short sale: Saving Picnik - An Email from Jorden Albright CEO of Saving Picnik - Google Don't Be The Ants in Our Picnik. - 01/22/12 03:09 PM
TIME TO RALLY AROUND PICNIK!!! "Google, don't be the ants in our Picnik."
  Don't you hate it when a wonderful product gets "bought up" and then dismantled? Fortunately, some PICNIK features are now in PICASA 3.9 - check up the new release ...
Also see Craig Daniels' post about Picnik and Picasa 3.9  ...
Thanks, Jeanean for notificaton - 
Have a happy day -
Lynn 
Here is the email I just receive from Jorden Albright, CEO of Saving Picnik*. I signed the petition to save Picnik and I posted it to Facebook and to Twitter. Please do same if you have not. … (5 comments)

short sale: SOPA and PIPA OPPOSITION Unites Americans across Party Lines - 01/18/12 03:39 AM
SOPA and PIPA OPPOSITIONUnites Americans across Party Lines A typical subject often becomes a partisan issue. Unfortunately for EVERYONE, the evolution of SOPA and PIPA introduced many unwanted complications. Please accept the plethora of links to follow the discussion.
Supposedly, President Obama has stated that he would VETO the bills.  Lots of commentary but I have't found an exact quote from him.  If you know a link to his actual words - please leave it in the comments for everyone to see. Thanks.
AR's own Fred Griffin's post is very complete.  You may use the AR SEARCH function to find others. … (6 comments)

short sale: TRUST means TRUST Atlanta Metro ODAT Realty CDPE Advanced Buy Lease Sell Buckhead Atlanta GA - 01/14/12 03:59 PM
TRUST means TRUST
Atlanta Metro ODAT Realty CDPE Advanced
Buy Lease Sell Buckhead Atlanta GA
The ActiveRain EchoSign/Trust Contest asks several questions. Focus here is on: "How do your feelings about trust impact your business or your life?" and "What things have helped shape how trusting you are of others?". To start, one must define TRUST.Dictionary.com defines trust as “a reliance on the integrity, strength, ability or surety of a person or thing” as well as ”confident expectation of something...” .  We can call that the linear definition.  My definition is more abstract.  I see TRUST as an all-encompassing forest. Everything … (12 comments)

short sale: New Home Buyer's Tip - ReKey For Safety - 01/08/12 05:31 PM
SOOOOOOOOO TRUE!! 
"... remember how many people have had access to your house keys before your Escrow closed."
Great advice posted here by Mike Martin, who has twelve years of real estate experience, works with Tri-County Residential Group in the Fontana, CA area and specializes in SHORT SALES. Mike's reminder about new keys is an essential part of counseling our Buyer Clients about a move.
When purchasing a FannieMae property, the contract includes a fee charged to the Buyer for re-keying. Obviously, FNMA, a large entity, does not want any liability due to dispersed keys.  We as agents should always remember Mike's excellent … (6 comments)

short sale: 2011 December Blogging Challenge Day TWENTY-ONE 2012 Website Development Atlanta Metro ODAT Realty CDPE Advanced Buy Lease Sell Buckhead Atlanta GA - 12/21/11 03:39 PM
2011 December Blogging Challenge Day TWENTY-ONE 2012 Website Development Atlanta Metro ODAT Realty CDPE Advanced Buy Lease Sell Buckhead Atlanta GA
 
Somewhere in the recesses of my mind lie the full details of my new website. I can begin to see its form - what pages there will be for folks to read and what chances for me to continue writing. The next step is always the hard one for me - to get the idea out of my head and on to a piece of paper.  So I am trying to skip the "piece of paper" routine.  Experimented … (6 comments)

short sale: Every failure is a learning opportunity but may I skip the lesson this week, please? - 11/26/11 11:48 PM
Every failure is a learning opportunity but ...
may I skip the lesson this week, please?

