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How I Use My Blog To Help Clients, Potential Clients, and Readers In General... - 10/26/09 09:34 AM
Bob Stewart recently challenged us to write a post explaining how we've actually used our blog to enhance our relationships with our clients....For me, there is a specific post that immediately came to mind for this challenge. Earlier this year, there was so much chatter about the tax credit, I felt compelled to write a post of my own regarding information I felt was important for people, in general, to know. I wanted my post to be informative so people that were first time homebuyers would understand it wasn't a simple matter of buy a house, get $8,000... After writing the post, I (9 comments)
Foto Friday...Tuesday Was Woodpecker Day... - 10/23/09 07:11 PM
I don't know what was going on Tuesday, but as I looked out the window I saw a HUGE bird on the side of my tree....I'd never noticed this type of bird around before so I went out to take a closer look... As I got closer I realized this was the real life version of WOODY WOODPECKER, LOL! I couldn't get over how large he/she was! After looking it up, it appears this species is the Pileated Woodpecker... It flew from tree to tree pecking here and there, always just out of the way to get a good shot with my (16 comments)
Just Attended an Architectural Styles Class Here in Indy... - 10/23/09 03:42 PM
Architectural Styles in Indianapolis If you know me, you know I'm fascinated by Architecture, old and new, which is exactly why the Architectural Styles course offered by the Historic Landmarks Foundation of Indiana appealed to me so much. I signed up a couple of months ago for the two hour course so I could get a better handle on the various styles found here in Indianapolis. Two hours flew by! It's a shame there were only five of us in attendance, but in actuality I'm happy it turned out that way because I think it gave us an opportunity to ask (6 comments)
Indianapolis Real Estate Agent Earns Real Estate Webographer Certification - 10/19/09 07:38 PM
Indianapolis Real Estate Agent Chanda Barrick Earns REAL ESTATE WEBOGRAPHERTM Certification. For Immediate Release Indianapolis, Indiana. 10-19-2009. Chanda Barrick has successfully completed the REAL ESTATE WEBOGRAPHERTM certification to join an elite group of real estate professionals who have earned the prestigious certification offered through the National Institute of Webographers, LLC. Chanda has successfully completed 12 courses including: Online Business Strategy, Agent Websites, Single-property Websites, Lead Generation and Management, Virtual Tours, CMA and AVM technology, Neighborhood Search, Online Transaction Management, Electronic Forms, Virtual Assistants, Mobile Technologies and Blogs. The REAL ESTATE WEBOGRAPHERTM certification teaches real estate professionals how to increase marketability by (4 comments)
I have a survey I'd like to implement on my site...I have the script snippet that I need to include in the body of my HTML, but I want this script to execute ONLY upon exit of my website....I keep finding little snippits here and there out on the web, but it doesn't explain what they are doing in english! Is this something that is really difficult to accomplish or is it simple to say "OnExit, execute script x"? Anybody know or have a buddy that could help me out? PLEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAASSSSSSEEEEEEE!!!!!
Queen/King of Google...Your 5 Minutes of Fame....Then Reality Sinks In... - 10/16/09 08:12 AM
I realy wish people understood that their post may be at the top of Google 5 minutes before it starts the downward spiral into the abyss of Google search results... I frequently see posts with people so excited they can hardly contain themselves because they made a post and it was in one of the top spots of the Google search results within a few minutes or hours after they posted... Here's a little secret folks....chances are, your post isn't going to stay there... When I first got into this whole blogging "thing", I too found myself oozing with excitement when I performed a (62 comments)
Follow-up to my Success With Answering a Question on Zillow... - 10/15/09 06:50 PM
Another Indianapolis (Oaklandon) Home Sold A few weeks ago I wrote a post in regards to how I answered a simple question on Zillow about an Indianapolis home for sale. The result of answering that simple question resulted in submitting a purchase agreement for that particular property. I was a bit skeptical because it seemed waaaaay too easy.... Well as it turns out, my client(s) have been a true pleasure to work with. The couple were originally from Indianapolis and moved to Florida many years ago. Their daughter wanted to buy her first home in her parents' home town...Incidentally in the same neighborhood (8 comments)
This is Exactly Why I Don't Think We Should Extend The Tax Credit... - 10/14/09 06:09 PM
I receive email updates to a thread regarding the $8,000 tax credit and read a comment today that convinces me more that we should not extend this credit unless there are more controls put in place. The commenter indicated that her sister never bought a home in 2009, yet she filed the amendment to receive the credit. She never bought a house and had no intentions of buying a house this year or anytime in the near future. Now you tell me if that's what we want our tax dollars going towards...Hearing stories like this make me realize, as always, people WILL (17 comments)
What are Your Thoughts About "By Referral Only" (Joe Stumpf)? - 10/14/09 11:41 AM
I really don't know how I got on the mailing list for this program, but I watched the 2 and a half hour video last night and am wondering if I should make the investment to buy the 17 CD program. I did some looking around and there's another program (the name of it slips my mind right now but apparently the guy that developed the other program started with By Referral Only) that has been posted about multiple times here in the rain..It doesn't seem like there's been as much emphasis on the By Referral Only Program. I'd like to ask (32 comments)
Via Joe Jackson (Keller Williams Capital Partners): I have been asked this many times. The web sites I have looked at simply say principle residence. But is your buy a 2 unit and live in one side, do you still get $8,000 or only $4,000? What is the situation if one buys a 4 unit? $8,000 or $2,000? If any one has the answer to this, I'd appreciate your response!
Hilarious Video on the REO "Robot" World... - 10/08/09 07:18 AM
If you've ever dealt with foreclosures then you can likely relate to this video. I have dealt with a few REO agents that are very much like this. But then again, at least the robot actually spoke to the poor buyer bot...In my world, I can't even get them to pick up the phone, return call or email...So in reality, I guess he made more progress than I have in the past... Enjoy! Via Ashley Myers (Manning & Company): Okay, I consider myself a "foreclosure specialist," but can't help but chuckle when I see this video. The demands can be so unreasonably high, (3 comments)
What can we expect in the aftermath of the $8,000 tax credit... - 10/06/09 09:06 AM
I was reading a fellow AR member's post this morning regarding the tax credit and whether or not it is really doing us any good in the long run. I have to agree...While it's been good in the short term, I am wondering how this credit is going to affect the market/economy in general within the next three years. How many people are rushing out to buy a home right now that may not realistically be ready to buy a home? They just wanted to get in, in time to get the "free" money. Are they fully aware of the strings attached? (12 comments)
Broad Ripple Village Real Estate Market Report, Indianapolis IN, September 2009 Data - 10/05/09 02:56 PM
Broad Ripple Village Real Estate Market Info Following is the market report for the area known as Broad Ripple Village as of October 5th 2009. Sales for Broad Ripple Village was down compared to August; however, this is typical as we begin to enter the "slow season" of real estate which is usually during the winter season... August 2009 total number of sales was up, 8 this year compared to 6 sold in August 2008. The major difference is that the average sales price last year was much higher than prices for this year's sales. The good news is...I suspect sales may pick (2 comments)
My plan is to provide neighborhood profiles for some of the more popular neighborhoods/communities in and around the Indianapolis area. In addition, information regarding the current market conditions in and around Indianapolis and any other news or information of interest.
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