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I need help - 09:26 PM
Got a client I have been working with for the last few months. So of course I am ready to get this deal closed. Here is the situation. FHA single family in MS goes up to 200,100 or something like that. Here is my question at that price can you use the Ameridream Downpayment assistance program? Plus does anyone about them getting rid of these programs? Thanks so much guys for your help. (8 comments)
Representing Family, inlaw or outlaws? - 08:10 PM
One of the most difficult things for an agent to do is represent family. It is difficult because of the emotional attachments. It is difficult because your results could affect your family relationships. The challenges of compensation when acting as a sellers agent when representing your family are also something that can create tension. The fact that selling requires marketing and investment to market means you can not represent anyone for free. Not all family members will expect your services free but just as many may expect you to waive your compensation or severely reduce them. Miracles are also high on the list (17 comments)
Do you want to know what is happening in Lee County Florida? CORE (Community of Realtors) has developed a Stellar new website with a purpose of, in their own words, "to build a community of consumers and Realtors". www.snoopzone.info went live on May 4th, 2007. CORE has succeeded in bringing the consumer (you!) and the professional Realtor together in one spot! CORE believes that the consumer plays an important role in the growth of the Lee County, Fort Myers, Cape Coral and Sanibel Island area. Consider yourself invited to snoop around the Snoopzone and learn something new about this part of (7 comments)
Business Stats - Time to Rework the Way I do Business! - 10:31 AM
Now that we are half way through 2007, I thought it was a good time to evaluate the state of my business and what changes I'd like to make to move it forward. For the most part I'm satisfied with the year so far. I've been fairly busy (would still like to be busier!) and am making a name for myself in town. However, when I look over my stats I've discovered something that really bothers me! Here's what I have so far - let's see if you can see what it is... Since January 1, 2007: Staging projects - 22, Consultations - 24, Redesign - 15, Proposals (27 comments)
Builder's Preferred List Agent: Need some Knowledge! - 12:17 PM
I noticed a new trend and I need some help with objections for those that have the skinny. Las Vegas tract building (new construction) is different from the midwest and areas where small builders can excel. We have the big builders that sometimes it is hard to compete with. They all have their preferred lenders, title companies, etc and now have preferred list agents. Now I am positive this isn't a "new" development but now they seemed to have upped the ante with more incentives (such as closing costs paid) to use their "preferred" list agent. I know this isn't new because (9 comments)
A Trip to the Tropical Paradise of Omaha, Nebraska - 03:08 PM
We just spent the last week and a half moving Mike's mom back to the midwest. We drove and the track out was long and grueling. Our trip there involved a drive up I-15 through Salt Lake City to I-80 through Wyoming. We planned a stay in Cheyenne and there was no room at the Inn for us (failed to make reservations in case we didn't make it that far!) due to a baseball tournament. After searching for almost an hour and a half we found one room with one king sized bed and that room went to Mike's brother, Mother and (20 comments)
MUSINGS ON THE 4TH - 02:07 PM
CELEBRATION IN SHELL KNOB The 4th falling mid-week on Wednesday this year, has thrown everybody off anything resembling a schedule. I went around all week trying to remember what day it was. However, it is now Sunday afternoon July 8th, and I can see that the holiday week is ending. It was a busy week in Shell Knob with resorts and stores reaping the benefits of vacationers. Rain the first part of the week postponed fireworks one night, but were just as beautiful the following night.
