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2007 

 "We found Don's web site on the internet; it was right at the top of the search results! We knew he could get our home a lot of attention. What we didn't expect is the personal attention he gave to us.  He returned phone calls and e-mails promptly, gave us feedback quickly and stayed in touch ev...
11/27/2007
Black Friday:  The busiest Christmas-shopping day of the season.  For years now, I've heard the day after Christmas referred to as Black Friday and I've thought, "What an odd name for a day filled with buying gifts for our loved ones to celebrate the holiday season."  The moniker conjurs up image...
11/27/2007
Following is a letter to my US Representative, Vern Ehlers.  He responded to my blog post "When Will the Fed Wake Up -- parts, I, II and III."  He replied to tell me about House Resolution 1852 which raises the cap for FHA loans and permits FHA flexibility in their insurance rates based on a borr...
11/21/2007
Last night at my daughters' band concert, I ran into another band kid's dad, a former Realtor, and we talked about today's real estate market.  He left the business a year or so ago to pursue his dream.  It was certainly the right decision for him.  He asked me, though, how the business is; he's ...
11/20/2007
NORTHWEST G.R. CHARMER (Covell/O'Brien Area) Extremely well-maintained ranch-style home near the Mines Golf Course. Great area, 3 bedrooms, 1 full bath, 2 half baths, 2 stall garage, finished basement. Central Air, aluminum siding, finished rec room on lower level.For more information, visit http...
11/20/2007
And now, another word from my sponsors ... "Even though our listing contract had run out, Don kept working for us to sell our home.  His persistence paid off.  A week later, we had it sold and now we are able to move closer to our family in Wisconsin."    -- Joe & Pat Frede donphelan.comWhere the...
11/18/2007
It's true. So, why do we waste our time trying?Did you ever have one of those struggling agents in your office who -- no matter how many times you told them how to get business -- had lots of (other) great ideas about how they were going to get business?  And yet, minutes later, they were talking...
11/16/2007
On Wednesdays we gather together, the agents in our office, for a few slices of pizza and brainstorming.  Pizza - especially sausage & mushroom -- is an essential ingredient for brainstorming.  There's an enzyme it in or something that releases a thought-production hormone.  Hey, it's my story, o...
11/15/2007
Forgive me for what may border on a rant, but please, can we all stop being so careful?  Can we stop taking ourselves so seriously and try laughing at the nonsense instead of getting caught up in it?In today's news it was reported that a department store in Australia has prohibited its Santas fro...
11/15/2007
BAILEY'S GROVE TWO-STORY PRICE REDUCED -- SOLD IN 86 DAYS!!  FULL PRICE OFFER!!!!!Now $169,900!! Great Buy in Bailey's Grove! 2-story living room with lots of glass to let the sun shine in highlights this home's contemporary floor plan and decor. The lot is larger than other lots in Bailey's Grov...
11/15/2007
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