Tucson By Choice!: July 2008

Initiation to Blogging: Please Welcome My Friend Debbie Bachel

Debbie BachelVicki Altadonna, Tucson, AZDebbie's (left) agency is just upstairs from my office, and it's a pleasure to refer business to her.  That's because Debbie goes the extra mile for my clients, and is more interested in what's good for the client than what's in it for her. 

Vicki Altadonna of Tucson (right) can take the blame for initiating Debbie into Active Rain.  She (Debbie) joined some time ago, but until today, had not written a post on her blog.  That's changed, so please click on her Active Rain profile photo there to the left.  It's a link to her blog.  (Please tell her who sent you.)

I'm Mike in Tucson, your preferred Tucson, Arizona mortgage lender.
Mike Jones (Tucson Mortgage Company, LLC): Loan Officer in Tucson, Pima County, Arizona
Think of me as your local expert.

Comment balloon 10 commentsMike Jones • July 30 2008 12:00AM
Initiation to Blogging: Please Welcome My Friend Debbie Bachel
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