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RealBird – A Great Place to Post Your Listings - 01/31/11 03:50 PM
Whenever I take a new listing, I post it on RealBird.com. This is a great tool for listors providing more internet exposure for those buyers who look on the web before they call an agent. It is also a marketing feature to tell your potential sellers about in listing appointments. Today's sellers know that the internet is paramount in selling their home. The more exposure you can provide for them, the more impressed they are. Over are the days of saying, "Your home will be listed on Realtor.com". Sellers want an edge these days.
A great feature in RealBird is (8 comments)
And This Little Piggy Went To Market - 01/31/11 12:26 PM
I was in Ellsworth, Kansas last week with my husband and daughter. We stepped out of our motel room and my daughter and I heard a strange noise coming from the side of the road. It was dusk so we couldn't see clearly, but we saw three livestock carriers pulled over and heard a loud squealing noise coming from that direction. Even though my husband was ready for us to get in the car and head out to dinner, my daughter and I ran over to the trucks and found they were full of pigs (hogs). They were wiggling their ears (5 comments)
Pat’s Philly Cheese Steaks – The Best In Denver - 01/30/11 07:49 PM
I absolutely consider Pat's Philly Cheese Steaks the best in Denver. Pat's Philly Steaks and Subs is a family owned business with Philadelphia roots. They have been creating some of the tastiest cheese steaks and subs in Denver since 1999. Pat's produces an authentic Philly taste. They use fresh baked rolls that are consistently recognized as "East Coast" style by many former Philadelphians in the Denver Area. They are by far, the best Philly Cheese Steaks I have ever had west of Philly. Each store is chock full of Philadelphia décor with everything from the Philadelphia Eagles to the Phillies. They (6 comments)
Photos From Ellsworth Kansas - A Different Way Of Life - 01/30/11 04:14 PM
We just made another trip to Ellsworth, Kansas and the weather was absolutely beautiful. I took a few pictures that might be found interesting. The first picture is from downtown Wakeaney, Kansas where we stopped at a Dairy Queen. It's amazing how in the center of town is a grain elevator. This is very common in Kansas. Why they call it an "elevator" I'm not real sure. Being a California - then Colorado girl, these sights are somewhat different for me.
This next one is from right next to the offramp for Ellsworth Kansas. They have put in these wind-to-energy whirlybirds. (5 comments)
Rocky Can't Resist His Bed Eating Fetish - 01/25/11 12:58 PM
Last night, I was working at my computer with my golden retriever, Rocky, by my side. Suddenly I heard something ..... SILENCE. I knew this could be bad. I got up and looked over the cat-walk into the family room and there it was!
Rocky snuck out of my office without me noticing. I must have been distracted with blogging or commenting on Active Rain. He went downstairs and grabbed one of his dog beds and pulled every bit of stuffing right out of it. I said his name and he slowly turned and looked at me as if to say (15 comments)
Metro Brokers Marina Square - A Top Notch Office! - 01/25/11 12:39 AM
I am lucky enough to work at the Metro Broker office located in Marina Square in the Denver Tech Center. This is such a great office. The landlord and managing broker of record is Joe Bingham. Joe is one of those guys who genuinely cares about everyone. He has done so much for our office, it is truly a pleasure to work there.
Every Wednesday, we have an "Idea Sharing Meeting" where many of the agents come together to share ideas or talk about current issues. Joe is always the coach at these meetings asking about our business and what (3 comments)
Pictures From A Cold Day in Kansas - 01/22/11 04:04 PM
I was in central Kansas last week where it is was very cold and humid. We are talking like 90% humidity!!! I was helping my family load some things in the car while everyone was complaining about the cold and how awful the day was. I put my hand in my coat pocket and realized I had my camera in my pocket. I took a few minutes and took some cool pictures of the surroundings. Even in terrible weather, we can find beauty in nature if we look for it.
