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2014 

Late last week, we lost one of our own. A man with a plain name and a face that you wouldn't normally look at twice, Bill Smith managed to still stand out in his own way. Whenever given a chance, he'd take you aside and show you a silly magic trick or tell you a goofy joke...clean never hard to u...
06/30/2014
Fishhawk Lake-Vacant Treehouse for Rent!
06/29/2014
Crowdsourcing:Facebook/ LinkedIn/ Pinterest/ Blogging/ My Head is Spinning!   Yikes,how does one person DO all of this? After listening to Bob Stewart's Crowdsourcing webinar on Friday (click on Bob's name to go to the recorded webinar), I thought, sure I'd LOVE to tackle all of these crowdsourci...
06/28/2014
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Do you ever feel like there are days when you could take lessons from an EMS operator?? "Hello, Realtor 911".  "OH my GAWD, the buyer's gonna WALK, what do I DO??" "Just stay calm, sir, we'll give him a credit at closing". "Hello, Realtor 911".  "The buyer's inspection came back with $50,000 in r...
06/27/2014
In January of 2006 I started in real estate. From day one, I decided to create my niche at Fishhawk Lake where I live. In order to jumpstart my career as a newbie, I decided to be consistent about this; I always have a 5% marketing fee for homes and a 6% marketing fee for vacant land. I have neve...
06/25/2014
In following the steps of some of the ActiveRain greats (Kathy Streib, Debbie Reynolds, Patricia Kennedy) who have ongoing series where they spotlight others' posts, I am embarking on my own and hope that you will join me as we do some virtual traveling weekly.  The purpose of this is to: "enjoy ...
06/24/2014
  I just couldn't resist sharing this story (again) if you didn't get a chance to read it. As told by my great friend, Debb Janes. I called it The Story of Summer. Be sure and subscribe to Debb's blog if you haven't already--you will LOVE her! Summer 2014 has officially arrived! Summer means diff...
06/23/2014
David Hill Winery This winery is tucked in the hills outside of Forest Grove, Oregon. Lush wines and a perfect setting for a picnic. Gosh we had a great time June 11th! I had lots of opportunities for photos.     This is just one of them as we ended our time there and headed home to Fishhawk Lake...
06/22/2014
Move people. Pique their curiosity. Make them laugh. Show your passion. Universal emotions are one of the easiest ways to create change—to MOVE people. Statistics don’t move people. Passion, enthusiasm DOES.    Tell a story. Use your senses. Whether it’s the sounds and sights of the busy night li...
06/19/2014
  In following the steps of some of the ActiveRain greats (Kathy Streib, Debbie Reynolds, Patricia Kennedy) who have ongoing series where they spotlight others' posts, I am embarking on my own and hope that you will join me as we do some virtual traveling weekly.  The purpose of this is to: "enjo...
06/17/2014
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