Williams, AZ Real Estate News

By Carra Riley & Declan Kenyon, Helping people Transition at all ages!
(Brokers Guild Cherry Creek Ltd)
Activerain Agents Hanging Out For Veterans  Be part of history at activerain and come take part in this google+ hangout on air with real estate agents from all over the country discussing their market conditions and Veterans in today's real estate market.   Where:  Google+ Hangout On Air Watch the Veterans United stream for the on air post or go directly to the Veterans United youtube channel. When: Thursday, November 8, at 4:00 p.m. CST Who:  Sarah Hill,  an Emmy award winning Hangout Host, Video Storyteller and Social Media Strategist for the Veterans  United Network will be broadcasting for the Veterans United channel. Sarah was the first journalist to use a G+ Hanogut on TV.  Sarah consults with broadcasters and businesses on how to use Google Plus Hangouts to connect with customers...
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By Carra Riley & Declan Kenyon, Helping people Transition at all ages!
(Brokers Guild Cherry Creek Ltd)
Celebrate Being An American as we rebuild after hurricane Sandy and the election!   In the famous words of JFK  "....ask not what your country can do for you: ask what you can do for your country"  We all have an important part to play and we have to decide what it is we can do to help with rebuilding our economy and the disaster after hurricane Sandy. What can we do to  "Give America A Hand"?                           Deejay Johnson, one of my grade school girlfriends from Broomfiled, Colorado has written this song of inspiration, "Give America A Hand" to celebrate being an American after being on a plane on 9-11.  Can you image what must have been going through the thoughts of thousands of people in the air on the infamous day of attack on our country!  Deejay Johnson has taken that e...
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By Carra Riley & Declan Kenyon, Helping people Transition at all ages!
(Brokers Guild Cherry Creek Ltd)
Sandy, Rebuilding, Politics & Behavior Modification!  How do all the dots connect?  Is there a message? What can we do?                              Hurricane Sandy has just devastated the east coast like no other storm in our recent history! To rebuild the ruble is going to take billions of dollars and human beings helping one another like never before.  Simos Xenakis has captured some amazing shots "After Sandy." Could this be a sign of how we need to pull together to get our nation from under the "turmoil" it is experiencing.  Will the storm be over after November 6, 2012 or will it be SSDD ~ that is "Same Stuff Different Day." How will we connect the dots? Sandy was a flashing light, like a beacon on the shore for ships at sea. I  have been thinking about this post since mid October...
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By Carra Riley & Declan Kenyon, Helping people Transition at all ages!
(Brokers Guild Cherry Creek Ltd)
Google+ Hangout On Air:  Share Your Community Has your head been spinning about learning all the tools available at Google+? Have you been wanting to learn about Hangouts On Air and how they might help you share information about your community? Have you been wondering how to increase your circles on Google+? The learning curve is a huge elephant to eat and like they say... take it one "byte" at a time. You don't get to Carnegie Hall if you don't PRACTICE so let's start together! Come to a Google+ Hangout On Air this coming Thursday, October 25, 2012 9:00 a.m. PDT and watch as I interview and showcase a glass sculptor, Bernard Katz of Benard Katz Glass  from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania  and share his beautiful work. The show will be live streaming on Google+ as well as Youtube.  The even...
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By Carra Riley & Declan Kenyon, Helping people Transition at all ages!
(Brokers Guild Cherry Creek Ltd)
International Peace Day 2012: What will You Do For Peace Day?                     is peace something that resonates with you and your being? is there anything you can do to bring peace to the world? Yes, there is!  Peace starts at home Peace starts within ourselves Peace is being kind to our family and neighbors Peace is an inner quality that you control with your reactions to any given situation  Think about peace for 5 minutes.. nothing else Do something nice for a stranger Help an elderly person Refrain from getting angry for JUST ONE DAY! Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi  said:  Be the change you want to see in the world!  Let's unite and "Be the Peace we want to see in the world!"  We will never have global peace if can't live it at home. September 21, 2012 is International Peace Day.  Y...
