bob timm national marketing realtors minot nd: It Was So Windy Today... - 12/31/15 09:05 AM

It Was So Windy Today...
We had a nice warm up today but it came on some pretty strong wind. As you can see it did not let the melting snow drip straight down. This one in perticular had a crazy shape. Still, even with the wind it was good to get out for a walk and do a little scraping on the driveway.
 
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bob timm national marketing realtors minot nd: The Active Rain Gift Exchange - 12/30/15 02:52 AM

The Active Rain Gift Exchange
 
It's that time of year where a whole lot of unwanted gifts are returned to retailers across the nation.
How cool is it that here at Active Rain over 200,000 Realtors and blog readers freely give Gifts of knowledge and advice to anyone who is willing to receive it.
I hope that over the 6+ years I have contributed to Active Rain that I have gifted someone with useful knowledge about my community (Minot ND) or general Real Estate knowledge.
I sure appreciate all who have freely shared their knowledge with me. You, fellow Rainer's as well as consumers who have … (14 comments)

bob timm national marketing realtors minot nd: Do You Violate Labeling Laws? - 12/29/15 09:53 PM

Do YOU Violate Labeling Laws?
If you are a Realtor THIS is your label

If you can honestly say you have NEVER violated anything on this label then you should be nominated for Sainthood.
If you have unintentionally violated one or two of the items on this label (YOUR label) then you are human.
If you were unaware of an item or two you need to review, learn, and correct your behavior.
If you are aware of all these items and you know you regularly violate them then you need to be banned from selling Real Estate!
 
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bob timm national marketing realtors minot nd: Minot Regional Explorer Post 9472 A GREAT Program - 12/29/15 03:00 AM

Minot Regional Explorer Post 9472 A GREAT Program
The Explorer program is a program that introduces teens and young adults to career fields like law enforcement.
My daughter Tina became involved in it just this year and loves it. See was actually invited by a friend who I think was in danger of being on the wrong side of the law but now, due to this program and ROTC Tina's friend is on very good ground.
Explorers is a national program run by Scouting (or Boy Scouts) Of America. You can read more about the Minot Explorer program here.
 
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bob timm national marketing realtors minot nd: Unusual Town Names - 12/27/15 06:29 AM

Unusual Town Names
Fertile Minnesota Woman Dies In Climax.
Two Minnesota towns in the Read River Valley often are thought of with this vintage newspaper headline. I claim Moorhead MN as my home town and both Climax and Fertile are just a few miles North. I first heard about this Headline when I was at College and a good friend there was from Climax MN.
 
How about Embarrass MN?
If you are from Embarrass are you an Embarrassee or an Embarrassment?
What got me started on this? I was going through some old postcards and I found this one on Embarrass.
Wiki has the goods on Embarrass if you … (17 comments)

bob timm national marketing realtors minot nd: My Mommy Said "Don't Think Of Your Selfie" - 12/25/15 11:25 PM

My Mommy Said "Don't Think Of Your Selfie"
Santa gave me a "selfie Stick". What the heck am I going to do with a selfie stick. Like my face isn't hard enough on a camera without me abusing it's lens with my mug... on purpose.
Then it dawned on me. Santa wanted me to use it to prove to the world that despite my lens abusive mug I could prove to the world that some beautiful people hang around me.
 
At National Marketing Realtors we are just not wiered to think of our "selfies". We like to think about you and find ways to help … (13 comments)

bob timm national marketing realtors minot nd: You're Not So Tough! - 12/25/15 10:21 PM

You're Not So Tough
I admit I deserve 40 lashes for not consulting with thee flooring expert Debbie Gartner before installing my new floor in 2012. We were rebuilding after a devastating flood and when the time came to chose our kitchen flooring I thought I was going as top of the live as my budget would allow.
I wanted durability, good looked, and easy care. What could be more durable than a product called Dura-Ceramic? Well at this point I'm thinking that wet noodle I deserve 40 lashes with may be more durable than Dura-ceramic.
I didn't know what Dura-ceramic was made of at the time but I'm … (15 comments)

bob timm national marketing realtors minot nd: Poo-Pourri, whoda thunk! - 12/25/15 11:37 AM

Poo-Pourri, Call Of The Wild
 
When you are a landlord you get all kids of surprises when a tenant moves out. Some pleasant, some not so pleasant, and then there is always the baffeling.
Poo-Pourri. One tenant couple moved out and left 3 bottles of this stuff, all different scents including... my favorite... The Prince Of Poo (really). As you can see the one above is Call Of The Wild with the little tag line under it "When Nature Calls". The 3rd bottle is , of course, Royal Flush.
This is some strong stuff. Labeled "Before You Go Spray". This stuff is so strong they may have … (9 comments)

bob timm national marketing realtors minot nd: 2nd Annual Pay It Forward AR Challenge - 12/24/15 10:39 PM

2nd Annual Pay It Forward AR Challenge
Sertoma International (Minot)
Christmas In The Park
It's NOT to late to get in on this fun little sites of Christmas tour through Oak Park in Minot ND. Just $5.00 per car load with your donations going to the worthy causes listed below. I was going to take a video for you but then you may have skipped seeing it in person.

