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Archives of real estate blog entries for March 1, 2009 (Page 1)
Daytona Beach REALTORS-A Few Announcements Just 4 U! - 07:15 PM
As an active member of the Daytona Beach Area Assocation of REALTORS or better known as DBAAR, I thought I would share some very important information. 2009 is the year to participate...in your education...your careers and in your community. I always enjoy the familiar faces at the membership breakfasts...the classes at the board and even at committee meetings. To be honest and I admit..I would love to see some more new blood at the board...New faces...new connections...fresh ideas and new perspectives. I'm not hear to lecture you... but instead...participate in the decisions that are made for you...as far as your profession, (4 comments)
The 17 indisputible laws of teamwork - 04:35 PM
As promised, I'll begin this series of posts on The 17 Indisputable Laws of Teamwork by John C. Maxwell with an index of the laws: The law of Significance The law of the Big Picture The law of the Niche The law of Mount Everest The law of the Chain The law of the Catalyst The law of the Compass The law of the Bad Apple The law of Countability The law of the Price Tag The law of the Scoreboard The law of the Bench The law of Identity The law of Communication The law of the Edge The law (0 comments)
OPEN HOUSES FOR SUNDAY MARCH 1 - 06:50 AM
Listing of Sunday's Open Houses from I-Tech MLS Listing of Sunday's Open Houses from Combined L.A. Westside MLS Featuring Open Houses in the Los Angeles communities of Eagle Rock, Highland Park, Mount Washington, Glassell Park, Sycamore Grove, Garvanza, Montecito Heights, Cypress Park, Lincoln Heights, El Sereno, Monterey Hills, and Hermon. (0 comments)
REO DEALS - 02:26 AM
A recently released joint study by Trulia-a U.S. News partner-and RealtyTrac indicates that foreclosure discount for the state of washington is 24% The median list price for Washington is $283,950 vs REO list price is $216,000 a savings of 24%. If you are looking for a good deal on Real Estate for Olympia, Lacey, Ft Lewis, Tumwater call Karin Zeigler, RE/MAX Four Season, 360-870-6249. My web site is www.karinzeigler.com
Frenchman's Reserve in Palm Beach Gardens - 04:14 PM
Frenchman's ReserveLocated in Palm Beach Gardens is the community of Frenchman's Reserve. Here you can find beautifully made homes, great location, and amazing amenities. Built with Mediterranean styles each of these homes have expansive windows, offering amazing views of the Arnold Palmer Signature Golf Course. With spacious layouts and different floor plans to choose from, you'll immediately feel at home. Thanks to its great location, Frenchman's Reserve is nearby many fine dining, entertainment, and shopping locations. Plus, if you're looking to stay inside the community, residents and their guests can enjoy the Arnold Palmer Signature Golf Course, golf pro shop, the library, board (0 comments)
San Michele in Palm Beach Gardens - 04:43 PM
San Michele Located in Palm Beach Gardens is the luxurious community of San Michele. Here you will find an amazing selection of homes, amenities, and great location. Each of these homes are laid out on ¼-1/2 acre lots of preserve. Whether its one or two stories, each is spacious ranging from about 3,000 to over 6,000 square feet. Pick from the different styles and layouts to choose the one that makes you feel at home. Not only does it have stunning homes, but San Michele also has tons of amenities. Residents and their guests can enjoy the exercise room, community pool, (0 comments)
Gift baskets for closings - handmade - 01:46 PM
There have been a few posts here in Active Rain regarding baskets for closing gifts. I thought I would upload one that I did for a client. My intention was to "make it personal". I wanted something that the client would actually use and remember me when they used it. Of course each client is a little different so every basket has to be a little different. This particular couple liked wine and sitting in their backyard at night by the pool. They also lived near the Conimicut Lighthouse which I happened to have done a painting of a few years back. (26 comments)
The "455" update - Yes, Virginia There Is A Santa Claus - 08:23 PM
Well, some of you have followed my posts regarding showing a particular buyer an excess of homes and my feelings at the end of my day Saturday. I took some time to construct an email to the client outlining the positives I noted in the home compared to the "25" others that were in their favorite column. I ran comparables for the neighborhood, I did a have and have not column for all the homes. I contacted the listing agent regarding any prior offers. He did share one that was rejected just two days ago, client wanted to buy non-contingent, made (5 comments)
Another week month has passed the and the Growth Leader Leads keep piling up. I must say they do come in like clockwork! For the most part, I'm able to follow up with the lead within a few minutes after I'm notified. The leads come right to my iPhone, with the contact info for the person and telephone number if they provided it. I do like the fact they come to my phone, but I must admit I'm not as good about "filing" them within the website. This I've discovered has impacted my stats on the Growth Leader Site. Oh (17 comments)
