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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

LIVE LOVE LEARN!

Good Morning!  It's going to be a beautiful day! It is hard to believe we are almost into September!


Have you ever asked yourself the question what am I supposed to do with my life? Why am I here? What talents do I have to offer? How can I know what my life's purpose is? I am sure we all have at some time or other asked at least a couple of these questions. There are three very important things to remember when you are trying to realize your purpose and passion in life.


1- LIVE what you love!  God gives each and every one of us certain talents and gifts and He did not give those to us to ignore. We are to expand on those gifts and be using them for His glory so we are able to reach others as He commands us to do.


2- LOVE what you do!  Do everything with a zeal and purpose allowing others to see the excitement in you which reflects your deep burning passion from within. In so doing you ignite this passion in those around you giving them hope and encouragement that they can be better than they were today.


3- LEARN something new each day! Spend time on improving your skills studying to show you have a deep seeded desire to excel beyond where you are today! We can all use better skills and techniques in everything we do even though we may be completely different. 


LIVE, LOVE, LEARN!  If we just did these 3 things to the best of our ability how our world would change for the better!  Each of us have our own uniqueness that makes us special! Let's use the talents God has given us to make a difference in the lives of those around us.


I know this was simple today but sometimes simple is better! 


Have a wonderful day!

Monday, August 30, 2010

LANDSCAPING FOR CURB APPEAL!

GOOD MORNING!  I hope everyone had a great weekend. It was just beautiful all weekend long. I was blessed to have my son come home for his sister's graduation party so I am a bit exhausted from all the festivities and the realization that my children are growing up! How time flies!

Below are some tips that are very helpful for all owners but especially if you are planning on putting your home on the market or currently have your home listed. I may sound like I am preaching about curb appeal too much but in today's market the homeowner must do everything possible to go the extra mile so that their home is chosen over the next and having a beautifully maintained yard causes the potential buyers to stop and take notice. Just a few days of hard work could add thousands to the bottom line as well so it is definitely worth the effort!

Enjoy these tips and have a great week!

Landscaping for Curb Appeal


Article From HouseLogic.com

By: Pat Curry Published: March 25, 2010

A well-landscaped yard creates curb appeal and helps your property retain maximum value.

A beautiful yard is a head-turner, no doubt about it. The good news is that even if you can't tell a tulip from a turnip at the garden center, you can still create eye-catching curb appeal by paying attention to the basics of good landscaping. Ignoring your yard--or doing something that's out of character with the neighborhood-can jeopardize the assessed value of your home. "We have several categories for design and appeal," says Frank Lucco, a real estate agent and professional appraiser in Houston. "That's where we make those adjustments. Poorly maintained landscaping can be as much as a 5 or 10% deduction."

Appraisers are quick to praise the allure of a well-tended lawn and good-looking landscaping when it comes time to sell your home, but most do not assign any specific increase in monetary value for upkeep. "Landscaping is going to add to the appeal of the property and it may sell quicker, but it's hard to determine value," says John Bredemeyer, president of Omaha-based Realcorp. "You have to have a number to compensate someone if you drove into their tree and killed it, but is it really market value? Probably not." Nevertheless, most professionals agree that curb appeal and a well-maintained appearance prevent your property from losing value. Here are the top suggestions from real estate agents, appraisers, and landscape designers for boosting the curb appeal of your yard:

Green up the grass

If your house has a front yard, make sure it's neat and green (http://www.houselogic.com/articles/lawn-maintenance-calendar/). You don't want bare spots, sprawling weeds, or an untrimmed appearance. "It's so simple to go to Home Depot, buy fertilizer, apply it every six weeks, and water it," says Mitch Kalamian, a landscape designer in Huntinginton Beach, Calif. "It will green up." If the yard looks really scruffy, you may decide to invest in some sod. According to the National Gardening Association, the average cost of sod is 15 to 35 cents per sq. ft. If you hire a landscaper to sod your yard for you, labor will add 30% to 50% to the total cost of the project. Another alternative is to plant low-maintenance turf grasses (http://www.houselogic.com/articles/low-maintenance-lawn-alternatives-turf-grasses/). Turf grasses are durable and drought-resistant. Expect to pay $18 to $30 for enough turf grass seed to plant 1,000 sq. ft. of lawn area.

