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Spreading the $8000 stimulus word? - 02/28/09 07:12 PM
Are you telling everyone you know about the $8000 stimulus money available to home buyers? Do you even know how this plan can help grow your business for 2009? Did you realize that there are tons of people that do not know about the plan and that the money is available to them. I spent the day networking at our local business expo in Lawrenceburg, Kentucky. I made up a sign that said ask me if you are eligible for the $8000 stimulus money. It was unbelievable the number of people from the public visitors that had no idea. It was also (7 comments)
Kavanaugh House in Lawrenceburg KY - 02/25/09 09:11 PM
Come to Lawrenceburg, Kentucky and tour the Kavanaugh House. It is a beautiful historic home that once housed the county high school. Now the Kavanaugh House is a bed and breakfast with the best tea room in Central Kentucky. They serve a variety of foods on their menu and it is always freshly prepared. You immediately feel right at home on the beautiful wrap-around porch in the summertime. The Kavanaugh House is located on Hwy 62 East and is centrally located between the Bluegrass Parkway and I-64. After enjoying a meal and before sitting down to relax, take a tour of one of our (3 comments)
I have heard it said "It's not what you do once in a while that counts, instead it's your consistent actions." Is that true in the real estate business? How does consistency help you as an agent? How does doing the same thing more than one time make a difference? I think about these questions and I think about exercise. Does 50 leg lifts once every few years make your legs stronger. Heck no! You have to do leg lifts on a consistent basis. At least three times a week, every week for several years. Now you see results. Your legs are (3 comments)
I lost my mother......to my competitor! - 02/20/09 11:22 PM
Did your competitor ever land a client or customer that you thought was yours for life? Did your competitor ever land that family member or best friend as their client? Did your competitor ever land your mother? Ouch, would that hurt or what? I have agents sharing with me on a regular basis the comment "I just can't believe so and so used that other agent." Then my agent proceeds to beat themselves up. "Well, I guess they didn't like me. I must have made them mad when I coached their son in little league baseball. Or maybe it was that I didn't help them when (15 comments)
Lawrenceburg Kentucky Business Expo - 02/18/09 10:41 PM
The Anderson County Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a Business Expo on February 28th, 2009 at Eagle Lake Convention Center. Local and regional businesses will be on hand to demonstrate and share what their businesses have to offer consumers. Entertainment is being provided by several individuals and groups from the Lawrenceburg community. The action begins at 9:00a.m. and ends at 2:00 p.m. A chili lunch is available for $5 and is provided by the Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg. Eagle Lake Convention Center is located on the corner of Hwy 127 and Hwy 151 in Lawrenceburg. Admission is free so bring a friend and (0 comments)
100% financing still available in Lawrenceburg, Kentucky? - 02/16/09 12:15 AM
Many buyers are struggling with the fact that they may need 3% to 4% of the purchase price to be able to obtain financing and purchase a home. Many ask "where has the 100% loan gone". There are two types of 100% financing available to buyers looking for homes in Lawrenceburg, Kentucky. The first is the USDA Rural Development loan and the other is the RHS loan. These loans do have caps on the buyers income and there are maximum purchase prices. The interest rates are very competitive. Sellers can contribute to the buyers closing costs; therefore, a buyer can get in a home (0 comments)
How would you want to be treated? - 02/15/09 11:37 PM
Today was another typical Sunday. I arrive home from church just in time for my phone to start ringing. My first call of the day was a buyer. A brand new prospect, with nothing to sell, already pre-approved, and has about 4% to put down. Yes, God does answer prayers! I was so excited in the conversation that I didn't think to ask the question "are you presently working with a Realtor". As the conversation progressed and we set our appointment to view this home, it dawned on me that a buyer this prepared had to be working with an agent. I popped (16 comments)
Does your state or region require home inspections? - 02/15/09 11:11 PM
Is a home inspection necessary? Did someone ever ask that question or am I just dreaming? Why would someone not conduct a home inspection? Is it because they are not required by law? Is it because the buyer wants to save his money? Is it because Uncle or Dad knows all about construction and can give their opinion? Home inspections are not required in the state of Kentucky when purchasing a home. Therefore, I am often ask a series of questions about the home inspection. The dialog usually goes something like this. Question #1: "Do you think the home inspection is really necessary"? My Answer: "You (5 comments)
Is there life out there? - 02/10/09 09:03 PM
"Is there life out there"? Wasn't that a song or at least words of a song? I believe it was sung by Reba McIntyre. If my memory recalls correctly, it was about an overwhelmed mother that was wondering if "there was life out there and how there was so much she didn't know". This is exactly how I feel with all the technology involved in real estate. I have to say that I feel like I am asking myself everyday if "there is life out there". Every second I have I am spending time trying to figure out the next and greatest tool to use in my business. Sometimes I (10 comments)
Ditch the realtor magazines and use AR! - 02/07/09 10:17 PM
I had a few minutes to kill earlier today while I was waiting on my daughter's ballgame to begin and I pulled out a Realtor magazine I had in the car. I read the first article and thought "AR had a better post on this topic yesterday". I thumbed to another article on SEO optimization and right away realized that I was being sold on a bad baggage of goods because of a post I had read on AR. Well, I thought I would give the magazine another try and went to my third article and right away I knew the (15 comments)
Keeneland or The Kentucky Derby? - 02/07/09 09:37 PM
Have you ever made a "bet" at the Keeneland Race Track in Lexington, Kentucky? If so, I "bet" you didn't bother to take the twenty minute drive west to the small town of Lawrenceburg. Have you ever made a "bet" at the Kentucky Derby in Louisville, Kentucky? If so, I "bet" you didn't bother to take the forty-five minute drive to the friendly town of Lawrenceburg. As a matter of fact, I would bet that you didn't even know that Lawrenceburg is centrally located between these two metropolitan cities of Kentucky. Thus, Lawrenceburg has many options for dining, shopping, and entertainment in (3 comments)
Come home to the lovely Lawrenceburg, KY. It is not where the buffalo roam, but the deer sure do play. Sometimes it is hard during our deer season to miss them as they go prancing across the highways. We record many deer in the headlights accidents.