We went through yesterday, Christmas Eve, and I highly recommend it even if you have seen it in the past. Many of these displays were ruined in the flood of 2011 and have been rebuilt. There … (15 comments)

bob timm national marketing realtors minot nd: Santa Pig(s) - 12/24/15 09:24 AM

Santa Pig (s)
 
Hershey  &  Titus
And you thought Santa was a little bigger... Hershey and Titus may be big to an elf. Titus actually seems to like to be dressed up but Hershey is a whole nother story. The kids really tried to get them dressed together but the shutter of my camera was not as fast as Titus shedding his hat and beard when the two were together.
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bob timm national marketing realtors minot nd: Children Really Make Christmas - 12/24/15 07:30 AM

Children Really Make Christmas
And we are all Children at Christmas.
I just came from the Our Saviors Lutheran Church (LC-MS) Christmas program and it was wonderful. This church is so blessed musically and with a great balance of young and old. I could not resist taking a couple of pics of the kids, especially the one right in front of me.
Best seat in the house.
I've risen!
When the teacher asked who brought Jesus presents one little girl blerted out SANTA CLAUS!
 
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bob timm national marketing realtors minot nd: Christmas Video Tour of National Marketing Realtors - 12/24/15 12:00 AM

Christmas Video Tour of National Marketing Realtors
Feel free to stop in for coffee and treats. We will keep the decorations up till January 8th. National Marketing Realtors is proud to celebrate the birth of Jesus, Christ, Lord and Savior not only at Christmas time but we proudly proclaim Jesus year around.
 
 
 
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bob timm national marketing realtors minot nd: Merry Christmas, My Video - 12/22/15 10:21 PM

Merry Christmas, My Video
I wanted to make a short, hopefully sweet Christmas greeting card for you, hopefully this gets the message across that I am definately in the Christmas Spirit.
I don't think I've ever been more content during the Christmas Season as an adult. Business has been good, my health (and the health of my family) has been good, and we will be celebrating with family and friends right here at our home in Minot ND.
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bob timm national marketing realtors minot nd: QUALIFIED - 12/22/15 10:15 AM

QUALIFIED
 
I came across this cartoon in my clip art and I like it on several levels.
First of all, are you the guy behind the desk or the dog... currently with the Smith family.
Are you the Realtor behind the desk and is the dog your client who hasn't been prequalified?
Are you the dog who dreams big and isn't afraid to reach for the stars despite the odds against you?
On it's own the cartoon is funny but when you think about it there is a lot to it.
If you are a 1st time home buyer National Marketing Realtors will not treat you like … (9 comments)

bob timm national marketing realtors minot nd: Santa's Letter To Realtors - 12/22/15 12:47 AM



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bob timm national marketing realtors minot nd: I'm Dreaming Of A Bone For Christmas - 12/21/15 10:28 AM

I'm Dreaming Of A Bone For Christmas
OK, maybe I'm not dreaming of a bone for Christmas. So what do I want for Christmas.... really.
 Actually I don't have a clue. I think I've got everything I ever wanted. I even have every tool I want... except a payloader and I'm pretty sure that won't be in my stocking.
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bob timm national marketing realtors minot nd: What's With These Wires? - 12/20/15 10:04 PM

What's With These Wires?
 
While the scene to right is a very common scene it may be new and alarming to folks looking for their first home.
What are all those wires? Why are they outside the electrical box? Why are they not connected to anything.
All questions I hear often when showing homes to first time home owners.
The answer:
The black wires are coax cable, used for either television or internet.
The blue wires are for internet connections.
These wires came from outlets in different rooms of the house and end here.
The reason they are not hooked up to anything is because you, the home owner … (10 comments)

bob timm national marketing realtors minot nd: I'm Going To Break It Today! - 12/19/15 08:24 PM
 
With both fingers ablazing (Yes I know I have ten but only two type) I hope to achieve my year long goal of hitting 500,000 points in the Rain.
I'm pretty stingy when it comes to setting goals so this is pretty major for me.
The Active Rain Community makes it so much fun to be here you just can not keep from getting caught up in the spirit! Thank you all for making this crazy addition so much fun!
Love, Bobby!
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bob timm national marketing realtors minot nd: Choosing A Snow Shovel In North Dakota - 12/19/15 08:48 AM

Choosing A Snow Shovel In North Dakota
 
Walking into a hardware store and asking for a shovel my be an eye opening experience for those who have never shoveled snow before. There is a wide variety of snow shovels and it may surprise you that there is a wide variety of uses for "snow" shovels. Click HERE to see a wide variety of snow shovels.
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bob timm national marketing realtors minot nd: No Snowbirds At Roosevelt Park Zoo - 12/18/15 10:53 PM

No Snowbirds At Roosevelt Park Zoo
 
Actually it's a matter of how you look at it. We indeed have birds like penguins that are "snow birds" but the term "Snowbirds" most people are familial with are those North Dakotians who head South for the winter, not actual birds.
That being said, ALL of the animals at Minot's Roosevelt Park Zoo stay at the zoo year around.
You may be very surprised at some of the animals that not only stay year around but ones that actually enjoy a little time outside even when the temp is well below freezing.
Living only 500 feet from the zoo … (7 comments)

 
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Minot, ND

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