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Stranger than Fiction - 09/25/08 06:05 PM
This afternoon I took a phone call at my office. The caller inquired about a listing. I asked the caller if she was working with a REALTOR. Guess what? She answered no. After providing her with the requested information. She then asked me the following question: "Since I have done all the work and have found my perfect house, by myself, is it possible for a REALTOR to help me purchase the house for no commission, or a reduced commission?" I calmly shared with her that finding the home of her dreams was one small part of the home-buying process. I presented a (25 comments)
How We Communicate - 09/19/08 10:21 PM
As Realtors, we communicate with clients verbally and non verbally. We must remember that we send and receive messages in different ways: 7% of our message is expressed by the words that we use. 38% of our message is delivered by the tone, volume, pitch and tempo of our spoken words. 55% of what we say is communicated by non-verbals and body language, including facial expressions, body movement, gestures, breathing, spatial relationships, and so much more. Clients often send us conflicting messages when their nonverbal cues do not match their verbal communication. It is our challenge, as Realtors, to decipher those messages, so that we can better serve their needs. We (4 comments)
Addison Open House Sunday, September 21, 2008 - 09/17/08 12:27 AM
Addison, TX ...Open House...Sunday, September 21, 2008...Dallas County 14823 Sopras Circle, Addison Texas Near the Addison Athletic Center 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM $ 220,000 2143 Square Feet 3 Bedrooms/2.5 baths Half duplex will be held open this Sunday. Come by and take a look! This is a 3 bedroom 2.1 bath home with a 2 car garage and a wonderful back yard. There are wood blinds and ceiling fans throughout. The stainless steal 2 door refrigerator stays. The other side is available for sale as well. One half of the duplex is a two story and the other side is one story. (2 comments)
Addison TX Market Update - Duplexes - Midway Meadows Subdivision - 09/16/08 12:32 AM
Addison, TX - Midway Meadows Duplexes - Market Update - 9-16-2008 Properties for Sale Currently 5 Duplexes on the market Price range: $194,000 to $238,500 Average list price per square foot; $105.42 Sold Properties Between February 16, 2008 and September 15, 2008 there have been two sales in the neighborhood The high sales price per square foot was $107.82 The low sales price per square foot was $105.55 The average sales price per square foot of Sold Properties was $106.68 Two listings at 14823 and 14821 Sopras Circle offer an opportunity for a Buyer to purchase both sides of a duplex for investment, or to (0 comments)
Preston Royal Village's 50th Anniversary! - 09/15/08 10:45 PM
Preston Royal Village, built in 1958, is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. Located in Preston Hollow, on the corner of Preston and Royal, the shopping center is home to sixty-five businesses, including restaurants, banks, boutiques, clothing stores and so much more. Come eat, shop and celebrate! Here are a few of my favorite haunts: Barnes and Noble - Books and gifts! Cantina Laredo - My favorite Mexican restaurant! Chicos - They really do have something new every day! Copper Lamp - Fine Silver and China J Renee Shoes - All sizes and all styles! Larry North Fitness - User (1 comments)
Proud to be Realtor - 09/13/08 09:56 PM
I feel good about being a Realtor today. In spite of the pouring rain today, I enjoyed working with my clients as we identified three neighborhoods to watch for their first home purchase. We also zeroed in on characteristics that are now labeled as their "glass balls" (those features they are not willing to compromise). A Dallas Realtor representing the Seller on one of my transactions, worked tirelessly, in good faith, to negotiate the final terms of a sale, with my Buyer. Two agents in my office took valuable time to contact me about another client who was unable to reach (6 comments)
Addison Open House Sunday, September 14, 2008 - 09/13/08 09:24 PM
Sharon Parisi .....Open House.....Sunday, September 14, 2008.....Addison, TX, Dallas County Open House, Addison, Sunday September 14, 2008 14823 Sopras Circle, Addison Texas Near the Addison Athletic Center 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM $ 220,000 2143 Square Feet 3 Bedrooms/2.5 baths Half duplex will be held open this Sunday. Come by and take a look! This is a 3 bedroom 2.1 bath home with a 2 car garage and a wonderful back yard. There are wood blinds and ceiling fans throughout. The stainless steal 2 door refrigerator stays. The other side is available for sale as well. One half of the duplex is (0 comments)
5 Things to Avoid When Showing Homes - 09/07/08 10:28 PM
As a Buyer's Agent the following should be avoided at all costs! Being one hour late to meet a Client Forgetting a Client appointment Asking a Client to stop at the grocery store Bringing a second, unrelated Buyer, along for the ride when visiting listings Inviting two unrelated Clients to lunch and calling one Client to ask her to take the other Client to lunch due to a conflict in the Agent's schedule All of these happened to me as a Buyer before I became a Realtor! My time belongs only to the Client in my vehicle who is looking for a new home! (3 comments)
Tracking Leads - 09/03/08 08:18 PM
Yesterday I was able to directly tie three new clients to my marketing efforts: direct mail postcard campaign, print advertising, and keeping in touch with past clients. It is important to keep track of where our leads/clients come from and focus our efforts in those areas that provide the most leads for our business. Below are some lead sources to consider: Advertising: printed materials, grocery carts, moving vans, magnetic signage on personal vehicles Blogs! Builders Direct Mail: postcard campaigns, just listed and just sold cards, special event cards Expired listings Farming FSBOs Networking events Open houses Signage: listing, directional, brochure box, (17 comments)
Addison Open House Sunday, September 7, 2008 - 09/02/08 01:11 PM
Sharon Parisi .....Open House.....Sunday, September 7, 2008.....Addison, TX, Dallas County Open House, Addison, Sunday September 7, 2008 14823 Sopras Circle, Addison Texas Near the Addison Athletic Center 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM $ 220,000 2143 Square Feet 3 Bedrooms/2.5 baths Half duplex will be held open this Sunday. Come by and take a look! This is a 3 bedroom 2.1 bath home with a 2 car garage and a wonderful back yard. There are wood blinds and ceiling fans throughout. The stainless steal 2 door refrigerator stays. The other side is available for sale as well. One half of the duplex is (0 comments)
Negotiating Repairs - 09/01/08 12:51 AM
This week, the negotiation of repairs on a property, brought to light the importance of good communication skills. While every real estate negotiation is different, the basic components are the same. One party is asking the other party for something of perceived value. I explain to my clients going into the negotiation that it is important to view the negotiation from the other side's vantage point. Perception is the reality. Each of us has our own unique perception based on economics and past experiences. In order to influence the other side, we need to understand their point of view. Once that (13 comments)
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