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Real Estate Agent - Coldwell Banker Burnet
On Tuesday everyone at my brokerage was treated to a presentation by real estate agent and speaker, Terry Watson.  Our home warranty company, American Home Shield, sponsored the event (thank you!!).  Terry was FABULOUS.  He had people laughing, thinking, and most importantly - evaluating what the...
I've always used color in any just listed, just sold and expired mailings that I've done, but I'm wondering if any of you are getting response from using black and white print instead?  In an effort to make my pieces stand out in the mail, I'm thinking about going to black and white because every...
The new I35W Bridge in Minneapolis, MN opened just a few weeks ago, on September 18th, after the collapse of the previous bridge last year.  I drove over it the first day it was opened (see photo), and I've driven over it several times since. Several of my friends have asked what it was like (one...
Hi.  I recently got a call from a company called Cut Co. which sells knives engraved with your info as a closing gift.  I'm planning on having them in for a weekly business meeting.  Is anyone using their services?  If so - what has your experience been with them and do you think the closing gift...
Does anyone have advice on how to get rid of moles from a property?  I've found a few humane suggestions, including garlic pellets and spreading lime.  If you have any advice/experience on this subject, I would greatly appreciate hearing from you!  Thanks!
I sold a home about a year ago and for the second spring my clients are getting water into their heating system which is run underground.  It seems that the heating is below the drain tile.  I've talked with one agent who has run into a similar issue.  If you have come across this before and have...
2819 Spy Glass Drive, Chaska - $269,900This gorgeous town home is located on the Chaska Town Course!  Imagine, golf course living for just $269,900!  Chaska was recently voted the 8th best place in the United States to live by Money Magazine.  With the opening of a new highway, Chaska is easy to ...
Personal correspondence, in the form a hand written note, is in danger of going extinct!  Do as my office is doing and help save the art of hand written letters from becoming lost forever!  How?  It is easy: everyday pull out your list of contacts and write five notes.  That is - take a piece of ...
Christmastime is insane, isn't it?  Half the time, we're so busy running around and worrying about insignificant things (like, do I have enough gifts, have I found something for everyone, etc.) that we forget to relax and really have spirit.  What I mean by spirit is this: time and inclination to...
I have info from a couple of years ago from different lenders on how consumers can improve their credit scores.  With scores becoming increasingly more important, and because they are being used in so many different ways, I'm wondering if there is new advice for our clients on how to get scores u...

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