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I could take this photo which I snapped yesterday at around 3 pm at Emerald Isle's eastern regional access and try to convince you that we had a terrible storm.Perhaps you could read the local Jacksonville paper which said that we only got light winds and very little rain.Somewhere along the way ...
09/10/2007
The Labor Day weekend passed relatively quickly, and we got our next wave of tourists, the parents whose children are too young for school.This week has been a gorgeous week at the beach. It has almost been the icing on the cake of a very nice summer.  The weather, other than three weeks of low n...
09/08/2007
Customers are in short supply these days.  When we get a chance, we often try very hard even when our better judgment tells us the odds of success are very slim.I recently was contacted by a potential customer who ran across my Coastal NC websites.He was an avid reader and even visited my Reston,...
09/01/2007
The product that we are putting in front of customers does not suffer from what often causes an industry to go into a tail spin.I worked for Apple Computer during their dark days in the mid-nineties.  The products were unfocused and unfortunately they often broke and sometimes the customers had a...
08/27/2007
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The ocean near Emerald Isle looks pretty calm as we approach the end of August. A year ago as I finished my real estate courses, I had no idea that I would face the perfect storm for a new agent in coastal North Carolina.As the year has moved forward, I have kept to my plan with the hopes that I ...
08/26/2007
Sometimes I think customers are like cats.  Much of the time they don't need you, but when they do need you, they really need you.Our cat travels back and forth from the coast with us.  It is a six hour trip so it is challenging for him.  We have found that he likes riding in our truck better tha...
08/22/2007
This summer on the Carolina coast, we have a good balance of sun and moisture.  Other places like Roanoke, Virginia where the picture to the right was taken have not been so fortunate.It is drier than we have ever seen it in our nineteen years in Roanoke.I have a feeling that the real estate mark...
08/19/2007
Business has picked up somewhat, and I have been really busy.  Last Friday I got a call at from someone who had gotten my name off the Internet.He already had a specific property that he wanted to see.  He wanted to see at a very specific time since he was traveling through our area.Though the ti...
08/15/2007
 I think we have all felt the power of ocean waves.  I am not talking about being knocked down by them.  I actually mean the need we seem to have to get close to the ocean.While there is pure beauty when look at an ocean wave, something more happens when you walk the beaches.The sound of the surf...
08/10/2007
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When I was selling Apple IIe computers back in eighties for Apple Canada, I complete a very difficult sale in the nick of time.It was almost a $2M sale, and it required Apple to stockpile the computers before we got the order.  It was so many computers that we had to rent trailers and store them ...
08/08/2007