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I'm wondering if having an OUTSIDE BLOG is worth having so I thought I'd post this blog and ask the Active Rain community just what they thought before I take the plungs. I've been on Active Rain for over two years now and may subscribe to the AR outside blog idea. I would however like to know what people have thought about it so with that said: Please send comments back to me with any positive or negative experiences they have had. The personal thought is generally the best. I do see different comments around (26 comments)
There are those agents that believe in "updating their voice mail daily. I curious though as to how many agents do this. Changing the voice mail, with the date and time and message seems somewhat repetitive and not needed to me. Most of us have a voice message that answers any calls and we check for these messages through the day. Do you think that changing the voice message daily allows you to be more in control or not? My updated daily message today might go like this..... .." Good morning, this is voice mail for Patricia Aulson @ (8 comments)
Simply amazing...... From start to finish, I showed some buyers a house that they liked, and three others they didn't like only three weeks ago. They submitted an offer and went under contract in 24 hours. Today we got the mortgage commitment to close on July 31st, this was ahead of the contract date due by five days. This is one of the quickest and easiest transactions I've had in years. Yes years....there always seems to be something rearing it's ugly head along the way to close. Not so in this case....it was simply amazing. Everything was done, nice and (2 comments)
ENCOURAGING NEWS FOR THE REAL ESTATE MARKET IN NH....www.patricia4realestate.com-Portsmouth NH Real Estate-Hampton NH Real Estate - 07/19/09 02:40 PM
According to the New Hampshire associations of Realtors this past week, home sales in NH saw a slightl rise in June transactions, another increase in the past four months. June sales numbers recently released by the New Hampshire Association of Realtors showed the number of residential unit sales in June was up 0.5 percent over June 2008 — from 1,145 in 2008 to 1,151 in 2009. While this may be be a huge increase it is some good news . There appears to be a declind in NH housing inventory and a decrease in foreclosures statewide. Also the news shows that (3 comments)
STRAWBERY BANKE MUSEUM....Portsmouth NH...www.patricia4realestate.com-Portsmouth NH Real Estate-Hampton NH Real Estate- - 07/19/09 01:41 PM
STRAWBERY BANKE MUSEUM.... History Happened Here...there is lots of wonderful places to tour if you are in Portsmouth NH but one of my favorites is Strawbery Banke Museum which is located at 14 Hancock Street, Portsmouth NH You are taken back in time when you stroll about marveling at the way people lived back in those days. You can experience four centuries of American life at this wonderful place in Portsmouth New Hampshire's oldest waterfront neighborhood. Lots of newly added exhibits and expanded buided tour options await you. Open Daily at 10:00AM-5PM during May - October For more inforation-check out (0 comments)
SPEECHLESS SUNDAY IN EXETER NH-www.patricia4realestate.com-Portsmouth NH Real Estate-Hampton NH Real Estate-Amesbury, MA - 07/19/09 12:50 PM
It is truly a beautiful day here in Exeter NH. Seacoast NH is especially lovely in summer and finally we are getting some sunny weather days. It rained for a solid month in June into July and that took away from the beautiful ocean side places one can enjoy . Today there are happy faces milling about town, checking out the stores and sights in our Exeter community. I'm in the Prudential office hoping someone might drop in to say "hello, or better yet...' I'd like to buy a house" ....Ha While I don't realistically see that happening I do (4 comments)
Remember the saying...."it's not what you say but how you say it?" I have found when dealing with reluctant sellers you need to be firm about lowering the price to get the exposure it needs.I don't meet with them at the house. I ask them to come to my office where I can discuss with them the plan for getting the home more exposure in a professional atmosphere. Taking them out of the house takes away the emotional element at home. I let them know that I have a plan that will give the home more exposure. At this (12 comments)
ACTIVE RAIN ~ What a great community...www.patricia4realestate.com-portsmouth nh real estate-hampton nh real estate-seacoast nh - 07/15/09 12:04 PM
Well 2 plus years with active rain here is where I rank in the state of NH , county of Rockingham, Town/city of PortsmouthBlog Posts:220Rank in New Hampshire:8 /856Rank in Rockingham County:3 /229Rank in Portsmouth:2 /64 (Featured!)Featured Posts:1Comments Received:1,003Comments Left:3,528Blog Subscribers:17Blog Subscriptions:28It has been a fun and interesting ride so far and I want to thank the Active Rain community for supporting me as a fellow member. Those people at the top of Active Rain have always been there for me when I needed them. The information I've received and the help is not only appreciate but helpful. I would encourage (6 comments)
