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Your opion matters - 12/28/07 08:05 PM
I am in the process of revamping my web site. (after Realtor.com totally wiped my last web site out. Long story...and I don't want my blood pressure to rise tonight so I will spare you all the ugly details) I would love to have you take a look at my site and tell me what you think is good, great, bad or ugly. I value other agents point of views and would like some feedback. A GREAT web site is important to me and I think another set of eyes would help. www.callreneeparker.com Thanks!! (13 comments)
MeMe'd and not quite sure what to do with it...... - 12/27/07 01:01 AM
I am fairly new here to AR and just got MeMe'd. I didn't even know what that meant or what I was to do. When I asked, I was told to tell 5 things about myself and link it back (that part I am not sure how to do) but the 5 things about ME...well, that is pretty easy. 1. I am a "seeker." Combine that with a book junkie and you guessed it....books everywhere. Being a Seeker, I tend to read the spiritual, mental energy, metaphysical, how to become...type books. Books and journals scattered through out my house. I also love (9 comments)
Grand Haven Michigan Light Show - 12/22/07 08:19 AM
What a spectacular event! This holiday light shows go over and beyond anything I have ever seen. When Brad Boyink decorated his home last year all choreographed to music, the police had to shut him down due to the amount of traffic jams it caused in his neighborhood. So, he decided to create a display for everyone to enjoy out on Harbor Island this year. With 140,000 lights spread over an acre on Harbor Island -- and they're all choreographed to holiday music. The display includes 20,000 feet of wires and more than 10,000 cable ties. There are dancing bears, Santa in a (6 comments)
So Many Agents are chanting...."its just not fun anymore!" - 12/20/07 10:49 PM
I hear this over and over again every week. And personally I don't get it. Why is not fun anymore? Because we have to think outside the box, prospect, write a business plan, change?? Didn't everyone have to do that when they first entered into Real Estate? Of course they did. Was your first day, your first week, or even your first year all that FUN? Wasn't if full of work, planning and learning. Maybe these people hit an easy road, business was flowing their way, no need to plan, prospect, change anymore. The gravy train arrived and was going to be there forever. The (13 comments)
Grand Haven, Michigan ~ Affordable Summer Get-Away Home for Sale - 12/18/07 02:39 PM
GRAND HAVEN, MICHIGAN ~ Summer Get-Away Home For Sale $135,000 ~` Completely Furnished This charming Grand Haven cottage style home is completely furnished right down to the coffee pot. You just need to bring your beach towels & enjoy a summer of fun. Sleeps 6. Built in 1900 this home is complete with wonderful charm and character! On the main level is a bedroom w/full size bed, extra large living room complete with pull out couch, bath, bright large kitchen with breakfast bar & adjoining dining area. Upstairs features a loft area & large bedroom w/walk-in closet.
Trying to enlarge my Christmas Music collection, but where do I begin? - 12/16/07 06:39 PM
It is that time of year that I love to have Christmas music playing in my home. Especially today with all the snow we got here in Michigan! Just really helps put you in the mood for sharing, family, food, fun...all that glitters. But my music collection is, well...lame. I have the Amy Grand CD which is beautiful. and of course the Chipmonks, which I refuse to listen to anymore that my kids are grown. Then there is the Celtic Christmas music which is nice. A couple blues Christmas. Thats about it. But I am looking to expand my range of (8 comments)
SOI includes other Realtors, Lenders and Home Inspectors! - 12/14/07 10:35 AM
We always hear....build good relationships with past clients and the referrals will come. Stay in touch on a regular basis with our SOI. This is definitely a relationship industry. But what about the relationships we build with fellow Realtors, Realtors within our own company or who work for our compitiion down the street? How important is that? Or the relationship with lenders, inspectors, etc. I know first hand how important industry relationships are! After working in the Lansing, Michigan area my entire life and now relocating to beautiful Grand Haven, Michigan...the past relationships I built with Realtors, Lenders and home inspectors (4 comments)
What are you thinking when you start your busy day? - 12/13/07 06:53 PM
Our thoughts create the life we live. Are your thoughts working for you or against you? I read somewhere that we have 230,000 thoughts per day. That seems quite high to me, but even if we cut those stats in half...115,000 thoughts per day is still staggering. Then lets break that down again. Lets say that we do pretty darn good at keeping our minds thinking "positive" thoughts. Lets say, just for fun that only half of our thoughts are worrisome, fearful, negative, judgemental, angry, jealous, thoughts of lack, (you get the message here) then we would have somewhere between 58,000 - 115,000 negative thoughts per day. (4 comments)
Realtor.com Featured Website ~ should I continue on? - 12/11/07 01:04 PM
Okay, I just need to vent. A few months back I decided to create and purchase a web site. I had heard about the Featured Web Sites through Realtor.com and thought, hey...they probably are a good place for me to start. After-all, they are Realtor.com. Well, I purchased my website a little over 2 months ago and paid for 1 year in advance in addition to IDX monthly fees. So far so good. I was excited to get started! When you purchase your site through Realtor.com, it comes with a lot of templates that you can personalize. I spent hours (and I mean hours) (9 comments)
7 Tips To Prepare Your Home To SELL - 12/06/07 12:21 PM
This topic has been talked about and talked about. However, in a BUYERS MARKET, I think it is worth talking about some more. Buyers hold the cards in today's market. Inventory is high. There are many many homes for buyers to choose from. So why would they want to buy your home? When you list your home "For Sale" you are going from a homeowner with years of memories and love for where you live, to a marketing a product....YOUR HOME! With competition high, you need to do some research and work upfront before you sell. For example, if you wanted to (4 comments)
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