naggar: PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT MAKES SUCCESS - 10/31/12 07:34 AM
Does anyone really believe that the movie they are watching just happened to all come together and everyone spoke and acted well when it was their turn to do so? People just perfectly responded for 2 hours and the director just filmed it all? OUTTAKES are the mistakes that were taken out and replaced via  re-shoots and some editing and the end result is a finished film.
WHAT DO KIDS KNOW?
When I was a kid, that is what I thought took place. So I used to go around looking at people, places and things and think that anything could be … (4 comments)

naggar: HOW MANY AGENTS DOES IT TAKE TO CHANGE A LIGHTBULB - 10/30/12 07:36 AM
NONE is the answer. When you need repairs or handy work you call a repair or handyman. When you want to buy or sell property whether for an investment or to make it home sweet home, you want someone who does that for a living. We don't want one call does it all. We want a specialist. A licensed, dedicated professional who loves what they do and excels at it
FINDING THE RIGHT AGENT
As a client or principal to be, that may be the hardest part of getting started. Finding the right person for your transaction. For one thing, if … (10 comments)

naggar: BUYERS MAKE AN OFFER THAT SEALS THE DEAL - 10/29/12 11:52 AM
Someone puts up their home for sale. People take note and the interested buyers come around. One of them will want the home. Its the dream they imagined and just want to own it now. In today's competitive market where some local Real Estate inventory is scarce, bidding kicks in. It is not the bidding we had right before the crash. NO. It is a bid that will close and hits the right price..
Here is where knowing math comes in handy. If you have to bid a few thousand dollars over the asking price (all things considered), then we are … (44 comments)

naggar: THE LOAN OFFICER MY CLIENT CHOSE WHOA - 10/29/12 11:26 AM
I have a client and a deal scheduled to close. However, we have a drop dead date on the short sale and I had to start making sure things move and stay well ahead of that date. I am handling everything except the loan. My client wanted to use his sourcing for a loan. Fine. I send the loan source an email and get no response. Red Flag for me.
HERE'S THE STORY
First off, I am a one stop shop. I have a team in place that when activated compliments my business plan, protects my client and the flag of … (6 comments)

naggar: WHEN A BUSINESS MISBEHAVES IT NEEDS A SPANKING - 10/29/12 08:54 AM
The opposite is true too. If they are performing as represented, then frequent that business and support it. If not, it may not be there long even if you like it. Feelings wont pay the rent. I often visit with small shops and places around where I live and I buy things. Somethings I need and other things well lets just say it is an investment to keep the money moving around.
GOOD EXPERIENCES MAKE YOU TALK ABOUT IT
I had several good experiences with retailers that bare mentioning. My local Ralph's market made good on some not so ripe watermelons … (4 comments)

naggar: WOULD YOU RATHER BE THE BUYER OR THE SELLER - 10/29/12 07:25 AM
You get one wish on the subject matter. The place is a dream home to live in and lay your head down in. If you keep it, you are guaranteed many a pleasurable day and night. Now, do you want to be the seller who owns it and will cash out equity rich to someone and walk away with a windfall OR would you rather be the buyer who has a chance to own this beauty and live happily ever after?
688 ACRES of HEAVEN
Rancho del Cielo or sky or heavens ranch was that scenario for both the buyer and … (0 comments)

naggar: GRAPE LEAVES WITH RICE PEPPERS ONIONS SPICES WHATEVER - 10/28/12 07:45 AM
Here is one mysterious food called stuffed grape leaves. I mean the flavor one gets by eating a grape leaf is hard to explain. It is in a class of its own for taste. If you look at it, its a leaf like anywhere you see on a tree. But this leaf which comes from the grape tree or vine is plucked and then stuffed with meat or vegetables and then heated, cooked and then served
IT JUST TASTES GOOD
Man is it good. In addition to it being tasty and memorable, it is good for you too. The grape leaf … (7 comments)

