bob timm national marketing realtors minot nd: Minot City Hall, Know Where It Is ??? - 11/03/15 08:21 AM

Minot City Hall, Know Where It Is ???
Minot's City Hall is not the easiest place to find if you are not real familiar with the City of Minot but it's a good idea to know where it is. It may help a few of you to know it's that building across from the Library but then again the Library is just as hard to find as City Hall.
Let me tell you the easiest routes but still "Google" it and look it up on Google Maps.
1) From Broadway (North or South) in the Valley area of Minot turn West between I. Keating … (3 comments)

bob timm national marketing realtors minot nd: Minot, It's About Time!!! - 11/03/15 03:25 AM

Minot, It's About Time!!!
 
Photo by Jill Schramm of the Minot Daily News
Central Ave in Minot is now OPEN!
It almost seems like a miracle to see Minot's Central Ave open to traffic again. Although this downtown portion of Central Ave in Minot is just a few blocks long it's being closed had totally screwed up downtown traffic for the entire Spring/Summer seasons.
Just like armchair quarterbacks wonder what there team quarterback and/or coach was thinking many of us wondered if the City Engineer had a brain at all. Well now that it's open I'm sure everyone will think he was a genius.
It opened today … (5 comments)

bob timm national marketing realtors minot nd: I knew Jack - 11/02/15 04:06 AM

I knew Jack!
 
Jack was my dog. I’m sorry to have to use the past tense, “knew” Jack and “was” my dog but Jack passed away last night after 16 years of being a very faithful companion.
 Jack was born to Samantha, a registered yellow Labrador, and his father was an unknown little terrier that must have known how to use a ladder.
 Jack had a yellow lab head and body, a long wiry coat that had to be shaved twice a year and about 6” legs. Jack weighed 40 pounds and was very solid.
 I could share many stores of Jack with you but … (10 comments)

bob timm national marketing realtors minot nd: My Wallpaper is.... - 11/01/15 11:59 PM

My Desktop Wallpaper is
My kids, Tina and Timmothy. This shot was taken during a family photo shoot and I added the wording to have a Christmas coffee mug made for my Bride, their mother. I believe the picture was taken in the fall of 2013, and again I had the coffee mug made for the 2013 Christmas mug. In 2014 the kids both had real growth spirits and now Timmothy is the tallest member of the Robert Timm family at 5'11" and the age of 14 years old.
The year we had this photo shoot I also had a blanket made with the … (14 comments)

bob timm national marketing realtors minot nd: Happy Birthday North Dakota! - 11/01/15 10:23 PM

Happy Birthday North Dakota!
Happy 126th Birthday North Dakota!
I am so happy to be raising my children in the State of ND where they get to experience the four seasons, the nations lowest unemployment rates (3%) and such a huge abundance of natural resources.
Here are a few interesting tidbits about North Dakota.
ND grows more sunflowers than any State.
ND produces more honey than any other State.
ND carries, and has for years, the highest State budget excess of funds.
Despite being the 2nd biggest oil producer in the US (and growing) agriculture is still the States #1 industry.
Lewis and Clark spent more time in ND … (5 comments)

bob timm national marketing realtors minot nd: The Snow Has Been Flying In Minot ND - 10/28/15 12:03 PM

The Snow Has Been Flying In Minot ND
 
WOW! We went from unseasonably high temps to below normal in record time this week.
The snow has been flying as our temps have been hovering around the freezing mark.
It's been very light, dry snow so very little has accumulated but none the less in cracks and crevices it has accumulated.
While this little bit will surely dissipate shortly it's a good reminder to get your vehicles serviced for winter. With much of our population coming from different areas of the country I want to urge all to leave a little earlier to get to your destination and … (10 comments)

bob timm national marketing realtors minot nd: FOG, Nothing Romantic About Dying In it! - 10/26/15 09:33 AM

FOG, Nothing Romantic About Dying In it!
Fog can be romantic if you are walking hand in hand with your lover down a familiar street but there is nothing romantic about dying in a car crash because of foggy conditions.
One may be surprised at how often we have fog in Western ND in the fall but it is a pretty common occurrence. I know I was surprised when I moved out here to see such thick fog when the temperature is hovering around (above and below) the freezing mark.
This was the case this morning. A thick fog blanketed the area this morning and … (8 comments)

bob timm national marketing realtors minot nd: Can You Identify This Pine? - 10/25/15 04:24 AM

Can You Identify This Pine?
 
