Carla Muss-Jacobs, RETIRED

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2014 

Happy Halloween . . . You're Invited: A Night at the Opera Danse Macabre When reading Kimo Stowell's post Welcome to the Haunted Masquerade and Costume Ball in the Rain today, I was reminded of this Danse Macabre short video and wanted to share on this Happy Halloween October 31st. Moral of the s...
10/31/2014
". . . And Me in My Underwear With 3 Women"  How NOT to Conduct Business Talk about being caught with one pant's down . . . I have just concluded a rather "brief" business meeting.   Perhaps, and quite possibly, the shortest meeting I have every conducted, bar none.  Under 5 minutes. Summing it u...
10/28/2014
  My Son, Carlson, went fishing the other day down in the Marina Del Rey area of the Pacific Ocean.  The early bird might get the worm, but the early fisherman, who baits the worm properly, will catch the fish . . . or something to that affect. Anyway, he caught this glorious sonrise sunrise whe...
10/26/2014
Portland Listing Agents and VRBO's (Vacation Rentals By Owner) In a world with the dirty "I" word . . . INFLATION . . . rearing it's ugly head, we are all prone to the high prices of daily essentials.  I totally understand owners of real estate trying to be creative. With Portland, OR being a tra...
10/25/2014
My colleague, Tammy Lankford, is the Broker/Owner of Lane Realty, which is located in Eatonton, GA.   Of course, when you're looking for a Buyers Agent in the Portland Metro real estate market, you'd call me . . . not her . . . but her advice is spot on for ANY area!   #1 is no lie!  I have witne...
10/22/2014
The Customer is Always Right . . . Except at Cricket In business there is a Cardinal Rule:   The Customer if Always Right I don't think the service reps at the "New" Cricket get it. I'm about ONE HOUR. into what should be the easiest thing to do . . . PAY THE BILL!   I expect it will take another...
10/13/2014
Taking a Hint From the Spider This is one of those "reflective" posts  . . . and it goes something like this: My son lives approximately 900 miles away.  I talk to him over the phone a couple times a week, and find out what's happening from his Facebook updates. When we talked mid-week I happened...
10/11/2014
10 Differences Between PreSale Homes And Custom Built Homes When consumers are looking at new construction, there are several types.  I'm going to explore the differences between  a PreSale Home and a Custom Build Home. A little background:  Back in the day, builders would get construction loans ...
10/08/2014
The 5 Basic Questions Every Buyer Should Ask Their Loan Officer Before a Buyer can become a Buyer -- they need to have their financing in place, unless paying with cash, of course. For many Borrowers/Buyers, especially first-time buyers, they have very little experience in the home buying process...
10/04/2014
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