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Real Estate Agent - Diamond Partners, Inc
Yes, I drank the Kool-aid! Six years ago I finally decided to see for myself if the rumors about Keller Williams were true. I had heard it was a cult, it was a pyramid scheme, that I would never make any money because KW took all of it, and a myriad other myths. I had been given a copy of The Mil...
Time to take a new picture. Ever seen a realtor's card with a really great photo only to meet that agent in person and realize that the picture was taken 20, 30 or even 40 years ago?  Sure you have!   You can see from my picture that I didn't get a photo of me leaning on a sign, or wearing a suit...
We have all heard the expression, Suit Up, Show Up and Shut Up. Today I decided to try an experiment.  I had to take my dog to the vet first thing and so I dressed to take my dog to the vet, shorts and a tee-shirt.  When I took her home, I didn't change into my "work clothes." I just stayed in th...
  Veterans Memorial Park in Gardner, Kansas (located at the corner of Center and Pawnee Streets) is truly one of the gems of our community.  The center piece of the park is the memorial.  Four flags fly above the bricks engraved with sercice members names, ranks and era served.  Old Glory flys on...
Gardner Kansas Monthly Agent Tour.  The 2nd Wednesday of each month, agents who list or sell in Gardner, Kansas, are invited to tour 5-12 resale homes.  The homes are chosen on a first come first served basis from agents who respond to an email the week before with listings they would like to ha...
Why I Don't Work Sundays. I know there are a lot of people out there who believe that real estate agents work 7 days a week.  I am not one of those.  There are a lot of real life reasons I don't and some that are just beyond the grasp of a lot of people.  I work 6 days a week typically, and host ...
Transferring Lessons . . . What does filling the bird feeders have to do with real estate?  I just read a great blog on what to write about on ActiveRain and I started thinking about all those little life lessons I learn in other areas in my life and how often times those lessons can transfer to ...
  Sellers, Lock Your Doors; Buyers Please Stop Trespassing.  I know I have written about this before, but it bears repeating.    I received a phone call the other day from a Seller who told me that there were people in her back yard.  This particular Seller had 2 small children who had been playi...
Paperwork is part of our job, whether we like doing paperwork or not! And there are some excellent reasons why, as Realtors, we should know how to fill out that paperwork.   In the real estate contract are time limits. Time limits apply to when inspections have to be completed, loan approval must...
Agency and Ethics? Lately I have inundated with agency questions, not from other agents, from my own mind.  Last month an agent didn't show up with her client to a septic inspection, and then wasn't available by text, phone or email.  Yesterday, I got a call from a couple who wanted to see my li...

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