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By Carra Riley & Declan Kenyon, Helping people Transition at all ages!
(Brokers Guild Cherry Creek Ltd)
Become Part Of History This Saturday June 30, 2012. Join in one of the world's first GLOBAL social media "meet-ups" with photographers from all over the world.  Everyone is welcome to join the  Google+ One Year Anniversary Photowalk  all photography skill levels embraced with kindness and a willingness to share knowledge and talent.  Come join the group in your city or there is still time to create your own group an be part of this history making social media event with Google+.    Places include: Singapore, Denver, Switzerland, Phoenix, London, several places in LA, Hong Kong and Dubai (oh yes, Dubai photo walk is on my bucket list)   Check out the Dubai listing they are meeting at the world's tallest building! Someday I WILL do a photowalk in Dubai and after this event I will know pho...
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By Carra Riley & Declan Kenyon, Helping people Transition at all ages!
(Brokers Guild Cherry Creek Ltd)
Inspect What You Expect! Zig Ziglar used this comment at  a motivational seminar I attended over 29 years ago and I still apply it to many aspects of life.  He was talking about children and how parents must inspect where they children are when they say they are going somewhere just to keep them accountable.  So if you expect your kids to be somewhere check it out and make sure it is the way they said it was going to be. Taking the concept "Inspect what you expect" and apply it to the biggest investment most people make in life with either buying or selling a home for protection. Here are two simple rules for buyers and sellers to remember when involved in a real estate transaction: Buyers:  ALWAYS obtain an inspection before completing the purchase if a home. Sellers:  Prepare for your...
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By Carra Riley & Declan Kenyon, Helping people Transition at all ages!
(Brokers Guild Cherry Creek Ltd)
Global Connections In Inda Connecting The SEO Dots with Aaliya Jain Thursday, April 26, 2012 9:00 a.m. PDT listen to Cosmic Cow Pie blogtalkradio online join us in the chat room or call in  (347) 994-1903 How do you feel when you call for tech support and you have a hard time understanding the person. Do you shut down or do you think about the other person on the end of the phone as a human being who has a family, goes on picnics, celebrates holidays and helps people who are having technical support issues?  Cosmic Cow Pie…Connecting The Dots Around The World  is all about helping people understand one another and create balance in their lives by walking in the other persons shoes to try and create compassion and respect for the way people think, reaon and express themselves.   Meet Aal...
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By Carra Riley & Declan Kenyon, Helping people Transition at all ages!
(Brokers Guild Cherry Creek Ltd)
Looking To Connect Globally With Your Local Market? Meet Johan Horak from Simonstown, South Africa.  Simonstown is located about 45 minutes outside of Cape Town, South Africa and is where his wife manages over 300 vacation rental properties and he is connecting their part of the world with social media daily.                         Thursday, April 19, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. MST join us on the Cosmic Cow Pie blogtalkradio show and find out how Johan is connecting daily with people from around the globe on Google+.  Set a reminder here to join us online, ask questions in the chat room, call in during the show 347-994-1903 or post anything you would like discussed in the comments for discussion on the live show, Thursday Johan's story is very interesting and will touch the heart of anyone list...
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By Carra Riley & Declan Kenyon, Helping people Transition at all ages!
(Brokers Guild Cherry Creek Ltd)
The Hunger Games and Real Estate The Hunger Games is a box office phenomenon raking in more than three hundred-sixty million dollars and the numbers are still rising.  The only reason my husband and I went to see this movie came down to the fact we did not want to see any of the other 10 choices playing at our local theater.   As a vintage player in this 21 century world, small business and real estate consultant, I initially heard about The Hunger Games as a mention in broadcasting at the 2012 Academy Awards. By the name I did not think it was something I would like to see.  I must have been under a rock in the YA  (Young Adult) world since the book series started in 2008 by best selling author, Suzanne Collins.  The Hunger Games book trilogy includes "The Hunger Games, Catching Fire (...
