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Dan's observations and musings from over 35 years of real estate sales in Decatur, Georgia.
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I got my real estate license in 1975. My broker had a set of motivational tapes by Earl Nightingale that I listened to. They were old even then. He had a quote on one of the tapes that comes to mind just about weekly with me. "There's no cause for celebration just because the hole is in the other...
06/11/2010
Some good technology advice from Michelle Gardner, enjoy....Chasing the technology bullet train is something we all must do, but I for one very rarely ever buy the first of anything with a microchip in it because version 1.0 will either be trashed or upgraded.  With this strategy I have avoided a...
06/11/2010
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Let me just go ahead and apologize right off the bat to those I am going to offend by this post, but if the shoe fits, I'm talking to you. One of my favorite quick breakfast stops in Tucker, GA is a place called Panera Bread Company. They have excellent bagels, breads, & pastries in addition to a...
06/10/2010
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A good laugh here from Ed Macias, enjoy...A client bought a new home and the broker wanted to send flowers for the occasion.They arrived at the home and the owner read the card; it said "Rest in Peace". The owner was angry and called the florist to complain. After he had told the florist of the o...
06/09/2010
Glad I'm not the only one who has issues with this. Great post by Nathan Tutas, enjoy....This is the face I make every time I have to tell a home buyer that the home they just saw listed on Realtor.com is actually unavailable. "Yes, Mr. Ineedahome, I understand that it is still listed as active i...
06/09/2010
   Or maybe you do know him. Jack Daniel, that is. Whether you drink whiskey or not, you have to appreciate his story. It is quite an amazing American success story. My wife and I recently had the opportunity to visit the historic little town of Lynchburg, Tennessee, where Jack Daniel's distiller...
06/08/2010
I had to take my wife downtown today to drop her off at my daughters place of work. The two of them have a little excursion this afternoon. Since we're in the neighborhood we decide to eat lunch at The Varsity. We felt we may be running a little low on our grease quotient. I don't use that in a d...
06/08/2010
A very informative post here from Tim and Julie Harris of Las Vegas....enjoy.Harris Real Estate University Students…and future students….read this internal Fannie Mae memo NOW. Bottom line, Fannie Mae is checking on you and how you are treating their listings. Assume that you will lose your REO l...
06/08/2010
Everyone should be proactive on this. It is not specific to any one area. Great post from Janis Trent....Thank you to all of the citizens that report vandalizm in vacant homes.  The last several listings we had, we vandalized.  People shoud be held accountable for their actions.  The most recent ...
06/08/2010
Back when we started our family, my wife and I committed to sharing responsibilities, with the kids, household chores, meals, and; actually, now that I think about it, she just laid down the ground rules pretty early on. One of the things we both felt was important was to spend time as a family b...
06/07/2010
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Dan's observations and musings from over 35 years of real estate sales in Decatur, Georgia.