Monthly Archives: November 2008

Dear ActiveRain Pen Pals – I have enjoyed getting to know you!

Tweet When I was a kid, I had a “pen pal” who lived in Japan.  I can’t for the life of me remember his name now, but I really used to look forward to getting his letters in the mail.  Heck, when I was a kid, I used to look forward to getting ANYTHING in the…

Brand-New Custom Home in Georgetown, Texas with Acreage – $599,500

Tweet One of my agents listed a new construction home in the Georgetown area.  The yard is not in yet in the photo above, but it will have bermuda grass soon.  It’s located just a couple of minutes from the intersection of Highway 29 and SH-130 (toll road).  Here are some of the primary features:…

A Quick Thanksgiving Note to My Family – I love you!

Tweet Simply put, I am blessed beyond what I deserve in this life.  I wanted to take a few minutes to put into words what I am thankful to God for this year.  I didn’t write my post on Thanksgiving Day for a couple of reasons: I didn’t want it to get lost in the shuffle…

Is it a boy or a girl? Our big news – FIND OUT RIGHT HERE! (Photos, too)

Tweet Whenever you are considering reading a post on ActiveRain, there is some “preview” text which appears there. I think it’s about 50 words or so. At any rate, if I give it away too soon, some may choose not to click on the headline and read the actual post.   Instead, I decided to draw it…

Overcoming a (potentially) huge problem with buyers

Tweet This story is fresh from this week – no need to search my mental Rolodex for lessons in this case.  So, we found the perfect home for my buyers.  We did it quickly, and with no headaches.  The buyers were motivated, highly qualified, and fun to work with.  We saw the same home three…

I am thankful for my early Christmas present (a real buyer!)

Tweet Riding.  Looking.  More looking.  More riding.  Stopping for lunch.  More driving.  More questions than my brain can process from my buyers.  Overcoming objections slowly.  This was my life for the past two days. Thankfully, it resulted in us submitting an offer this evening! Their current home is already under contract in Michigan (this happened…

You Can’t Sell Houses in the Same Way that You Sell Gasoline!

Tweet Ever since gas prices started their rather precipitous climb, I have been much more observant about where to find better prices.  As they’ve dropped, this “shopper’s gene” has stuck with me (i.e. I still notice).  I think the cheapest gas prices I have seen here in Austin lately are in the $1.77 range. One…

My first webinar (as a teacher) was a cool experience! Social Networking & Blogging 101

Tweet My SEO company invited me to conduct a webinar yesterday for their clients about blogging and social media/social networking.  Overall, it went really well!  I wasn’t nervous at all until about two minutes before we went “live”, but it passed quickly. This was a Social Networking and Blogging 101 class, basically to get newbies…

A Contest So Easy a Consumer or ActiveRain Newbie Could Win

Tweet I was chatting back and forth with my friend Margaret Woda about her latest contest – cool idea. See details below: Via Margaret Woda, Crofton Maryland Real Estate: If you’ve never written¬†a blog post, and don’t know where to start, you’ll like this contest… If you’re an occasional ActiveRain visitor, discouraged by lack of…

WE’RE BACK! (un)Inspired by Song Contest Announcement – November 2008

Tweet After taking a break in October for numerous reasons, we decided that ActiveRain needs an infusion of good old-fashioned fun (click the link to experience my twisted sense of humor).  With that in mind, I am happy to announce the latest contest for our Inspired by Song! group. This month’s contest theme is “TURN THAT SONG…