remax empire realty: Pay it forward. You will get it back! - 05/23/08 02:48 AM
My friend, Richard Weisser, suggested I write a post about this subject.
At the risk of tooting my own horn I will.
I started in the real estate business as a loan processor, became a loan officer, then an appraiser's apprentice, and finally obtained my Texas Real Estate Salesperson's License.  I wanted to be a Realtor all along so I went about it the ‘hard' way.  In my experience prior to becoming a Realtor I started helping bail homeowners out of foreclosure.  I negotiated a forbearance package, changed the terms of the loan, found an investor, and/or a listing agent specializing in … (14 comments)

remax empire realty: "Open the door then get the heck out of the way!" - 05/07/08 02:01 PM
"Open the door then get out of the way."
 
I was a member of a church in Irving Texas at the young age of 23.  I met a very bitter paraplegic man in bible study.  We eventually became friends and he taught me a valuable lesson and offered insight to my character.  One evening the bible class was meeting at a home outside of church.  I saw my friend and his wife pulling up in front of the house with their child.  I ran to open the door to let him in.  The doorway wasn't wide enough to fit him and me … (16 comments)

remax empire realty: "Beauty by the roadside." - 04/30/08 08:51 AM

I am always amazed at what I see on the side of the road.  Fortunately Texas has done a great job of keeping our highways clear of clutter.
 
 
They may be cleaner than ever before but that is not the only thing I like about them.
 
 They also maintain natural beauty in the busiest parts of the cities.
 
I am mighty proud of my state and pictures like this (I took myself) make me proud to be a Texan.  These were shot on 161 and 183 in Irving.
 
 
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remax empire realty: RE/MAX Empire Realty in The Colony, TX. - 04/28/08 01:11 AM
RE/MAX Empire Realty located at the NE corner of Hwy 121 and Main in the shopping center with Ross and Staples.  Address 4709 State Hwy, 121 Ste #124 The Colony, TX.  75056  Phone 469-362-3360.  FAX 469-362-3286.  Office website http://empirerealty.texas.remax.com/
Article announcing the opening  http://remaxtexas.frogpond.com/DispArticle.cfm?ARTICLE_ID=16150
Striving to provide exceptional service for exceptional results!
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remax empire realty: THE COLONY MARKET REPORT- 4/18-4/27 - 04/27/08 03:40 PM
This report is derived from information pulled from the local MLS.                                              
New Listings- 27
Pending Contracts- 6
Sold Homes- 4
This is a ten day market update.  Pricing your home to sell is a complicated process.  Hiring a real estate professional is the best way to insure you get the highest and best price for your home.
If you are curious about what your home would sell for in this market I would be happy to help.  Please email me at melodybotting@remax.net .  To search for homes in this area go to www.melodybotting.remax.com .
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remax empire realty: "I say my corns are burning, I think it's gonna rain." - 04/27/08 04:03 AM
There are many benefits to having older friends.  They know more about history because they lived it.  They offer sound advice because they have ‘been there, done that'.  All of my faults do not seem to be a big deal to them.  Yes, many of my friends are a little older than I am.  Not by my own device.  It just happens.
I had a chat with one of my older friends a few days ago.  We were discussing the weather.  She recently became the owner of a chicken.  Yes, that is right.  It showed up in her yard one day and … (26 comments)

remax empire realty: Serious about safety! - 04/23/08 10:51 AM
I live in Texas and have been practicing real estate for over seven years.  I have admittedly put myself in some really stupid situations.  Trying to learn from my mistakes, I try to check all bases to consider safety first.  I let everyone know where I am at all times.  I try to not work open houses alone.  I do not take buyers out without doing a DNA test first (well maybe that is not exactly true).
Point is- I am paranoid and rightly so.  In this day in age we have to be careful not to jump and run without taking … (26 comments)

remax empire realty: Calling on my Active Rain friends for help! - 04/21/08 01:05 AM
Calling on my ActiveRain friends for help!
In January or maybe even February of 2006 I attended a Real Estate seminar presented by the Dallas Learning Annex at the Reunion Arena in Dallas Texas.  I was very excited because the guest speakers included Tony Robbins, Donald Trump, and Robert Kiyosaki to name a few.
Other than seeing Tony Robbins on late night infomercials and in Shallow Hal I didn't know much about him.  I was pleasantly surprised when he came out on stage.  In true Robbins form, he got the crowd clapping and jumping around in no time.  The energy he emits is amazing!
He … (7 comments)

remax empire realty: Did you make it a point to stop and lock the door? - 04/15/08 12:09 AM
Recently one of the agents in my office 'almost' got into some trouble.  She was driving buyers to listings in a community.  She noticed another agent was looking at the same homes with other buyers because they kept running into each-other.  Well, on the last home she was in the agent was walking up the sidewalk while she was walking out.  The other agent said, "Don't worry about it.  I will lock up."  The agent from my office said, "Sorry, I really cannot do that.  I have to lock it up myself."  Something happened and it became an issue a couple of … (9 comments)

remax empire realty: WHEN IS IT THE SCHOOL’S RESPONIBILITY TO STOP BULLIES? - 04/14/08 01:35 PM
My 8th grade daughter called me from school last Tuesday.  She said she wanted to walk home with her friend.  I said no you need to ride the bus.  I will be home soon after you arrive and you have game practice.  She started texting me about how her friend has been threatened of getting beaten up on her walk home that day.  I said the obvious, "Tell a staff member."  She replied, "You don't get it.  They don't care.  The girl that wants to beat her up is going to wait until she is off campus so the school cannot … (13 comments)

remax empire realty: Tax Time- Who moved my cheese? - 04/09/08 01:26 AM
It is tax time again.  As I went over the numbers from last year it prompted me to look at my goals as well.  Though I came close to meeting most of them and exceeded in some areas, this years goals are sadly not on target.  The market changed but my way of doing business hasn't.  I am making a commitment to read 'Who Moved My Cheese' once again.  If you haven't read it you can probably find a copy at your local resale book store.
If any of my AR friends have another good, short read suggestions let me know.  I have … (6 comments)

 
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