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2010 

Here's alist of not so Wacky Wishes for the new year by Amy Jones.  There's isnot a realestate agent that doesn't wish she could actually deliver on even one of these.  Enjoy!! My new year's wish list is beyond ridiculous but here goes~ In 2011 I'd love to see: A PLAGiARIZAPPER ~ A device that i...
12/31/2010
To My Activerain Family - A Happy 2011!! As 2010 comes to a close and we approach 2011, we take the time to reflect over the past year and plan for the upcoming one. It's been a challenging year for all of us.  With a weakened economy and job market, real estate has not been top of mind for too m...
12/30/2010
Sellers -If I Can't SHOW it, I Can't Sell It! - Please SHOVEL!!! Tuesday, I had some appointments set up to show some properties in nearby Orange County, NY.  They were hit with the same blizzard that got us this past Sunday and we've all been busy digging our way out of it.  Rockland County is p...
12/30/2010
Pay it Forward - Giving With a Full Heart I grew up with very special parents, both of whom were very giving people.  Giving was just part of their DNA makeup.  They gave without even realizing that they were giving.  To them everything was just no big deal. Growing up I just assumed everyone's h...
12/28/2010
According to the 2010 U.S. Census Bureau stats, the population of Americans increased almost 10% since the last census in 2000 - from approximately 281 million to approximately 309 million.  Most of the population growth was in the South and the West, with an average of 21 percent population gain...
12/26/2010
My Meeting With the Queen of Flooring - Debbie Gartner I spent the better part of this morning and part of the afternoon visiting with Debbie Gartner, one of my favorite people on Activerain.  I recently read a blog of Dagny Eason's saying that she would be meeting Debbie in Stamford later that d...
12/23/2010
Pay it Forward - Helping a Senior Find the Perfect Home In Real Estate we so often get the chance to help others and pay it forward. Recently I had a rental walk-in.  He was looking for a unit for his elderly father, in particular in the nearby co-op/condo development of Bon Aire Park.  When Larr...
12/21/2010
Common Myths About Real Estate Agents Many people have misconceptions about real estate professionals and about the home buying and selling process.  They underestimate the level of knowledge and sill needed to successfully and seamlessly close a sale.  Debe Maxwell share with us some common myth...
12/20/2010
  The governments loan modification program which was supposed to provide asisstance to millions in securing for them a more sustainable morgage loan has turned into a great dissappointment. Melissa Zavala shares with us some of the latest news about the HAMP Loan Modification Program.  Wouldn't ...
12/19/2010
Pay It Forward - Clarkstown Coats for Kids This past Tuesday I woke up to a dusting of snow.   The temperatures were way below freezing which made it very tempting to work from home but since Tuesday is Rockland County, NY's day for broker open-houses, I joined a fellow agent and we braved the we...
12/16/2010
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