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Our goal is to provide entertaining information which agents can use and which both buyers and sellers will find useful. Sometimes we'll provide crazy stories from our years of practice.

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2011 

Things used to be different in this country. I know that I'm dating myself by referring to the past in this way and at least some readers will think that I'm just not realistic. Nevertheless, things were different in the not-so-remote past. Take for example, the following list: If a man cuts his ...
11/29/2011
I was reading a financial newsletter the other day and I happened on a column by one of the editorial staff which was based on the idea that the internet has started to impact the financial market in a long-anticipated manner. There are over 361 million users worldwide and the United States is ho...
11/21/2011
You'd think with all of the practice people get, they'd be better at sleeping. When you consider that most of us sleep between 6-8 hours every day, that adds up to a lot of years of practice, especially when you get to be my age. Children don't seem to have any difficulty with sleeping, although ...
11/20/2011
Have you ever heard or used the expression, "Money isn't everything?" That's something that a real estate agent might say when he fails to get a listing or perhaps when he is talking about someone who is more successful at earning money. It's a statement used to disparage the more successful pers...
11/19/2011
Unless you've been sleeping, you're probably familiar with the movie genre which deals with zombie attacks.  The movies usually start the same way.  Some kind of plague is reported and people are dropping like flies.  The hero is possibly in a coma in the hospital and when he (or she) regains con...
11/18/2011
When our son was 10, we found out that the local YMCA was offering TaeKwonDo. I asked him if he'd like to learn the discipline and he replied, "Only if you sign up too." So, having spent nearly 10 years studying the Korean way of hand and foot, I feel as if I'm slightly qualified to talk about it...
11/17/2011
I'd like to give you a warning about my post today.  I'm going to address our national "laziness" in some rather harsh terms which you might find offensive.  If you're easily offended, I'm sorry, but you do have the right not to read this; just click off this post.  In my world, you don't have th...
11/16/2011
It's funny how experiences that you have in life prepare you for problems you encounter later.  Actually, it's a good thing, because if we didn't learn anything from experience, we probably wouldn't survive very long.  We've been watching the DIY channel again and remarking on the general willing...
11/15/2011
Stress isn't good for your health.  We all know that, but we rarely make any changes in our lives to alleviate the stress which we're suffering.  In fact, we often deliberately choose stressful careers for a variety of reasons.  For example, if every Realtor I've ever talked to can be believed,  ...
11/14/2011
It's been said that a computer lets you make more mistakes faster than any invention in human history - with the possible exception of the combination of handguns with tequila.  It's true that computers make very accurate mistakes very quickly.  Having had a previous consulting career which invol...
11/13/2011
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