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Follow through is an important aspect of being a Realtor. For example, if we make appointments to view properties, it's important to show up. If anything comes up preventing the showing, call (don't e-mail) the listing office. The phone, even if you leave a message, is the surest, quickest way to...
Once again, I'm reminding those of you with vacant listings to visit them and be certain they are ready for the freeze we're about to experience in the south. Because this isn't our usual weather, it's possible to overlook winterizing. There is a neat little styrofoam cover that can be placed ove...
To all my friends in Active Rain, please pray for my cousin, Michael. Mike is 44 years old and suffers from Huntington's Disease. His family has been very active in raising money for HD through Charlotte's Run, a race in honor of their mother who died of the disease. On the Thursday before the Ne...
Those babies are the plants I've been growing on my porches and sundeck here in St. Augustine. We're expecting a freeze tonight, even those of us at the beach. Looking at the 5 day forecast, I see a warm-up tomorrow, but another chance for freezing temperatures on Wednesday and Thursday. Wrapping...
All the recommendations for that lucky New Year meal have me so utterly confused! I know almost everyone suggests pork... Okay, so I bought the pork loins. Now, I've grown up eating pork and kraut to ring in the new year, but down here in Florida, I've been told I need to eat black-eyed peas. The...
Has anyone heard of the children's book, Elf on the Shelf? It's a wonderful idea to keep those excited little ones a little calmer through the Christmas season. I bought it for my grandson last year, and this is what my daughter did with it each night... She read the story to Joey each night begi...
I'm sitting here Sunday night with tons of Christmas preparations facing me. It's raining outside, and I'm "Raining" instead of getting my work done. I find a certain draw to read and respond to blogs, to add a few of my own, and to just allow the evening to pass by. I must admit that I learn a l...
Soon the Burpee seed catalogues will arrive in my mailbox. Each year I read through those catalogues, remembering the days when I planted gardens and enjoyed home grown produce. Now, I'm living in a condo with only container plants. Maybe this year I'll try a different kind of garden. First I YAM...
With temperatures nosediving in Florida, and around the country, don't forget to check on your vacant listings. A week or so ago, we were in the 80s here, and tonight we're expecting a low of 23. If listings are vacant, they may still be set on "cooling." I entered one vacant listing today, and i...
Beautiful, breathtaking St. Augustine> If you get the opportunity, come on down during this lovely season of lights. It's a marvelous place to celebrate the Christmas Season. Merry Christmas to everyone.