bob timm national marketing realtors minot nd: We Need A New "Pre-Disposal" - 11/26/15 08:38 AM

We need a new "Pre-Disposal"
For the second time in about a month I've had to clear out everything under the kitchen sink and take apart the plumbing.
The problem seems to be that our garbage disposal is not grinding things up fine enough for the remains to make clear sailing past the "T" where the twin sinks unite into one drain.
Why now, twice in a month, after 13 years of clear sailing through our plumbing system.
All I can think of is we need a new "Pre-Disposal" since the passing of Jack.
 
 
At least the clog waited until after the Thanksgiving day feast!
Now all … (8 comments)

bob timm national marketing realtors minot nd: Thanksgiving Games - 11/24/15 11:43 PM

Thanksgiving Games
Thanksgiving was always one of my favorite holidays as a kid, not because of the food but because of the games. Although I was always first in line for the pumpkin pie.
Our family was big on card and board games. Monopoly was always a must. Rummy Royal, Kings in the corner, even Go to the Dump. I think we played games from 1st thing in the morning till we all feel asleep at the table.
Back when I was a kid football was not nearly as big... yes we had TVs back then and Football existed but it just was not as … (8 comments)

bob timm national marketing realtors minot nd: ND Bird Hunting 1941 - 11/24/15 03:46 AM

ND Bird Hunting 1941
Here is what I notice on this vintage picture: #1) The date with the snow on the ground and yet there are leaves on the bushes. That is unusual even for North Dakota. #2) Where are these guys hunting, notice the bird house in the upper right hand side of the picture?
Well, they got their bird(s) for Thanksgiving.
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bob timm national marketing realtors minot nd: Men With Guns in North Dakota - 11/22/15 11:33 PM

Men With Guns in North Dakota
 
While going through a box of old photographs in my office (cleaning time) I ran across this old black and white of a deer hunting party that I assume was taken in the 1950's. It must have been taken at this time of year as I believe deer gun season ends this week.
If you are hunting for a new home or a Real Estate Agent (who fully supports gun ownership I might add) to list your home please call National Marketing Realtors today.
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bob timm national marketing realtors minot nd: I'm Thankful for My Friend Who Taught Me About Balance - 11/22/15 05:59 AM
 
I'm Thankful for My Friend Who Taught Me About Balance
About 30 years ago, as a new "Born Again" Christian I found myself church shopping. I had become friends with a pastor through a hobby or some mutual interest and I decided to find out more about his church, Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church Missouri Synod.
Mervin Bauer took great care to explain to me how important the balance of The Law and The Gospel is in their denomination. Like many new Christians I understood forgiveness and grace but hey... didn't that do away with the law? 
 It actually took many, many years for me to "get it". There is a … (6 comments)

bob timm national marketing realtors minot nd: Realman's 5 Years of Thankfulness - 11/19/15 05:50 AM

Realman's 5 Years of Thankfulness
Thank you to Dan Stewart, Happy Grasshopper for this contest that makes us reflect on what we are thankful for in our business.
1st and foremost I am thankful for the support of my family. While a middle aged man bumbled through learning a new trade they were there supporting me. As the primary bread winner of the family took a commission job with no safety net they supported me. Although we went though some very lean times with no savings and most everything had to be purchased at rummage sales and thrift stores they supported me.
2nd I'd … (11 comments)

bob timm national marketing realtors minot nd: Grab Your Wiener Tomorrow From 1:30 to 2:45 - 11/18/15 09:55 AM

Grab Your Wiener Tomorrow From 1:30 to 2:45
At Dakota Square Mall
 
That's the shift I will be working on Thursday to help with a fundraiser for The Horn Of Plenty at The Dakota Square Mall.
The KHRT Horn of Plenty reaches out to families in need during the Christmas season. It provides a week or two of food including items for a Christmas Day meal, toys for the children, and a ministry gift that shares the Good News of the Gospel with that family. You can read more about it HERE.
If you would like to financially support the Horn of Plenty, it is a … (6 comments)

bob timm national marketing realtors minot nd: Great Rental Income Opportunity in Minot ND - 11/18/15 03:01 AM

