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Archives of real estate blog entries for April 29, 2007 (Page 9)
home's sold in macomb county michigan - 09:31 PM
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Beverly, Massachusetts (Profile) - 06:18 AM
Originally a large seaport, Beverly is now a summer haven for sailors and swimmers alike. Beautiful beaches, a picturesque harbor and offshore islands for hiking and picnicking make this a desirable seaside community. Homes in Beverly range from modest frame homes in well-established neighborhoods to spectacular seaside estates. Many apartments and condominiums, some with views of the sea or harbor, are also available for a maintenance-free lifestyle, The poulation of Beverly is about 36,000 and the distance to Boston is 18 miles. (0 comments)
Hamilton, Massachusetts (Profile) - 06:54 AM
Distinguished as a spacious bedroom community dotted by large estates and open space, Hamilton is the former home of the U.S. Equestrian Team and also home to the Myopia Hunt Club which hosts public polo matches on Sundays during the summer. Rolling fields, old stone walls, bridle paths and riding trails grace this community where handsome historic houses blend with quality new construction. Residents enjoy a quick commute to Boston (MBTA service) as well as to the Atlantic seashore with its nature preserves, beaches and boating opportunities. The Shoppes at Hamilton Crossing are centrally located. The population of Hamilton is 8,315 and (0 comments)
Wenham, Massachusetts (Profile) - 08:45 AM
Settled in the 1600s, Wenham has managed to preserve much of its rural scenery and historic character. Open vistas abound, from farmland and woodlands to lovely lakes and winding country roads. Residents are justly proud of their regional school system as well as 300 acres of pristine parks and serene recreational areas. gordon college adds the stimulation of a college town to the backdrop of natural beauty. Strolling down the main street of Wenham, newcomers will find a timeless picture of beautiful old homes, gardens and yards - a scene graced by the friendly greeting and smiles of their new neighbors. Be (0 comments)
Ipswich, Massachusetts (Profile) - 09:36 AM
Set on the River for which it was named, Ipswich offers canoeing, swimming and shellfishing along its banks. A close-knit community, Ipswich offers the advantages of a fine school system, ample facilities for leisure time (including many fine restaurants), and an easy commute into Boston by train or via Routes 1A, 128 and I-95. An extensive variety of home styles are available, including modern condominiums, new housing developments, smaller residences for first-time buyers and stately colonials. Cranes Beach and Castle Hill deserve particular attention. Regards, Jay Burnham, VPColdwell Banker Residential BrokerageNorth Shore, Massachusetts
Woman's Magazine - 08:30 AM
After a few weeks of working with a magazine, in my town, on a home staging article, I picked up the magazine today and read the article that they asked me to do. I already received one e-mail from someone who happened to pick up the magazine and needs a stager for the house. I hope that this avenue brings me new business. For anyone looking for new ways to market yourself, I e-mail and called the editor of this local magazine about a year ago and asked them if they had ever done a story on staging and the benefits (0 comments)
Blogging question - 08:46 AM
I am curious to understand blogging on Active Rain. I try to blog and sometimes when I look at my points summary, I notice that my blogs are not on there, so I am not getting the points that I am wanting. I am logged in at the time, at least I think I am. If there is anywhere on AR that I can look this up, would you tell me? Thank you in advance. (4 comments)
What's the Best Way to Ask for Referrals? Don't. - 02:55 AM
Whatchu talkin' ‘bout Jennifer? You can't be serious! Yes, I am. If you're asking the question "What is the best way to ask for referrals?" that tells me that something about doing it bothers you. And if it bothers you, don't do it. Your discomfort will be crystal clear to the person you're asking, which is probably worse than not asking at all. (If you don't mind asking for referrals, it probably comes naturally to you. Keep up the good work and ignore the rest of this blog.) Do YOU like being asked for referrals? I don't. When a friend asks (113 comments)
Central Park and New York City.....Beautiful Every Time! - 06:02 AM
I swore I was going back to the City today with the weather predicted to be 72 and sunny but think I need to spend a day home. I wanted to go to the Village today (with Soho thrown in :) but it might have to wait. I did have the opportunity to go last Sunday, there wasn't a cloud in the sky (literally) and so many people out it felt like Christmas time. I walked up to the park as usual from Penn Station and got so caught up in looking up, I forgot in Manhattan you have to remember (7 comments)
HOT Closings - 09:01 PM
This was a difficult transaction that after many delays was finally given the clear to close. Because of the delays we had no say in the time or location of the closing. So it was scheduled at an attorneys office and was being fit into his tight schedule to accommodate us. This office was huge, brand new with big shiny furniture and impressive law books lining the walls. When I arrived with my customers we were put in a big conference room. I took a seat near one end of the huge table and put my pocket book and brief case (46 comments)
The Cost of Not Believing - 01:13 PM
