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We all have a thing..I was reading Carole Cohen's post about teaching and being part of the solution when it occurred to me that we all have something that we lean torwards. With Carole, it is teaching. She is just starting to realize that she can combine her Real Estate expertise and her Teachi...
  After reading one of Broker Bryants blogs regarding short sales and foreclosures, it occurred to me that a lot of Loan Officers and Realtors tend to place the blame on not only themselves but everyone except the actual homebuyer for letting themselves slip in to an untenable situation. Realtors...
The REO fallacy. Are you looking for a great deal in an investment property. Or the quintessential flip? All you have to do is check the foreclosures online and in every paper and arrive at the auction. Yeah right! How many auctions have ended up with a non bank buyer?  Okay, well I see them on ...
I am writing this because I will not have time to get to all of you personally.The holidays can be a wonderful time and also a time of great stress. Whatever holiday you celebrate, you need to be remembering people and trying to get a zillion things done. Make lists for everyone you may possibly ...
Okay, I've been nemed along with a couple of thousand others here at Active Rain.Actually I have been nemed twice so I guess that means I need to tell 10 things about myself that no one here knows.  I have two grandchildrenI have two sonsI have two step daughtersI have an aka, which I will not di...
The other day I received a phone call from Margaret Rome. She had recently read and commented on a blog that I had written. She was basically calling to "put a face to the writer" and to tell me she liked one of my comments. Now I have received calls from other Active Rainers before. There are a...
Okay, all you newbies to Active Rain, this post is for you!I'm sure if you have been on this site for at least a couple of months you have been reading all the numerous posts about Confusion both in Groups and general navigating of Active Rain. The owners of Active Rain are attempting to put out ...
I have an acquaintance who may be selling their home in the near future.The market in my area has depreciated quite a bit.They asked me the other day, "What do you think my home is worth"?  I hate when this happens because now I am "on the spot" without a guide.However I am very familiar with bot...
Do you ever feel like you are running around busy all the time yet feeling like you have accomplished nothing?I do.  I was reading George Soutos' Key to being a Successful Sales Person and as I was commenting it occurred to me that Organization can be a major hindrance in accomplishing or not acc...
Last night I was up late and spent some time on Active Rain to "clean up my space". Although I must admit, I did not get very far, I noticed that someone went on an old blog of mine and deleted their comment.I have noticed this before and always wondered why someone would do that.Today I was read...

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