Add colorful planting beds

Flower beds add color and help enliven otherwise plain areas, such as along driveways and the edges of walkways. In general, annual flowers are a bit cheaper but must be replaced every year. Perennials cost a bit more but come back annually and usually get larger or spread with each growing season. If you're not sure what to plant, inquire at your local garden center. Often, they'll have a display of bedding plants chosen for their adaptability to your area. Also, they'll be inexpensive because they're in season, says Peter Mezitt, president of Weston Nurseries in Hopkinton, Mass. Try pansies in the summer, and asters and mums in the fall to add vibrant color. "That's what we do around the entrance to our garden center," Mezitt says. Valerie Torelli, a California REALTOR® who dresses up her clients' yards to sell their houses faster and for more money, says that in her market, she can put in a bed of colorful annuals and bark, as well as cutting
down overgrown shrubs, for less than $500. "We can buy gorgeous plants for $3.99 to $15.99," she says.

Add landscape lighting

For homeowners who have made a sizeable investment in landscaping, it makes sense to think about adding another 10% to 15% to the bill for professional lighting (http://www.houselogic.com/articles/outdoor-lighting-curb-appeal-and-safety/). "You can't see landscaping after dark," says Brandon Stephens, vice president of marketing for a landscape lighting firm in Lubbock, Texas, "and buyers are not always looking at houses on a Saturday afternoon." The cost of a system runs from $200 for a DIY installation to more than $4,000 for a professional job. If you're doing it on your own, the key is to light what you want people to see, such as mature trees and flowering shrubs.

Plant a tree

The value of mature trees is particularly difficult to determine. Lucco says that in his market, mature trees (http://www.houselogic.com/articles/plant-trees-save-energy-grow-value/) contribute as much as 10% of a $100,000 property's overall value. In addition, a properly placed shade tree can shave as much as $32 a year on your energy bills. Expect to pay $50 to $100 for a young, 6- to 7-foot deciduous tree. You can make your own initial assessment of the value of your property's trees by visiting the National Tree Benefit Calculator (http://www.treebenefits.com/calculator/index.cfm). For example, a mature Southern red oak tree with a diameter of 36 inches in the front yard of a house in Augusta, Ga., would add $70 to the property value this year, according to the calculator. Georgia-based freelance writer Pat Curry writes extensively about housing and real estate for consumer and trade publications. While a fair hand at remodeling, she is hopeless as a gardener. As a result, her landscaping is made up of plants that thrive on neglect.
 
Visit houselogic.com for more articles like this. Reprinted from HouseLogic with permission of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®

Copyright 2010. All rights reserved.

Friday, August 27, 2010

8 Tips for Adding Curb Appeal and Value to Your Home

I came across this article and loved it. One of the hardest things for me is to get potential sellers to understand how important "curb appeal" is in the selling of any property. In this current market with so many competing properties it is imperative the homeowner take notes about this. Even banks have gotten on the bandwagon and are cleaning up the properties doing necessary repairs and in some cases making the homes as good as new again. The average time on the market is cut drastically by putting your best foot forward when selling a property. A little hard work up front goes a long way allowing the homeowner to move on with the next phase of their lives. By making the necessary repairs, cleaning, staging and pricing the property correctly the seller is ahead of the competition on the way to SOLD.
Article From HouseLogic.com

By: Pat Curry Published: March 25, 2010

Appraisers and real estate agents offer advice for adding curb appeal that both preserves value and attracts potential buyers.

Curb appeal has always been important for homesellers. With the vast majority of today's homebuyers starting their search on the Internet, the appearance of your property is more critical than ever. You only have a few seconds to catch their attention as they scroll through listings online to get them to stop and take a closer look. But the role of curb appeal goes beyond just making a good first impression. The way your house looks from the street can impact its value. It can also shorten the time it takes to sell your house.

We asked real estate agents, appraisers, home stagers, landscape designers, and home inspectors which curb appeal projects offer the most value when your house is on the market, both in terms of its marketability and dollars. Here is what they told us:

1. Paint the house.

Hands down, the most commonly offered curb appeal advice from our real estate pros and appraisers is to give the exterior of your home a good paint job (http://www.houselogic.com/articles/exterior-paints-and-stains-guide-options/). Buyers will instantly notice it and appraisers will note it on the valuation. "Paint is probably the number one thing inside and out," says Frank Lucco, managing partner of Houston-based IRR-Residential Appraisers and Consultants. "I'd give additional value for that. If you're under two years remaining life (on the paint job), paint the exterior because it tends to show wear badly." Just make sure you stay within the range of accepted colors for your market. A house that's painted a wildly different color from its competition will be marked down in value by appraisers.

