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real estate: Business Cards Printed on Both Sides - 02/10/08 04:03 PM
I just recently ordered new business cards that have printing on the back. I had a 2008 calendar printed on the back. I thought if it served as a dual purpose that people would be more apt to hold on to it. It wasn't much more extra for the second side just curious about the results. Does it make a difference? What kinds of things work best on the back of your business card? (11 comments)
real estate: Tips for a Successful Open House - 01/29/08 09:33 PM
There are many things you can do to ensure that you have a successful Open House. I have a file full of ideas that I can use to make my Open House the best it can be. Here are some tips to remember when planning your next one. Put out your Open House signs as early as allowed in our area, not only will more people know about your Open House but it also gets your name out there and known in your area. Prepare a flyer that lists all of your properties that you have on the market. If the home you (3 comments)
real estate: Staged to Sell! - 11/13/07 01:10 AM
In this ever changing market it is important to always go above and beyond to make your listings stand out above the rest. Staging a property is key! If you feel it's something you can't tackle then you can always bring someone in from the outside however staging also doesn't have to be a costly or a major project. Here are some easy tips to keep in mind while staging... The home must have a detailed cleaning inside and out...appearance and curb appeal is a mustMaximize space as people respond to space. You will want to de-clutter the home as much as (7 comments)
real estate: Why an Open House?!? - 11/10/07 10:32 AM
Open houses work! I see them as a benefit as my clients love the exposure and I have a set time each week to get some work done. I always bring my laptop along! I make good use of the downtime during this scheduled time to get certain tasks done as well as make some follow-up calls.
There are several things you can do to promote your open house and attract buyers. In order to get traffic it is important that you advertise your open house by posting it online on sites such as www.craigslist.org as well as on (6 comments)
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