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Archives of real estate blog entries for January 30, 2007 (Page 1)
Winners are People Like You - 11:24 AM
Winners Winners take chances like everyone else,They fear failing, but they refuse to let fear control them.Winners don't give up,When life gets tough, they hang in until the going gets betterWinners are flexible.They realise there is more than one way and they are willing to try others.Winners know they are not perfect.They respect their weaknesses while making the most of their strengths.Winners fall, but they don't stay down.They stubbornly refuse to let a fall keep them from climbing.Winners don't blame fate for their failures,Nor luck for their successes.Winners accept responsibility for their lives.Winners are positive thinkers who see good in all (0 comments)
For those who prefer their furry friends in the canine variety, Laguna Beach offers multiple dog outing options. One of Simon's favorites, the Laguna Beach Dog Park is located off highway 133/Laguna Canyon Road and south of the El Toro Road. Open from dawn till dusk daily except for Wednesdays (maintenance) and before and after it rains, the park is fully fenced, offers a water fountain, spigot, water dish, and picnic tables.
LB Dog Park rules: Please pick up after your dog in and out of fenced area.Enter and exit park with dogs on (2 comments)
Localism, adapting to new market conditions, and thriving (Part 1) - 11:56 AM
This three part blog series is in response to Bill Leider's Post: http://activerain.com/blogsview/39377/Relationships-New-Definitions-For Fascinating post! I have to agree with you [Bill Leider] whole heartedly, because it's changing right under our noses! My experience in non-traditional mediums of real estate As a younger realtor, from the moment I entered the field and hit the ground running, I worked almost exclusively with internet-generated buyers (not by choice, but by necessity). I started as a loan officer at age 20 and as an agent at age 23. None of my friends were in the market to buy, and I had few connections. I was consistent (3 comments)
Localism, adapting to new market conditions, and thriving (Part 3) - 12:00 PM
How I feel Localism.com addresses and alleviates my biggest problem with real estateAs mentioned above, Localism.com presents the realtor as the community market expert. My greatest frustration with the real estate field is the great waste of energy and effort in proving my expertise to a potential client. Before the client will often consider working with me, I have to display an inordinate amount of expertise. As the market becomes more and more heavily oriented toward the internet, making oneself known online seems like drowning in the abyss. How can I be differentiated? How can the consumer in my area come (4 comments)
Localism, adapting to new market conditions, and thriving (Part 2) - 12:38 PM
Why Localizing content is the future Others are skeptical, but I am not. I sit speechless in awe of how simple ActiveRain is making it to deliver one's message as an expert in a market area. Over and over again, I found that the number one factor my clients considered in their choice to work with me was my ability to demostrate my expertise to them . This had to do with how much I devoted myself to researching for their ideal homes, how familiar I made myself with the market, and how well I conducted myself ethically and professionally. Localism (26 comments)
Hi All, The Council of Residential Specialists (CRS) is having their 2007 Convention here at the MGM Grand. I have signed up for their class "The New Negotiating Edge... A 5-Step Behavioral Strategy" by: Ed Hatch. The class is very interesting and he is giving many side tips on how to increase business. In my opinion that CRS always has great classes. Anyway, this is an activity where agents network with each other and exchange business cards with the hope that we will refer business to each other in the future. When I have been passing my cards out I have been telling (2 comments)
If you have been following my blog, you know that my mother and I traded homes with my daughter, son-in-law and grandson last Wednesday, and Thursday, and Friday and all weekend. Yes, it is still going on! We had a large moving truck show up at each house, at the same time, to get loaded and then driven the 1 1/2 miles to the other house to get unloaded. The truck that took my daughter's furnishings was full before they were done picking everything up. So we have been taking things over there a little at a time (it is not (1 comments)
ActiveRain and Localism each hit milestones yesterday - 12:15 PM
Yes, I've been pretty quiet on ActiveRain as of late, but that's a good thing. It means I'm focusing more attention "behind the scenes" on improving ActiveRain's future. I did notice that both ActiveRain.com and Localism.com hit traffic milestones yesterday. ActiveRain.com had it's first day with over 10k unique visitors (10,308 to be exact), after coming within 100 visitors of that mark three days in a row last week. Localism.com also had it's first day over 1,000 unique visitors yesterday and we haven't technically "launched" the site yet. In both cases the majority of these visitors are coming off of search engines such as Google (16 comments)
Working with Military Clients - 11:27 PM
I have the good fortune of living and working next to Fort Lewis and McChord AFB. I appreciate the benefit of sharing the road with a convoy of Strykers rolling down I-5, watching the massive cargo planes come and go, and seeing the Chinooks flying high over my house on their way to Yakima. The advanced equipment our military uses is amazing, and formidable but, it's the people that make the difference. As you may imagine, I work with a lot of military families moving into and out of the area. I've found them to be quite different than your average client. I've seen our active (3 comments)
Vue Charlotte Condos - 08:14 AM
The VUE is a new 51-story, 403 unit high rise coming to Charlotte's uptown on the corner of Fifth and Pine Streets. Making your home here means leading an active city life with countless conveniences and amenities. It means living close to where you work and where you play - your whole life within walking distance.
