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Getting Motivated! - 03/31/07 09:36 PM
I went to the Tim Ferry Tag Event this week and got motivated. Tim said we need to get back to the basics and make as many phone calls as we could every day. We went on a 20 min break and were expected to set an appointment. I made two phone calls and set one appointment to meet with a seller and talk about a price reduction. The next day I met with the sellers and got the price reduction. The next day I called all my sellers and started calling past clients that did not buy last year. Friday I (0 comments)
Weekday Open House? - 03/28/07 01:35 AM
I read a story in last months Real Estate Magazine about a Realtor doing a open house every day for one year and thought I would try it out. I started doing open houses at my vacant listings and have been having a great response. I have been getting a few people per day walking in and were not working with a agent yet. If I keep doing a open house every day and only get 1 contact per week that turns into a transaction later this year. That adds up to a lot of happy past clients that can refer (2 comments)
Problem with bank owned properties! - 03/28/07 01:28 AM
I just wanted to check to see if other agents are having the same problem as me. I wrote an offer for my buyers on a bank owned property. It is taking for ever just to get the title company and listing agent to respond to me. The bank made us use a title company in southern CA and the property is in the Sacramento area. The listing agent says the bank does not have to fill out any disclosures. Don't they have to at least send us diclosures saying they don't know anything about the property? (2 comments)
Natomas MLS Tour - 03/17/07 11:06 PM
Natomas MLS Tour & Meeting Just wanted to let everyone know about the Natomas MLS Realtor Tour Meetings When: Every Tuesday 9:00am - 10:00am (except the 1st Tuesday of the month) Location: Johnny Carino's Italian Restaurant 3860 Truxel Rd Get your listings on the tour in the 95833, 95834, and 95835 zip codes. They have great guest speakers and you get to promote your listings and meet other Realtors. If you want more information you can contact me or Yvette Ortega with Fidelity National Title (916) 600-5024 to get you house on tour. Thank you, Eddie Bigness (0 comments)
T-ball Parade on Opening Day in River Park - 03/10/07 10:51 PM
Well opening day went great. All the kids jumped into the back of my truck and we gave them bags of candy. We told them to throw one at a time and the candy was flying every where. There were people lined up on the streets for about 20 blocks watching the parade. Everyone had a lot of fun. Click the link to check out some photos. http://www.realestateshows.com/139863 (0 comments)
Total Remodel - 924 sq. ft 2 bed, 1 bath condo with Garage $114,999 - 03/10/07 12:24 AM
Just wanted to let everone know about this condo. It is one of the best deals in the complex. Over $40,000 in upgrades! Spacios 924 sq. ft, 2BR, 1 BA, Condo, with new HVAC units, new tile floors, new carpet, new granite counter tops, new stove, new sink, new garbage disposal, new washer and dryer, new roof, new paint, new doors, new dual pane windows, and more Click the link to see the photos. http://www.realestateshows.com/137147 (0 comments)
Just Listed Remodeled 2 bed, 1.5 1323sq. ft. Townhouse $160,000 - 03/10/07 12:15 AM
Just wanted to let everyone know about a new listing I took today. It is a 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath, 1323 sq. ft, townhouse that has all ne kitchen cabinets, new tile floors, new tile counter tops, new carpet, fresh paint, wash & dryer hook-ups, and much more. Click the link to see the slide show and get more information. http://www.realestateshows.com/139511
River Park T-ball Parade on Sat March 9th - 03/09/07 11:51 PM
Just wanted to let people know about the parade on Sat March 9th at 9:00am in River Park To get to Ciavarella: Coming into River Park down Carlson Dr, park anywhere along Moddison. Don't for get to bring a bag to put all the candy you catch in. The T-Ball team "The Tigers" will be in the back of my truck throwing candy at everyone. See ya at the field Saturday morning at 9:00am! (0 comments)
Real Estate Shows - 03/09/07 02:21 PM
I just wanted to let everyone know about a website I found last week. It is called www.RealEstateShows.com
You can make as many Real Estate Shows as you want for a year for only $125. Check out one of my shows. http://www.realestateshows.com/139511
