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  I run into this scenario at least twice a week. I have to say, it is really starting to wear thin on my last nerve. That’s not in the contract. Hold on, and you will see what I am getting at here. Most offers nowadays are dependent upon the “home inspection.” The buyer has a certain amount of t...
02/09/2009
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This weekend I had the pleasure of doing some open water fishing and ice fishing in the same weekend. That does not happen very often in February around here. On Saturday, I managed to land absolutely no fish. My fishing partners hauled in several small catfish though, so we considered the day to...
02/09/2009
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As I was filling my truck with gas the morning, I saw the most pathetic display of disrespect. I watched a woman pull in to fill her car also. She had her kids strapped in the back, and one was screaming to high heaven. She filled her car, and went inside to pay. Why not just use the swiper on th...
02/05/2009
Can you come up with 5 reasons why a potential client should use your service, rather than someone else? If you cannot, off the top of your head, answer this question, they will use someone else.We are basically asked this question every day, when that price shopper, or technical speaking guy cal...
02/03/2009
That is a question I absolutely hate to hear from a client or a real estate agent. As an inspector, I am not their to PASS or FAIL a home. I am simply there to give a snapshot of the home at that particular point in time. Yes, some homes do have some issues, but most can be remedied. Whether a b...
02/03/2009
                     When you are in the inspection phase of your home buying transaction, there are several items that need to be done before the inspection.In this article I will list and explain these items for a seller, buyer, and a realtor. With this information, you will be more prepared fo...
02/03/2009
Does anyone know how to link my blog to Scribefire?   What are API URL's and how do I know what mine is? That is where my problem is coming from. Thanks.
02/03/2009
I do not work in an office like most of you do. I do most of my work in the homes of others. But, I do have a small home office where I write reports and come up with new marketing ideas for my small business. Today, in my business mold, is Marketing Monday. What is that? On the first Monday of e...
02/02/2009
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While doing my morning reading I came upon a great quote. I pondered on it for a while and read it to my wife. We discussed it for a short time and it just keeps popping into my mind. I have went over and over this one, and find that it really is true. I hope you will enjoy it. "The person who kn...
02/02/2009
I am pretty new to AR. I have gotten tons of help from a lot of peole here and I thank them for that. I am glad my friend Russel has helped me out. He can help you to, just go to Russel's blog I am amazed every time I log into to AR at what I find and learn here. But, sometimes it's the little th...
01/31/2009
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