Archives of real estate blog entries for April 7, 2008 (Page 8)
First Ever BloggerCon at DAAR Held Last Friday, 4/4/08-NAR In Attendance - 10:40 AM
Friday, April 4, 2008 marked the first ever BloggerCon at the Dulles Association of Realtors (DAAR) in Leesburg, Virginia. Our host was Ben Martin, Director of Communication and New Media, Virginia Association of Realtors. There were almost 30 Realtors from around the area, including southern Virginia and Maryland who came out for the event. They span from those who have been blogging for years as well as those who don't have a blog, would like to, but don't know where to start.
The event started off at 10:00am with introductions of everyone in attendance. We then moved on to throwing out various
Is This The Forum To Sell Your Listings? - 10:55 AM
Many agents are advertising their listings here on Active Rain. Is Active Rain the forum to do so? I don't think so. I think that it just clutters things up and makes us look even more like just sales people and not real estate consultants and professionals, as we should be.
Consumers are here to get information, tips and advice on real estate in general, not be sold on agents' listings. Consumers go to the over 30 listing sites such as Realtor.com, Trulia and Zillow to search for properties.
The same goes for agents. As a Realtor, I log in to the local MLS to find listings
What's Happening in Central Florida - 03:33 PM
This is a guide to a smattering of events occurring in the Orlando Central Florida area through April 17th. The sections are divided into Art, Music, Theater, Author, Etc, On-Going and Plan Ahead. There is surely something for everyone.
CAFFEINE FOR THE ARTISTIC SOUL ART SHOW
What: pop, graffiti, modern & digital art from local artists
When: April 10 – 5 -10pm
Where: Full Sail
3300 University Blvd.
THE GREAT PUBLIC ART CHALLENGE
What: 2 hours to find
Interesting Real Estate Details - 10:14 AM
Cost Of A London Home Rises
Location, Location, Location
Lido Key Condominiums on the Beach - 08:10 AM
Lido Key Condominiums on the Beach
Orchid Beach Club - New Beach Condos Near St. Armands Circle
Walk to famous St. Armands Circle to shop or dine. Or just relax and enjoy the ocean breezes from your home.
Have your Sarasota real estate agent check on pet policies at all Sarasota condos. Policies regarding pets are different in each condo community. Orchid Beach Club allows two pets.
Call for more information on Sarasota Florida homes or check our websites for daily updates on Lido Key condo listings. For photos, virtual tours and area information on Siesta Key, Longboat Key, Casey Key, and Sarasota Florida real
You are cordially invited....to join Family Ties! - 11:59 AM
Welcome to Family Reunion, the weekly recap for the AR Family Ties group. YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO JOIN THE GROUP if you haven't already done so.
We increased to 281 members this week. Additionally, we moved up to 1897 posts! Welcome to all new members, and thanks to those who posted! Keep in mind that any member of the group can invite other members to join.
Below is a selection of my some of my favorite posts to appear within the group over the past week or so, including one of my own. If you like any of the posts below, please consider subscribing
Am I the only one wondering about this stuff? - 11:55 PM
While I was quietly lamenting the fact that I had just purchased $118.00 worth of groceries that I probably could have carried out of the store with my hands if I were feeling ambitious, I had a few thoughts that I wanted to share. Additionally, I have a few questions.
Could someone explain to me how so many Mattress Superstores manage to stay afloat? Mattress warehouses are becoming as ubiquitous as Starbucks, at least here in the Austin area. Every time I turn around, there is another one. Every new shopping area includes one, sometimes two.
Perhaps I not changing my mattress
ForeclosureU.com What's Your Experience - 07:44 PM
Just wanted to check with my fellow AR'ers and see if any of you have had experience with the ForeclosureU.com and products that are being offered through their website. I've seen their ad here on AR on every page I've visited, and although I am looking to expand my REO business I am not sure if the info they offer is worth the money.
Free 411 Service....don't waste another dime calling 411 from your cellphone - 08:10 PM
I don't know about you but I tend to spend quite a number of dollars calling 411 information services from my cell phone. Although I have a Blackberry I tend to need 411 when I am driving. As talented as I am to drive and look up a number on the web I think my chances of an accident are getting slim each time I do it! So in comes Goog411 service from Google. It is free....you heard me Free...and it will not cost you $1.25 or whatever your cell company charges. So give it a try, you have nothing to
Change Your Local Board with Powerful Speakers!!! - 05:54 PM
Are you actively involved in your local board? If you are not, you should be! The local board can be far more effective with active participation from it's members! I've heard and read complaints about boards, and my primary question is:
Are you actively involved?
Are you part of a solution, or part of the problem?
