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Wordless Wednesday - Quail Visit A family of quail visit our backyard in the early evening.
How To Set Your Business Apart - Craft a Fun Promotional Video I was never really happy with my first real estate introduction video. You know the one, you embed them on every one of your business web sites, Youtube, Facebook, Google Plus, etc., etc...hundreds of people see them. I looked at my o...
Ten Years After Selling Her Home - Surprise! Not too long ago I was visiting with an old friend, Janice, who told me one of my favorite real estate stories of all time. She and her partner Mike have owned this townhouse for several years. When they first purchased the home it had white walls, whi...
TBT - Reno 911 Halloween 2008
When to Know They Just Don't Want to Sell Last year I wrote a blog about a Seller who was recently widowed. I had done a pre-listing appointment and determined that this would-be Seller was just not ready to list her home. So, I did the right thing and told her to call me when she was really read...
A Little Compassion Goes a Long Way (This blog was originally written in 2014. The topic is ever-current so I am reposting) When you're dealing with a widow or widower who wants to sell their home, a little compassion is in order. I recently had a listing appointment with a widow. She was abou...
Pictures of my Dad I don't have any pictures of my Dad. He died the summer of 1998. Growing up, I never seemed to connect with him on any level. I don't have any pictures of my Dad. Towards the end of his life, I sensed his longing for reconciliation, that was good enough for me. I don't have any...
They Are The Bonnie and Clyde of Tenants A few days ago I was talking to a colleague about a rental property that I am looking after while she is away. We discussed possible tenants and she asked all the normal questions that landlords ask. What’s their rental history like? What’s their job situ...
I can not think of anything more deplorable than scamming people for "likes" under the guise of helping sick or disabled children. Unfortunately it does happen. Check out this blog written by Fred Griffin. It's a real eye-opener. Someone on your Facebook page or LinkedIn page asks you to "S...
Top 5 Tips for First Time Home Buyers Dreaming of owning your first home? You've probably been online already looking for homes in your area. That's great! Here are 5 tips to get you started on the track to home-ownership. 1) Check your credit. Your credit is EVERYTHING when purchasing a home. If...