When you live on a lake, you use the sounds of boats to tell you (0 comments)
After reading a comment on one of my blogs ... - 12:34 AM
In a blog I wrote the other day about how I have been getting leads through Active-Rain someone had mentioned that they had been moving up in their Go-ogle searches. I realized that I had not checked that in a while and decided to take a look. The reason I had stopped was because I came up in top ranking in Yahoo but not in Go-ogle. I was somewhere in the thousand mark for that particular search engine. I had used several suggestions from some of the groups available here in AR and left it alone. After the comment on the (4 comments)
I'll bite. Is there something wrong with my connection or did they stop showing the pictures on the right side of the groups? You know the ones that show who's visiting? I for one miss those. It some how made it more personal to know you were there at the same time as a friend you have made here at Active Rain. Is it just me or does anyone else miss those contact pictures? Can some one tell me why the gods decided to do away with them? (12 comments)
Thank You Active Rain! - 10:30 PM
I can't say enough, I love this community. I think it is great having a community where you can reach out to real estate veterans and know that they will response. Last week, I received and email from Cyndee Haydon with a possible referral in my area. Of course I was honored and immediately contacted Cyndee's client to schedule a meeting. Thank you Cyndee for thinking of me. Last night, I reached out to Jim Crawford to ask his opinion on my listings. I know the market has picked up. Yet, I am still holding the same inventory and if I must say so myself they are great properties. (11 comments)
Accountability - 11:18 PM
How do you hold yourself accountable? Do you have an accountability partner and if you do are you holding each other accountable? I will be the first to say that right I have been falling a little short in this area lately. I have not been holding myself or my accountability partner accountable. This week I am going to commit to work my schedule and holding my accountability partner accountable. I will take a look at my accountability sheet and work on holding myself accountable also. I challenge you all to take a look at your accountability. Have you met your mid year goals (21 comments)
Hershey Kisses - The 100th Anniversary - 08:11 AM
July 7, 1907 was the introductory date of the famous Hershey Kiss. In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of this Hershey Kiss, the Hershey Company had a 12 foot tall Hershey Kiss manufactured and it was unveiled yesterday at Hershey's Chocolate World. This giant candy weighs over 30,000 pounds, is 12 feet tall and 10 feet wide. There was a representative from the Guinness Book of World Records present for the entire manufacturing process. The giant Hershey Kiss will be on display only until this Thursday (July12). The company has a slide show of the making of this product at KissSomeOne.com as well as (9 comments)
Realtors® Should Know Local Ordinances - 08:34 AM
How many of you are familiar with any local ordinances that would have an effect on your ability to get a transaction closed? Pennsylvania is filled with local governments and there is no uniformity within these local governments as to rules and regulations. In order to do business, you need to be familiar with all of the local laws. We have a "situation" with a property one of my agents has under contract to close at the end of July that has occurred because the listing agent didn't know the local laws. A local municipality passed an ordinance that every property that sold or transferred (6 comments)
30 Year Mortgage Rates SINK 07.06.2007 - 03:09 PM
Rates on 30-year mortgages sank this week to a one-month low, while rates on most other mortgages also fell, good news to prospective home buyers.Freddie Mac, the mortgage company, reported Thursday that 30-year, fixed-rate mortgages averaged 6.63 percent. That was down from last week's 6.67 percent rate and was the lowest since early June, when rates stood at 6.53 percent.The moderation is welcome for people in the market to buy a home. In mid-June, rates on 30-year mortgages climbed to 6.74 percent, an 11-month high.Rates on many mortgages have ebbed in recent weeks as investors' fears about inflation have eased."Long-term mortgage (0 comments)
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Take a drive through Red Rock Country Club real estate and you can see why it is called "The Beverly Hills of Las Vegas". If you are looking for the country club environment and want to live in a world class master-planned community, Red Rock Country Club Las Vegas is for you. When you take a drive through the entrance of Red Rock Country Club homes you approach a stunning, palm tree lined, guard gated (0 comments)
Carlisle at Summerlin real estate offers Summerlin condos incentives. Carlisle at Summerlin offer an affordable living in a popular Summerlin real estate master-plan community. Carlisle at Summerlin prices start at $193,490 for gated Summerlin Las Vegas community living. The gated Carlisle in Summerlin homes in Summerlin Las Vegas are close to 75 percent sold. The Summerlin real estate development, which features one, two and three bedrooms, is offering an incentive of $10,000 incentive by their preferred lenders. Summerlin condos master plan community has been number one 10 out of the last 11 years. The Carlisle (2 comments)
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