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By Carra Riley & Declan Kenyon, Helping people Transition at all ages!
(Brokers Guild Cherry Creek Ltd)
Connecting With The Hunger Game Reading the book before the movie is a mantra that many people subscribe to.   Fortunately, I went to see The Hunger Games with absolutely no preconceived ideas of the plot, the characters or the message of the film and was delighted with my movie going experience as I had no expectations. The connection was amazing and I hope you will try and see the movie soon and talk about it's deeper meaning.  Ponder what "games" might be going on between buyers, sellers and real estate agents.  Basically, in life what games are being played in your individual experience and how do you survive? The Hunger Games is a box office phenomenon raking in more than three hundred-sixty million dollars and the numbers are still rising.  The only reason my husband and I went to...
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By Harry F. D'Elia III, Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR
(RentVest)
WILLIAMS, ARIZONA YESTERDAY, TODAY AND TOMORROW My family explored the Grand Canyon this weekend. We had a blast and created long lasting memories for all of us to enjoy. We decided to visit Williams, Arizona on the way home to Phoenix, Arizona. Here is a classic picture of a horse driven buggy compared to a modern vehicle. This famous road is US 66 route that seems that this city has preserved its history and majestic theme of it. There were many shops and restaurants that were on this main road. It is nice at times to visit other places other than big cities. I grew up in a small city where everyone knew everyone including personal business. Small towns operate based on relationships. I met severl small store owners who are raising a family and trying to make it in America. I salute t...
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By Harry F. D'Elia III, Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR
(RentVest)
BEST PIZZA IN WILLIAMS, ARIZONA PIZZA FACTORY RESTAURANT It is Spring Break for the kids at school here in Phoenix, Arizona. So, the family decided to visit Flagstaff, Arizona for some fun in the snow. We spent four glorious days having fun in the snow. We went sledding to snowball fights with the entire family. The last day of our trip we decided to visit the Grand Canyon. It was the first time for both of our children to view the Grand Canyon. We had a blast that day. We left the Grand Canyon at approximately 2:30PM in the afternoon. We were hungry. We decided to travel to Williams, Arizona to have pizza. We are so fortunate to have smart phones. I was able to locate to pizza restaurants located in Williams, Arizona Pizza Hut Pizza Factory on US 66 We picked the Pizza Factory located ...
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By Carra Riley & Declan Kenyon, Helping people Transition at all ages!
(Brokers Guild Cherry Creek Ltd)
Danger Will Robinson! Think Before You Pin! Pinterest Safe Pinning rules can help you from making BIG mistakes with copyright violations. So many social media sites and so little time! Learning yet another social media platform is almost too much for anyone today.  It seems like we just get comfortable with how things run on facebook, twitter or Google+ and they change the format along the rules so it's like a never ending journey of new information. I am sorry to say this is the norm and in the 21st century as the Cosmic Shift Happens™ this is just the way things are going to run, constant change.  We are living in a beta test world and the destination is yet to be determine so strap in, learn the rules, buckle up and hang on.  Read this post on how 11 huge brands are using Pinterest. ...
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By Carra Riley & Declan Kenyon, Helping people Transition at all ages!
(Brokers Guild Cherry Creek Ltd)
Connecting The Mortgage Dots is something that all buyers and sellers need to do in a real estate transaction. If you are selling a home, you need to know how the mortgage process works and how you fit into the plan.  Appraisals and inspections are something that is part of almost every transaction and you need to be prepared for the journey ahead if you are in the market to sell. If you are a looking to buy a home, you need to know where to start and how the dots all connect to get to closing.  Guaranteed there will be many cow pies you need to navigate to get to complete your transaction. Gene Mundt, Senior VP with Chicago Bancorp will be my guest on blogtalkradio Thursday, February 23, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. Mountain Time. Call in at (347) 994-1903 or set a reminder to listen on your comp...
