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September 2011 Absorption Rates for Shreveport/Bossier City - 10/21/11 04:29 PM
The Absorption Rate is the ability of the real estate market to absorb or sell all of the houses for sale in a given amount of time. For example, if 100 homes are sold every month and there are 1200 homes for sale, it will take 12 months to sell all of the homes currently for sale. If there are 2400 homes for sale, the absorption rate will be 24 months or 2 years for all of the homes to sell. It is important to remember that this does not take into account the number of houses will be listed, and (1 comments)
Tiburon 3rd Quarter Update - 10/11/11 10:17 PM
I’m trying to Go Green and will begin posting our quarterly updates on here. I will send reminders to look for them on the internet, but will eventually only notify you of the postings via the Tiburon Community Facebook page. Part of this change comes from the request to separate the Tiburon Sales from the Villages Sales for the purpose of averaging the sales. I will have more room to explain the averages on here!
Tiburon 3rd Quarter Sales Below are the properties that have sold in both Tiburon and The Villages
During the 3rd Quarter of 2011, (0 comments)
Have a Remarkable Week! - 10/10/11 12:21 AM
"I was pleased that I got what I paid for, that the food was properly cooked, that they honored their contract, that the roller coaster worked, that there was no trash on the ground and that the staff looked me in the eye. But what really blew me away was _____" By definition, whatever goes in the blank is an extra, more than you had to do. But what you must do to be considered remarkable. (Remarkable is what we call something we remark on). [Seth Godin, Blog Post: "...but what really blew me away..." October, 9, 2011]
When we visit anywhere, we always want to do what the “locals” do. We want a non-commercial, real people, a real experience. My husband and I not only when we travel but also when we PCS to a new area. I have been working on hitting all the “must-do” things in Shreveport-Bossier myself, and reporting back to you the awesomeness that I experience. This time I wanted to give you a heads up on a experience you can take part in before it happens!
Herby K’s is a great Shreveport experience, with great food and great people. Next Sunday (1 comments)
Yesterday, the Louisiana Department of Education released the School Performance Scores for the state, and for the first time in was done with the same A-F system of grading that is used to evaluate students. In the past the scores were given in the form of star ratings, using the scoring system below.
There are more than 1300 schools in the State of Lousiana and out of them only 98 schools receive an “A” grade. Out of those 98 schools, 10 of them were in Northwest Louisiana and eight of those are in our area! To see the full (0 comments)
You Love This House - Stop Looking For Another! - 10/03/11 09:04 AM
I have never completely understood this phenomenom. People painfully look at several other homes, just to reassure them selves that one is "the one!" I know, they know, everyone knows which house they want, so why waste our time, when we could be buying the house you really want? Check out Gabrielle's blog below for some great tips on why you should just bite the bullet and buy the home you really want! Via Gabrielle Kamahele Rhind, Broker/Owner (KGC Properties LLC, Tucson Property Management & Real Estate): I know I know, people can't help it - they start looking to buy a (1 comments)
In the Barksdale AFB area we saw a slight rise in homes values when the Global Strike Command moved in. Now that they are almost all here we have seen prices begin to drop in the area. They are not dropping dramatically, just back to the pre-Global Strike real estate market. Unfortunately, that is putting a lot of military personnel in a tough situation. A lot people bought during that time, and now are PCSing to other areas. The problem (0 comments)
Make an offer, not a suggestion to purchase - 10/02/11 10:37 PM
I like it! Buying a home is not a game, and if you truly want a property why not make an offer like you want to buy it? Andrea made some good points with her post below. If you are going to play games with a seller, at least let them know you are serious. Show you are capable of buying (pre-qual or proof of funds), willing to buy if you can get the deal together (Deposit) and PUT IT IN WRITING! Via Andrea Swiedler - REALTOR - Greater New Milford CT, Litchfield & Fairfield Cnty (Prudential Connecticut Realty, New Milford CT): When you (2 comments)
When I have clients moving to the area they always ask what they should definitely do when while in Shreveport-Bossier City. Locals have a long list of things they recommend, but it is hard to recommend them until I experience them personally. One thing I have found being a military spouse is that the area we are stationed in is only as good as I make it. The only way to truly enjoy yourself is to immerse yourself in the culture. This morning I experienced yet another great part of the Shreveport-Bossier City area… Southern Maid Donuts.
The Absorption Rate is the ability of the real estate market to absorb or sell all of the houses for sale in a given amount of time. For example, if 100 homes are sold every month and there are 1200 homes for sale, it will take 12 months to sell all of the homes currently for sale. If there are 2400 homes for sale, the absorption rate will (1 comments)
Preparing Your Home for Today’s Market: Do's & Don’ts From a Morris County Stager - 10/01/11 10:01 PM
Check out these great tips for preparing your home to sell from a Home Staging professional. Remember that by the time a buyer gets to your property it has already met the majority of their requirements (price, location, size, etc), so it is up to you to show them this is the home for them! Via Kristine Ginsberg (Morris County, NJ: Elite Staging and Redesign, LLC): Preparing Your Home for Today’s Market: Do's & Don’ts From a Morris County Stager Don’t: 1. Not listen to your Realtor, and list your home above fair market value – today’s fair market value, not 6 years (3 comments)
Follow the Leader! - 10/01/11 09:47 PM
I thought this was a great video and had to share it with my friends. It is amazing how all the cows follow the RC car. Would the car be (1) or (2)??? Via Didi Doolittle Vail, CO Realtor 970.232.8225 (Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate, Solaris Vail Office): What defines a “leader”? lead·erNoun/ˈlēdər/ 1. The person who leads or commands a group, organization, or country. 2. A person followed by others. Well, then, if that’s what a leader really is, this video has one of the best leaders I’ve ever seen… a remote control car.
So often we are told by our brokers and coaches that… “when you’re #1” or “when you’re the top agent,” but what if you don’t aspire to be #1, or #2 or even #3 for that matter? Most might ask what you are doing in this business if you are not aspiring to be the best? Well to me, being #1 and being the best are polar opposites. In fact, I want to be the best! I want my clients to refer me to their friends and family because I worked harder for them than they could ever imagine; that (3 comments)
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