Do You Have Poo On Your Property?

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  So this is number 100, the century mark for a post-happy person like yours truly who is blogging his little heart away?  Excellent!  I look back and I've come a long way.  I look forward and know that I have a long way to go.  Evolution is such an intriguing reality.  I wanted to make this one special, then I figured they all should be special....Right?  So, I wanted to talk about POO.  A little bit about POO....

POO is important but you really didn't really think I was referring to anything other than Pride Of Ownership in my acronym did ya?  I was thinking about this as I took a meander down the street today.  You see, it is that time of the year.  There are several homes along my street up for sale and it made me think of the small things, those little quirks I see as important if you are going to be the owner of a home...let alone want somebody else to buy it for the price you want.

I'm on the financing end so this comes from a guy who really has no concrete expertise on how to drive home the sale of a property.  Sure, I can guide and hold your hand from the financing end...but that is really a different cup of tea.  The only thing the financing end typically cares about regarding the home itself is that it appraises and is structurally sound....AKA, Have a Roof....Have Siding....etc, etc.  After all, the financing side wants to make sure the collateral they are lending against is worth what they are willing to lend against it in a typical market.  Yet, as I was walking down the street in my quaint little neighborhood, I started to realize I had very real opinions on the houses that had signs in their yards.  I had very real opinions on what I thought they could do better to drive home the sale.  I had very real thoughts on why I would buy or not buy their home. 

As a homeowner, being a neighbor and having a neighbor is oft-times very important.  Pride of Ownership is key.  I want to be surrounded by individuals and families who take pride & care of the roof they live under.  I also want to be that very neighbor surrounding them. 

My little neighborhood here on the east side of Allentown, Pa is pretty nice overall.  That said, I don't mean to sound like the Neighborhood Nazi but I found some things that I might look into if I was my fellow homeowners.  Some of the houses are nicer than mine, I'm working on that.  Yet, I saw a lawn that needs to be mowed, a landscape that could use a Green Thumb, and a few other cosmetic injustices that Bob Villa would have a field day with....on the very homes that are for sale.  And they weren't FSBO mind you.  Pride of Ownership is the mindset that your house is a home.  That its appearance and overall integrity reach a standard fit to sell it for good coin on any market, yet more importantly feel comfortable and safe living in 360 days a year.  It is an extension of yourself, of your life to an extent.  Stepping down from my SoapBox, I have a lot to do myself as I meander around my own home.  I have Pride, I have Ownership....it's never too late or early to put the whole thing together.

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Time For Spring Cleaning:-)
May 27, 2007 11:10 AM #1
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Chris Griffith
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POO  LOL
May 27, 2007 11:15 AM #2
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Patricia Aulson
BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HOME SERVICES Verani Realty NH Real Estate - Exeter, NH
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Not everyone is as caring about things like this and pride in ownership of a home.  You can talk all you want but

not everyone is going to care like you do.  You can be responsile for yourself and that's all, not other people.

If only it were that easy to get everyone to cooperate and clean up the dog poo

 

Patricia Aulson/Lic NH /ME/ MA 

 

 

May 27, 2007 11:37 AM #3
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Congratulations on your milestone. Certainly not a millstone. I read your earlier post and there is more truth in there than a couple recent books I have read. The one that is a standout for me is " If your mind's not open, shut your mouth too". I wish I could say that to every member of Congress on both sides of the isle. On second thought , I should never wish for anything that I might get. I already tried that once and it would be a meaningless gesture.

Your newest post on Poo is great and so much needed around our country. I have seen so many neighborhoods that reflect it so beautifully and so many that don't. To the ones that do not have Poo, I would say unto them," Bring me your lawn and I will cut it. Bring me your unpainted clapboards and I will paint them. Bring me your deed and I will take it. For unless you have Poo, you deserve  ----."

May 27, 2007 11:40 AM #4
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I cherish that I live here in a neighborhood of families who pride themselves on living in a self and well kept area.   That is important to me.  I think we should take pride and care of what we own./.

Trudi, Pitt....Pa.

May 27, 2007 11:43 AM #5
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Chris - We are eye to eye on that.

Patricia - It would be nice if we had control over how are neighbors kept home....we don't, yet can set an example of our own liking.

William -  That is probably one of the better comments posted I've seen on any post.  You've just added a fan and subscriber to yours.  Very funny, very well put!

