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FSBO: Realtors Have Buyers Waiting! No THIS IS NOT A SALES PITCH TO GET YOUR LISTING! - 07/31/11 11:48 PM
Now this is SERIOUSLY WORTH REBLOGGING! We can't stress enough everyday to FSBO that we are spending thousands of dollars annually to attract buyers and many times, we don't have the home they are looking for, but when one fits the search, whether FSBO or listed, we need to make the match, so please open your mind and accept our buyer. After all, what is more important, spending a little commission, or spending another year of taxes and insurance and watching your value continue to slide? Can't wait to see the next installment and I will be loyally reblogging these. Thanks (3 comments)
I know it's taboo not to discuss politics, BUT HERE GOES! - 07/31/11 11:41 PM
Maybe this is a stupid thought process, but I have a burning issue to discuss after President Obama announced this evening that a compromise has been reached. He outlined a 10 year recovery plan to reduce the debt 1 trillion dollars and a few other wild promises. But here is my dilemma... Why does a Congress and a President who have for the most part less than 2 years to go, come up with a LONG TERM PLAN? I know, I know he's not the first, but is this REALLY a plan or just a reason to keep him around to (7 comments)
My Favorite Real Estate Reads plus the 2 best Real Estate Books in History - 07/31/11 11:09 PM
Very worth reblogging but also worth inputting more Reading material. You must read The Millionaire Real Estate Agent and Shift by Gary Keller. Once you hear from the driving force behind Keller Williams, call me for a confidential consultation with a local team leader. Kevin Via Shannon Lewis, Broker/Owner, Champaign-Urbana IL (Homeplace Advisors, LLC): I'm a huge believer in staying up-to-date on one's own industry (mine would be real estate) through daily reading. Not only does reading help keep me at the forefront of industry trends, but it also opens my mind to new and differing opinions, and, ultimately, I like to (3 comments)
The Geography of a Woman, something to lighten the mood of things. - 07/31/11 10:50 PM
Okay, time to lighten the mood. No real estate talk, no congressional discussions, no war talks, no politics. Just some simple enjoyment for a change. Thank you som much to my friend, Melinda for lightening things up for us for just a few minutes. Tomorrow we can get back to reality. Hope this puts a smile on your faces. Kevin Via Mel Peterson - Sharing the Naked Truth (Real Estate Cafe LLC): The GEOGRAPHY of a WOMAN Between 18 and 22, a woman is like Africa, half discovered, half wild, fertile and naturally beautiful!Between 23 and 30, a woman is like Europe, well (4 comments)
Bank of America strikes again with a new level of right hand not knowing what left is doing! - 07/29/11 11:19 PM
Today was closing day on 1 short sale I have been negotiating since May with Feb with Bank of America. The negotiator set today because the appraisal done by the bank expired today so she didn't want to order another. Well Tuesday, we update all the financials as typical and are waiting for clear to close. Wednesday, they enter in equator, AWAITING VALUATION, so I call the negotiator, only to be told, she didn't know why but they called for a new appraisal, but it was a RUSH and we should still make Friday, today to close. Yesterday she calls and says the closing dept called (3 comments)
Good News! FOOTBALL IS BACK! Bad news! Do we care after all the changes? - 07/29/11 10:47 PM
Okay, so we finally have our Football back, but do we really? We have already heard our favorite team, Miami Dolphins has some interesting personnel changes... Reggie Bush for example coming to Miami? Quarterback trade? And with the stadium only being 2 hours from Port St Lucie, along with the Florida Panthers, or Florida Marlins, we are close enough to travel to most major league sports and still live in a very reasonably price area. I am not aware of all the changes that have occured, but it sure seems there are a ton of changes in not only rules and (6 comments)
I am just kicking a few tires. Don't mind me destroying this person's home! - 07/27/11 09:16 PM
Amen sister. I have never seen it stated so elegantly. People, buy the home, put an inspection contingency in the contract, hire a home inspector, and let a professional tear the home apart and look at anything you want them to, but DO NOT TEAR APART SOMEONE ELSE'S HOME unless you are contracted to purchase it.
