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Adding Absorption Rates to Listing Presentations - 02/27/08 02:20 PM
What is the absorption rate in your area? Do you know? Do you use them in your listing presentations? The absorption rate is the percentage of homes on the market that sell in any given month. The absorption rate assumes that no other homes will be listed before the current inventory runs out. Therefore, make sure your sellers realize that the absorption rate is used as a guideline, that other homes will come on the market in the meantime. When used in a listing presentation, the absorption rate will give sellers a good idea of how long they can expect it to take before (12 comments)
Would you fire your real estate agent? (a small rant) - 02/25/08 02:13 PM
Let me ask you this: If your financial advisor suggested you buy a certain stock and the company tanked, costing you tens of thousands of dollars, would you keep asking the same financial advisor for his advice? What if your financial advisor declared personal bankruptcy? Would you rush to purchase the next stock he recommended? Let's say you had your car in the shop getting the brakes changed. The day after the new brakes were installed, your new brakes failed and you almost hit a mack truck head-on. Would you take your car back to the same mechanic for new brakes? So why would you use (6 comments)
I must need professional help! - 02/25/08 01:00 AM
I am not a stupid person. (At least, my mother tells me I'm not.) But I can't keep up with all the social networking that apparently needs to take place in the Web 2.0 world. I can barely keep up with the routine internet marketing available for my listings! I set up a MySpace page, and hardly ever look at it. I have a blogspot blog, which I need to change to another platform. I hope to do that soon, with the help of an AR member that I plan to ask to be my mentor. I don't post on Active Rain enough, (11 comments)
This post is worth $100!!!! - 02/16/08 01:02 AM
Well, I certainly got your attention, didn't I? Yes, seriously, you can make $100 for doing a few simple things that many of us should be doing anyway - saving and investing. Perhaps there is another, less risky, short-term way to do that than investing and buying a home in Bremerton, in Kitsap County. Even if you do own investment property, never put all your eggs in one basket. In Suze Orman's new book Women and Money, Orman and TD Ameritrade offer Orman's readers the chance to open a brokerage account at TD Ameritrade and TD Ameritrade will put $100 extra in their account at (16 comments)
A Successful Valentine's Day - 02/14/08 02:38 AM
I got a jump start on Valentine's Day pop-by visits this year, and spent the better part of two days reconnecting with my old sphere. I bought some cute little plastic jars at Walmart, filled them with candy, and delivered them to some people I haven't spoken to in a while. What a great experience! My ego is HUGE right now! My pop-bys took me about three times longer than I expected, because I ended up chatting and catching up with so many people. We talked about their kids, their grandkids, their jobs, my son, their church, real estate, the Relay for Life, their (9 comments)
Here you will find my thoughts and insights into the real estate market in general, as well as tips for Sellers, Buyers, current Homeowners and other real estate agents. Many of the market updates will apply specifically to Kitsap County, in other words, Silverdale, Bremerton, Poulsbo, Port Orchard, Kingston, and all areas in between. Many of the trends seen in Kitsap will overflow to surrounding cities, such as Gig Harbor, Belfair, Allyn, and even Bainbridge Island. I hope you will find this blog helpful and useful.
Disclaimer: ActiveRain Corp. does not necessarily endorse the real estate agents, loan officers and brokers listed on this site. These real estate profiles, blogs and blog entries are provided here as a courtesy to our visitors to help them make an informed decision when buying or selling a house. ActiveRain Corp. takes no responsibility for the content in these profiles, that are written by the members of this community.