Getting a membership in ActiveRain changed my RE business completely. Forever - F O R E V E R - Before AR, my clients were all folks I knew. They knew my business model and they worked with me or not -- and I existed in a lovely world of trust and commitment - in both directions.
ActiveRain - my beloved ActiveRain - positioned me in a different world. I entered cyber-space in February 2011 and nothing will be the same ever again! … (72 comments)

short sale: KERRIE AR VIDEO QUEEN for NAR CA from Atlanta Metro CDPE Advanced ODAT Realty Buy Lease Sell Buckhead Atlanta GA - 11/07/11 09:05 AM
KERRIE AR VIDEO QUEEN for NAR CA from Atlanta Metro CDPE Advanced ODAT Realty Buy Lease Sell Buckhead Atlanta GA
HEAR YE! HEAR YE! HEAR YE! Check this out! KERRIE AR VIDEO QUEEN for NAR CA from Atlanta Metro CDPE Advanced ODAT Realty Buy Lease Sell Buckhead Atlanta GA.  In addition to all her other qualities, our very own Kerrie turns out to be a vibrant comic actress! She has some interesting suggestions for those attending the NAR event in CA this week.  What I want to hear are the results when folks do what Kerrie suggests. Is this supposed to … (2 comments)

short sale: BUYER'S AGENT A NEW CONCEPT THEN SEE WHATS ON TAP FOR AGENCY NOW Atlanta Metro ODAT Realty CDPE Buy Lease Sell Buckhead Atlanta GA - 10/24/11 03:31 PM
BUYER'S AGENT A NEW CONCEPT THEN SEE WHATS ON TAP FOR AGENCY NOW Atlanta Metro CDPE ODAT Realty  Buy Lease Sell Buckhead Atlanta GA
BUYER'S AGENT A NEW CONCEPT THEN SEE WHATS ON TAP FOR AGENCY NOW Atlanta Metro ODAT Realty CDPE Buy Lease Sell Buckhead Atlanta GA
All new directions cause folks to reflect on their own styles of doing something. Sometimes fear results, sometimes incredulity and sometimes -- well, the new concept is so enticing that curiosity becomes the dominant response.Seriously, as much as you love real estate work and all that goes with it the way you … (21 comments)

short sale: New Homeowners...don't forget to winterize your sprinkler system! - 10/21/11 05:41 PM
WINTER IS ACTUALLY ON THE WAY !!!
Lori Cofer offers VERY SOUND ADVICE about preparations for winter. AND - very business-like suggestions about maintaining records for the Buyer of your home. We need to remind OURSELVES of these details - not just the Clients! Have we kept the records we need?

Have a happy day -
Lynn
Thanks - Lori ---
Photo Credit:
By Nandhp (Self-published work by Nandhp)[GFDL (www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html), CC-BY-SA-3.0 (www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/) or CC-BY-SA-2.5-2.0-1.0 (www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5-2.0-1.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
 
Fall is here and beautiful in Pullman Washington.  The leaves are putting on their spectacular final show before dropping.  And temperatures are dropping … (5 comments)

short sale: The Great GIZMODO iPhone 4S National Network Speed Test Atlanta Metro CDPE ODAT Realty Buy Lease Sell Buckhead Atlanta GA - 10/14/11 06:11 PM
 The Great GIZMODO iPhone 4S National Network Speed Test Atlanta Metro CDPE ODAT Realty Buy Lease Sell Buckhead Atlanta GA
  The Great GIZMODO   iPhone 4S National Network Speed Test Atlanta Metro CDPE ODAT Realty Buy Lease Sell Buckhead Atlanta GA
  Yes, I confess, I read GIZMODO every day without fail!!! Always something new and interesting -- delivered right to my email every day!
OK - now you have the new iPhone and it has EVERYTHING!  But what about the speed?  How can you tell if it REALLY is faster? Well, go to GIZMODO if GIZMODO doesn't come to … (7 comments)