Please know as we do that the surgeon's healing hands are properly guided during this procedure which the patient is required to stay awake for...see John Joseph Repa, whole, healed and complete...send him healing thoughts, white light, big prayers....whatever your belief (27 comments)
Ready set go....Vegas here we come....call me with any questions if this is your first convention and you need help:
Here are some good tips:
1. When checking in requst your room near the elevator 2. Leave your ego at home; you will meet agents making more and less the key here is to learn and share. 3. Comforatable clothes and sneakers; dress not to impress but to sponge ideas etc. 4. Bring extra business cards and marketing material...I just produced 1000 cards that referenced thanks for speaking with me in Vegas..this way the agent will know (6 comments)
One per cent solution - 02:34 AM
I had a closing last week. I got a commission check on Thursday and ran right to the bank to deposit it. I wrote checks to my creditors but the first two checks were to a commitment I made for this year. I donate one per cent of every commission check to my local public radio station because I believe that public radio is an important source of music, news and information about various points of view that are not commonly available through other sources. Whether I necessarily like or agree with all of them is not the point. The point is (4 comments)
Phoenix Valley and Mesa, Arizona - MLS Stats for Maricopa County and Pinal County, Arizona! - 08:46 PM
I track how many active listings we have on a regular basis. Recently, I've noticed that our inventory has dropped BELOW the 50,000 active listings mark, and more homes are selling. SO, I decided to bring my readers up to date with two graphs. One for the Active, Sold and New Listings and Inventory as of March 1, 2009. That is shown in the first graph below:
The second graph is a history during the years of 2007 through March 1, 2009. Notice that at the end of January of this year, we had 11.66 months of inventory compared to (12 comments)
MI Real Estate Answers: HUD Home or Fannie Mae - 10:17 AM
Q. If you had a choice between buying a home owned by Fannie Mae or HUD, which one would you choose, all things being equal? A. What is most important is finding a home you're crazy about in an area you like that is mechanical sound. That said, however, the advantage of HUD is that they are offering a $2,500 owner occupant incentive which is applied toward your either your closing costs, tax prorations & repairs to the home. If all other things are equal, that's pretty nice incentive. When you couple that with the $8,000 tax credit given to first (1 comments)
January 2009 Market Report - 10:26 AM
I know, its the first day of March, but better late than never. The January statistics issued by our local MLS Realcomp indicated home sales continued their upward trend. In fact, sales increased 25.7% over January 2008. Most home sellers who don't have to sell are staying put or leasing until things start to recover. Most homes on the market are well priced and inventory is down 21.1% over January 2008. The first-time home buyer market remains strong and should continue with the recent passage of the $8,000 credit for first time buyers, which unlike the 2008 credit, (4 comments)
Silver Spring Real Estate and Home Sales in Woodmoor - 04:32 PM
Boundaries: University Boulevard, Colesville Road (rt 29), Beltway 495 and Northwest Branch ParkWoodmoor and Indian Spring Village are the largest of the Legal Subdivisions in the Neighborhood known as Woodmoor. Woodmoor's first homes were built in the late 1930s. In the late 1930's, Indian Spring Country Club (now the Silver Spring YMCA) and Argyle Country Club (now Sligo Creek Public Golf Course) were a big draw for this quiet suburban "bedroom" community. Saint Bernadette's Church and the opening of Saint B's school drew many young families to the Community. The cool, art deco style, circa 1940's Woodmoor Shopping Center at the edge of this beautiful neighborhood was (0 comments)
Silver Spring Real Estate - North Woodside-Montgomery Hills Home Sales - 09:15 PM
North Woodside is a true Bungalow Lovers Heaven! Many of the homes in North Woodside are built from models of SEARS HOMES, built between 1927 and 1940. In North Woodside, you can find examples of almost every Sears Type Home built in this era. There are 170 Homes in the North Woodside Subdivision.The 100 homes in the adjacent subdivision of Montgomery Hills were built in the early 1940's through the early 1950's. The Montgomery Hills houses are elegant brick colonials, cape cods and tudors. These Subdivisions in Close-In Silver Spring have a fantastic collection of 270 single family houses within walking distance of two Metrorail (0 comments)
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