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Archives of real estate blog entries for March 1, 2010 (Page 2)
You are in the Hospitality Business! - 11:17 PM
Yes we certainly are. Whether showing the 100th home or asking for a price adjustment the folks chose us to work with and for that I am truly grateful. Via Glenn Phillips (RealSource): You are in the hospitality business. What? Me? Yes, you. In fact, it is true for all of us. You see, if you interact with clients, attorneys, brokers, vendors, employees, bosses or colleagues you are in the hospitality business. Not just service. Not just customer service. Hospitality. Unfortunately, most people flunk this role and their business (or career) reflects that. One of the most critical factors for great hospitality (3 comments)
Take time for thank yous - 11:19 PM
Always a great idea, I try to send 3 a day or 15 a week. Put a list together of all the ways to say thank you. Via James Safonov Property Manager Natomas Roseville, Antelope, Sacramento, W. Sac. (Homepointe Property Management): I recently received an unsolicited thank you from a happy client that made me feel very good. In reflecting back on the exchange, I am much more moved by the fact it was completely unexpected. As professionals we are expected to be just that--a professional. The extent of positive feedback we experience is recurring business....a returning client. My thoughts are we can take (1 comments)
Vacationing At The Colorado River ~ Bullhead City, Fort Mohave, Mohave Valley AZ - 09:53 AM
Spring is coming and coming fast! We've had a wetter Winter than usual, but no matter . . . in a few short weeks max, the sun will blaze and all of the beautiful Desert flowers will bloom. That's when it really rocks to live here in Bullhead City, AZ. We are a resort area and have visitors and vacationers all year round, but there are two particular 'on seasons' for our Colorado River towns: Snowbird Fall/Winter and River Rat Spring/Summer. And River Rat Spring/Summer is soon upon us. Are you heading this way, perhaps to buy property in Bullhead City, (7 comments)
The Arizona Association Of REALTORS has had a Buyer's Advisory for many years, and it is an awesome resource for buyers. Now, AAR has compiled and issued a Short Sale Seller's Advisory to help inform Arizona homeowners considering going the short sale route. It's short, concise and a solid resource. Arizona agents can now use this to augment their counseling of their (4 comments)
SPCA Pet Food Pantry Donation Drive at Century 21 New Millennium - 10:55 AM
Pet Food Pantry Donation Drive Century 21® New Millennium and 1st County Mortgage are collecting donations to help support the local Pet Food Pantry. Why? Pets have become silent victims in Prince William County. Due to the economic crisis, loss of jobs and homes, many pet owners are struggling to provide for their pets. Pet shelters are filled to capacity. By providing free food and treat donations, we can help some pet owners avoid the loss of their pet. When? Saturday March 20th 11am-2pm Where? The parking lot of the Government Center Professional Building, 12581 Milstead Way, Woodbridge, VA 22192. Located (2 comments)
Are You Afraid of Being Successful? - 11:26 AM
Hello & Welcome to March 2010! The sun is shining and home sales are rising... who could ask for more? I'm dropping by checking in to see if there is anything you need from us here at Franklin Title Agency like ordering title, a title question answered, your current title work updated, some deedwork completed, or scheduling a closing. Here is a link to a great blog I thought you might be interested in - I sure was... Are you Afraid to be Successful? http://www.brokeragentsocial.com/article/674/are-you-afraid-to-be-successful Also, Have you joined WCR (Womens Council of Realtors) yet? If you haven't (3 comments)
If a little courtesy goes a long way ... - 02:52 PM
I rarely write a "member's only" post because my goal is to provide information and insight to the community at large. Exception - (and bullet points to myself as a reminder to be a peacemaker instead of a troublemaker) ... Everyone gets under pressure from time to time. It happens. The month end of February was, for the people in my office, genuinely a battle. We had multiple files that "had to close" by the end of the month and they all had challenges. Happy to say mine closed with the exception of two that rolled over to this week. Even (5 comments)
[Video] In case you have not heard - Tax credits end April 30th - 04:14 PM
If you live in Georgia or want to live in Georgia I can help you fully understand the steps to get from loan application to closing table. If you are a first time home buyer or a repeat home buyer who has lived in your primary residence for at least 3 of the last 5 years of ownership I can help you. (We can still do a loan for you but you may not qualify for the home buyer tax credit). Up to $8000 for first time home buyers who have not owned a principle residence in the last three (3) (8 comments)
After a successful effort to persuade the federal government to move the Khalid Shaikh Mohammed trial from New York City, the Real Estate Board of New York has turned its attention to the missing station in the No. 7 line. REBNY started a Web site BuildTheStation.com, a petition drive and a lobbying campaign to press the Obama administration to come up with hundreds of millions of dollars to pay for the station. As work proceeds on a $2-billion extension of the No. 7 subway line, which currently bypasses a station previously planned for West 41st Street and Tenth Avenue, the Real Estate (8 comments)
