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real estate: Managing the Changes, Telling the Story - 10/17/12 01:42 PM
Managing the Changes, Telling the Story is the topic on Managing Life's Changes on BlogTalkRadio wi/Ronald M Allen tonight. Real Estate, the business of buying and selling homes is forever changed. Blame it on the Internet, blame it on the economy, blame it on some political party, do what ever you want to do. Then what?. The new ways you have to figure out where you fit in, how this is all working, the new language, the new paths towards engagement and t build trust. It all seems so complicated, way too many moving parts, doesn't it? Let alone the fact (0 comments)
real estate: Housing Sparks the Economy - 09/06/12 06:01 AM
Home Ownership is vital to our economy Housing sparks the economy. One of six jobs in our economy is connected to the housing market. The incredible recession/depression we have experienced beginning it’s downturn in 2008 was delivered to us by the Banks and Greed. Banks were allowing anyone to buy a home. No interest loans, no down payment, no credit check was the order of the day for most banks who were reaping enormous profits selling these bad loans in packaged Mortgage backed Securities. It has been the Banks who put the Government’s bail-out money in their rainy day accounts and (6 comments)
real estate: Ebbs and Flows...and so it goes - 08/29/12 05:05 AM
Coming up on the end of my second year in this business I have taken this morning to look back. I remember so clearly sitting in the license testing room with maybe 23 other people and thinking this is going to be fun. Well, fun it has been along with agonizing, frustrating, exhilarating and exhausting. On balance, I am loving it. All my life I have worked to be a team member, a team leader by example and a friend and colleague to anyone who was in need. I am told by my broker and the several broker's recruiting me that (12 comments)
real estate: Picking up the pieces with Joy - 08/08/12 05:36 AM
When you find yourself picking up the pieces of a failed listing and your feel joy there are moments of insight. Taking an overpriced listing with an unresponsive and difficult Seller you enter into the arrangement with hope and focus. As time goes on even an inexperienced agent understands that no activity coming from the buyers means that there is something wrong with the listing. Getting homes sold for the most money in the least amount of time is always the goal. To do this effectively in your career you absolutely need to control your listings and the Sellers in such (37 comments)
real estate: 400 Blue Hill MLS Listing #71395489 - 06/15/12 04:08 AM
400 Blue Hill Ave Milton MLS listing 71395489 400 Blue Hill Avenue, Milton MA 02186 MLS Listing #71395489 went on the market today, June 12th. This home is a great home if you are looking for a pristine center entrance colonial to make your own. New kitchen and three bathrooms were redone recently. The whole interior was just repainted. There is a full basement with a full bathroom which has it’s own outside entrance. There is a porch off the kitchen in the back of the house over the back yard. At under $400,000 this home has a move in quality (4 comments)
real estate: Clueless Agents, what do to? - 05/22/12 05:44 AM
When an agent rejects a perfectly good offer with a value that you know will never appraise, what can you do? I like this agent and my client loves the property, but during our back and forth on the purchase price I was told a number of things about how Appraisers do their job. Not wanting to get into an argument I suggested that he was wrong and that the price they have on their property will not appraise. I was sent a long and nicely written note by the agent, which I appreciated, there just aren’t enough polite agents, but (6 comments)
real estate: Vacation Homes: The real opportunity - 05/21/12 01:05 PM
The real opportunity with a vacation home is not the fact your family will love you, or your friends and colleagues will covet your home and want to visit. The real opportunity is to put your money into a growth investment that you can use. Real estate is at a point right now that you can sink way less than the $2,000,000,000 that JP Morgan Chase lost in the market last week and come out so much further ahead in 5-10 years. No sense in throwing your money away, why not have your money work for you while it works for (2 comments)
real estate: The importance of giving--Active Rain Ambassadorship - 03/21/12 04:08 AM
What is Active Rain is a question I get often from real estate agents in the Boston area where I live and work. It is an easy question to answer, but a more difficult answer to absorb it's importance to the people asking. Active Rain is the largest technology company working in the real estate industry. It is chock full of Brokers, Agents, Realtors®, Investors, Lenders, Stagers, Inspectors and more. It reaches across the country and because it is on the web, across the world. It assists the people just mentioned in learning and growing best practices in the industry, but (10 comments)
In the financial world they have to say that past performance is no indication of future earnings. I understand why this is necessary, but it is wrong. It is especially wrong in Real Estate. An agent who has a track record of quick sales at and above the asking price is more likely to repeat that for you. An agent who has lackluster numbers is likely to do that for you as well. You have to ask yourself as a Seller, do I want to work with a top agent who can get my house sold, or do I want (4 comments)
real estate: Best of the best, Want to know more? Anguilla Real Estate - 01/03/12 09:07 AM
Conde Nast and Traveler Magazine each and every year poll the people who travel and read their magazines. Anguilla beaches have been listed in the Top Lists for years. Most Romantic, most beautiful, most relaxing are just some of the adjectives given to some of the 33 pristine beaches. They have also been listed in the book 1000 places to visit before you die. Most people who love beaches will love almost any beach. My wife who could spend her life on a beach is that way. She loves the relaxation and soothing sounds of the waves coming into the shore. (2 comments)
real estate: NEXT! and so on into 2012 - 12/30/11 02:58 PM