short sale: REST IN PEACE STEVE JOBS OCTOBER 5 2011 - 10/05/11 03:05 PM
REST IN PEACE STEVE JOBS OCTOBER 5 2011
REST IN PEACE STEVE JOBS OCTOBER 5 2011
One person rarely has the opportunity to change the world's interpersonal interactions but Steve Jobs had that chance and Steve Jobs took that chance. In a Reuters Press Release, facts about Steve Jobs are recounted. He passed away just one day after the release of the iPhone4s to the public. It would be interesting to read the comments from people all over the world as they muse over the impact that Steve Jobs had on each of their lives. Bill Gates in an email he … (20 comments)

short sale: Do You Know A Good Contractor? By Dan Polimino. - 10/02/11 05:23 PM
Dear Dan - Had to re-post this as it is a frequent theme and maybe we should look at both sides.
I became a general contractor in 1973. It is now 2011 - many years and lots of projects successfully passed under the bridge!  One answer to the question is a mirror image - HOW DO YOU FIND A GOOD CLIENT?  I would echo what you say - I think that like most consumers CONTRACTORS, I am looking for a contractor CONSUMER CLIENT that “does what they say, say what they mean, meet deadlines, and do good quality work PLANNING AND COMMUNICATING.”  … (4 comments)

short sale: Fishhawk Lake Real Estate-I Calls 'Em Likes I Sees 'Em! - 09/30/11 04:42 PM
Generous Gayle's Goals
Great Advice Highest Client Service
Focus on Client needs is the best effort we may give to our Clients - Buyers or Sellers or Renters.  
Gayle understands that premise and Gayle lives that premise.
After reflecting on her thoughts for a day - just wanted to share her ideas with AR again.
Please be sure to allow  Gayle  to enjoy your comments.
Hope you enjoy reading about her approach as much as I did.
Have a happy day -
Lynn 
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Fishhawk Lake Real Estate-I Calls 'Em Likes I Sees 'Em!
 
That might be a down-home, "Ah … (1 comments)

short sale: 5 fun things in ATLANTA this weekend Wednesday Brings Weekend Atlanta Guide Atlanta Metro ODAT Realty CDPE Buy Lease Sell - 09/28/11 07:54 PM
5 fun things in ATLANTA this weekend
Wednesday Brings Weekend Atlanta Guide
Atlanta Metro ODAT Realty CDPE Buy Lease SellFriday, September 30th to Sunday, October 2nd
Atlanta Greek FestivalIncluding bands, Greek the four-day annual festival features specially prepared Greek foods and thousands of Greek pastries. Entertainment includes live Greek dancing and cooking demonstrations. Enjoy lectures in the breathtaking Cathedral. Children's entertainment area, shops & exhibits. #1 of  5 fun things in ATLANTA this weekend!                Photo courtesy of Greek Festival.Thursday, Sep 29 thru Sunday Oct 2 atGreek Orthodox Cathedral, Atlanta, GA.ADMISSION: Adults $5, Children 12 & under Free.Buy your tickets online and … (4 comments)

short sale: Synogogue Seating for the High Holidays - 09/28/11 03:51 AM
You don’t have to be Jewish
to understand …
Every religion has some occasion that engenders this behavior - every volunteer organization as well.  Substitute a word or two here or there and you know just what is intended by this questionnaire. Thanks Glenn!
   
To one and all - For the New Year which begins tonight -
Peace, Health and Prosperity and time to enjoy!  
Actually, that comes from a Spanish saying -
Salud, Dinero y Amor y Tiempo para disfrutarlos.
Have a happy day -Lynn ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
During the last holiday season, many individuals expressed concern about the seating … (7 comments)

