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How-to evaluate all your Sellers Closing Costs in 2 minutes. FLORIDA - 01/30/07 10:03 PM
Hello,This article will show you how to use the form I created on the Internet to calculate Sellers closing fees in no time. ...By the way, this is FREE. The Form is based on fees used in FLORIDAThe advantages of this automated Net Sheet are: IT SAVES A LOT OF TIMEIt calculates the owner Title Insurance accurately, no more guessing or using charts.It prorates the tax amount depending on the date of closing.The doc stamps on the deed are calculated automatically base on the Sale Price.It estimates a Real Estate commission very easily Follow the instructions below to see how to use. In (5 comments)
New group created for International Real Estate professionals - 01/29/07 08:07 PM
New group created for International Real Estate professionals This is the first posting for the ActiveRain newly created group on International Real Estate. I look forward to many joining this group and to read all discussions and contributions from Real Estate professional around the world. I am a member of the International Council wich is part of the Greater Tampa Bay Association of Realtors. I recently redesigned the website and invite you all to visit us: http://www.tbirec.org/ The resources listed below are for Realtors interested in Internationl Real Estate: International Consortium of Real Estate Associations (ICREA) International Real Estate Federation (5 comments)
Statistics for the lexington Oaks, Seven Oaks and Meadow Pointe communities, Wesley Chapel - 01/29/07 05:28 PM
Hi I posted some sales statistics on my website blog (http://ajmasters.com/blog/) for the following communities for the months of November and December 2006. Lexington Oaks, http://ajmasters.com/blog/ Seven Oaks http://www.just7oaks.com/ Meadow Pointe http://www.meadowpointe.com/ I have not posted data for this month yet but it looks like the number of homes sold is going to be low for these three communities in January 2007. I would be interested to know if anyone in Florida has also experienced the same effect for the month of January. Mario Levesque,Wesley Chapel Realtor , Broker AssociatePeople's Choice Realty Services, Tampa, Floridacell: 813-857-6918fax: 866-252-9511Web: http://www.ajmasters.com/Web: http://www.agentfreebies.com/Blog: http://ajmasters.com/blog/Friendly, professional services always Looking for homes (0 comments)
article by NAR about blogging sucess - 01/26/07 12:52 PM
Hello,There is an interesting article just released by NAR about how some Realtors are having success with blogs.http://www.realtor.org/RMODaily.nsf/pages/News2007012201?OpenDocumentI started a blog about 2 years ago but did not contribute regularly and did not understand the full value until I discovered this site.I have already noticed some ranking improvements in Google and I'm hoping to report my first Blog lead in here as soon as it happens.I have successfully conducted business with customers who found me using search engines but can not attribute blogging to any transactions so far. I am convinced that it is just a matter of time.Good luck everyone.Regards, Mario -- (0 comments)
Calculating all Buyers Closing Costs in 2 minutes. - 01/26/07 12:01 PM
Hello, The instructions that follow will help you use an Automated Internet form I created to estimate your Florida Buyers Real Estate Net Sheet in less than 2 minutes. I created this form so I could save time when preparing Net Sheets for my customers rather than using a spreadsheet or a hard copy on paper. Advantages: It computes and displays the monthly mortgage payments estimates at the bottom of the form. When entering the closing date, the interest to closing on a new loan are calculated accurately for the days remaining between the closing date and the end of the (3 comments)
Adding "chicklettes" to your website and "courriel" too (rendering your Real Estate blog content on the web and by emails) - 01/25/07 06:19 PM
Hello everyone,I have been reading a lot lately to bring myself up to speed on RSS feed and podcasts.As far as podcasts are concerned I have a way to go, especially with my accent but RSSwise, I was able to make some progress.I decided not to add the direct content of my Blog on my site just yet but I still wanted to give my visitors the ability to register with me to get my blog postings so they could read my future daily inputs within the comfort of their MyYahoo, MyGoogle, MSN or AOL customized dashboards.So I installed some RSS (5 comments)
For the wine connaisseurs in Tampa - 01/25/07 09:38 AM
The will be a wine tasting even held by the Museum of Science & Industry here in Tampa on the 3rd of February starting at 6pm until 9. The event is called the 12th Annual Einstein on Wine event. You can read more about the event on the museum website.