naggar: SODIUM PENTOTHAL OR LIE DETECTOR WHICH ONE PLEASE? - 10/27/12 07:21 AM
For those that don't know what sodium pentothal is, it is a drug that induces relaxation and causes you to have little or no will or effort therefore welcoming the truth which is so easy to tell. It is lies that are high energy. I mean you have to remember what you lied about and then keep spinning it from there. S.P. helps tell it like it is. There are many uses for this drug all controversial....
SIMILAR TO TALKING IN YOUR SLEEP
Now the drug does induce a drowsiness or sleepiness and as such people slur their words a little. … (10 comments)

naggar: PEARLS SERIES AUTHOR AT RIVERSIDE BEREANS CHRISTIAN STORE - 10/27/12 06:21 AM
PEARL SERIES author will be at the Riverside Bereans Christian store this Saturday and Sunday to sign books and discuss the latest releases coming out for the PEARLS SERIES of books. In addition to our best sellers PEARLS FOR GIRLS DATING WAITING & SEX...IN SEEKING CUPID...DON'T BE STUPID AND PEARLS FOR THE SOUL selection collection of proverbs...
ANNOUNCING TWO NEW COMING SOON RELEASES
We will be previewing SATAN PRINCE and PRISONER OF THIS WORLD NO PEARLY GATES FOR YOU and THE PEARL OF PEARLS GOD I AM...DO YOU KNOW HIM as well...
PEARLS FOR GIRLS DATING WAITING & SEX...IN SEEKING CUPID...DON'T … (0 comments)

naggar: THIS GUY WHO MAKES EVERY SEAFOOD COCKTAIL BY HAND - 10/26/12 06:41 AM
Years ago, I went to eat at a place that my brother wanted to take me too. Even though it was a few years back, I never forgot the experience of it. Before we go, I am told that it is up to a 2 hour wait to get serviced and this place makes the best large seafood cocktails known to mankind. I put it off until I had some spare time to kill....
THIS EXPERIENCE WILL KILL A 1/2 A DAY EASY...but
First off, you cannot find a place to park so you circle around until you do. Then, you walk up … (9 comments)

naggar: I JUST WANTED TO PLAY WITH BLOCKS SOMEONE ELSE ADDED THE LETTERS - 10/24/12 02:27 PM
I know about ACTIVERAIN's little secret. They took maximizing your exposure, building your business and branding while allowing you to promote your self and cleverly hid it inside a fun and entertaining environment. It reminds me of the alphabet blocks we had growing up. I just wanted to play blocks and someone added ALPHABET letters to them. Lo and behold the Alphabet was creeping into my poor little ignorant, innocent, impressionable brain.
YOUR SPHERE OF INFLUENCE..THE WINDOW OF ACTIVERAIN
It is here now and it will grow in leaps and bounds. It is a welcomed place for the Real Estate practitioner, the one seeking … (3 comments)

naggar: SIMPLE CLEAR CRISP COMMUNICATIONS AT WORK - 10/24/12 07:36 AM
The coveted second bite of the apple does not always exist. Some things live only for a one time only opportunity and if you are available to apply yourself to the opportunity then that may be all it takes for it to land successfully and become yours.
COMMUNICATIONS POWER TRANSACTIONS
When I am in a deal or working on one, whether I try to close or structure it, I always tell and ask everyone the following so as to not have any misunderstandings where time is of the essence. It reminds me of the war that was lost because of the NAIL lost from the … (10 comments)

naggar: YOU LOST THE HOUSE NOT THE AGENT - 10/23/12 08:07 AM
I attended a complaint hearing where the buyer who was rejected brought a complaint against the selling agent. This rejected buyer insisted that his agent file the complaint. The basis was that the house sold for less money than the rejected buyers offer and he couldn't understand why the highest bid was not accepted (his) by the bank in this short sale
LESS EMOTIONS...MORE FACTS
The communications between the agents was present, but not optimum. You see they let their argument control the discussion instead of the facts which I will reveal. If they were calm and communicated, it all would have … (9 comments)

naggar: PEARLS SERIES AUTHOR AND PUBLISHER DOING STORE TOURS - 10/22/12 05:23 PM
Richard Alan Naggar author of the PEARL SERIES of books and Publisher and editor Kathleen Marie Brown out on tour (below). We are available for study group support, point of sale purchases, lectures, seminars, book signings and special events. We come with everything and need just a small space for set-up, display and consumer or reader interaction

