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How much can weather impact the Real Estate Market??? - 03/31/08 02:40 PM
The weather has been sooo rainy here in White county! We have had severe flooding in areas in Southern White Co. some of the residents have really been hit hard. I think our buyers and sellers moods are effected when it's cloudy and cold and muddy everywhere, people arent in the house shopping mode! Sure some have to shop but those who don't probably put it off be it buying or listing. I think When the sun comes out and the grass gets green and beautiful again we will have a fantastic summer market. So to all White County agents (including me!) (5 comments)
Easter Sunday Blog! - 03/23/08 04:27 PM
Wow, I'm writing a blog on Easter Sunday, I must be crazy. I went to church this morning and after I tried to go to JC Penney and a few other places but the whole town seemed to be closed except Wal Mart of course. I was really irritated at the inconvenience as I drove from store to store only to find everything closed. I had to stop for a minute and think??? I guess I rarely slow down and I think most of us can say this about ourselves. In America we are very driven. We work non stop and keep (7 comments)
Have you "Arrived" in the real estate business? - 03/20/08 03:26 PM
One evening at our annual real estate convention I sat in the lobby of the hosting hotel and chatted with one of our local brokers from another firm in my town. He and I discussed what we think breeds success in our business. We didn't agree on all of it but I remembered when he said, "When you get in the mind set that you have "arrived" you better start worrying. That is a loose paraphrase. Anyway, what I think he meant was when you begin to get in the mindset of thinking you are on top, you begin having an attitude that others (1 comments)
So many people are afraid to list but they still want you to sell their property! - 03/20/08 01:18 PM
I get soooo many people asking me to sell their home or property but don't want to list it with me. I don't get it because if they are willing to pay a commission anyway, why not get the full treatment of advertising and MLS??? Most of the time I can't remember the details enough to actually ever sell something that I haven't listed. If people only knew how often we are told, I have a 3 bedroom 2 bath on 1.63 acres with a septic and a 100 year old oak tree in the back yard! Please don't be afraid to (0 comments)
Are rising fuel prices spinning out of control? - 03/18/08 03:06 PM
I have been amazed that the focus on the presidential campaigns has not been more on oil prices then it has been so far. The candidates have touched on it but I haven't heard any detailed plans on how to try to correct this massive problem. Has anyone heard anything from any of the candidates? I think this so called "recession" the media continually drones on about is in part, well the biggest part due to fuel prices. Fuel prices driving up the cost of everything we produce, everything we consume, its like a domino effect. I wonder however, does our federal government (5 comments)
A tip for Real Estate Professionals - 03/17/08 03:05 PM
My business has been a little slow the past few months, so I used allot of this time to try to come up with marketing ideas. Two things I decided to try, the first one was I purchased a personalized license plate frame and had a catchy little slogan engraved on the top portion and on the bottom I put my website address. The other was I decided I wanted to put my website on my for sale signs but I didn't want to buy new ones. So at the bottom of the frame where we insert sold, under contract etc.. I inserted my (8 comments)
WANTED.....advice from experienced travelors - 03/11/08 02:41 PM
If anyone has been to the Bahamas and/or Puerto Rico I need some advice. I am in the beginning stages of planning our family summer vacation. We go once a year and everytime I get on expedia to book I get mind boggled! We are trying to decide between the above mentioned destinations. I'm leaning toward the Bahamas but there are so many islands I can't figure out which one is the best. If anyone has been there and has any advice for me I would appreciate it! Jennifer (5 comments)
Gas & Oil exploration in White County, AR - 03/11/08 09:35 AM
I just wondered if anyone in White County is as excited as I am about the gas and oil exploration that is occuring in out towns. If BJ Services can purchase the land in Searcy for their regional headquarters they are expected to employ at least 150 workers probably more. This means jobs and revenue for Searcy!! I have read that gas extraction from Fayetteville Shale has been estimated to make over a 5 billion dollar impact in Arkansas over a 4 year period. Not sure if these statistics are accurate but I did read them. Some of the companies I have heard are locating in (6 comments)
Tax time is upon us - 03/10/08 12:29 PM
Hey heres an idea, need some income? But don't want to pay any income tax on it? Did you know if you own a home and and have lived in it for two years you may be able to sell it without having to report the gain as income! Heres how it works, To claim the exclusion you have to meet the ownership and use tests. Which means that during the 5year period ending on the date of the sale of your home you must have lived in the home for 2 years (ownership test) and lived in the home as your main (4 comments)
Ever so thankful for my mentors - 03/10/08 12:15 PM
I am here writing this blog today because I have two very special realtors in my office who showed me how to sign up and coaxed me into getting it done! I didn't really understand how this all worked but they took the time to explain it to me and help me get started. But not just with this. Since I have joined them in the real estate business 3 short years ago they have helped me out on everything. From writing a clean contract to getting the best for my advertising dollars and I just wanted to say thank you! They (6 comments)
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