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Designated Agency... Is it right for the consumer? - 12/29/08 10:30 AM
Our state added the option of desigantated agency a few years ago. Let's face it, it really is a way to offer dual agency with less hassles. Either way the broker is in a dual agency situation. As a broker I have kept our office as a traditional office. I struggle with designated agency. Yes, its allowed by law, but is it right for the consumer.
I see designated agency offering many privacy issues among theoffice, even phone calls with clientscan contain information that no one else in the office should hear. Two sets of records are to be kept, (18 comments)
Tewksbury MA Condominiums - 12/26/08 02:58 PM
Just created a new page on my website, highlighting all the Tewksbury Massachusetts Condiminium Projects. Visit http://www.thehousewiz.com/Tewksbury_MA_Condominiums/page_2140957.html to learn more about the condo offerings in Tewksbury MA. Tewksbury Condominiums range from the high $100k to Mid $400k. Tewksbury is located between Routes 93 and 495 and located next to Wilmington which has two train stations to Boston. Approx. 21 miles northenortwest of Boston it offers affordability with a good commute to Boston and major work centers throughout the greater Boston area.
Past year 75 units sold for a median price of $276,00 with an average days on market of (0 comments)
Do you want your home to be...... Listed? or Sold? Are you another home seller who's house went on the market and your listing expired? Don't feel alone. Today market statistics show that in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, There are approxitaly 6100 homes listed for sale in the Massachusetts MLS. In the past month approx. 1100 homes sold with about 950 homes expiring.
So basically, for almost every home sold there is one expiring and there is approx. 6 months inventory on the market. This doesn't take into account p roperties that have relisted multiple times. Dont panic. I have (1 comments)
My Favorite Adobe Elements Feature - 12/24/08 09:53 AM
My favorite Adobe Elements(all photoshops have this feature) feature is the transform feature. It straightens your vertical or horizontal lines so they are parallel with the frame of the photo. The wider the angle the lens the more chance you have for perspective distortion. I shoot most interior photos at 10mm to 14mm and no matter what you get those vertical lines out of wack. I run all my photos through Adobe before posting. This photo was taken off my Multiple Listing Service. I found it to be a good example of a correction with the transform feature. I find that (26 comments)
Anatomy of a Listing - 12/23/08 01:43 PM
There are many aspects to selling a home in todays market. One of the most important aspects is communication between the home seller and listing agent. An agent must effectively communicate the current market place, buyer psychology and whats expected in the marketplace for you home to you. The following listing was in Tewksbury MA and sold in 10 days for over asking price. Why? The seller understood the market and took my price recommendation. The seller and I discussed repairs and preparation for the home that would show the property in the best light. The seller did everything asked of (0 comments)
One of my favorite property websites is by OBEO. The site offers many features: Enhanced Mapping- ariels, mapps by demographics and linking to sites like google Embedded virtual tours All your photographs Virtuial floorplans- allows viewers to move furniture into the floorplan. Detailed statistics- shows you how much traffic goes to each picture and where the traffic is coming from. Set to go to your client on a regular basis Add any information you want including html Sample front page
Question about Blogging - 12/19/08 09:06 AM
I run a few blogs... My questions is when I have a post that is appropriate for several blogs should I copy and paste to all the blogs or make reference to the blog and link back to the original post. I am not sure of the pro's and con's of handling that from an seo standpoint. I know duplicate content is harmful from an seo standpoint... I would love to hear peoples take on that. (6 comments)
Forget Internet Explorer- Try Firefox... Its awesome. - 12/18/08 02:56 PM
Sick of internet explorer... Try Firefox it is an amazing web browser. It is faster, more secure and more customizable than Internet Explorer. You can download Firefox and try it out and still keep explorer as you explore firefox. If you have never used tabbed browsing Firefox makes it easier.
Firefox is highly customizable. The add-ons are amazing. One of my favorites is Delicous Bookmarks. Great way to manage your links. Another is the All in One Sidebar. There are literally hundreds of add-ons to customize the way you browse. On top of it, it is far more secure (7 comments)
I had quite the morning. Finally got power back after 5 days without water or electricity. 2 hours to drive 23 miles(little bit of a storm), beeped at and had the finger thrown at me as I allowed some people to sneak ahead of me. Waited at the bank as some guy reamed two tellers, 20 minutes to mail my New Hampshire Real Estate License renewal. Overall a good day. I am 43 years old married to a wonderful lady with two boys 2 1/2 and 5. I am a partner in a real estate office in a tough real (3 comments)
Tewksbury Condo on YouTube - 12/16/08 12:45 PM
Playing around with YouTube and video for a listing. I used my still photos and vitual tour photos with Windows Photo Story 3 to make a quick inexpensive video. All you need to buy is a microphone. Wondering home much traffic I will receive and what the search engine benefits might be. I would love to hear any video success stories from ohter agents.
Looking to buy or sell in Tewksbury MA visit http://www.thehousewiz.com (7 comments)
Should I Short Sale My Home- FREE!! eBook - 12/16/08 12:15 PM
Kevin Vitali has co-authored "Should I Sale My Home" with national trainers Tim and Julie Harris. Are you facing foreclosure? You have options, order this free ebook to see what alternatives you may have. This book touches on your options but highlights the short sale option. A short sale is where you get permission from your mortgagee to sell your home for less money than you owe on the property. This book focuses on Massachusetts and New Hamsphire. State laws for foreclosure vary and it is important to talk with an attorney to understand what the ramifications of a short sle (0 comments)
South Tewksbury Condo- For Sale - 12/02/08 09:46 AM
For Sale- $232,900 Nice end unit in good shape. Some recent updates. Open floor plan on 1st level with half bath and one car garage. Master bedroom has walk-in closet and laundry is off the second floor full bath. Eat in kitchen with recent updates and stainless appliances. Complex is professionally landscaped with an inground pool. Great access to shopping and Routes 495/93
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Looking to move to Tewksbury MA- Contact me now at 978-360-0422 (0 comments)
NAR Market Pulse... What are you seeing? - 12/01/08 01:26 PM
I was reading the Realtor Magazine today, paying particuliar attention to the market pulse. Following is the post online Realtor Magazine Market Pulse. Realtor Magazine took a positive approach, as it usually does. I am wondering what my fellow agents are seeing out there and what predictions you have for the upcoming year. Things in my area, Metro Boston North, looked like it was doing well and on an uptick until about a month ago. With the last major bail out news, showing all but halted then we hit the holidays. Activity is slow. I value what the active rain community (0 comments)
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