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As a retired agent, broker/owner, and property manager my blog is a menagerie of wisdom and ramblings from my career and life in general.



As many of you may know, Facebook has an interesting feature where they send you notification of some of your posts from the past.  Today I received one I wanted to share with you.  On this day (December 29th) in 2010 I posted this on Facebook:I saw someone today I haven't seen for about 25 years...
I just took advantage of the awesome 50% discount on an Active Rain subscription by extending my account through September 2017.  When I upgraded this past September, I intended to work hard on getting enough points to have a FREE account by the time my subscription expired in September of 2016. ...
At the end of each December, I choose a word that is going to define a focus for the upcoming year.  Last year my word was "Onward".   After the death of my husband in 2011, I felt it was time to look forward and move onward.  I think I am making progress on that although it will, no doubt, be an...
Do you know the difference between Achievement and Success?Actress Helen Hayes (1900-1993) had this to say:"My mother drew a dintinction between achievement and success.  She said that achievement is the knowledge that you have studied and worked hard and done the best that is in you.  Success is...
I am no longer an active, licensed, real estate agent so what I am going to say in this blog post is coming straight from the heart and not for any personal gain.I know there are a few (very few) good reasons NOT to buy a home, depending on your lifestyle and job situation. However, if you want t...
"Here she goes again", they say... Carol is spreading her corny Christmas Every Day cheer.  Honestly, Christmas isn't that big of a deal to me.  I mean, it doesn't carry all the pomp and joy that it does for a lot of people.  Don't get me wrong... I am definitely not a Scrooge.  Quite the opposit...
In my last blog post, I shared the sobering news that 87% of new real estate agents fail, leaving a paltry 13% who ultimately succeed.  Do you know what the first, most important, decision you will make after you pass the real estate licensing test in your state?It is choosing the right Designate...
In October of this year ActiveRain member / Ambassador, Patricia Kennedy challenged us to write a post sharing our Best Advice For Real Estate Newbies. There were several dozen excellent entries.  Here is a link to the original challenge, with links to ALL of the entries in the comments section. ...
Blogging is a time consuming, labor of love. It is the most effective, long term, source of leads I have ever found.   If you're going to spend the time blogging, you need to learn how to do it effectively.  Blogging effectively doesn't take any more time, but it does take knowing a few important...
I was surprised (make that shocked) yesterday when my blog post "Carol's Favorite Christmas Thoughts" was "Featured" on ActiveRain.  I know what the odds are of getting Featured and it was a nice surprise because that post was purely from my heart, with absolutely no thought of getting any recogn...


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