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This past Tuesday, Jeff & I attended the IAR Region I Road show held this year in La Porte County, in the Grand Ballroom of the Blue Chip Casino in Michigan City. We go every year and especially look forward to the legislative updates by Sally Johnson our IAR government affairs/Lobbyist and legal updates by IAR attorney Richelle Cohen Mossler.
3 things I found interesting from this conference which was attended by nearly 200 REALTORS/members of our local GNIAR Board: The Statewide Number of Members of the Indiana Association of REALTORS has dropped from (4 comments)
la porte county in: School Bus Safety Tips - 08/17/09 01:32 PM
This Week is Back to School week in Valpo! Here is a brochure we'd like to share again, this time not only to our clients, but to all parents who have school age children :) As always we appreciate your Business and Referrals. Sincerely, Jeff & Grace Safrin Broker/ Owners, F.C. Tucker 1st Team Real Estate - serving NW Indiana Independently Owned & Operated.
Help us in welcoming Ty Gammon, experienced REALTOR to F.C.Tucker Company's newest affiliate brokerage: F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate - serving Northwest Indiana! Ty's commitment to public service both personally and professionally, combined with her local marketplace knowledge and Internet savvy skills make her a great candidate to come on board with our Virtual Office Model of Real Estate Practice for professionals. If you are looking to buy or sell a home or property in Lake, Porter or La Porte Counties in NW Indiana, Talk to Ty @ 219 - 252 - 0285 email : email@example.com She's also here on Active Rain
la porte county in: Come Home to The Country - Renovated Farm House on 2 Acres of Land w/ Big Barn in La Porte County, IN - 07/25/09 03:50 PM
NEW LISTING ON THE MARKET..... Join the eastward moving trend of relocating to La Porte County in Northwest Indiana. This New Carlisle, IN turn of the century rennovated Farm Home on 2 Acres of wooded land offers a 42 x 48 level barn w/ loft storage and a detached Garage that is climate controlled heated + central A/C! With access to South Bend, IN or Chicago via Indiana Tollroad or South Shore Train, you can make this affordable property a vacation spot or year round dwelling! 1st Time Home Buyers will have to work quickly to have this home closed by (5 comments)
July 14, 2009 Grace & Jeff Safrin (219)309-9930 (office) (219)309-3809 (mobile) firstname.lastname@example.org
F. C. Tucker opens new Valparaiso office Grace and Jeff Safrin found F. C. Tucker/1st Team Real Estate
VALPARAISO - Grace and Jeff Safrin, longtime Tucker sales associates, have opened F. C. Tucker's 32nd affiliate office, F. C. Tucker/1st Team Real Estate. F. C. Tucker is the largest independent real estate company in Indiana. The Safrins will continue to serve clients in Lake, Porter, LaPorte and Starke counties. In real estate since 1999, the Safrins are already Life Time Members of the Presidents (2 comments)
We are humbled to be afforded this opportunity and excited to be affiliated with Indiana's Largest Real Estate Company that has been in business since 1918. It's been a whirlwhind of a week and we'd like to thank those who helped make the dream a reality - our dear family & friends, loyal clients, business associates, and especially to our former Broker who made the transition smooth and professional for everyone, by her support and collaborative efforts! Stay tuned for future blogs and More Exciting News about our non-traditional Business Model with generous compensation options for experienced REALTORS that think out of the box and beyond the office :) A recent Inman (6 comments)
la porte county in: Hoosier Home Buyers Should Check this out ->The Indiana Housing & Community Development Market Stabilization Program - 07/02/09 01:17 PM
FYI->The Indiana Housing & Community Development Market Stabilization Program has monies available for Home Buyers to buy a Home in Indiana! This Program is explained in more detail @ IndianaHousingNow.org $15,000 is available to Home Buyers in Indiana who qualify based on Income Guidelines toward the purchase of a home that is not rquired to be re-paid if the property remains the homebuyers' principal residence for at least 10 years. This downloadable brochure provides more details on this program for your review. If you are looking to purchase a home in Northwest Indiana and need professional representation, please give us a call to serve as (2 comments)
la porte county in: From Our Home to Yours - Happy Memorial Day Weekend ! - 05/23/09 11:31 AM
