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investor: Active Rain One Year Later - 07/11/07 12:44 PM
Active RainOne year later July 11, 2007 is Active Rain 1st Anniversary. More than 37,000 real estate professional and support personal this site provides skills and knowledge for all to learn. To join Active Rain community, you will find the membership is most helpful. Since I join back in February 2007, I have increase my knowledge base on the real estate market as well as blogging technique. The cost is just my time. I am a Full Time Realtor and very proud of that fact. With more than twenty years of real estate experience from personal to helping others. I have just (8 comments)
investor: Is the quality of Real Estate Agents slipping? - 07/05/07 08:53 PM
Is the quality of Real Estate Agents slipping? I am finding a large amount of agents not pushing to close deals. In the real estate business for over twenty years and personally as an investor I think we are seeing a new type of agent evolving. Gone are the days of returning calls and given out business cards. First of all, agents do not like to give out their business cards. More times than not I find myself asking for a business card after I have given my business card. I was taught when you give something you expect to receive something. Think (14 comments)
investor: SFR Most Common Property - 06/24/07 02:57 AM
Super Size Homes More than 20 percent of homes in 2005 had four or more bedrooms. That's up 3 percent from 2000 levels according to the Census Bureau. That's one in five homes. Utah led the country with this trend. Single family residents are the most common type of property. Apartment complexes with more than 10 units are the next most popular type of property.
New home construction in Sugar Lane Estate is booming. The new homes are a short commute to New Orleans. Located on the West Bank of St. John the Baptist Parish, located 12 miles West of Laplace. Builders are offing new home construction packages (one price for lot and house). You may personalize your package to include interior and exterior colors. Sugar Lane Estate is protected by Covenants and Architectural Review committee. Flood insurance is very affordable due to the Flood zone. At present time, the starting prices start at $189,000k. Agents are on duty every Sunday to show available Model's very Sunday (0 comments)
investor: Country Cottage Estate Montz LA - 06/05/07 10:03 PM
Montz, La. New home construction in Country Cottage Estate is booming. The new homes are a short commute to New Orleans. Located 12 miles West of I 310 / Airline Exit. Builders are offing new home construction packages (one price for lot and house). You may personalize your package to include interior and exterior colors. Country Cottage Estate is protected by Covenants and Architectural Review committee. Flood insurance is very affordable due to a No Flood zone. At present time, the starting prices start at $230,000k. Call Frank Rubi 504 319 9696 or emailto: email@example.com for a viewing and to meet with a builder. Frank (2 comments)
investor: Destrehan Real Estate Market Conditions - 05/21/07 05:49 AM
Destrehan Real Estate Market ConditionsDestrehan Real EstateWe here at the Specialize Real Estate Services, Inc. continuously monitor local real estate statistics to keep our clients informed and ahead of the real estate trends. Below you will find Destrehan's real estate statistic for the 4th week of April 2007.Homes on the market: 57Number of homes entering escrow: 5 Number of homes closing escrow (sold): 1 Number of homes expiring: 0 To find the value of your home with a free, over-the-net home eval, please visit: http://www.7824.com/ or emailto: firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like a free list of homes for sale in this area/neighborhood, would like more (0 comments)
investor: Trouble with Point 2 Agent Web Site - 04/08/07 05:34 PM
Anyone having trouble with their Point 2 Agent web site. I have email them asking for help but they have not responded as of this writing. I had no problem, when it was free. I recently, upgraded to Professional and now this. My feature listings on my Home Page are duplicating each other. Check your sites and let me know if your experiencing any trouble. My next thought is to request to downgrade to standard or the free site and move to a new service. If you have a web site service that has been great to work with let me know. (9 comments)
investor: 15,000 Points in 45 days - 04/08/07 12:57 AM
15,000 Points in 45 days. Today we pass the 15,000 points. I found Active Rain on February 19, 2007. How I reach this point is by participating at every level. Although, I am not as witty as most writers; I enjoy the challenge. My posts are drawn from my various experiences of the last 22 years in the practice of real estate. In addtion to posting blogs, I add comments to all post that I visit. I enjoy reading most post. I have also invite other to join Active Rain and posted various pictures of local interest. My favorite thing I like (22 comments)
investor: Difficult Sellers - 04/06/07 07:12 PM
How do you handle a difficult seller? How do you handle a seller who wants full asking price offers only? I have a seller who does not want to even hear about an offer that is just short of full asking price. To top this one off, the wife wants the house only shown if she has had time to clean up. Preferably on her days off from work. I will have a heart to heart with this couple shortly. Do you have a story to share. (9 comments)
Recently, I am noticing more and more agents when they are viewing my listing they are not presenting a business card. Is this a new trend? I go thru about 1000 cards a month. I give them to everyone even other agents. You never know when you my need to contact me. I also save business cards. I can not remember everyone phone number like I used too. What is your take on this trend? Do agents not want to spend money on business cards? I will continue to give my cards out (36 comments)
