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Ahhh…Finally, a Day Off! Cooking Up a Storm…The Day in the Life of a Busy Realtor - 03/22/08 10:49 PM
March 22nd, 2008 Categories: Home Style, Keller Williams, Maple Grove Stuff, My Listings, Outside of the Box, Real Estate News, Riverwood National Golf Course, Taste Minnesota, The Good Life, Twin City Sellers After six weeks of sitting the Parade of Homes and taking care of my sellers, it’s finally Easter weekend. OK, I spent four hours in the office today (ask Jen Crockett at my Keller Williams Market Center…I was there!) but I still felt like it was a bit of a vacation. I haven’t figured out why I feel that way. Maybe no appointments. Maybe I figured no one would (3 comments)
This question for Realtors came up on Trulia.com recently: As a Realtor, which professional accreditations (Such as GRI, ABR, CRS, SRES, etc.) do feel are: 1. Most meaningful, information wise? 2. Understood by Clients, Buyers and Sellers? 3. Have had a marked impact on your business? Here’s my answer on Realtor Accreditations:
As a Realtor, I believe that the most meaningful designation for me, as far as other Realtors go, is that I have my broker’s license. I have had plenty of education, especially since I work for Keller Williams Realty. The training is phenomenal. We have (2 comments)
Empty Houses in North Minneapolis are Demolition Candidates - Uhhh…Gee, Do Ya Think So? - 03/17/08 11:38 PM
After viewing hundreds of homes in North Minneapolis with my clients and seeing the obvious decay of some homes, it's clear that they should be demolished. The main issues are serious mold intrusion, dilapidated flooring, walls and ceilings, buckling and cracking cement floors in the basement, roof rot and subsequent surrounding areas, such as soffits, venting, etc., etc., etc. The Strib came out with this story today: One estimate says a third of foreclosed homes in north Minneapolis should probably be demolished. By STEVE BRANDT, Star Tribune <!-- End Sidebar -->
One-third of the foreclosed houses inspected so far in (5 comments)
Plymouth and Maple Grove: Where Did All the Restaurants Go? Big Changes in the Northwest Suburbs - 03/14/08 01:40 AM
The slow death of the northwest restaurants. Hopps, Doolittles, Krispie Creme, Friday’s, Rudolph’s in Plymouth, Green Mill in Maple Grove…what else? I can’t recall. Well, I know there are a lot more. Don’t feel like mentioning any more. Anyway, they’re goners. When my husband, Tony, and I first moved to Minnesota, we used to go to Read the rest of this entry » (0 comments)
It’s My Duty to Inform You - Why You Need to Buy a Home Now - Not Later! - 03/11/08 03:31 PM
While today’s market plays to their advantage, buyers, who should be swooping in to make the most of reduced housing costs and favorable interest rates, are sitting by, waiting. It is up to me, as a competent and informed real estate agent, to mobilize my potential buyers to invest in home ownership now. When the market turns, today’s bargains will be yesterday’s missed opportunities. While it is conceivable that home prices may drop further, it is likely that these decreased prices will be accompanied by increased financing costs due to rate cuts by the Fed. This means that...read more at TwinCityRealEstateChat.com (4 comments)
Seven Steps To Buying Your Next Home - You now have no excuses! Here’s how to do it! - 03/02/08 01:36 AM
Step One: Define your needs. Congratulations on your decision to purchase a new home! Before you go house hunting, it's a good idea to define what kind of home and neighborhood would best suit your desires and needs and make a wish list. Share this list with me, your real estate agent. The finer the details, the more effective your home search will be. To further define your needs, you may want to divide your lists into negotiable and non-negotiable items, so I can operate with some flexibility when scouting for homes on your behalf. That's step one... (0 comments)
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