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HomeGain Releases Top Five ROI-Driven Home Improvement Projects for 2011
According to HomeGain.com's newly released 2011 home improvement survey, the top five home improvements (under $5,000) that real estate professionals recommend to home sellers based on average cost and return on investment (from highest to lowest Read More...

Posted Friday, January 28, 2011 3:15 PM by Sheila Bell | 0 Comments


Attachment(s): http://www.realestatechannel.com/us-markets/residential-real-estate-1/home-improvement-projects-homegaincom-2011-home-improvement-survey-roi-best-home-improvement-projects-to-add-value-to-home-3780.php#

NAR survey says homeownership still popular
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Posted Friday, January 28, 2011 11:40 AM by Sheila Bell | 0 Comments


Attachment(s): 1-11 +Home Owner survey.rtf

"You've Got To Be Carefully Taught"/South Pacific
The lyrics from Rodger and Hammerstein's memorable musical, "South Pacific" fits today's celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Listen to the song-I have never heard a song that so perfectly identifies the idiocy of discrimination Read More...

Posted Monday, January 17, 2011 9:25 PM by Sheila Bell | 0 Comments

Old Age-Not Me!
As I read the news this morning, there are a couple of stories that caught my attention. One, in the New York Times, was about the increase in use of social networking by ages 45 and up. From December 2008 to May 2010, those in every generation 45 and Read More...

Posted Monday, December 27, 2010 8:19 AM by Sheila Bell | 0 Comments


Attachment(s): http://pewsocialtrends.org/2009/06/29/growing-old-in-america-expectations-vs-reality/2/

Lack of Sunshine
It's that time of year again! The lack of sunshine, lack of Vitamin D and "the blues" are all related. Actually, "the blues" can be more that just a bad day and should be taken seriously. While the cause of Seasonal Affective Disorder Read More...

Posted Sunday, December 26, 2010 1:29 PM by Sheila Bell | 0 Comments

Musings on end of year planning
It comes to the end of the calendar year and the beginning of a new career year and I am evaluating how to organize and prioritize. This seems so very easy to "tell" others how to do it; but not so simple to identify for myself. Is this why Read More...

Posted Tuesday, December 21, 2010 10:17 PM by Sheila Bell | 0 Comments

Musings
Having recently changed companies, I am in the process of examing the future (immediate, near, distant). It occurs to me that I've been in somewhat of a fog for far too long and it's time to get off of my proverbial "butt". There is Read More...

Posted Tuesday, December 14, 2010 11:43 AM by Sheila Bell | 0 Comments

Realtors Amend Its Code of Ethics to Include Protection for the GLBT Community
Is sexual orientation discrimination in housing legal? Maybe. By Lani Rosales on November 9, 2010 Can landlords legally deny renting to a gay couple because they’re gay? Can a Realtor refuse to negotiate on behalf of a transgendered woman because Read More...

Posted Tuesday, November 09, 2010 9:15 PM by Sheila Bell | 1 Comments

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The Ten Must-Have Tools for Mobile Office Productivity
Learn the little-known, proven tools top agents are using as mobile agents to successfully manage their mobile offices. From your smart phone, your laptop, digital camera, and even to your car organizer, you'll leave this session knowing the most Read More...

Posted Monday, October 11, 2010 9:01 AM by Sheila Bell | 0 Comments


Attachment(s): http://www.realtor.org/education/weekly_ru_webinars?wt.mc_id=ru0072&WT.mc_id=LS100610&CAT=Educ

Rightsizing Your Home How to reshape your house for the way you live now
AARP has wonderful articles accessible online. Even if you're not yet 50 (you mean everyone isn't?)...you can register to read. In fact this was posted on Realtor.Org. How about hiring someone to help? In Cincinnati, Jo Potvin is a favorite of Read More...

Posted Monday, October 11, 2010 8:22 AM by Sheila Bell | 1 Comments


Attachment(s): http://www.aarp.org/home-garden/home-improvement/info-08-2010/right-sizing_your_home.html

Listing Photos Reveal Photographic Trickery...?
In reading the article on the fol lowing ad in a NY publication, I was struck by the dilemma Realtors sometimes encounter. Is it in the best interest of their sellers to alter a photographic image to enhance the listing? Or does dramatic alteration violate Read More...

Posted Sunday, October 10, 2010 8:46 AM by Sheila Bell | 0 Comments


Attachment(s): http://curbed.com/archives/2010/10/01/broker-flub-reveals-photo-fraud.php

ACT NOW! Stop bullying!
An Important Message from Ellen About Bullying - The Ellen DeGeneres Show Please open and read this important message from Ellen about the epidemic of bullying (and in too many cases, results in suicides) of our children! Please send letters to the editor Read More...

Posted Friday, October 01, 2010 10:15 AM by Sheila Bell | 1 Comments

My musings on the upcoming week
http://www.ohiorealtors.org/meetings/convention/10Conv/index.html Read More...

Posted Monday, September 06, 2010 7:19 AM by Sheila Bell | 1 Comments

The Dash Movie
As I contemplate the loss of a dear friend to the real estate industry, coincidentally I received this beautiful video. It is taken from words from one friend to another at the "celebration of their life". It is a beautiful remembrance and I Read More...

Posted Wednesday, August 11, 2010 7:26 AM by Sheila Bell | 0 Comments

Robert Redford: It's the Opportunity, Stupid
Interesting read. What do you think? Read More...

Posted Tuesday, July 27, 2010 12:26 PM by Sheila Bell | 0 Comments


Attachment(s): http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robert-redford/its-the-opportunity-stupi_b_660533.html?view=print

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