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In April, 1997, there was a nationwide protest over high gas prices. People decided not to go to the pumps at certain times or days. As a result, gas prices dropped about 30 cents a gallon overnight.On May 15th, 2007, Internet users are asked to avoid the gas stations to pump gas for that day/nig...
05/08/2007
Nearly every day when I get home from work, my son lights up like a Christmas tree. He usually comes running with a great, big smile on his face. "Daddy, are you ready to play?", he says. I say to him, "give me a few minutes and let me change clothes". Usually, there are so many things to do afte...
05/08/2007
Have you ever noticed when someone has something bad or negative to say, people tend to listen. If you get the chance, watch your local morning news. OK, if you're not an early riser then watch the local evening news. Is it fun? Not usually. There is always something bad to report. But it's not j...
05/05/2007
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I'm not much into posting blogs that aren't valuable to others, but this was good and clean........An older couple were sitting on the couch watching TV one evening and the man had his arm around his wife's shoulder. He began rubbing her shoulder and she says, "that feels nice". The man then move...
05/04/2007
I am fortunate to be in one of the hottest real estate markets in the country - Raleigh/Durham, NC. With so many great places taking real estate and economic hits, our market has barely missed a beat. Forbes Magazine recently gave Raleigh, NC the top spot in the country as the "Best Places for Bu...
05/04/2007
Twice today, I have gone into nice homes with great layouts only to find that either the living room was too small or the master bedroom was not built to size. The first home had a nice sized kitchen with a small bar but there was really no place for the dining room table to sit. If you had a din...
05/03/2007
Today, in Raleigh, North Carolina and across the nation, we have the privilege to celebrate National Day of Prayer day. This is an annual event in which millions of Americans unite to pray for our country and leaders. Why should we participate in this event? Times are dark around this world and o...
05/03/2007
Have you ever had a seller that really wants you to list their home but you just can't seem to convince them what their home should be listed for? Most seasoned real estate agents/Realtors have had this dilemma at some point in their career. The comps tell the story all day long, but the seller j...
05/02/2007
I am a real estate agent working in the Raleigh, NC area and recently had a website created for me. I am interested in receiving honest feedback about the site (is it eye catching, too much info, not enough info, etc.). To me the site looked very nice but sometimes it helps to get feedback from o...
05/01/2007
Our real estate office has an agent meeting every Tuesday morning. After the meeting , we go and tour a few of the most recent listings. It is good to do this for a couple of reasons; (1) the agents that have their listing on tour get first hand exposure and feedback from other agents, (2) it cer...
04/30/2007
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