I am sure I am just llke so many of you who did not achieve all the goals I set for myself in 2011. So what! I achieved a good 85% of them and when I set my goals each year, as I have today they are mostly reach and stretch goals. I don't ever worry about what I didn't accomplish, but I make an effort to find joy, happiness and energy in the goals I did accomplish. Setting goals sets you apart, you know. Having those goals close at hand makes you remember them. Reviewing your goals on a consistent (11 comments)
real estate: Having it all! Anguilla Real Estate - 12/22/11 10:03 AM
Having it all! Anguilla Real Estate It is bonus time of year and with the economy settling in to the slow realization that the sky is no longer falling further we can get back to thinking about all the great opportunity out there in the real estate market. Anguilla real estate is one place you should be looking. With virtually no taxes, a safe and stable government that is based on the dollar and is English speaking Anguilla is a great place to park some of that hard earned cash and watch it grow. The real beauty to this plan is (0 comments)
real estate: Home for the Holidays, New home for the holidays. - 11/30/11 09:08 AM
Home for the Holidays, New home for the holidays. 4 Helock Road, Wayland, MA 01778 Dudley Pond Cape with Fireplace Here comes December, the last month of the year. So much to do, so many things to complete, do you feel overwhelmed? Now is the time for action, enough with the research, the websites, all the data, and what is it with the data, it is all so confusing and contradictory? Real estate is made complicated by your viewpoint. Are you the buyer, or the seller? Are you the agent, or the other agent? Are you the lawyer, or the other (4 comments)
real estate: Some Laws of Probate. Day 3 - 11/28/11 08:49 AM
Some Laws of Probate. Day 3 A busy day today with a showing on Dudley Pond in Wayland, and an open in Weston house that the Boston Herald’s HomeSm@rt section featured Saturday. In Probate yesterday during the day and today I reviewed the 45 names I have from research gathered over a month and a half period of time since August. I have sent letters to 40, I have heard back from one. Not great numbers, but I have not put in great effort, yet. The numbers of homes nation wide that go into probate are staggering. What I know now (2 comments)
real estate: The frustration of banks like Bank of America - 10/25/11 06:17 PM
Everyone is stressed. Homeowners are feeling the pinch of yet another sluggish year. The banks, while still posting profits, are lagging behind in any kind of real service. I have now been on the bank for more than one hour being shuffled from department to department. No one seems to have an answer to a simple question other than the fact that they can definitely not help you in their department. This is said with such disdain and a dripping of “zero care” that ,if I wasn’t so angry with the lack of answers and the waste of my time, I (3 comments)
real estate: Protecting your Assets; a hero to your family. - 08/29/11 10:04 AM
Top Ten Beaches in the world What parent doesn’t want to protect their growing assets? Everyone who has assets wants them to be protected. Who wouldn’t like to be perceived as a hero to their family? With the world economy in turmoil and here in the US there is discussion about further taxing the rich everyone is looking at ways to protect their hard earned money. There are a variety of ways to do this, gold being popular now and again. Land is another. Down through the years land has always been the gold standard for real wealth. You know (2 comments)
real estate: Listening and Learning - 08/09/11 12:57 PM
Absolutely every buyer and seller has a story, some underlying reason for their behavior and actions. Buyers have a bull’s eye they are looking for, and Sellers have price point; all any broker needs to do is listen and learn. Ask a buyer to describe their favorite home. They will tell you a story about sitting around a big dining room floor, or a tire swing in the back yard. The associate fond memories to those spots, listen to this. Look to deliver to them just such a home. A seller bought their home for a reason, why, you should ask? (3 comments)
real estate: What Seasoned Agents have taught me - 07/02/11 09:03 AM
I have had the privilege from learning the real estate business around some agents and brokers who have spent their lives in the profession. I have watched them work their prospects and their clients and deals. I have seen them handle telephone calls and emails and I have learned so much. To be honest I have learned so much of what not to do. What they are doing may have worked in the 60′s, 70′s, 80′s or 90′s but does not work now and never will again. The business is different, the agent does not hold all the cards because information (48 comments)
real estate: Production versus Prospecting balance - 07/01/11 09:00 AM
Blogging every day for a year and a half forced me to read and respond to issues within our industry. The result is getting to know more on a daily basis and I love it. Here on Active Rain are some of the best minds in the industry and you can read them daily. Having a problem with a particular issue, Short Sale, Marketing unusual properties, paperwork, anything about our industry you can search and find someone who has written about it. I have not been writing with the same fervor this last month because after focusing on growth of my (4 comments)
real estate: What do you want? A real estate story. - 06/24/11 09:00 AM
Do you know what you want? Can you be clear to someone else what it is you want? How do you define that? In terms of real estate it starts in your mind. Are you thinking of the rooms and amenities, or are you thinking of the location and accessibility? Price is always a consideration, but how you define price can differ. One of the truisms of real estate is that you live with the payment, you don’t live with the price. What this means is that you live with what you have to pay each month and it is that (2 comments)
What would you do today, if you knew you could not fail? What actions would you take, what would you share and how would you treat the people around you. Storyteller Marketing in Real Estate by Larry Lawfer will explore the real estate industry in MA and beyond through the eyes of the community it's people and stories.
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