Thursday, May 30, 2013

{Healthy, Wealthy, & Happy Living in Omaha}

Web Apps That Can
Save Your Life

Can a good “app,” or web application you use on your computer, smart phone, or iPad really save your life?  Sounds far fetched until you read what these apps can do to help you live better, longer and stronger. 

 iTriage:  This app helps you search for treatments and causes related to your symptoms.  It also can store your health records and guide you to medical facilities in an emergency.  Go to and  then click on Mobile Apps.

Pocket First Aid & CPR:  With both text and video, this app walks you through the steps to take when someone is in crisis.  You’ll see what to do for things like bites, bleeding, bruises, burns or even if the individual has stopped breathing.  Type in Pocket First Aid & CPR at

Melanoma Self-Exams:  Use the app at to take a picture of a questionable skin lesion.  Within seconds after tapping on “Check Risk,” the app will provide you with a risk analysis.

 Quit Smoking:  Download an app called MyQuit Coach from and quickly be on the path to becoming a non-smoker.  This program creates a personalized plan to help you set goals, track your progress, and connect to others who want to quit.

Brain Trainer:  Neuroscientists have designed games to keep your cognitive performance sharp, improve your mood, and enhance your memory.  A good one is called “Brain Trainer” by on iTunes.  This can help prepare you to think quickly in an emergency to save your life, or someone else’s life.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

[Real Estate Corner] Making my home stand out!

Q.  How do I make my home stand out in the market without spending much money? 

A.   If you want to get offers from buyers, make a great first impression by improving these potential turn-offs:

·      Messy Landscaping:  Buyers are looking for curb appeal.  Take the time to clean up an overgrown yard.
·      Nasty Odors:  You may not smell some odors in your home because you’ve become desensitized to them.  Ask your REALTOR® if there are odors (smoke, pet odors) and how you can get rid of them.
·      Too Much Clutter:  Pack away any items like excess furniture, personal pictures and nick-knacks.  They make your rooms look smaller and distract the buyer from really seeing the house itself.
·      Old Paint:  A fresh coat of neutral-colored paint is a low-cost way to make your rooms look new and fresh. 

You can learn more about these and 40 more tips in my Free Consumer Report called “44 Money Making Tips For Preparing Your Home To Sell.”   Just ask me for a copy for yourself or a friend, and I’ll send it right over.

Dan Nord 402-881-0758

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

{What Clients Are Saying} An Agent with Value

Dan - 

Thank you for all your hard work in the sale of our home.  As you know we first started out trying to sell it on our own.  We had to sell our house because of a job relocation, thus leaving the time to sell under a difficult time constraint.   With our time crunch and little success on our own, we decided to interview some realtors.  We decided to go with you, because you gave us the most value and knowledge of current market trends.  You were honest and straight forward, telling us exactly what we needed to know.  No other realtor offered the guarantees you did.   After we listed our home with you we had a consistent flow of activity.  Not only did you give us the feedback from every showing, but you also provided us with updated market trends and the internet report so we knew how many searches were performed on our house and what was happening in our neighborhood.  We felt informed throughout the entire process.  Not only did you sell our house in 26 days, but at a really good price as well.  We couldn’t have been more pleased with the job you did for us and we would be happy to refer any family and friends your way.  Thanks again.

Matt & Jayme S.

If YOU are looking for these qualities in a Realtor...
interview Dan Nord for the job.  402-881-0758

Monday, May 27, 2013

Memorial Day

Memorial Day Quotes

  • The purpose of all war is ultimately peace. -Saint Augustine
  • And I'm proud to be an American, where at least I know I'm free, and I won't forget the men who died, who gave that right to me and I'll proudly stand next to him to defend her still today, 'cuz there ain't no doubt I love this land, God bless the USA. -Lee Greenwood
  • Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty. -John F. Kennedy
  • The greatest glory of a free-born people is to transmit that freedom to their children. -William Havard
 Thank you to all the men and women who have served our country.  A special thank you to our grandfather's John Muehe and Maynard Petersen. 

Saturday, May 25, 2013

{Healthy, Wealthy, & Happy Living in Omaha}

4 Easy Tips To Live Rich

Living like you’re rich doesn’t have to cost much money.  Take a frugal approach to enjoying the good things in life by using these four tips:

Visit museums on free days:  Most museums have one day each week without admission fees.  It may be a little more crowded but still have fun.  Did you know that the Joslyn Art Museum is offering FREE general admission beginning TODAY?!?!?

Win a radio giveaway:  Radio stations get free event tickets in exchange for exposure to their listeners.  Program your favorite station’s number into your phone so you can quickly claim tickets.

Eat at the finest restaurants: You can get coffee and dessert for around $10 to $20 in most high-end restaurants.  Take an afternoon dessert break or go after 9:00 P.M. when the crowds have gone home.

Volunteer as an usher at cultural events:  Concerts and plays are normally ushered by volunteers.  It is a great way to see the best shows and also get to know other people who share your interests.