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Just Sold in Wood River, Illinois It's a challenging market for sure, but there are buyers out there who are willing, able, and ready to buy. It's always exciting to find great clients and more exciting to find the perfect home for them. We closed on this awesome property, and the new homeowners ...
09/26/2011
Is It worth Your Time To Create YouTube Videos Yourself? A qualified "it depends." My broker has an agreement with a virtual tour company that allows me to post up to 15 frames (pictures) with stock music, branded and unbranded versions, but it takes at least a day for the video to get posted on ...
09/12/2011
Victorian Style Home For Sale - 680 Livingston Street, Carlyle, IL 62231 Stately and elegant home for sale on 680 Livingston Street, Carlyle, Illinois 62231 Elegant Victorian style home to display your antique collectibles. High ceilings, crown moldings, extravagant dark wood and painted trim, ta...
09/07/2011
An exciting July 4th game between the St Louis Cardinals and Cincinnati Reds We were invited to watch the Cards beat Cincinnati yesterday. It was a fitting July 4th celebration for us. We sat just a few rows behind the home plate, the temperature was not too warm, there was a small breeze, and w...
07/05/2011
Happy Independence Day, America! Charlie Brown describes independence as, "freedom from influence or control of others." I agree wholeheartedly. I'm happy to be an independent American. Today, as we celebrate another anniversary of our independence, let's also remember those who made it possible ...
07/04/2011
July 4th Celebration in Saint. Clair County, Illinois We look forward to July 4th every year because there are many places we can go to watch the fireworks displays. Sometimes we brave the traffic and drive towards St. Louis to see the fabulous fireworks across the Mississippi River high above th...
07/03/2011
Secret Gardens Tour in Lebanon, Illinois 2011 Historic and quaint Lebanon, Illinois was populated in 1814, incorporated as a town in 1857, and reorganized as a city in 1874. Lebanon retains its small town community feel through the efforts of its residents who are proud of this Victorian city. It...
06/17/2011
The Gentleman Is Correct In Stepping Down I paraphrased Congressman Weiner's utterance when he stood on the floor of Congress during a bombastic and combative performance last year. Weiner refused to yield the floor, and when the gentleman who asked him to yield sat down, Weiner exclaimed, "The g...
06/16/2011
Real Alert Safety Application for Android Users I had the pleasure of communicating with the developer of the Real Alert Safety Application for Realtors® for the Android users. Since our profession opens ourselves up to a lot of opportunity crimes while showing homes, or while conducting open hou...
06/14/2011
Well, what do you know. After all the drama of the Sarah Palin's Alaska E-mails release last Friday, WaPo, NYT, and other main stream media types, with the call to 'crowd sourcing,' came up with zilch, zero, nada. Oh wait, they managed to find that Sarah has a third E-mail account... what a shock...
06/13/2011
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Author Bio: Yolanda earned her business degree in marketing at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. She is a licensed real estate broker and Realtor, helping home buyers and home sellers in Southwestern Illinois since 2004.