blogs: Michelle Carr Crowe’s Three Empowering Women's Tales From Oct. 16 - 10/16/14 02:33 PM
Michelle Carr Crowe’s Three Empowering Women's Tales From Oct. 16
by Cupertino REALTOR Michelle Carr Crowe
 
When enjoying a break from selling houses in San Jose, Cupertino and Santa Clara, Calif., I love learning new facts.
Here are three empowering women's tales from this date in history, October 16, courtesy of Wikipedia. Two have to do with royalty and ruling their respective countries, and one is about ascending Mount Everest.
·                    690 – Empress Wu Zetian ascends to the throne of the Tang dynasty and proclaims herself ruler of the Chinese Empire.
 
·                    1384 – Jadwiga is crowned King of Poland, although she is a woman.
 
·                    1978 – Wanda … (2 comments)

blogs: Michelle Carr Crowe’s Trio of Thrilling Tales From This Date August 28 - 08/28/14 10:14 PM
Michelle Carr Crowe’s Trio of Thrilling Tales From This Date August 28
By Michelle Carr Crowe, Cupertino real estate agent
When I take a break from selling houses in San Jose, Cupertino and Santa Clara, Calif., I love learning new facts. Here are three thrilling tales from this date in history, August 19, courtesy of Wikipedia.  
·         1565 – Pedro Menéndez de Avilés sights land near 
      St. Augustine, Florida. He establishes what will become the oldest continuously occupied city founded by a European in the continental United States.
·         1845 – The first issue of Scientific American magazine is published.
·         1859 – The  solar storm of 1859, … (1 comments)

blogs: Overcoming Obstacles Ask the Experts Panel Tu., Aug. 19, 1 pm-2:30 pm - 08/17/14 10:59 PM
Overcoming Obstacles Ask the Experts Panel Tu., Aug. 19, 1 pm-2:30 pm
By Michelle Carr Crowe, Cupertino real estate agent
Are you experiencing obstacles in your real estate practice?  
Bring your challenges to Keller Williams Cupertino's "Ask the Experts" Panel on Tues., August 19th from 1 pm to 2:30 pm.  Learn the difference between an objection and a condition, then find out how to overcome those obstacles and help move your clients, and your business, forward. 
 
This event is free and open to all agents from all brokerages. Keller Williams Cupertino is located at 19400 Stevens Creek, Suite #200, … (1 comments)

blogs: I Wasn’t Aware Closing Costs Would Be So High” - 08/03/14 06:18 PM

I often hear this from Silicon Valley home Buyers and sellers, "I Wasn’t Aware Closing Costs Would Be So High”. Online calculators can be helpful as a starting point, but a professional can give a much better (and closer) estimate on closing costs.
Often home sellers and buyers look at a REALTOR(R) as a cost when the agent(s) can be the catalyst with the knowledge and creativity that find the ways that make the deal work-whether by negotiating a credit from the seller, finding a family member to gift the funds or wrap the difference into the loan.
Or even that … (5 comments)

blogs: Michelle Carr Crowe’s Three Thrilling Tales From This Date August 3 - 08/03/14 11:53 AM
Michelle Carr Crowe’s Three Thrilling Tales From This Date August 3  
By Michelle Carr Crowe, Cupertino real estate agent
Do you enjoy learning new and interesting historical facts and trivia? When I’m not selling houses in San Jose, Cupertino and Santa Clara, Calif., so do I. Courtesy of Wikipedia, here are three thrilling tales from this date in history, August 3.
·         1492 – Christopher Columbus sets sail from Palos de la Frontera, Spain. 
·         1527 – The first known letter from North America is sent by John Rut while at St. John's, Newfoundland.
·         1852 – In the first American intercollegiate athletic event Harvard University wins the first Boat Race between Yale … (2 comments)

blogs: 6 Strange, Surprising, World-Changing Facts That Started on April 6 - 04/06/14 10:18 PM
6 Strange, Surprising, World-Changing Facts That Started on April 6
By REALTOR® Michelle Carr Crowe, Silicon Valley real estate guide
 
If you’ve read my RESULTS blog, you know I enjoy discovering new facts and interesting pieces of history. That’s why I like to share intriguing stories from our local newspaper the San Jose Mercury News, as well favorite print and online magazines Mental Floss and Smithsonian Magazine. 
 
Here are today’s 6 Strange, Surprising and World-Changing Facts That Started on April 6. I hope you find them interesting, too.
6 Strange but True Events That Occurred on April 6
 
1.        1896 – In Athens, Greece, the opening … (1 comments)

blogs: 5 Fascinating Facts That Occurred on February 25 - 02/25/14 11:33 PM
5 Fascinating Facts That Occurred on February 25
by REALTOR® Michelle Carr Crowe, Silicon Valley real estate guide   
Do you know what interesting items happened today in history on February 25? Today’s collection of facts is courtesy of History Orb.
While interesting, these fun facts have nothing to do with my real estate business of helping families buy and sell Silicon Valley homes-they just add spice to life.
Here are today’s 5 Fascinating Facts That Occurred on February 25. I hope you find them interesting, too.