Sacramento Car Wash - Great Deals For Realtors - 03/08/07 03:23 PM
I just wanted to let all the Realtors in the Sacramento area know about a great deal I found today. I got my car washed at 2334 Fair Oaks Blvd. Sacramento, CA 95825 today. They have a package you can buy for about $68.00 and you can have your car washed as many times as you want for 30 days. This is great because I have two kids, and need to get the car washed all the time, so it's clean for the clients. Just wanted to pass along the info. (0 comments)
How To Prepare Your House For Sale - 03/08/07 02:10 AM
Prepping and staging a house. Every seller wants her home to sell fast and bring top dollar. Does that sound good to you? Well, it's not luck that makes that happen. It's careful planning and knowing how to professionally spruce up your home that will send home buyers scurrying for their checkbooks. Here is how to prep a house and turn it into an irresistible and marketable home. Difficulty: Average Time Required: Seven to 10 Days Here's How: Disassociate Yourself With Your Home. Say to yourself, "This is not my home; it is a house -- a product to be sold much (0 comments)
How to Avoid Foreclosure - 03/08/07 02:07 AM
The guidance below (and in the "How to Avoid Foreclosure" pamphlet) is applicable to homeowners with FHA Insured loans. While a good deal of this information may apply to all homeowners in danger of losing their homes, not all of the foreclosure avoidance tools mentioned may be available to you if you have a VA or conventional loan. Additionally, HUD/FHA does not have any Loss Mitigation oversight over VA or conventional loans. Please contact your lender or a housing counseling agency. Q: What Happens When I Miss My Mortgage Payments? Foreclosure may occur. This is the legal means that your lender can (1 comments)
Common Questions from First-time Homebuyers - 03/08/07 02:05 AM
Why should I buy, instead of rent? Answer: A home is an investment. When you rent, you write your monthly check and that money is gone forever. But when you own your home, you can deduct the cost of your mortgage loan interest from your federal income taxes, and usually from your state taxes. This will save you a lot each year, because the interest you pay will make up most of your monthly payment for most of the years of your mortgage. You can also deduct the property taxes you pay as a homeowner. In addition, the value of your (1 comments)
Home Loans for Teachers - CalSTRS - 03/08/07 02:01 AM
CalSTRS (California State Teachers' Retirement System) and Provident Home Loans Inc. welcome you to the CalSTRS Home loan Program. The CalSTRS Home Loan Program was established in 1984 as a result of legislation that provided CalSTRS with a mortgage-backed investment opportunity, along with a source of home financing for its members and retirees. As of 2003, CalSTRS has purchased 32,139 loans- amounting to $3.9 billion. Now, 20 years after the CalSTRS Home Loan Program was launched, CalSTRS and Provident Home Loans Inc. are partnering together to offer CalSTRS members a great choice of mortgage loans with competitive rates, along with first-class (2 comments)
CAlPers Program Cost Savings - 03/08/07 01:55 AM
Program Cost Savings The CalPERS Member Home Loan Program has many features that can save you money during the home buying process. Each feature is designed to help you get the most value out of your loan and provide you with a sense of financial freedom. Choose from one of the options below to find out more. 60-Day and 90-Day Rate ProtectionAt the time of your loan application, you can lock in your interest rate for 60 or 90 days and get protection against market fluctuations. Other loan programs that offer shorter lock periods can leave you with a higher rate at close (0 comments)
Free Home Finding Service - 03/07/07 12:36 PM
Eddie Bigness with Keller Williams Realty and Sean Safholm with American Home Mortgage have combined forces in a newly formed strategic relationship with a licensed real estate company, Home Buyers Marketing II, Inc. (HBM II). HBM II provides area homebuyers with an innovative and FREE home finding service called the Home Buyers Scouting Report®. The Home Buyers Scouting Report® matches your personal home search criteria with properties that are currently listed for sale and in your price range. Online...available 24 hours a day! At your convenience, login to HBM II's private, password-protected website to view the listings that meet your home (3 comments)
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