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Bert Rogers here I come!! I am due for my 14 hour continuing education for the renewing of my real estate sales persons license in the state of Florida. Would you believe I got the book for this in August last year from the Bert Rogers Company? I renew my license before April 1st every 2 years, as the real estate regulations in the state of Florida require us. When ever you get your license is when you need to renew (on THAT anniversary), they do not tell you to do it at your whim. The state FREC (Florida Real Estate Commission) splits (16 comments)
WE HAVE SIX APPEAL - 07:07 PM
We Have Six Appeal was the bold headline a Tampa developer sent out to agents and real estate offices - and it went on to say that they were offering a 6% commission on all inventory homes. Nonetheless - the headline did get lots of attention. That reminds me of a clever ad in the Wall St Journal this weekend, looking for a (summer) Intern Brewmaster - saying that it wasn't ale work, that there was plenty of free brew, and that the applicant should hops to it. Originality - a clever turn of phrase. As Randy Prothero said, it's all in getting (5 comments)
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The Importance of a Real Estate Professional When Making an Offer - 08:06 AM
If you have spent time shopping around the Tampa real estate market in search of the perfect home, you may have found a residence that you are considering purchasing. Having reached that juncture, you have found yourself at the point where you want to make an offer on that property. However, you may not be certain as to exactly what you need to do when it comes to making an appropriate offer on the property in question. With this in mind, the first step that you will want to take when it comes making an offer on a home for sale (0 comments)
Successful Selling in an Ugly Market Ain’t Always Pretty! - 11:34 AM
Even though we live in a consumer society, it's an odd fact that home sellers typically do not view their property as a product for sale in a marketplace. Because this is so, a home's sale often languishes. But this need not be the case. Basic marketing teaches us that how a product is perceived and received within the market can be altered and impacted. More then just being decorators or designers, good home stagers are more focused in applying a full array of strategic marketing principles and practices which positively influence the consumer about a product in a market. So even (30 comments)
Video Tour of the Mobile, AL area - 07:36 AM
We have posted the video tour of the Mobile area on our website. Special thanks to our vendors Rick Phyfer, State Farm Insurance and Greg Baisden, National Investment Mortgage for their assistance in this production. We welcome your comments. Thanks. (0 comments)
St. Paul Cathedral, St. Paul, Minnesota. I never get tired of photographing this building, both inside and out. Built in 1905, Emmanuel Louis Masqueray, a French architect trained at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris, was selected to design what we know today as the fourth Cathedral of Saint Paul. The church is made of Granite stone from St. Cloud, MNThe Cathedral's most prominent feature is a 120-foot-wide dome made of curved steel beams, covered with a clay tile surface and overlaid with copper. A copper-clad lantern, approximately 30 feet tall, sits on top of the dome. From (19 comments)
Katy West Houston Relay For Life - 08:45 AM
The annual benefit walk for the American Cancer Society is taking place in Katy March 28 and March 29. Keller Williams Katy has a team of walkers. This event is very special and symbolic. The walkers, who walk through the night is symbolic of how cancer never sleeps. On Friday night, when the sun goes down, hundreds of Luminaries are lit in rememberance of those loved ones we've lost to cancer, those fighting cancer and those who are survivors. The event runs from 7pm to 7am. If you want to sponsor the Keller Williams team, you can call Becky Steinbrecker at 281-220-2100 EXT (4 comments)
HouseValues(r) Spam - 09:55 AM
Anyone who knows me, knows that a couple of years ago, I was a HouseValues fan. I bought the leads from Housevalues and from Justlisted and I worked the program like they recommended. I was even a speaker at one of their HOUSTON seminars one time! It really WAS a great company. I was a Certified HouseValues Professional with a letter from the HV CEO at the time to prove it! Then they went public. The emphasis shifted from agent oriented to stock holder oriented and as the saying goes "you can not serve two masters". Anyway, here it is over a year and (2 comments)
HV+AR=???? - 07:31 PM
I've just recently started really promoting ActiveRain to my office and my colleagues in adjacent fields. Today, I realized I'm behind the curve because I just ran into a blog or two that talked about HouseValues buying $2.5 Million worth of ActiveRain. I don't know if that is a majority share of it or what the idea is behind their acquiring this great platform, but one would suspect that it could ONLY be to sell it's product to the 80,000+ members! I used to be an HV subscriber. I was there as HV started what I considered to be a death-spiral from (6 comments)
Property information If you're considering purchasing a home, but feel ‘out of touch' with what's happening in real estate give us a call today at (772) 323-6996 or visit us on the web at www.GabeSanders.com or www.TreasureCoastFLHomes.com. Our office is located at 2 N. Sewalls Point Rd. in Stuart, Florida (Sewall's Point); please ask for Gabe Sanders or Susan Maxwell. (0 comments)
A Sign of the Times? - 02:02 PM
My husband is in the mortgage business and last night he went to a Mortgage Trade Show at The Harbourside in Ft Myers. As soon as he easily got a parking spot right in front of the place, he knew something was up (or down I should say). There was a pitiful 4 rows of vendors. Also conspicuously missing were the foreclosure/bankruptcy bailout lenders. None, nada ...all gone! Poof! In the old days there could be acres of companies hawking their programs. I used to work in the mortgage industry myself years ago and I did a stint with a hard money lender. We (5 comments)
Look Who's Buying a Home! (3 Minute Video) - 08:44 AM
Presenting a brand new video: A surprise VIP visitor wants to buy a home in Northern Virginia. Alexandria was his hometown and he returns in 2008 to find his home is no longer his. Who else to help him in his quest but Northern Virginia REALTOR and Associate Broker with RE/MAX Allegiance, Brian Block? Take a peek at this entertaining, educational, and informative video about Virginia real estate. (105 comments)
Happy Days - 11:40 AM
Everyone loved the television show Happy Days -- at least before Fonzie jumped the shark. I know that I did. Amidst the media doom & gloom, agents dropping out of the business, prices dropping, sales down, foreclosures, and short sales, there are few bright spots in the real estate industry these days. Today, however was a Happy Day. While once again disappointed that my CBS interview did not appear today (hopefully tomorrow), the rest of my day today was great. First, contract that I submitted for my buyers was accepted today! I'd been working with these folks for several months and they visited (52 comments)
What ARE they THINKING?????? - 06:48 PM
In Tucson yesterday, the Realtor.com show came to town. I think I got more email invitations to this than any event ever!!!! Every 3 days, or so it seemed, there was an invitation. The VP of ealtor.com, Max Pigman, was speaking on " Market more Effectively in a Changing Market." I happened to be in town and like to keep up to date, so I signed up and went. Now, we have 7000 real estate agents in Tucson. They were giving free breakfast as well (which should have be of interest to those agents who haven't sold a house in 6 (11 comments)
Country Walk - Long Term Market report - 11:30 AM
In the past I have done market reports for both Cobb County and for Country Walk Subdivision. This is a little different. this time I went back for the last 3 years to look at things in a long term perspective. For Comparison I also looked at the same time periods for the surrounding neighborhoods of Legend Hollow, Peach Plantation, and Country Cove. This information is taken from FMLS is believed to be accurate but guaranteed. The Country Walk figures do not include sales from Country Walk Estates.
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