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March 18, 2007
| Real Estate Commission/You Get What You Pay For
Interesting article in Saturday’s Journal (also Sunday online) about a married couple who listed their house with a Broker/REALTOR, who shall remain nameless, and ended up getting what they felt was “double charged” on the commission rate once there house had an accepted offer o...
Posted by oliviasdad at 8:20 a.m. | Talkbacks
Feb. 23, 2007
| The Devil Consumer
Customer... "Is this purse going to go down in price anymore?" Me: "No. Its' already 70% off. It's the final markdown" Cusotmer: "Are you sure?" Me: "Yes I'm very sure. We don't mark down any further than 70 per...
Posted by kristin at 8:18 a.m. | Talkbacks
Jan. 23, 2007
| I Know Your Louis Vuitton Bag is Fake
I know people are thrilled to be attending these purse parties. Hey, it seems like a good idea right? All those pretty designer names all lined up; PRADA, LOUIS VUITTON, GUCCI, CHANEL, HERMES etc. Its kind of like a grown up candy isle isn't it? Pretty colors and sha...
Posted by kristin at 10:04 a.m. | Talkbacks
Jan. 22, 2007
| Low Rise Jeans ... Please Reconsider
I don't know about you all, but I hate going shopping for jeans. It's a painful glimpse at the reality of "post holiday weight", the odds that the most expensive pair will be the pair that "works", and my own personal theory that there are only five people in M...
Posted by kristin at 9:45 a.m. | Talkbacks
Jan. 19, 2007
| Every REALTOR is Created Equal...Sort of
Every REALTOR is created equal. Yes…I said it…every REALTOR is indeed created equal. Do you know one of us Milwaukee? I’d be willing to bet that you do. In this day and age, you can’t go out in public swinging a dead cat and NOT hit someone that ei...
Posted by oliviasdad at 12:46 p.m. | Talkbacks
Jan. 17, 2007
| Props to the hoodie
Now that winter's chill is upon us, I feel compelled to extend my glorious praise for the lowly hoodie. As I was walking down the street today, a brisk wind cut through the air. Normally this wind would have permeated my every cell, but not today. No, folks, I was rocking my...
Posted by TomSellecksMustache at 8:54 p.m. | Talkbacks
Dec. 28, 2006
In about 2 hours I'll be interveiwing for a job. The timing couldn't be better as if I got it I would probably start next week, just as my money reserves are officially depleted. 'God I hope I get it, I really hope I get it...' (seinfeld reference).
Posted by mortauthority at 10:18 a.m. | Talkbacks
Dec. 20, 2006
| This job wasn't for me
The grey clouds didn't relent as I pulled up at the house of an old office friend. I hadn't seen or actually talked to her since I quit that particular job about 3 years ago so it would be nice to visit her. I was greeted at the door and we said our hellos. Her, her boyfriend and I proc...
Posted by mortauthority at 1:24 p.m. | Talkbacks
| Land Lord Gives Cold House, Cold Shoulder
Last night the temperature of my house dropped 20 degrees. Our fish started floating upside down. Little work was accomplished because our computers couldn't be turned on and holding steady while shivering was proving to be a difficult task. This was night number two without heat. The first ni...
Posted by littletinyfish at 10:41 a.m. | Talkbacks
Dec. 18, 2006
| I rented Glengarry Glen Ross and watched it.
I settled into a routine the next couple of days of driving to the office while listening to Larry Meeler's show on wpr and then stopping in at a Thai Coffeeshop in a strip mall in Mequon prior to the training session. The place is called Bang Thai and it has a few machines for free internet use,...
Posted by mortauthority at 11:53 a.m. | Talkbacks