Wednesday, April 30, 2008

I don't know if this is hilarious...or scary.

I'd say both. It IS hilarious, if you're a Star Wars fan like me...and downright scary when you realize how much it really IS like a Gospel (or CCM) music video. For your education and entertainment, here is "Ewok Gospel Music Video" (that's what they named it on YouTube, I swear!) :

Hows THAT for results!

Well, I'm convinced that switching to MLS Realty was a good idea. Just ONE day after having our house listed with them, I got TWO phone calls from realtors wanting to show the house. One begged off after realizing that the house may be a little further north than her client wanted, but said she knows the neighborhood and would keep us in mind for future clients. The second is planning to show the house on Friday! Keep prayin' folks! We'll get this thing sold yet!

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Home Sale News

Since BuyOwner is not producing a whole lot of response for us (none, actually), we have now signed up for a deal with their partner realty company MLS Realty. We're gonna end up paying just 1% more, and our listing will now not only be on BuyOwner, but also on the main MLS listing services that realtors actually use when they are searching for homes to show their clients. We'll let you know how that pans out.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Your tax dollars at work.

One of my pet peeves is people who park in handicap spots who don't really belong there -- at least, those that don't display a handicap tag or window sticker or that little sign that hangs from your rear view mirror. So, I'm walking out of the Target by the Mall of Georgia on Saturday, and what do I see in the very first handicap parking spot next to the store? A big white car with no visible handicap markings or sign. The most important detail, however is this -- it may be hard to tell from my bad phone camera picture, but that tag reads "SR99". That's the official tag for a Georgia state representative. Nice. I guess power has its privilege, eh?


Our first open house is over! The results: 4, count 'em, FOUR visits. Two on Saturday, and two on Sunday. One set of visitors had a realtor with them, even. It was hard to tell what they thought, though, because both the visitors and the realtor spoke amongst themselves in an Eastern European language -- I heard the word "da" (Russian for "yes", though that word might be "yes" in some other languages too, I don't know) a couple of times.

One thing I'm not particularly impressed by, though, is the performance of our BuyOwner listing. Two months on their web site, and a grand total of ZERO calls/emails or any other responses due to the listing with BuyOwner. All 4 visitors this weekend were from people who just saw our signs in the neighborhood, and our previous "close call" came because our next-door neighbor's mother is a real estate agent who happened to see our sign.

I'm not quite sure what to do about just yet. I'll keep you posted.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Typety type type

65 words


This was my first about you?

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Say What? Just for fun...

For all us Lost-ies hankering for the return of new episodes of our favorite island-bound mystery adventure series, here's a taste of our intrepid castaways using what appears to be their favorite word... over and over and over.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Swing! ...and a miss.

Just got the word...the buyers who were looking at our house opted for another one they were looking at. *sigh* Back to trying to prepare it for an open house.

If there's anyone reading this who knows ANYONE who might be interested in a nice ranch in Sugar Hill, GA, point them to HERE.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008


It's making me crazy...waiting to hear whether our nibble has become a full-blown BITE. You'll hear when we do!

Wii Fit-ter

You may remember the post I did on the Wii Fit game a while ago. (If not, scroll down, or go over there to my history to find it). Here's an interesting article from a fellow at Wired News who has used the Wii Fit game for a month. I gotta get me one of those...