Lane's Blog - Looking out from the garage

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Real Estate Agent - Century 21 Results Realty
Luckily I have wi-fi, and can get online from the garage. If given a choice, that is where I am. Between MLS searches, arranging marketing, and pre-viewing homes, I will try to get in a little welder time, or at least clean some of the tools from the last wrenching session.

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2009 

So...  I got a nasty surprise this morning...  Cops Crash Through Building During Chase - Watch more Funny Videos  My hard drive is dead.  I needed a bigger drive... but this isn't how I wanted to get it.  Especially since I have a LOT of stuff that isn't backed up.  Pictures...  Designs...  Cont...
10/30/2009
It all starts with a consumer... a consumer that needs to know the answer to a question.  Maybe they have emailed... or asked during a listing presentation... maybe even just mentioned it at a party.  But at the heart there is a question... and a consumer.  Lane, shouldn't we list with the agent ...
10/29/2009
I had a website company call me today...  They wanted me to buy into their system.  Since I have two closings in the next two business days, my time might be called a little crunched... So, I asked for the quick version... Two hours later we were approaching the "what is it going to cost?" questi...
10/29/2009
And I have searched in vain for a video of what started it all...  In 1974, my family was vacationing in Ecuador.  At that time there was a Rally that ran all through the country.  Our friends lived in Manta, and the race wound through town, having an overnight stop.  We were given the opportunit...
10/28/2009
Do you know what those initials (FTHBTC) stand for?  First Time Home Buyer Tax Credit... If you aren't already familiar with it, it might be gone before you get a chance to get more familiar...  It is currently slated to expire at the end of November.  And the clock is ticking.  In a nutshell, th...
10/28/2009
Aurthur Blank is at it again.  He is making noise about wanting a new stadium for the Atlanta Falcons to play in.  And to that extent, I have no issue with it...  But he seems to think it is the responsibility of the taxpayers to pick up the tab.  Why?  What responsibility do the taxpayers have t...
10/27/2009
Ken is one of the best...  And if he says you need it, it is pretty likely you'll need it...It's easy to complain about how long it takes a loan to close - even loan officers do it. The truth is if everything is in order and the property is acceptable the loan should close within 21 to 30 days of...
10/27/2009
The market is in a state of change.  And things are in a state of flux for the next few months... and depending on what happens with the First Time Home Buyer Tax Credit, maybe longer.  Inventories are dropping and sales are rising... September numbers: New listings - 1272, down 36% from Sept. 20...
10/26/2009
Every once in a while I run across a video that is amazing... and then there are some that are hilarious.  Tonight's installment has one of each.  I'll start with slow and amazing.  I've always felt that motorsports represented a kind of dance...  Man, Machine and Talent... combined into an artis...
10/25/2009
Ken pegs it again... which is why I am re-blogging him again so soon...  Exceptional post.This one kind of goes along with "When Can We Close?" from a couple of years ago and another "How Long Does It Take To Close Today?" from a few weeks ago. It is further inspired by feedback from many agents ...
10/25/2009
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