It's very easy to sit back and complain about what an organization is doing or not doing. It's difficult to VOLUNTEER your TIME and effort to help a cause for so many. I have realized that more this year than any by serving as our boards Vice-President. BTW,
Sage Local Market Analysis (through March 26, 2008) - 09:34 AM
Latest Market Statistics for Radnor, Tredyffrin and Easttown Townships*
For the 30 days ending March 26, 2008 in the 3 nearest townships, there were 47 single family and twin homes that settled. The average discount off the original asking price remained about 92%, the same as the last two months. Six homes sold for 100% or more of their asking prices. Older homes and a few (but not all) of the newly-constructed houses had the largest discount this month. Of note was the increase in the number and amount of seller concessions offered, many in the $10,000 range. These could include amounts
How the Midnight Ride Applies to Marketing - 04:30 PM
This month marks the 233rd anniversary of Paul Revere’s and William Dawes' rides. From a business perspective, this ride was most interesting when looking at the effectiveness of both of these gentlemen’s messages. They both had the same exact message to deliver. So why it is that Paul Revere was not only more successful at delivering that message but is also most remembered for it?
Both men had very important news that needed to be delivered to many people in a very short period of time. If you look at this from a marketing perspective, their message was urgent, relevant to
Remodeled Home in Ryderwood, WA $99,000 - 12:02 AM
55+ Community. Beautifully remodeled home with 1 BR, 1 BA, Enclosed Sun Porch, Den/Office. Roof new in '06, new carpet, newer appliances, new insulation in attic, walls & floor, new interior paint, vinyl windows, cyclone fenced backyard, 1 car detached garage w/opener, corner lot. Bright & Open !! A must see !!
Streeter's RV Park & Campground For Sale - $799,000 - 12:17 AM
Fantastic Opportunity to own the Streeter's Resort RV Park. Park consists of one retail store, one house, 10 full service RV spaces, 7 limited service RV spaces, 15 tent spaces, a boat launch and two docks, boat house, private beach area, two cabins, a common use shower facility, picnic tables and fire pits for each site. Priced well below appraised value. Manufactured home to be removed or can stay with right offer.
Luxury Living South of Atlanta Series...The Introduction. - 07:39 PM
12595 Simmons, Hampton, GA, $229,500 - 09:26 PM
12595 Simmons, Hampton, GA, $229,500Location: Hampton, GABest value on the market! Great house, immaculate, very tastefully decorated. Formal Living room, dining room, den w/fireplace, eat in kitchen, wonderful master suite and a finished basement. This home is on the market sue to a change in jobs. Seller is willing to look at all offers. A one year home warranty does come with this home. This home is located within 3 miles of the Atlanta Motor Speedway.InformationContact InformationBrande Bradfordbrande@bradfordrealtygroup.com770-961-5520Contact Reply FormForward to a FriendView Other FlyersPricingAsking Price: $229,500.00Flexibility: NegotiableProperty Location12595 SimmonsHampton, GA 30228View MapLinksView Our WebsiteFeaturesBedrooms: 4Bathrooms: 2.5Parking: GarageYear Built: 2000Subdivision: Smith
Welcome to our new Moderator! - 09:54 PM
As Founder of the Rookies Turning Pro group, it is with great pleasure that I announce our newest Moderator.
The Rookies Turning Pro group has grown to over 246 members. With that being said, I feel that the group has been somewhat put on the back burner and that needed to change. So being proactive, I asked the members to volunteer if they would be interested in moderating. Rich graciously stepped up to the plate. (I would like to have 2 or 3 more moderators) if you have not read his blog, be sure and do so. He brings
Check Your Brain At The Door - 07:44 PM
How do you know? I challenge all buyers of property to think grand. How do you know you can't afford a property? Have you ran the numbers? How do you know the house can't be brought up to standards, the icky carpet replaced, the Little Miss Bo Peep pink room painted. We must think. Too often with houses and in aspect after aspect of life, what is it that gets in our way? Ourselves. It's called our
Why do we do this to ourselves?
It's like we're sabotaging our very own dreams which we hold dear to us.
I have always been a
Linens 'N Things Coupons - 03:51 PM
Did you guys know that Linens 'n Things will typically honor their store coupons several days after the expiration date? Usually it's still in the computer so ask the clerk to scan it and try. I have saved HUNDREDS of dollars this way. As a regular LNT shopper I receive many of their coupons in the mail.
Blue Sofa Set Key In Sale - Home Staging Omaha - 04:20 PM
Typically the golden rule of Home Staging is to go neutral. Neutral paint, flooring, furniture, etc. This works most of the time but is not always the best strategy. Awhile back I received a call from a frustrated builder with a beautiful new construction home for sale on a newer lake development. The home was well done, nice and neutral finishes throughout. Neutral, neutral, neutral! One of the biggest attractions for this home was lake living but it was difficult for buyers to look past the sea of tan and builder beige to even notice the lake.
We decided to stage
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