I Love Being A Member of my Realtor Association - 01/21/11 12:05 PM
Being a Realtor and belonging to a local "Board of Realtors" is a great benefit for me. I belong to the National Association of Realtors (NAR) and am able to enjoy all of their resources available to me. All of my listings automatically get entered into the www.realtor.com website for the public to view at their convenience. There are many other benefits offered to members of NAR such as discounts from national vendors which include everything from pencils to hotel rooms. There are multiple Realtor Associations in the Denver Metro Area, but I chose to join the Aurora Association of Realtors (7 comments)
The Charm of SmallTown, USA - 01/19/11 07:53 PM
I recently went to my husband's hometown of Ellsworth, Kansas from Denver, Colorado and was reminded of the quaintness and charm of small towns in the United States. The 400 mile drive across Eastern Colorado and Western Kansas was anything but memorable, but the town itself held some charm for me and reminded me that there are people out there living a much simpler life than I.
Ellsworth was formed in 1864 and was a bustling cattle town until the 1880's. Lawman, Wyatt Earp even served in Ellsworth, Kansas during his career.
Today, with a population of 2,965, the (6 comments)
Rocky Gets Furminated at PetSmart - 01/16/11 12:58 PM
My ten month old golden retriever "Rocky" is such a hairbag! It looks like we have small little puppies hanging out in the corners of the house unless I vacuum multiples times per week. He doesn't love getting brushed unless he can bite the bristles after each brush. Well that's not very convenient, so about every 5 weeks he gets to go visit the friendly groomers at PetSmart.
This time we opted to have him Furminated. Wow! What a great treatment. They used some magic tool that removed all of the dead hair from his coat. They said that they (8 comments)
Getting a New Car is Like Getting a New Bike For Christmas As a Kid! - 01/15/11 01:08 PM
Yes I am spoiled sometimes. I remember waking up on Christmas morning as a kid and finding my first 2-wheeler big girl bike under the tree complete with streamers attached to the handlebars. Last night my husband took me out to pick out a new car. It's always that same kind of feeling for me although I didn't see Santa or a Christmas tree. Don't you wish you could just bottle that new car smell and pop the lid whenever your car gets dirty? Everything is so fresh and clean and smells absolutely wonderful. Since we always buy American made cars, we went to (7 comments)
Lennar's Grand Opening at Sorrel Ranch Was a Blast! And it Paid Off For Me! - 01/14/11 05:52 PM
Yesterday we attended the grand opening for Lennar's new community at Sorrel Ranch in Aurora, Colorado. They are featuring their Inaugural Collection with new homes starting in the $270's. Skip Wilcox and Rod Dutcher greeted everyone with a warm smile and a handshake (except me - I get hugs). There were a large number of Realtors there to preview the homes. We saw lots of familiar faces, especially members of the Aurora Board of Realtors. Lennar had a nice spread with their freshly bakes Otis cookies and a nice spread from Qdoba Mexican Food (one of my favorites). Everyone dropped business (3 comments)
Why Title Vesting is So Important - 01/13/11 12:28 PM
In Colorado, we have three types of title vesting: Tenant in Severalty, Tenants in Common and Joint Tenants. Tenant in Severalty is when one person holds title to the property solely. Tenants in Common is when two or more individuals own a piece of real estate. The proportionate ownership of each tenant does not have to be equal. Each tenant can will their interest to their heirs. Upon death, interest passes on the the person named on the will and the heir becomes the new tenant in common with the existing tenants in common. Joint Tenancyis when two or more individuals own (4 comments)
Blackstone Country Club Hosts Realtor Day - Did I Hear Door Prizes? - 01/12/11 05:04 PM
Blackstone Country Club in Aurora, Colorado had a great event this morning. Together with Lennar Homes, Ryland Homes and Homes by Falcon, Blackstone put on a very nice event. It started with a continental breakfast and networking opportunity. Next we had a free seminar conducted by Outsource Locally on the benefits of using Facebook for social media marketing. Megan at Outsource gave us lots of great advice and tips about how to get more out of our facebook experience. Dale Honning, professional photographer, was there to offer professional headshots for those of us who needed to update our images as well (7 comments)
Skip Wilcox of Lennar opens the new Sorrel Ranch community in Aurora, Colorado. Skip has moved from Lennar Beacon Point to their newest community at Sorrel Ranch. Skip began his real estate career in 1971 before joining Lennar Homes in 2001 where he was a new home consultant at Heritage Eagle Bend, Saddle Rock, Castle Pines North and then Beacon Point. Skip is very excited to launch the new community at Sorrel Ranch.