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By Carra Riley & Declan Kenyon, Helping people Transition at all ages!
(Brokers Guild Cherry Creek Ltd)
Do you have a HOT list? 2012 is going to boil with business and a HOT list will fuel the steam engine that needs to get to 212 to move. It's all a function of having the right tools to run the machine.                                              This is the 4th Tip in a 30 day program of sharing ideas to help develop new strategies and habits to stay on track. Each day there will be a post with one idea that might help with creating balance and reducing stress! Creating your HOT list. Do you have a sphere of influence list which should include: name address cell phone home phone e-mail social media links website The sphere of influence list should be a list of everyone that you know including teachers, club members, doctors, dentists, house keepers, lenders, service providers etc. Some...
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By Carra Riley & Declan Kenyon, Helping people Transition at all ages!
(Brokers Guild Cherry Creek Ltd)
New Year, New Day, New Thoughts                                2011 was the best of times and the worst of times for my family and me.  We took a trip around the world for the best of times checking off many countries on our Goddard list (aka bucket list). A near death experience with a young family member made it the worst of times. I won't go into the details at this point but in my 58 years I never had family issues that I could not put aside to do my work and be productive. This was a hard feeling to overcome and set back some productivity.  The positive outcome from this "worst of times"  2011 experience gave me real empathy for the physical emotion which accompanies personal life issues.  I am so grateful this is a new day, a new year and I can implement new thoughts and share wit...
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By Carra Riley & Declan Kenyon, Helping people Transition at all ages!
(Brokers Guild Cherry Creek Ltd)
Paying It Forward To Seniors. This time of year is the perfect time to start new behavior and pay it forward in some small way every single day! We hear a lot about children and how we can help which is a wonderful and very important activity.  Let's add our seniors to that list of people who would really appreciate some special treatment. A holiday or New Years dinner, some cookies, a bouquet of flowers... something sweet to tell them they are important and valued. It is my understanding from a long time ago, Tony Robbins tape that Shaquel O'Neil and his dad asked 3 questions every day which my family and I have enjoyed subscribing to. The three questions they asked daily, were: 1.  Who were you nice to today? 2.  What did I learn today? 3.  How was I better to day than yesterday? A gr...
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By Carra Riley & Declan Kenyon, Helping people Transition at all ages!
(Brokers Guild Cherry Creek Ltd)
Thank you Lexus for showing us the way! It has been said: "people remember how you make them feel and not what you say."  No matter what sales or service industry you are in, lessons can be learned from the way Lexus treats it's clients.  Leading by example the Stevinson Lexus group in Frederick, Colorado is setting the bar in customer satisfaction.  The opening of their new store made me sit up and take notice of how important every single detail is creating the feeling that lasts and generates raving fans! Making a long story short, our car ownership evolved from the Mercedes family to Lincolns, to the Lexus group over 32 years in real estate and small business consulting.  The Lexus story begins with a friend of mine from my life guard days in Thornton, Colorado when I was 16 years o...
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By Carra Riley & Declan Kenyon, Helping people Transition at all ages!
(Brokers Guild Cherry Creek Ltd)
5 Favorite Take Aways from the National Association of Realtors 2011 Convention in Anaheim, California including tips from Michael Eisner and Jack Canfield. Just returned from the NAR 2011 Convention with some great information. 2012 is less than 45 days away. The five best practice concepts might be a jump start on business or personal plan ideas. The Anaheim Convention Center is located on the outskirts of Disneyland Over 20,000 members of the National Association of Realtors and service providers came together to learn and share with one another in this ever changing new world.    Take Away 1.    Stay in budget: from Michael Eisner. One cannot think of Disney and not think of the name Michael Eisner.  His accomplishments speak for themselves and his ability to lead a team to success....
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