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The element of surprise! I think that is the essential reason I love being in Real Estate. Sure there are other reasons, but if I had to choose the one most important reason I get up in the morning and function as a Realtor, I would undoubtedly say this is the one. To illustrate my point here's a...
This post is dedicated to a recently deceased woman that was a Realtor in central NC for the last 30 years. I met Nancy Moore in early summer 2008 when my clients became very interested in one of her listings in Burlington, NC. Mrs. Moore can be best described as a fine southern lady with manners...
I really don't like to vent on Active Rain, but I'm going to right now. So if you don't want to hear it you can stop reading right now. Those of you that are lending an ear feel free to chime in. So here's my headache that has been recurring lately and the cause for these headaches can seemingly ...
While working out at the local gym the other day I was speaking with a gentleman about the real estate market. This gentleman happened to be the VP/Branch Manager of a local Suntrust Bank here in central NC. He mentioned that he was SOOOO busy lately with refinancing mortgages so I took the oppor...
Ever since I began my career in Real Estate (almost two years ago) I've been honing my follow-up skills to be the best Realtor I can be. Unfortunately, I've been so busy "practicing" my Real Estate skills that I've neglected an important piece of my business -- ACTIVERAIN. It's not that I don't v...
Intro from Pete:Hello everyone. This is my first of many newsletters to come. Let me introduce myself. My name is Pete and I'm originally from the highways and byways of Tallahassee, FL . I graduated from the University of Florida where I met my beautiful lady and now wife, Sarah. Shortly after g...
  I've been working in Real Estate for just under 4 months now and feel as though I've been riding the biggest rollercoaster in the park over and over again. You know the one I'm talking about, that beast you have to walk past a few times before you actually get in line. The first time you ride t...
My brother and I just spent a weekend in our hometown of Tallahassee, FL painting the exterior of my mother's house of 13+ years. We did this same thing one weekend about 10 years ago while my mother was on vacation in New Mexico.  The only difference is 10 years ago we were painting as a surpris...
My wife and I try to go to the local gym on a regular basis. I always wear a T-shirt that is a possible attraction to someone else. For example, a shirt that has a sports team logo or a sponsored event such as a local annual 5K run (the t-shirts that you get for participating in some event). Befo...
Hi everyone,This is Pete and I'm new to AR as a Realtor, though I've been reading others' AR blogs for a few months now and I must say I do love this network. It's absolutely great! The down side is that I've found it can occupy quite a bit of valuable time, especially in this precious business-b...

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