Lennar will be hosting a Realtor grand opening this Thursday, January 13th from 12:00 until 1:30. This is a great opportunity for Realtors to talk with (6 comments)
New Construction Backing the Aurora Reservoir!!!! - 01/10/11 07:37 PM
Beautiful New Construction at Beacon Point in Aurora, Colorado by Lennar Homes that backs the Aurora Reservoir. That's right - this one backs the water. What a rare find in this popular neighborhood. You will love watching the sailboats from your back deck all summer long. This home is located at 26491 E Arbor Drive, Aurora, Colorado 80016 for $548,000. This is the popular Breckenridge model by Lennar homes offering 3,200 square feet plus an additional 1,636 square feet in the open basement. There is lots of room in this 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom home. You will love your three car (2 comments)
Lennar Madison - New Construction - Beacon Point - 01/10/11 07:26 PM
There are many new homes ready to move in to at Beacon Point in Aurora, Colorado by Lennar Homes. This home is located at 6297 S Muscadine Court, Aurora, Colorado 80016 for $395,400. This is the popular Madison model by Lennar homes offering 3,123 square feet plus an additional 1,716 square feet in the open basement. There is lots of room in this 5 bedroom, 5 bathroom home. The 5th bedroom is on the main floor which can be used as a home office or a bedroom. This is a great feature if you have guests or someone who does not (2 comments)
Why Do Dogs Like Snow? - 01/09/11 04:43 PM
It is another snowy day in Denver, Colorado with a balmy 21 degree temperature outside right now. The snow flakes are flying like crazy across the frigid sky. Of course, that doesn't even begin to discourage my golden retriever Rocky from going outside to frolick in the snow. He is only 10 months old and has become quite fascinated with the white fluffy stuff this year. I think the cold air and the fact that the snow is different than the norm just invigorates him and gears him up for play mode. He runs figure eights in the backyard and slows (19 comments)
The "Duke of Denver" is a Prince to Work With - 01/09/11 01:31 PM
Friday I had a closing where I was the buyer's agent and Duke Fyffe was the listing agent. This is the first real estate transaction I have had where Duke was the other agent. I was so impressed with the integrity, honesty and level of service he provided, I had to share that with the rest of you. From the initial contract submission stage to the closing table, Duke was truly a great guy to work with. He had a total of three offers come in on this property but luckily, my client was able to purchase this home. Duke did a (3 comments)
Some Days Don't You Just Feel Trapped? - 01/05/11 04:09 PM
Some days everything seems to be just out of your reach. You can almost feel yourself getting what you set out to achieve and it's feel like it's just on the other side of a locked gate or something. There are other days when everything seems to go your way and you are on top of the world. With the New Year, so many of us have goals and aspirations to accomplish more and to be successful in the year to come. Finding out how to "reach" those goals is the key. Once we learn how to open the gate, everything (3 comments)
Lennar's Adonea Community in Aurora, Colorado offers eight different floor-plans with square footage starting at 1,000 to 2,214. The price range for these brand new quality homes is from the $180's to the mid $200's. Adonea currently has many homes ready for you to move in to now. If you are looking for a ranch style home, Lennar is offering unbelievable prices on two of their "Latte" floor-plans. These homes are completely finished and offer hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances, central air conditioning, 2 car garages and front and back yard landscaping. All you need is your finishing touches and (4 comments)
Why is having a local agent so important? According to the dozens upon dozens of testimonials from one of my favorite agents at American Family, Kiley Brenneman, it is the only way to go!! He consistently receives raving reviews from his clients, and gratitude from those who made the introduction. Kiley is a third generation insurance agent, and owns and American Family Insurance Agency Conveniently located at Belleview and I 25. Kiley personally inspects every home he insures, and is available to get involved with any claims you have. He has been a local agent for over 20 years, and (4 comments)
Lennar New Construction in Sorrel Ranch, Aurora, Colorado - 01/03/11 08:31 PM
Wonderful New Lennar Monroe ranch style home. Located at 5613 S. Elk Court, Aurora, CO 80016, this home is listed at $276,200. There is plenty of room in this 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home with 1,540 square feet plus a full unfinished basement. Upgrades include stainless steel appliances, maple cabinets, hardwood floors and upgraded "Bahama Buff" carpeting. You will also enjoy a gas log fireplace in the great room as well as central air conditioning and a two car garage. Sorrel Ranch is a wonderful new community just east of Southlands Shopping Mall and is located in the highly acclaimed Cherry (0 comments)
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