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Craigslist Anyone? - 02/26/07 10:40 PM
So I've been doing a little internet advertising on Craigslist.org. I haven't been able to measure much statistics on how successful it has been. Obviously, it's not like it takes alot of time to put info in and submit it. I would justl like to know that it's working. Has anyone else had any success with Craigslist? Just curious. I'm the type that doesn't like to spend time on things that aren't working. Until next time. Adam Forney, Realtor 515.865.6000 Adam@YourDesMoines.com (14 comments)
Open House Blizzard Blues - 02/25/07 01:58 PM
So here I am. . . .at the open house house that I promised everyone I would be at. On my website, www.YourDesMoines.com, on my AR blog, and all my realtor blogs. Here I am. One hour into the open. My wife is so bored that she's just sitting down by the fireplace reading. Woo. The blizzard part of the storm is over. This is the glamour that I always thought being in real estate would be. No not really. Here's a pic of what the local radar looked like before we left on this journey. Not as bad as last night, (0 comments)
Midori Again! Part 2 - 02/25/07 11:13 AM
Midori has done it again. I told you I couldn't wait until Part 2, and now it's here. She starts out by defining what a professional is. What it means to say that you're a professional. Always good stuff. Midori then talks about 3 adavanced listing tips this time. As always, great stuff. Take a read at it here. Until next time. Adam Forney, Realtor 515.865.6000 Adam@YourDesMoines.com www.YourDesMoines.com (0 comments)
5709 NW 93rd, Johnston, IA Open House - 02/24/07 11:30 PM
In case anyone's interested...here's some info about the house I'm showing tommorrow. Better than new 3 bedroom 4 split level with over 1510 Sq Ft of living! All new hardwood floors in formal living room, kitchen, dining and entry's, great kitchen with adjoining dining area, family room with fireplace, 2.5 baths, extra large master bedroom with walk-in closet and master bath plus bonus room in lower level. Freshly painted interior, 2nd water meter and more! Great yard and all landscaped! Special Financing Incentives available. Move-in condition. Great Home! Give me a call if you have any questions. Adam Forney, Realtor 515. 865.6000 Adam@YourDesMoines.com www.YourDesMoines.com (0 comments)
Through Rain and Sleet and Snow and Ice!! - 02/24/07 11:18 PM
Well, it's now just past 11pm and it's been freezing rain most of the day, most of the day. Around 8pm it started to snow, and it's not suposed to stop until late tomorrow night. Ahhh. Another terrible day for showing. But, through rain and sleet and snow and ice, I deliver. My church, along with alot of churches in central Iowa, have already cancelled services for tomorrow. Here's what the radar looks like. As you can see, my entire state is engulfed in it. Should be interesting to see how many show up for the open house. In a 24 hour (0 comments)
Just Listed!! - 02/23/07 04:56 PM
Quiet Country Living, In the City! Beautiful 2 story home with 4 bedrooms, 2 ½ baths, and an unfinished basement; sitting on a one-acre lot. This home is located in the SE Polk school district and is just minutes from the HWY 5 By-pass. This home has a large kitchen; including oven, refrigerator, dishwasher, and garbage disposal, with an eat in dining room. The large living room features a vaulted ceiling, build in surround sound speaker system, and a cozy fireplace. There is also a second family room or formal dining room located on the main floor with a bay window. You (0 comments)
My Answers to What's My Answers - 02/20/07 12:25 PM
Okay, as they say in Missouri, Progress as Promised. Here are my answers to the e-mail. If you choose to be a Realtor, you will be choosing one of the most challenging and most rewarding careers you can find. If you love dealing with people, both good and bad, real estate will be a great career path. At least give it a try, statistics say that half the people I'm working with right now won't be working with me in 2 years, but if you can make it, the rewards are great! -Did you go to college? If so, where, and what did (0 comments)
What's Your Answers? - 02/17/07 12:25 AM
A few days ago I got an email from a local high school student. She was looking at a career in real estate and wanted some questions answered, I believe she was also giving a speech. As I thought about it, I wondered, how would other agents answer these questions? So here's your chance. Answer these and I'll post my answer email in a few days. Have fun. To Whom It May Concern: I was wondering if you could help me out, in answering a few questions I had about real estate agents. I am a high school student and I am looking to become (3 comments)
