ca real estate agent kristin hamilton: Full Moon Over 5 Cities - 01/09/12 02:07 PM
Full Moon Over 5 Cities
Tonight as we were driving home from Newport Beach, CA, the full moon was peeking up over the hills as we left Orange County and headed for Riverside County and the Inland Empire. I have a new camera and I continued to take photographs until we got home. (I was not driving) I have a new camera so I had no idea how they would turn out as I am not proficient with it yet. But they did come out clear so I am sharing them. I absolutely love the full moon stage as it is … (12 comments)

ca real estate agent kristin hamilton: Get Off the Fence and Out of the Tree and Get Your Business On Track. - 01/09/12 03:42 AM
It is January 2012 and time to get your business  plan written for the entire year. I am listing a few suggestions here for you to consider.

1.    Try “Short Sales” as there are so many out there and the banks are approving most of them instead of letting them go to foreclosure.. And the first time you close one…you will be on cloud nine. Once you close a couple of short sales, you will be hooked forever.
2.    Knock on doors at FBSO listings.
3.    Work Expired Listings and Farm your Farm.
4.    Send out Email Newsletters.
5.    Mail … (6 comments)

ca real estate agent kristin hamilton: Week 2: Best Worst Picture- Russell Ray Photo Contest…House for Sale and includes Water Tower. - 01/09/12 02:37 AM
Week 2: Best Worst Picture- Russell Ray Photo Contest…House for Sale and includes Water Tower.
I was doing a BPO and I took this picture as a drive-by. When I got home and downloaded the picture, I laughed and laughed as it looks like the water tower is in the backyard. The picture had to be accurate but I guess I could have shot it without the sky. Anyone insterested in a water tower?

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ca real estate agent kristin hamilton: Week 1: Best Worst Photo- Russel Ray Photos January contest... my Alien Dog - 01/07/12 07:10 AM
Week 1: Best Worst Photo- Russel Ray Photos January contest.
I must admit, I usually trash my bad photos aka “bloopers” but I have a few that I liked so well that I kept them as a laugh.
Below is my “Alien Dog CoCo” who normally looks pretty average but this picture got a lot of response when I posted it on Facebook. I had my camera on automatic so the flash came on when I took CoCo's picture and ....large alien eyes appeared.

 
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ca real estate agent kristin hamilton: Plant Your Seeds for the Spring Crop....and Soar Like an Eagle - 01/07/12 03:33 AM
Plant Your Seeds for the Spring Crop….and Soar like an Eagle.
While working as free agents, you must farm for business. I remember my first broker said to us in a meeting “The phone doesn’t magically ring. No you must not be a Secret Agent but get your name out there so clients will call you.” These words are so true.

 
Plant your seeds; newsletters, farming materials, mailers, postcards, door-knocking, internet advertising plus hundreds of other ideas to plant your seeds.

 I like this bird as he is upside down trying to get berries. The bird … (12 comments)

ca real estate agent kristin hamilton: Realtor Expenses Take a Big Chunk of our Commission Checks - 01/02/12 05:15 AM
 
Realtor Expenses Take a Big Chunk of our Commission Checks
The NAR fees, the State Fees, Errors and Omissions Insurance, Supra Fees, MLS fees, Desk Fees, Office Printing fees and Training fees all add up to a lot of expenses for any agent and especially for new agents.
 

Other expenses too like clothes, nails, shoes, gasoline, car repairs, car signs, advertising of listings and sometimes a nicer car. Plus we need equipment like cameras, signs, sign riders, open house gifts, advertising materials, web sites, computers, cell phones, iPads, ink, paper, stamps, colored flyers and a lot of office supplies. All these … (30 comments)

ca real estate agent kristin hamilton: Christmas Sweaters for the Girls - 01/02/12 03:39 AM
Christmas Sweaters for the Girls
Our daughter lives back east so we spend a lot of our time spoiling our 3 dogs like kids. I am always buying them new collars, t-shirts, chewies and of course they all got new Christmas sweaters. I took pictures too so I hope you enjoy them.

My terrier, Giget, wore her sweater all day but the other two could not wait to take theirs off.

CoCo wore hers only until the presents were opened and I got a few pictures. She is very good at getting the sweater off by herself.

