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For decades to come business students will study the events that led up to the great recession of 2008. There will be a lot of debate and finger pointing. Politicians will attempt to make fall guys of their opponents in the rewrites of history, and corporate leaders will attempt to devise new rul...
12/25/2009
***FOR REASONS BEYOND MY CONTROL THE COMMENT THREAD ON THIS POST WAS SHUT DOWN BY ACTIVERAIN DUE TO TOO MANY COMMENTS. They are working on the issue. My apologies for our conversation being yanked in the middle of talking. Hi folks. Debe Maxwell wrote a post yesterday titled “I won’t swim in you...
12/25/2009
Have you read this article yet? It was featured in Business Week.  My first thought, wow! what a blunt and harsh statement! But the writer, Mark Roth, uses this headturning title to get your attention to make excellent points for those who are on the fence.  Namely that interest rates are at an a...
12/24/2009
"There's no need to fear, Underdog is here." I remember that tag line from the Underdog cartoon show.   It's often said, Americans have a spot for the underdog.  Well, that's probably true, sometimes. I remember thinking when I first became a Realtor, "Will anyone let me help them with their real...
12/23/2009
I've probably funded 40 VA home loans in 2009, many of them for unapproved condominium complexes.  In Southern California, it's quite common along the coastal communities for buyers to look at condos, townhomes, or PUDs as lower-cost alternatives to single-family homes.  Declining prices, along w...
12/23/2009
O brother! Or to be seasonal, o bah humbug! Poor Santa has recently come under attack for being too fat, as well as "promoting obesity, reckless air travel and a general unhealthy lifestyle" according to an Australian doctor who was only partly joking.  Apparently, the busy man should park his sl...
12/23/2009
How much time are you putting into your blogging efforts, web site presence, and internet marketing plan? What are you doing with your time, why are you doing it, and how effective are you being with your efforts?Are you converting people that come to your website into leads? Appointments? Closed...
12/23/2009
I can't believe agents still get listings and treat their sellers like this...i am with you ...the seller needs to knowHave you ever wanted to contact a homeseller and say "Do you really know what your Agent is (or isn't) doing to market your home?" I so want to do that right now. Just a shory an...
12/23/2009
Last Friday my clients closed on a beautiful short sale.  Unfortunately changing the locks was not at the top of their list since they were not moving in right away.I always advise my clients to change the locks after closing because you never know who has a key.  In the case of these buyer's the...
12/22/2009
It doesn't matter whether you agree or disagree...  You'll probably be mad about this, so go ahead and get fired up.  The vast majority of real estate agents are honest, ethical and hard-working.  But there are some that don't hit all of those points... either by choice or by circumstance.  And t...
12/22/2009
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