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Archives of real estate blog entries for February 1, 2011 (Page 9)
Should a Home Seller Get a Pre Listing Inspection? - 07:20 PM
Have the times changed! I remember sitting in our Tuesday meetings listening to tips and tricks from all our veteran Realtors and questions was asked, "Should a Home Seller Get a Pre Listing Inspection?" During the years of 2001-2007 the answer to that question could be debated. I'm here to tell you that in 2011, there is no question in my mind... the answer is "YES, YES A SELLER SHOULD GET A PRE LISTING INSPECTION!"
I remember the days a home would go on the market and 4 hours later I'd have an offer to purchase! It barely crossed my (0 comments)
Market Snapshot - Tuesday, February 1, 2011 - from Flagstaff, AZ - 07:38 PM
Baby, it's cold outside! But at least we're not getting the snow, sleet and wind that's hitting the rest of the country east and north of us. Well, maybe a bit of snow tonight. Meanwhile, here's what happened today in Northern Arizona real estate:
This information is complied by and based upon multiple-listing-service data from the Northern Arizona Association of Realtors® and is deemed reliable for sales reported to the association, but is not guaranteed and does not include all sales in the market area. This information covers all areas of Northern Arizona including Flagstaff, Parks, Williams, Winslow, Ashfork, Munds Park, (0 comments)
Short Sales can be frustrating. It can take a long time for the lender to process everything and finally give the buyer an answer on their offer.
Oftentimes, by the time the lender makes a decision, the buyer has gotten impatient and moved on to another property.
Most lender short sale departments are overworked. That is why it takes 60-90 days for them to get back with an answer on the short sale.
Discover how other sellers successfully did a short sale to avoid foreclosure by clicking here.
Some buyers get (0 comments)
Is Your Attitude Worth Catching? - 08:18 AM
So, here is a point worth pondering.... Is your attitude worth catching by the people you meet? Are you positive, up beat in the face of adversity or are you cynical and depressed? Are you a good winner when you succeed or do you gloat and try to humiliate the opposition? Should you lose, do you do so with grace or do you make excuses and accuse the other side of cheating or some other sort of misconduct? Are people genuinely glad to see you or do they ignore you or become tense when you walk into a room?
Lately I've been seeing quite a few agents posting around the Intertubes about whether or not they should be on Facebook. Some say it doesn't work, some say they don't "get it", while others say say it's just a time suck. To a point, I'd say those are all valid concerns...but only to a point. I'd say that it doesn't work because you may not be working it effectively; there's a ton of info out there about how to use Facebook for business, and specifically for real estate. I'd say maybe you don't get (16 comments)
Pay It Forward: Kind of Funny - 12:08 AM
Well I was at Starbucks a couple of days ago. A very nice older woman (she was probably in her mid 80's) had a bit of an accident and she dropped her coffee, purse and jacket. There were about three sets of coffee buyers between me and the woman...and they just stood there and watched as she tried to bend down and pick them up. I walked up and picked up her purse and coat. I gave the cup back to the coffee maker assuming he would refill her cup...but he did not. She thanked me and began to leave...I asked her (11 comments)
You didn't stop just because you were no longer getting points? Did you???? - 12:40 AM
Thanks for this really great post Bob...I have been trying to make this point for quite some time. I do not think the bonus points should be part of the deal...I would love to see free neighborhoods for a month or two...or money off adv. costs...but points...those you should earn by writing posts. Via Bob Stewart - ActiveRain (ActiveRain): Please tell me that you have incorporated some of the challenges we've done over the past year into your blogging schedule. What? You don't have a schedule.....hmmm, maybe that's the problem. It doesn't matter how you do it, whether it's by following a schedule, (3 comments)
How to Get Over 100 Comments on Your Blog Posts - The Sequel - 02:21 PM
this is such a great blog post by Jason. I think all of us occasionally hit writers block on what to write about. What a great list of potential and powerful blog ideas for all of us to write about...and get attention. Via Jason Crouch, Broker - Austin Texas Real Estate (512-796-7653) (Austin Texas Homes, LLC): A couple of years ago, I wrote a post called "How to Get Over 100 Comments on Your Blog Posts - A Retrospective". It was featured, and it received a lot of attention, then it was hijacked by my friends, and it ended up getting over 3,000 (3 comments)
What Is Professional Responsibility? - 08:38 AM
As a home inspector in Connecticut I am a licensed professional service provider. There are many licensed trades and professions in my State, many of which are associated with people's homes. A license requirement means there is a defined amount of training involved in order to ply that particular trade or profession. A license also implies a higher level of skill and most importantly responsibility. The license holder is held ultimately responsible for the work they perform. Lose the license, lose your livelihood. In other words if you or someone working under your license screws up, you are held accountable. On (9 comments)
SunRiver St George 55+ Community (current statistics 2/1/11) - 06:17 PM
SunRiver St George 55+ community is the premier active adult community in southern Utah. If you're a snowbird who's looking for a warmer place to spend the winter, SunRiver may be perfect for you! I was recently showing property in SunRiver and actually showed several lovely homes priced under $250k. Currently there are 34 homes listed for sale in SunRiver priced under $250k. St George Utah is home to many 55+ communities, but none of them offer the range of amenities and activities that SunRiver St George does. Residents of SunRiver can enjoy golf, lawn bowling, horseshoes, walking, biking and tennis (2 comments)
Real buyers and sellers are like real men and women... - 10:54 AM
In Ct it has been ground hog day since 12-26-2010; snowing today, tomorrow Saturday next Tuesday on, and on, and on and on. Mark Twain said "everyone talks about the weather no on does anything about it." People use bad weather as an excuse to do nothing - to be idle - the weather made me do it I mean do nothing. I thought we were in the age of technology cell phones, computers, emails, texting, life never seems to stop except for bad weather. How is it that housing slows so drastically during winter - I understand that during a storm it is (1 comments)
You didn't stop just because you were no longer getting points? Did you???? - 05:37 AM
I'm re-blogging this because it needs to be communicated to all of the students I teach real estate sales ! It is written that a prophet is not loved in his own land and I have found that people are more apt to listen to a third party expert ! Bob clearly demonstrates how huge hyper Localism is !!!