http://www.mosi.org/specialevents.htmlHope to see you there.Mario (0 comments)
My referral information for Wesley Chapel, Tampa Bay Florida - 01/24/07 01:26 AM
(Info for referring Realtors) I will pay a 30% Referral Fee on transaction of $200,000 and above and will pay a 25% Referral for transactions of $199,999 or less. (Negotiable) I will take care of your customer and provide you with feedback throughout the transaction. Referrals are accepted for these area: Tampa, Pasco County, Wesley Chapel, Zephyrhills, Land O Lakes, Lutz, Odessa, New Tampa, Temple Terrace, Carrolwood, Oldsmar, Safety Harbor, Palm Harbor, New Port Richey, Hillsborough County, Tampa Bay, Brandon, Riverview, Clearwater, St Petersburg. Please Call me at 813-857-6918For more information please visit my website at: AJMasters.com (0 comments)
The Gasparilla Pirate festival is this weekend in Tampa - 01/23/07 02:19 AM
Hello, If you are coming to Tampa this coming weekend you may want to do some surfing before getting here to make you get the most out of your visit. Piratefest is scheduled for Saturday January 27, 2007. http://www.gasparillapiratefest.com/ If you want to look into other local attractions while you are here, you can check my Tampa Bay local Attractions web page. http://www.ajmasters.com/TampaBayAttractions.htm You will find links to the places listed below on that website. Tampa Convention & Visitors BureauBeaches / WaterParksFor KidsAmusement Parks / Zoo / AquariumsArts MuseumsConcert HallsFestivalsRestaurants/City centers/Downtown SportsGaming / CasinosWelcome to Tampa! Mario Levesque,Engineer, Wesley Chapel Realtor , Broker AssociatePeople's Choice Realty (4 comments)
no broken links results in higher rating with search engines for your real estate website. - 01/23/07 02:00 AM
Hello, Every once in a while you need to make sure that you test your real estate web pages for broken links. The reason for this is that search engines do not favor websites with outdated information. A site with broken hyperlink is an indication of old data. So if you make sure that all the links on your pages are valid, it will improve your chances of being ranked higher by search engines. The good thing about this is that it is easy to detect broken links using some free tools available over the Internet. Here is how to find the links that are causing (2 comments)
Error Free HTML code can help your ranking with search engines - 01/22/07 02:30 PM
A web page with error free HTML code has better chance to rank higher with search engines. As you may know, there are several things that you can do to improve your chances of being ranked higher by search engines and having an error free page is one of them. Here is how to check your code: Although no one knows for sure how the search engine algorithm work and how much weight is attributed to each technique, many SEO specialists will tell you that making sure that the code of your web pages is error free will improve your chances of (0 comments)
Instructions, Getting Started on ActiveRain Blog community, Google Ranking, Networking info - 01/22/07 12:02 PM
Hi, Glad to know that you joined the ActiveRain Blog network. If you have not joined yet please sign up. Things to remember as you are getting started:Make sure that the information you post is original. Make every effort not to duplicate something else already available on the Internet. The Google algorithm can detect copies and can tell if the material has already been indexed. It will not help you with your ranking if you post something that already exists. So contribute with new information to help yourself and improve the value of the network.Concentrate on providing information that is unique to your (45 comments)
Meet the engineer who started it all - Internet inventor, research scientist - 01/18/07 12:57 AM
If you ever wondered who is at the source of this incredible tool you may want to visit the link below and get to know Tim Berners-Lee !A large portion of the working population today benefit financially through the Internet because of his contribution yet few people have ever heard of him.When you think of it, it is pretty strange that most people know about Britney Spears but have never heard about this engineer. http://www.w3.org/Consortium/While on the subject, you may also want to brush up on who is at the source of Information theory and get to know Dr Shannon! (0 comments)
Keeping track of your contributions - Not again! - 01/17/07 11:13 PM