Another item of interest in the rolling hills of Anderson County are the beautiful farms. There are some farmers that still raise tobacco and several that raise corn and hay crops. Lawrenceburg is only about 10,000 people and life is ran at a much slower pace than the big city (1 comments)
AR members replace TUMS! - 02/06/09 12:54 AM
Wow, it has been an active week on AR for me! I had a featured blog and didn't even know what that meant. Created a lot more indigestion. My TUMS ran out after about 15 minutes of searching AR for all the answers. Then it dawned on me, "ask the people leaving the comments". So that is what I did and I didn't have to run to Walmart to get more TUMS! I thank all my fellow Active Rainers that commented and answered all my silly questions like, what is a gold star, what is a feature, and why am I getting so many comments? AR members became my TUMS! The same (7 comments)
Do you need a real estate tune up? - 02/04/09 11:45 PM
Part of being a great real estate agent is to put yourself first and take care of YOU! How many times have you not gone to the gym because that client called and you went running the wrong direction? Instead of running at the gym, you ran right to the client's house. You conducted a great listing presentation and ate the cake they offered after signing up the listing. Great job! You met your goal for the week. You have that listing. How about that time for you to work on you and your health? Down the tube for this day! (12 comments)
Why live in Lawrenceburg KY? - 02/04/09 10:59 PM
Oh, there's no place like home? Where have you heard that before? Well, Dorothy wanted to go home to Kansas, but I want to stay at home in Lawrenceburg, Kentucky. Why, you might ask. Have you ever seen the rolling hills of central Kentucky? Just drive about 25 miles west of Lexington, past Keeneland Race Track and the beautiful horse farms, then you enter this quiet, little community called Lawrenceburg.
Lawrenceburg is known for it great schools, low crime rate and family environment. We are a bedroom community to our state capital, Frankfort and our larger cities, Lexington and Louisville. A lot of (2 comments)
Wild turkey whiskey and wild weather in Lawrenceburg Kentucky! - 02/03/09 07:56 PM
I know many of you wish you lived in Lawrenceburg, Kentucky where Wild Turkey Whiskey is distilled on a daily basis. We have, not only a good whiskey, but some real interesting stories of when some have nipped too long on the wild drink. I can't share all the stories in my blog, so come visit our quaint exciting town! Have some of you been wondering if last weeks ice storm stalled the Wild Turkey production? No need for alarm. Our town made sure to keep the electric and water supply available to keep the Wild Turkey flowing! Last report is that there is still plenty to go around. I haven't partaken of this wild drink even though I was (4 comments)
Did you see the Andy Griffith Show when Barney decided to become a real estate agent? As I have been sitting here reading blogs, there have been several featured tonight talking about honesty. Is honesty the best option? Do I need to be honest about the price or tell the seller what they want to here? Well, take time to watch Barney act as a real estate agent. I believe there is a lesson for us as agents to learn in this episode.
Andy had to help Barney see the error of his ways by "not telling the whole (4 comments)
The #1 Tip for Being a Successful Agent - 02/02/09 09:34 PM
As a managing broker, I am often asked "What is the number one tip you can give me to be successful in this business"? For a short span of time, I told my agents to prospect, prospect, and prospect. Everything they did should involve around prospecting. After awhile I realized that many were not being successful. Then as I observed my agents behaviors, I noticed right away what may be the cause of their failure. The agents were failing to plan. I thought everyone knew that they had to plan their day and work their plan. I quickly realized that they were (12 comments)
Ever had AR indigestion? - 02/02/09 09:11 PM
I joined active rain about six weeks ago and posted a blog. Nothing happened, nothing fell out of the sky, and I didn't have a big deal fall in my lap. Therefore, I decided last week that I might need to do more. So I logged onto AR and started exploring the site. Now I think I am suffering from information overload or is it AR indigestion? Have you ever read so much on this site that you don't know what to do next. I have read so much on SEO and REO that I think I am a WEIRDO. How can someone sit and read (94 comments)
Are relationships in real estate important? - 02/01/09 02:38 PM
I just came home from church today and was thinking about some material I read in Sunday School. It talked about the importance Jesus Christ put on RELATIONSHIPS. We are commanded in Mark 12:28-34 to "Love your neighbor as yourself". God created us for RELATIONSHIPS. Is that why he made Eve for Adam? I believe so. Now I realize that a life without RELATIONSHIPS would probably be much easier and simpler. There would be less pain and maybe Adam would still even be in the garden. However, think what Adam would have missed. A life without companionship and the wonder of children. Have you (3 comments)
Have you used the Listing Router on AR? - 02/01/09 10:58 AM
I am new to Active Rain and I have been clicking throughout the site. I ran across the listing router and was curious if anyone had used that feature. Has it been helpful? If you are using it, will you continue? Is the listing router a great way to get leads off the internet?
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