2. Have the house washed.

Before you make the investment in a paint job, though, take a good look at the house. If it's got mildew or general grunge, just washing the house (http://www.houselogic.com/articles/clean-and-care-siding/) could make a world of difference, says Valerie Torelli, a California real estate agent with a background in accounting. Before she puts a house on the market, Torelli often does exterior makeovers on her clients' homes, a service she pays for herself to get higher selling prices. Overall, she says her goal is to spend less than $5,000, with a goal of generating an extra $10,000 to $15,000 on the sale price. Torelli specifies pressure-washing-a job that should be left to professionals. Pressure washing makes the house look "bright and clean in addition to getting rid of unsightly things like cobwebs, which may not be seen from the yard but will detract from the home's cleanliness when seen up close," she says. The cost to have a professional cleaning should be a few hundred dollars--a fraction of the cost of having the house painted.

3. Trim the shrubs and green up the yard.

California real estate agent Valerie Torelli says she puts a lot of emphasis on landscaping, such as cutting down overgrown bushes and replacing them with leafy plants and annuals mulched with beautiful reddish-brown bark. "It runs me $30 to $50," says Torelli. "Do you get a return on your money? Absolutely. It sucks people in."

You also don't want bare spots. Take the time to fertilize the yard (http://www.houselogic.com/articles/lawn-maintenance-calendar/), throw out some grass seed, and if need be, add some sod.

4. Add a splash of color.

It could be a flower bed of annuals by the mailbox, a paint job for the front door, or a brightly colored bench or an Adirondack chair. "You can get a cute little bench at Home Depot for $99," Torelli notes. "Spray paint it bright red or blue and set it in the yard or on the front porch." It's not a bad idea, but don't plan on getting extra points from an appraiser for a red bench, says John Bredemeyer, president of Realcorp in Omaha. "It's difficult to quantify, but it does make a home sell more quickly," Bredemeyer says. "Maybe yours sold a couple weeks faster than the house down the street. That's the best way to look at these things."

5. Add a fancy mailbox and house numbers.

An upscale mail box and architectural house numbers or an address plaque can give your house a distinctive look that stands out from everyone else on the block. Torelli makes them a part of her exterior makeovers "I've gotten those hand-painted mailboxes," she says. "A nice one runs you $40 to $50." Architectural house numbers may run as high as a few hundred dollars.

6. Repair or clean the roof.

Springfield, Va.-based home inspector and former builder Reggie Marston says the roof (http://www.houselogic.com/articles/roofing-repair-or-replace/) is one of the first things he looks at in assessing the condition of a home. He'll look at other houses in the neighborhood to see if there are a lot of replaced roofs and see if the subject house has one as well. If not, he'll look for curls in the shingles or missing shingles. "I'm looking at the roof for end-of-life expectancy," he says. You can pay for roof repairs now, or pay for them later in a lower appraisal; appraisers will mark down the value by the cost of the repair. That could knock thousands of dollars off your appraisal. According to Remodeling Magazine's 2009-2010 Cost vs. Value Report
(http://www.remodeling.hw.net/2009/costvsvalue/national.aspx), the average cost of a new asphalt shingle roof is more than $19,000. "Roofs are issues," Lucco says. "You won't throw money away on that job. You gotta have a decent roof." Stains and plant matter, such as moss, can be handled with cleaning. It's a job that can often be done in a day for a few hundred dollars, and makes the roof look like new. It's not a DIY project; call a professional with the right tools to clean it without damaging it.

7. Put up a fence.

A picket fence with a garden gate to frame the yard is an asset. A fence (http://www.houselogic.com/articles/fencing-guide-options/) has more impact in a family-oriented neighborhood than an upscale retirement community, Bredemeyer says, but in most instances, appraisers will give extra value for one, as long as it's in good condition. "Day in a day out, a fence is a plus," Bredemeyer says. Expect to pay $2,000 to $3,500 for a professionally installed gated picket fence 3 feet high and 100 feet long.

8. Perform routine maintenance and cleaning.

Nothing sets off subconscious alarms like hanging gutters (http://www.houselogic.com/articles/fast-fixes-common-gutter-problems/), missing bricks from the front steps, or lawn tools rusting in the bushes. It makes even the professionals question what else hasn't been taken care of. "A house is worth less if the maintenance isn't done," Lucco says. "Those little things can add up and be a very big detractor. When people say, 'I'd buy it if it weren't for all the deferred maintenance (http://www.houselogic.com/articles/value-home-maintenance/),' what they're really saying is, 'I'd still buy it if you reduce the price.'" Georgia-based freelance writer Pat Curry has covered housing and real estate for consumer and trade publications for more than a decade, including covering new home sales and marketing for BUILDER, the magazine of the National Association of Home Builders.