Tootie … (10 comments)

ca real estate agent kristin hamilton: Happy New Years Day on the Rain - 12/31/11 04:42 PM
©Happy New Year to all the ActiveRain Members and Staff©.
This has been quite a fun year and I have met some really nice friends on the Rain.
May 2012 bring everyone Good Health, Happiness and even Greater Success.
We have shared good times, sad times, great articles, new technology, successes and losses, fun contests and many, many, many photos. Please stop share one of your favorite photos below in the comment section.
 
Happy New Year from my dog CoCo.
 
Happy Holidays and stay safe!

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ca real estate agent kristin hamilton: I Saw A Yellow Bird - 12/30/11 06:02 AM
 
©I Saw A Yellow Bird©
Yesterday, I took a few hours off to go look for interesting birds in Redlands, CA. I found this bird hiding in the trees and it was very much camouflaged. I got a couple of photos before he flew away. He was making all kinds of noise; not sure if he was on alert or singing.

I determined that it is probably a “Yellow-rumped Warbler”.

I had never seen this bird species before. It is very pretty but blended into the trees nicely so it made it hard to get a … (22 comments)

ca real estate agent kristin hamilton: My First Red Tailed Hawk Siting - 12/23/11 04:31 AM
My First Red Tailed Hawk
I was so excited yesterday as I noticed this huge hawk sitting on my back fence. I went to get my camera but he spotted something to eat in the neighbor’s yard and he was gone in a flash! I went out front and there he was just sitting in my tree....waiting for me to take his picture!
He let me take about 10 photos and then flew off…..never to be seen again.

I like how you can see the white on tip of his tail feathers.

He was sitting so still for me. I … (18 comments)

ca real estate agent kristin hamilton: Three Christmas Trees & Two Angels - 12/22/11 04:54 AM
 
Finally all the trees are decorated and I am finishing up my Christmas wrapping. Later today after lunch with two of my best friends, I will start my baking. The menu for today is Pumpkin and Orange mini breads. Tomorrow, Jackie will be home and we will make roll-out cookies and decorate them and perhaps chocolate-chip cookies too.

 
 This is my Living Room Tree.

This is my Kitchen Cookie Tree.

 
Here is Jackie’s Nutcracker Tree.

 
Here are two “Angel” ornament I bouoght as gifts. Aren't they beautiful? I am giving them to two of my dearest friends. They … (4 comments)

ca real estate agent kristin hamilton: The Nutcracker Christmas Tree - 12/21/11 08:07 AM
j©The Nutcracker Christmas Tree©
 
 
  Here is the Christmas tree I put in my daughter’s room. She loves Nutcrackers and has a great collection. I also put cupcake ornaments on the tree just for her. She loves cupcakes..... I have decorated this tree in her old bedroom. She is coming home Thursday for a visit. Won’t she be excited?
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ca real estate agent kristin hamilton: Blue Bird Come Out of the Tree - 12/20/11 11:05 AM
Today, while driving home from our office meeting and ALC meeting, I stopped at the Lowe’s parking lot in Redlands, CA. Recently, I noticed the birds seem to hang around there. As I was waiting, a blue bird flew by and sat on the curb beside me. I was so excited but unfortunately missed that great first shot. But I did get some other good ones.

Get out of the tree so I can take your picture!

Just sitting there posing for me.

Flew down to the sidewalk but he is now hiding; you can only see his head.
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ca real estate agent kristin hamilton: Market Report: Loma Linda, CA., Available Listings Winter Quarter 2011 - 12/19/11 04:40 AM
Market Report: Loma Linda, CA., Available Listings-
Winter 2011.
 

 
 
 
Please let me introduce myself for anyone who does not know me. My name is  Kristin Hamilton. I am an experienced, live locally, and a Realtor from the new Redlands Keller Williams Realty office.
 
I am also involved in many community programs to better this area. I sit on the board of several organizations and I work 24X7 for my real estate clients. Call me at 909-557-6966 to list your home.
 
 
 
 
 
 
I have prepared a chart showing how many listings … (4 comments)

ca real estate agent kristin hamilton: Market Report: Highland, CA., Available Listings- Winter Quarter 2011 - 12/19/11 04:27 AM
Market Report: Highland, CA., Available Listings- Winter 2011.
 
