positive: Realtor Positive Roll Call!! List positive things that have happened the week of 6/8/09! Bloomfield, MI - 06/12/09 05:00 AM
Sorry for being late!!!
Time for the Friday Roll Call!!!! Let's get positive!!
I am dedicating another post just to allow all of us the opportunity to read a positive story or two. I will start!!:
1. Got a foreclosure offer accepted.
2. Have two closings on the books for June
3. Sunday, the Detroit Free Press wrote a great article about a short sale that I  did.
4. The home life is great!!
5. Weather; well rain is better then Snow (keeping it positive)
6. Have a nice weekend of activities planed.  Starting with a Sushi Party at my house, … (3 comments)

positive: Realtor Positive Roll Call!! List positive things that have happened the week of 6/1/09! Birmingham, MI - 06/05/09 03:24 AM
Time for the Friday Roll Call!!!! Let's get positive!!
I am dedicating another post just to allow all of us the opportunity to read a positive story or two. I will start!!:
1. Had two inspections, that both went well.
2. Got 2 Short Sale and 1 buyer Referrals this week
3. Lost a buyer on a Short sale listing on Monday but got two offers today to save the deal.
4. Got a flattering offer to join a top notch team, past on it but it was so nice be asked.
5. The weather is wonderful.
6. My family is … (31 comments)

positive: Positive Roll Call!! List positive things that has happened the week of 5/18/09 to keep our spirits high! - 05/22/09 06:38 AM
Time for The Friday Roll Call!!!! Let's get positive!!
I am dedicating another post just to allow all of us the opportunity to read a positive story or two. I will start!!:
1. Had a closing yesterday and wrote an offer as well.
2. Working on 5 short sale offers, a blessing with much work attached to it!!
3. Looking forward to a nice Holiday weekend
4. Having some friends over tonight for Chinese food and then we will all play soccer in our back yard
5. The weather has been great.
6. My wife and life have no strife!
***"Excuses are … (47 comments)

positive: Positive Roll Call!! List positive things that has happened the week of 5/11/09 to keep our spirits high! - 05/15/09 04:02 AM
Time for The Friday Roll Call!!!! Let's get positive!!
I am dedicating another post just to allow all of us the opportunity to read a positive story or two. I will start!!:
1. had two closings this week and one more next week.
2. We are very busy.
3. Was quoted in the Detroit Free Press.
4. The weather in Detroit is great!!!.
5. Leased two vacant rental homes this week.
6. Feeling good, focused and positive.
*** We all have one thing in common; we each share a 24 hour day.  What we do with those hours makes each of … (46 comments)

positive: Positive Roll Call!! List positive things that has happened the week of 5/4/09 to keep our spirits high! - 05/08/09 12:20 AM
Time for The Friday Roll Call!!!! Let's get positive!!
I am dedicating another post just to allow all of us the opportunity to read a positive story or two. I will start!!:
1. Have two closings set for next week.
2. Taught a great Short Sale class to some new agents.
3. I am leaving today to go to Manhattan with my wife, three girls (ages:3, 6, and 7). Will be stay at E78th and 2nd.
***If any of you NYC’ers out their have suggestions for where to go, places to eat and what to see, please add them to this … (41 comments)

positive: Positive Roll Call!! List positive things that has happened the week of 4/27/09 to keep our spirits high! ( - 05/01/09 06:01 AM
Time for The Friday Roll Call!!!!
Let's get positive!! I am dedicating another post just to allow all of us the opportunity to read a positive story or two. I will start!!:
Had 4 closing this week. Taught a great Short Sale class to some local agents. Taking my family to NYC next Friday. Have 4 Short Sale listings under contract. Had a deal that was going to fall apart because buyer could not get the loan but will be going cash. Closed a Short sale this week that was almost dead 2 months ago I love my life, my wife and … (38 comments)

positive: Positive Roll Call!! List positive things that has happened the week of 4/20/09 to keep our spirits high! - 04/24/09 08:28 AM
Time For The Friday Roll Call!!!!
Let's get positive!! I am dedicating another post just to allow all of us the opportunity to read a positive story or two. I will start!!:
Went to a great class to become a CDPE (Certified Distress Property Expert) Teaching a Short Sale seminar on the 29th of April at the Bloomfield Twp Library. List two homes this week (one came from my active rain blog!!) Putting together two hardship packages for offers that I got this week Had a closing yesterday and have 3 next week. It is supposed to be in the 80's this … (36 comments)

positive: Positive Roll Call!! List positive things that has happened the week of 4/13/09 to keep our spirits high! - 04/17/09 04:29 AM
Time For A Roll Call!!!!
Let's get positive!! I am dedicating another post just to allow all of us the opportunity to read a positive story or two. I will start!!:
I am having an inspection today. Teaching a Short Sale seminar on the 29th Wrote an offer last night. Got 3 offers on a short sale listing. Getting more Short Sale referrals then ever. Having my youngest daughter's 3rd birthday party, Dora theme of course. The Real Estate Business is getting busy and spring is in air I love my job, wife and my life!! *** Is your cup half … (50 comments)

positive: Positive Roll Call!! List positive things that has happened the week of 4/6/09 to keep our spirits high! - 04/10/09 02:06 AM
Let's get positive!! We read, see and hear such negative stories during the week which chips at our morale and is just depressing. That is why I am dedicating another post just to allow all of us the opportunity to read a positive story or two. I will start!!:
Sold 2 houses this week Have 7 pending sales on the books Took on 2 new short clients. I calculate that my volume for last year at this time is the same as this year. Picked up 2 new buyers I am having a nice holiday week with friends and family My … (49 comments)

