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Beauty berry

The photo is of a very common weed in our area.  It is found throughout the forests and vacant land.


This one is new to our back yard.  In all the years we have been here, it has not!


When I sighted it a few days ago it seemed to be a welcome sight.  Not that it is particularly pretty, but it does have bright purple berries.


I can only guess where it came from.  It really does not matter.  What does matter is that it stands out from the other plants in that part of the yard.


What do you do to stand out from all the competition in your area?  Is it outstanding production?  Clever ads?  Lots of referral traffic?  


In the current market, each of us needs a niche.  Working on finding an outstanding part of our business to dominate should be a definite priority as we head into year end.

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Ralph and Jeanne Janisch


305B CR 234

Durango, CO 81301

P: (970) 759-1007

P: (970) 759-0027




Durango, Mancos, Cortez, Dolores, Bayfield, Ignacio, Vallecito


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  1. Cheryl Ritchie 08/25/2012 11:30 PM
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Al & Peggy Cunningham, Brokers
RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage - Brampton, ON
Our Family Wants To Help Your Family!

Ralph and Jeanne, those gorgeous purple berries really do attract your attention. We suggested this because it is a thought provoking blog and you're right, we must stand out in an industry where everyone claims to do the same as the next agent!

Aug 23, 2012 09:53 PM #1
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

There is always something that sets us apart from everyone else. You have to promote yourself in a way that the positive difference is seem by your target.

Aug 23, 2012 10:07 PM #2
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

The beauty of nature can be found in small things that are very easy to miss.

Enjoy the days of summer with your camera in hand.

Aug 24, 2012 02:03 AM #3
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Vision Quest Realty - Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

I stand out from others in my area, because of my blogging. People recognize me as the lady who blogs.

Aug 24, 2012 06:35 AM #4
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Have a wonderful weekend with your camera in hand.

Aug 24, 2012 11:22 AM #5
Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor
Sun Lakes Realty - Banning, CA
(909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning

Hi Jeanne and Ralph,

 I think this weed is beautiful and I wish I had it growing in my yard. I have a little weed groundcover that has tiny yellow flowrs so I tend to leave it when it pops up. Mine is not nearly as pretty as yours. Thanks for sharing.

Aug 25, 2012 05:24 AM #6
Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living
Ralph and Jeanne, coincidentally, I took some picture of this plant today as well as itmdoesmgwrowmin our area also. I wondermwhatmit is called but I too thought, it stood out because of its pretty berries. Thanks!
Aug 25, 2012 09:10 AM #7
Joshua Zargari
MJ Decorators Workshop LI staging and home decorating - Lynbrook, NY
MJ Decorators Workshop

Now, this is a work of art.

This photo should be framed and hang on the wall.

Thank you for sharing.

Aug 25, 2012 11:30 AM #8
Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
Thankst to Cheryl for reblogginc. Outstanding weed. It's only a weed is growing where you don't want it! Margaret
Aug 26, 2012 12:13 AM #9
Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert
Richmond, TX

It is a pretty weed,

                             I  do like the berries

                                                                It is a great blog

                                                                                               Have a great weekend!

Aug 26, 2012 08:04 AM #10
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