bob timm national marketing realtors minot nd: My Minot Premier Home, HUGE Price REDUCTION! - 05/22/15 04:23 AM

My Minot Premier Home, HUGE Price REDUCTION!
REDUCED $20,000.
MLS#15-0871
5 Bedrooms, 3 Full Baths located just a few feet from The Souris Valley Golf Course in Minot ND. Nearly an acre of beautiful fenced yard. Built by local contractor Krema Designs for his own family this is a "Show Piece" home designed for those who love to entertain guests and relatives.
See more at MinotHome.com
 
NOW BARGAIN PRICED AT $459,000.
 
 
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bob timm national marketing realtors minot nd: Minot Real Estate 101, Downtown - 05/21/15 10:00 AM

Minot Real Estate 101, Downtown
 
I remember back in the 1960's when something new was being built on the edge of town. Something BIG, something Fargo/Moorhead had never had before. Everyone was excited. This was HUGE! Fargo was about to get it's first Shopping Mall! Brookdale Shopping Center on the South edge of Moorhead MN was going to have a Post Store as the anchor on one end and a Red Owl Store on the other with at least a dozen stores in between! WOW!! It's going to be AWESOME!
Well that was the 60's and that was Fargo/Moorhead but all over the country … (14 comments)

bob timm national marketing realtors minot nd: Going To The Ball - 05/19/15 10:30 AM

Going To The Ball
Dads Bragging Again
On Saturday my little girl went to the Ball, a Military Ball put on by her Jr ROTC class.
Overly concerned dad that I am I was excited for her and not even the least bit worried as I'm very comfortable with her and her class mates in the Jr ROTC program.
On Friday we attended the years end Jr ROTC Awards Ceremony in which Tina received more awards than any other Freshman in her class.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Again, sorry for bragging but it was another proud Dad moment.
I also want to take a monment to endorse the Minot Jr ROTC … (14 comments)

bob timm national marketing realtors minot nd: WHAT DO I NAME THIS BLOG POST??? - 05/18/15 11:58 AM

 This morning we woke up to 2" of snow on the ground, a thick blanket of white. BUT it was a beautiful cloudless day and the temps got up to 50 some degrees and every bit of snow disappeared by the end of the day.
 I was shocked to reach down and touch the grass at 6PM this evening and it even felt dry to the touch.
 Then I saw a familiar summer sight, a pair of canaries frolicking in the trees next to our home.
 I still have not purchased that wiz bang camera with interchangeable lenses I've wanted but I stood under those … (17 comments)

bob timm national marketing realtors minot nd: My Grass Is Turning White! - 05/17/15 09:43 AM

GREEN IS TURNING WHITE
And I Don't Like It!
That's Snow!
It's May 18th and last night about 6PM it started to snow in Minot ND. That's when the picture above was snapped and believe me it got a lot worse. We even have winter driving alerts posted for this morning (Monday May 19th). Yuck! I'm definately thinking of moving to Death Valley for my retirement.
 
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bob timm national marketing realtors minot nd: 12 Days And The World Will Change - 05/17/15 07:58 AM

12 Days Of/To Freedom
Just 12 more school days to go in the Minot North Dakota Public School System for this school year.
12 days of freedom for me to come home at lunch, listen to what I want on the radio, read a little love note from my Bride telling me what is in the fridge for lunch and to grab a 10 to 15 minute snooze before returning to work.
12 days til freedom for my Bride who teaches and also for my Kids who attend school before their summer vacation. 
12 days til the best of both worlds when I will get … (7 comments)

bob timm national marketing realtors minot nd: Minot Real Estate 101, Planning To Build? - 05/13/15 12:15 PM

Minot Real Estate 101, Planning To Build?
If you are planning to build, remodel, or add a room to your home why not start by taking a plan off the shelf?
The Minot Public Library has over 100 books just on house plans! This only scratches the surface of books related to remodeling and other home improvement or home repair books.
I see they even have books on how to find me: "Locating the Best Realtor".
Stop by the Minot Public Library today... and tell them Bob sent you.
 
