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2014 

What has 2 arms, 3 legs, and is awesome? Lately, that would be Team Zuhl.   You may have noticed our absence. Perhaps you missed us, or perhaps you were enjoying the break, but we've been out of the Rain for a few weeks. Wayne had an infection that required hospitalization and IV antibiotics. He'...
08/29/2014
It's time to get your creative juices flowing! If this were your listing, how would you market it?     This building is called the Hằng Nga guesthouse or the "Crazy House." It is located in Vietnam and is described as resembling a giant 5 story high banyan  tree incorporating the forms of animals...
08/28/2014
  Let me preface this by saying I'm from the suburbs so most of what I know about cattle grids I learned as a child at my Grandmother's farm. Y'all in more rural areas, please feel free to correct me. (How'd you like that "Y'all?" I thought it gave me some credibility. No?) What even us city slic...
08/27/2014
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Nine percent of home sales in 2010 were completed without the support of a real estate professional. If you're determined to be in that statistic this year, please be sure you're avoiding these 6 pitfalls!     You can absolutely sell your home without the assistance of a REALTOR®, and, armed with...
08/26/2014
Dear TZ, We love the house you showed us yesterday, but Sarah thought it was a little creepy.  How can we find out if someone died there? ~Spooky Sam and Scared Sarah     Dear Sam and Sarah, Homes where famous murders or deaths occurred often result in the loss of property value – homes like that...
08/22/2014
It's time to get your creative juices flowing! If this were your listing, how would you market it? This building is named the Dunmore Pineapple and is located in Dunmore Park in Scotland. The estate contains many large walled gardens. The walls were essential to protect delicate fruits and vegeta...
08/21/2014
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How Happy Are You? Do you think you could document it? Who doesn't have time to be happy? 71% of the people who tried to document 100 happy days in a row failed because they said they didn't have time! So here's the challenge. Go to 100HappyDays.com and register. Choose a social media site to hol...
08/21/2014
“Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.” (Albert Schweitzer)     If you don't love what you're doing, then, no matter how much "success" you experience, have you really achieved success? Can one measure the val...
08/20/2014
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Early on a Saturday morning, we got a phone call.  It was a neighbor behind one of our listings.  This particular property is a vacant 2 family home in need of serious repair.  The neighbor told us that the back door on the second floor was open.  She sounded concerned. The owner doesn't live in ...
08/18/2014
How do people see you? More importantly, how do you want them to see you? You have to decide what 'image' you want for your brand.  Big companies can develop reputations that help them or harm them in the public's eye. Think of Tylenol tampering in the 1980s or of Chick-Fil-A and its gay bashing ...
08/17/2014
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