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Nov 14th 2011 3:18PM I wish someone would make that for shopping carts.
Jun 22nd 2010 10:10PM For the uninformed - the commission split has now been explained fairly easily. During the real estate "bubble" anyone and everyone became a realtor to make a quick buck. Now - those people have moved on to easier jobs. Being a realtor is NOT easy - it is very time consuming, life consuming, and expensive. But - having said all that - it is also an incredibly rewarding job. I started out almost 20 years ago when a realtor actually had to work to sell a listing or find the right house for a buyer. The market was swamped with listings but not with buyers. During the "bubble" no one needed a realtor to sell their home unless it was grossly overpriced or in horrible shape. Now - different scenario - almost back to how it was years ago only more difficult to actually close a deal. Appraisals are impossible, short sales take forever to get approved and buyers are frustrated by the process. Sellers are often between a rock and a hard place - for whatever reason bit off more than they can now chew - and are heading towards losing their home. Does anyone really think this is the ideal environment? My job is to put all of this together - show buyers only homes that they can actually afford - hope sellers can obtain a contract that helps to meet their financial needs - make sure the transaction closes by being there for inspections, appraisal and buyer committments are met. Why do all this for not very much money when all is said and done? Because the satisfaction of seeing someone find the home of their dreams is worth the effort.
Apr 7th 2010 2:44PM TLC - check the ratings when this show comes back. No one needs to watch Senior berate and insult people. He is just a figurehead at the company and it is obvious that Junior and the other employees have carried the weight for a long time. Even if nothing else is on television - I won't be watching this show.
Dec 1st 2009 4:12PM Three Rivers was a great show. Perhaps if it have not always been knocked later because of the football games it would have had a chance. I loved the cast, the story lines, and the depth of the characters. What a loss!!!! Think again - CBS
Nov 12th 2009 5:12PM This show is great. Betty has never yelled at the children. Eric is calm and cool. The love and sharing of this couple is evident. They had 2 sets of twins and Betty wanted another daughter - definitely not OctoMom. They were succeeding on their own long before TLC came along. Don't bash this family. Give them a chance - they are refreshing and REAL. The children have their squabbles like all siblings. I hope this show is on the air for a long time.
Aug 25th 2009 5:13PM Jon has not wanted to do the show for months. During the last show of the fall season he made that very clear - he wanted his privacy. Little did we know the real reason - he wanted to be free to come and go as he pleased without photographers monitoring his every move. I once felt a little sorry for Jon when Kate bossed him around. No more!!! Kate has 5 daughters and 4 sons (Jon being the eldest and most difficult). I still watch the show although watching Jon on camera is a downer. Kate is a great mother - she could have never succeeded during the sextuplets' infancy had she not been as organized and "anal" as she was. Kate is far better off without Jon now. As for the kids - my heart breaks for them. However, as long as he plays an active role in their lives they should do fine. Divorce is hard on everyone but most come through it better than they were before. TLC should release Jon from his contract and just film Kate and the kids - it is far better entertainment without him.
Jan 23rd 2008 2:16PM Colleen is wonderful. If anyone has ever watched her with Suzanne Somers - she is the same way. She laughs until the tears flow. And the laughter is contagious but wonderful for the immune system. No mid-life changes - no meltdown - just Colleen being Colleen - which is a great, human and amusing hostesss.