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I was having a conversation with a friend the other night lamenting the ever increasing prices of groceries. As we delved into the various steps we had been taking to save a few pennies here and there we got onto the topic of the latest trend of "Going Green." We both have been a little more vigi...
07/29/2008
Was that a collective groan I heard? Do you remember a few short months ago when you wondered what you were going to do all summer? The end is near... Lake County Florida School is back in session August 18, 2008. It is time to go hunting for those incredible deals on school supplies.  This is my...
07/29/2008
As I was setting appointments to show homes the other day I had to leave messages on several agents' voicemails. No big deal as most returned my call within 30 minutes and got the appointment set. However one agent didn't return my phone call. Normally I would have persistently called him back un...
07/29/2008
Sounds like the start of a really bad joke doesn't it? I've had a great time on Active Rain. I have learned so much about every aspect of the real estate business and made some pretty cool friends in the process. So far, Active Rain has been my secret. I wanted to hone my skills before I let my a...
07/29/2008
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It seems like an eternity ago I put off writing and commenting on Active Rain.  I found myself spending a lot of time here and as luck would have it I ended up taking on some new clients and a couple other obligations. Something had to give. I've checked in regularly and have been reading others'...
07/28/2008
Short sale specialists, please chime in and tell me I am seeing this in the wrong light! A little background; I have buyers who have been seriously looking for about three weeks. Along the way they told me about a home that they had inquired about before they worked with me. That seller was negot...
06/21/2008
My clients and I were out touring homes when we passed a house in a new home community. They said they had inquired about it early on in their search before they contacted me. They loved the model and wish they could have made an offer. It was a short sale and listed well below our top price at $...
06/20/2008
I am not fond of touring a home when a Seller is present. I think it is a pretty awkward situation all around. However sometimes there isn't an option and I accept that. This was the case the other day. I was touring homes with my clients and we came to a house where the sellers were home. Now th...
06/20/2008
I have always been an advocate of previewing properties prior to having my clients tour them. However I believe I am going to stop this practice. (And it has nothing to do with gas prices!) Let me explain why... Three times over the past year I have worked with buyers who were very specific in th...
06/19/2008
Today I want to share someone who doesn't always get the recognition he deserves. Here is to Dr. Beau (Delaporte) our family veterinarian. When I moved to Eustis about ten years ago I had three cats; Abigail                                Paisley                                                  a...
06/13/2008
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