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I just found a new source for statistics for Jackson County Home sales. It includes FSBO's as well as Realtor represented properties. I can't vouch for it's accuracy, but it is from a reputable source. These numbers are consistent with then percentage that I have found reported in our MLS. I know that I tend to geek over these statistics. Which reminds me, I need to write a blog about the theory of geeking, and the change it the way the word geek has been used. Adam----The Agent In A Kilt----Most Recognized Realtor in the Universe (1 comments)
I don't agree with the title of my blog. I do believe appraisers are working a system that is devaluing themselves, and should look into changing their practices. Appraisers should base their appraisals on independent judgment without a predetermined set price in mind. That is their job, and therefore their inherent value. If the determing value of real estate is a willing buyer/willing seller under no duress, than the job of the appraiser is of little to no value if you have those two components. Thus, the appraiser does not have a place in the real estate transaction. But that leaves no watchdog for the bank, (20 comments)
Hello fellow AR's. I am creating a website called Real Estate Mythbusters. www.realestatemythbuster.com Don't bother following the link, there is nothing there yet. However, I want to make it a great site, and am seeking content from you. If you have seen the TV show Mythbusters, you know they take myths, and either prove, or disprove them. That is what I would like to do. Any content you provide, I will link to your website. I don't know how the final look of this site will go, it is just a concept right now. Please send myths, questions, with or without answers. Just because it is a myth, doesn't (1 comments)
Don't take the CRS 206 Class in Medford next month - 04/20/08 02:33 PM
It is almost time for this class. At this point, I'm hoping no one else from southern Oregon signs up for it. Allen is going to teach the agents in my area how to sell more houses, and make more money. I don't want the competition. I want to sell all of the houses, and be the most informed, most successful agent in my area. Now if you are a Northern California agent who would like to have a good realtor referral in Oregon, come on up. Ashland Oregon Real Estate If you go to my blog on the Topless networking event, you will see (3 comments)
Everybody needs more house than they can afford - 04/20/08 02:07 PM
Have you ever thought about why no matter what price range your buyer is shopping in, they can never afford the house that they want? I have never had a client who has an unlimited budget. I'm sure they exist, but for the most part, 99.9% of buyers are on a budget. After spending a week looking for houses with clients capable of spending 5 times the median home price in my area, and looking for houses in the top 5% of asking price, I find the same issues come up as first time home buyers shopping at the bottom end of the (1 comments)
Oregon Legislatve Conference Part 2 - 04/20/08 11:21 AM
I would have to say I was quite disappointed that no one at the conference came up and said "Active Rain" to me. I was particuarly disheartened that the 3 candidates for Secratary of State for Oregon didn't even mention Active Rain in their campaign speeches to us. We're Oregonians, We're Realtors. Rain, Oregon, get it???? Seriously though, great conference. Good talks about water rights and conservation, mortgage changes. And much more. (1 comments)
I finally managed to watch the Quarter finals of the Champions cup. the semis should be very good. 2 of my favorite teams have made the Semi's. My team from the Spanish League will play my team from the English League Barcelona plays Manchester United and Liverpool plays Chelsea If you have no idea what I'm talking about....no worries. Most Americans don't Adam "most recognized realtor in the universe" Bogle (0 comments)
I will be at theOregon Realtor Legislative conference this week. I hope to learn a lot of new information, and to meet the movers and shakers in the field of politics. I never before thought I might want to be a politician someday, but as I get older, the more I want to be in a position to make decisions that will effect the future. If you are an Active Rainer at the conference, come up and great me with the active rain special handshake (fingers tapping on the head, like rain) If you are one of the Oregon candidates for office, and say (0 comments)
For the month of April, I have decided that I will not drink wine. And what I have found is that after a day out showing properties, mingling with the public, being gregarious, and generally working, that I really enjoy a nice glass of wine and maybe a little chocolate to state, hey, the day is over. Time to relax. But since there is no wine in the house now, I'm sitting here eating chocolate. And I think I have come to the conclusion that if given the choice of one, or the other....wine is definitely the one that says the day (5 comments)
The internet causes poverty - 04/11/08 08:11 PM
The following is an article that I found on the CRS Member Connect page. A great resource for all of you CRS agents. I apologize for posting it without edits, however....this will prove that my last post was an April Fools Joke, although a great idea. Second, I think that it has some good information that I hadn't thought of. Such as we do have more different bills now than we used to. I mean I remember a time before the internet. Middle-Class Americans Feeling Economic Pinch: Study POSTED ON: Fri, Apr 11, 2008 About half of all Americans think of themselves as middle class, and (1 comments)
Wow. I just found out about this little secret on Active Rain. The only way that I can figure out that it works is a spider that crawls through all of the posts, and compares them to Already posted blogsArticles from Inman NewsArticles from Realtor MagazineArtilces from the AP wireWho knows what else.I pasted part of an article from Inman News to illustrate a point. I commented on it, and even cited where the information was from. I then got an automated email from Active Rain saying I was guilty of plagerism, my post had been removed, and I was docked 100 (7 comments)
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