short sale: GAR FORMS USAGE POLICY CHANGE HOT OFF THE PRESS Atlanta Metro ODAT Realty CDPE Buckhead Atlanta GA - 09/27/11 11:09 AM
HOT OFF THE PRESS GAR FORMS USAGE POLICY CHANGE Atlanta Metro ODAT Realty CDPE Buckhead Atlanta GA
GAR FORMS USAGE POLICY CHANGE  HOT OFF THE PRESS Atlanta Metro ODAT Realty CDPE Buckhead Atlanta GA
Atlanta Board of REALTORS® distributed the following announcement about GAR FORMS USAGE POLICY CHANGE on September 27, 2011 to all its members on behalf of the Georgia Association of REALTORS®:  "Beginning January 1, 2012,a non-member [forms] usage fee will be implemented. Any questions may be directed to the ABR at 404-250-0051." So what results from instituting a fee?  First - protection of intellectual property rights for … (8 comments)

short sale: Let the buyer eliminate the risk on Real Estate - 09/26/11 05:03 PM
Glenn Freezman introduces ---  H B E !!
Glenn's focus is on the -- Home Buyers Evolution --  a business model he has been fine-tuning for several years now.  His ideas are well thought out whether you would want that business model or not.  He and his partner are full focus on how to be sure THE AGENT GETS PAID EVERY TIME THE AGENT WORKS!  Watch and read and see what you think. Looking forward to reading the comments!

Have a happy day -
Lynn
When a home buyer pays their realtor directly, as an agreed upon suite of services are completed, … (9 comments)

short sale: Good Guidance For All The Technorati Comments Policy Atlanta Metro ODAT Realty CDPE Buckhead Atlanta GA - 09/26/11 04:42 PM
Good Guidance For All Technorati Comments Policy Atlanta Metro ODAT Realty CDPE Buckhead Atlanta GA
Many times we can learn from others. Good Guidance For All Technorati Comments Policy Atlanta Metro ODAT Realty CDPE Buckhead Atlanta GA. ODAT Realty believes these Guideline represent a strong community code. The list below is courtesy of Technorati. Seems like a good path to follow to me.  Do you have any suggestions for another item? Have a happy day - Lynn
Technorati Comments Policy Please think of the comments as a conversation between individuals and interact with civility. We will edit/delete spam comments, duplicate comments, … (6 comments)

short sale: PING PONG BRINGS DANCE EXCITEMENT ODAT Realty CDPE Buckhead Atlanta GA - 09/25/11 04:50 PM
PING PONG BRINGS DANCE EXCITEMENT ODAT Realty CDPE Buckhead Atlanta GA
PING PONG BRINGS DANCE EXCITEMENT ODAT Realty CDPE Buckhead Atlanta GA
Directly from China, PING PONG Productions brings the TAO Dance Theater 2011 World Tour to New York City before heading on to Amsterdam, Birmingham and London this Fall. Organized by Alison Friedman, Rhodes Scholar, fluent Chinese-speaker and  a Washington, DC native, who has lived in China for almost 20 years, the event promises to share the best of dance from China. Alison strives to represent the reality of dance from China and her tours present the authentic current day … (1 comments)

short sale: MUSIC MIDTOWN BLASTS BACK TO ATLANTA Saturday September 24 Piedmont Park 10th Street Meadow Atlanta Metro ODAT Realty CDPE Buckhead Atlanta GA - 09/24/11 08:55 PM
MUSIC MIDTOWN BLASTS BACK  Saturday September 24 Piedmont Park 10th Street Meadow Atlanta Metro ODAT Realty CDPE Buckhead Atlanta GA
After a six-year absence,MUSIC MIDTOWN BLASTS BACK to ATLANTA at Piedmont Park in the 10th Street Meadow on Saturday, September 24, 2011. Started at Noon and lasted until 11:00 pm, MUSIC MIDTOWN BLASTS BACK to ATLANTA with Coldplay and the Black Keys. The program offered other exciting acts including Manchester Orchestra and Cage the Elephant! More musical groups continued to perform while guests visited the Artists' Market and the delicious Food Court. Ticket prices varied from the General Admission of $55. … (3 comments)

 


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