those (6 comments)
A Nation of Experts, On Every Thing, Just Ask Us - 07/08/11 01:26 AM
A Nation of Experts, On Everything, Just Ask UsSince I live in the United States, I can only speak to our inclination, in many situations to take the position that our opinion is superior to any other opinion. It maybe the same in other countries, but I know it is in our DNA.An agent advises a Seller on market prices within a neighborhood and maybe discusses adjustments appropriate for the house being reviewed, but the Seller decides that they need to net say $65,000 from the transaction. The data shows, best case a potential net of $20,000. If the Seller decides (35 comments)
Wordless Wednesday-Flower Power - 07/06/11 11:37 PM
I have a listing in Dellview where the ground is brown and as bone dry as the Mojave desert. This is in the center of the lawn. The homeowner told me that he has not watered it, but is is surely thriving. Maybe there is an underground spring, or a broken pipe. But it is an awesome display of color and really brightens the entrance to the property. (Same plant and same camera, the light hitting it a certain angles really changes the color.)
Need help locating a good realtor in San Antonio? Check this Google lead. Wayne Johnson (13 comments)
The Vineyard-San Antonio Market Report Jan-June 2011 - 07/03/11 06:26 PM
The Vineyard-San Antonio Market Report 2011The Vineyard, a community of six subdivisions in North Central San Antonio is north of Loop 1604. Napa Forest and Sienna Woods subdivisions are east of Huebner Road and The Enclave, The Province, Tuscany Hills, and The Renaissance are west of Huebner. Each of the gated communities has camera surveillance at the entrance. All communities are all under the HOA Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions of the Vineyard Home Owners Association. The HOA fees differ among the communities, but all residents in good standing have access to the community clubhouse and pool.The Vineyard communities have seen increased (4 comments)
See the video, you may have to watch a short commercial before you see the Cullman Liquidators spot. They use humor, music, and the people who do the work. No high priced talent, you get the sense that you pay for the product not high priced marketing. No muss, no fuss, buy the house or not, they don't care.
Need help finding real estate help in San Antonio, let Google help you find a good resource.
Connections-Difficult to Make But Easy to Break Need Some 20's? (10 comments)
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