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real estate: I am still "cornering the market" - 03/30/09 09:57 AM
Three month's and counting for standing on the corner of Hwy 281 and Bitters. I have a new sign the front says the same thing BUY SELL RENT I am a Realtor will work for you. The back of the sign has changed to say Need an Apartment ? with my phone number and web address. It still seems to be working. I am passing out more business cards that ever and today a gentleman stopped me as I was leaving and ask me about a rental house. I handed him my card and he said I already have your number my (6 comments)
real estate: Do you have clients relocating to San Antonio? - 03/27/09 07:45 PM
If you have clients moving to San Antonio or clients who for some reason need to do a little work before they qualify to buy the home of their dreams...I am looking for you!! I need your Referrals . I can get your client a great deal on an apartment and keep them happy until you can get them into that house. I have gone to work for an Apartment locator here in san antonio. Please keep me in mind. I think many of you know me and know I am trust worthy and would never try and steal your client away. (4 comments)
real estate: Its Official...I guess ? - 03/21/09 06:58 AM
Well I checked on Texas Real Estate Commission website and I am now officially sponsored by New Home Guy Realty. I am totally excited. I will not only be working as a Realtor but also as an apartment locator. I can't tell you how many folks have approached me about renting an apartment in the past month. I think this will be a win win. Although I don't know if the new broker knows what they are getting into...I am a "go getter" at least I view myself as one...I will be taking my two listings with me. I triedto get (6 comments)
real estate: I have made the switch ! - 03/18/09 02:42 PM
After months of trying to generate new business standing on the corner with the sign, Placing Ads all over and working long hours...I came to the revelation that I still am not making enough headway to justify paying fees etc...I recently looked into a company that does Apartment Locating on top of that you can still be a buyers and listing Agent. I took a look at their totals board and saw what the working agents were making. I was surprised and I thought about people who can't Buy or don't want to in this tough economic time. I also thought (18 comments)
real estate: Whats your favorite RE/MAX Commercial ? - 03/16/09 08:27 PM
Ok politics aside whats your favorite RE/MAX commercial ? Which one would you rather not see again ? I am curious. I see all sorts of comments on twitter and a few have been pointed out to me here on AR. I like the one where the people realize they missed an opportunity to buy in a buyers market and take to kicking themselves.
real estate: SOLD in 30 DAYS ! Old Sky Harbor - 03/14/09 02:03 PM
Remember this listing I got from standing on the street corner...My new listing Video... Tell me what you think. This house is listed at 47,000. It has fire damage on the inside. I had a showing within two minutes of posting on MLS. COOL... Well it sold in 30 days. I am so happy for my clients. True the did not get what they were asking but they were happy with what they got. I marketed their home non-stop on the Internet and the end result was a completed sale. A big thanks to the Buyers agent ..... ROSEMARIE COMPARINI (5 comments)
real estate: I am Stimulating the local economy - 03/11/09 08:15 AM
I took a break from standing on the corner of 281/Bitters on Monday. It is spring break for my 14 year old son. We decided instead of driving to the coast or going out of state we would help stimulate our local economy. I must preface this story with another....When I was at the corner last Thursday I think it was a Gentleman stopped his car across the street from where I was standing. He motioned for me to come over and I did. He handed me his business card and asked me to call him in 30 minutes. I said (10 comments)
real estate: Straight from the street. - 03/03/09 05:54 PM
Typed this this morning...just realized I did not send...DOH ! Hey guy's and gal's, Just in from my corner this morning and feeling great. Bob was in good spirits as usual. He is concerned about the price of the paper going up to 75 cents. The economy has finally caught up with Bob. He knows a quarter extra for the paper is a quarter in tips out of his pocket. He told me it adds up to ten dollars less for the number of papers he usually sells. He smiled and told me at least he had a job and (7 comments)
real estate: Paper or Plastic ? - 02/28/09 08:30 AM
This term is not for just your local store anymore. With newspapers closing down across the globe I ponder the question: Do you prefer to read the paper or would you read it online or with an electronic viewing device (plastic)? I personally think paper is a dying medium Even my parents who aren't from the computer age find themselves getting news online. Since checking email has become a normal routine for people the next obvious thing is to read news stories while you are checking the mail. Newspapers were monopolies of Ad revenues prior to the mass appeal of the (6 comments)