Visit houselogic.com for more articles like this. Reprinted from HouseLogic with permission of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®

Copyright 2010. All rights reserved.

Top Tips For Families On The Go This Summer!

With everything we have to do and  with much more stress in our every day lives than ever before I thought it would be nice to have some great tips for traveling! Spending time with friends and family is so important especially in this high tech world we live in where many of us are quite addicted to every new gadget that comes on the market and unfortunately we are losing touch with each other on a more personal level. It is vitally important for us but also our children that we not allow these things to take over to such an extent we no longer connect on a personal level.  I am preaching to the choir as I am an admitted workaholic!  Enjoy these tips!

Good To Go: Top Tips For Families On The Go This Summer


RISMEDIA, July 1, 2010--The family vacation is a ritual of summer. While traveling with kids brings parents enormous amounts of joy, it also comes with a certain level of stress. Family travel expert, Emily Kaufman, The Travel Mom, offers the following advice to make every trip stress-free. Kaufman is available for interviews.
TIP ONE

Pick a vacation destination that really, truly offers something for every family member - Look for hotels, resorts and getaways that have a wide variety of activities; golf for dad, spa for mom, structured kid's clubs for children.

TIP TWO

Don't overschedule your vacation - Our families are so busy. We balance school, jobs, homework, sports, dance and other activities all the time. Vacation is a time to relax and enjoy the down time.

TIP THREE

Kids are creatures of habit that don't tell time - They know what is coming next because of the sequence, order and routine. Even on vacation go through the same steps surrounding bed time, meal time and potty time so the children know what to expect.

TIP FOUR

If traveling with another family, be very clear about everyone's vacation expectations before you leave - Discuss how much time you plan to spend all together. Talk about all costs from meals to rental cars. Know if one team of parents is going to stay with the kids one night and let the other parents have an adult night.

TIP FIVE

Be prepared! Arm yourself with information about the place you are planning to visit. Most every city has a local visitor's bureau, and their websites are loaded with information about the destination. Check out their sites to learn about family friendly activities, dining offers, special events and more.

TIP SIX

Make a boredom bag for a car trip - Take a hanging travel cosmetic case and fill each pocket with age appropriate activities; things like books on tape, hand held electronic games and self contained craft kits. Hang it from the seat back in front of where your child is sitting. This will keep everything organized and the young one from asking "are we there yet?"

TIP SEVEN

Sneak in an educational experience - We are never too old to stop learning! Visit hands on, kid friendly museums, walk in the footsteps of history or take a trip to aquarium. Learning can be lots of fun.

TIP EIGHT

Be loyal - Credit card companies, airlines, hotels, cruise lines and rental cars all reward their most devoted customers with special perks, from free upgrades to amenities in their hotel room. Some airlines don't charge their premium members to check baggage and offer access to the most desired seats.

TIP NINE

Disconnect to reconnect - Our families are so wired in with technology that we miss the chance to talk to each other. Kids can stop texting, mom can stop with the cell phone and dad can stop with the blackberry so the family can enjoy each other.

TIP TEN

Make the Internet your travel agent to save time and money - Purchase tickets to theme parks and other attractions online ahead of time, and print them before you leave. That way you don't waste valuable vacation time waiting in line to pay for admission.

Visit Emily Kaufman at her website!   http://www.thetravelmom.com/

Thursday, August 26, 2010

TIPS for potential buyers and building credit scores!

I have several calls a week from potential clients wanting to find out information on my listings advertised in the Real Estate Book, my signs, my websites and other sources and I am still amazed at how many of these potential buyers think they can purchase a home without having any idea of their purchasing power.

In today's market it is imperative that the potential buyer get prequalified FIRST before ever looking at the first home. Many have no idea what their credit score is yet know they have issues with their credit. Knowing how much you can afford, what type of program you are qualified for such as a conventional, FHA, Rural Development, 203K Rehab or State Housing loan, what the lender requirements are for certain types of homes such as down payment, home condition, private mortgage premiums, closing costs requirements, individual type loan requirements (FHA,Rural Development,State Housing, Conventional, 203 K  etc) greatly enhances your home buying experience allowing you to be confident that when you find the perfect home you are ready and able to place an offer. Sellers are much more willing to negotiate with you knowing you have the prequalification up front with your offer.  Looking at homes before you are prequalified puts you at risk of a huge let down when you find out that the home you think is right for you does not qualify for the type of program you are doing. It also wastes everyones time. A seller gets very upset when they find out they have taken the time to get their home ready to show and then find out the buyer cannot even qualify and wonders why the agent is showing their home under these circumstances. 