positive: Positive Roll Call!! List positive things that has happened the week of 3/26/09 to keep our spirits high! - 04/03/09 03:47 AM
Let's get positive!! We read, see and hear such negative stories during the week which chips at our morale and is just depressing. That is why I am dedicating another post just to allow all of us the opportunity to read a positive story or two. I will start!!:
Got a Short Sale approved. Had 4 closings in the past 14 days. Had 60 agents at my Short Sale Seminar that I taught. We had over 5 Short Sale referrals this week We have two closings on the books for this month at it is only the 3rd. Spent a lot … (3 comments)

positive: Positive Roll Call!! List positive things that has happened the week of 3/16/09 to keep our spirits high! - 03/20/09 03:30 AM
Let's get positive!! We read, see and hear such negative stories during the week which chips at our morale and is just depressing. That is why I am dedicating another post just to allow all of us the opportunity to read and post a positive thing or two. I will start!!:
Had 4 closings in the past 7 days. Had two inspections and both buyers thrilled with the homes they were buying. My buyer is buying a home for $255K and it just appraised for $308K I ran a St. Patty's 4 mile race with some collage buddies and had a … (5 comments)

positive: Postive Roll Call!! List positive things that has happened the week of 3/09/09 to keep our spirits high! - 03/13/09 01:49 AM
Let's get positive!! We read, see and hear such negative stories during the week which chips at our morale and is just depressing. That is why I am dedicating another post just to allow all of us the opportunity to read a positive story or two. I will start!!:
Got a Sheriff sale postponed for one of my short sale listings. Have two closing today and an inspection for one of my buyers. Another buyer got her offer accepted. My short sale class that I am teaching is sold out!! The stock market is up for 3 days straight. Spent a … (38 comments)

positive: List a positive thing that has happened the week of 3/02/09 to keep our spirits high! - 03/06/09 04:41 AM
We read, see and hear such negative stories during the week which chips at our morale and is just depressing. That is why I am dedicating another post just to allow all of us the opportunity to read a positive story or two. I will start!!:
Two of my short Sale Seller's accepted offers this week. I helped my buyer beat out 5 other offers on a great buy in Canton My buyer got a clear to close on a nice home in Sherwood Forest, Detroit. I love what I do and I love to do it!! I am going to … (69 comments)

positive: List a positive thing that has happened the week of 2/23/09 to keep our spirits high - 02/27/09 05:24 AM
We read, see and hear such negative stories during the week which chips at our morale and is just depressing. That is why I am dedicating another post just to allow all of us the opportunity to read a positive story or two. I will start!!:
I was able to get a bank to take a short sale offer. I am the agent on both sides and everyone both buyer and seller are thrilled! My seller will be forgiven for the full deficiency. I went away for 5 days and took my wife and kids skiing. I had my very competent … (81 comments)

positive: We have to work together, so let try to be nice. - 02/16/09 09:40 AM
I just got a very curt email from a listing agent.  The email was combative, angry and packed with sarcasm.  The listing agent was working off of misinformation and instead of assuming the best out of me, she assumed the worst. 
This is just one of the many emails, phone calls and text messages from co-op agents that just were not nice.  I know that times are tough; our clients are petty, angry, mad, sad and never glad!!   This economy has brought out the worst in everyone.  We may be their agents but we do not have act like them.  And … (3 comments)

positive: List a positive thing that has happened this week to keep our spirits high - 02/13/09 01:26 AM
List a few positive things that has happened this week to keep our spirits high. 
 We read, see and hear such negative stories during the week which chips at our morale and is just depressing. That is why I am dedicating a post just to allow all of us the opportunity to read a positive story or two. I will start!!
This week I was able to get a bank to accept a short sale. I listed 2 homes that will be short sales, the seller are willing to take Responsibility and sell it then to run from the problem!! I saved my buyer from a … (5 comments)

positive: List a positive thing that has happened this week to keep our spirits high. - 09/13/08 05:04 AM
We read, see and hear such negative stories during the week which chips at our morale and is just depressing.   That is why I am dedicating a post just to allow all of us the opportunity to read a positive story or two.  I will start!!
This week I was able to get 2 banks to accept a short sale.   
I listed 2 homes that will be short sales, the seller were ready to walk away from their home but decided to take Responsibility and sell it then to run from the problem!!  
I saved my buyer from a predator … (10 comments)

positive: Closers make quick cash, Finishers make fortunes, which are you? - 09/12/08 12:37 AM
 In the past 10 years of selling real estate I have read, watched and learn all about "The Close".  From word games to analogies I have heard them all.  We as Realtors are taught to close the buyer, close the listing, close the contract, get to the closing table and get to the bank with our commission before it closes for the day.   How sad, once you look up the word close in Webster's dictionary;
1close   closed; clos·ing a: to move so as to bar passage through something <close the gate> b: to block against entry or passage <close a street>
How awful, … (4 comments)

positive: "Short Sales" The Realtor Cure for the Common Foreclosure!! - 09/06/08 03:12 AM
"Short Sales" The Realtor Cure for the Common Foreclosure!!
Now that the word "Foreclosure" is as common, as other less desirable words like "Cancer", "Teen Pregnancy" and "Child Neglect", it is time for us as a society to except it, take reasonability and fight it.    Like all plagues; social and medical; at the beginning many ignore both the subject and those who are infected.   But, in time the issue becomes so unavoidable that main stream society can not run, hide or avoid the problem.  The foreclosure epidemic is NOW unavoidable.   Everyone knows someone who is in, or will be in, foreclosure.  … (11 comments)