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How would you like to have thousands of clients who will place orders for your products without even touching a real one?  They will fight to be the first to stand in line to buy products which are likely to have some snags since they are new products and first off the lines.  The customers do no...
05/03/2010
I have been seriously involved in technology for twenty eight years. I was at Apple Computer for nearly twenty of those years so I have seen technology both from the perspective of a manufacturer and a consumer. One of the things I learned long ago is to not become married to a particular technol...
03/11/2010
While we have noticed some increased interest in properties, the sailing is still far from smooth.  We still have plenty of inventory on the market, and there is a subset of the inventory that is still significantly over priced.   Sellers in this category seem to be hoping that one particularly d...
02/26/2010
As our industry continues to struggle, I am certain that we need all the innovation and effective technology that we can find.  I have built a very strong Internet presence through lots of hard work and late nights. Perhaps because of that, I hear from many people who have never visited our area ...
01/24/2010
I have been fortunate to be involved in a number of endeavors over the years which have taught me some lessons that I will never forget. One things that I have learned is that when you are in a tough spot, you often have to invent new ways to achieve success.  The tougher the spot the more likely...
11/21/2009
The idea that because you have X number of dollars, that your favorite home is worth X number of dollars just does not work. I have been on both sides of this wrong headed approach to deciding the value of a home. That is I have had buyers insisting on making an offer that I know will go nowhere ...
11/11/2009
While I am generally pretty trusting of clients that I have dealt with over an extended period of time, I might have to get back to some rules that served me well when we saw more potential clients. I have been very lenient about taking my online customers on a neighborhood tour of our area in th...
09/30/2009
If you are from North Carolina like my wife and I are, you have likely heard the old description of North Carolina as "the valley of humility between two mountains of conceit."  The two mountains of conceit are Virginia and South Carolina.  North Carolina developed a little later because its well...
09/05/2009
I came to the real estate world long after computers had infested society.  In fact with my twenty years at Apple, I could rightly be accused of helping spread those computers. So almost all of my real estate clients have been computer users to some degree.  I had a buyer last summer who did not ...
07/24/2009
Just over three years ago, we concluded four years of searching and made an offer on a home in a small subdivision on the banks of the White Oak River in Western Carteret County near the beaches of Emerald Isle, NC. We had looked long and hard from Chincoteague to Oak Island.  There were a number...
07/21/2009
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