Positive Roll Call!! List positive things that has happened the week of 4/13/09 to keep our spirits high!

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Real Estate Agent with Max Broock Realtors

Time For A Roll Call!!!!

Let's get positive!! I am dedicating another post just to allow all of us the opportunity to read a positive story or two. I will start!!:

  1. I am having an inspection today.
  2. Teaching a Short Sale seminar on the 29th
  3. Wrote an offer last night.
  4. Got 3 offers on a short sale listing.
  5. Getting more Short Sale referrals then ever.
  6. Having my youngest daughter's 3rd birthday party, Dora theme of course.
  7. The Real Estate Business is getting busy and spring is in air
  8. I love my job, wife and my life!!

*** Is your cup half full or half empty? The only one who can answer that questions is you!!***

This was a good week

Mike Sher

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Renée Donohue~Home Photography
Savvy Home Pix - Allegan, MI
Western Michigan Real Estate Photographer
  • I had one good inspection
  • Two Accepted offers with five outstanding offers
  • Rented some office space at my office so my husband will quit complaining
  • Reworked business plan to make buyer's agents more accountable

More bad than good but I love the idea of positive thinking!

Apr 17, 2009 09:37 AM #32
Rainmaker
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Alice & Jim -- Team Hayes Realtors
Loveless Realty - Libby, MT
Double the Service - Double the Care!

Thanks for the positive post. Yes, it was/is a good week.

Apr 17, 2009 09:46 AM #33
Rainmaker
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Sally Dunbar
Lyon Real Estate, Fair Oaks CA (Sacramento Area) - Fair Oaks, CA
Fair Oaks Realtor - Fair Oaks Homes for Sale

1. I videoed 3 bluff homes for a buyer from Boston today(on the American River bluffs) (try saying THAT with a mouth  full of crackers)    

2. Closed escrow on a first time homebuyer last Friday and delivered the keys.

3. Got loan approval for my seller's buyer, and we sign on Monday.     

4. Got a referral today of a seller in Citrus Heights.      

5. Found a perfect home for a buyer in the $600K range (yeah)

6. Am showing property tomorrow all day to a Colorado buyer ($600's)

7. Am playing the guitar at a bonfire "Riches to Rags" party (to celebrate tax day) tonight.

8. Decided to start a "Thigh Thumpin Thursday" night in my office once a month to play music... right over by the file cabinets!

9. Had my first  Featured Post over the weekend.

10. Sheldon graced my post with a picture of himself in a dune buggy, and on his own post with a coon skin cap from Sweet Potatoe Sal (my alter ego)

                                Life is good.....

Apr 17, 2009 10:15 AM #34
Rainmaker
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Steve Loynd
Alpine Lakes Real Estate Inc., - Lincoln, NH
800-926-5653, White Mountains NH

Mike..thanks for the forum to be proud..not a real estate comment at all.

         You see my 15 year old High-school Sophomore came home with a Report card with 7 "A's" including a 100 average in Advanced Algebra, Honors Chemistry and honors Geometry, he's been asked to play guitar in a College jazz ensemble, and in the State tract meet Tuesday came in first in the long jump, 2nd in the 100 yard and 3rd in the 200yrd. Pretty good week for my Son and his proud father.  Steve   :o)

Apr 17, 2009 10:50 AM #35
Rainmaker
507,906
Jerry Murphy, CRS, SRES
Long Realty West Valley - Anthem, AZ
Anthem, Phoenix, and Scottsdale AZ Real Estate

Hey Mike, It's been a good week out here in Phoenix, AZ.  Got two more listings, a contract accepted by the bank for one buyer, picked up 3 new prospects, and submitting two offers for another client of ours.  Things are really starting to cook down here in the Valley of the Sun.

Apr 17, 2009 11:36 AM #36
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

First, my plane took off successfully from Oklahoma and landed successfully in Los Angeles. We have a verbal acceptance of a short sale offer despite the fact that the Realtor doesn't know the rules. Finally, the Texas Governor has threatened secession from the union. That means that Oklahoma University won't lose to UT next year. Oh yeah, I have been cancer free for six weeks. The Police wrote a great song called "Every Breath I Take". That says it all to me.  

Apr 17, 2009 11:54 AM #37
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Russ Ravary ~ Metro Detroit Realtor call (248) 310-6239
Real Estate One - Commerce, MI
Michigan homes for sale ~ yesmyrealtor@gmail.com

We got the squatter out of the house and closed the deal.  Thank goodness.  I thought it would be months

Apr 17, 2009 12:12 PM #38
Anonymous
Vicky Chrisner

Got my first REO listing this week!  I have 4 appts tomorrow with buyers - mostly showing my listings.  It's been a good week for work - spring fever for sure!

Apr 17, 2009 12:18 PM #39
Rainmaker
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Chris Olsen
Olsen Ziegler Realty - Cleveland, OH
Broker Owner Cleveland Ohio Real Estate

Hi Mike -- I'm glad life is good, thanks for sharing, and Spring is always a great time in real estate, as things pickup.  They are picking up for me as well, and I hope the same for everyone else.

Best of all, the Cleveland Cavaliers are in the playoffs with good chances this year! Go CAVS!!! :-)

Apr 17, 2009 12:43 PM #40
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Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Realtor Top 1%
RE/MAX Gold - Sacramento, CA
Put 40 years of experience to work for you

This has been a fabulous week! I took 2 listings and will take another tomorrow. I've received 10 offers on one listing this week. I got to see Jenny Lewis at the Empire in Sacramento. I've figured out a way to optimize my time by referring out some business. Closed two escrows. I've made a couple new friends. And I found out my book will be released early on May 15th.

sacramento agent

Apr 17, 2009 12:46 PM #41
Rainmaker
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Patricia Aulson
BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HOME SERVICES Verani Realty NH Real Estate - Exeter, NH
Realtor - Portsmouth NH Homes-Hampton NH Homes

Warm, sunny weather here in the"Live Free or Die State" of NH 60's that's great for us up north here.

