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Posted by on Oct 11, 2010 in General Ramblings | 0 comments

I’m finalizing my taxes for 2009 in advance of the October 15th deadline using H&R TaxCut Online and I need to schedule my payment for a couple of days from now. It asks when I want the funds to come out for taxes however the message from the site is “You can only schedule for the current business day”… Why have a schedule a payment box with date fields if you can’t use them? Spent like 15 minutes last night trying to do this before I figured out it wasn’t a browser or computer issue… #FAIL ...

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Posted by on Oct 11, 2010 in General Ramblings | 0 comments

Google Property Sites Presentation inside of XCamp this morning: http://exprealty.com/live-stream/ Discussing how to use as an Organizational Wiki, and for Single Property Websites with our in house Template. Watch Live or request a Guest Pass to attend. http://amplify.com/u/cat4

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Foreclosure moratorium – an unexpected shoe to drop

Posted by on Oct 11, 2010 in General Ramblings | 0 comments

In the late 80’s after the stock market crash in 1987 I had read the book, “The Great Depression of 1990”.  It outlined how worldwide every 70 years or so there is typically an economic depression.  Obviously the 90’s and even the early 2000’s there were limited negative growth quarters and other then a minor crash and Sept 11th, 2001 slowing down the economy the obvious signs of a significant recession didn’t start to show up until 2007. However by late 2008 we all know what was taking place in the...

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My First Amplify Post

Posted by on Oct 10, 2010 in General Ramblings | 0 comments

A few weeks ago I noticed someone on Facebook (maybe @MikeMueller not sure) so I checked it out and signed up.  Over the last few weeks I’ve been made a source on  Amplify  by a lot of the Social Media elite…  However I haven’t posted yet to Amplify.  I did make it in today and linked up my personal  WordPress Blog, Facebook, and  Twitter which other then ActiveRain pretty much covers 95% of my social media activities…  I haven’t been posting a lot to ActiveRain lately, however it definitely has its...

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How the Social Web and Text Messaging is Displacing the Telephone

Posted by on Sep 6, 2010 in General Ramblings | 0 comments

For the last 15 years we have seen the web and it has essentially killed print media.  T.V. as we know it is being displaced at a slower rate however one place we may have overlooked the impact is how the Web or the Internet in general has displaced the phone. I think the first major shot over the bow for me was when I went in to get my youngest daughter a new phone.  She landed on the Droid X.  (I know – I’m turning her into a bit of a techie).  We looked at the shared usage across three different phones.  We were on a 2100...

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Henry S Dent and the Coming Depression

Posted by on Jul 24, 2010 in General Ramblings | 0 comments

This might sound a bit challenging however since late 2006 we have been in a deflationary spiral at least here in Whatcom County.  Of course the main deflation has come in the form of housing prices and they have not so much here but in many parts of the country declined in value some 50 – 60% off their highs in terms of prices.  Keep in mind that during the run up especially from the early 2000’s through to 2007 and even early 2008 a significant amount of consumer spending was in the form of spending from home equity lines of...

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Hate to Admit it but I fell for a Scam SwipeBids.com

Posted by on Jun 6, 2010 in General Ramblings | 1 comment

Avoid: SwipeBids.com <- This site is a total Scam You’ll understand it by reading the following thread between me and the Customer Service Rep @ SwipeBids.  So far I have had to change my credit card number, I’m disputing the charges and reporting them to as many law enforcement agencies as I can think of. info: Please wait for a site operator to respond. info: You are now chatting with ‘Nichole’ Nichole: Thank you for visiting SwipeBids. We are here to help you win auctions, save money and have a great time. Who am...

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Crushing it

Posted by on Oct 30, 2009 in General Ramblings | 0 comments

GlennSanford.com is more of my R&D blog site meaning that the stuff that doesn’t organize well into other blogs but I feel like I want to blog goes here. First of all, As many of you know Gary Veynerchuk of WineLibrary.tv uses the term Crushing it all the time.  First of all its a great term and I love it however there are a lot of times in life that we aren’t “Crushing it”, we are waiting for others to “Crush it” for us… As a manager it sometimes makes more sense to motivate others to do the...

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5 Vlogs Birch Bay and Semiahmoo

Posted by on Mar 13, 2009 in General Ramblings | 0 comments

I did take some short beach shots at Birch Bay as well, but not sure how to work those into the car Vlog yet. Anyway in the order that the Vlogs were done today here they are: The above was on the drive out to Birch Bay, driving on I-5. I switched sides that I filmed from because of lighting. The above Vlog is taken from the Spit at Semiahmoo. From the Patio / Deck on the North side of the Semiahmoo Resort just off Packer’s Lounge. The above is from Horizon At Semiahmoo My Drive back from Birch Bay / Semiahmoo. Some additional...

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Challenges with Short Sales

Posted by on Mar 11, 2009 in General Ramblings | 0 comments

So we are having a bit of a challenge with Blogger updating our company blog located at http://realestate.bellingham.net/blog/ so I’ve decided to post up my current blog post relating to short sales here on my personal blog. I posted a few weeks ago about the challenges of Short Sales however it seemed to me that putting up an additional Vlog post on the subject would make some sense as well.   Anyway check out the Vlog post.  Comments appreciated. All the Best, Glenn Sanford — Founder / CEO / REALTOR BuyerTours Realty...

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