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WWW.HOUSEHUNT.COM - HERE WE GO AGAIN -ANOTHER LEAD GENERATION SYSTEM - 09/28/07 07:42 PM
I got a call yesterday from a lady from www.househunt.com. She was telling me how good their company is and how it would improve my business tremendously if I would accept leads from their company. They give out two leads a day. Their leads are exclusively for you - That what she said. She said that every real estate agent that utilizes their services have made an additional $72,000 a year. So that said,I want to know if any of the brilliant and creative minds on this site uses www.househunt.com. Honestly speaking,I HATE LEAD GENERATION SYSTEMS. They sell the (179 comments)
WHAT DO YOU DO IF YOU CAN'T PULL SOME GOOD COMPS ON A EXPIRED LISTING THAT YOU ARE TRYING TO GET? - 09/21/07 05:07 PM
I just called this homeowner who had a home on sale in a certain area but the listing agreement just expired. He told me to e-mail him information about me,my company,why I should be the listing agent for his property and some comps because some real estate agents have already called him about trying to re-list his property. I did just about everything trying to get some good comps. I even went outside of the Subdivision and did just the zip code for comps in his neighborhood for the past year or so. Any advice? Please help me. To receive your free list of "Houses (11 comments)
I am sure some of you real estate professionals know about this site. But this is for the real estate professionals who does not know about this site. I am sure if you either Google,Ask,Yahoo or whatever,For sale by Owner,It will bring up a bunch of websites that promises to give you a ton of For Sale By Owners and you get absolutely crappy leads once you have paid like $39 or $49 a month,some even more. Well, I ran across a website a while ago that you can actually access a list of For Sale By (74 comments)
MOST EXPENSIVE ZIP CODES IN THE U.S - 09/17/07 10:13 PM
I was online when I ran across this article. So I decided to share it everyone. Is your zipcode on the list? Mine is not. Maybe in about five years or so,I will own one of the most expensive zip codes in the U.S. Anyway click on the link to read the full story. You'll be surprised to see the cities that made the list. Most Expensive ZIP Codes - Forbes.com
Looking for a Washington DC Real Estate Agent that will help you buy or sell your next house or want a "Free Real Estate Market Report" in your area of choice? (10 comments)
POST FOR POINTS OR POSITION? - 09/14/07 09:07 PM
When I first became a Active Rain member sometime last year,I really didn't know the affect that this website would have on me. This website is like a addiction. I am a writer and we writes can write all day if nobody stops us.Besides once this week when I was really tired,I make it a norm to either blog to someone's post or write a post myself everyday. I love reading other people's post. I have learned a whole lot from just about every single post that I have read on here. I only wished that I would've discovered this (29 comments)
RE-CHARGE YOUR BUSINESS FOR MORE SUCCESS! - 09/09/07 05:14 PM
If you are like me,my business needs a kick it in the you know what. I set some goals. But honestly speaking,the reason I haven't really accomplished some of my goals because I didn't improve on what was working for me and I didn't eliminate things that wasn't working for me at all. And when some things are not working at all,you might need to take a step back to re-evaluate the situation and try to figure out what you can do to help breathe life into parts or areas of your business. I guess it can be like a car (5 comments)
HELP WITH SOME REAL ESTATE INVESTING BOOKS/CD-ROMS/DVD'S. ANY RECOMMENDATIONS? - 09/07/07 09:15 PM
Right now, I am reading a Real Estate Investing for Dummies - It is a very good read so far. But I want to know if any one of you have read,reading or listening to any good books or cd's on the topic "Real Estate Investing" I say that because it looks like a lot of books in bookstores now are like infomercial so I don't even bother with them. I really don't know much about real estate investing that's why I am reading the Dummies book. I am thinking of also joining a Real Estate Investing Club and possibly take (6 comments)
ORGANIZE YOUR HOME - 09/07/07 09:04 PM
Are you overwhelmed with clutter in your house? If you are,this post is for you. Here are some tips that I will like to share with you. When removing clutter,be scrupulous of the items and their purpose when deciding what to keep. Set small goals, so you'll feel less stressed to get things done all at once. Plan different days to clean each room. Discard or donate any old collection that you no longer treasure, books and magazines,broken equipment, and any other odds and ends for which you have no need. Start with an area of your home that (7 comments)
Does the front of your home look appealing? I strongly recommend you to consider these tips to help you spruce up the appearance of your home or listing to help increase the home's value. Maintain your landscaping. Mow and water the lawn regularly to keep it green. Trim trees and prune shrubs. Remove debris and keep the sideways clean. Give your weatherworn front door a fresh coat of paint or replace it with a new one. Adding new hardware such as a door knocker,numbers, and a latch can give your entrance an updated look. Make yoru entry (6 comments)
THE 10,000 BLOG CLUB - 09/07/07 08:40 PM
Finally,after posting blogs,commenting on people's blog and joining blog groups,I am finally in the 10,000 BLOG CLUB. I took a whole lot of blogging but I finally made it. I feel so happy because I feel like I accomplished something. With how things have been going in this real estate market,I will take anything that would make me happy right now. I also want to thank the great real estate agents who I have learned from here on Active Rain-Too many of you all to name. Real Estate Agents like you are the reason why I keep coming back to this site on a daily basis (8 comments)
HOMEOWNER WITH DEMENTIA WANTS TO SELL HIS HOME. WHAT WOULD YOU DO? - 09/06/07 09:46 PM
I was just curious to find out. As real estate professionals,our clients come from all different areas with all having different issues. So I was just curious. Say for instance,a married couple needs you to help them sell their home. Problem: Only the husband's name is on the deed and the wife's name is not. And the husband is the one who has dementia. What do you do? Active Rain members,I need your help and advice on this one. What will you do?
To receive a free list of "Houses for sale in Washington DC",please give me a call at your (12 comments)
PRESIDENT BUSH OFFERS AID AS FORECLOSURES SOAR - 09/03/07 10:08 PM
I was watching the news last friday night about President Bush trying to help struggling homeowners across the nation. The package of changes that he outlined in a Rose Garden ceremony includes legislation proposed by Michigan's Sen. Debbie Stabenow that is supposed to help ease the income tax burden on homeowners who real estate analysis strike debt-ridden deals with their lenders. I agree with President Bush (which is very rare) when he said that it is not the Government's job to bail out people who made bad decisions when it came time to buy a home they knew they couldn't afford. However,they have to (5 comments)
TWO THINGS NOT TO PUT ON YOUR CREDIT APPLICATION - 09/03/07 09:22 PM
I was reading a print out the other day when I went to this place trying to meet some potential home buyers. Anyway,this is what it said at the bottom of the print out. Did you know? Entering a post office box as your address on a credit application can pull your score down by 12 points. Also,providing a cell phone number can have the same effect. I didn't even know this. I thought that I share this with everyone because a lot of people who don't have good credit or no credit for that matter might want to improve their credit score (6 comments)
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