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For the past few days I've had a watchful eye on the Gulf of Mexico, wondering where Hurricane Ike would land. It now appears to be headed straight for Galveston, Texas, where my dad lives.As hurricanes go, Ike is a Category 2 right now (on a scale of 1 to 5), which could make it seem like a 'lit...
This isn't easy for me to confess... I've got a new addiction (in addition to lurking on AR). In the course of redesigning my website, I've discovered Wordpress and their Widgets. There are THOUSANDS of widgets and plugins, even many that are real estate specific (online mortgage calculator, anyo...
Update - home under contract in less than 10 days!!! The good ones go quickly!
First of all, I’m not one of ‘those’ people who are always scared of strangers. I like meeting new people, which is probably one of the reasons I enjoy real estate. That being said, if meeting you causes the hairs on the back of my head to stand up, we’re not likely to become best buds.Last Sunda...
This one was too good not to share... My parents were at a party. Someone mentioned they were thinking of selling their home. The hostess of the party has a daughter in real estate, so naturally the partygoer asked the hostess/mom for her daughter/agent’s contact information. What did the hostess...
Just a friendly piece of advice... Our local board recently warned us that there have been numerous reports lately of natural gas leaks inside vacant homes. They've encouraged all of us to use extreme caution when showing a vacant home. When you open the door, wait and smell the air before enteri...
Hi Folks! I read an interesting article yesterday that talked about ways real estate agents can diversify to make more money in this tough market. One suggestion was to become a licensed appraiser. This idea intrigues me - has anyone done this? I'm thinking that this would add great credibility w...