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I'm a dog lover.  We own two basset hounds.  Absolutely adorable.  Most of the time anyway.... yesterday the youngest, "Flash" was not in good form.  He's a chewer and took to the contents of my purse, which was unwisely set on the counter within his oddly long reach when he rears up on his hind ...
04/18/2008
I'm running into this quite frequently, so I'm sure you are too.  The scenario:  seller's with nicely kept properties, but they are needing to sell because the payments are just too tight.  They're making them, but barely.  The loan payoff amount, commissions, and closing costs will leave them wi...
04/17/2008
So I'm reading this great book by Jack Campbell (co-author of the Chicken Soup For The Soul series) called The Success Principles, that is just knocking my socks off.  I try to get in a chapter each day, and then ponder how I can apply what I've just read.  Last night my chapter began with an ama...
04/17/2008
 ATTENTION ALL PASSIONATELY DRIVEN WOMAN IN THE FIELD OF REAL ESTATE!!!Yes, that means you!  Do you have that drive for success that leaves you perusing the motivational section of Barns and Noble, or attending all of the continuing education classes you can get your hands on?  Have you been in t...
04/16/2008
So it's 6:15 on Wednesday evening, April 16th, here in the Denver Metro area.  Two days ago the neighborhood kids were out playing with the water hoses, and right now  I'm looking at huge flakes of wet snow.  Sound strange?... Not if you've lived in Colorado for any length of time!  There's a com...
04/16/2008
We all know that keeping in contact with our "sphere of influence" is a major factor in our success or our ultimate failure as real estate agents.  If you asked 10 different people what their best marketing return has been on their invested dollar, you would probably hear 10 different answers.Wel...
04/15/2008
When pondering placing your home on the market to sell, what's the BEST thing that you can do to put your BEST foot forward?  Yes, you need to hire a Realtor that will work hard for you.  Yes, the stats on your neighborhood need to be researched thoroughly.  Yes, any deferred maintenance at the p...
04/15/2008
It's true, negative credit items can remain on your credit report for up to 7 years (up to 10 years for a bankruptcy). But this doesn't mean that you have to wait 7 to 10 years to begin reestablishing a good credit rating. Because credit scoring models typically lend more weight to your recent ac...
02/20/2008
In a society that is focused on instant gratification and the notion that "image is everything" the reality that your credit score plays a starring role in the quality of your life gets pushed down to the bottom of the pile.  After all, if you receive offers for credit cards and lines of credit a...
02/19/2008
With all of the negative press that surrounds real estate these days, how is it that anyone can have a positive outlook?  If we are to believe what is reported in newspapers everyday and talked about on the evening news, we would have absolutely no hope for moving ahead with either buying or sell...
02/18/2008
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