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Archives of real estate blog entries for February 1, 2009 (Page 5)
New Active Rain Group Forming - MASTERS OF COACHING - Active Rain Coaches, Trainers, Speakers - 12:34 PM
New Active Rain Group Forming - MASTERS OF COACHING - Active Rain Coaches, Trainers, Speakers. Do you coach, train, speak, help realtors inprove their game? This new group is for you! Let's dance in the rain - let pride in our profession show...And help each other help the others! Active Rain Member Coaches, Speakers, and Trainers are invited to post an introduction and articles about coaching, training, speaking. See http://activerain.com/groups/coaches and JOIN IN! (2 comments)
Introducing Your Group Leader - 12:43 PM
Former Agent is FSBO Listing Coach, SEO & Online Marketing Coach, Author, Speaker, Trainer, Webmaster. Want to Improve Search Engine Placement, Lead Generation, Listing Skills? Dugan Delivers! Former Agent is FSBO Listing Coach, SEO and Online Marketing Coach, Author, Speaker, Trainer, Webmaster. If you want to improve Search Engine Placement, Lead Generation, Listing Skills... Dugan Delivers! About ME: Author, Trainer, Speaker, Webmaster ~ 419-764-9649 You Think BIG - I help you get there! tmCoachiong helps you save time, money, start making real progress toward your dreams.You will want to know more about me to choose me as your Real Estate Coach or Consultant. Find (0 comments)
There are some great deals coming onto the market everyday. I've seen a few first hand and sometimes I want to scream out loud for someone to come and get the deal of the year. Unfortunately, no matter what I say to a buyer, if they don't trust me and my experience they won't feel comfortable pulling the buying trigger and snagging a great deal. Unless you are in the game and looking at homes and getting a good feel for value, you probably aren't going to trust me when I tell you that you are going to get a (6 comments)
Lane Bailey Gets Featured in Atlanta Journal Constitution. Wow!!! - 11:58 AM
I was reading the Sunday paper this morning and saw a feature article on some "car guy" selling homes. It was none other than Lane Bailey, a very active member here at ActiveRain. Please read the article. I just wanted to congratulate Lane for breaking through into the main stream media. Way to go. I hope it brings him more business.
What a Difference a Toilet Seat Makes! - 04:21 PM
Here's a quck tip for a low-cost bathroom upgrade... My clients had put a lot of effort into upgrading the property they were selling. Everything looked great, but the bathrooms were lackluster. They had oak cabinetry with matching wood-grain toilet seats. I recommended that they replace the toilet seats in both baths, and voila, a fresh new look. Below are the before and after photos. Powder Room - Before and After Toilet Seat Improvement
Main Bathroom - Before and After Toilet Seat Improvement
I felt a little like Alice In Wonderland yesterday. I have the PERFECT buyers - the kind you dream of getting a call from when you are on Floor Time. They have no debt. Both Mr. & Mrs are Federal employees - (read good income) Have paid off the mortgage on their current home. A-1 (guess that term dates me?) credit, a substantial down payment, and are pre-qualified by the lender they have dealt with for years. So what's the problem? Their lender told them that they were #3 on the waiting list to get a mortgage - check back (7 comments)
Twestival & Twitter Support - Two Sites You Want To Check Out! - 11:30 AM
As I do almost daily, I watch the Twitter Stream and check in on a few of my favorites--and always adding to my list of all things Twitter. And, as a good Tweeter should, I find many that I want to RT (retweet) to acknowledge the contribution that certain tweets have provided for me and the community of followers. People are always asking me "what is Twitter" or the "how to" of it. On this site, you will find under Help Resources Getting Started-- which includes: Frequently Asked Questions, Posting a Twitter update, or "tweet" , and so much more. There are "How (4 comments)
Graffiti and our souls - 01:22 AM
We have noticed an increase of graffiti here in Cedar City. Not that there is a lot, but when you go from almost none any graffiti seems like a lot. I will be honest, although some of the taggers are extremely talented artists, I still just don't understand why they do it. It isn't their property, so why deface it? I feel much the same way about vandalism in general. More often than not, the person that owns the property that is defaced or destroyed isn't even someone that the tagger or vandal is after. What did the side of the (4 comments)
Have You Ever Considered Remodeling Your Car? - 09:19 AM
