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  • Is An Inspection Really Necessary?

    It's a beautiful day, you have finally found a home and the rain waters are drying.  You're feeling pretty good about the upcoming inspection and you are full of optimism about that inspection ...
    Posted to Sheila Bell (Weblog) by 615345 on May 10, 2011
  • NAR survey says homeownership still popular

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    Posted to Sheila Bell (Weblog) by 615345 on January 28, 2011
  • 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 older more than doubled their participation. Adults 74 and older who are online ...
    Posted to Sheila Bell (Weblog) by 615345 on December 27, 2010
  • 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 so much to do, so little time in which to accomplish that which I intend.  ...
    Posted to Sheila Bell (Weblog) by 615345 on December 14, 2010
  • 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 she’s transgendered? Can a builder jack up the price of ...
    Posted to Sheila Bell (Weblog) by 615345 on November 9, 2010
  • Online-Offline Networking At Any Age

    "Combining online/offline networking gets the most out of relationship building.  By implementing both online and offline, target markets are increased exponentially."    So says a Pew Research report on the "new paradigm shift".  Are you combining both so that you "leave no client prospect or active ...
    Posted to Sheila Bell (Weblog) by 615345 on October 29, 2010
  • 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 many Realtors, but there are others as well. Enjoy!  A most ...
    Posted to Sheila Bell (Weblog) by 615345 on October 11, 2010
  • 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 of your local papers; contact school officials; contact public officials and anyone else ...
    Posted to Sheila Bell (Weblog) by 615345 on October 1, 2010
  • My musings on the upcoming week

    I'm trying to get myself geared up this morning to finish the update on an online course I wrote a few years ago and looking for a brief distraction.  Thinking that I haven't posted in much too long, "talking" with you is the best thing I can think of! Besides finishing the course update, this is the week of the Ohio ...
    Posted to Sheila Bell (Weblog) by 615345 on September 6, 2010
  • A Conversation with a Friend

    I had lunch with a good friend last week who owns a management consulting company.  As always, the conversation was insightful and useful.  We are both especially interested in customer relations management, so that was our primary topic. We compared stories and they were startling!  How about calling a purported sales professional ...
    Posted to Sheila Bell (Weblog) by 615345 on August 9, 2010
  • Robert Redford: It's the Opportunity, Stupid

    Interesting read.  What do you think?
    Posted to Sheila Bell (Weblog) by 615345 on July 27, 2010
  • Is It Important to Understand Yourself?

    Of course it is and we all know it.  But do we understand how important really understanding and being able to behave appropriately "in spite of it? Some people spend year in therapy to determine the answers to the meaning of their lives.  Others seem to be intuitively sensitive to themselves and aware.  Still others never ...
    Posted to Sheila Bell (Weblog) by 615345 on July 27, 2010
  • Use of the term 'Realtor' in a registered domain name is restricted by trademark.

    As a consumer, you should be aware that there is a trademark on the word "Realtor" and it is an important distinction for you.  As the client of a Realtor, you are assured that they are governed by a Code of Ethics.  IF for some unfortunate reason you need to complain about your treatment by your Realtor, you may contact the ...
    Posted to Sheila Bell (Weblog) by 615345 on July 21, 2010
  • Cincinnati is a City of 52 Neighborhoods

    The City of Cincinnati is comprised on 52 different neighborhoods.  Each has a distinctive personality and a history all its own.  Each week, two women breakfast together and create a visual blog for a different neighborhood, describing the special things about each. The attached video focuses on the area called Sedamsville.  As ...
    Posted to Sheila Bell (Weblog) by 615345 on July 14, 2010