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4509 Hamlet Circle, Madison, Wi 53714 Sold and closed - 03/29/07 11:40 PM
A very desireable Cul De Sac ranch. Priced just Right Very well cared and loved for 25 years, This home is very spacious, neat, tidy with a great floor plan. Move right in condition, but this home is priced with the need for new flooring and eventual thought that you will upgrade and add to your equity. Yes this home is large at 1,440 sq feet, but you also get a full basement, fully painted, and immaculately clean with 3 windows for use now, or to finish. Just $192,900 This home offers Great value!! Check Visual tour and mapping search here!!
Check out our free (1 comments)
Results of a good assistant. - 03/29/07 12:52 AM
Following up from my blog about leverage see here I thought I'd follow up with a little note of appreciation for taking that leap again. THIS BUSINESS IS TOO INTENSIVE FOR ONE PERSON. I hired an assistant about 6 weeks ago and as she "gets it" I get busier. She is kept in a stack of paperwork and I am constantly going after other business. I have 2 listings this week so far, another 2 possible, plus at least 2 on the burner for next. This is more fun than I ever imagined. Everyone should get a good assistant. Your Real Estate Guy (5 comments)
If you had invested $1000 in Nortel stock one year ago, it would now beworth $49. With Enron, you would have had $16.50 left of the original$1,000. With WorldCom, you would have less than $5 left. With DeltaAirlines, you would have nothing.But, if you had purchased $1,000 worth of beer one year ago, drank allthat beer, then turned in the cans for the aluminum recycling REFUND,you would have had $134.Based on the above, the best current investment advice I can give youis to drink heavily and recycle. (Email received from a friend) Your Real Estate Guy in Madison Wi (21 comments)
Link to City web site - 03/28/07 12:16 AM
This is a link to the City of Madison website for the Emerson Neighborhood. It contains a map, contact information, amenities, and much more info. http://www.ci.madison.wi.us/neighborhoods/profile/27.html If you come across some nice photos of the neighborhood, just send to me and I will by happy to submit. If you would like to look for homes, you can't find a better web site than, www.RealEstateGuy.Net I remain your neighborhood expert and Real Estate Guy
Try this, it may sound crazy - 03/27/07 11:31 PM
We had an very interesting learning experience from our team meeting. With an outcome surprising and well worth sharing with my friends at AR.. Our Team Coach, Darin Persinger, www.sellshocked.com. Told us how we were behind in our listing Goals and after asking us what we were going to do, (you could say that as an office goes we aren't too big on action.) split us up into two groups. He challenged us to get as many listing appointments in 45 minutes as possible. 1 point for a call, 5 for an appointment. He designated me as one of the leaders. If you are like me, (9 comments)
Marquette Neighborhood, Madison, Wisconsin - 03/27/07 10:31 PM
Marquette Neighborhood - This is one of the best neighborhoods in Madison. Bang on the Isthmus, Just a short bike ride to work around the Capital. Schenks Corner.
Here is one of my all time favorites, Wonders Pub, friendly, fun, good food! Then a good walk along the river to Lake Monona.