Everybody knows that the moment you drive a brand new car off the dealer lot, the value drops when those tires hit the street. Still, there's a certain appeal to buying a brand new car. There's an agent in my office who trades in her car and buys a new car every year. She just gets tired of her vehicle. She doesn't lease; she pays cash. I took my car to Tom Stephens Mercedes in East Sacramento last week for its annual service. Stephens is the best Mercedes auto shop in Sacramento; he used to be a manager at Mercedes, and (24 comments)
Addison, TX Homes New to the Market in January 2009 - 09:32 AM
Nineteen homes came on the market in Addison, TX in January, 2009 (up from 7 last month). In addition to the homes below, there are another 34 that have been on the market for more than a month. Now is the time to buy! If you are looking for an Addison home, call me! Now is also the time to sell, since inventory is still low! New Addison Listings: January 2009 Coming in February: A 3 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath one-story garden home in Midway Meadows, 2106 sq ft. Price is yet to be determined, but it will be priced for a (0 comments)
What are Buyers buying in Santa Clara County? - 12:27 AM
The buyers out there are looking for deals right now. I know this for a fact because three of my silicon valley short sales got solid offers within the span of three days this week, while my “regular” sales did not. Everyone in the industry knows this from their experiences and buzz about it, but I wanted to get some hard data for myself, rather than rely on hearsay.
I decided to get a simple snapshot of what sold (properties that closed escrow) within the past one month. This may not be a perfectly scientific method, but it gives (2 comments)
River Place: 10808 Scull Creek; Austin, TX 78730 The Podcast.......... - 09:56 PM
Click on the podcast and kick back and enjoy....... 10108 Scull Creek River Place Friday, January 16, 2009, 6:55:35 PM This beautifully maintained home located in prestigious River Place offers traditional elegance combined with an open flowing floor plan featuring many upgrades.Backing to greenbelt and providing a sought after combination of panoramic views and privacy this home is truly a superior value.Interior features such as large windows, hardwood fl oors,crown molding and custom painting and window treatments add to the distinction of this fine property. There is plenty of room for family and friends in the chefʼs kitchen with center island,double (1 comments)
Does Your Business Name set a Minimum Standard? - 11:29 AM
I have been asked, sometimes several times every week by different people who communicates with me via business, friendships or just at random. One question I get asked often is, What Does 3:16 in your business name mean? Most Christians would be familiar with the infamous John 3:16 bible scripture, For God so love the world, that He gave His only begotten Son so that everyone who believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life. My business name, however is not based on this particular scripture. It birthed from 1 John 3:16. Something that most people are unaware of: We know (41 comments)
A Day at Frisco Square - Frisco Texas - 07:42 PM
Frisco Square of Frisco Texas was established in 2006. Frisco Square is a Frisco project development to create a work, live and play environment near Historic Downtown Frisco. Frisco Square is conveniently located off the North Texas Tollway, Frisco Square is approximately 30 minutes from the DFW airport, within 10 minutes of the Stonebriar shopping mall, right across from the Pizza Hut Soccer Stadium. Live at Frisco Square - Frisco Square offers apartment living above the retail stores. Residents can enjoy the amenities within a short walking distance. Apartment rents start with one-bedroom properties up to xxx. It is managed by (5 comments)
St. Louis Real Estate-Market Watch January 31st, 2009 - 01:51 PM
The St. Louis Real Estate Market this week continues to show stable buyer activity. We see about the same number of homes accepting contracts, while our active listings have declined slightly. Thus, our pending ratios are up a bit to 11.15 percent average. First Time homebuyers take note that the "First Time Homebuyer Credit", or more accurately stated as the "First Time HomeBuyer 15 Year Governmet Loan" program expires on June 30th of this year. Also, there are still cities and counties where MDHC (Missouri Housing Development
I have been nominated for a Texas Social Media Award. Wanna help me win? - 10:04 PM
QUICK NOTE: A couple of people suggested that I re-post this one, since it wasn't up for very long before it was bumped down by a featured post that I wrote. I am not taking any points at all this time around. Just want to get additional support from my AR friends! The Austin American-Statesman (our local paper) recently created the Texas Social Media Awards, and I was pleased and flattered to have been nominated! There are 125 nominees, and the judges will be choosing the Top 25 and announcing this "short list" on February 18th. I also see this as another potential (30 comments)
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