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Real Estate Broker/Owner - Riverbend Realty, Cape Girardeau, MO - 2004008944
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RECENT BLOG POSTS
  But each time I did it, I had to be pushed off of the cliff! Probably the biggest vocational leap I ever made was leaving teaching during my 21st year. I didn't really plan it far ahead of time, but I did have a moment of epiphany in the principal's office, the culmination of a series of epipha...
09/02/2013
In despair, I almost let the phone roll to voicemail   Owners of three of my listings phoned me one day after I had a heart attack in late June. The first two asked how I was doing and then quickly segued into how my health might affect the marketing of their houses. I assured them both that I ha...
08/05/2013
NEW AGENT: "My friends just bought a house using another agent then texted me the good news. I showed them about a dozen houses! I've been in real estate for nearly two years, and I still haven't sold a house. I'm about to quit..." It's time for the truth, New Agent. I am pretty sure that your fr...
08/04/2013
I am forcing myself to just stay on cruise control for a few days. Yesterday's angiogram confirmed what we already knew, that I had a heart attack recently. The angiogram showed that this heart attack was caused by failure of one of my eight-month-old grafts. The damage was already done to my he...
06/22/2013
I have a "clear to close" from the HUD title company. Now what?   Congratulations! Now, you actually schedule the closing. HUD's title company REQUIRES at least six business days between scheduling and the actual close date. That is not negotiable (though it may vary a little from one HUD closer ...
06/12/2013
Why don't foreclosures have disclosures?  The typical REO owner does not disclose anything, because doing so might infer that they know and have disclosed everything. Of course, they do not and cannot know everything about a house which they have not inhabited. Any agent who shows an REO property...
05/05/2013
 With every beat of my heart I was "The Patient" exhibit at a cardiology symposium this weekend, sponsored by SoutheastHealth. Believe me, I know what a gift my heartbeat is. Listening to the various speakers, I learned that I should always have been considered at HIGH risk for heart disease. Are...
04/30/2013
  Did you ever wonder how to type a special character?  You could memorize special keyboard combinations (hold down ALT and type 0174 on the numeric keypad, for instance to see ®), or you could locate the symbol on the Character Map and copy and paste the character.   These  extra characters are ...
04/23/2013
Cholesterol, out of normal range, triglycerides, kill...words you might not want to hear from your doctor.  But they are words I heard from the cardiologist today, just over six months since quadruple bypass surgery. Before you add me to your prayer list, though, there's more to the story. It was...
04/18/2013
For two months now, I've been thinking of Dr. Stacey-Ann Baugh, and her GET HEALTHY challenge. It fit right into what I needed to do as I continue to make the lifestyle changes that will, literally, lengthen my life. My goal in the challenge was to continue to keep up an exercise regime after I g...
03/31/2013
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Liz Lockhart

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