city neighborhood map here! http://www.ci.madison.wi.us/neighborhoods/profile/i.html Check out our free mapping search function. Homes Marketed by Real Estate Guy, Madison Wisconsin, http://www.realestateguy.net/ Email email@example.com Real Estate Guy is affiliated with Keller Williams Realty, Crossroads (0 comments)
Leverage takes off - 03/24/07 10:02 PM
Real Estate Guy Team welcomes Bev Kautzky Bev will be our Buyer specialist; she comes to us with 24 years of experience in Residential Sales with various top companies. Bev has a history of working hard for her clients and loves helping people find homes. "Bev and I have known and respected each other for years, but when we sat down to discuss opportunities, we discovered a wonderful fit" Lofts commented. "We are lucky to have such a dedicated professional with extensive market knowledge." Bev will be a great compliment to the team, to work alongside our office assistants, Jennifer Larson (0 comments)
2830 Myrtle St. Madison, Wi - 03/24/07 08:30 PM
An excellend investment property on Madison's East side. Just $169,900 This is a wonderful opportunity to buy Real Estate and having an income from a tenant to supplement your mortgage payments. A price of just $184,500 gets you a well maintained property with rents of about 800 and 750. Price reduced from $199,900 to 177,900, but make us an offer. Now reduced furter to $169,900 See a Virtual Tour here Just over 100 sq ft, 2 bedrooms on both levels. The upper level would make a super owner occupied unit. New deck and fenced rear yard, Room for a garage. Check out our free mapping search (2 comments)
Tech question. - 03/24/07 08:21 PM
Is there a way to email all of one of my associations at once. Foir example I have a group I call my invitees. If they are here because of me, then I want to help them get the value out of it that I am. Otherwise I have just sent them another thing to sign up for. Thanks, and love what I'm learning. Guy in Madison Wi (0 comments)
Why, Mr nice Guy? - 03/23/07 10:59 PM
I received a call today from a local Realtor in another company. He had a referral for me- a listing!! I was driving so after picking myself off the floor, I continued the conversation as if I hadn't driven over the curb and run over 3 people and a garbage can. It turned out that he is doing development. Why didn't he pick his company? Because he felt they weren't strong in the area. So why me? We had worked in different offices in the same company. I know him a bit, and we have a good mutual respect. So here's what I surmise. I have (4 comments)
Great Outside Too! with heated Artist studio. Fenced yard on a quiet street. Bus lines close, near to everyting, Isthmus. Price just $208,000 Check out our free mapping search function. Homes Marketed by Real Estate Guy, Madison Wisconsin, www.RealEstateGuy.net Email firstname.lastname@example.org Real Estate Guy is affiliated with Keller Williams Realty, Crossroads (1 comments)
Market update Madison Wi 2007 - 03/18/07 10:47 PM
Here are the Market Statistics for Feb 07, These have been copied and full credit given to Darin Persinger, who has a wonderful blog at www.sellshocked.com. It is my honor to be in business with Darin at our Crossroads Market center (0 comments)
So how are you finding the market? - 03/17/07 09:21 PM
I am very interested in hearing from you about how you are finding the market. Like many of us, I speak to many across the board in the industry and I really can not get a clear guide from anyone. There are some who say they are doing great, and I am sure some of those who are not really, it is just the thing to say. There are others who say the market sucks. Probably because of 2 things, because their attitude sucks, or because they are not doing the extra things to now necessary to make things good now. I came (5 comments)
5883 Winchester Ave, Sun Prairie, Wi 53590, Sold It! - 03/17/07 09:11 PM
Fine Rural Subdivision, just a few minutes to East Madison. Offer Accepted Click here for a virtual tour A dream to show, this beautiful home in rural wooded subdivision is just 15 minutes to Madison. Bright and airy dining room, with 2 patio doors to a new wrap around deck. Totally new exterior, roof, siding, windows, front porch, garage door. Spacious master bedroom, walk in closet & private walk thru to bathroom. This is a friendly community with organized social events. Home warranty included. REAL ESTATE GUY's web site Check out our free mapping search function. Homes Marketed by Real Estate Guy, Madison Wisconsin, http://www.realestateguy.net/ (0 comments)
10 Birchwood Circle, Madison, Wi 53704 - 03/15/07 10:21 PM
Immaculate, bright, cheery, cul-de-sac Ranch, Yes this one is SOLD Check out Our Virtual Tour Not much from the snowy outside, but the inside greets you with the warmth of a natural gas fire, beautiful wood floors, open vaulted living space, and lots more. Located on the East side, close to major trafic routes, (but not too close)
Loads of space...........................loads of amenities
4 bedrooms, 2500 sq ft, just $234,900-244,900 Check out our free mapping search function. Homes Marketed by Real Estate Guy, Madison Wisconsin, http://www.realestateguy.net/ Email email@example.com Real Estate Guy is affiliated with Keller Williams Realty, Crossroads (0 comments)
Exhausted with Active Rain - 03/15/07 08:54 PM
I am exhausted!! I have spent many hours on AR, learning my way round, writing blogs, posting my listings on listings by address. I've got hooked up with the whole points thing and I am nearly addicted. I have to check my account in the morning and night. I'm up till late, reading and commenting, having fun. In fact I only need to post this blog and I go to #2 in Wisconsin. So then I promise I will back off. ...................................... Until tomorrow!!!!!!! Happy returns for the Irish!!