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bob timm national marketing realtors minot nd: North Dakota State Fair Parade Entries Needed - 05/13/15 12:18 AM

North Dakota State Fair Parade Entries Needed

The upcoming North Dakota State Fair Parade will be titled/themed "North Dakota Gold - 50 Years Of Memories". If you would like to enter a float in the parade (anyone can) you may download the application from ndstatefair.com/specialevents/. It's a great way to tell others about yourself and non-commercial entries are free. Commercial entries are only $50.00.
We never miss the parade and we stay for the whole 3 to 4 hours. Of course the parade route comes within 500 feet of our home. We also collect enough candy at the parade to last an entire … (8 comments)

bob timm national marketing realtors minot nd: ND Real Estate 101, A Text Signature - 05/12/15 06:01 AM

ND Real Estate 101, A Text Signature
After reading Jerry Lucas's post Digital Advertising Disclosure it made me think about text signatures (even though it had nothing to do with text signatures). Jerry did address it after I commented about it however.
In North Dakota our Real Estate Commission made it clear that all texts sent by North Dakota agents are required to carry such a signature. While some agents have whined about it when I bring it up I must say that as far as I know I'm the ONLY agent who actually uses a compliant signature in our local MLS. I'm not complaining, I love this … (6 comments)

bob timm national marketing realtors minot nd: MINOT REAL ESTATE 101 Hazardous Waste Day - 05/11/15 10:34 AM

Hazardous Waste Day
A couple of times a year Minot has a special Hazardous Waste Collection day that you can bring toxic chemicals to a collection site for disposal. Toxic chemicals may include : Paint, Insectisides, Herbasides and more. You can also bring those old TV and computer monitors, fax machines, printers and more.
This weekend (May 15th and 16) from 8AM to 5PM you can bring such materials to 1025 31st Street SE in Minot. See you there!
 
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bob timm national marketing realtors minot nd: MINOT REAL ESTATE 101, Minot Is A RailRoad Town - 05/07/15 11:20 PM

Minot Is A Railroad Town
Minot was named after Henry D. Minot, a railroad investor.
We have two railroads running through the middle of Minot North Dakota, The Burlington Santa Fe and The Canadian Pacific Railway.
Both have train yards as well right inside the city limits. Route planing is essential when driving across town in Minot.
We are happy to have the two railroads here in Minot as they provide hundreds of good high paying jobs as well as the workers and their families that go come with them.
Obviously there are a few drawbacks such as the aforementioned route planning and the noise but again … (11 comments)

bob timm national marketing realtors minot nd: Minot ND Real Estate 101, AMAZING Garbage Men - 05/06/15 12:04 PM

Minot's AMAZING Garbage Men
Who brags about their garbage men?
We do in Minot North Dakota.
Why?
There are very few rules to follow when dealing with Minot's garbage men.
Rule #1) No cans larger than a standard 32 gallon can. That's because they have to lift them, no fancy equipment.
Rule #2) No yard waste. Yard waste must be recycled by taking it to a City roll-off for that purpose.
So what makes these guys so special?
#1) They take anything but yard waste including appliances, trees, branches, pretty much anything you put out there.
#2) They pick up twice a week.
They do this on a 4 day … (5 comments)

bob timm national marketing realtors minot nd: In 1954 - 05/05/15 12:16 PM

In 1954
In 1954 when I was born:
A Gallon Of Milk was 92 cents
A loaf of bread was 17 cents
A gallon og gas was 21 cents
A brand new car off the showroom floor was $1,950.
A brand new home was $22,000.00
Sounds pretty great doesn't it. Oh and the average annual income was $3,960.00. That's $330.00 a month, or $82.50 a week, or a couple of cents over $2.00 an hour. Were those the good old days???
 