As you can see not being prepared ahead of time can cause many problems but mostly alot of frustration can be avoided by good planning! The home buying process should be an exciting and rewarding time and by tackling the above issues head on in the beginning you can be confident in your decision.

In short, be prepared ahead of time, know all the facts, hire an experienced agent who can help you with all the details from start to finish so that your home buying process is a wonderful experience!

Here are a few tips on improving your credit score:

1- Obtain a copy of your credit report!  Check to make sure that everything is correct.You can get a FREE copy at http://www.annualcreditreport.com/.
2- Pay your bills on time!  Just one delinquency can drop your score 100 points.
3- Pay off credit cards versus other debt first!  Paying down revolving debt will do a lot more for your score than erasing installment loans.
4- Stay under the magic 10%.  If you have a $5000 balance charge no more than $500 on the card. Paying over time builds your score. Having available credit builds your score.
5- Pick a favorite credit card to use frequently.  You get penalized for having multiple balances, so limit the bulk of your spending to one card. Use additional cards sparingly once every 2-3 months.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

TOP 10 TIPS TO BE A SUCCESSFUL SELLER

In all my years in the real estate business I have noticed sellers seem to have the hardest time understanding the difference between current market value and what they think their home is worth. They say they know the difference but then they say "I have to get this amount for my house or I'm not selling". All of us when thinking of selling our homes want the best possible return on our investment and we think that all of the hard work we have put into our homes should reflect a much higher listing price. In some cases depending on the type of upgrades that have been done this is true but more often than not it does not make much difference when the homes comparable to yours are not bringing anywhere near the price you want to ask for your home. An appraiser is required to pull comparable sales that have sold in the last year and more recently in some cases six months or less and regardless of your hard work and updates if the comparable homes within a few miles of your home are not selling for what you think your home is worth you will not be able to get your price. Putting your home on the market at higher prices than the market will allow causes you great harm as your stagnant listing sits there while all the homes that are priced correctly sell. I have seen time and time again sellers who have overpriced their homes have to drop their prices well below what they ever thought they would take because of the above situation. Pricing your home correctly from the start gives you leverage. The market today is not the market of yesterday. Motivated sellers understand this.


1-Be committed to selling.

In a buyers market with inflated inventories, short sales, and foreclosures, there is no place for sellers who want to “test the waters”. Don’t even think “If I get my price”. You won’t. Money is only a secondary motivator to the serious seller.

2-Make sure the price is right.

Have an experienced agent do a comparative marketing analysis or consider a formal appraisal for added peace of mind. Focus on both current competition and current comparable sales. Sellers should realize they seldom see their property objectively or know the other properties the buyers have seen.

3-Staging is a necessity.

Clutter eats equity. Hire a professional stager or listen very carefully to your agent’s suggestions. Buyers “horriblize’ defects. A faded front door suggests deferred maintenance. A stucco crack may infer expansive soil. A smelly basement says mold & mildew. Lots of clutter and a dirty home says wonder what else they have not maintained.

4- Consider an electronic keybox.

The new lock boxes are electronic and enable the listing agent to see who is showing the property. Homes with easy access get more showings. Sellers who insist on being at the showings and who refuse to allow a lockbox generally take much longer to sell. Sellers should never be present during the showings especially the first showing as buyers feel intimidated and are not comfortable previewing the home.

5- Install a for sale sign.

If you don’t want the neighbors to know you are selling reread  # 1 above. The people in your area will know with or without the sign your property is for sale. They might even have a friend or relative who wants to be their new neighbor. In fact, talk to your neighbors to get them on board to help sell your home. I have many calls from my signs. I market nationally and locally on many different sites so the notion your neighbors will not know you have your home for sale is wishful thinking.

6- Absorb all feedback.

If one buyer says something, others are thinking the same thing. If several similar comments are made, do something about the problem. We are in a much different market than a few years ago and this is one area that is extremely important. If a seller is unwilling to do the things necessary to compete with other homes and will not heed the advice of a professional you will unfortunately be setting yourself up for much lower offers than you would normally have gotten. Buyers do not think of your home like you do so it is vitally important to pay attention to the feedback. Put your ego in storage with the excess furniture.

