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Real Estate Broker/Owner - Riverbend Realty, Cape Girardeau, MO
ABR, GRI, buyer's rep, seller's agent, relocation, REO, foreclosure, HUD listings, Fannie Mae listings

ARCHIVED BLOG POSTS

2011 

Dear Agent: Don't email me every time you get a price reduction, a new listing, or your seller decides to offer a selling agent bonus (unless--maybe--if it's enough to finance a family vacation). I  pay MLS dues. That means I get updated information through MLS. Your email notices to me are spam,...
12/30/2011
  You miss 100% of the shots you don't take. ~Wayne Gretzky I first heard that slice of wisdom from my daughter's church league basketball coach nearly 20 years ago. He put it on hand-written signs for every girl to post in her room. I thought then that it was a basketball quote, but also I know ...
12/29/2011
The caller wanted to see one of the company's listings, but she wanted an appointment that day, 30 minutes after our office closed. The floor agent did not want to work that late and offered the phone call to me. I now have a very nice listing, another deal under contract, and the prospect of yet...
12/27/2011
The office was closed for the holiday but the phone was ringing, so I answered it. Actually, the phone rang three times while I was in the office for a short time today. The first two callers asked for their agents. Both already had their agents' cell phone numbers, so those calls were quickly di...
12/26/2011
As I rounded the corner, I saw the tarped roof of the "good" condition house I was about to show to my client. While he wants a moderate house, he has clearly told me that he does not want a "fixer." When he phoned me today about the new listing which had been delivered to his inbox via the MLS a...
12/17/2011
When I left teaching and went into sales, I got a very RUDE awakening. Though that first sales job was actually educational sales IN EXACTLY THE FIELD where I had been widely recognized as among the best in the state (and even the nation), I found that my former colleagues suddenly had instant su...
12/17/2011
Don't even bother to read this! I'm just trying to get caught up on logging my efforts during December (for the challenge, of course). While it seems others are busy getting ready for Christmas, I have been slammed with business this month. Now don't get me wrong, I'm thrilled. Business has been ...
12/13/2011
I could get lost in the Android Market on my cell phone for hours, and so much of it is free (for the price of watching ads). Dictionary.com is my new favorite: Just say a word, and the Dictionary.com ap will spell it for you. Now isn't that a kick? You can even say the word wrong, as is the case...
12/11/2011
Because I was with my sister, who got out of the hospital yesterday and is recovering from major surgery, I maintained contact with my business base primarily via cell phone. I referred one customer to another agent. I was also able to locate a plat for some acreage and forwarded that to a potent...
12/04/2011
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Liz Lockhart

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