See how many of these “5 Fascinating Facts That Occurred on February 25” you … (8 comments)

blogs: Christmas Lights Bay Area How to Find Them from San Jose to Palo Alto - 12/10/13 11:22 PM
Christmas Lights Bay Area How to Find Them from San Jose to Palo Alto
by Michelle Carr Crowe
Is seeing Bay Area Christmas Lights on the family‘s holiday to-do list? From San Jose to Palo Alto, Cupertino to Livermore, San Francisco to Sacramento, there's now an easy way to find the best Christmas light displays in any Northern California location, from Santa Clara County to Alameda, Tehama and Sacramento counties.
California Christmas Lights (formerly Lights Of The Valley), a website guide created by Alex Duorov of Livermore back in December of 1999, has seen over 1.4 million views.
Originally conceptualized as a … (4 comments)

blogs: “Guy Fawkes, Susan B. Anthony and Saddam Hussein Have What in Common?” - 11/05/13 07:09 PM
“Guy Fawkes, Susan B. Anthony and Saddam Hussein Have What in Common?”
By REALTOR® Michelle Carr Crowe
“Guy Fawkes, Susan B. Anthony and Saddam Hussein have what in common?”
All three share an important anniversary on November 5th.
Curious to learn more about these three public figures, Guy Fawkes, Susan B. Anthony and Saddam Hussein? Read along to find out information on these three people, as well as other interesting facts that happened on November 5th.
1605 – Gunpowder Plot: Guy Fawkes is arrested. Fawkes was one of 13 English Catholic conspirators planning to kill the Protestant King James and replace him … (11 comments)

blogs: “What Do Chloroform, Chimpanzees and King Tut Have in Common?” - 11/05/13 12:06 AM
“What Do Chloroform, Chimpanzees and King Tut Have in Common?”
By REALTOR® Michelle Carr Crowe
“Do you know what Chloroform, Chimpanzees and King Tut have in common?”
All three share an important anniversary on November 4th.
Curious to learn more about Chloroform, Chimpanzees and King Tut? Read along to find out information on these and other interesting facts that happened on November 4th.
1429 – Joan of Arc liberates Saint-Pierre-le-Moûtier.
1847 – British physician Sir James Young Simpson discovers the anaesthetic properties of chloroform. (Simpson tested chloroform on himself and two colleagues to discover this.) Simpson graduated from the University of Edinburgh at 18 and by 28 … (6 comments)

blogs: “What Do Godzilla, Black Bart and Chevrolet Have in Common?” - 11/03/13 04:47 PM
“What Do Godzilla, Black Bart and Chevrolet Have in Common?”
By Michelle Carr Crowe, Silicon Valley REALTOR®
“Do you know what Godzilla, Black Bart and Chevrolet have in common?”
All three share an important anniversary on November 3rd.
Here are the more details on the notable anniversaries for Godzilla, Black Bart and Chevrolet, along with information on other interesting facts that also occurred on November 3rd.
1783 – The American Continental Army is disbanded.
1868 – John Willis Menard was the first African American elected to the United States Congress. Because of an electoral challenge, he was never seated.
1883 – Robber "Black Bart the poet" gets away with … (4 comments)

blogs: “What Do Cheerleading, Twenty-One and Howard Hughes Have in Common?” - 11/02/13 10:00 PM
“What Do Cheerleading, Twenty-One and Howard Hughes Have in Common?”
By Michelle Carr Crowe, Silicon Valley REALTOR®
Do you know what Cheerleading, Twenty-One and Howard Hughes Have in Common?
All three share an important anniversary on November 2nd.
Here are the more details on the notable anniversaries for Cheerleading, Twenty-One and Howard Hughes, along with other interesting trivia and facts that also occurred on November 2nd.
1898 – Cheerleading is started at the University of Minnesota with male cheerleader Johnny Campbell leading the crowd in cheering on the football team. 
1920 – In the United States, radio station KDKA of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania begins broadcasting on the air waves as the first commercial radio station. … (6 comments)

blogs: Best Pumpkin Patches in Silicon Valley, Calif. - 10/31/13 10:59 PM
"Best Pumpkin Patches in Silicon Valley, Calif."
by Michelle Carr Crowe
Finding the right pumpkin is an important decision for a child to make.
Finding the right pumpkin patch makes the event memorable, the quest successful and the time together priceless.
Here are some of the "best Pumpkin Patches in Silicon Valley, Calif.", including San Jose, San Martin and Saratoga.
Queens, Saratoga Avenue between Cox and 85, Saratoga
Features lots of cutouts for children to pose with, hay bales to climb on (but not stacked high), as well as a petting zoo with pigs, goats and bunnies.
Pumpkin prices: smallest $5, … (0 comments)

