Jun 22nd 2010 11:13PM As a former Realtor, I for one, don't accept the premise that commission and how hard an Agent works for his/her clients is "What Real Estate Agents Wish You Knew About Their Job". In the almost nine years I was in real estate, I hope my clients always knew (although some did not) that my real joy came in that moment, as a Buyer's Agent, when their eyes lit up upon entering the home they would eventually buy. I had a great system for my Buyers in that we were not house 'shopping', we were truly looking for their 'dream home. More often than not, after the first few hours, I had a great idea of exactly what my clients wanted. I listened intently to their 'oohs' and 'awes' and 'yucks' and then spent the next few days scouring the area for the perfect home. For every one home I showed a client, I'd probably 'previewed' five to eight, i.e. to show five to six homes, I would have 'previewed' 25-50 homes. Literally! Literally, driving to the home looking at it, inside & out if necessary. Typically, my clients fell in love with a home on our second or third 'tour'. THAT's what I wish my clients knew. That I TRULY LOVED watching them FALL IN LOVE with a home and that I did whatever I took to get to see that moment! I did eventually quit the industry (at least temporarily) because it seemed so many were not looking for a 'home' but simply the best deal they could get. Example: A nice listing for $250,000 (in SW metro Denver that's pretty low for an 'average' home in good condition) and they (typically the gentleman) would say, "Let's offer $150K. It's a buyer's market!" It just wasn't worth it any more to try to teach young buyers what it meant to own a HOME...a place where you put down roots, raise a family, enjoy your neighbors, take care of a yard/house... It appears that the days of the Waltons is, unfortunately, behind us.
Mar 27th 2010 1:22AM Thanks, Gentleman. That cleared it up for me! Much appreciated.
Mar 26th 2010 12:26PM Ok, I'll admit I'm not a basketball fan but am a Baylor grad...and a confused one now. This article states that Baylor "made two Final Four appearances in a span of three seasons between the 1947-48 campaign and 1949-50" but then goes on to say that Scott Drew "has the Bears in their first ever Sweet 16". Isn't the 'final four', the top four teams and the 'sweet 16', the top 16? So, if they were in the top four, weren't they also in the top 16 back in 1947-48? I mean, how do you get to the top 4 if you weren't in the top 16? Like I said, I'm not a basketball fan but this just sounds odd.
Mar 13th 2010 4:12PM theworstway
3:22PM Mar 13th 2010
Even though I have good health care and universal health care will only raise my taxes, I can't wait until we adopt universal health care. Why, you ask? Because I care about all human beings, including the millions that are without health care.
What I don't get is the overwhelming amount of Christians who are against universal health care. Wouldn't God want all humans to be healthy? Wouldn't he want us to help each other out? Wouldn't he be disappointed that those who have an abundance of money refuse to give a bit of it up to help out millions?
1) Millions are not without healthcare. They are without health INSURANCE. There is s HUGE difference! Healthcare will be provided those who cannot afford it via the Emergency Room at a hospital, a local county health clinic, doctors willing to care for the indigent, etc. When I was without health insurance (as I am now), my physician charged me far less for a visit than was charged the insurance company. Add'l, when I had insurance and had major surgery, I didn't have the $5K deductible required by my ins. company. I was on a payment plan with the hospital (interest free) from July 2004 until I made my last payment Nov 2009.
2) re Christians wanting all to have health care (see above)
3) re God wanting all human beings to be healthy. Uh...see John 9:1-3 & John 11:3-5 regarding many who are born sick in order that God might be glorified. He is more concerned with our spiritual health/wholeness than our physical health/wholeness. Many face tragedy in this life that they may come to know Jesus as their only true Savior.
4) Yes, He does want us to help each other out. That means you and I personally helping those in need, not giving our money to the govt for the govt to decide who it is that needs 'our help'. Jesus never exhorted His followers to give more to the govt so that the govt could do more. He exhorted His followers to love God with their whole heart, soul, mind, love others as themselves.
5)Yes, it would be disappointing if those who have the ability to create wealth are refused that ability because they have to give rediculous amounts of money to the govt to waste it on ketchup/catsup studies, bridges for turtles in FL, etc. rather than personally helping those in need!
Feb 23rd 2010 9:49PM You may not see all of his products there, but his white "Set It And Forget It" Rotisserie IS on the counter, just to the right of the clock in the kitchen photo. BTW, perhaps, you were just trying to be funny, but you're not. Stop being a jacka**.
Feb 12th 2010 8:24PM Tomas
10:17AM Feb 12th 2010
Your statement cannot be true because you are already paying for healtcare for every American on Medicaid. I understood what you were saying but it is not just illegal aliens who are costing you big bucks.
--So, let's just kill all of the old people and disabled folks!
Really? We're 'already paying for the healthcare for every American on Medicaid' is your argument?
Feb 12th 2010 3:56PM usermn3156
DottieDot's world MAY be small, but you are simply repugnant, and I assume a male because real women don't talk about each other that way, you arrogant, pompass a**.
Feb 12th 2010 12:27AM I met a woman just yesterday named "Gift". I thought it was fabulous but I'm sure there are a zillion people who might think otherwise. It's your baby! Name her whatever you want! If she wants to change it later, I'm sure you wouldn't stop her. Just don't name your son Sue. :-)
Feb 11th 2010 11:15PM AMEN! fatblackandhappy I'm with you. If the kids weren't so 'stimulated' every 3.2 seconds with their tvs, video games, ipods, mp3 players, cell phones/text messages, etc., maybe they wouldn't be so stressed out all the time. It's just a test. We're coddling these kids all the time and they have absolutely zero self-discipline. My district's version of "No pass, no play" was: "Have Fs and Ds and want to play football? No problem, honey. If you INCREASE your grade this week, we'll just pretend you didn't have that F last week, ok sweetie." Give me a break.