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 I grew up in a time of great role models, family dinner at 5pm and TV shows with happy endings.  Why do you think you were so sad watching Old Yella...? That's right we were accustomed to happy endings...  Today, TV is totally different, last night one episode:5 murders'Boyfriend in prison,Pregn...
04/25/2008
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 Can you imagine just a few short months ago that banks were asking congress for permission to get into the real estate business...?  Based on how well they are currently managing their own business, I have to thank God; once in a while our representatives get things right.   And, what do you thi...
04/16/2008
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 If you can find a "Vocation"  that is fun and rewarding, then "work" becomes an oxymoron...Living in Florida for the past 10 years, we enjoyed the real estate market almost always trending upward.  I would describe our career as mostly fun and rewarding.  Over the past 18 months, we have witness...
04/10/2008
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 If you can find a "Vocation"  that is fun and rewarding, then "work" becomes an oxymoron...Living in Florida for the past 10 years, we enjoyed the real estate market almost always trending upward.  I would describe our career as mostly fun and rewarding.  Over the past 18 months, we have witness...
04/10/2008
 Why does the prospect of qualifying a buyer sound so uncomfortable?  Over the past 5 years, our involvement with regards to qualifying has been discouraged by lenders because they had programs that were so diverse that only a mortgage professional should get involved... So looking back...that di...
04/02/2008
I still love Orlando... I can't imagine having to endure the challenging weather of the North and Midwest, as I did it for 36 years of my life...  With 260 days of sunshine combined with sharing our home with the #1 Mouse on the planet, Orlando is tops on my list.  Most original Orlando residents...
03/23/2008
What a great idea...a Pilot has flight simulators, golfers have golf simulators, and even the army has combat simulators... I think after you decide to start your Real Estate career you should be able to plug in your "Wii" and see how you can actually do... Maybe we would have more productivity, ...
03/18/2008
I borrowed this expression from one the excellent Real Living Brokers in North Carolina, Scott Hoyt.  It hit home to me...guilty as charged!  We occasionally avoid eating the "fat frog", so regardless of how successful you are, or think you are, we all lose focus on the most important pieces of o...
03/12/2008
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 I know everyone in the US of A and across the pond think of Orlando as this huge city... (Of course, the 50 million visitors stopping to visit the Mouse and Friends blows reality out of proportion.) Quite the contrary, Orlando's million-ish people implanted from around the world is very small......
03/07/2008
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I just asked a group of hard working agents... if I wanted you to sell a home or generate an offer today and have it accepted by this Friday, could you do it? Nobody raised their hands... What if I paid 1 million dollars to get this job done, how many could do it? Or how many would die trying... ...
03/04/2008
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