Chris Ross's (callchris) Blog

Real Estate Agent - Touchstone Realty
Are land sales coming back?  My partner Andrew Johnson and I have noticed an up tick in land sales about 40 to 50 percent of what we do is land and we've noticed that land sales have been getting some phone calls and e-mails.  From traffic coming back on our listings to more phone calls and e-mai...
Is the stimulus package working? Whether you're on the left or the right, this is the question that is in front of us.  My answer would be yes, I feel we've had more phone calls, more e-mails in the last few months then we would have through the past winter months. I feel like the $8000 tax credi...
Are short sales working?  My partner and I Andrew Johnson have processed probably over a dozen short sales within the last year.  What I tell customers/clients during this process as you breathe on both the buying and selling side. What seems to be happening to somebody who thinks they have found...
Are you losing money by not texting? That's the question I pose to a lot of agents in my area who don't text message.  I can tell you with the new technology coming out with Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, MySpace, this is a game changer for Realtors.  Text messaging is almost become another language...
I have now discovered Twitter.  It's a great place for networking and contacted new clients.  I have already picked up a few out of town investors.  Plus, I am following a few successful people that are in both the real estate and entrepreneur ventures.    
Chris Ross | Hallmark Realty | 304-579-7349 275 Labonte Dr, Martinsburg, WV Check out this just reduced home. Perfect for a first time home buyer. $2,000 toward closing cost. 3BR/1BA Single Family House offered at $139,400 Year Built 2000 Sq Footage 986 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 1 full, 0 partial Flo...
Chris Ross | Hallmark Realty | 304-579-7349 35 Salvation Rd., Martinsburg, WV Experience your dream home on 2 acres with lots of space to entertain! The Silver Maple offers many upgrades: $5000 Realtor Bonus!!! 4BR/2.5BA Single Family House offered at $289,900 Year Built 2008 Sq Footage 4,000 Be...
I have seen my fair share of these so called Real Estate reality shows.  From Flip this House, to Flipping out, & MillionDollar Listings.  What concerns me about them is that they make everything look so easy.  Real Estate is not as easy as it looks on TV.  Theseguys buy these so called "steals" ...
I am hearing more and more the discussion of Bing making a dent into the world of Google.  Now being a big Google user myself, I was curious to see what all the fuss was about.  I am a big maps guy, love them, always have.  I can honestly say that Bing maps are far superior to Google.  Especially...
November 30th is the deadline......I have at least a dozen clients sitting on the fence right now.  Rates are low....."For now".....who knows when they are going to take a sudden turn up.  I have said this before.  Anyone that is looking to buy knows is going to be laughing all the way to the ban...

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