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2024 

This month's Active Rain Challenge by Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!  was to share one's dreams, one's vision of the future via a Dream Board or Vision Board.What I now to be true after all these years on this year,  when one is much closer to the end of life’s path, dreams continue change and e...
02/29/2024
Licensed by each state, real estate agents can practice their craft in any area of the state. However, for REALTORS® this would violate Article 11 of the Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice.  In Article 11, the following is written:“REALTORS® shall not undertake to provide specialized profes...
02/29/2024
One of my 2024 personal goals was to build up my strength. Sitting at a computer an average for 2-4 hours daily with occasional walks of vacant land parcels of 2 to 40 acres does not build upper body strength. However it does make for fairly strong legs. Today was my first class of strength build...
02/28/2024
When selling a home, these four valuable keys as noted above are indeed essential. However, the one missing key and the most valuable and golden key for residential home sellers is this one:The TRUST KeyPeople buy from people they know and trust.  Yes, it is essential to have a professional real ...
02/28/2024
FACT: The real estate industry is indeed a 24/7 business. To think real estate is part time is a foolhardy belief.Professional real estate agents receive calls, texts and emails before 6am and well after 9pm depending upon the time zone. These communications happen between Sunday to Sunday and ev...
02/27/2024
How often do we think of Monday or any day as “It’s Just Another Day?” Paul McCartney and Linda McCartney wrote these lyrics, Another Day, which Paul sang.The meaning of this song by the songwriters is about the drudgery and sadness of a single women’s life.Yet these four words, “It’s Just Anothe...
02/26/2024
Seth Godin provides this definition of brand that being: “A set of expectations, memories, stories, and relationships that, taken together, account for a consumer’s decision to choose one product or service over another.” I agree yet there is something else that needs to be addressed.Vacant land ...
02/23/2024
New build construction works for many as the home buyers can have the house constructed to their desires including all upgrades. However, caution is essential before signing that new build construction contract.First, and foremost cautionary step, builders do not represent you as the buyer. This ...
02/22/2024
In sales and especially in real estate, the goal is to have the potential clients aka as sales leads to pull you to them. Using the often-witnessed push sales behaviors does not really work very well. Hence, the often heard comment "He was a pushy salesman" or "She was a pushy salesperson."Yester...
02/22/2024
Living here in the remnants of the Wild West days, cattle branding is one of those historic memories. Today cattle have GPS tags on their ears to identify the different owners.In the various industries including real estate, the question of "What's your brand?" is still the topic of numerous semi...
02/21/2024
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