This tree is very unusual in our area, in fact this is the only one I'm aware of in Minot. In the summer it has soft green needles, in the fall they turn yellow as it is pictured, and it sheds it's needles in the winter. 
National
 
 
 
 
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bob timm national marketing realtors minot nd: BOO at the Minot ND Roosevelt Park Zoo - 10/24/15 06:53 AM

BOO at the Minot ND Roosevelt Park Zoo


Today was the annual Boo at the Zoo for the Roosevelt Park Zoo in Minot ND. I wish I would have got the word out earlier but now that my kids are to old to participate I totally forgot until our street rapidly filled up with costumed children and adults. It was a huge turn out and the best Boo at the Zoo I can remember. I got to wander through and get pics for my blog.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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bob timm national marketing realtors minot nd: Minot North Dakota's BEST Mexican Food - 10/24/15 12:47 AM

Minot North Dakota's BEST Mexican Food
Obviously when we are talking about food personal preference is going to be very biased and when I reveal what I consider to be  the best Mexican food in Minot ND a whole lot of people will disagree. I also want to point out that I am talking food here NOT restaurants! So, my favorite Mexican food can be found at....
OK, I hear some groaning out there BUT this is my absolute favorite place to eat. Forget the $50.00 a plate restaurants with the ambiance for the hoity toitie crowd. Give me Taco John's famous 6 pack and a pound (6 soft … (10 comments)

bob timm national marketing realtors minot nd: Minot Lost One Of It's Best - 10/20/15 06:28 AM

Minot Lost One Of It's Best
Larry Sundbakken
I was shocked to read in today's paper at the passing of Larry Sundbakken. It was only a brief statement that he passed away at the age of 68. Larry was one of the "Good Guys" in this industry. He was a Broker Associate/Co-Owner at Signal Realtors here in Minot ND. Larry never had a bad thing to say about anyone and he was encouraging to everyone. You could always expect this soft spoken man to tell you the truth and in a fashion that never offended. If I could magically transform from my rough personality to … (6 comments)

bob timm national marketing realtors minot nd: Call Before You Fax... Yes I Said Fax - 10/16/15 03:54 AM

Call Before You Fax... Yes I Said Fax
Today I canceled my dedicated Fax line. While it's tempting to put the old fax machine in the back room along with other electronic dinosaurs we really should be keeping them around a bit longer.
The thing about Fax's are they can NOT be hacked. They are still a secure way to send information and for some legal documents they are the only recognized "copy" we can use.
Using a Fax you do not need to use complicated encryption programs that give the receiver at the other end a big head ache.
So I didn't retire my Fax but being I only receive … (15 comments)

bob timm national marketing realtors minot nd: SCAMS, SHAMS AND FLIMFLAMS! - 10/10/15 10:28 AM

SCAMS, SHAMS AND FLIMFLAMS!
The North Dakota Office of Attorney General puts out a nice "pocket sized" spiral bound publication called SCAMS, SHAMS AND FLIMFLAMS! It's approximately 75 pages and has a lot of good information for everyone. It covers everything from bad contractors, internet scams, email scams, you name it and it's in here in current terms.
For more information on how to obtain a copy contact the Office of Attorney General, Consumer Protection Division at 800-472-2600 or email cpat@nd.gov
A link has been provided thanks to fellow Rainer Bruce Hicks to the downloadable copy of the PDF Scams, Shams And Flimflams
 
 
 
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bob timm national marketing realtors minot nd: My Worst Final Walk - Through - 10/10/15 05:21 AM