Via Valerie Zinger (Royal Lepage Gale Ottawa-Ontario-Canada): This is what Buyers say when they start testing things in a home. Hey - what about hiring a home inspector before you take apart the owner's plumbing, running the tub water and seeing if the toilet (6 comments)
Key Largo Unveils Stunning, New Welcome Sign! - 07/27/11 08:54 PM
Okay, this is entirely worthy of reposting. What a wonderful new addition to welcome our visitors to what is by the far one of the world's most beautiful destinations. Thank you so much for sharing this information. Via Mykael Marinelli, RECS (American Caribbean Real Estate): There's nothing like cresting Jewfish Creek Bridge. As the first threshold into the Keys, It welcomes You. Atop it's 65 foot summit, sits Mile Marker 108 and you catch your first real glorious glimpse of the Stunning Florida Keys. A tantalizing teaser of what's to come. I love to roll my windows down...breath in that fresh Keys sea air and revel in (0 comments)
Are We Making Our Clients Homes Targets for Criminals by Posting Too Many Photos? - 07/27/11 08:51 PM
Great argument from both sides. Here's an idea to make everyone happy and create a WIN WIN! How about you take your 30 photos and your virtual tour but you place them on the MLS with restricted access only by brokers. And you post right in the listing that is going viral that if that additional photos and virtual tour are available only to a Licensed Agent and then you are doing 2 things... You are protecting your clients privacy and you are encouraging the public to call a REALTOR to work with them as a BUYER AGENT. How's that for (3 comments)
Top 10 Reasons to use MY Preferred Lender! - 07/26/11 11:59 PM
Thank you so much for pointing out all the great reasons that we all have TRUSTED and PREFERRED lenders. Maybe this is exactly what the buying public is missing and this will open even one pair of eyes to make the buying process easier.
Via Mike Mitchell - REALTOR® - St. Clair Shores, MI (Real Living Kee Realty): Ok ..... I just closed on a home last week with a buyer client of mine. My client used their own bank (which will remain nameless) for their mortgage services and things did not go so smoothly with them. This should have been a slam dunk (4 comments)
And the Heat Wave Continues! - 07/24/11 07:28 PM
How is everyone dealing with this incredible heat? I have to say, want to lose weight real fast? Just work outside for a couple of hours. I thought I would detail my boat today and I started at 9:30 trying to beat the heat sort of. Came in at 2:00 PM and I think I shed 10 lbs. A gallon of gatorade, a gallon of water, and a dip in the pool was all required just to cool down to a reasonable level. And I'm a native Floridian and I'm actually used to this, but 105 heat factor is just too much (6 comments)
WELCOME BACK Heathrow, LUXURY at it's finest level! - 07/24/11 07:02 PM
Let's hope this new owner can put this once luxurious community back into the status symbol it is meant to be. For all you local Seminole County Realtors, heres a chance to look like a HERO to your buyers. We all know where this community should be in price and it is no where near this point, so let's get your buyers onto the ground floor for a neighborhood that should certainly soar in value once again. Via Dennis Burgess- Orlando's Best Property Manager, Leasing Agent and Realtor (Hampton & Hampton Management & Leasing, Inc.): New Owner Hoping To Revive Heathrow Heathrow (3 comments)
$499,999 121 Southeast Via Sangro, Port Saint Lucie FL 34952 - 07/23/11 12:22 AM
Check out this 4 Bed, 4.5 bath, 2 car garage with pool, just completed construction. http://www.trulia.com/property/1085372688-121-SE-Via-Sangro-Port-Saint-Lucie-FL-34952 This home is truly a bargain of a lifetime. This home was originally priced at 1.3 million and can now be had for $499,000. This magnificant 4000 sq feet home is true luxury and must be seen in person to truly appreciate it's beauty. Please contact me today to schedule a personal tour of our beautiful new neighborhood. Clubhouse, pool, tennis courts all just broke ground this week, just another sign that this developer is very committed to getting this project back on track to (3 comments)
Good Bye Shuttle Program. - 07/22/11 12:14 AM
I have grown up with this program and being a Florida guy born and raised, I can't help but be sadden today as the program comes to an end. But for even more reasons, I am really sad at the thoughts of what lies ahead for those communities effected by this program ending. You really have no idea just how wide spread this impact will truly be, but all I can say is, MAY GOD BLESS the men and women and their families that have brought us this wonderful program all these decades. Thank you so much for your lifes work (3 comments)
Stop Duplicate Titles! - 07/22/11 12:01 AM
