Active Rain Yes!, Little Bit of Wind Yes! Hurricane No!

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Real Estate Agent with United Realty Group SL0475285

Ok so Ernesto didn't quite blow like the media expected or wanted! Lousy for them because it makes for good news! South Florida survived (this time). It's sad though how this insignificant storm overshadowed the 1 year anniversary of Katrina (at least in our market). I'm hopeful that the storm reporting doesn't keep the rest of the country from considering South Florida as a place to visit or move to.

If anyone is not considering moving here because of our hurricanes, maybe you can consider the following:

1) Hurricanes give you days off of work, and no school for the kids!

2) Hurricane damage is tax deductible (at least as of recent tax provisions)

3) Significant damage gives you an opportunity to redecorate & landscape (after you get done paying the insurance deductible which is tens of thousands of dollars!)

4) You get to know your neighbors (something we really don't do here in South Florida)

5) You get to watch reporters standing out in the rain & wind like idiots, reporting that it's rainy and windy (something we don't need them to show & tell us-most of us can figure that out by looking out the windows)

6) If you have lawn furniture and didn't bring it inside, you don't have any now, but the good news is you probably have someone else's (hopefully you traded up). You just have to fish it out of your pool!

7) You won't have to water the lawn this week!

Just some extra thoughts about hurricanes and preparations:

What's really cool, is watching all of the people standing on really long lines for water, before the storm to use the bottled water machines or buy bottled water they would never use. Our water from the tap was perfectly good before the storm. Why not just fill plastic containers or your bathtub.

What about the folks that put masking tape in "X"'s across their windows. Do they think that the hurricane strength winds (upwards of 100 miles per hour) will take a series of roof tiles, project them at the window, and then when the tile sees the "X" it will say "Oh no, turn captain, turn, quickly, not a masking tape "X". I'll hit someone else's window instead!

Staying dry and safe in South Florida!

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Bob Pavey
RE/MAX Hometown - Aventura, FL
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David you write the best stuff, that sums up the last two days. Way to go
Aug 30, 2006 03:19 AM #1
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Bob Pavey
RE/MAX Hometown - Aventura, FL
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David your the man with that BLOG
Aug 30, 2006 03:20 AM #2
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Kristal Kraft
The Berkshire Group Realtors - Denver, CO
Selling Metro Denver Real Estate - 303-589-2022

There's always a silver lining in the hurricane cloud!  Days of from work are good.

 I really don't understand why the big X in the window doesn't work... LOL!

Aug 30, 2006 03:35 AM #3
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Donna Quanrud
Coldwell Banker Burnet - Eden Prairie, MN
Donna Quanrud Southwest Metro Homes
It's all in how you spin it and I like your spin.
Aug 30, 2006 03:51 AM #4
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Christopher Smith
TREGO REALTY - Cedar Rapids, IA
David, love your comments about the water and the X's on the windows.  Funny stuff, yeah, why doesn't that X work on those windows???
Aug 30, 2006 04:04 AM #5
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Christopher H
REAL ESTATE - Shelby Township, MI

Good to hear that it wasn't as bad as expected.

Aug 30, 2006 04:15 AM #6
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Bryant Tutas
Tutas Towne Realty, Inc and Garden Views Realty, LLC - Winter Garden, FL
Selling Florida one home at a time
David, very funny! You will like this one too. I had one Realtor call me today to show properties and his name is ERNESTO! Go figure. True story
Aug 30, 2006 04:20 AM #7
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Sara Lipnitz
Max Broock Realtors - Birmingham, MI

David,

Funny, funny stuff.  I just got off the phone with my dad who lives in Naples and he said it was no big deal.  I'm glad to hear that all is well down there.  I hope you stay dry and safe.  No go sell a house!

Aug 30, 2006 04:50 AM #8
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David Eiglarsh
United Realty Group - Weston, FL
CRS, CDPE, Serving South Florida

David, looks like you may have an angry competitor. Dumbo and whatver his name was on your other blog. Not only angry but jealous and a coward. Nothing worse than an anonymous jerk. Oh well the price you pay for success.

Humour is one of the ways God has given us to overcome life's hardships. Anyone that doesn't understand that must live a miserable life.

Aug 31, 2006 12:45 AM #9
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David Eiglarsh
United Realty Group - Weston, FL
CRS, CDPE, Serving South Florida
Thanks for the validation Bryant. He missed both the message in the blog which is that that the storm doesn't adversly affect it's victims, that people considering not moving here because of storms not make other plans, and (like you wrote) humor is priceless!
Aug 31, 2006 12:49 AM #10
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Erika Cannet
Optimar International Realty - Hollywood, FL
So many people faced such hardship with previous hurricanes. Looks like you struck someone the wrong way.
Aug 31, 2006 11:34 PM #11
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S. Leanne Paynter ☼ Broward County, FL
United Realty Group, Inc. - Davie, FL
Davie, Plantation, Cooper City & Weston Specialist

David, here's one for your list (along the same lines as #7):

8) You won't have to fill up your gas tank for a week!

Ernesto?  I've seen worse thunderstorms than what we experienced a couple of days ago!

Oh... and ignore the anonymous jerk that keeps commenting or lowering your blog score.  I have no doubt that it's either a jealous competitor or another agent who thinks you did him some wrong.

Sep 01, 2006 04:02 AM #12
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