Please let me introduce myself for anyone who does not know me. I, Kristin Hamilton, am an experienced and local Realtor from Redlands Keller Williams Realty. 
I am also involved in many community programs to better this area. I sit on the board of several organizations and I work 24X7 for my real estate clients. Call me at 909-557-6966 to list your home.
 
 
I have prepared a chart showing how many listings there are in the city of Highland, CA for the past 3 months. I have broken it down by the type … (0 comments)

ca real estate agent kristin hamilton: Market Report: Redlands, CA Available Homes- Winter Quarter 2011 - 12/19/11 04:01 AM
Market Report: Redlands, CA., Available Homes- Winter Quarter 2011.

 
 
 
Please let me introduce myself for anyone who does not know me. I, Kristin Hamilton, am an experienced and local Realtor from Redlands Keller Williams Realty. I am also involved in many community programs to better this area. I sit on the board of several organizations and I work 24X7 for my real estate clients. Call me at 909-557-6966 to list your home!
 
I have prepared a chart showing how many listings there are in the city of Redlands, CA for the past 3 months. I have broken it down by the type of … (0 comments)

ca real estate agent kristin hamilton: December’s Season of Sharing and Celebrations~ Senior Donation Tree at Wal-Mart - 12/18/11 05:31 AM
December’s Season of Sharing and Celebrations~ ©©©Senior Donation Tree at Wal-Mart©©©
While shopping early Saturday morning at the Wal-Mart in Redlands, CA., I spotted a cheerful looking tree as I came through the door and said hello to the greeter. (I love the greeters as they make you feel special) Anyway, I had to get a picture of the tree and what a great charity, to give to seniors who might not have much to open this year. A pair of slippers, a warm robe, a blanket throw, some toiletries, a book. The tree has names, sizes and suggestions. I was … (6 comments)

ca real estate agent kristin hamilton: The Photo Contest- My Cookie Tree - 12/16/11 01:21 AM
The Photo Contest-  ©My Cookie Tree©
Here is my Kitchen Cookie Tree. All the ornaments are shaped like cookies or actual cookie cutters. I put some recipe cards on the tree held with tiny clothespins. The recipes were my mother’s cookies, baked breads and her southern cornbread. She may have passed on in 2009 but she is still in my heart © and a part of our family. I think she would like the tree if she were here. My daughter is flying in next week and I think she will be surprised. Making cookies has been a family tradition since … (18 comments)

ca real estate agent kristin hamilton: Mother Nature Decorating for the Holidays - 12/14/11 04:50 AM
©Christmas Berry Bush Blooming for the Holidays©
I spotted this huge "Christmas Berry" bush growing about 10 feet high near the Alta Vista Credit Union in Loma Linda. How beautiful it looked standing there with all its huge clumps of berries. No birds around!  I am not sure but think the berries are not edible. Too bad as they look delicious and birds always searching for food in the winter.

 
Still the bush, or should I say tree, is lovely. Isn't it lovely the way Mother Nature decorates for us! Happy Holidays.

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ca real estate agent kristin hamilton: December's Season of Celebrations & Sharing with CHIPS for Kids - 12/13/11 10:51 PM
CHIPS for Kids in California
This 2011 Christmas season the California Highway Patrol is sponsoring a statewide toy drive to collect toys for children who might not have a gift under the tree this holiday season. Please bring an unwrapped new toy to any CHP station in your community or to a local Walgreen’s store.

Please be generous and bring a gift or two. The toys will be distributed in their own area so the sooner the better.

Please remember to help! The official date is until Dec. 15th, but they will still accept donations after that … (6 comments)

 
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(909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning

Banning, CA

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Address: 300 S Sun Lakes Realty, Banning, CA, 92220

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I am a Southern California Realtor and have a wide variety of interests. First of all Real Estate is my real love and focus point but I do have Hobbies. I am interested in Photography; Nature, Landscaping, Lunar and Solar Phases, but Birds are my favorites. I also enjoy scrapbooking, blogging, and traveling; beaches, deserts, and mountains. I am also involved in the community organizations and charities. I care about the Inland Empire and making it a better place to live. I write this daily blog composed of nature, real estate news and interesting stories in Southern Califoria and other places across the United States.


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