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Once in awhile I come across some good images that I can use on my websites and other sites that I have for marketing. My friend Michael Tessaro is an NAR director and sent me this image to use. I have placed it in my Outlook signature. I thought you might like to use it too!
A couple of times a month our Public Affairs Director David Stark of the Bay East Association of Realtors in Pleasanton CA sends out emails to the members of our local association. He is always on top of the latest local, state and national issues. I think the information below is important and I...
I do not understand why people and the public think Realtors just sell homes for fun! Why can't they be loyal? How would they feel if it happened to them? I always treat people like I want to be treated and I care! Why don't they? Yesterday my son's girlfriend's father called me and said he wro...
Investors in second or multiple homes stand to be among the biggest losers from the housing downturn. That's because proposed mortgage bailout programs don't address second homes and investment properties. Many owners of multiple properties don't realize that investments they thought would he...
I am sick and tired of the gas prices going up and up! Everytime I pass a gas station I get infuritated and feel the govenment needs to do something! Chevron and others have major profits and the CEO's keep getting raise after raise at our expense! I just passed a Shell station the other day and ...
NAR AND DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE REACH SETTLEMENT Washington, D.C. (May 27, 2008) - NAR and the U.S. Department of Justice have reached a favorable settlement, concluding a two-year DOJ investigation followed by two and half years of litigation regarding NAR's multiple listing policy pertaining to...
Want to lose weight! I KNOW, I KNOW you have tried everything! I do not believe in diets or fads. I think Weight Watcher's is a good and I know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. I also realize that we need to get our metabolism up in order to burn calories! Below is informati...
I do not know about you but I am getting very tired of the media not giving out good information regarding the market in my area! They paint a picture of buyers being able to get great deals on properties by making low offers! I have three buyers who think they can lowball on properties and actu...
Much has been said about NAR's recent mid-year meetings. The one thing I haven't seen is the change in the model rules for multiple listing services. Here is the change that NAR has made regarding short sales: In changes to the association's multiple listing issues and policies, new MLS model rul...
I just received an email stating that Comcast just signed and agreement to purchase Plaxo! Plaxo is the nation's leading provider of entertainment, information and communications products and services. Plaxo will remain an independent brand, organization and entity. For Existing users all will re...