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Archives of real estate blog entries for December 4, 2010 (Page 8)
RESA's Holiday Gift - 08:29 AM
If you haven't already joined RESA - the Staging Industry's Trade Association - then now is definately the time! Being a member will also provide you valuable discounts - like a discount for the January RESA Convention in Las Vegas. Hurry! This savings won't last long.... Via Kathy Nielsen Atlanta Georgia Home Stager (Georgia Interior Solutions, LLC):
With the holidays fast approaching and with oodles of “things to do”, “people to see” and “hearts to warm”- we want to spend a moment to recognize YOU. RESA, as the trade association for the home staging industry, understands best the commitment (0 comments)
Rent? BUY! ~~~~ own? BUY MORE! - 10:18 AM
If you haven't already read numerous rightups about the housing market and mortgage rates and charted them all out you will find the window of time to capitalize on seriously profitable home buying power is slowly closing. Not to say that you shouldn't buy down the road, but if you want the largest ROI NOW IS THE TIME! John Paulson, billionaire hedge fund guru says "If you don't own a home buy one. If you already own a home, buy another. If you own 2 homes, buy a third. Gift money to your family members so they can do the (2 comments)
31 Day of December Challenge - Refrigerator calendars! - 11:00 PM
I'm a little late to the party but I just read the post about the 31 day of December challenge. This does tend to be a slow month for real estate so what the heck I will give this a shot. I don't have a problem with coming up with 31 things to do for my business but 5 post a week will be a stretch for me. I have spent the last couple of days getting refrigerator calendars ready to go out. I ordered 500 in August and it is now time to get them prepared. I have sent these calendars out for (7 comments)
2nd lender wants more money- Now what? - 07:51 PM
It was just too good to be true, getting a Short Sale approval within 3 weeks of submitting an offer. Woo hoo. All the conditions were worked out and agreeable AND there was $6000 for the 2nd position lender. Yesterday the response was received from the 2nd position. THEY WANT MORE MONEY.They don't want a promissory note and they don't care how they get it, but they want $13,000 above and beyond the $6000 and they want it before they agree to settle. The seller certainly does not have it and the buyer is not willing to blindly write a check (7 comments)
Christmas Reflections - 09:16 AM
Every year about this time, I read a book that continually shapes my thinking about Christmas each year. The book is, "God Came Near" by Max Lucado. This little paper back book had become a bit dog-eared and worn, but is full of truth and interesting descriptions of what was going on at the birth of Jesus and just how real is really was. We tend to glamorize being born in a barn, but it really wasn't all that glamorous, but the Baby born there sure did finish his time on earth very strong. Check this out....
All the splendor (0 comments)
Branding ideas... - 04:23 PM
Would like to hear ideas on branding, and what you do to differentiate yourself from others..
31 Days of December Challenge--Day 4 - 07:44 PM
Day 4 of the challenge and still going strong. Today I joined a new group to network with & sent e-mails to 6 new leads in my data base. I also set up auto e-mail for those 6 new leads so they receive new listings via e-mail automatically as they come available.
31 Days of December Challenge - Day 1 - 12:15 AM
I decided to join in on 31 Days of December Challenge were you need to do one thing a day to prepare yourself and your business for 2011. As far as I know each person who completes the challenge will receive 3000 points but I dont think thats the purpose. I took the challenge so I can get head start on 2011. As part of day one I decided to organize and prepare plan of action for this Challenge. I prepared list of websites that I need to update, list of new websites that I'm needs to be created, list of profiles (3 comments)
31 Days of December Challenge - Day 2 - 12:39 AM
On day two of 31 Days of December Challenge I already felt behind but thats a good thing. On day one I created a complete of 31 tasks that I'm planning on doing as part of this challenge but things changed when I received a call from one of my old asset managers that I havent talked to for over a year she starting with another company and she needed a favorite of a simple BPO.
