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For those of you, who are not among the 190,000 people who've already viewed this video, by brand new 4th grade Skokie teacher Dwayne Reed, I'm re-posting this video.  He produced and acted in this introductory video to his incoming students.I would imagine that his rapping and Barack Obama impre...
"Never, ever, ever remove that thing.  It brings the protection of the Gods!" the inspector explained to the first-time-home buyer.This is not the first time I'd heard that said about the exotic thing hanging on the front-door's jamb.What the heck is that thing on the doorpost anyway?  It's not e...
Jay Thompson was kind enough to point me toward a really good article written by Joe Manna entitled Millenial's guide to buying your first home.  It's a fairly long article, and Lord knows that in today's internet world, we don't have the patience to read through a lengthy piece, but the article ...
In this business of real estate we tend to measure ourselves against others and against ourselves.We measure success in sales volume of dollars... We measure success in number of transactions... we measure success in number of listings... We measure success in number of purchases.Others measure o...
In a recent post (which, of course, got featured!), Bob Stewart gave us a part of the recipe for the secret sauce that the Feature Fairies use, when deciding to attach a gold star to your post.There has been a lot of concern over what goes into that decision... who makes that determination... and...
I just got off the phone with my mother.  As part of my conversation, she mentioned something about my brother.I was curious... "What about him?", I asked."Well, he's very smart." she replied "not to mention that he's always right.""Personally," I said "I find that a little annoying, don't you?.....
We had a local Active Rain meet-up, today.. hosted by Wayne Martin (thank you Wayne)... and it felt like the Olympics had already begun, as we had representatives from four separate states in attendance.That's right.. I said four!  Illinois, I would expect, because that's where we were meeting, a...
I had the misfortune to be in the office yesterday, as a visiting agent was loudly on the phone with her clients, trying to defend the photos on her listing, and why "they" were not the reason that the property was not getting any showings.She eventually approached a group of we agent who were wo...
"No, you can't come view the property at 1:00.  That's nap time."I don't know about you, but as a buyer's agent, I don't mind if we're showing up at nap time.  Lunchtime, during the week, is the only time my client is available, and we'd really like to see the property.We understand that the baby...
When I was fairly new in the business, there were agents who'd been in the business for many years... and they appeared, (at least to this newbie) to be totally inept.  Having come fresh from real estate classes, I was up on the latest in technology, up on the latest rules and regulations... I ha...

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