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What's Happening 12-31-11 - 12/31/11 11:37 AM
Ready to say good bye to 2011 and hello to a New Year? I am sure many people are looking forward to a New year since 2011 had many problems with the economy and high unemployment. But overall it has been an excellent year for Silver Star Real Estate and we have experienced tremendous results for our clients in the past year. We are looking forward to 2012 and have some great new strategies for marketing to implement in the coming year. If you think the foot print we leave on the internet was impressive in the past, well you have (2 comments)
My Top 10 for 2011 - 12/29/11 01:06 PM
Well you know the year is almost over when you start seeing news stories or articles that are lists of the Top 10 Whatever It is That Does Not Amount to a Hill Of Beans But We Will Talk About Anyway.... Yet these kind of posts must be popular considering how many of them we see. Or maybe they are super easy and a great way to write a quick article? So let me try the same thing and ask what were My Top 10 Website Pages for 2011? Index (Home Page) Search Free List Foreclosures Silver Star Listings (My Companies (0 comments)
What's Happening 12-28-11 - 12/28/11 12:08 PM
Bright and sunny out today but it is pretty chilly if you ask me. Still what do you really expect the temps to be the week after Christmas? So how does this Hump Day find you? I am busy and will have to run and pay our property taxes in just a little while. Not looking forward to standing in line with all the other people that wait until the last minute. Speaking of property taxes, had a couple stop by the office to see what they could do to get their taxes lowered. They had bought a tract of land (2 comments)
What's Happening 12-27-11 - 12/27/11 11:03 AM
Looks like we are in for a rainy dreary day in Upstate South Carolina. I hope you will be careful while out driving to exchange or return gifts or use the gift cards you may have received for Christmas. And try to be polite.... It seems that too many people have forgotten the reason for the season. Too much blatant commercialism and concern about getting or giving gifts. I was happy to just spend time with my family and be thankful about my Dad's health being much better than it was just a few years ago. There is a world of (0 comments)
What's Happening 12-26-11 - 12/26/11 11:14 AM
Good morning! I hope you got everything on your wish list for Christmas. I have been trying to figure out what to do with this big lump of coal this morning..... Not exactly what I wanted Santa to bring me..... I think last week or the week before I talked a little about what I wanted for Christmas was for my website to get better results. Which means constantly adding new content to keep the search engines happy. But it can't just be me talking about any old thing. It needs to be relevant content about real estate and Upstate South (2 comments)
What's Happening 12-23-11 - 12/23/11 12:33 PM
Hello! Got all your Christmas shopping done yet? What about stocking up on groceries for this weekend? I am really looking forward to spending some quality time with my family. I work too much and do not get to see them as much as I want. But that is my fault isn't it? Last night, I was trying to wrap things up and I saw an article posted to my Facebook wall about how SC State Senator Bryant agrees with a study that recommends that real estate agents in SC do NOT need to be licensed. Now I am not sure (0 comments)
What's Happening 12-22-11 - 12/22/11 11:54 AM
Only 3 more days until Christmas! I am looking forward to spending time with my family and trying to NOT think about real estate. We are also rapidly approaching the end of the year and it means it is time to start reflecting on the past year and what you hope for the New Year. I am really hoping to implement some exciting new tools for the coming year. I did accomplish some of my goals for this year. Yet it should go without saying if you are complacent, then you will eventually be left behind as your competition moves ahead. (0 comments)
What's Happening 12-21-11 - 12/21/11 12:34 PM
A dreary wet Hump Day and it is somewhat quiet. Maybe people are busy with last minute Christmas shopping.... Of course the keys to a home in Upstate SC would be a great stocking stuffer..... Just a suggestion..... Anyway, just posted another great article over at my website with plenty of information for buyers, sellers and anyone that wants to learn the latest real estate news. Today I wrote about: Fannie Mae December 2011 Economic Outlook Campbell/Inside Mortgage Finance HousingPulse Tracking Survey Shadow Inventory of Foreclosed Homes Latest market reports for Upstate SC Please check out Fannie Mae December 2011 Economic (0 comments)
What's Happening 12-20-11 - 12/20/11 12:50 PM
Only 5 day till Santa makes his round the world trip. Will he be visiting you? Have you been naughty or nice this past year? I have a short list for Santa this year: Smiles on Client's faces Money in Client's pockets Higher search results for my website Lower bounce rate for my website Not asking for much am I? Almost like when i was a kid and kept asking for a go cart. It was never going to happen since my parents were extreme worry warts. But I kept on asking.... I did get the BB gun I wanted though. (0 comments)
