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Real Estate Agent - Retired
Life & Real Estate in and Around Athens Ga.
RECENT BLOG POSTS
  Lenn makes some great points. Too many agents act like shills for those shows on HGTV without providing all of the options and ramifications. A home needs to be priced for the conditions, the better the condition, the better the price. We need to educate sellers and in such a way that they will...
12/29/2010
When the Obamacare legislation was drafted, Gov. Sarah Palin wrote about "death panels". This was in relation to then sec. 1233 of the proposed law, as well as N.I.C.E., which, in effect, is the U.K.'s death panel and some of their policies which could be implemented under the new law. Well, this...
12/27/2010
"'And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring yo...
12/25/2010
Some of you may be familiar with Greg Gutfeld. For those that aren't, Greg has a "talk show", if by talk show you mean a show where a bunch of opinionated people offer sometimes bizarre, sometimes pithy, and sometimes "WTF" discussion about events of the day, political and not. It comes on M-F at...
12/23/2010
The other day, Jon Zolsky wrote a post entitled Hit & Run on AR. It was thought provoking and received a lot of supportive comments. Please go ahead and read it yourself. But to summarize (because some of you won't) Jon is basically making a case for reducing points for hit and run commentors, th...
12/21/2010
Like many of you, I have been doing some online purchasing of gifts for my family this Christmas season. Some sites have been a delight and very simple to use. Others, which should know better have been unnecessarily complex and frustrating. For instance, I ordered a high chair from Babies R Us (...
12/21/2010
Looking for a movie to watch the other evening my wife and I selected The Men Who Stare at Goats. It is the movie adaptation (not so faithfully adapted) of a book by the same name by author Jon Ronson. It is a comedic version of the U.S. Army's attempts at using new age techniques to fight the Co...
12/10/2010
Continuing with my participation in the 31 Days of December Challenge - on day 8, attended a business systems class tought by our operating partner (OP). He shared with us several of the time saving systems that he developed while he was selling. One of the great features of each of these systems...
12/09/2010
Ok, the first week is done and I am still doing the challenge. On day 6, Monday, I attended a 4 hour business planning class, MREA: Business Planning Clinic. On day 7 I worked on the business plan using the information acquired during the class, which included working on 3 of 4 business models di...
12/08/2010
In the first full 7 days of this month the FCC appears to be looking to control the dissemination of information in the United States, whether it be broadcast or internet. First, FCC Chairman Genachowski announced new internet regulations would be presented on Dec. 21 this year. The proposals hav...
12/07/2010
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