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I was driving back from a meeting a few weeks ago when I received a call with that dreaded LA area code. Usually, I don't pick up because I know what it will be: someone who wants to sell me SEO services. This time, though, I was doing some research on SEO and keyword providers so I picked up. Th...
06/21/2011
Several months back, I took on a client that wanted to buy a new home but walk away from her old one. Sadly, this is not uncommon in these times but as I relayed to her, a foreclosure would result and might not be her best option nor would she be able to buy a new property unless the ownership of...
06/19/2011
After much deliberation and consultation with my elder cats, Odo and Lucylou, a new whirlwind has entered my home. Her name is Cocoa Brown, which is an amalgamation of Cocoa Chanel, for the cunningly streaked, blended and fashion forward fur colors and Jackie Brown, the Quentin Tarantino film wit...
08/15/2007
A regular part of my initial consultation is my buyer orientation. We talk about their needs and expectations, the state of the market, what I can and can't do for them, etc. This is one of the most important services I offer to my clients. If they come in for buyer orientation, my odds of gettin...
08/02/2007
Listing agents are having a rougher time moving listings this year and sometimes, it's not just the price, it's the circumstances of showing and the aftermath. Let's talk about feedback, which is probably more important this year in the aftermath of extended market times. Make it as easy as possi...
08/01/2007
I'm sure that many agents have stories about awkward times when out with buyers because, no matter how careful you are, somebody in the house you're planning to show occasionally does not get the message that you are going out there. One of my oddest was the teenager who never woke up. My client ...
07/31/2007
I was just checking into my favorite real estate blog because a friend recently emailed asking where I went and noticed I have neither posted nor commented in 3 MONTHS! That, in the blogging universe, is an eternity and I noticed my stats have dropped (not surprisingly as others have continued ke...
06/07/2007
The Alpaca Association of Western Washington is celebrating its 9th year of Alpacapalooza, described in its press release as "Three Days of Peace, Love, and Livestock" which will be held in the Western Washington Fairgrounds in Puyallup, Washington, this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, March 30-Apr...
03/29/2007
To All of My Fellow Animal-Friendly Associates and Friends:I've had this bookmarked on my computer for a long time now. If you can remember to click on it, you can, with the assistance of the sponsors, provide food for homeless pets around the country at the Animal Rescue Site.http://www.theanima...
03/28/2007
Here are some situations occur that got me thinking about additional ways small business practitioners  need to protect their data, based upon personal experiences.Several years back, I received a solicitation call from a guy that assisted on a home inspection performed by my home inspector. He h...
03/26/2007
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