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Do Realtors get Sick Days? - 09/28/09 11:24 AM
It’s Monday morning and I feel awful. I hate to admit it but I wish I had a 9-5 job today. I’ve been battling the flu for 4 days now and I think the flu is winning! I’m the worst at allowing myself a day off just to rest. I feel guilty when I know home buyers have questions, my listings and sellers want answers and feedback on showings. Ughh…I just want to hide and climb into bed. Someone bring me some tea, my laptop, a few movies and maybe a popsicle or two. I just want to take a nap (4 comments)
Limited choices of Homes in a Saturated Market? - 09/24/09 11:49 AM
The first time home buyer rush is on but I'm seeing an interesting trend already. We still have several weeks to find homes and make the cutoff for the $8000 tax credit deadline by November 30th. BUT…What if you can't find a home you like??
If you’re thinking it’s a buyers market, you’re right and wrong all in the same thought. Yes, there are tons of homes available but they may not meet your criteria. The homes that are available might be distressed or short sales. Those are going to be a tight squeeze to close by November (0 comments)
. Via Bob Haywood, www.BobHaywood.com (McGraw Realtors): Okay everyone, it's time for a fun twist on Active Rain Bonus Points contest. This time we're going "Retro" and asking you to kick up the laugh factor by Yearbooking yourself. What is Yearbooking yourself you ask? Good question. Check out the handsome guy below.
Yep, it's me...Bob Haywood in 1960 on the left and 1970 on the right! I made the pics using www.yearbookyourself.com. And (2 comments)
A letter to myself... - 09/20/09 11:10 AM
Dear Self, I know it's Sunday and you'd really like to lay around the house and do nothing...but, the world is calling and you need to get out there! The new buyer you're meeting this afternoon is looking forward to making his dreams of buying come true. He's done his work and gotten qualified for a loan, just like you asked. He searched through the homes you sent and picked out 6 to view. He's doing his part now you go do yours. Make him feel special. Give him information that can help better his financial future! Treat him like (0 comments)
OK, it's almost lunch time and I'm hungry just thinking about some kabobs, gyro's and baklava. Jackpot, it's the annual Greek Festival sponsored by... Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church 5000 Lead Mine Road Raleigh , NC 27612-3434 USA Phone: 919.781.4548
Now, I might not know much about the church, but I'm thankful that they like to EAT and DANCE! I'm sure it's going to be a great time and there will be lots of fun had by everyone. It's a great spot to bring the kiddo's too. FREE ENTRY TICKET HERE: http://img.forministry.com/F/F2/F28DC993-A1B0-4E7D-BF583F2E2661F48A/DOC/FestivalTicket2009.pdf
HomeBuyer Tour by LIMO in Raleigh... - 09/16/09 03:12 PM
1ST TIME HOMEBUYER HOME TOUR!When: Saturday Oct. 3, 2009 at 9:30 AM Where: 900 Ridgefield Dr. Suite 90Raleigh NC 27609 WHY BUY NOW? The $8,000 tax credit is only available for homes purchased BEFORE November 30, 2009. The clock is ticking... With a record number of houses on the market it is a buyers market...there are DEALS! Government backed financing allows for no or low down payments with less then perfect credit. Money is available...Record breaking low interest rates means more house for your money! Ride in Style Qualified participates will be able to preview the premier listings in the area via limousines at absolutely no (3 comments)
"Social Media Mumbo Jumbo"...Dear Agent, thanks for saying NO - 09/16/09 12:53 PM
Dear Agent, Here's my THANK YOU AND VIRTUAL HIGH FIVE for not taking social media serious. I'm not saying face to face marketing is dead, but it's certainly dying. Since you didn't heed my warnings in those office meetings, I'm taking over the net while you sit and wait for the phone to ring. My new listing campaign (it's all web based) will reach thousands of people who are relocating to my area while the tiny ad, that cost you hundreds, will sit unread each week in the classifieds or real estate section of the paper. To all the folks who (0 comments)
I'm super excited to check this out with my 3 year old. Mr and Mrs Potato head are some of our favorite toys to enjoy together. Yes, I'm still a goofy kid at heart.
If you haven't checked out Marbles Kids Museum in Raleigh, NC...WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?? It's great fun for little ones and parents. I'm giving you a heads up though, laughter and smiles are abundant. If you're in a grouchy mood, this place will change that.
It's great fun and this national tour sponsored by Northwestern Mutual foundation won't stick around (0 comments)
Thinking about moving into the Raleigh, Durham, NC area... Educate yourself before you jump into a move...it can save you $$$
This savvy Realtor chick is here to tell it like it is!
I cover Raleigh, Durham, Wake County, Cary, Morrisville and the greater Triangle, NC areas.
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