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visit us at http://www.youronestoprealtors.com/ to view this lovely home. (1 comments)
OPEN HOUSES - 09:02 AM
WHO BENEFITS????? Sellers?? Agents??? Open Houses are the necessary evil to marketing a listing!! Rarely does a house sell during the 3 to 4 hours it is held open. The seller is convinced that exposing their home to public is the best thing to do. So we run the ads, etc.. I've found that most people attending these"OPENS" just follow the balloons and not the ads. I do not believe the seller benefits at all. However, the agent does benefit. The agent is being interviewed by the public as a potential agent for their home. So, the better the brochures,etc. the better the (1 comments)
DID YOU BRING A GUN??? - 12:46 PM
This is a strange but true question asked of a customer last week.(He is a state trooper). The approach to this house was like a scene from The Blair Witch: Front yard was overgrown. There was a dismembered doll(no legs or arms) with head of hair detached from body. A cleaver was tossed in the yard, and the largest gargoyle guarded the entrance.Now understand that I am a "Halloween" person, but that was two months ago. So needless to say the approach to this home was quite scary. We wondered what it would like on the inside--Pretty Bad is an understatement to say the (1 comments)
AgentOffice advantages - 12:40 PM
I have been using AgentOffice for over a year now and I still find new things it can do for me. After trying to get Outlook to print some labels I bought an older version of AO and fell in love with it. I like programs that think like me and don't have a long learning curve. I figured this one would work. I used it for several months and kept finding new areas and capabilities. Finally I broke down and took a class from Gary David Hall. WOW! That was money Well Spent! Gary knows his programs and is a good (7 comments)
Lender's Account Representatives Should Be Held Accountable! - 04:16 PM
I believe that the Account Representatives for these mortgage lenders should be held accountable. I have been misquoted too many times. I need to protect myself these days. It seems as though all they care about is getting loans in their pipeline. This is very unprofessional in so many ways. It seems as though these Representatives should be trained properly, and educated on their products. The lenders should stand by their employees. If they misquote rates and programs to us, we are held accountable. My professionalism is very important to me. There are better Representatives than others, however, they are outnumbered. I (1 comments)
Energy Efficient Mortgages - 11:49 AM
I have recently become involved in an environmental improvement committee. My area of focus within this community is knowledge, understanding and promotion of energy efficient mortgages. I'd love to hear if any other lenders have energy efficient mortgage programs or experiences. Meanwhile, I thought surely everyone would appreciate this information on the subject.Energy-efficient mortgages are one of the most beneficial and under-utilized programs the consumer can find and capitalize upon in today's real estate market. An energy-efficient mortgage can add an additional 15% of a home's appraised value to the principal of a new loan or a refinance, often at no (4 comments)
Real Estate agent-photographer success story - 02:59 PM
Assumption: Buyers want to see clear large photos of the homes they are looking for on the internet. Starting with this assumption, I quickly learned to become an expert at real estate photography in my first year. Because I'm good at this, most of the 50 agents in our office ask me to photograph their new listings. With the brokers agreement, I post there listings, in large photo format, on craigslist.org Real Estate section. The broker and agents have agreed to let me do this to help them attract buyers. Because I work with a team of REALTORS, I "refer" the buyer leads to an expert buyer agents. 10 referrals went into contract (5 comments)
New what? - 06:51 PM
OK, I activated my account. What's next? (22 comments)
Internet use for Real Estate - 08:32 PM
California Association of Realtors report : The number of Americans turning to the Internet for real estate information has more than doubled since 2000, according to a recent study by the Pew Internet & American Life Project.They say that during the past six years, the number of online users who have searched for a place to live via the Internet has grown to 39 percent, up from 27 percent in 2000. This translates to more than one quarter of all adults in the U.S. (3 comments)
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