Oscar Night and the City: NYC Oscar Week - 07:02 PM
Photo courtesy of NYC & Company and AMPAS. Oscar Week NYC concludes with a gala screening of the Oscars. To help New York City movie lovers prepare for the 82nd Annual Academy Awards, the City is celebrating with a weeklong series of exhibitions, screenings, and film-related events at various locations.The Film Society of Lincoln Center will showcase a number of classic films that shot on location in New York City, including West Side Story, The Godfather, Raging Bull and Annie Hall, among others, during a weekend screening series (March 5-7) at the Walter Reade Theater.From now to March 7, The Shops (7 comments)
Real Living HomeGard Warranty - 07:00 AM
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Real Living HomeGard Warranty
There is a new feature in the Real Living HomeGard Warranty for home buyers called "Claim - No - Claim" if the buyer has not placed a claim in the first nine months of the first year coverage they are entitled to heating or air conditioning maintenance service. Up to $100.00. Not a bad feature... "Even if nothing breaks, this warranty pays up to $100 toward an HVAC maintenance service." (2 comments)
New Orleans loves its pocket doors !! This is the French influence in New Orleans homes. These particular doors are nine feet tall. The separate rooms that when opened can greatly expand the area and when closed can make it another private room. (7 comments)
Lake Barrington Homes-Single Family Homes-Townhomes - 02:49 PM
Lake Barrington Homes-Single Family Homes-Townhomes Lake Barrington is a quaint village located in Lake County, Illinois. Lake Barrington is spread out over just 5.6 miles with 4.13% of that being water. The area lends itself to living amongst the natural Illinois beauty. Residents enjoy the greenery that suburban portions of this part of the country enjoy, as well as the water recreation in the area. With a population of just 4,757, most residents know who their neighbors are and are on a first name basis with them. This small town atmosphere is a welcome change for a lot of Chicagoans that (1 comments)
Knock your socks off tool for your writing and SEO - Google's Wonder Wheel - 12:44 PM
Thanks to Rita Burke of Denver Luxury Homes for this tip on how to develop new key words for our blogs! Thanks. Rita. Via Kenna Real Estate ~ Denver Real Estate: Are you ready for a SUPER tool to add to your SEO toolbox? Take a look at the Wonder Wheel.What is it? Wonder Wheel, right there hidden on Google search results page, is great and easy to use VISUAL Search Engine Optimization tool. The Wonder Wheel shows your search results in a visual format - wheel - with your search term in the middle and terms that Google sees as related on the (1 comments)
You said it was ugly but really? REALLY? - 04:36 PM
For years I have been putting ugly yellow signs on my listings. They work, they get me a buyer on almost every home and when the seller doesn't allow me to put them on I get way less calls and showings. So here is what happened today. I put out the sign at 3pm and by 4pm I have 2 leads and 1 talking with a mtg broker right now. Great huh? No The seller (who lives in one of the worst areas, high crime next to a apts that are full on illegals) called me at 4:10 and said "this (16 comments)
Divorce on the Farm (Humor) - 06:49 AM
An elderly farmer went to the attorney's office and said he wanted to get a divorce. The attorney asked if he had any grounds. "Yeah, I got about 240 acres," the farmer said. The attorney replied, "But, I mean do you have a case?" "No, I have a John Deere." "Well, do you have a grudge?" The farmer said, "Yea, I got a grudge. That's where I park my John Deere." "No, I mean do you have a suit?" "Yes, sir, I got a suit. I wear it to church on Sundays." Next, the (10 comments)
Control Freaks.....What's Your Plan B? - 04:40 PM
Jimmy Dean said,"Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die tomorrow" Mother Nature has a way of reminding us we aren't in charge, doesn't she? First Haiti and now Chile have felt her wrath with the horrendous earthquakes this year. It is a stark reminder of how impermanent our hold on reality is. Our US weather has also thrown us some curve balls this winter: Snowstorms and power outages can quickly render YOUR plans untenable-leaving you socked in, and unable to live life as usual. And, it's not just the weather. The economy and personal health issues can (11 comments)
Are you having trouble selling your home in today's real estate market and thinking about becoming a landlord? If so, you're not alone. A growing number of homeowners who need to relocate for a job or other reason are renting their homes instead of selling them in the current market. Keep in mind that when you become a landlord, your property becomes a place of business and its insurance requirements change. For example, you would need a landlord insurance policy to cover the property and protect you if anyone is hurt on (0 comments)
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