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Last night, I just could not fall asleep so I ended up watching some T.V. to help nod off. Anyway, I flipped to the station Bravo to see this show The Real Housewives of Orange County.  There was this one woman who works in Coto de Caza real estate and she was talking about her real estate practi...
12/19/2007
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There needs to be more engaged activity in philanthropic work and more giving back to the community. I believe it is a very important key to success for realtors to be outstanding and involved members in their area.Tower Realty encourages its agents to give of their time to charitable and communi...
12/17/2007
The other day I was asked if another agent sends out flyers promising a referral fee to any person who brings in a buyer a seller is it illegal?Being in the business for over 20 years I KNOW this is very ILLEGAL! Making this statement TRUE.It's stated in the RESPA (Real Estate Settlement Procedur...
12/17/2007
This past weekend I hosted my annual Christmas Brunch that included friends and clients new and old.  My first Christmas Brunch started years ago with my closets family friends and over the years has grown into a catered brunch for over 100 friends.I don't know what other realtors do in terms of ...
12/17/2007
My son is in real estate (trust me very ecstatic with his decision), anyway I was looking at his business card awhile back and realized there was no picture of him on it anywhere.  So I asked him why he decided to opt out of having a picture of himself on his business card.He came back with..."Do...
12/10/2007
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I recently stumbled across this website Ta-da List, that manages you To-Do-List.  If you're still writing your lists on scraps of paper (trust me I was doing this up till about a week ago), then maybe you should check this website out!You can migrate your lists to the web, where you can manage no...
12/05/2007
So what's the magic number? You want your offer to be good enough to attract the seller's attention, but not too high that you overpay for the property. So what to do? Hopefully some of these tips can help you.Different markets require different strategies. In a buyers market you can often have t...
12/03/2007
My friend who is also in this business, shared with me this funny little story..."Bonnie", a real-estate agent, had some trouble getting a listing from a customer who had a theory: "there is no substitute for experience." After he asked Bonnie  a third time how many years she had been in the busi...
12/03/2007
A few simple tips that go a long way!Make sure all rooms are brightEnsure all fans, lights, and switches workPaint interior and exterior and clean guttersHave carpets cleanedRecaulk all tubs, showers, and sinksClean and wax all floorsTrim trees and shrubs, plant flowers! (Curb appeal is important...
12/03/2007
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Last week during Thanksgiving dinner, it had come time to tell some jokes. My neice shared this one with us. It was hilarious. So i thought I would share this with AR.New-Born SpaghettiA doctor was having an affair with his nurse. Shortly afterward, she told him that she was pregnant. Not wanting...
11/26/2007
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