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What a great feeling...I've Been Re-Blogged. To know not only was your post read and commented on, but someone liked it enough to Re-Blog it. It gets even better when it is someone you consider of the highest caliber Active Rain has to offer. This morning I wrote a post (Home Inspection Timing) o...
Several of my favorite posts on Active Rain are from home inspectors. Buyers love them, Sellers hate them and agents don't always recommend them in fear of losing a deal. My thoughts are why would you not want to lose the deal if something were wrong rather than wait to get sued down the road? Th...
WAM 300 Comes to Big Rapids, MI this Friday, July 27th, 2012 on it's way to the Heroes Hurrah Finish line at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, MI. What a great event with over 900 bicyclists making the trek from Traverse City to Brooklyn. Think about the dedication of these riders trav...
This weekend has been insane with the number of events around our area. Trout-a Rama in Baldwin, Bitely Homecoming in Bitely, The Dam Festival in Roger's Heights and the Antique Tractor Show here in Big Rapids. As a Chamber Ambassador I try and attend as many events as possible but being a small ...
Experience Real Estate...The Way It Should Be!!! has been one my most frequently used tag lines since becoming a Realtor several years ago. When I first became an agent my office was by the up desk at a different Brokerage and I was forced to hear how real estate shouldn't be quite often, so my m...
Good morning. I rarely reblog but Roger Mucci really ended my week with a laugh with this cheat sheet for texters. I will never look at a text again without smiling.Yesterday it was A list of some text lingo and acronyms used when chatting.....  Today, The Senior Citizen Code for texting.  Thank ...
What a great idea for WISE to do a 100 Men Campaign here in Big Rapids, MI. WISE (Women's Information Service Inc.) provides support services as well as safety options for survivors of domestic or sexual assault. It totally blew me away to read some of their statistics like 1 in 4 girls will be s...
Yes, Your Kitty is Cute But Still a Distraction. We have all shown the house that had the adorable pet that stayed during the showing simply because it wasn't mean so why move it. Someitmes no matter how much we beg and plead sellers don't get the whole "Distraction" thing. Basically if my Buyer ...
Our local Buy Local campaign asks if your business wants to be attacked by a cash mob. Everyone these days is focusing on buying local and helping small local shops stay in the game. Last month our Chamber backed Buy Local group decided we would try a cash mob. We chose a business that we though ...
The Coppertop Inn in Rogers Heights is the location for the Mecosta Area Chamber of Commerce Social Media Setup & Spirits this month. What a great event for those looking to hone their social media skills and what better place than mixed with drinks and networking. Social media sites like Face Bo...

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