Madison Wisconsin, Training/Panel Event, "What's up with this market?" - 03/14/07 10:49 PM
On March 29th in Madison Wi, There will be an event open to all agents. It will revolve around a Panel discussion by top agents from all companies and how they are handling the shifting market. This is an ideal opportunity to come get tips from the best in the industry. Plus, for all those web savvy Realtors. Our moderator is none other than. Darin Persinger, top blogger and thinker from www.sellshocked.com The free event will be from 9-12, in the park bank building on High Crossing. Space will be limited, so come early. (0 comments)
Help with Associations, - 03/14/07 12:02 AM
I think I have got a handle on groups, blogs, posts, searches, points, links and invites. Then listings by addreess, how to download photos, images, widgets, etc. But pleeeaaassee, can someone tell me what the advantage of associations. Why would I place my pretty face (humor) on someone else's associations. Why would anyone else do that to me. What can then be achieved? (6 comments)
For the last year. (I first learnt about this at our 2006 convention, fondly called Family Reunion) I have been tracking Actives and pendings, week by week. Did you know you can not look back a year and tell how many homes were on the market, or how many had an offer? The Realtors tool, the Multiple Listing Service MLS, historically only records Sold and Failed to sell homes. So where do you get this info? You track it yourself. Why do I do it? I do it because it gives me a very accurate picture of the trends right up to the (0 comments)
Madison, Wi. is #1 Again - 03/13/07 09:34 PM
Yes it is now official, We have another claim to fame. Madison is the #1 city in the country...... as the most walkable city. Beating out Austin Tx #2, San Francisco Ca. #3, and Miami #98 of 100 The list was commissioned by the American Podiatric Medical Association Click here to rean CNN's article Your guide to Real Estate in Madison Wi, www.RealEstateGuy.net (3 comments)
7204 Century Place, Middleton, Wi, withdrawn from market - 03/09/07 10:49 PM
This home was withdrawn from market Virtual Tour here Many new features, infact virtually brand new. from windows to doors, light fixtures tastefully selected. Enjoy 2 large bedroom suites each with walkin closets. Real Estate Guy's web site mapping home search (3 comments)
More photos click here Yes 2400 Square Ft on one level. This home has tons of space - inside and out! Yes it is almost next door to the city hall. a short walk to several local eateries, minutes bike ride to hundreds of places of employment, minutes drive to at least a dozen more great places. And 20 minutes to anywhere in Madison. What more could be better? For a visual tour click here Great central location! A rare opportunity for a one acre wooded lot with a large 4 bedroom ranch. Enjoy a spacious open plan home, new kitchen and a beautiful (0 comments)
E-Marketing, Maximizing your homes exposure! - 03/04/07 11:17 PM
There are so many online tools to promote your homes, here is a selection of ways that the Real Estate Guy will show your home. Don't forget that 78% of buyers start their home search online. (NAR statistic 2004) read on to find out about the Standard online marketing for the Real Estate Guy. All homes get a Virtual tour, from Visual tours. Check out here. These get posted to all MLS listings, everywhere they get uploaded. Plus to Realtor.com on a paid update. Keller Williams Listing Service KWLS - places your home on 75,000 web sites. Check here Being at the forefront of technology, KW has developed (2 comments)
Leverage, the difference a good assistant makes - 03/02/07 10:42 PM
It comes to us all, at some point in time. Some sooner than others. Some of us resist, kicking and screaming. "I want control, my clients want me to be handling their sale" etc. Yes, I am referring to that point in time where the agent gets too busy and starts to spend his waking hours trying to keep up with the business they have generated. Then what happens? Lead generation goes down the tubes and then your business follows. This leads to a roller coaster cycle of ups and downs. This can only be broken by Leverage, (what our company calls one (10 comments)
Ignorance or Malice and the Realtor Code of Ethics - 03/01/07 09:19 PM
I am a newbie at this blogging thing I hope this is not too controversial for a public forum. I wanted to start a discussion about the ethics of the practice of our competition spreading lies about us. What we call lies spread by either ignorance or malice. Having been around KW for several years, I know it happens in many markets not just here, but it is particularly bad here. I happened to be at the same table as the owner of the biggest regional company (I guess he is unaware that I represent KW) and unprovoked, he flies into 3 or (0 comments)
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