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Open House, Eltingville, Staten Island, New York, July 27, 12-3 PM, $475,000 - 07/26/08 07:07 AM
Big price reduction for a lovely all brick ranch. Hardwood flooring, wood burning fireplace in large living room, baseboard hot water heat, gas, central air, security and fire alarm, 3 bedrooms, one and 3/4 baths, heated shop and heated over sized garage, large basement rec room with heat, and kitchenette, washer and dryer, very private backyard with gas line for your grill and above ground pool. What more could you ask for? O, you want a GREAT neighborhood with only one block to x-bus to the city or a short walk to the train? Well you got that also. Come by (0 comments)
How to attract 200,000 people - 07/25/08 06:28 PM
All we hear in the news today is that 200,000 people showed up to hear an American give a speech in Germany. Now you have to give him credit, he knowes how to draw a crowd. Some salesman. What you don't hear is why those 200,000 people came to be there. How about to hear two very popular rock groups sing. Now all you Realtors out there, that's how to draw people to your "Open Houses". I admit, the cost might be too high, but can you think of something a little smaller to draw people in? I'm doing an open (4 comments)
Low cost carpet cleaning made easy - 07/20/08 04:03 PM
I went to Home Depot and bought a garden sprayer, ordered the Kirby carpet cleaning shampoo, got a scrub brush with a long handle and that's it. I used cold water so I would not stretch the carpet, put about 20% cleaning solution in the sprayer and added the rest with cold water. I sprayed an area about 3X3 feet and then scrubbed with the brush. I then repeated this action until the whole rug was cleaned. It probably cost me about $6.00 to clean a rug about 13X20. Not bad.
That's one small step for.................... - 07/20/08 08:11 AM
Thirty-nine years ago today, Neil Armstrong was the first human to walk on the moon. His first words were not broadcast as he intended it to be. I remember watching on a giant TV at Rockerfeller Center, and I heard him say "That's one small step for man, that's one giant leap for man", meaning mankind. He must have re-broadcast his "first words" because that's what we hear today. That's history re-made. Just thought you might like to know. (5 comments)
Would you believe? I saved over $500 on my car insurance. - 07/11/08 08:23 PM
Not by calling Gico, but by taking a defensive driving course. The all day course cost me ten dollars for myself and ten dollars for my wife. Who did not want to go. Today I called my company, Liberty Mutual, who by the way gives a discount to members of the National Association of Realtor members, and they reconfigured my new rates. Yes, saved over $500 a year and I get the discount for two more years, making a total of $1500. Now here's the funny part. I did this to save money, and I believe that because of this course, (1 comments)
What do you think of a "Pre Inspection? - 07/07/08 08:41 PM
I have a lovely Cape in New Dorp Heights, Staten Island. It's 50 years old, looks like in excellent condition, but what about all the things a home inspector looks for? We have the usual minor things that customers ask about and I thought about having a "Pre Inspection" done to make the home more appealing. So I called in House Masters to do the job. Now when customers come in and have any questions, we can look at the report. And when they need a report for the mortgage company and insurance, all they have to do is hire them (13 comments)
Blow the competition away. - 07/04/08 03:34 PM
How are you different from other agents? Be careful here, different is not always better, but better IS different. I'm not new to the business. Having bought and sold 9 properties in the last 45 years as a consumer, and now for the last three years as a professional, have some history behind me. So I write this post because I'm bewildered to see "Top Producers" who swear like sailors, dress like it's cleaning day at home, leave their ethics at the office, and so on and so on. I remember that EVERYONE dressed like they were interviewing for a top (5 comments)
Is there a mouse in your house? - 07/04/08 02:47 PM
And if so, how do you know? A few weeks ago we left the garage door open all night. I thought, I must have a mouse now. So, I put out a couple of traps, baited with the old standby peanut butter, and after 2 weeks, nothing. So I told my wife, "we lucked out, no mice". We then went on a little vacation to the New Jersey shore for a few days. We returned yesterday, and what do you know? One little guy bought the farm. So, I'm wondering, if you only have one or two little guys and they (1 comments)
Are you working today? - 07/04/08 01:12 PM
I mean talking to a buyer or seller, showing a home or two, etc. Not looking for comps or expiredes. My office is closed today, but I'm working and happy to do so. Just got back from a customer with an offer on one of my listings. What a great country we live in. How neat is it to wake up in the morning and say "I can't wait to get to work"? After my first three years in Real Estate which left a lot to be desired, I happy to have work that keeps me busy now. So, I know it's a (5 comments)
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