investor: Garmin 330 GPS - 04/06/07 01:09 PM
Garmin 330 GPS I have used the Garmin 330, since the beginning of the year. It has a number of times shown value by finding property with relative ease. In New Orleans, where street signs have not made a come back using GPS is a great find. Recently, on a weekend outing the Garmin 330 GPS relieve us of any thought of using a map. The biggest problem with using a GPS is having trust. You must relie on the GPS which is hard to over come. The GPS via voice control will tell you how to get to your destination. It (9 comments)
investor: Jeff Wilhelms's Top Agent Toolbox - 04/06/07 08:22 AM
Has anyone used Jeff Wilhelm's' Top Agent Toolbox? I have been getting email's asking to buy his system. The bottom line is $547.00 or 3 payments of $199.00. If you have used his system please let us know. If this system in not worth it, I will place on my junk mail list. The email seems to work. It has my attention I thought I would for others option. Thanks for sharing your views on this system. (41 comments)
investor: Activity Report in Greater New Orleans, La. - 04/06/07 08:15 AM
How is activity in your area? Spring has arrived and so has the buyers in my area. The property price range that is moving so fast we cant keep up is in the $150-200K. I have one listing that in the first 10 days had four offers. The buyers are presenting near asking price bids. In this case the seller needs a closing date after school let out. These buyers are having difficult working with this. Other listings, in the range $200k - $250 are starting to show similar action. Our firm, Specialize Real Estate Services, Inc. http://www.sresinc.com/ as a whole is (2 comments)
This Sugar Lane Estate home is new construction. A three bedroom and two full bath. All electric home on a 70 x 120 lot. Sugar Land Estate is approximate 45 minutes to New Orleans and Baton Rouge, La. In a beautiful country like setting, a brand new subdivision. Two car attach garage and a nice covered patio.
Just a short walk to the Mississippi River Levee.
Additional features include: Ceiling fans, Central Air and Heat, Cable TV, More information go to http://www.7824.com/
investor: 0 Georgine Dr. Wallace, La. Sugar Lane Estate - 04/04/07 05:14 PM
0 Georgine Dr. Wallace, La. This Sugar Lane Estate home is new construction. Master bedroom has tray ceilings. Dining room and bedroom has vaulted ceilings. 9Ft ceiling throughout. Great room has 10Ft ceiling. Brand New construction. A must see. Sugar Land Estate is approximate 45 minutes to New Orleans and Baton Rouge, La. In a beautiful country like setting, a brand new subdivision. Two car attach garage and a nice covered patio. Just a short walk to the Mississippi River Levee. Additional features include: Ceiling fans, Central Air and Heat, Cable TV, All electric home. A must see. More information go to http://www.7824.com/ (0 comments)
investor: Sugar Lane Estate Wallace, La. - 04/03/07 08:44 PM
Sugar Land Estate New Development on the West Bank of St. John the Baptist Parish Wallace, La. Sugar Land Estate is approximate 45 minutes to New Orleans and Baton Rouge, La. In a beautiful country like setting, sits a brand new subdivision. As of this writing only 4 new homes are occupy. The minimum square footage is 1600. This area will consist of all brick homes sitting on slabs. The community is a short walk to the Mississippi River Levee for its glory and view. Easy access is made possible due to the Mississippi River bridge crossing only one eight of mile (0 comments)
investor: How to Add News and Events to Localism - 04/03/07 07:38 PM
How do you ad News and Events to Localism? Also, if you're an agent from a different area working a particular community, how do you add your views to the new area you are working using the agent and brokers tab? I am able to upload photos thanks to the help of our fellow Active Rain members. Thanks in Advance (1 comments)
investor: New Orleans Medical Workers Needed - 04/01/07 09:54 PM
Medical workers are in short supply in the Greater New Orleans area. Affordable housing for medical is coming to the fore front here in New Orleans. The medical staff includes all disciplines: Doctors, Register Nurses, Respiratory Therapist, and all the remaining allied health professionals are in short supply. Since Hurricane Katrina, many health care professional have relocated due to their home being lost or badly damage. The average pay for all medical personal has increase about 50% compared to Pre Katrina pay. My thought is how we as Real Estate Professional, can help bring back these professionals which we all need. We (2 comments)
investor: How to Add Pictures to Localism - 04/01/07 10:51 AM
How to Add Pictures to Localism How do you add pictures to localism? I see where others have added photos for our state but no links to upload etc... I have tried to enter as Blog post but no luck. I am new and it shows. I have some great pictures of the New Orleans Home and Garden Show I am trying to post for all to enjoy. Thanks in Advance. (6 comments)
investor: Louisiana Superdome, New Orleans, La. - 03/31/07 10:50 PM
New Orleans Home and Garden Show The Louisiana Superdome is the site for the New Orleans Home and Garden Show. We visited the show on Saturday evening. It appears most vendors were involved with the rebuilding of property damage during Hurricane Katrina. There were two model modular homes on the floor of the Superdome for exhibit. Over all the show was nice. The crowd in my estimate was not to pre Katrina level. (0 comments)
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