Good Credit, Good Life. Bad Credit, Bad....? - 02/10/07 05:05 PM
Hopefully you know the benefits of having good credit. If not, you need to get familiar with the credit system. It can make your life either very easy or very complex. I think it's always good to have a refresher course on credit. Obviously, so does Yahoo! News. Here's the article, reprinted with permission from Quicken Loans. Some of the benefits mentioned in the article are lower rates and payments, less documentation and hassle, and the ability to shop around. Good credit makes one's life filled with less stress and more happiness. If you don't have it, it is something to (0 comments)
Happy Valentine's Virus?!? - 02/10/07 04:39 PM
It's that time of year again. Ahhhh...Valentine's Day. The time of love, happy feelings, happy thoughts and of course....e-mail viruses. Yes, Yahoo! News is reporting that once again, hackers have been planning on preying on the heartstrings of the unassuming and lonely hearts out there. Here's the story. As a general rule, never open e-mail that looks suspicious or from a sender that you don't recognize. Or a subject that seems a little too off. What happens when you open the e-mail is it unlocks the virus that's in it, and basically gives your permission to the computer to download the (0 comments)
Super Bowl Stinker - 02/08/07 05:59 PM
Super Bowl Sunday, whew, I'm glad that one's over. Not only because my team lost the big game, but also because I lost the open house game. It's taken four days for me to blog anything about it. On my first Super Bowl Sunday in real estate I only had 3 groups come through my open house. Somewhat disappointing, but also expected. Oh well, just like everything else in real estate so far, I'm learning what to expect as I go along. On a positive note, 3 was pretty good compared to some of my colleagues opens. Next year I may just (2 comments)
Des Moines and central Iowa School Websites - 02/02/07 06:28 PM
For anyone with children wanting to move to the paradise of central Iowa, here's a list of the school district's websites. SCHOOL DISTRICT WEBSITES Adel-Desoto-Minburn Communityhttp://515realty.net/school-info/www.adel.k12.ia.us Ankeny Communityhttp://www.ankeny.k12.ia.us/ Carlislehttp://www.carlisle.k12.ia.us/ Dallas Center-Grimes Communityhttp://www.dc-grimes.k12.ia.us/ Des Moines Area Catholichttp://www.dmdiocese.org/ Des Moines Christianhttp://www.dmcs.org/ Des Moines Public Schoolshttp://www.dmps.k12.ia.us/ Indianola Communityhttp://www.indianola.k12.ia.us/ Interstate 35http://www.i-35.k12.ia.us/ Johnston Communityhttp://www.johnston.k12.ia.us/ Martensdale-St. Maryshttp://www.m-stmarys.k12.ia.us/ North Polk Communityhttp://www.n-polk.k12.ia.us/ Norwalkhttp://www.norwalk.k12.ia.us/ Panora Community Schoolshttp://www.panorama.k12.ia.us/ Pleasantvillehttp://www.pleasantville.k12.ia.us/ Saydel Consolidatedhttp://www.saydel.k12.ia.us/ Sayre Montessori Schoolhttp://www.sayremontessorischool.org/ Southeast Polk Communityhttp://www.se-polk.k12.ia.us/ Southeast Warren Communityhttp://www.se-warren.k12.ia.us/ Urbandale Communityhttp://www.urbandale.k12.ia.us/ Van Meter Communityhttp://www.vanmeter.k12.ia.us/ Waukeehttp://www.waukee.k12.ia.us/ West Central Valley Schoolshttp://www.studex.k12.ia.us/ West Des Moines Communityhttp://www.wdm.k12.ia.us/ Winterset Community Schoolshttp://www.winterset.k12.ia.us/ (0 comments)
What's Your Niche Market? - 02/02/07 05:15 PM
Here's a great example of niche marketing. Julie Upton of Houston decided that she would give away a gun if a police officer bought a home from her. She ran an ad in "Badge & Gun" offering the incentive only to police officers. See the full article here. What a great example of niche marketing! As realtors we need to find out what our niche is and attack it with creativity like Julie's. I don't know about giving away guns, but the creativity is what made me write this time. Until next time. Adam Forney, Realtor 515.865.6000 Visit me at www.YourDesMoines.com (1 comments)
$155 Million? I'm in! - 02/01/07 04:05 PM
Ever wondered about the most expensive house...in the world. I have. Come to find out, it's called Updown Court in Windlesham, England. It comes in at a nice $139 million. Not bad, unless you're Tim Blixseth and want to top it. Tim, you see, is building a new dream home just outside Bozeman, Montana that he's wanting to sell for $155 million. That's right $155 million! The 10 bedroom home will sit on 160 acres of land and have it's on lift to the private ski resort's slopes. Not too shabby. Find the whole article here. Of course, all this talk (0 comments)
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