Michelle Perry: Local realtor completes Internet training

A local Realtor recently completed her training to make real estate information accessible on the Internet.

Sari Cobb, an owner of Cornerstone Realty, earned her e-PRO online certification through a course offered by the National Association of Realtors.

The association said the program is designed to prepare real estate professionals to use Internet technology and to identify, evaluate and implement new online business models, and to assist customers in the purchase or sale of a home.

"The real estate industry has undergone a fundamental change over the past five years," Cobb said. "Today, more than 70 percent of all buyers and sellers begin their search online. As an e-PRO certified agent, I have knowledge and tools needed to provide my clients with the information they need and the customer service they demand."

New business focuses on auto accessories

David Andujo is turning his hobby into his business.

He hopes to open Custom T & A, 29 W. Victory Way, shortly after the first of the year. T & A stands for tires and accessories.

"It's an auto accessories shop -- everything to accessorize a vehicle," Andujo said.

He has been working part time on installing audio systems and DVD players in vehicles since mid-October. Andujo said it's a hobby he's enjoyed and he hopes to turn into a full-time job.

"There's really no auto accessories shops around town," Andujo said. "I thought it'd be a good idea to maybe eventually get me out of the mine."

When the shop opens full time, Andujo and an employee will operate the business.

Andujo currently sells tires, but he hopes to be able to put tires on soon as well.

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