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By Diane Grady on 11/13/2011 1:40 PM
Today I am heading for Palmilla, The one and Only Resort, in Mexico. I am going with The Tony Robbins Platinum Partners Group, that I joined while at a Business Mastery class in Fiji this summer. There are only 4 of these trips annually, and this one is my first.
By Diane Grady on 11/13/2011 1:38 PM
In a sleepy little town named Saint Augustine Florida you will find some of the most beautiful stretches of the Intracoastal Waterway, anywhere in the state. Where our neighbors to the north and south of us narrow to small canals with homes peering over the edges at each other, Saint Augustine has broad sparkling waterways mostly bordered by marshes and other natural vegetation.
By Diane Grady on 11/13/2011 1:36 PM
Pelican Reef is an exclusive waterfront community located just south west of Anastasia Island's famous Lighthouse.  There will only be 125 homes to ever be built here on this pristine tract of land, bordered by the sparkling Intracoastal waterway to the west, and extensive marshlands filled with native birds of every size and color!
By Diane Grady on 11/13/2011 1:34 PM
I am Activerain!! I find that since I have become a member of the Activerain family I hardly go on facebook or any of the other social media sites. There is just so much great information here. I learn something every day! Where else can you do that in such abundance. Also, the new friends. I feel like I already know some of you and am so grateful for all the help and friendship you have generously shared with me. This is my first contest!!!! Thank you! Thank you!!
By Diane Grady on 11/13/2011 1:32 PM
In this chaotic economic environment I find that there are sellers are looking to list with Realtors that will give them a "reduced rate commission".  I for one do not accept those listings as I want to work with someone who Respects and Values what I do for a Living. Key phrase, I do this for a living!!! For as long as I can remember, commissions have been set at 6%. While the cost of gas, advertising and everything else has risen substantially, the Realtors fee of 6% has remained the same.
By Diane Grady on 11/13/2011 1:28 PM
This year was an outstanding year to celebrate Halloween in our community. There were over 40 children participating. The neighbors organized a hay ride, bobbing for apples, and lots of covered pans of things for the children to reach in and grab like bat eyeballs and other horrid things. The children were darling and it was a safe and happy Halloween for all.
By Diane Grady on 11/13/2011 1:25 PM
It is always a pleasure to work with someone who is nice. When searching for properties to show your buyers do you by chance take a look at who the listing agent is?? Sometimes it can determine whether or not the property actually gets shown!!
By Diane Grady on 11/13/2011 1:21 PM
Today I had a few extra minutes and decided to make myself more familiar with Activerain. Seeing as I am a somewhat new member, I thought that I would familiarize myself with the site. I found a home page that had all of the staff of Activerain. How impressive is this!!! I had no idea that it was such a huge, impressive group of folks! Now I know why it is so professional. I truly get how it runs so smoothly, and how you instantly are part of something new and wonderful when you join.
By Diane Grady on 11/13/2011 1:19 PM
In this market it is very difficult for home owners to know where to price their homes. They are really in need of our services and expertise more than ever. In the beginning of this declining market I found that many agents were listing very high, well over what one could expect the offers to come in at, in order to make the buyers feel like they were getting a deal when they offered a much lower price that was then accepted. The philosophy behind this was that because the offers were so low, they had to price higher, just expecting this. I did not succumb to this pattern and am glad that I did not.
By Diane Grady on 11/13/2011 1:16 PM
This Sunday was a pristine day in Saint Augustine Florida. While the temperatures were about 81 degrees, the air was cool and crisp like a fall day in the mountains. What a winning combination!! We decided to take our boat out for an hour or so and I just had to share with you a very small part of what we enjoyed.
By Diane Grady on 11/13/2011 1:04 PM
"People are often unreasonable and self-centered. Forgive them anyway. If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives. Be kind anyway. If you are honest, people may cheat you. Be honest anyway. If you find happiness, people may be jealous. Be happy anyway. The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow.Do good anyway. Give the world the best you have and it may never be enough. Give you best anyway. For you see, in the end, it is between you and God.  It was never between you and them." - Mother Teresa


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