We discussed some of the most effective ways to set, keep and conquer resolutions in yesterday’s post, ‘New Year’s Resolutions – part 1’. If you put those tips into play, you will have a great chance of finding yourself in the group of people who will not only raise a glass to 2017 on New Year’s Eve but… Continue reading New Year’s Resolutions – part 2
How many of you set New Year’s resolutions for 2016? It’s easy to feel confident in your abilities while celebrating the end of one year with the energy, optimism and promise of the new year pushing you from behind. It’s understandable to feel strong the first couple of days of January, but what happens after… Continue reading New Year’s Resolutions – part 1
Governer Christie declared a state of emergency before the blizzard even began. He came home to NJ from the campaign trail and asked that only essential and necessary vehicles/workers venture out on the snow and ice-covered roads. While all of us in the Real Estate profession feel that we are essential, I’m pretty sure we are not. So….I… Continue reading Take The Time Out
Served Foreclosure Papers? 5 Things You Should Do. My heart goes out to anyone who must suffer through the stress and embarrassment of being served a foreclosure complaint. I’m sure no one ever put this on their list of “Goals for the New Year”, but our economy is still very challenged and unfortunately, many Americans are… Continue reading What to do if you are served foreclosure papers
While in Salem City today….. What was just a typical errand on behalf of one of our Landlord-clients turned into an unexpected JOY and a solution to a problem. We have a tenant who is readying to move into our listing on Chestnut Street in Salem. The city’s inspection was held and requires several repairs and upgrades…..one of which was… Continue reading Hidden Talents
It’s easy to be drawn in by an enticing ad on ‘Craig’s List’, ‘Zillow’ or ‘Trulia’: “Adorable 2 bedroom apartment in the quiet community of Elsinboro, NJ offers a newer kitchen, freshly painted throughout , washer/dryer, bonus closet storage and balcony deck overlooking a cornfield. $785 per month, no pets” Yep, it sounds great……I bet you… Continue reading I Want To Rent — Where Should I Start?
“Extended family is great. If you want to know how extended your family is, just go out and win the lottery. Your phone will be ringing nonstop. And you know I’ll call you too, because I’m your fifth cousin on your father’s side.” ~ Jarod Kintz, How to construct a coffin with six karate chops … Continue reading “Are You Feeling Lucky, Punk???”
Pennies From Heaven? When I was a kid, someone taught me that if you see a penny, HEAD’S UP, you should pick it up ’cause it’s good luck. I never questioned it, I just did it. It was always disappointing when I’d find one that was HEAD’S DOWN……. I’d think, “I’m not going to pick… Continue reading Loose Change
If Real Estate Were A Race, Would It Be A 100-Yard Dash Or A Marathon? Moving listing files from the ACTIVE drawer into the PENDING drawer is a daily goal. Moving those same files into the SETTLED drawer is the ultimate destination. The speed with which it happens places its own set of demands on both Buyers and Sellers, as… Continue reading Ready – Set – GO!!!
I didn’t hear anyone talking about resolutions on New Year’s Eve, did you? I think most people don’t want to voice what changes they’d like to make, just in case they are unsuccessful. That way, there will be no ‘egg-on-the-face’, you know? I think we are all much too hard on one another. I believe that the… Continue reading New Year – New Ideas – New Habits?