Is Speed Really Important? - 12:20 AM
On AR we have an option of reblogging. How about re-commenting? We do not have it. So, how about writing a blog about the comment? Here it is. But first a little introduction. First AR placed their official post We're On It!, and claimed that they are on top of it in regard to getting close to a halt on the superhighway. I thought that if it is so darn slow and they are on top of it, it makes no sense and I wrote about it in You Gotta Be Kidding Us? In the comments, John Novak, who is (25 comments)
How Far Would I Go? - 11:26 AM
This is hopefully my last blog about speed. It is not as much about slow AR, just a general idea of speed, time and distance. It started for me with the discussion of AR being unreasonably slow. I understand that this is a very sizable database and it is challenging to manage and maintain it to say the least. We also know that it has value, and part of getting this value is to spend more time getting it on AR than the customer is expecting to spend on similar activity in this day and age. When I read the comments to the official AR (26 comments)
Battling Child Abuse, One Avatar at a Time - 09:43 PM
Battling Child Abuse, One Cartoon Avatar at a Time Earlier today, I saw a friend's status update on Facebook announcing that she was changing her avatar to a cartoon character from her childhood in response to a call to join the fight against child abuse. You also may have seen the update: "Change your FB Profile Picture to a cartoon from your childhood. The Goal? To not see a human face on Facebook until Monday, December 6th. Join the fight against Child Abuse, copy & paste to your status and invite your friends to do the same." So, being as much (3 comments)
Do You Have Issues With Agents Sending Their Clients To You For a Showing? - 10:39 AM
This is a question to the community...what do you do when you have agents who send clients to listing agents...to get the listing agent to show the home...then you receive a call from the agent in question asking you for disclosures because the client wishes to put in an offer. These agents are not showing the home...have no knowledge of the potential issues the home may have...and are not giving true representation to the client. They are also getting the listing agent to do the work for them!! I will always show the property because it is in the best interests of (10 comments)
Stay Near Highlands Ranch and Do All Your Holiday Shopping! - 11:07 AM
We have all kinds of incredible shopping options in or near Highlands Ranch...I thought I would help out and make a list for all those just getting started on Christmas shopping...or those of you who are new to town. Highlands Ranch Town Center: From the mall itself (an outdoor walking style mall which includes toy stores, book stores, and places to get your hair ready for the holidays...to places to get a quick drink or a glass of wine...the Highlands Ranch Town Center is a great place to start your shopping. The complex also has a Super Target that is huge! (1 comments)
Here's the latest statistics for St George Utah real estate, November 2010. Please feel free to call or email me if you are interested in the real estate market here in St George. I'll be happy to to assist you whether it's purchasing a vacation/retirement home, moving up to your dream home, locating your very first home or selling your home so that you can make the move you want. The Dickens Christmas Festival is one of the favorite events held here in St George each year. This year it runs from December 1st through December 4th at the Dixie (3 comments)
South Windsor - Pancake Breakfast With Santa - 11:03 PM
South Windsor Pancake Breakfast Santa Claus is going to be making a stop by at South Windsor's fire headquarters at 1175 Ellington Road to talk with children as well as help raise money for the neighborhood food bank. On Dec. 12 throughout the Democratic town committee's yearly Santa Pancake Breakfast, local and area residents are invited to come see Santa Claus and have a pancake breakfast that includes toppings, bacon, doughnuts, coffee and juice. A donation shall be collected and all proceeds is going to be given to the food bank. The breakfast runs from 8 a.m. to noon.
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Receiving is Good Too - 08:45 AM
The common thought is "to give is better than to recieve" and I believe this true, but, pointed out to me decades ago when I was a rebelious youth, on the threshold of my independence, that allowing my mother to do something for me gave her that satisfaction within that I never realized until I became a parent. Let those in your life you need to demonstrate your self sufficient do something for you on occassion. ed Peterson, Broker http://eDrakeRealEstate.com (0 comments)
Spoon Fed Health Care - 10:10 AM
"Obesity-related health care spending is estimated at $147 billion, double the level of a decade ago." AP report on Yahoo 12-04-2010. Please read find and read the entire article titled: Panel recommends expanding use of stomach bands. Health Care should be the Responsibility of the individual. At some point society decided to accept the responsibility of individuals personal habits such as eating, exercise, smoking etc. Why should I be responnsible for anothers eating habits and laziness. I believe people have the right to live and develope thier personal habits in a way that makes them happy so long as it does not hurt others and is within the law. I also (3 comments)
31 Days Of December Challenge - Days 1, 2, 3 - 12:49 AM
Just heard of the 31 Days of December Challenge - Great idea! This is a great idea to post what we are doing this month to start 2011 off with a bang of momentum. In addition to keep us all motivated, I am sure it will give others new ideas for them as well. Here's what I was up to this week Day 1 - Called 3 past clients that had mentioned a move may be needed early 2011 to touch base and see where they were at thought wise. Day 2 - Worked on scheduling where I will take photos (4 comments)
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