From Our Home to Yours..... Wishing you & your families a safe, healthy and Happy Memorial Day weekend. Enjoy the blessings of family & friends at local events, parades, picnics, bbq's, outings, etc... and here are some fireworks Jeff recently captured after a baseball game : Sincerely, Jeff & Grace Safrin - "Spouses Selling Houses" TM Real Estate Broker Associates with F.C. Tucker Advantage Realty - phone # 219-405-1232. Valparaiso residents serving Lake, Porter, La Porte, Jasper & Newton Counties in NW Indiana. On Facebook ?...... be-friend us - look up Jeff Safrin : ) Linked in ??..... link to (7 comments)
la porte county in: Top 10 Reasons to List Your Home For Sale using the Professional Services of “Spouses Selling Houses“ TM… - 05/12/09 11:16 AM
Top 10 Reasons to List Your Home For Sale using the Professional Services of "Spouses Selling Houses" TM... 1) Satisfied Clients Our proven record of providing clients with the best possible service speaks for itself. Please feel free to read our many client Testimonials @ www.safrin.net 2) Straight Talk We don't tell clients what they want to hear if it's not reality. Last year we turned down as many Listings as we SOLD. In this market, there is a difference between wanting to SELL or wanting to STAY. We work collaboratively with those who are willing to listen to professional (0 comments)
la porte county in: Counter Offers in Real Estate - They Don't Always Work....3RD times a charm - This seller accepted the offer as written! - 05/02/09 11:09 AM
Counter Offers in Real Estate - They Don't Always Work....3RD times a charm - This 3rd seller accepted the offer as written - and we closed ! When we get an offer to purchase on one of our listings and it is substantiated by recent comparable solds and it has reasonable terms and conditions, we inform our sellers that a COUNTEROFFER is in fact a rejection of the Original offer...the BUYER does not have to come back at all...and in a market like this...you can't EXPECT them to, especially when there is plenty of other properties out there to chose from. Putting (2 comments)
la porte county in: La Porte County Home SOLD - Your Choice of REALTORS does make a difference. - 04/25/09 11:20 AM
La Porte County Home SOLD - Your choice of REAL Estate Professionals does make a difference. Not every REALTOR is the same... Not every Listing Experience is the same... We tell this to clients who've had multiple previous agents in the past. At first they doubt. Then when their home gets marketed to the masses by a Team who has a Certified Residential Specialist (Grace) and showings and offers come in and we counter with suggestions to facilitate successful closure by an 'out of the box' thinking Real Estate Broker( Jeff) ....the Home is SOLD in only 91 days on the Market! (8 comments)
_____________ Jeff& GraceSafrin " Spouses Selling Houses" TM Real Estate Broker Associates with F.C. Tucker - Indiana's Largest Real Estate Company If we can help you find a home or land in NW Indiana, give us a call @ 219-405-1232 - we are Full Time Full Service Real Estate Brokers serving Lake, Porter, La Porte, Counties. On Facebook ?...... be-friend us - look up Jeff Safrin : ) Linked in ??..... link to us... look up Grace Safrin : ) TWITTER?? ...Follow.... SAFRIN
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la porte county in: We get a Call from ABC News Nightline and the Whirlwind begins...... - 02/26/09 10:12 AM
It's amazing that a 7 minute story spot on ABC News Nightline comes from several trips (days) and many hours of filming the actual story..... We have a whole different level of respect for the long hours and hard work that producers, reporters, and camera crew put into their craft. And..... we now realize that editing(cutting and pasting bits and pieces of what is said over several days of work to create & reduce this story into just a few minutes, doesn't give the whole picture, but we pray it will turn out as we intended:) Next week, there will be (11 comments)
la porte county in: 1st Time HomeBuyers in NW Indiana - Now's the Time to Shop for a Home ! - 02/20/09 04:25 PM
The centerpiece of the NEW Stimulus Package is a First Time HomeBuyers Tax Credit ! Which means you may be eligible to claim up to $8,000. on your tax return **reducing your income tax liability if you are a First Time Homebuyer and CLOSE on a Property by December 1st, 2009. With Interest Rates being Lowest in years, Why Pay Rent when You can OWN? If we can help you find a home that suits your Budget and needs in NW Indiana ... ( Lake County, Porter County, La Porte County, Jasper County or Newton County ) Please give us a (6 comments)
February 13, 2009 F.C. Tucker/Advantage Realty Sales Associates Honored at Awards Banquet RENSSELAER, Indiana - The Safrin Team of F.C. Tucker/Advantage won several awards this week at F.C. Tucker Company's annual awards banquet in Indianapolis.
