Rural life with a mouse always keeps it interesting. Everyone has their mouse catching stories, from humor to sheer yuck! So my sister — unable to have an indoor cat to do mouse patrol because she’s extremely allergic — has tried various methods with extreme results. In her last home, someone in the neighborhood had used rodent poison and she ended up with one dead mouse decaying in a wall with a horrible smell. Not sure which wall, it became a hit and miss to locate and eradicate the corpse. Kind of like whack-a-mole.
The Code of Ethics in real estate practice is governed by the National Association of Realtors. We are members as Realtors. The articles contained within the code are so important. It always surprises me how these are not practiced by some real estate practitioners. Having a California Broker’s License does not mean that every licensed individual is always working within the parameters of honest and fair dealings.
To file a complaint requires time and effort. By the time the offender has closed escrow with you, often it is just so much paperwork many agents will not file. For the most part, the Sacramento Association of Realtors Grievance Committee and Pro Standards Committees are not kept very busy considering how many members we have. The horror stories I have heard over the 25 years in my practice makes me shake my head in frustration.
September 11th is a day of remembering for many people. There are certain days in your memory where you know where you were standing and what you were doing. It was a day I will forever remember. Also, it was my Sister’s birthday. This is a hard holiday for her as she doesn’t feel like celebrating on September 11th. We celebrate her birthday a few days after.
It is a day each year where I tend to work a bit harder. It was a busy day in real estate and so much going on. The year is almost 2/3 of the way over and we are quickly approaching the year 2020. So, September 11th is a day of remembering. It was also a challenging day in Sacramento real estate .There were escrows closing and new listings to work on. The day quickly came to a close. There is always more to do each new day.
Computer and cats in Sacramento is a fun blog to write about. As I was starting to write, my cat, Kits, jumped up onto my computer tower. It is positioned right behind the monitor. He looked over the top and was playing hide and seek. This photo is worth a 1000 words. The good news, I’m not going to write 1000 words, lol.
The joys of working from home are the cats keep me smiling. Kits is a purebred male Ragdoll cat. I own his mother and father, so I have had him since the day he was born. The cats often come and sit right in front of monitor, I call it the command center.
Inspiration for writing a blog 7 days per week, necessary? Some days there are some very interesting occurrences that are really fun to write about. Some days it may not be fun at all. A blog could be about an escrow with a very difficult agent, who made you want to pull your hair out. Sometimes frustration provides fuel for interesting dialogue and a great conversation online.
Some days there may not be an exciting topic at all, as nothing exciting comes to mind. As you write, the topic begins to bloom and the words just come. A title and the photo are the key ingredients for your blog. Picking the right photo is part of the process. A great photo provides a visual cue that may help engage a reader.