real estate: The Results are in ! - 02/27/09 02:47 PM
I have been standing on the corner in San Antonio Texas for about two months now. I get a few folks on here that ask me if I have had any results....Well this is the situation thus far. I have picked up three listings, Rented three homes and have a few buyers that are doing their homework. I just entered the listing below in the MLS please take a look at it and as always I do appreciate your feed back. (14 comments)
real estate: Happiness is contagious....and so is BOB - 02/24/09 09:43 AM
I had probably the best morning ever at the corner holding my sign. Not for what happened to me but what happened to Bob. As you know someone had recently stolen Bob the Newspaper guy's Bike that he had worked so hard to buy on layaway. Bob worked hard and was able to scrape up enough money to buy another bike. This bike was not as good as the other bike but Bob being the happy guy he is told me this morning it was a great day and everyday seemed to get better and better. Well readers an extraordinary thing (11 comments)
real estate: I am having so much fun! - 02/21/09 08:04 PM
I tell you this has been the best week ever. I have been working with renters. Two have worked out and one unfortunately rented from a friend. I have a very nice listing coming up and everyone I have been dealing with has been fantastic. I have recently started giving AD Space to my For Sale by Owner friends and I really am enjoying working with them. Our office is full of people and activity. I am ready for things to bust loose. Are you ready....it's contagious...it really is. Are you in San Antonio...Don't want to work with renter's send them (10 comments)
real estate: I guess I will be moving my blog - 02/20/09 02:52 PM
I am not sure I understand about charging for the blog. If I don't pay I hear that outside people (clients cant read my blog.) Is this right ? Hey I say more power to activerain I do think it is a great social forum but I do link it to my website and I need that link to work. I don't have any money to spare right now ....so with a heavy heart I will close this chapter of my life and move on to wordpress or blogger. please sent me a link to a service you my readers would (18 comments)
real estate: You would not believe the response I have gotten - 02/18/09 06:59 PM
The minute the news story about me working the street came to an end. my email box and Mobile phone went berserk. I have so much appreciation to KSAT 12 I think they did an excellent job here is a link to the video it has a small ad in front so keep watching. I would appreciate it if you commented on there site directly http://www.ksat.com/news/18743614/detail.html#video (9 comments)
real estate: I was interviewed by KSAT 12 News ! - 02/18/09 01:13 PM
I didn't want to say anything yesterday because I did not know if it would really happen. This very morning KSAT 12 news in San Antonio came to my little corner at US HWY 281 and Bitters. It was alot of fun and they were super nice. I was nervous and I can't for the life of me remember what I said. A lot of video was shot so we shall see. I wanted to ask if this sign makes me look fat...lol but it probably the food I eat. On a side note Bob the newspaper guy had some (8 comments)
real estate: My bank account was pillaged while I slept ! - 02/17/09 02:09 PM
Well I wasn't on my corner this morning. Not only did I wake up to bad weather I woke up to see my bank account drained by some criminal. I want to tell you I have been using the Internet from way back when it was BBS and Gopher sites way before this beautiful thing you see today. I have never had a problem with fraud or identity theft. Well recently I unsubscribed to the service Freecreditreport.com I just simply could not afford to keep the service. (I was a member for 6 years). When I called to unsubscribe I was (12 comments)
real estate: Whats ActiveRain ? - 02/14/09 03:20 PM
I was at our statewide convention last week. The buzz words in the breakout sessions were Linkedin,Plaxo,Facebook and ActiveRain...I was very surprised that many agents I spoke with about ActiveRain said "ActiveRain what's that". I was fortunate I guess to have a very neat lady who cared enough to share with me about the benefits of blogging and inviting me to ActiveRain her name is Shirley Parks, San Antonio Texas Real Estate . I am just learning about syndication and putting rss feeds on your website. I hope you are the type of agent that shares information with your co-workers. The way (18 comments)
real estate: Street of Dreams...if you stand there they will come - 02/11/09 10:05 AM
Well I am still standing on my little corner in San Antonio,Tx. I still get calls from people and website traffic. So far I have only been fortunate to convert TWO of the prospects to listings. I am not discouraged though because many times I have handed out my card to people this week and they look at it then look at me and say "hey I know you, Your the guy who stands on the corner". It reminds me of when I recognize someone on a local TV commercial...your the guy who says"I really will save you money" comes to (5 comments)
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