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NorthCarolinaGasPrices.com - 05/30/08 10:02 PM
Here is an interesting site. It is a site where consumers, playing the part of "Watchdog", can report the lowest gas prices they find in the area they are in around NC. With today's ever soaring gas prices, 24th day in a row that prices have risen, this site makes finding the cheapest source of gas possible without wasting that precious supply in your tank. When you visit the site you can search for your area by zipcode and it will show you what has been entered and at what time of the day it was entered. I can see these (0 comments)
Could you sell a home if.......there was no Internet? - 05/30/08 09:27 PM
I read a blog earlier that made my mind intriqued. The blog was entitled, "If the internet went away, could you still sell a house?" That is really an interesting question. I don't know about you but at least for me, on the buyer side of things, I depend on my website heavily for new leads. I do get sellers that inquire from it but as we all know, buyers are more apt to begin a search online than are sellers. Sellers are more touchy-feely kind of clients. I am making a challenge to myself for the next week and I (11 comments)
Vehicle signage.....let's open our minds a little.... - 05/28/08 10:36 AM
Ok....while reading another blog I ran across a comment that sparked some thoughts in my head. The blog was talking in reference to vehicle signs and using them or not. While reading the comments I ran across this one: I had magnetic signs when I first started in the business. An uninsured, unlicensed driver hit me on purpose with an unregistered car just to collect insurance money - and of course I got the ticket (I was more likely to pay.) That turned me off magnetic signs permanently. I agree that they can help get your name out there, but what (17 comments)
Stuck in a rut.....my own personal recession... - 05/28/08 09:14 AM
Recession. That is an ugly word. Unfortunately, it is one that we as a public are facing in today's times. In my thoughts there are many different types of recessions. The one that most focus on is the one involving the economy...I guess you could say that my personal recession is affecting my personal economy... 2008 has started off pretty good. Had a buyer in the first part of Janurary close a home and has since referred several other buyers to me with those buyers making referrals as well. So times are not bad, I have done good business so far (4 comments)
Johnathan Washburn.....who is this guy anyway? - 05/28/08 09:01 AM
A big congratulations goes out to one of our favorite people here at ActiveRain! Mr. Johnathan Washburn is featured in this months issue of Realtor magazine for being selected as one of the famous "30 under 30" in real estate. You can read a little about Johnathan on page 33 of this months issue. Even though it is just a short piece, it is quite interesting to finally put a face and some history to one of the people who are responsible for making this "machine" what it is today! In one part of the article it says that while Johnathan (0 comments)
Marketing to all parties involved.... - 05/20/08 10:04 PM
Ok...I might hit a nerve with this one, but hey, do your job and you will have no problem... I make it a common practice to market to my customers after a sale closes. Well, duh....doesn't everyone? NO, NO they don't. So here is the meat of this blog. Do you ever market to the party that was represented by another agent in the transaction? I do. Go ahead...complain all you want, but the odds are Mr. or Mrs. or even Ms. real estate agent, that you will NOT follow up with your representated party after the sale closes. In fact, (6 comments)
Outlook 2007 and Eureaka Ware real estate add-in - 05/20/08 09:47 PM
Finally.... Finally Eureka ware's real estate add-in for Outlook is compatible with both Microsoft Vista and Outlook 2007. A feat that I was afraid they would not be able to complete. I have installed the trial version and it works very well. Eureka ware's add-in is a cheaper alternative to the many high priced one time and monthly installments (see: make me go broke and hold my information hostage..LOL) contact relationship managers out there. If you are accustomed to using Microsoft's suite of office products you will be able to use this with ease. It adds new fields to the contact (23 comments)
Outlook 2007 - Mobile notifications....Cool! - 05/20/08 09:30 PM
Having recently acquired Outlook 2007, I am constantly amazed with the small improvements that Microsoft made over the previous versions. Once you first start using Outlook 2007 you may feel a little overwhelmed but this is short lived. It really only take a few minutes to maybe a couple days of use to become familiar and comfortable with Outlook 2007. I was up and running shortly after first exploring the new program. Now I am not going to say that I don't find anything new from time to time....and that is the purpose of this blog, to maybe inform you of (20 comments)
Oil and gas prices...what is going to stop this madness? - 05/08/08 10:31 AM
Well, we are here. Rediculous gas prices and getting worse almost daily and it seems that our government doesn't want to help us do anything about it. I don't know about you but the current gas prices are affecting every part of the local economy around here and even though most don't want to admit it, they are hurting. The government is still denying that we are in a recession but the signs are everywhere. Spending is down, prices are up and people are struggling to survive. I am an avid Craigslist fan. I peruse the pages of the local areas daily (1 comments)
A mobile office? Yea, I thought about it, but this person did it! - 05/08/08 09:50 AM
Sometimes my mind wonders. Sometimes my unbridled imagination goes back to a care-free childhood state and just takes off and discovers new ideas and the possiblities of each. With today's gas prices, I am working from home more often as are some other real estate professionals in my area. Driving into the office without a definite "something needing to be done" seems to be a waste of the precious and getting really expensive fuel. Today is one of those days. Weatherman is calling for rain and nothing absolutely pressing on the schedule so, I decided to work from my home. Having two large (11 comments)
"You didn't see me"..... - 05/07/08 01:32 PM
I know this is kind of off topic when it comes to real estate, but since I am "The Real Estate Biker" I felt it was an important reminder. Every year come winter, motorcycles slowly dissapear from the roadways of our towns and cities not to reappear until the warmth of spring arrives. Now that it is May, the riding season is in full swing. Motorcycles are everywhere! Be sure and take a moment to look and then LOOK AGAIN to make sure that the person who is riding on the motorcycle has an opportunity to go home to their loving family (0 comments)
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