What's Happening 12-19-11 - 12/19/11 09:38 AM
Got a busy busy day ahead but before I start my daily routine of kicking butts and taking names I needed to stop by here and share a link. I just wrote an interesting article over at my website that anyone thinking about buying a home should read: They Are Making Plans...Are You (0 comments)
What's Happening 12-18-11 - 12/18/11 02:17 PM
Only 7 more shopping days until Christmas. I am sure most people are focused on making sure everyone on their gift list is taken care of. But as crazy as it might sound, there are still people buying homes during the Holidays. Don't believe me? Then check out the latest Market Snapshots for Upstate SC: Anderson County Market Report for the Week Ending 12-16-2011 Oconee County Market Report for the Week Ending 12-16-2011 Pickens County Market Report for the Week Ending 12-16-2011 And since we are talking about the real estate market in Upstate South Carolina, then you may want to (5 comments)
Record Breaking Mortgage Rates! - 12/17/11 12:18 PM
How's that for a headline to get your attention? I am sure that many potential home buyers will get greedy and continue waiting, while someone else snatches up the home of their dreams. In real estate, if you snooze you lose... Does that mean you should rush out and buy a home without doing your research? NO Do the super low mortgage rates mean you can skip having an indepth discussion with your mortgage lender about what type of mortgage is best for you? NO Do the super low rates mean you should rush your home buying decision and just find (2 comments)
What's Happening 12-15-11 - 12/15/11 05:20 PM
Just got a second before running out the door. Busy busy busy! Just posted another great article over on my website I wish you would check out. Today's Topics: Freddie Mac Economic Outlook December 2011 Decrease in Foreclosures or Just a Blip? Are the Independent Foreclosure Reviewers Impartial? Insider Trading in Congress Conflicted or Full of Crap? NAR Sales Numbers Were Wrong! Please read all about these subject at Real Estate News You Can Use 12-15-11 (0 comments)
What's Happening 12-14-11 - 12/14/11 10:09 AM
Another Hump Day and I definitely got humped this morning with a dead battery again. Battery and alternator check as being OK so not really sure what is happening. It may be a relay sticking but not sure at this point..... Certainly not the way I wanted to start my day. Already behind. I have got a teleconference this afternoon and found out yesterday I have to go through some BS training to submit invoices online for a foreclosed home I am listing. Oh did I mention I had to pay $50 bucks to take this class? Every time you turn (2 comments)
What's Happening 12-13-11 - 12/13/11 09:46 AM
Good morning! Got to get a bunch of stuff today because tomorrow I am planning on helping a friend set up a website for his business to expand his internet presence. We already know what we want to rank for and honestly there isn't much competition for his keyword so I am hoping to be able to help him quickly. But one of the things you have to understand about internet marketing is that you will not show up overnight in the search results. It takes time and you must be constantly work to drive traffic by adding useful and relevant (0 comments)
What's Happening 12-12-11 - 12/12/11 01:26 PM
Ah Monday! So you had an Ace up your sleeve with the dead battery this morning? While I appreciate your effort to derail me from kicking butt and taking names first thing early this morning, nothing will stop me! Well, I have my car back on the road and I am working to catch up from this minor delay. As a matter of fact, I just posted another information packed article over at my website. Today's Topics: Clear Capital Reports U.S. Home Prices Flat The Effect of Consumer Confidence on Real Estate Are Bad Appraisals Hurting Housing Recovery? Politicians Should Read (0 comments)
What's Happening 12-11-11 - 12/11/11 01:08 PM
Good afternoon! Well if you are not out with the crazy people doing their Christmas shopping then maybe I have something that might interest you on a cold Sunday afternoon... Anderson County Market Report for the Week Ending 12-9-2011 Oconee County Market Report for the Week Ending 12-9-2011 Pickens County Market Report for the Week Ending 12-9-2011 Mortgage Rate Update for the Week Ending 12-9-2011 (4 comments)
What's Happening 12-9-11 - 12/09/11 10:12 AM
At long last Friday has arrived again! Super busy day ahead for me. So much so I am stressed about getting everything done. Do you ever have those days? It is good to be busy but I have found that making a list and putting your different tasks in order can help. The fact the paper this list is on is about 3 miles long doesn't help though...... Well just posted another information packed article over at my website. Today's Topics are: Fewer Mortgage Delinquencies in 2012 Fannie Mae Housing Survey for November 2011 HUD Housing Scorecard November 2011 No More (0 comments)
What's Happening 12-8-11 - 12/08/11 12:14 PM
Well it might look bright and sunny out today but the tempature has dropped back into the Make-Mark-Whine zone. It is going to be in the 50s today but I am cold natured and love the warm weather... Who am I kidding, I love the HOT weather! Maybe Santa will bring me a mild winter..... I have been good this year.... If you don't believe me just ask my cat......