Awards were as follows: Leading sales producer for the Rensselaer office - Based on highest closed volume Presidents Club - Life member, based on personal income Executive Sales Club - Achieved more than $3 million in sales Realty Alliance Award - Among the top 20 percent of the nation's REALTORS based on sales
#2 = Condition - you only get a 1st impression once! Well kept homes, staged / decluttered, in Move-in ready condition will beat all competition (if priced well:) #3 = Exposure - you can have an awesome home at a great price, but if it is not continually bombarding the Internet surfing BUYERS again and again to (6 comments)
la porte county in: Rolling Prairie, IN -New Listing- 5 Wooded Acres + Spacious 2 Story Near New Schools! - 01/27/09 05:18 PM
Opportunity Knocks to own a parcel of Wooded Acreage in NorthWest Indiana very conveniently located to Major Roads between La Porte. IN and South Bend, Indiana in the scenic countryside of Rolling Prairie, Indiana. nearby NEW Middle and High Schools ! South Shore Railroad Trainstop is not too far either (Hudson Lake) for commuting to Chicagoland! below are Map, Information and Photos of this lovely property! xxxx To schedule a private showing of this Lovely property or If we can help you achieve your real esate goals in 2009, give us a call @ 219-405-1232. _____________________________________________________________________________________________ We are Full (5 comments)
If we can help you achieve your real esate goals in 2009, give us a call @ 219-405-1232. _____________________________________________________________________________________________ We are Full Time, Full Service, Real Estate Brokers serving Lake, Porter, La Porte, & Starke Counties in NW IN. Click below to read / subscribe (4 comments)
la porte county in: Thankful Reflections - We Appreciate your Business and Referrals ! - 01/09/09 11:09 AM
For the Last Decade, every January we've usually run a One Page Color Ad in the Local Homes & Life Styles Magazine thanking & listing by name the Co-op REALTORS throughout NorthWest Indiana who've worked collaboratively with us to SELL listings! This year, we noticed these Books are not moving from the local grocery store stands? And the size has shrunk to about 1/4 of the thickness that it was a decade ago. So....here is our online Thank You CARD ( which has a shelf -life of more than 2 weeks :)
Thankful Reflections Jeff & Grace Safrin - Real Estate Brokers with F.C.Tucker wish (2 comments)
la porte county in: New Listing - Come Home To The Country - La Porte, Indiana Ranch Home For Sale - 12/29/08 10:43 PM
This Custom Built Ranch Home on Nearly an Acre of Property (fenced Backyard) overlooks scenic farmland. Extra insulation that raises the R value helps keep utility bills low! The wide hallways & doorways, oversized bathrooms, and flush entry thresholds, plus a convenient ramp from the garage into the home make this property handicap accessible if needed. Click on the links for more info about this NEW LISTING : XXXX
Wondering about Relocating to NorthWest Indiana's La Porte County??? Just an Hour From Downtown Chicago by the Famous Electric Shore Shore Train Line (or either Indiana Toll Road I 90 or expressway I 94 (4 comments)
Northwest Indiana Real Estate - Lake, Porter, La Porte, Counties in NW Indiana. A Team Approach To Real Estate. We Are Internet Savvy! We provide you Valuable services and representation in Buying or Selling Real Estate and Relocation services : Competitive Market Analysis of Price, Marketing Plan that sells our Listings, Access to the largest buyer pool via Northwest Indiana Multiple Listing Service, Negotiation of Contracts. Coordination of the many aspects of Closing the Transaction: financing, inspections, insurance, appraisals, surveys, title work, deed, escrow, possession.
F.C.Tucker 1st Team Team Real Estate serving NW Indiana
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