Furry Friend 5K is on for April 13th

Humane Society Announces 2013 5K Fundraiser for Saturday, April 13th
The Humane Society of Bay County’s Board of Directors, Staff and Volunteers are gearing up for the third annual Furry Friend 5K. It will be held on Saturday April 13, 2013 at A.L. Kinsaul Park (Lynn Haven, FL) and will start at 7 a.m. (CST) (registration from 6:00 to 6:45 a.m.). HSBC has designated Sunday, April 14, 2013 as a rain date in the event of inclement weather on Saturday.
This will be a fun-filled event with a full (professionally-timed) 5K for all ages with/without your pet, pet adoptions, pet microchipping, awards and more.SPONSORED BY: PINEAPPLE WILLY’S, CULLIGAN, FREEDOM SPORTS, POWELL BROADCASTING, WARRIOR RACE TIMING, MAGIC BROADCASTING and GORGEOUS-STRATEGIC BRANDING & DESIGN.______________________________________________________

5K RACE/WALK INFO
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The 5K will start at 7am and registration will be held from 6:00 to 6:45am. We ask that you still show up for registration even if you’ve already pre-registered. This will be a professionally timed event and we want to make sure everyone get’s timed correctly.

You can either register online (by visiting http://www.active.com/running/tba-fl/3rd-annual-furry-friend-5k-to-benefit-the-humane-society-of-bay-county-2013) or you can register on the day of.

You can also register by filing out the entry form (located here:http://adoptme.org/upload/furryfriends2013_entryform.pdf) and either mailing it to HSBC Furry Friend 5K 2013 P.O. Box 883 Panama City, FL 32402 or you can drop off at one of the locations below:

– THE HUMANE SOCIETY ANIMAL & ADOPTION CENTER (2620 E. 15th Street) (in front of Coin & Bullion Reserves)
– THE HUMANE SOCIETY THRIFT & GIFT STORE (1408 Harrison Avenue)

5K REGISTRATION DEADLINE:
Deadline for online registration – April 12th
Deadline for mail registration – mailed no later than April 5th

5K REGISTRATION FEES:
$25 for all ages; After April 12th: $35 for all ages

* PLEASE ADD A $3.95 PROCESSING FEE FOR ONLINE REGISTRATION

RUNNER/TEAM SPONSORSHIP
http://www.adoptme.org/Events_5kSponsorship.aspx

For more information, or to be a vendor or sponsor, please contact Sean Brosnan at 850-691-2725 or marketing@adoptme.org.

 

Picking up trash and in Praise of Tele-marketers

 

I have been toying with this idea for quite some time. The notion has been stuck in my head but mostly my heart, the thought of BECAUSE I CAN… not sure really why it keeps coming up but for at least 7 years it has been brought to my attention that I need to do something with this.  I know there is so much talk about what  we can not do  but really there is always so much more we CAN do.

One of my earliest memories of the term, Because I can came up when a favorite Pastor of mine, Ronald Ball then with Woodlawn church would tease me about my working out. He would jokingly say, “I just do not understand why you want to run when no one is chasing you?” I think I would just say, Because I can.  A few years ago a dear amazing friend Gabe had cancer and each time I would run while he could not I would think as I took those Grateful steps…. I will run for Gabe, Because I can.

I even shared with my friend Angie years ago that I felt I was being called to do something with these 3 words, Because I can.  I have tried to run from it but it keeps meeting me at every corner and even though I am not quite sure what I am supposed to do I will just go ahead and do what I can… Because I can.

I was walking on the beach the other day, one of my most glorious,most reverent and thankful of things to do.  While  walking and jogging and humming to my happy tunes I sadly noticed all the Spring Break trash piled up along my pretty beach.  My first thought was to be aggravated that people would do such a thing and garner a self-righteous stance.  I quickly turned about and thought that instead of being angry or aggravated why not say a sweet prayer for the givers of the trash. Why not ask God to bless them and keep them safe while they are here and make their life a nice one.  I also hoped that they may think next time but until they do I will gratefully say a prayer and pick up the trash…. Because I can.

As I was merrily cleaning the beach,  I remember that Charlie Lahan for years could be seen up and down Laguna Beach picking up trash to make our beaches beautiful for the next round of folks.  I also started thinking of those tele-marketers that will be calling the house soon and how for whatever reason I always have a soft spot for them.  I always tell them that I am not in need of their product but I bet someone else may be and that I pray they have great success. I imagine that they have my name and they call me for training to raise their self-esteem.  I will continue to be kind to them so in some  small way I may make a difference in their day…. Because I can.

Still not sure where I am going with this but I suspect if I do what I can with what I have from where I am it will be revealed to me.  I know that I have many people who I have watched do the Next right thing in life and all the people they have left better off by their journey.  I know that I want to make a difference so perhaps Because I can can be the mantra of myself and others as we celebrate all of us even those that leave behind trash and tele marketers.

 

Buyer jilted at the Alter… the closing alter that is

 

I know it is not quite as earth shattering as being left at the wedding alter but it can be quite complicated and feelings and bank accounts are hurt all the same. If you read my blog you know that I try to talk about things that are happening in our office or at least in our Real Estate community so I can get it off my chest…… but also as a way to hear from wiser more amazing agents and people out there.

I was just involved with a deal where the buyer had performed all of his duties, his money is ready, inspections are done and in spite of low appraisal the buyer is ready to follow through with his nuptials and low and behold the seller gets cold feet. The seller hinted that he had lost that loving feeling and afraid of following through but even though all indicators were that he would be honorable… it was not to be.

So what in the world is the buyer to do? Does he have any remedies to at least get his money that he is out much less not being able to find a home comparable to the home that got away. It is very difficult in Florida to make a person sell his home if he does not wish to even if he is contractually obligated. That one is hard to believe!!! But the seller can sue in certain circumstances for Specific Performance.

To obtain specific performance, the purchaser must show that he or she was ready and able to perform at the closing. Specific performance may be granted where there is reasonable certainty as to what was intended in the contract and the meaning of the contract, taken as a whole, is understandable to the court. In order for a contract to be subject to specific performance, the contract must reflect that the obligations of the parties with respect to conditions of the contract and actions to be taken by the parties are clear, definite and certain. If the agreement is definite in all of its essential elements, specific performance can be granted.

“Essential elements” of the contract typically would be the purchase price, deposit amount, down payment amount, legal description of the property, financing terms, closing date and effective time period of the contract. It also could include an inventory of property on the premises that is to be included with the real property, specific conditions for sale, assignment of the contract to a third-party and terms for refinancing, particularly where the seller is holding the mortgage.

If the buyer seeks specific performance, he or she must remain ready to perform his or her obligations under the contract while the lawsuit is pending. Specific performance involves problems of proving contract certainty and reasonableness that are not involved in a lawsuit for damages.

It is also possible that the buyer could seek damages for the money that they spent to acquire the home such as inspections, appraisal and loan processing to name a few. With all the talk about repercussion what about the earned sales commission? (We will play with that one next week)

AS I have warned before I am not an attorney and I do not play one of TV or in the press so please consult an attorney if you find yourself in this precarious position. Thankfully this does not happen often but when it does keep a cool head, contact an attorney and weigh your options.

I would love to hear from my fellow agents and others that may have found themselves in this circumstance. Please change the names to protect the innocent and the NOT so innocent. Until next week, Please remember that, “The only people we have to get even with are those that have helped us”