Great Rental Income Opportunity in Minot ND
Just $199,900.
This Landmark building in Minot ND is now available as a recently renovated duplex on Central Ave East close to Downtown, Roosevelt Park, and Minot's only Historical District Eastwood Park.
This property was affected by the flood of 2011 but the owner took great care to retain much of the buildings original charm such as the tin ceiling on the main floor and the leaded glass window in the second story apartment.
The main floor apartment is one bedroom, one bath. The upstairs apartment is two bedroom and one bath.
Each unit has it's own laundry and the machines … (4 comments)

bob timm national marketing realtors minot nd: Warm Those Cold Hands With Rice Or Corn - 11/15/15 11:15 AM

Warm Those Cold Hands With Rice Or Corn
The top bag was store bought but my Bride made the other 3. It's really simple. Just find some material you like, the John Deere and the Vikings bags were old sweatshirts I wore out. sew them into a bag, fill with rice or corn, and sew them shut.
The bags shown are 14" wide by 8" and an inch thick. We prefer rice. Throw in the microwave for about 1-1/2 minutes and they stay warm for about 45 minutes.
They work great for warming your hands, slipping under the covers for a few minutes before … (8 comments)

bob timm national marketing realtors minot nd: I Remember That Story... Maybe... Maybe NOT - 11/13/15 03:45 AM

I Remember That Story... Maybe... Maybe NOT!
While looking through my clip art collection I noticed this gem.
I thought I could write a good paragraph about it and ask what act have you done that could be compared to the boy who put his finger in the leaking dike. Then I realized I really don't remember the story at all.
I've put together this quiz for you about the story.
1) The story is inside of a more well know story, what is the name of it?
2) Who was the author of the story?
3) The boy in the sub-story is … (8 comments)

bob timm national marketing realtors minot nd: Wally's World Of Knives, Minot North Dakota - 11/12/15 08:42 AM

Wally's World Of Knives, Minot North Dakota
No buddy is as knowledgeable about knives as Wally D., owner of Wally's World Of Knives.
Ladies, Wally carries any and every kind of knife you want/need for the kitchen. Guys, Walley has any and every kind of knife for your pocket or for hunting.
You can probably even pick up a Klingon Bat'Leth or dagger at Wally's World Of Knives. You can find Wally's at:
Wally's World of Knives
408 20th Ave SE Minot, North Dakota 58701
phone (701) 838-4535
Located inside the Hensen's Leather Building.
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bob timm national marketing realtors minot nd: Minimum Wage and Home Ownership - 11/11/15 06:15 AM

Minimum Wage and Home Ownership
 
What is doubling the minimum wage in some parts of the country going to do for home ownership? This is my prediction and only my opinion. I may be wrong and I may be spot on but the way I see it is this:
 
For a brief period of time the doubling of the minimum of the wage is going to be a boost to home ownership in those areas that the new wage is implemented. Following that brief period, I would say about a year, we will see a bust with many of those new home owners … (7 comments)

bob timm national marketing realtors minot nd: WAKE UP MINOT NORTH DAKOTA! - 11/09/15 05:55 AM

WAKE UP
MINOT
WITH
MICHELLE
AT THE
DAILY
BUZZ!
See that beautiful smile, that's Michelle and she is the the most energetic, genuine person I know.
Always upbeat and always level headed I'd love to get her out of that coffee kiosk and on my Real Estate team BUT Michelle loves owning her own business and serving you the best cup of Joe you will find in Minot.
The trick is finding this rare jewel, which is also kind of a blessing because you won't have to wait as long to be served as you would at those other places (that are far less as tantalizing as The Daily Buzz).
Michelle's kiosk is cleverly … (6 comments)

bob timm national marketing realtors minot nd: Missing Jack - 11/07/15 09:48 PM

What Do I Miss About Jack?
 