7- Flexibility is fundamental.

No showings usually means the price is too high. No offers usually means the price is too high. Be proactive especially if the market is flat or declining. Regularly reduce the price until an acceptable offer is received.

8- Accentuate the positives.

Selling, buying and moving are stressful events. Tell your agent you appreciate their efforts. Ask them how you can help get the house sold. Ask them what they would do if you were their relative, or it was their home. Ask this question frequently.

9- Time is of the essence.

This means sooner is better than later. Do not underestimate the first buyer. They may be the best buyer. They may be the only buyer for a long time. A lower asking price may net a seller more money in the long run. I have seen this happen over and over again through the years. I cannot tell you how many times a seller has told me, "I wish I had taken that first offer".

10- Patience is a virtue.

Ask your agent what the average days on the market is in your area. The only way to get somewhere faster is to step on the gas if you are in a car. Or, reduce the price if selling a home.


 In my experience leaving overpriced homes on the market leads to drastically reduced pricing and stagnant activity. Buyers see these homes over and over again at the same exact price and start to wonder what is wrong with the property,think the seller must be difficult to work with or is totally non-negotiable on their price. The worst thing a seller can do is leave their home stagnant on the market making absolutely no changes.  Every time you make a change it helps to draw attention to your home bringing it to the notice of thousands of agents who might possibly have a buyer for your home.

 Leveraging yourself correctly from the start in this market pays off big time.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Helping Those In Need of Buying Their First Home

  My first home buying experience was an absolute nightmare and one of the reasons I wanted to go into the real estate profession was to help buyers and sellers through the sometimes confusing and stressful challenges of the home buying and selling process so their experience could be an enjoyable and happy one.

When buyers and sellers are represented by an experienced agent who truly cares about their needs from the heart it makes all the difference. 

Buyers and sellers are much more savvy than ever and pay attention to the details as never before and so should we as agents. Listening to the diverse needs of todays buyers and sellers by going the extra mile in making sure they are properly represented and we have done our due diligence throughout the process is vitally important.

Where the seller is concerned explaining the listing process from the comparative marketing analysis,informing them about all the disclosure forms,their marketing plan,possible foreclosure or shortsale situations,possible title issues,net proceeds and how it affects their next move and much more we have not even touched on is absolutely vital in preparing them for the future so they can plan accordingly.

Where the buyer is concerned from helping them through the pre-approval process, searching for the perfect home, previewing through the many homes to narrow down the search, pulling all pertinent information such as maps, sellers disclosures, lead based paint, septic permits, HOA info, surveys,restrictions, schools,helping them understand how important it is to do home inspections and termite inspections as well as their right to any other inspections such as radon, lead based paint and environmental or anything else that might be of concern to our buyers makes the process so much smoother and eliminates problems down the road. There are so many what ifs in the buying process....what if the home is vandalized during the contract period, what if there are judgments, tax liens or survey is very old and attorney cannot close until these are taken care?  Having an experience agent in this process makes all the difference to a smooth transaction or one that is filled with problems, worries and regrets.

My first home buying experience left a very bad taste in my mouth thus it is my pledge to every one of my clients to put my very best effort forth whether I am your listing agent or your buyers agent so that not one of my clients has to go through what I did.  I look back on this bad experience and I am thankful now as it has made me a much better REALTOR.  I am truly thankful to have the opportunity to do what I love!

If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to ask! I would truly love the opportunity!

Warm Regards,
Lisa Ebersole
LISA EBERSOLE & Associates

Monday, August 23, 2010

Trying to live life with a purpose and a passion!

I could use some help on this issue so feel free to jump in and give me your thoughts!

I know I want to live life with a purpose and passion in everything I do.  I want to be an encouragement to everyone I meet whether in business or not!  I feel like we all were put on this earth to fulfill our own special purpose and sometimes with all the stress of every day life we lose sight of it all. We ask ourselves do I even have a talent to share?  How can I help someone else when I have made so many mistakes of my own?  Can I be of assistance to anyone when I have so many problems to take care of?

I have been thinking alot about this and I say a resounding YES!!!! Each and every one of us have something to offer no matter what our situation is! We can all learn from each other and when we learn to let go of the pride and just love each other.....amazing things happen!

I pray God will bless each and every one of you immensely and we all start sharing the gifts He has given us!

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