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Archives of real estate blog entries for June 25, 2009 (Page 6)
Targeting Messages And Your Audience - Part 1 - 08:07 PM
Targeting Messages And Your Audience-Part 1 All to often, most of us start off on the wrong road when it comes to marketing our messages. Taking short cuts that will only lead to a dead end road. Why does it lead to a dead end you might ask, well the answer is quite simple. None of us have budgets like Walmart or Burger King, we cannot afford to mass market our products or take that big of a risk. Also, our clients we are looking for are bombarded daily with similiar messages. Just tossing your message anywhere and everywhere, at any (0 comments)
Don't Leave Home Without It Extends Beyond Karl Malden - 03:47 PM
They had these memorable television commercials in 1975 where famed TV and movie actor Karl Malden would be hawking the benefits of when traveling on vacation making sure you brought along an ample supply of travelers checks. These financial instruments if lost or stolen, unlike cash, could be replaced and you would go on your merry way (all for a small fee of course). NOTHING IN LIFE IS FREE (except when I buy you lunch LOL). The key jingle or slogan that went with this advertising campaign related to signing up for these travelers checks was "Don't Leave Home Without It." But (19 comments)
A Stager's Secret Word - 11:35 PM
If you listen closely to the professional Stager's advice in getting a home ready for sale there is A Stager's Secret Word. Do you know what it it is? It is DECLUTTER. So often room by room, over time the owners have just collected too much "stuff." Decluttering in addition to cleaning everything makes all the world of difference in opening up the spaces. Cluttered feels very tiring to the eye. Decluttering is the start in a great staging job, but it is such the necessary first step. Remove the personal touches like the refrigerator magnets and store the (35 comments)
Golf Bug Bites Hard - 12:30 PM
Last year I finally succumbed to golf. I had played in a couple of outings (with borrowed clubs) some 30 years ago and never found a thirst for the game. I could watch it on TV, be amazed at the skill of other golfers, but never had the urge to play. That changed last year.I took four lessons in March & April of 2008, bought a starter set of clubs at the end of April and played my first round at a scramble outing in mid-May. I played a fair amount of golf last year (once a week, sometimes twice) and (0 comments)
DID I TELL YOU ABOUT MY SCARF DRIVE? Each year around the Holiday Season I host a scarf drive. I collect scarves to donate to needy families for the Holidays so they have one for helping to keep them warm during the cold winter season. My goal is to be able to donate 500 scarves. Last year we reached 350 scarves and the year before we reached our 500 scarves. I have received donations of yarn and have several women who make scarves for me all year around. I myself, try to crochet scarves all year around so that (0 comments)
May Sales Stats for Harding Township, (New Vernon) NJ (Morris County) - 09:09 AM
The graph shows that new listings in Harding Township stayed about the same level, while pending sales decreased but total inventory increased. For additional information about Harding Township click here. For information about other Morris County communities, schools, etc. please click here. You can also call or text me with any questions (20) 259-4449. To search for homes in Morris County including Madison, Chatham and Harding, click here. If you would like to read my blog, click here.
May Sales Stats for Basking Ridge, NJ (Somerset County) - 09:13 AM
The graph shows that for Basking Ridge (aka Bernards Township) new listings decreased slightly while pending sales remained the same as in April but total inventory decreased slightly which is always good. For additional information about Basking Ridge, NJ, click here. For information about nearby towns or schools within Somerset County, click here. To search for homes in Basking Ridge, click here. To read my blog, click here. To ask a question, call or text me at (201) 259-4449
May Sales Stats for Bernardsville, NJ (somerset County) - 09:24 AM
The graph shows that new listings in Bernardsville decreased slightly in May in Bernardsville, but pending sales did increase and total inventory is up. Bernardsville has a large number of beautiful luxury properties that often take much longer to sell. For additional information on market stats or community information on Bernardsvlle or Somerset County, click here. Any questions about market stats or other information on towns in Morris or Somerset County, click here, or call or text me at (201) 259-4449. To search for homes in Bernardsville or Somerset Couty, click here. To read my blog, click here.
