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Real Estate Agent - RE/MAX Properties SW, Inc.
Our goal is to provide entertaining information which agents can use and which both buyers and sellers will find useful. Sometimes we'll provide crazy stories from our years of practice.



Working in real estate has led me to develop a poor view of burglar alarms.  I've suffered some high frequency hearing loss.  This is due to being around loud noises, which is my own fault for enjoying target shooting and also for turning my guitar amplifier up in various clubs when I was younger...
When our children were small, we read to them often.  We'd read books to them every night before bed and also at more or less random times during the day.  I suppose that this strategy taught them to enjoy learning.  Certainly they had no problems in school and they both have become responsible, ...
It's a safe bet that everyone of us has, at some time or another, felt rather foolish because we made an unwarranted assumption.  Here's an example of how that might work: A photographer for a national magazine was assigned to get photos of a great forest fire. Smoke at the scene was too thick to...
Realtors are considered to be knowledgeable about real estate.  We're held to certain high standards when assisting people to buy and sell.  We even have our own Code of Ethics which serves as a guideline for our behavior.  This is because the public sees Realtors as professionals and expects pro...
Let's start today with a quote from Mark Twain. "Always tell the Truth. That way, you don’t have to remember what you said."  I've always found that to be pretty good advice.  Sometimes, though, you might tell the truth, but find that you're not believed.  Here's a story where there seems to be a...
Life is a funny thing.  We start out not knowing anything and then for a long time we believe that we know everything worth knowing.  Finally, after a lot of hard knocks, we realize that we know some things, but there is a lot we don't know and a lot more that we will never want to know.  Despite...
It's Tuesday again and I've been reading the news or rather the headlines.  They're so depressing that I find it difficult to actually read the columns below them.  Maybe it's just me, but it seems like we have a serious problem with the people who are supposedly running this country.  To put it ...
We're getting near enough to Halloween that the decorations are coming out.  It's pretty amazing the lengths that people will go to in order to celebrate this minor holiday.  The ghosts and spider webs and miscellaneous pumpkins, ghouls and gravestones actually become rather dangerous to the inno...
I was awakened about 3AM by a clapping sound which came on a regularly interval of 3 seconds.  After wondering about it for awhile, I got up and went to investigate.  It turned out to be the refrigerator.  Its control panel had gone mad and it was rhythmically opening and closing the ice maker di...
Someone did some kind of a study and came up with the fact that Orlando has bad traffic.  Oh, we're not the worst in the USA, but we're pretty near the bottom in terms of time spent waiting in line at stop lights and in slow traffic.  One of the best aspects of working in real estate is that you ...

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