Via Bob Stewart - ActiveRain (ActiveRain): Please tell me that you have incorporated some of the challenges we've done over the past year into your blogging schedule. What? You don't have a schedule.....hmmm, maybe that's the problem. It doesn't matter how you (7 comments)
Via Spencer Rascoff (Zillow): Hat tip to Drew Meyers.
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Bitter Cold in Highlands Ranch CO, How Low Will It Go - 11:34 PM
Today was our full day of dangerously low temps, while we had a taste late yesterday and last night, there was no relief today. I never saw it go above zero. When I awoke in the am, it was -13 in Highlands Ranch Colorado and I saw ranges that went to 0 - never above, but mostly saw -10 to -7. Most schools throughout the Denver metro area were closed today, Tuesday due to the temps. This storm is not about snow for us, that has been minimal. It is all about the temps. And the kicker, its dropping. How low (6 comments)
Much to the surprise of many of us, Craig was at the recent RESA conference in Las Vegas. Just before I departed I read a comment from him that stated that we shouldn't expect to find the same guy as in his profile photo. So OK, I was on the hunt. On the first day, I sat at a table in the front of the room and across the table was the AR, SIF founder himself. Now I have a photo of him, at the table, but I know that many of you have a better photo than I got....so (16 comments)
From the goddess of real estate herself! - 09:04 PM
From the Today Show. Ms Corcoran's words to the wise! An empty room will look smaller and an empty house screams desperate to sell. Staging makes such a difference every time. I stage homes on a weekly basis, and at the end of the day, I can stand back and look at a room transformed by staging, and say "Wow! What a difference!" Barbara has seen millions of homes in her career and believes in the power of staging to increase its saleability and presentation.
31 DAYS OF BLOGGING WITH CONNIE HARVEY IN JANUARY. - 12:29 AM
MY 31 DAYS OF BLOGGING WITH CONNIE HARVEY IN JANUARY.I thought I would share with you all the posts I Posted in January because Connie Harvey Put up her 31 Day Challenge at the begining of the year. This certainly kicked started many of us ....to hit the Ground Blogging in January 2011.I even tagged by Sally Weatherley and Dagny Eason to do another MeMe Challenge Post and a Video Post for Kodak Challenge and managed to be featured...How Cool is That ! My Jan 1st and 2nd Post Connie's Challenge Points Schedule Post My Jan 3rd Post My Jan 4th Post My Jan 5th (9 comments)
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Baldwin, New York Real Estate Trends-January 29 2011 - 05:52 AM
Baldwin, New York Real Estate Trends-January 29 2011 Baldwin, New York Real Estate Baldwin, New York 11510 The Baldwin, New York Real Estate Trends-January 29, 2011 report prepared by Home Driven Realty Inc covers Baldwin, New York homes for sale and Baldwin, New York real estate that has closed over the 12 month period ended January 29, 2011.The report includes analysis of Baldwin New York Short Sales, Baldwin, New York Foreclosures, Baldwin, New York cooperatives and Baldwin, New York Condominiums. A free search Baldwin, NY Homes for sale and search Baldwin New York Real Estate option is also available. The hamlets of Baldwin and Baldwin Harbor are located (0 comments)
North Baldwin, New York Real Estate Trends-January 29, 2011 - 07:55 AM
North Baldwin, New York Real Estate Trends-January 29, 2011 North Baldwin, New York Real Estate North Baldwin, New York 11510 The North Baldwin, New York Real Estate Trends-January 29, 2011 report, prepared by Home Driven Realty Inc, covers North Baldwin, New York homes for sale and North Baldwin, New York real estate that has closed over the 12 month period ended January 29 2011. The report includes analysis of North Baldwin New York Short Sales, North Baldwin New York Foreclosures, North Baldwin New York cooperatives and North Baldwin New York Condominiums. A free search North Baldwin NY Homes for Sale and search North Baldwin (0 comments)
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