Homes for Sale in Southeast Charlotte, First Time Home Buyer Communities - 10:45 AM
MATTHEWS GROVE Matthews Grove is a thriving Matthews neighborhood consisting of 225 single family homes located on McKee Road between Weddington and Pleasant Plains Roads. The homes in Matthews Grove range in size from just under 2000 square feet to just over 3000 square feet. Prices on currently available homes start in the $180s to over $220s. There is a very active Home Owners Association which holds numerous events, like Landscape Day, Ice Cream Socials, and Community Garage Sale. They also take great pride in the landscaping and maintenance of the Matthews Grove front entrance, their individual homes, as well as, other (0 comments)
Atlanta Home Sales - Most Recent Market Update for Atlanta Metro Home Sales May 2009 - 09:44 AM
The latest FMLS statistics for the metro Atlanta homes for sale were just released the other day. There were 4,009 closings for all single family in May a decline of 24.7% compared to May 2008. There were 3,481 closings for single family detached in May a decline of 23.1% from May, and there were 528 closings for single family attached homes (Condos, lofts, and town homes not fee simple) in May a decline 33.6% from May 2008 and a 60% decline from May 2006. The average sale price for single family detached Atlanta homes in the Metro area in May 2009 (6 comments)
Pocketing the Listing - Unethical Behavior - 06:00 PM
In many real estate markets some listing agents think they are clever advertising ‘pre-listings', or the latest one I've seen on some yard signs as a rider that says "coming soon!" Upon further investigation, you'll find these listings are not entered into the MLS system. Under most state real estate license boards it is illegal to advertise a property for sale where the listing agreement has not yet been signed. Implied representation is deceptive and fraudulent. For most Realtors® and MLS board members there is an agreement and understanding that all participating brokers will place all their listings into the MLS systems, and (214 comments)
You Want iPhone 3G Tethering Now?? - 10:24 PM
One of the things that excited me most when I heard the 3G upgrade was coming for OS3 was the rumor that we'd be able to tether our iPhones to our computers for wireless internet connectivity. I've had an air card for a few years, but the idea of being able to deactivate that and just use my iPhone's internet connection of course excites me, because it equates to more money in my pocket. Needless to say, I was highly disappointed to learn after the upgrade that AT&T wasn't offering tethering as an option 'yet.' Well, there is now a work-around. (14 comments)
Myrtle Beach Deals Everywhere, Sometimes Too Much To Take - 09:18 AM
Hey everyone, here in Myrtle beach and North Myrtle Beach the classic line from a buyer is "send me a deal" or "im looking for a steal"...now i know we all hear that all the time, but i don't think alot of people realize what the word "deal" means.Firs toff, we need to know that the term "deal" is relative...depending on what your purpose for the property is going to be, deal can vary. This is a clear reason why using a Realtor will help narrow the search saving you time and money. At Eagle Realty we pride ourselves on being (0 comments)
It's so easy a ----------- could do it! - 03:44 PM
This seems to be the philosophy of so many new staging training providers that are popping up in the industry these days. Have you noticed how many there are? Because many businesses are struggling, and of course staging training is a 'cash cow', they have decided to throw their hats into the ring - at least that is perception. In truth, courses that are properly prepared, written and presented are not 'cash cows'. They have high levels of overhead and expenses. They have industry professionals teaching the course who are taking time out of their busy schedules of running their own (7 comments)
Short Sale - Seller Motivated. Are you sure? - 09:05 AM
I am always surprised at how the narrative of many "short sale" listings start with the obvious: "short sale, seller motivated." Perhaps I am missing something but I would think that most, if not all, short sellers are motivated. I think a much more important piece of information that could be included would be this: "short sale, lender motivated." Selling your home is a stressful process that should not be entered into lightly. A few years ago a seller's stress mostly consisted mostly of "which offer do I accept?" I am a realist. To be able to discern the lender's motivation (4 comments)
Crescent City Farmers Market Returns - 03:34 PM
The Crescent City Farmers Market is back! The Farmers Market offers locally-grown produce, specialty items and arts and crafts. It will be open every Saturday from 9 am to 1 pm until October 31st at the Del Norte County Fairgrounds in the Northeastern corner of the parking lot (where Rumiano Cheese used to have a store).
Some of the local vendors: Ocean Air Farms of Fort Dick Mountain Home Farm of Orleans Village Baker of Ashland (fresh baked bread) Terri McCune-Oostra (home made pesto) The Dutch Gardener will be selling plants and vegetable starts Daves Bags Spicy Mamas (dried spices) Paul (0 comments)
Crescent City Closings Are Up, so Why hasn't my Home Sold? - 10:31 PM
Crescent City/Del Norte County June 2009 closings are up, so far 24% over May 2009 and the month isn't over! Since closings are generally 45 - 60 days, we can attribute the below 5% interest rates in April for this flurry of closings. But what about the coming months? There are currently 33 listings pending or in contingency status, about the same as when I checked in April, so it looks as though closings will be up for awhile. Interest rates, although inching upward, are hovering around 6%, which is still very good and Crescent City/Del Norte list prices are still coming down. (1 comments)
Manassas, Virginia Real Estate: Stratford Condominiums - 01:39 PM
Stratford Condominium is an affordable community located in the heart of Manassas, Virginia right off of Sudley Manor Drive. Square footage for these condos, range anywhere from 1021 to 1168 sq. ft.. with price ranges from $93,000.00 to $115,000. These condos are fantastic for first time homebuyers, great location... Great prices .. If you are looking for a home in Manassas, Virginia call Konnie McKee 703 407 7088
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Luxury Homes For Sale in Haymarket, Virginia: Evergreen Farm - 03:23 PM
Luxury Homes for sale in Haymarket, Virginia; Evergreen Farm: In this market, you can find some pretty good deals on luxury homes... Haymarket has plenty to choose from.. Located at the foot of the Bull Run Mountains, Evergreen Farm offers a gorgeous setting, with homes on larger lots. There are currently 18 listings in Evergreen Farm from $479,000 to $825,000. For more information on Homes for sale in Evergreen Farm, call Konnie McKee 703 407 7088
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Words That Top 5% of Sales Pros Use... - 10:51 PM
Kevin Hall, author of "Aspire" is a "words afficianado". He studied the words used by salespeople and discovered a distinct and VERY consistent pattern of differences.
(Consider these words not in a "learn a script" kind of way, but in the "where they come from" way. I mean think about the mindset behind the words, that's where the power comes from!) Words Used by the Top 5% of salespeople::Bottom 5%: We :: Me/IPlan ::. ProposalValue :: Cost They also found that the bottom 5% talked most about the company (what it offers, does, and how it would be better if (0 comments)
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