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real estate agent: Spring Fling in Western MA! - 04/14/09 12:56 PM
SPRING FLING BROKER'S OPEN HOUSE TOUR! April 16, 2009 11am-1pm Three homes: Three Course Lunch: One Great Prize! Appetizers with Kim Landry at:2 Deer Run, Holyoke, MA10 rm, 4br, 5ba Cape on 2+acres$589,900 Lunch with Erin Morris at:35 Fairview Drive, Westfield, MA9rm, 4br, 2ba Victorian$264,900 Dessert with Lesley Lambert at:1046 Granville Rd, Westfield, MAHistoric 4br Colonial on 2acres.$243,000 Visit all three homes, fill out questionnaire & be eligible for a $75 gas card! PARK SQUARE REALTY 413-575-3611 (0 comments)
real estate agent: Announcing www.lesleylambert.com- My new and improved AR outside blog! - 01/26/09 10:07 AM
After much confusion about how I wanted to handle my blogging, I decided that using ActiveRain's new outside blog option would be the simplest and best solution. I didn't want to spend precious time learning how to format in a whole new system...that time should be spent on prospecting and working my sphere. I know that blogging is important, it has already given me some new leads, but I want the easiest route to those leads.
Enter Brad Andersohn to explain how these new outside blogs will work to solve my riddle! After extensive(and very patient) explanations and multiple phone (2 comments)
real estate agent: When You Fall You Get Back Up ...how an online video made me cry. - 01/06/09 08:08 PM
I don't think I am too different than many folks when I state that 2008 was a monumentally tough year. It was hard on me emotionally on both business and personal levels and most of my clients, friends and family members have expressed the same. Having spent much time picking myself back up after repetitive knock downs, I can find myself losing the energy to get up. It is easy to get wrapped up in one's own personal crisis du jour and to forget that everyone has problems and many of them are far more impacting than your own. This story (51 comments)
real estate agent: Risotto and Real Estate - 01/04/09 06:49 PM
Ok, so you caught me, this post has absolutely nothing to do with real estate (other than it is a realtor who is posting it :p )! However, I was chatting with some tweeps on twitter today and mentioned that I was making risotto for dinner. I had shown houses all day long in the cold Western Massachusetts winter weather and was ready for a hearty and warm meal. A fellow realtor @kathy_jackson asked for the recipe and it got me to thinking that I don't HAVE a recipe.
I told her I would try to write it out (9 comments)
Are you stressed out about mortgage payments? Do you think your only option is a foreclosure? Is a short sale right for you? Millions and millions of homeowners are asking themselves the same questions. It is projected that over 20,000,000 homeowners will have negative equity in their homes in the very near future. In other words, they will owe more on their homes than they are worth. Over 2.9 million homes have foreclosed in the last three years and the number is only expected to grow. Expect the effects of the estate recession to ripple for years to come. What (8 comments)
I sat down and watched my all time favorite classic Christmas movie: Santa Claus is Coming to Town with my daughters the other night. While enjoyable for all the normal reasons, I was reminded of a very important lesson while enjoying a song. Here are the lyrics to the song: "Put one foot in front of the otherAnd soon you'll be walking cross the floorPut one foot in front of the otherAnd soon you'll be walking out the doorYou never will get where you're goingIf you never get up on your feetCome on, there's a good tail wind blowingA fast walking man (4 comments)
When choosing a real estate agent in Westfield, MA to sell your home there are many factors to consider, not the least of which should be the power of the company behind that agent. One of the reasons I work with Park Square Realty is because of the high level of standards and quality in the agents here. We focus on getting our listings sold and we are succeeding! In a recent company email we were given the following exciting stats: 1. Park Square Realty is by far the smallest company (# of agents) out of the top 5 in both (4 comments)
real estate agent: Standing Out In the Crowd and Giving Thanks! - 11/18/08 08:43 AM
I have been searching for a memorable way to contact my sphere of influence here in Westfield, MA and current clients for a few weeks now. I wanted to make a gesture that would stand out from the crowd (and all of the other real estate agents) and let them know that I was thinking of them and am grateful for their business and friendship. After much consideration, I decided that I would skip the Holiday/Christmas card mailing this year and instead I would send Thanksgiving cards. I ordered this cute card:
from www.123print.com and had it personalized "With gratitude (2 comments)
real estate agent: Did Your House Fail To Sell? Expired Listing Rejuvenation! - 11/13/08 12:40 PM
Is this the sign that you want buyers to see? If your listing has expired with one or more REALTORS and you still want or need to sell then you need to be very careful with your next agent or the impression that the public will get is just that....STILL for sale. Long term listings can cause a property to have a stigma within the public eye, one that can keep the right buyer from even looking at the home. So, how do you choose the right agent to take your move to the finish line? Here are a few suggestions: (18 comments)
Lesley Lambert (413-575-3611) Real Estate Agent,Realtor,Westfield, MA,
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