blogs: Be Prepared for a Fun Halloween-#8 Safety Tip For Treats not Tricks - 10/31/13 10:32 PM
Be Prepared for a Fun Halloween-#8 Safety Tip For Treats not Tricks
Part 8 of an 8-part series Halloween countdown
By San Jose REALTOR® Michelle Carr Crowe
Halloween time is here! Make sure the people you care about enjoy a fun (and safe) time by reading and sharing this 8-part Halloween countdown series, “Be Prepared for a Fun Halloween with Safety Tips For Treats not Tricks in San Jose, Calif.”
My late mother, San Jose, Calif. real estate legend Judy Carr, loved the costumes, the candy and the creativity represented by Halloween. Here is safety tip #8-Be Prepared 1-2-3  to help … (1 comments)

blogs: Why Do We Need Real Estate Agents Anyway in Santa Clara County? - 10/31/13 05:33 PM
"Why Do We Need Real Estate Agents Anyway in Santa Clara County?"
by Michelle Carr Crowe, Cupertino real estate agent
(Inspired by a question on Trulia.com).
"Why Do We Need Real Estate Agents Anyway in Santa Clara County?" queried Holly on Trulia.
If you were planning a simple trip from San Jose, Calif. (or anywhere in Santa Clara County) to Disneyland in Anaheim, Calif., you may or may not need a travel agent nor a guide.
However, an experienced agent or guide may know of special discounts, group benefits and planning tips that will make the journey safer, less expensive and more … (3 comments)

blogs: What Do Mount Rushmore, Martin Luther & 7 Billion Day Have in Common? - 10/30/13 11:41 PM
What Do Mount Rushmore, Martin Luther & 7 Billion Day Have in Common?
By Michelle Carr Crowe, Silicon Valley REALTOR®
Do you know what Mount Rushmore, Martin Luther and 7 Billion Day have in common? All three share an important anniversary on October 31st , along with  Halloween.

To learn more details these notable anniversaries for Mount Rushmore, Martin Luther and 7 Billion Day, read these facts below, along with other interesting facts that occurred on October 31st.
1517 – German monk Martin Luther posts his 95 theses on the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg. They are in “protest” of the practices of certain Catholic … (5 comments)

blogs: Be Prepared for a Fun Halloween-#7 Safety Tip For Treats not Tricks - 10/30/13 11:16 PM
Be Prepared for a Fun Halloween-#7 Safety Tip For Treats not Tricks
Part 7 of an 8-part series Halloween countdown
By Cupertino, Calif. REALTOR® Michelle Carr Crowe
Halloween time is almost upon us! Make sure the people you care about enjoy a fun (and safe) time by reading and sharing this 8-part Halloween countdown series, “Be Prepared for a Fun Halloween with Safety Tips For Treats not Tricks in San Jose, Calif.”.
My late mother, San Jose, Calif. real estate legend Judy Carr, loved the costumes, the candy and the creativity represented by Halloween. She also had some wise ways to … (2 comments)

blogs: Be Prepared for a Fun Halloween-Safety Tip #6 For Treats not Tricks - 10/30/13 11:01 PM
Be Prepared for a Fun Halloween-Safety Tip #6 For Treats not Tricks
Part 6 of an 8-part series Halloween countdown
By Santa Clara County, Calif. REALTOR® Michelle Carr Crowe
Halloween time is almost upon us! Make sure the people you care about enjoy a fun (and safe) time by reading and sharing this 8-part Halloween countdown series, “Be Prepared for a Fun Halloween with Safety Tips For Treats not Tricks in Santa Clara County, Calif.”.
My late mother, San Jose, Calif. real estate legend Judy Carr, loved the costumes, the candy and the creativity represented by Halloween. Read her Safety Tip #6 for … (0 comments)

blogs: Social Experiment Shows Confidence and Personality Win Over Looks - 10/30/13 07:28 PM
Social Experiment Shows Confidence and Personality Win Over Looks
by Michelle Carr Crowe, San Jose, Calif. REALTOR(R)

ViralViralVideos just posted a video of a social experiment wherein a young man, Jason, dons a fat suit and then approaches several different young women to meet them and get them to like him enough to give him their numbers.
In a few of these situations, Jason even is physically clumsy and some of these young ladies help him.
Real estate can feel like a similar social experiment. Many other agents can appear more facially beautiful or physically appealing, or successful. 
What happens if … (4 comments)

blogs: Be Prepared for a Fun Halloween-#5 Safety Tip For Treats not Tricks - 10/30/13 04:29 PM
Be Prepared for a Fun Halloween-#5 Safety Tip For Treats not Tricks
Part 5 of an 8-part series Halloween countdown
By San Jose REALTOR® Michelle Carr Crowe
Halloween is almost here! To ensure a fun time is enjoyed by all, read and share this 8-part Halloween countdown series, “Be Prepared for a Fun Halloween with Safety Tips For Treats not Tricks”.
My late mother, Silicon Valley real estate legend Judy Carr, loved the excitement and make-believe elements of Halloween. Wecelebrated with “cool” candy (Snickers, Musketeers, Milky Way and 100 Grand bars to distribute), and celebrated the creativity in costumes.
Due … (2 comments)

 
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