What a wonderful and simple idea. This is a blog entirely worthy of reblogging. You must keep such great ideas coming and not be afraid to share. It sounds so simple, but I know I didn't think of it and I am great at this internet stuff. Thank you for blogging this. Via Nikesh Parekh (ActiveRain): In our efforts to keep ActiveRain highly SEO friendly and to get our member blogs to the top of the search engines, we are working with a well-known SEO consultant here in Seattle. As I had mentioned previously, Google is frequently running its user experience and content optimization (3 comments)
Subscribe now for latest Real Estate Listings for Stuart and Jensen Beach area of Martin County, FL. - 07/21/11 11:50 PM
Here is the coolest and newest way to get an edge on the competition when looking for those BARGAINS in Real Estate in Stuart, FL. It's called: http://www.martincountylistingalerts.com/ For all you BARGAIN Real Estate buyers, you can sign up here and you will get the latest listings to hit the market the second they appear: http://www.martincountylistingalerts.com/ This is as much as 2 days ahead of your competition. The secret is simple... real estate professionals pay hundreds of dollars to subscribe to private service providers called multiple listing service. In the past, the public had to work with a real estate professional (3 comments)
ActiveRain/Docusign Contest: Stories From the Field - 07/20/11 10:33 PM
I have only started using this in the last 3 months and it has been amazing and easy. Especially for people on vacation and don't have access to printers, they just open it in email, sign it, send it back. Then I send them a bilateral and they can print it when they get home. This is what going green is all about. Via ActiveRain Corp.: I agreed to buy our first house with my wife sight unseen. One of the happiest days of my life was the day my wife and I became homeowners together. If you've bought a house for (0 comments)
Google Plus for Real Estate Agents - 07/20/11 10:29 PM
Leave it to Google to come up with yet another cool tool. Anyone have a chance to check it out yet with any success? Let us hear from you about any good or bad stories. Via WebTech Dezine, Gabrielle Jeans Real Estate: Google Plus for Real Estate Agents View more presentations from WebTech Dezine (4 comments)
Palm Coast Florida Home Sales Continue To Defy National Trend…Up 17% In June - 07/20/11 10:05 PM
Great and wonderful news. Let's hear from any other Florida areas with similar stories of good news to share with our buyers so we can welcome our investors back to Florida. We also show a 4.3% rise in NEW CONSTRUCTION STARTS Martin County this month and it may be small but at least positive. We will certainly take any positive. Via Palm Coast/Flagler County Real Estate The Ross/Collins Team (Prudential Warren Real Estate): Nationwide and Florida State Real Estate numbers for June 2011 were released today by the National Association of Realtors® and The Florida Association of Realtors®. So it is once again (0 comments)
A Civic Lesson in HOA Rules Violation - 07/20/11 10:01 PM
This is what's wrong with our HOA's today. Many buyers are avoiding HOA's just for reasons like this. Feel free to leave your HOA nightmare stories or tell us about the ones you truly love as neighbors.
Via Sandy Nichols, Realtor Oxnard Homes for Sale (Prudential California Realty): A Civic Lesson in HOA Rules ViolationAccording to the CC&Rs and the Rules and Regulations that govern our Homeowners Association, there can be no excessive barking by dogs. What is meant by ‘excessive barking’ is not defined anywhere. Is it 1 hour of continuous barking? Or 5? Or 7,10, 1 week? What??Each and (3 comments)
Postive Real Estate News in Martin County, FL - 07/20/11 12:03 AM
New construction starts up 4.3% compared to same time last year in Martin County. This means builders are finally taking to heart that it might be the new beginning to the next Cycle. I have all your information for new construction projects on my website at www.SearchforSouthFloridaHome.COm and on my blog: http://actvra.in/dsR Please call me today to see this beautiful new community. Now Selling at Preconstruction prices. (0 comments)
Why is my house so HOT? Is my A/C going out? It's only 6 months old! - 07/18/11 11:53 PM
Hey everyone. I won't keep you long but I thought more than a few could benefit from my experience recently. We have been in our home for just at 6 months when we just didn't seem to get cool enough. So we called the A/C guys to balance the system as they told us this might be necessary after a few months. They came out and they checked every rooms output and said the system was performing perfectly. So as a last resort, they thought to check the ducts. They went up to the attic and came down rather quickly. They (4 comments)
The Price is Right? - 07/17/11 12:00 AM
Amen brother. This one is more than worth a few seconds to reblog and spread your gospel all over the world. You did a fantastic job of not mixing words and getting straight to the heart of the matter. Great Job. Kevin Via David Painter (Keller Williams Realty): Buyers are more aware now more than ever of just how much house their dollars will buy. More information is available than ever on the web. Gone are the days when the agents held all of the information. As professionals we should do our best to inform our seller clients to price their homes (3 comments)