Trudi- Pittsburgh huh, two hours north of my hometown of Clarion.  There are so many nice places there, nice to hear you live in and are proud of the one you own.

Mott Marvin - Something I didn't consider when I bought this place, but how true that is!

May 27, 2007 12:07 PM #6
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Don't you have a POOper scooper

 

May 27, 2007 12:41 PM #7
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Lol Bruce, I should probably invest in one.
May 27, 2007 12:55 PM #8
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Jason, Thanks for your nice remarks. I usually try to add more words than "Great Post"  and walk away the prize winner of 25 points. I pass over most posts because I can't think of anything to add. Usually not because there is nothing more to be said but because most of this stuff, including probably a lot of mine, I am sure, is a real struggle on saying something to someone in hopes we strike a winning cord. My winning cord got cut when I was a newborn so there is not much hope for me. I just struggle along and try to learn whatever I can. I used to say to new agents when I mentored them that " experience keeps a dear school but us fools can learn in no other". I mangled the actual quote because it didn't serve me for the purpose I needed.
It goes without saying that I have come a long way since starting to blog about 10 weeks ago. I have even hired one of the best in the industry to design my new custom Blog site. I will add you as an Associate. I will send the "First Day" issue out to you.  I am told I need to take a class in speed writing for my blog. I think what they were saying is that I spend to long on my keyboard to ever be successful as a blogger. While that probably is true, I did just refer a 2.635 million dollar home from a subscriber that read my blogs.

You have good wit and a great sense of humor. Without humor, this life would be totally tragic!

PS, When will Bolg, blog, blogger be added to the dictionary. All the red lines make me feel really stupid that I can't spell.

May 27, 2007 01:29 PM #9
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William,

    First off, it actually surprises me that I haven't ran across you earlier on AR or another cyber-source of discourse...though I'm glad I did.  I spell-check too typically, though I'm confused as well as to why the term 'blog' hasn't been added to the dictionary.  Truth be told though, I don't mind feeling stupid...reminds me of how unimpressively smart I'm not. 

    Custom Blog Site.....good idea indeed!  While you may not have the speed to blog in 'Real Time' per se or shoot out posts at rapid rates, it seems you have context down to a proverbial science.  If you ask me, and I just did, context is key and the speed thing is nothing without context. 

     I'm very impressed thus far by what I gather from you, yet instead of going into discourse over how much I think you are WAY COOL(There's a Frat Boy In Me Somewhere)....I'll simply say thank you for now.

     I didn't spell-check this one so don't mind the Elementary Feeling of My Retort.

May 27, 2007 02:15 PM #10
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When one expresses oneself, spell checking should never be a mandatory part of the energy of that conveyance. Thank you for your gracious comments. I will count them among some of my favorites.
Most Sincerely,
William

May 27, 2007 04:26 PM #11
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Thanks again William.

Thanks to you as well Steven.  Taking care of your investment seems like a no-brainer, yet I wanted to post the reminder just in case...

May 27, 2007 08:57 PM #13
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Nice post :^)
May 27, 2007 11:51 PM #14
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I thought you may get a kick out of it Rob.
May 27, 2007 11:53 PM #15
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Happy 100!  Congrats!

And I think every homeowner should have some POO.  It definitely makes a difference.

May 29, 2007 04:18 AM #16
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Rob Robinson- Lehigh Valley PA
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I think if you were a good neighbor, you would have mowed that lawn you passed.

Of course I'm joking.

I have noticed over the years both from where I lived and family has lived.... sometimes there are people that flat out do not care for their property....HOWEVER.....

....in MANY cases, some people CANNOT care for their property 'as we would see fit' because of 1) Money, 2) Age/Health and 3) Time.

Don't judge every book by it's cover.  I once read a Superman comic book that had great action appearing on the cover..... let me tell you, I was totally disappointed in the plot :^)

 

Once again, congrats on #100.

.........only 900 more to tell about "PEE" in the Mortgage Industry.........

Passion

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May 29, 2007 04:58 AM #17
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I love POO.  We have plenty of POO in our neighborhood.  And, nothing that would pass for less than a great property.  I am so lucky.

Jun 21, 2012 06:29 AM #19
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This is a great post.  And, given the economy, a very important one.  We are fortunate enough to have neighbors who still have POO on their property.  And, I am thankful. 

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