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With the right tools, you can be free as a cloud! I was prepared to write a piece extolling the life altering benefits of using Outlook to manage everything:  contacts, email, mail-merge, appointments, birthday reminders,  to-do lists, CRM,  etc.  I was thinking how cool it is that I access every...
05/17/2012
FADE IN FROM BLACK INT. RESIDENTIAL KITCHEN TABLE – EARLY EVENING A cheery home warmly lit and the long rays of the early evening sun streaming through the sliding glass patio door. 3 adults sit around the kitchen table, coffee mugs steaming in front of each of them.  A HUSBAND, WIFE, and REAL ES...
04/30/2012
Fort Collins Homes For Sale: 1225 Prospect Road #R-48 2 bed, 2 bath condo; close to campus! This is a great, centrally located condo complex just 3 blocks from the southwest corner of the Colorado State University campus. Easy to rent and enjoyable to live in. The second floor end-unit offers gre...
04/24/2012
Extreme (paper) Hoarding Solved...Just Get a Scanner! In all likelihood your desk (or someone you know) looks similar to this one.  Paper tends to act like that mythical creature from Star Trek known as the Tribble.  Tribbles multiply with reckless abandon - so can paper.  Managing paper is one o...
03/13/2012
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  Cache is a Keeper!! I’d like to introduce you to the newest member of our team here in Fort Collins!  “Cache” has joined us most recently from the Golden Retriever Rescue of the Rockies (GRRR) in Arvada, Colorado (a northwestern suburb of Denver).  As you can see, he is adorable and has immedia...
01/28/2012
WARNING!  Political Commentary:  This post was inspired by Dick Greenberg’s Jumpstart assignment post on weltanschauung.  For those not following the challenge, weltanschauung is “a philosophical construct of life or the framework through which one interprets the world.”  In his post, Dick posits...
01/17/2012
I did the coolest pre-listing conference ever in my career!  A potential client sent me an email informing me he had seen an article in our local association newsletter about me.  He lives in Germany, has a home here in Fort Collins, and is thinking about selling.  We exchanged emails and I provi...
01/14/2012
Want More Trust in the World?  Trust More, Not Less! I am trusting and trustworthy.  I keep my commitments.  I am honest and forthright.  I do my best not to lie.  I treat people with respect and dignity.  I probably could have just pasted the Boy Scout Oath right here (which is worth reviewing p...
01/13/2012
REALTOR Etiquette Tip of the Day:  Showing Feedback: Give Some! This is one of the most overlooked courtesies in our business!  Every day, thousands of homes are shown all across America.  The Seller knows a showing has been set.  The listing agent surely knows a showing has been set.  Both wait ...
01/03/2012
On my way home from the office last night, I was listening to NPR.  Specifically, I was listening to American Public Media’s Marketplace.  Typically, I really enjoy this program and find the short-form reporting informative, responsible, and objective – you know, journalism. Midway through the pr...
12/28/2011
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