Girls Don’t Kiss Boys With Stinky Breath

By Nicole Mangina | Apr 15, 2009

When Alex was 2 I started having a tough time getting him to brush his teeth.  He didn’t want to do it, or if he did, then he would barely get the tooth brush in his mouth before declaring that he was done.  So I pulled out my mommy skills to figure out a way…

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Don’t Be Affraid To Give Your Seller The Real Info

By Nicole Mangina | Apr 13, 2009

In virtually every area of the country Sellers are looking at selling for less today than if they sold a year ago.  It is the fact of the market.  It isn’t pretty, but it is what it is.  So what do you do about it?  You tell them the truth!!! I just listed 2 homes…

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Meet Janet Borchert, Ninja Mom Of The Month April 2009

By Nicole Mangina | Apr 8, 2009

I thoroughly enjoyed my conversation with Janet Bortchert of Wright Kingdom Realty in Boulder, Colorado the other day while interviewing her as a Ninja Mom of the month.  She is truly an amazing woman and runs an incredibly successful real estate practice with 4 children.  Wow!  I’m tired just thinking about it and yet she…

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My Heat Goes Out To Italy

By Nicole Mangina | Apr 7, 2009

By now you have probably heard or read about the earthquake in L’Aquilla, Italy this week.  The pictures are devastating.  My father lived in L’Aquilla for 5 years and I have been there many many times.  It was always one of my favorite places to go.  I love the insanity of Rome, but L’Aquilla was…

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Hang In There, It Will Pay Off ~ I Promise!

By Nicole Mangina | Apr 2, 2009

Wow, I don’t  know what happened in the last week, but all of a sudden I am super busy with Real Estate again.  Yahoo!!!  I have talked to a couple of other agents who have experienced the same thing so hopefully that means there is something in the air for all of us. OK so…

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Unplug, It Is An Amazing Difference

By Nicole Mangina | Mar 30, 2009

I have heard several times before that even when things are turned off, if they are still plugged into an electrical outlet the are drawing electricity and therefore increasing your power bill.  Hmm, interesting.  So we decided to give it a shot and see what sort of impact it actually made on our gas and…

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The Power Of The Little Black Book

By Nicole Mangina | Mar 27, 2009

I know what you are thinking.  She is married with children, why does she have a little black book and more importantly why is she admitting to it.   It’s not THAT kind of black book, but it is my lifeline. I have been using my book for years and swear by it.  Lately it…

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Want To Be A Better Negotiator? Get A Little Leverage

By Nicole Mangina | Mar 23, 2009

Alex, our oldest got one of those baseball things yesterday where the ball is basically on a tether and you spin it around and then practice hitting the ball. (I’m sure there is a technical name for it which is escaping me, but hopefully you know what I’m talking about.)  Anytime he gets something new he…

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The Donkey’s Tale, A Proverb

By Nicole Mangina | Mar 20, 2009

Okay, this may not be fully Ninja related, but someone sent this to me this week.  It made me laugh out loud and puts a funny, light hearted spin on some pretty deep stuff.  Read on …. One day a farmer’s donkey fell down into a well.  The animal cried piteously for hours as the…

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