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I need your Help! This is my Buddies website and he wants some feedback! Please be honest. I have shared some of my ideas with him and he wants to hear from you. thanks in advance for your time. http://www.myhomepics.net/ Welcome to MyHomePics.net Where your home shows This site was devolped especially for people who want to sell their own homes in Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin (Broker Listings are welcome also). If you are looking for internet exposure for your home, this is the place. Imagine pictures of your home on the web for all potential buyers to view. How does this work? You start (4 comments)
Whatcha talkin' bout Willis? I hear "Short Sales" are a lot of trouble? Is this True? - 05/31/07 12:21 PM
I spoke with a few agents about short sales today and they explained the process, a little.(thank you) It sounds very interesting to me but then again I'm new and everything sounds interesting. I want to hear from all of those who do them or have done them and will not do another one! Ray Saenz, Realtor from United Property Brokers, INC did a blog giving us a list phone #'s to call. I included his link in my post, so I hope it is OK? :) Ray is a real nice guy who has answered many of my questions. You should visit his posts, (1 comments)
I want my House to have a dot com? Does this really help sell the house? - 05/30/07 06:59 AM
It seems like these days that every house for sale has a dot com address on the real estate sign. My question is does this help sell the house or does it just make the seller feel better? I recently sent out some flyers with some special offers and I included this option. I don't know if I will get a response but I wanted to offer a dot com to help attract more sellers. I don't feel this will sell the house but it might "WOW" the seller. What do you guys think? Any thoughts are good thought to me. Thanks (6 comments)
I think this will WOW your seller! It's FREE! Check it out! - 05/27/07 10:44 PM
What do you Guys think? You can make your own slide show to impress your clients. Tell me if you like it? Thanks in advance for your time Ray Delao Try this link if you can not see the slide show THIS was created at www.slide.com You can use any time of pictures with this. I gave 2 samples of what they have to offer. I'm a new agent and I'm looking for different ideas. If you have any ideas that will help me out, please share thanks again in advance for your time. Ray DeLao Real People Realty (10 comments)
I thought I would share this with you. Very interesting article about how people got approved for homes they could not afford! here is the link but I copied the page for all to see. This is from the AP http://biz.yahoo.com/ap/070526/stretching_the_truth.html?.v=4 Thanks, Ray Delao Neighborhood Swayed by 'Liar's Loans'Saturday May 26, 6:14 pm ET By Adam Geller, AP National Writer At 11 a.m. on alternating Saturdays, they set out rows of folding chairs and spread tables with urns of coffee and boxes of Dunkin' Donuts. And they offered testimony to the bounty of real estate, encouraging their growing flock to buy the wood-frame walk-ups and rowhouses (0 comments)
Do Open Houses Really Help You Sell The House? - 05/21/07 11:49 AM
In my area, I'm told not to bother with an OPEN HOUSE, but I see a lot of OPEN HOUSE signs all over the roads. Is it better to do an OPEN HOUSE on a Saturday or Sunday if I do one? I hear Only Nosey Neighbors stop by. thanks in advance for your time? Ray Delao (7 comments)
Welcome to the Jungle...... - 05/16/07 12:53 PM
It seems everytime I mention that I'm a new agent to people I meet, everyone has an opion about Real Estate. People say they heard "it's a bad time to sell right now, too many house and not enough buyers"," what make you think you can compete with those who are out there now?" "I think this world has more Real Estate agents than Lawyers!" Of course most of it goes in one ear and out the other. So, I have been working on some come backs, but have not used them yet. Do you have any good (nice) comebacks? I think I (4 comments)
Selling Homes on Ebay? Have You Done IT? Or Have You Bought One? - 05/13/07 07:52 PM
I always hear about people buying homes on Ebay and thought, how can that be? Don't you want to do a walk through or get a feel for the area? Please Let me know what your thoughts are on this waying of selling and buying homes on Ebay. Happy Mothers Day! thanks in advance, Ray DeLao (3 comments)
Attention All Blue Light Shoppers? We are Having a Special.........Where? - 05/09/07 09:24 AM
I wanted to ask my fellow Active Rain members where I could get some good Post Cards and Real Estate extras for a reasonable price? I googled Real Estate Post Cards and magnets and a whole bunch came up. Please let me know who you use and recommend. there is soooo many to choose from. thanks Ray (5 comments)
A Co-Workers Friend is Missing. Lisa Stebic has been missing since Monday, April 30th. - 05/06/07 10:29 PM
This is the message that was sent to all the agents in our office. No need to post comments. If you have seen her ,please contact the police. Any lead could help. To everyone I know: Please click on the link below and send this to everyone you know. This is my good friend's sister and she is missing. She is a mother, wife, sister, and daughter! If you were missing, I would do everything I could to find you. Please help find her. -Lauren http://www.findlisastebic.com/ Lisa (not the sameone missing) works in the Office for Real People Realty in Frankfort IL. She was (3 comments)
Where Can I Find True Real Estate Leads? - 05/05/07 02:17 PM
I'm a new agent and I'm trying to get my business started. I tried my friends, family and co workers but no one is buying or selling yet. I tried a "Lead" service and my 1st 2 leads were invalid. 1st lead got mad and "asked where I got his info?" and the 2nd never got past "Hello"! I hope some of the Active Rain members can help. Is it always this rough starting out? Thanks in advance for your time Ray Delao (13 comments)
Real Estate Safety... I need a little help from Active Rain Members - 05/03/07 08:33 AM
I'm a new agent and I need a little help. I need some safety tips for showing a buyer a home.( the do's and don'ts) Where I work they do not offer much training, so I thought I would ask the Pros of the Active Rain Family. Any pointers will be a plus. Thanks in advance. Ray Delao I got this from an Agent in PA Never park your car in the drive way first because you cannot escape. Never have your clients behind you always in front of you and stand in the doorway with your back to the closest exit. Never let children roam (5 comments)
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