The VUE Charlotte Condos will be one of the first condominium buildings in the area to use the biometric fingerprint scanning system. When residents arrive at The VUE's lobby, they'll be greeted by the 24-hour doorman. After that, all they'll need is their fingerprint to (0 comments)
Mandalay on the Hudson - Views Views Views - 05:14 PM
The Mandalay on the Hudson is a limited collection of 269 condominium homes designed across 25 stories represents a new level of refined city living. With sweeping waterfront and Manhattan skyline views, residents can enjoy quiet contemplation and entertain family and friends in style with each floorplan's inviting and calm living spaces. Here, simple elegance has never been so easy to achieve.
Professionally designed by Perkins Eastman Interiors in every floor plan, the lobby, and community room have been imbued with peerless artistic and functional amenities that enhance everyday living. And the enclave's prime Jersey City location puts residents in (0 comments)
"Financial troubles have shut down construction of the 44-unit Broadluxe condominium project on the edge of Boston’s Financial District for the past two weeks, setting the developer back in a time of market uncertainty. The project, located at 99-105 Broad St. near the future Rose Kennedy Greenway, is a little more than month away from its scheduled opening. Chip Norton, a manager at Boston-based Franklin Realty Advisors Inc., declined to give specific reasons for the recent financial difficulties." I am sure (0 comments)
Chicago Real Estate DESTINATION Showcase - Hot off the press. - 07:23 PM
Our friends at Chicago Agent Magazine and Miami Agent Magazine are pleased to announce that they will host a WINTER DESTINATIONS 2007 REAL ESTATE SHOWCASE, on Feburary 15, 2007. This exclusive event will enable leading condominum develeopers in Florida to showcase thier properties to over 200 of Chicagoland's top realty professionals. I personally will be in attendance to learn and meet new people.
Location: Park Hyatt Chicago Date: 2-15-2007 Time: 6:00pm to 9:00pm Catering: by NoMI SPONSORSHIPS: 1. Affiliates Sponsorship - $1500 - Highboy table for your display - Sponsor-provided brochure & print ad placed in giveaway bags - (0 comments)
Current Listings - 10:29 PM
January 30, 2007 Presently there are 44953 listings in the Phoenix Valley. This is up from several weeks ago and should serve to keep prices slightly down. With so much to choose from, Buyers are calling the shots in many transactions. For Buyers this is great news. Selection is way up and with properties sitting on the market for several months, the deals are there to be found. Good luck, Darryl King, B.S. e-PRO, GRI REALTOR, AHWD, MRE Society 623-293-2864, http://www.dkingrealty.com/ (0 comments)
No Football = Great Open House! - 09:05 AM
This past weekend we decided to host 2 open houses since there was no football. We heard that Feb. 11th was a huge day to host open houses since the football season was at end and Spring was on the way. We figured we'd host a spur of the moment open house this weekend because there were no games on and boy was it a hit! We had a lot of traffic and already have a listing appointment scheduled from it. We got great feedback on how the homes show and are priced. I'd definately advise hosting an open house on (0 comments)
The new Peoria Center for the Performing Arts is near completion and it expected to open February 10. The new Performing Arts Center is at the corner of 83rd and Peoria Avenues and will seat 280. The first production in the new 20,000 square foot facility is "Tea for Three." Features of the new Peoria Center for the Performing Arts include a hovering roof . This is an affect designed by the architectural firm Westlake Reed Leskowsky by having lighting shine between the roof and masonry around the perimeter of the lobby. In addition the Center boasts a Floating Floor - (0 comments)
A new park is set for its grand opening at Vistancia on February 10. The park is 15 acres and adjacent to the elementary school north of the Discovery models. The land is currently owned by Sunbelt Holdings and is being developed to be unique and a step above the ordinary childrens playground. A 20 acre neighborhood park is in the planning phases at WestWing community. A new 50,000 square foot recreation center is in development at 88th Avenue and Thunderbird Road. This will overlook a lake at the Rio Vista Community Park. This community center will have a gym, classrooms, (0 comments)
The US Mint has produced five designs for Arizona's state quarter and our Governor has decided that she's going to let the people decide. The quarters won't be released until 2008, but My family and I have recently started our collection of all state quarters so I can appreciate the importance of this decision. The five candidates are: Quarter 1 - A scene with the sun and the Grand Canyon Quarter 2 - another scene with the Grand Canyon in the background, but a Saguaro and desert foliage in the front. Quarter 3 - Similar to Quarter 2, just drop the Grand Canyon (2 comments)
Inspired by Sarah Cooper's post, and Maureen McCabe's New Member MEME, there are seven beautiful women here at Active Rain that have made the past few weeks better for me personally. We all started to get to know each other via our posts here at Active Rain, slowly one by one we have picked up the phone and started talking with each other. That is where the magic all started. Each conversation got us to know each other a little better, and friendships are blossoming. Active Rain is this wonderful community that has made my life a lot easier, and these (17 comments)
North Quincy - 10:01 AM
North Quincy borders Boston's Dorchester section. There is a T Station in North Quincy with Red Line access to Boston, and easy highway access, making this area very popular with commuters. North Quincy also borders Milton and the Wollaston and Squantum sections of Quincy. Wollaston Beach is actually partly in North Quincy. Back in the early 1800's, there was a horse racing track in the North Quincy section that was owned by the Jockey Club of Boston. In the 1960's the State Street office park was built on what used to be marshland. The T Station was built in the 1970's to service (2 comments)
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