Gas

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Real Estate Agent with Nazareth,Easton, Bethlehem - Prudential Patt, White

Gas prices are on the rise.... Just in time for summer travel. It's like a cruel joke, the kids out of school, family trips planned and bags ready to be packed and here we go again with the crazy gas prices. Today in Easton, PA I went to our local gas station and found gas for $3.09- disgusted I only purchased half a tank. Why is it I could have driven from Easton, PA to Philipsburg, NJ in 6 short minutes and gotten gas for $2.93, thats .16 cents cheaper? I just don't get it. But with three children, two larger cars and life as a Realtor x 2, I am starting to think it might be worth the drive. 

Since we are all sharing in our suffering, I thought I would share what I learned about maximizing fuel economy.

Tips for keeping getting the most Gas for your change!

 

1. Buy gas as cheap as you can find it. Here is a great site for finding the best gas prices, tends to be very accurate!

http://autos.msn.com/everyday/GasStations.aspx?m=1&l=1&zip=18045&x=18&y=15

2. Keep your speed under 60 miles per hour. If you do you will save yourself 10 cents for every 10 miles you go over. 

3. Use your cruise control, you can save up to 14% on the highway.

4. Keep your car in alignment and check your tires and keep them properly inflated. A simple task that can add up to lots of money over a year.

5. Avoid excessive idling- can save a whopping 19% on feul.

6. Last but not least, take it easy on the road. Accelerate slowly and give yourself time to break. No Aggressive driving!

 

I plan to use these tips during our travels this summer and during busy days showing homes in the Lehigh Valley. Hopefully, it will all add up to some big savings$

Jill Fuhrer

Comments (6)

BILL CHERRY
Bill Cherry, Realtor - Dallas, TX
Broker & Wealth Coach

 Jill and Ron,

That is probably the best Realtor signature piece -- the logo, colors, photos, message, etc. -- I've seen throughout my many years in this business.  Congratulations to you!

                              Bill Cherry - Dallas Broker-Realtor.  My 43rd Year Representing Texans!

May 25, 2007 05:07 PM
Ron Fuhrer
Nazareth,Easton, Bethlehem - Prudential Patt, White - Nazareth, PA
Lehigh Valley PA Homes
Wow... thanks Bill. My husband and I created it about a year and a half ago when I started working with him. I appreciate your comments. I still toy with getting a better picture of us on there. I was pregnant at the time and not up for a new picture, but now that we have been using it everywhere we are probably better off leaving it alone. Happy Gas Hunting.
May 25, 2007 05:16 PM
Bob & Carolin Benjamin
Benjamin Realty LLC - Gold Canyon, AZ
East Phoenix Arizona Homes

Good points. Thanks.

Carolin Benjamin
Bob and Carolin Benjamin
The Benjamin Team
Keller Williams Integrity First Realty
Gold Canyon Arizona

May 25, 2007 06:10 PM
BILL CHERRY
Bill Cherry, Realtor - Dallas, TX
Broker & Wealth Coach

 

                                                                              

Jill (and the other readers):

My logo, the one above of the smiling guy with all of the black hair ,is of me at about 30 years old.  And even though I have the original drawing, it isn't signed, and I have no clue who did it nor do I remember when or where I got it.  And that's really sad.  And I've asked around and no one has ever claimed doing it or told me who they thought did it.

That being said, that thing has been on my signs and ads and business cards, even my newspaper columns and my book and it was also the visual intro of my television pieces, and it's been on them for at least 30 years.  Meanwhile, I still have hair but its gray and I've added several chins and wrinkles.  All of this to say, I've made it this long with that visual signature, you will with yours.  Don't change a thing!  It reminds those who have done business with you what a pleasure it was, and they not only hold great feelings for you but freely express them to others.

Bill Cherry, Dallas Broker-Realtor.  My 43rd Year Serving Texans.

May 26, 2007 01:11 AM
Jason Sardi
Auto & Home & Life Insurance throughout North Carolina - Charlotte, NC
Your Agent for Life

Jill & Ron,

    Great tips.  Gas prices are ridiculous and we all need to find ways to combat how they affect our economic lives.  Thanks for your input, your post.

May 26, 2007 04:22 AM
Ron Fuhrer
Nazareth,Easton, Bethlehem - Prudential Patt, White - Nazareth, PA
Lehigh Valley PA Homes

Bill- Thats great... just shows how much experience you have. I love the bottom lilne.. Realtor since. Thanks  for sharing.

 

Jason- Yes, totally insane, it reall is starting to affect buisness and how we operate.

 

May 27, 2007 01:27 AM