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Real Estate Agent - John Aaroe Group - CalBRE 01274989
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Cop Punches Girl In The Face: Here's My Opinion - What's Yours? When I saw this video posted I was immediately outraged. Outraged that the girl got punched in the face?  NO! Outraged that this group of youths obviously have ABSOLUTELY NO RESPECT for the local authority. Do not even go into the ra...
07/18/2010
Open Houses: What are the real reasons we hold them? I thought I'd bring this subject up because it is debated much by real estate agents. The most obvious reason for holding an open house is for the seller's sake,  to get the home sold, right? Or is it? Other agents state that open houses don't ...
07/18/2010
Do you consider other agents in your area "competition" or "peers"? I see very often where agents consider other agents in their area to be "competition". I just don't see how that can be a good thing.  Even in a down market, there's still plenty of business to be had by all. And now that we've l...
07/18/2010
I'm officially a fan of Costco! Love it! I went with a friend today to costco and bought some items while I was there. I had NO idea the variety of items you can buy at Costco. Some great home and garden items, furniture, electronics, I even bought a pair of movie tickets for $7.50 each. I think ...
07/17/2010
Next time you see someone disciplining their dog, never assume anything..... I have two small dogs.  One Italian Greyhound / Chihuahua mix, and one pure Italian Greyhound. The mix came from an animal shelter, and he was our first dog. The second we got a year or so later, and we purchased him as ...
07/17/2010
Oy Vey.....3 lost sales due to my lack of persistence with my database........ I've been so busy with short sales that my regular communication with my database of clients has suffered and it's been about 4-5 months since my last bulk email to everyone. But this time I wanted to try something dif...
07/17/2010
Some very valuable tips on preventative measures against Identity Theft 1. Do not sign the back of your credit cards . Instead, put ' PHOTO ID REQUIRED .' 2. When you are writing checks to pay on your credit card accounts, DO NOT put the complete account number on the 'For' line. Instead, just pu...
07/17/2010
So I just found out that as of June 1st, it is MANDATORY to use a Supra Box for all MLS's in our area For those of you who read my post from last week:  I'm not digging using any combo boxes on my listings these days - How many of you do NOT use Supra Boxes? It was regarding the fact that it was ...
07/17/2010
How often do you get asked about "The Big Flood of Foreclosures" coming?? I get asked this question all the time.  And I've been asked that question for the last few years. And my answer is the same - It's not practical for ANY entity to have a flood of anything due to the laws of supply and dema...
07/17/2010
How many of you have part-time help? I am very excited because I finally have a part-time assistant starting on Thursday. I've been so burnt out lately trying to keep up with everything that it had started effecting my energy levels. Anyway, her name is Lea and she seems great, and very resourcef...
07/17/2010
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