I wonder if any of you Realtors have gone through a situation where you have shown, or sold a house where a murder has taken place. I was new the area where I showed a home and my buyers love it . Immediately putting in an offer that was accepted, they closed six weeks later. Some time after the closing and the buyers moving in, I meet a person at a gathering who brought up a conversation about a murder that had taken place at that house two years prior. Well, immagine my surprise!! I nearly dropped my drink and (14 comments)
"When we choose not to focus on what's missing from our lives but are grateful for the abundance that's present...we experience heaven on earth." ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I love quotes...some of them are so poinent and really hit the nail on the head so to speak. I saw this quote the other day and thought I'd send it along to show the AR community today. Only the day before I read an articl about how the number of homeless people had risen drmatically. This quote especially hit home with me. The tough economy makes us all vaunerable. Uncertain times are (2 comments)
IF YOU LOVE TO BE NEAR THE OCEAN... YOU'LL LOVE SEACOAST NEW HAMPSHIRE....... You've heard the adage "location is everything" and it is....... Why? Because location is the single most important factor that determines value . This not only applies to the home you buy, it applies to the location that you chose to live. The Seacoast of New Hampshire is the absolout best location! City and rural lifestyles coexist among the changing seasons of New England - the fiery colors of the autumn foliage, the soft pastels of spring flowers, the lush green grass and sandy beaches of (6 comments)
HOME WARRANTY..Are your buyers interested in buying one? www.patricia4realestate.com-Portsmouth NH Real Estate-Hampton NH Real Estate - 07/11/09 03:26 PM
HOME WARRANTY......I can't remember the last time I had a buyer interested in buying a home warranty. It's like life insurance, if you die it's sure nice to have. Not all things or items are covered in the basic plan. One needs to read thoroughly that is covered and see if it's worth it to them. Home Warranty covers the repair or replacement of many of the most frequently occurring breakdowns of home systems and appliances, but not necessarly the entire system. Like everything there are options. Many different plans from which to choose, some include service plans some don't. Some (4 comments)
PRESCOTT PARK, PORTSMOUTH NH ~www.patricia4realestate.com-Portsmouth NH Real Estate-Hampton NH Real Estate-Seacoast NH - 07/11/09 02:42 PM
Located at the edge of the Piscataqua River and across from Strawbery Banke Museum, Prescott Park was donated to the city of Portsmouth around the turn of the century by two sisters, Josie and Sarah Prescott. The popular waterfront park features extensive flower gardens, including large demonstration beds where many varieties of flowers are shown each summer. The park also is the site of one of New England's most popular outdoor summer events, the Prescott Park Arts Festival, which during July and part of August presents a musical and dozens of performances by musicians and theater groups. Since 1974 the festival (2 comments)
I think buyers and sellers are looking for honesty in their real estate agent. The truth is that 10% of the agents do 90% of the business and at the top are those that are likely to be honest and trustworthy. Have you every been "interviewed-I mean really interviewed by a buyer or seller?" curious? The fact that most people want someone they can trust doesn't surprise me or you I'm sure. They want someone who is experienced at their profession and ethical. Being reachable at all time (most times withing reason) is yet another important prerquisite. It's always (0 comments)
HAVE A SAFE AND HAPPY 4TH of JULY FROM THE "LIVE FREE OR DIE STATE!"-patricia4realestate.com-portsmouth nh real estate-Hampton nh real estate - 07/03/09 08:55 PM
HAVE A SAFE AND HAPPY 4TH of JULY FROM THE "LIVE FREE OR DIE STATE!" New Hampshire's highways were bumper to bumper today heading north hoping to have some good weather and lots of fun for the holiday weekend. The weather here in New Hampshire for the last three weeks has rained insesitly and we haven't seen the sun for so long it's depressing. Regardless of the weather people are ready to play this weekend with family and friends and enjoy the time in spite of the weather. There is much to do here in New Hampshire so come on up (2 comments)
NH Bankruptcies Declared .....Portsmouth NH Real Estate-Portsmouth NH Real Estate-www.patricia4realestate.com - 07/02/09 11:51 AM
Just read about bankruptcies in NH ~ While some experts see the recession easing, there was no letup in the number of bankruptcies filed in June.Some bankruptcies were declared in New Hampshire – 412 households and 11 businesses -- 27 percent more than last June, and the most in that month since 1988. That brings the half-year total to 2,475, also a 27 percent increase over the previous first half of the year.If filings continue to come in at the same pace, that would mean nearly 5,000 New Hampshire households and businesses would have filed by the end of the year, (0 comments)
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