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CONTACT MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE---EVERYONE'S DILEMMA---WHY KEEP SECRETS? - 04/09/09 11:36 AM
After having spent countless hours researching Contact Management software. I feel that I have learned a lot. AND STILL NOW NOTHING!!!! I have sought info on Google, Yahoo!, AOL and every other search engine. I have searched AR (3 articles!) Millions of AR user entries and only 3 articles on Contact Management? I have to assume that almost every Realtor that "gets it" must use some type of Contact Management system. I would like to open a dialogue concerning the pros and cons of the various, widely available, and even the quietly available systems that are out there. What systems do YOU use (0 comments)
Via Pat Savani (Champion Realty, Inc.): Multiple contracts are happening more as the Anne Arundel County spring market heats up. Here are some tips to have your offer viewed favorably.
An offer is more than just sales price, try to consider all the terms of your offer from the seller's vantage point. Settlement date, financing, inclusions, inspections, home warranties, repairs, seller concessions and the earnest money deposit are all part of an offer. When competing I ask the buyer to consider making an offer at terms where they will have no regrets if their offer is unsuccessful. Nothing is worse than (0 comments)
Via Pat Savani (Champion Realty, Inc.): Seller Appeasement advertising is a disservice to everyone. That’s an ad that is placed in the newspaper to make the seller feel good but really doesn’t get results. In my last Blog I focused on the challenge that the newspaper industry has in identifying a new delivery system for the daily news. Their revenue is down because advertisers are not getting the results they need from newspaper advertising. The ability to search for products and services on the Internet has made newspaper ads literally yesterday’s news. In today’s economy you cannot spend money on ads (0 comments)
Via Pat Savani (Champion Realty, Inc.): In the MRIS service area of Maryland, DC, Northern Virginia and Southern PA, the market continues to show strong buyer interest. Sales for the last 3month average are up 16.7% and inventory continues to be down, last 3month average 21.5%. The consumer is still very price sensitive in spite of affordability index in our market area being at 154%. Open house activity is reflecting the consumers' selectivity. They view properties on the Internet, and then decide which properties they will visit based on price and value. Two properties in close proximity will get very different traffic based (0 comments)
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