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Archives of real estate blog entries for February 17, 2008 (Page 7)
Real Estate Term of the Day - 05:41 PM
I know that real estate can sometimes be complex and confusing. To help you feel comfortable with the real estate process, I will be sharing real estate term of the day. MARKETABLE TITLE - Good or clear title reasonably free from risk of litigation over possible defects; also referred to as merchantable title. Marketable title need not, however, be perfect title. For a complete list of real estate terms visit my Glossary Chris FrantzExit Success Realty13111 Spring Hill DrSpring Hill Florida 34609352-686-2222Hernando County Real EstateSpring Hill Real Estate (0 comments)
Best Walking Cities 2007 - 05:58 PM
Preventions list of Best Walking Cities of 2007 Critirea used - Percentage of population that walks for exercise, use mass transit, parks per square mile, points of interest per square mile, avg winter/summer temperatures, percentage of athletic shoe buyers. source prevention.com (1 comments)
How can a buyer use this space? Staging a large family room addition - 08:42 AM
A few weeks back, I gave you a peek at a staging project Stage A Star had completed, "Grandma's bathroom gets a makeover" Here's another room that was the biggest challenge within this project. This was one of those huge family room additions. Beyond this room was a screened in porch addition just as large. The challenge of this room was that it was very long and narrow and connected to the sunroom. Through the family room windows...you could see this sunporch. The other challenges were that this room was just massive with vaulted ceilings and sterile white walls that had to remain white. (6 comments)
The REALITY of Realty Seminar Tour ...coming March 3rd 2008! ____________________________________________________________ YOU ARE INVITED To a 5 City Tour Across Metro Detroit for a Laid Back, Fun, Upbeat & Educational (non-sales) Seminar on Michigan Real Estate & Financing in Today's Michigan market focusing on what's really happening in Michigan right now dealing with the Real Estate Market & Mortgages from the Experts. There will be a panel of 6 -8 (Realtor, Loan Officer, Title Insurance, Home Owners Insurance, Home Appraiser, Credit Repair, Foreclosure Expert, & Home Inspector) educating you on what's REALLY going on today in Michigan vs. hearing the info (0 comments)
Thank You For The Offer! Let's Remain Professional. - 11:04 AM
Have you ever received Low Ball Offers? Have you received those low offers and then the Buyers asking for closing costs, home warranty, survey, and a high repair limit? What was your response? If you haven't, stay in the business long enough and you will eventually receive one. My response remains the same, good or bad offer. Thank you for the offer! It doesn't make sense to bite an agents head off for what we may consider a bad offer. Why not? They are working for their client, and in most cases, submitting an offer from the directive of their client. If we are (22 comments)
Fort Smith Real Estate, Southfield Heights Market Report - 05:18 PM
Fort Smith Real Estate Residential Sales have remained consistant with previous years sales. I often receive questions about good New Construction Subdivisions. Southfield Heights is a new subdivision located South Fort Smith with great location, great lot sizes, and quality builders. The following is a list of homes that have Sold in Southfield Heights from 1/1/2008 to 2/17/2008. **Information herein is deemed accurate, but not guaranteed. Listing information is deemed reliable at the time of this posting, but subject to change without notification, and should be verified through a licensed agent for accuracy. When looking for a Realtor in this market; you need (3 comments)
Fort Smith Real Estate... Sellers use Logic Instead of Emotion - 11:21 PM
The Fort Smith Real Estate Market can be complicated with up and down trends. It's important to partner with your Real Estate Professional throughout your entire real estate transaction. It's is also very important to use logic in comparison to your emotion. It's understood you have a great emotional contact with your home. Your home may be the BEST home in the neighborhood. BUT, will it sell because you feel that way? Today's Buyer is NOT concerned about the great memories in your home. Today's Buyer is looking for a deal and in some cases a steal! In Fort Smith Real Estate; all Seller's Aren't Desperate, (4 comments)
What Does that FSBO sign Mean to YOU? - 08:50 PM
When a FSBO comes on the market in my farm area and I am familiar with the property and/or the owner, I give them a call and ask about the prooerty, it's price etc. and then I tell them that if they decide to list the property, I'd like to visit with them, and leave my contact info. If they don't contact me, I respect that and do not call back. I respect that FSBO "for sale" sign in their yard and feel like it says, "Agents stay away, I don't want to pay you to sell my house." So an owner (12 comments)
Real Tour Vision Announces Acquisition of Rock Pointe Marketing!! - 10:53 AM
We are excited to announce the acquisition of our former marketing partner, Rock Pointe Marketing. In addition to the acquisition, I have joined the Real Tour Vision team to head-up our new in-house marketing and training department. With my experience in internet marketing, website design, search engine optimization, copy writing, corporate training, business ownership and the virtual tour industry, I will work closely with RTV virtual tour providers and business owners in the designing and implementation of their own strategic marketing plans on local marketplace levels worldwide. See the full announcement here in our virtual tour company blog See the full Virtual Tour Company (1 comments)