It’s been a week ago today that my 16 year old dog, Jack, passed on. As I got out of bed today and opened the bedroom door my first thought was don’t step on Jack. Jack often slept near the door and many a time in my sleepy haze I’d stumble over him or step right on him.
 
Next of course always came putting him out to do his business. This always took place immediately after exiting my nice warm bed, wearing nothing but a rob, and opening that back door with temperatures as cold as 30 … (10 comments)

bob timm national marketing realtors minot nd: Stunning Rural Minot Home on 10 Acres - 11/07/15 06:06 AM

Stunning Rural Minot Home On 10 Acres
Beautiful home on 10 acres just 5 minutes from Minot. Located well outside of Minot’s jurisdiction you can have horses and the freedom to add the outbuildings you desire. Top craftsman ship and materials make this 4 bedroom, 3 baths, triple garage home the kind of home you dream about. Located just SE of Minot you get to this home on paved roads that offer school bus service for your kids. Only about 1 mile from Bell Elementary School you are also on Prairie Rural water. This home was built by a Fargo contractor after … (13 comments)

bob timm national marketing realtors minot nd: Home Buyers Need To Know, What Is Expansive Soil - 11/06/15 08:22 AM

Home Buyers Need To Know,
What Is Expansive Soil
 
Until I became a Realtor I had never heard of expansive soil. When I first heard of it I was looking at a basement floor that had heaved very badly with some portions of concrete as high as a foot above other portions of the floor. Some agents said it was from water, some said ants, some said it was just bad cement work, and one said it was from expansive soil.
Even for a long time after that expansive soil still remained a mystery to me.
If you have ever seen dirt that looks like the … (6 comments)

bob timm national marketing realtors minot nd: Realtors Support The Salvation Army, Minot ND - 11/06/15 03:26 AM

Realtors Support The Salvation Army, Minot ND
Tina and Bob Timm 2012
Friday November 4th has been set as the 2015 Realtor Ring The Bell Day where Realtors associated with the Minot ND MLS volunteer to ring the bells at every Minot Salvation Army collection location.
This is a tradition started right here in Minot and then spread State wide and is now carried on in many States across the USA.
If you are out and about Minot ND on Friday November 4th please donate at one of the many locations across Minot. Each year this one day event has brought the Salvation Army nearly … (3 comments)

bob timm national marketing realtors minot nd: An Obvious Engineering Blunder In Minot ND - 11/05/15 06:17 AM

An Obvious Engineering Blunder In Minot ND
I recently wrote a post about the joy of having a street reopened entitled It's About Time. It is great to have Central Avenue in Minot back open but one major engineering blunder has already revealed it's self. See if you can see it

For what ever reason they deliberately built bottle necks into this intersection. After being open less than a week every curb is black from tires hitting them. As you can see they drew the curbs way out beyond the street where people park, exaggerating the corners and creating the bottle necks. You … (6 comments)

bob timm national marketing realtors minot nd: A Rant On Politicians, Wishy Washy - 11/04/15 10:24 PM

A Rant On Politicians, Wishy Washy
 
 
A headline in today's paper reads "Rubio, Ryan back off comprehensive immigration overhaul".
My rant is not an endorsement of either party and it is not an endorsement of The Donald BUT is it any wonder why the non-politicians in the race are kicking ass on... well... the asses that change their opinion with the popular polls? With that headline add two more that I wouldn't vote for dog catcher.
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bob timm national marketing realtors minot nd: Minot Real Estate 101, It looked Good On Paper - 11/04/15 03:09 AM

Minot Real Estate 101, It looked Good On Paper
 
 
One of the biggest obstacles Real Estate agents need to overcome when working with 1st time home buyers is convincing those buyers that the absolute perfect home does NOT exist and they are not going to find it out there.
 
When I show homes I am careful to point out flaws that I see BUT I am also good at pointing out ways to overcome problems like non-load bearing walls that can be moved, carpet and wallpaper that can be removed and so on.
My best advice to starry eyed 1st time home buyers who are looking … (9 comments)

 
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