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bob timm national marketing realtors minot nd: I'm Crabby!!!! - 05/05/15 05:48 AM

I'm Crabby!!!!
Not being able to post on my Active Rain blog for the last 3 days has made me crabby.
That's the way it is with addictions.
When you are away from something you are addicted to you get crabby. Not a good thing in our business.
I'm also addicted to Real Estate and servicing clients. Thankfully I never seem to be away from Real Estate more than 3 days unless I'm on one of those legendary things I once heard about called a... "Vacation" (not sure what they are).
Anyway, if you are reading this chances are you are addicted to Real Estate as well.
Think about … (18 comments)

bob timm national marketing realtors minot nd: You Might Be From North Dakota If... - 04/30/15 06:50 AM

You Might Be From North Dakota If...
You might be from ND if you watched the movie FARGO and know they were speaking Canadian, not North Dakotan.
 
You might be from ND if you are aware that FARGO was not filmed in ND.
 
You might be from ND if you like to, and can, ice fish 6 months of the year.
 
You might be from ND if you pronounce Lewis and Clarks Indian guides name properly: Sa-ka-ka-we-ah, not Sac-a-we-lee-g-ia
 
You might be from ND if you know who the king of champagne music is/was and where he was born.
 
You might be from ND if your hottest … (14 comments)

bob timm national marketing realtors minot nd: What A Drag It Is Getting Old - 04/24/15 11:59 PM

What A Drag It Is Getting Old
If you were born in the 50's or 60's there may be a Rolling Stones song running threw your head after reading my blog title.
 
Every other Saturday I put together my two week supply of pills.
 Now on the positive side of things everything you see is a vitamin or a supplement except for thyroid pills. Also on the positive side is that we have an outlet store here where nothing above cost more than $2 or $3.
 
At 60 years of age, and having two teenage kids, let me say I'm in no hurry to kick … (21 comments)

bob timm national marketing realtors minot nd: HUGE PRICE CUT! Minot Mobile Home on Own Lot - 04/24/15 04:47 AM

HUGE PRICE CUT! 
Mobile Home located on 1/2 acre lot out of City limits. YOU own the lot!
was $99,900. NOW $59,900
As far as Real Estate in the Minot ND area is concerned this may be "The Deal Of The Decade!". Half acre lot with a decent older mobile home includes a newer stick built garage.
FOR SALE ONLY!
NO CONTRACT FOR DEED!
 
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bob timm national marketing realtors minot nd: Minot Real Estate 101, A Firm Foundation - 04/23/15 12:32 PM

Building Upon A Firm Foundation
I could easily make this a Biblical lesson as I love to preach the good news but I'm going to stick to Real Estate and construction here in Minot ND.
We are seeing more and more homes in this area, Minot ND, being constructed with permanent treated wood foundations. When I first saw this I was a bit alarmed having only been familiar with concrete foundations.
I have found that most of the contractors I visited with say that wood is as good as concrete BUT any foundation is only as good as it is built by the contractor. I don't know … (6 comments)

bob timm national marketing realtors minot nd: Remembering An Old Argument. - 04/22/15 10:49 AM

Remembering An Old Argument.
 
A recent post by fellow blogger Lou Ludwig  reminded me of a discussion during a Bible study years ago. Lou’s post was about acquiring wisdom.
 
The discussion back at the aforementioned Bible study got a little heated when the Pastor insisted she did not know, and found it confusing, the difference between knowledge and wisdom. I ended up telling her she was willingly ignorant of the text.
 
A person can have a wealth of knowledge, in fact they could know everything there is to know, and have NO wisdom. I love this quote: “Knowledge without wisdom is a load of books … (11 comments)

bob timm national marketing realtors minot nd: A Historic Day In Class. Minot Real Estate - 04/21/15 09:43 AM

A Historic Day In Class.
Realtors are looked upon as professionals. We are hired buy Buyers and Sellers for our expertise in all things Real Estate. One area that many Buyers and Sellers fail to recognize is our expertise in safety... yes safety.
North Dakota is the first and only State at this time to make Real Estate Safety a MANDATORY continuing education course. This course, the one I attended today, was taught by Tracey  Hawkins, The Safety Lady.
 
“Tracey, the Safety Lady” is an industry expert and has contracted with the National Association of REALTORS® as a real estate agent safety expert. As a former … (7 comments)

 
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