With the Tax season approaching I decided to look at my Traditional, Roth and the Education IRA account for the kids again before it's too late. [ For readers who want to get to the goods fast, scroll down to the spreadsheet link ] This year for a change I'm early, but usually every year, I waste time reconstructing the story to see figure one of these questions. Did I make a contribution already? Was it at the last minute in April for last year or was it an early deposit for the current year or was it both? (0 comments)
Help with "Associates" or the "Association" link. - 01/16/07 10:49 AM
Hello, I joined this website last night and I am quite impressed with the concept and how information is shared between users. I have been trying to read and surf around to learn all the features but I have not been able to figure these two options out very well. Can someone tell me what "Associates" or the "Association" link means on the left menu when inside your "My Home" page? Also, is there an help page or a Feature Information page somewhere? Thank you in advance for your help. Mario -- Mario Levesque,Engineer, Realtor, Broker AssociatePeople's Choice Realty Services, Tampa, Floridacell: 813-857-6918fax: 866-252-9511Web: http://www.AJmasters.comWeb: http://www.AgentFreebies.com Friendly, professional services always (4 comments)
Canadian Realtors wanted - 01/16/07 09:44 AM
Hi,I would like to communicate with agents working in Canada to discuss the differences in real estate transactions between Florida and Canada.I work in Tampa Florida and will be making a short presentation about Canada to other members at my local association. (I will give you more details over the phone)If you have previous Real Estate experience in both the US and Canada I would be glad to hear from you.I would like to get in touch possibly with someone in the Maritimes, Ontario, British Columbia and Alberta however any other location is fine too.ThanksMario---Mario Levesque,Engineer, Realtor, Broker AssociatePeople's Choice Realty Services, Tampa, (0 comments)
Here is how to add your listings on a Google Map - 01/16/07 09:12 AM
I ran across a neat website yesterday to place your listing on a Google Map. http://www.rentvine.com/map/ The way it works is you register with the site for free and you fill out a form with each of your listing's addresses. The application generates a Google Map with the red markers showing where your listings are located. If you click on any markers, a bubble comes up with your listing info, picture and link to anywhere you want. The corresponding HTML code is generated from the application and you can insert that code into your website to show where all your listing are located. I generated one here to (3 comments)
House for Sale in Golf Community, Wesley Chapel.Price: $253,000 (lowest $/sqft in the community in this range)4 Bedrooms, 2 Bath, 2 Car Garage, 2114 SqrFt Living area Click on the picture to view listing or visit one of the following link: Over 50 Pictures on websitehttp://www.ajmasters.com/Featured/List06_11/HouseForSale.htm Listing on local MLS, http://mfr.mlxchange.com/Pub/EmailView.asp?r=158331445&s=MFR&t=MFR Adobe PDF Flyerhttp://www.ajmasters.com/Featured/List06_11/listImages/Flyer.pdf This beautiful home is located on a Corner Lot and has one of the best floor plan in the community. Few available with this Room Layout.! features Volume 10' ceilings, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Bath, 2 Car Garage, Double Door Entry, Garden tub & separate shower stall in master, his/her vanities. Refrigerator, Range, (2 comments)
Link Exchange from your Homepage - 01/15/07 10:01 PM
Hello, Please let me know if you would like to exchange links directly from each other home page. Three way linking is also an option since I have two websites to work with. As you probably know, exchanging links is one of the best method to raise your ranking with the Google search engines without spending any money with SEO companies. I would like to exchange links for the following two websites: http://www.ajmasters.com/ PR 4 with Google http://www.agentfreebies.com/ PR 0 with Google -- Mario Levesque,Engineer, Realtor, Broker AssociatePeople's Choice Realty Services, Tampa, Floridacell: 813-857-6918fax: 866-252-9511Friendly, professional services always (2 comments)
Sale Statistics For December 2006 in the Tampa Bay Area - 01/15/07 08:53 PM
Average Time Listings on the Market in our Area: Time on Market No of Units Less than 30 Days 562 31 to 60 Days 272 61 to 90 Days 238 91 to 120 Days 193 Over 120 Days 463 Most Common Sales (Condo and Single Family Homes) Price Range No of Units $180,000 - $199,999 211 $200,000 - $249,999 374 $250,000 - $299,999 234 $300,000 - $399,999 215out of a total of 1653 Units Sold See the Association Web Site for complete records: http://www.gtar.org/mlsdec06.pdf (1 comments)
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