My Worst Final Walk - Through
 I have been asked to remove this post by the Sellers Agent and their Broker because they find it slanderous even though no names have been mentioned. They also feel it is bad for the industry to reveal that we had a problem with the transaction. I feel it is good for the industry to inform/educate Buyers and Sellers about the final walk-through process and situations that can be easily avoided. I have refused to remove this post but at some point may be forced to if the Real Estate Commission agrees that we should NEVER … (34 comments)

bob timm national marketing realtors minot nd: The Lure Of Leaves - 10/09/15 11:08 AM
 
The Lure Of Leaves
 
How strong is the lure of a leaf pile? My kids, Timmothy age 13 and Tina age 15 (both pictured above), raked our back yard just to get in on the fun. I also had to invite our neighbors kids, ages 1 and 3, over for a little fun. I wish I would have kept a picture of 3 year old River (but I gave it to his mom) as he had the time of his life being thrown into that pile. What about dad.... DARN RIGHT I took a couple of turns jumping in there.... I am … (16 comments)

bob timm national marketing realtors minot nd: Help Wanted At National Marketing Realtors - 10/07/15 11:31 AM

Help Wanted At National Marketing Realtors
As the broker of National Marketing Realtors I am looking for a personal assistant.
This will be a part time position, Monday through Thursday, 8:00 AM to 11:30 AM.
Punctuality and a willingness to learn are a must as well as a good working knowledge of social media.
Must be able to work with a PC and able to learn Microsoft Office products.
I don't care as much about experience as I care about a good attitude and a willingness to work hard.
All applicats must be willing to submit to a background check and a drug test.
Call me for an … (4 comments)

bob timm national marketing realtors minot nd: A Thank You to fellow Rainer Jay Markanich - 10/06/15 10:57 AM

A Big Thank You to follow Rainer Jay Markanich 
 
A year or two ago Jay wrote a blog about inspections at new construction. At first I thought... really! I'd never heard of or even thought of doing an inspection on a new home.
Jay's post was a real eye opener for me. Of course there can be problems with materials and workmanship on new construction.
Currently I'm representing some Buyers who put an offer in on a home being built by someone with a less than sterling reputation as a builder. I remembered Jay's post and recommended they get a home inspection. 
Low and behold the home … (21 comments)

bob timm national marketing realtors minot nd: Your AM Real Estate Pro In Minot ND! - 10/06/15 04:38 AM

Your AM Real Estate Pro In Minot ND!
I, Bob Timm, can be found at my office desk every day before 8AM.
Time has taught me that I may be the only Realtor in Minot who is consistently ready to work first thing in the morning, Monday through Friday. week in and week out.
When I've worked for other Real Estate agencies in Minot, prior to my purchase of National Marketing Realtors, I was always the first in the office. Even long before the Secretaries.
How does this benefit you?
When it comes to answering your Real Estate related questions I'm first in line with servicers like: Lenders, Builders, … (8 comments)

bob timm national marketing realtors minot nd: A Little Info On Drive-In Movie Theaters - 10/03/15 01:34 AM

After yesterdays post I decided to do a little research on Drive-In Movie theaters. No much, just a little. Here are some notes:
There are 338 Drive-In movie theaters in the USA in 48 states. There are none in North Dakota or Alaska. Ohio has the most with 28 and Pennsylvania a close second with 27. Check this link to find an Outdoor theater near you.
Richard M. Hollingshead, Jr. created the first out door theater but not the first commercial outdoor theater. However he was the first to get a U.S. Patent for his idea on May 16, 1933 and then he opened … (27 comments)

bob timm national marketing realtors minot nd: When Was The Last Time You Could Put Yourself In This Picture? - 10/01/15 09:51 AM

When Was The Last Time You Could Put Yourself In This Picture?
Okay, that's a really long title for a blog. When I'm bored I go though my collection of clip art and try to organize it. I often find something that either works for a post I've typed up or something that inspires a post. So what do you think of the following?
I think the last Drive-in movie I went to would have been around 1972. I don't remember the movie because I didn't go to watch the movie... but I had a really good time! I do not know when … (22 comments)

 
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