Kalamazoo Virtual Tour Company - 11:05 AM
Real Tour Vision would like to welcome Dawn Fees with Kaleidoscope Photography & Virtual tours. Dawn is a full service virtual tour provider in Kalamazoo michigan. Bringing to the table her experience in photography, Dawn takes pride in her virtual tours and considers them to be 'works of art'. She is a welcome addition to our family of virtual tour company providers. see the announcement in our virtual tour company blog (0 comments)
New River Valley Virginia Virtual Tour Company - 11:27 AM
I would like to send out a big welcome to James Rector, owner of Image 360 Virtual Tours in Blacksburg Virginia. James brings over 20 years of real estate sales, photography and marketing expertise. As a Real Tour Vision provider James’ virtual tour company will offer full service virtual tours and innovative online marketing solutions to the New River Valley VA area. Image 360 also has an office in Holden Beach, NC providing Brunswick County virtual tours and the Coastal Carolinas from Wilmington, NC to Myrtle Beach, SC. View the full virtual tour company press release here See our announcement in our virtual (0 comments)
Traverse City virtual tour company - 12:09 PM
I would like to send out a big welcome to Jason LaVanture and Jim Blue of BlueLavaMedia. As our Traverse City virtual tour company full service provider, BlueLavaMedia will be offering state-of-the-art interactive 360 degree virtual tours to businesses and real estate agents across northern Michigan. BlueLavaMedia brings to the table unique marketing expertise to Grand Traverse County and surrounding areas. Jason is an expert in virtual tour technology; in fact, he is the Vice President and founder of our worldwide virtual tour company. Jim Blue has nearly 35 years of professional photography experience and is the former owner of Blue (2 comments)
Announcing HitStats 2.0 - 12:27 PM
On February 1, 2008 Real Tour Vision announced the release of their newest proprietary internet traffic reporting technology. This new technology shows real estate agents where virtual tour views are coming from and also displays scene-by-scene statistics so that real estate agents know which views of the property are receiving the most attention. This feature enables real estate agents to better market current and future properties and enables them to better allocate their marketing dollars for future advertising decisions. Combined with the use of our PanoRiders & single property websites, which direct traffic from curbside views to online leads, this newest (0 comments)
Full Service Virtual Tours now available in 26 Countries Worldwide - 12:39 PM
On February 14, 2008, Real Tour Vision announced its milestone expansion into its 26th country. Marked by its recent partnership with Vision Digital Pro, this expansion enables business owners and real estate agents access to state-of-the-art full service virtual tours and products in Panama City, Panama. Over the past 8 years, Real Tour Vision, a virtual tour software company, has built up one of the world’s largest networks of virtual tour service providers. One of the unique attributes of our providers is that each and every one of our providers owns their own company. So, when you choose a Real Tour (0 comments)
Snippets of Time - 07:43 AM
While taking digital photos of rooms and the exterior of a house to list it dawned on me how still photos represent SNIPPETS OF TIME. I have always been the photographer in my family from Brownie cameras to 35 mm to Digital. Why I am the archivisit I don't know? Maybe I have Japanese family culture in my background. I think I enjoy creating photos and the scenes. I KNOW I love looking back at the frozen memories as years go by seeing people change and their smiles. Sometimes I think it is preserving something that you will lose someday. Life changes. (20 comments)
Fuzzy Math gets Homeowners in Trouble - 09:14 AM
In North Texas over the weekend they had a Foreclosure Prevention Fair near the Cotton Bowl in Fair Park. The event was part of a national series sponsored by ACORN, the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now. Basically they are trying to help people in trouble stave off foreclosure. This story about foreclosures is serious. Nationally in 2007 1.25 million homes were in foreclosure. I hear that banks and lenders don't want houses back, but weren't they the ones that set up this house of cards to fall? Adjustable rate mortgages are going from 6% to 13%. Payments are going from (13 comments)
1820 Apple Ridge Circle - Nashville Real Estate VIRTUAL TOUR - 08:00 PM
MLS#: 937434Realtor: Brian Taylor -- Prudential Woodmont Realty Nashville TN - Green Hills Realtor Website: http://briantaylor.woodmontrealty.com/Default.aspVisit the VIRTUAL TOUR (courtesy of Nashville Virtual Tours & Photography): http://www.1820AppleRidge.infoAnd if you like VIDEO, see it here - Nashville Video Virtual TourPROPERTY LISTING DETAILS - $25k in upgrades when built. Upgraded kitchen counter tops. Full sprinkler system. Extra LARGE/fenced backyard. ALL BRICK!!! Extra Wide front steps. Gas line to deck on back. 2" Window Blinds. I hope you enjoy the virtual tour - and of course, your comments are always welcome :) See other exaples of our work at the Nashville Virtual Tours & Photography TOUR GALLERY. SOME OF THE STILL IMAGES FROM THE (0 comments)
My baskets were so big last year, they actually pulled the hooks right out and fell down. Lesson learned. Seattle temperatures are mild, but there was frost on the cars this morning. I figure when I see the yellow heads of the daffodils, it's OK to plant other things at that point. We used to say Mother's Day back in the Northeast, but seems to me in Seattle we could plant earlier than that. I want to plant pink begonia. Anyone have an answer (11 comments)
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