On the table are: PEARLS FOR THE SOUL selection collection of inspirational, uplifting and positive sayings. Still the easiest gift to give or receive for any occasion and PEARLS FOR GIRLS DATING WAITING & SEX...IN SEEKING CUPID...DON'T BE STUPID a feminine centered book for ages … (6 comments)

naggar: THE LEARNING CURVE IS HOW WE LEARN - 10/22/12 02:32 PM
Something we don't discuss enough is the start-up of anything or the learning of it. You see you naturally come into the world in this mode and it unfolds on its own as you mature. Children enter into the richness of of it when they start asking HOW and WHY questions about everything. Unfortunately, there are forces in the world that come against that dynamic
ITS IN EVERYONE AND TURNS ON AUTOMATICALLY
It is fitting to remind us that we are all self-contained motion machines with instructions to seek out answers as part of our growth and development. The learning curve is programmed … (0 comments)

naggar: MY FIRST TITLE INSURANCE CLAIM WENT WELL - 10/22/12 07:31 AM
We all have heard the words TITLE INSURANCE in REAL ESTATE  and expect it and pay for it and nothing more is said. It is part of the Real Estate transaction. Reading a policy is interesting as most people don't even know what it means or what to look for. I had a past transaction where I ordered a preliminary title report or pre-lim....
The report showed the usual like the property description, taxes, liens and easements. I just wanted to be sure there were no unknown liens against the property that would affect our purchase price or getting a clean title. I proceeded forward and … (5 comments)

naggar: ALARMS MEANT TO KEEP OUT THE THIEFS NOT THE AGENTS - 10/21/12 07:14 AM
I am sitting on a Real Estate tract subdivision of 84 homes that will be built in phases. Twenty four of the eighty four homes are done and we have four state of the art model homes you can tour all beautifully expensively staged. Just pure eye candy loaded with valuables. I decide to go there early Sunday morning and get ready to open....
HALF ASLEEP...GOT SLOPPY
I have turned the alarm on and off too many times to count. This time, for whatever reason, I put in the wrong code and knew it. What I didn't know was it goes into a higher alert mode when … (6 comments)

naggar: HOW TO KEEP SCORE IN ANY BUSINESS - 10/19/12 09:22 AM
There are so many ways to run a business of that you can be sure. Anyone who is in business should have the mindset of applying the following dynamics constantly: Better, Faster & Cheaper keeps everything running at optimum and of course results will follow. What is compelling and worthy to note is that if you are NOT doing this, your competition is
WHY KEEP BUSINESS WAITING?
I could never understand why there would be a line outside a business waiting for it to open? Here is a chance for management to generate word of mouth by opening the doors early … (2 comments)

naggar: REMEMBERING SPECIAL OCCASIONS HOLIDAYS & ACTIVERAIN POSTS - 10/19/12 07:42 AM
Do not ask for whom the post tolls...it tolls for thee. When I read that some people have never been featured. I can recall that time until one day I was. So now, we have B.F. and A.F... ActiveRain dynamics Before feature and After...It can change your life. To acknowledge a persons contribution by calling extra attention to it is a time honored tradition
HAPPY BIRTHDAY ...toooo   youuuu
A good example of that would be the celebration of a persons birthday. We are saying that for now, right here...we are happy that person is here thus Happy birthday. We also do this with holidays too. We … (4 comments)

naggar: ALL YOU CAN EAT SUSHI CALMS AND SOOTHS - 10/16/12 04:06 PM
There are many that will disagree with the title to this post. However, they have not eaten at my Sushi place. Every morsel melts into your mouth like fresh churned butter from a cow. Then, after pleasing the tongue and palette it is gently invited to journey on to make room for the next morsel...and the next...and the next
ROUND NUMBER ONE
Below: hand rolled spider rolls which are baby soft shell crabs lightly battered, quickly fried and then wrapped in fresh sea weed with crab stuffing, vegetables and rice. Tuna, Ahi, Albacore, Red Snapper and next to that rainbow rolls which … (6 comments)