Took a relocation aback for a second look at a home and he like it, will be presenting an offer. I'm optimistic.

The flowers are out and blooming bright and beautiful, that is always a blessing.

Brad Andershon gave me some positive advice on something.

THe first time home buyers are buying.

I live to see another day!!

Patricia Aulson  Portsmouth NH Real Estate

Apr 17, 2009 01:31 PM #42
Rainer
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Lisa Bosques
Burien, WA

This is great - we need to identify the positive things in our lives every day...

Real Estate:

Got mutual acceptance AND a pretty clean inspection;

Got a renter for a rental listing;

Got a referral;

Also-

Did my taxes and I didn't owe any more;

The sun will be out here in Seattle ALL WEEKEND - no snow in the forecast!

My family is healthy

Life is good!

Apr 17, 2009 01:47 PM #43
Rainmaker
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Shirley Parks
Sands Realty 210-414-0966 - San Antonio, TX
Broker, 210-414-0966, San Antonio TX Real Estate

Although I was sick all week with allergies or a cold, not sure which, and was coughing my head off all week I took a listing on Tuesday and spent four days with out of town buyers who will be making an offer tomorrow on the home they chose.  I had to physically push myself this week. 

Apr 17, 2009 01:47 PM #44
Rainer
17,228
Kellie Fitzgerald
Kellie Fitzgerald - Chiricahua Real Estate - Pearce, AZ

It's all good here!  The market is definitely picking up and spring is definitely in the air!  I've gotten more listings this week, more referrals and another offer.  Life is great.

Apr 17, 2009 02:19 PM #45
Rainmaker
321,038
Tamara Inzunza
Realty One Group Capital - Alexandria, VA
Close-In Alexandria and Arlington Living

I'm putting two new listings on the market over the next two weeks!  Got a contract accepted this week!  Feels good to bring buyers and sellers together.

Apr 17, 2009 03:09 PM #46
Rainer
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Harrison Painter
GoGladiator Media - Carmel, IN
New Media Consultant

1. Just completed our latest rehab project, and will be email blasting it out to our investment network tomorrow

2. Got my offer accepted on a 5 BR that I am looking forward to rehabbing!

3. Finally made some headway with CountryWide on a short sale I am working on!

4. Scheduled 2 closings for next week!

5. Landed a roofing job for my rehab crew to keep them happy and busy!

6. Putting together a 53 property package for a buyer in Chicago! (Buyer POF and LOI in hand, and I have the Seller contracts locked in!)

7. Seeing progress on new business venture, I can not share that with everyone yet, but it is going to be HUGE!!!!!!

8. Just got my 2,000th follower on Twitter!

9. Just pre-qualified a buyer for 3 of our Gladiator ZERO DOWN & CASH FLOW properties!

10. Scheduled an investment tour of Indianapolis with 10 West Coast investors coming into Indy in 2 weeks!

11. Crossed the 10,000 point threshold here on AR!

12. The author of "The Go-Giver" (Bob Burg) contacted me and we are building a relationship!

Get Ready for a MONSTER WEEKEND, and Lets Make Everyday Profitable!

- Harrison

Apr 17, 2009 04:21 PM #47
Rainer
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Nancy Birge
Coldwell Banker - Old Lyme, CT
Waterfront Specialist

Its os great to hear the positive!

In the last 3 months....4 million in sales. 3 new listings all above 850,000, one is in a offer right now.. 4 contracts in play.....each day people say what are you doing?????? the answer is  I will make it happen!  Best news of all my girl comes home from California for a week and we get to play......so seize the day and to all, make it happen....

 

Apr 18, 2009 03:17 AM #48
Anonymous
Jeanne Gregory

I love this post!  It was a stressful week, but looking back...here's the good stuff!

1.  I get a tax refund-can you believe that?  Overpaid the ES.  ES for 2009 is lower as well.

2.  Previous client came back to Houston and bought a house from me!

3.  Negotiated a short sale.......it's will work out....it will work out....

4. Listed a home in the older part of Houston and I have FIVE offers on it.

5. Celebrated my birthday on April 15th (yes, that is correct) with my family (including the cutest identical twins on the planet-but then GMaw may be a bit predjudice) 

6. Got a buyer who will be relocating from Angola (oil business is alive and well in Houston)

7. Sold a listing that had been on the market for months.

8. And it took this post to remind me of the good stuff and not the stress that came with it.  Life is good!!!!!

Apr 18, 2009 03:53 AM #49
Rainmaker
272,883
Carrie Sampron
Home Smart Realty Group - Highlands Ranch, CO
ABR SFR & Kathy Sampron (303) 931-3629 Highlands R

1. Had a previous client call and ask us to reserve half a day in May - her brother wants to buy a vacation home here in Colorado.  They're also looking for an investment property they can fix up.

2. Had a client give the go ahead to start looking for a home to buyer.

3. Went live with a new listing and despire the abundent snow we're having we have our first showing scheduled today.

4. Had a buyer authorize a price reduction (they were going to update then decided not to so we had to address the homes value).

5. Celebrated our dad's 78th birthday!  You go dad!!

Yippie!

Apr 18, 2009 07:07 AM #50
Rainmaker
45,912
Mary Kent
Five Star Real Estate - Grand Rapids, MI
Grand Rapids to the Lake Shore

My husband secured a job last week after being downsized in Nov.

Only had to dip a little into savings, could have been much worse!

Had glorious spring weather this weekend!

I'm busy! Life is good!

Apr 19, 2009 01:29 PM #51
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