Monika and I have been selling real estate for over 23 years and we pride ourselves at how well we present or CMA's (comparable market analysis). We were contacted by someone back in Sept. of '06 who wanted to sell quickly so they could relocate to Florida and not spend another winter in New Hampshire. Monika and I did a two step listing presentation. We went and viewed the home and then went back in to present our findings. The house was in ok condition and nothing spectacular. It was dated and needed some minor repairs and a good cleaning. The house (47 comments)
Flag Man Found - 11:38 AM
Friday was a pretty emotional day for me. The guy with the flag and his wife Pamela,who just happens to be a real estate agent in Massachusetts, came to Hampstead New Hampshire to meet me. If you haven't read my story about when Hate came to Hampstead please take a few moments and read it so that this will make sense to you. Our meeting was recorded by the Union Leader Newspaper which is the largest newspaper in NH. They also interviewed me last week about my original Hate post and I posted about that experience on my blog. Over this (36 comments)
Never have I seen the media control our Real Estate Industry so MUCH! - 06:45 PM
Every time I pick up the newspaper all I hear is how BAD things are in Real Estate. So, I cancelled my newspaper subscription. A year or so ago the HEADLINES read “The Housing Market is Booming” and “Florida most desired place to live” Real Estate Sales were up and many Real Estate Professionals advertised in the newspapers accounting for a large number of their revenues. Don’t get me wrong! I like journalist and newspaper reporters. I was the editor in chief of our school newspaper many years ago and I believe in freedom of speech. At one time in my (41 comments)
The State Of The Greater Naples Market…. - 08:03 PM
The general state of the greater Naples Real Estate Market remains segmented, with the very high end single family homes and up-scale condominiums doing quite well. The lower end of the market is stagnant, and has been for quite a while. Continue (0 comments)
Aloha Merrie Monarch Festival! - 03:28 PM
ALOHA Merrie Monarch!Wow! What a great celebration this year, more great hulas, beautiful crafts and a fantastic parade! Which I was lucky enough to watch this year from ringside seats in front of my new office at 159 Keawe st. in downtown Hilo, as we had received invitations from a neighboring design store to come enjoy the Spring fashion show festivities... (The Figaroa Collection, you just have to go in and visit with Jo, see (and feel) his recycled plastic clothes as well as his beautiful designs made from more prosaic materials.) We enjoyed wonderful pupus (thanks for the mimosas Jo! (0 comments)
Ex Pat in Hawaii jonesing for some Colorado high country... - 04:55 PM
Aloha All! And Mahalo Dena for the invite! I am a Colorado Native born and bred, my husband and I have family on the east and west slopes. We moved to Hawaii in 2003 and haven't made it back even to visit yet! Hawaii is fantastic but i shore do miss the sound of the wind in the quakies... Oddly enough some of the things I miss most are; peaches (i replace them with mangoes but its not the same), the desert (weird huh) and being in the high mountains (mauna kea is one of the largest mountains on the island but (6 comments)
What should I do? - 07:34 PM
I had a listing presentation today. The lady has 7.55 acres of cleared high ground. She has a mobile home with 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths. The foundation is not permanent. The only real problem is that there aren't alot of listings that have sold recently, gone under contract, or are active. So what do you do when you don't have but one sold (last year), one under contract (extreme fixer upper), and one active that doesn't have the acreage she has. I just wanted some other opinions. I seem to always get the ones that there's not a lot (21 comments)
If you have ever considered starting a farm territory for your real estate business, here are some things to consider: Choose an area that you want to work in. You will be investing countless hours of time in the area so make it one that you enjoy and hopefully one that is close to your home or work. Don't pick a neighborhood that is such a great neighborhood that nobody moves. You will starve while waiting for your next paycheck. Walk the area door to door. Tell them you are considering starting a newsletter of happenings for their area and ask if they would (6 comments)
People ask me now and then, Why live in the Prescott area. - 08:55 AM
Well I woke up this morning and 5:15 AM. Sun is coming up, birds are chirping and signing. I let the dogs out and head for my cup of coffee. Turn on the computer and walk out on the deck. The air is crisp and oh man is it clean. Coffee tastes better on mornings like this. Then the horses are up and moving about waiting for there feed. The trees are leaving up and it is going to be a fantastic day. It makes you want to do something, anything outdoors. Today is a short trip to Phoenix, Should be (2 comments)
Time to Swing the Bat - 01:00 PM
Okay, okay, okay - I finally get it...time to step up to the plate with a little more confidence and really network, offer advice & comments, ask questions...etc. It's been all too clear lately that the Fear Factor had set in and I found myself a bit intimidated by my lack of experience. I should have known better; at every Little League game I attend I'm always telling my sons, "stay in the batter's box, anything close you have to swing", and my favorite, "don't hope they walk you". I suddenly realized I've been hoping for the "walk", the easy way (0 comments)
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