She is really sweet but just a little on the chunky side. Just more to love.... Moving on to something more serious, I just posted another great article over at (0 comments)
What's Happening 12-7-11 - 12/07/11 02:02 PM
Good afternoon! Rainy dreary day but just got through pulling another listing off the internet that went under contract this morning. It was a super cheap house that was selling at a bargain price. Sadly it had suffered an interior fire and needed rehabbing.... Because we priced it to reflect both the condition and local market conditions..... It was cheap...... Really cheap.... Like priced at the value of the land cheap...... The cheaper the home, the nuttier the phone calls..... Words cannot describe how happy I am to have this home under contract because it means the crazy phone calls will (0 comments)
What's Happening 12-6-11 - 12/06/11 12:06 PM
Busy day again. Got a buyer that is supposed to come to the office in just a little while to write up an offer on one of my listings. Not sure if it will work out or not. But IF he actually sticks to what he said on the phone, there is a pretty good chance that my seller clients will agree. Which brings up a very important subject for anyone that is looking at homes or real estate: There is only one way to buy real estate: Make an Offer! If you want to buy a home or house, (0 comments)
Trail Road Belton SC - 12/06/11 11:15 AM
Sorry this home is no longer available! Please visit my website to Search All Available Listings in Anderson, Oconee and Pickens Counties! (2 comments)
What's Happening 12-5-11 - 12/05/11 01:31 PM
Just a moment before running out the door for a closing and then on to complete some tasks for a new listing. Hope you are surviving another Monday.... As usual I have posted another information packed article over at my website with my normal snarky, sarcastic editorial comments. Today's Topics: Perfect House for a Zombie Attack Were the Recent Unemployment Numbers Really Cause for Celebration? Lack of Prosecution for Financial Crimes Hurting Real Estate Recovery? Reasons for a Slow Real Estate Market? Please check out Real Estate News You Can Use 12-5-11 (0 comments)
What's Happening 12-4-11 - 12/04/11 01:07 PM
Good afternoon! Well Clemson managed to win the ACC championship so I am sure there are plenty of happy Tiger fans today. The chatter on Facebook was overwhelming by my friends that are Clemson fans. I am sure my dad is happy since he graduated from Clemson. Growing up, about the only time I spent with Dad doing the Father-Son type thing was when we would drive down to attend a Clemson game. It was great as long as they won, otherwise it was a very long ride home.... Anyway, just posted the latest market snapshots for Upstate SC: Anderson County (0 comments)
What's Happening 12-2-11 - 12/02/11 11:46 AM
I would say TGIF but as usual I will be working all weekend. Might even get to show a home to the same person that has called 3-4 times and said they were coming to look at one of my listings. You can bet money I will be sitting by the phone all day to wait on this person....... Or maybe I will get to show a home to the woman that called earlier this week wanting to get inside the home she used to own. Not because she wanted to buy it back from the person she sold it to. (0 comments)
What's Happening 12-1-11 - 12/01/11 12:19 PM
First Day of December! Only 24 shopping days left! What are you wanting Santa to bring you this year? I want a lower bounce rate and a more sticky website that will rank even higher and get even more eyes on my client's properties. Not asking much am I? But I imagine that unless you are into internet marketing you may not understand what bounce rate means or how a website can be more sticky. Bounce rate is how many people stay on your website instead of "bouncing" away after they arrive. You only have 10-15 seconds to get them interested (2 comments)
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