Georgia Police Department Shuts Down Illegal Lemonade Stand - 07/15/11 11:55 PM
Okay, LOL, stop, LOL, stop, let me catch a LOL breath, yes, Kelly Morningstar, I am laughing my A__ at you. You have got to be the biggest waste of time of a public servant I have ever seen. You really need to find a new line of work as you seriously do not have the basic credentials of your current one, namely COMMON SENSE. Via Virginia Cheezum, Northern Virginia Realtor (RE/MAX ALLEGIANCE): Georgia Police Department Shuts Down Illegal Lemonade Stand (Yes, folks, that's Georgia USA).You can't make this stuff up, but Lord, I wish this was fiction. The Midway Georgia police department (7 comments)
My Tenant Went to Jail This Week - 07/15/11 11:49 PM
Hope you don't mind, but this is one message I feel the need to get out to everyone. Thanks so much for all the facts, dates, times, and case numbers so we can drive this point home. That copper in the A/C, or the $50 in the water heater or $200 in appliances NEVER ADDS UP to enough to have a felony record for the rest of your life. Via Dennis Burgess- Orlando's best Property Manager and Realtor (Orlando Rentals Property Management Company): My Tenant Went to Jail This Week Don't get to say that very often. For the first time in my 10-year (4 comments)
Subscribe now for latest Real Estate Listings for Tradition area of Port St Lucie, FL - 07/15/11 11:22 PM
Here is the coolest and newest way to get an edge on the competition when looking for those BARGAINS in Real Estate in Port St Lucie, FL. It's called: http://www.traditionlistingalerts.com/ For all you BARGAIN Real Estate buyers, you can sign up here and you will get the latest listings to hit the market the second they appear: http://www.traditionlistingalerts.com/ This is as much as 2 days ahead of your competition. The secret is simple... real estate professionals pay hundreds of dollars to subscribe to private service providers called multiple listing service. In the past, the public had to work with a real (0 comments)
Warranty's, are they worth the paper they are written on? - 07/12/11 08:08 AM
This is not atypical at all. Consider carefully the TRUE COSTS of actually using a warranty versus what it will save you. My personal story is with Laptops today. The laptop costs you under $500 for most cases, but the extended warrantly costs $300 more. And then when I tried to use the warranty, 3 out of 5 repairs were not covered. It never even repaid for the cost of the warranty for what it saved on the repairs they would approve. Via Clint McKie (Desert Sun Home Inspections/ Energy Audits): Warranty's, are they worth the paper they are written on? This is (4 comments)
Located very close to the Treasure Coast mall, we are offering 3 models, 2 single story and 1 2 - story. The first model above is the Bimini. It is 3 Bedroom,Den (optional 4th Bedroom), 3 Bath, Family Room Dining Room, Living Room, and 3 car garage, and is 2554 Sq ft under air and 3525 total sq ft. The second model above is the Calais. It is 4 Bedroom, 3.5 Bath, Den, 3 Car Garage, and is 3043 sq ft under (0 comments)
Magnificant 2.71 acre homesite with over 6300 feet of home and hanger only minutes from the shopping and city life of Tradition, but still out in the privacy of a luscious country setting. Located in Treasure Coast Airpark Airport Code FL37. This beautiful area boasts a 4000 ft turf and lighted runway and taxiways to every homesite throughout the 100 lot community. Most lots are either 3 acre or 6 acre and most homes are over 2000 sq feet. This home has a 62 X 61 hanger and a 55 ft door directly on the east end of the runway (3 comments)
Magnificant 2.71 acre homesite with over 6300 feet of home and hanger only minutes from the shopping and city life of Tradition, but still out in the privacy of a luscious country setting. Located in Treasure Coast Airpark Airport Code FL37. This beautiful area boasts a 4000 ft turf and lighted runway and taxiways to every homesite throughout the 100 lot community. Most lots are either 3 acre or 6 acre and most homes are over 2000 sq feet. This home has a 62 X 61 hanger and a 55 ft door directly on the east end of the runway (0 comments)
HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY! - 07/03/11 12:20 AM
Just remember why we celebrate this day. All we have ever wanted for over 235 years in FREEDOM! Please take a moment to reflect upon this as we watch those rockets red glare exploding in air. Please remember the thousands of lives that have been sacraficed in the name of freedom. Have a safe and Happy 4th of July. Kevin B Tolbert, PA, GRI, CDPE Keller Williams Realty of the Treasure Coast 819 S Federal Hwy Ste 300 Stuart, FL 34994 Office: 772-419-0400 Direct: 772-834-0099 Email: email@example.com Website: www.ISellPortStLucieLand.Com Website: www.SearchforSouthFloridaHome.Com
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