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Where do you get the most bang for your marketing buck? - 03/31/09 09:19 AM
I have tried several lead generation companies with little success. With so many options out there from paying per lead to sponsoring city pages I am overwhelmed with options. I would like to know where people have found success. Are there some places that give you a better bang for your marketing dollars? I am specifically interested in the lead generation companies and I wonder which ones have helped people be successful and which should I avoid completely? Also, are there any free things that are beneficial? I appreciate all help. (13 comments)
What's the most offers you have written for one client? - 03/29/09 04:32 PM
I have written my sixth offer for a client and it's still a multiple bid situation. Its quite possible that it will not be accepted and we will be on to offer #7. I am curious, what the most offers you have ever written for a client before one got accepted (or they gave up)? I'm sure when the market was in its hey day it was common to write many offers for each client before one worked out. Those of us that came into real estate in slower times are just not used to this. (21 comments)
Buying a foreclosure can be stressful - 03/27/09 07:11 AM
Many people avoid short-sales because they are frustrating. This means that there is somewhat of a feeding frenzy around bank-owned properties. Its important to know that these can be difficult transactions as well and make sure the buyer is prepared to handle it. Here are some of the things that are important to know in a foreclosure transaction. Try to see the property as soon as it gets on the market because the more desirable properties may end up with multiple offers. Some banks will not review the offers right away but will wait for the home to be on the (9 comments)
Facebook Quizzes - 03/17/09 08:57 PM
I love facebook and whenever I have a free moment I enjoy the chance to catch up on what's going on with my friends. The last few days I have been feeling idle and I have been taking some of the many quizzes on facebook. Here are some of my results. What country should I live in? USA (I thought this was kinda boring, would have liked something more exotic). What's my real age? 24 - apparently lifestyle factors knocked off 10 years, works for me. What's my Dr. Phil Personality - lively center of attention - I'll take that. And my (17 comments)
Support My Team in the 2009 MS Walk - 03/15/09 12:48 PM
I was diagnosed with MS in 2006. It all started because I kept getting dizzy when I would exercise. The doctors ran every test in the book and came back with a possible diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis. To say I was floored is putting it lightly. That had never even crossed my mind. Since then we have done several more tests and the doctors are in pretty good agreement that this is what I have.I am one of the lucky ones. The biggest impacts on my life are a chronic fatigue (which can be quite debilitating) and occasional vertigo and dizziness. (2 comments)
Support My Team in the 2009 MS Walk - 03/15/09 12:40 PM
I was diagnosed with MS in 2006. It all started because I kept getting dizzy when I would exercise. The doctors ran every test in the book and came back with a possible diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis. To say I was floored is putting it lightly. That had never even crossed my mind. Since then we have done several more tests and the doctors are in pretty good agreement that this is what I have. I am one of the lucky ones. The biggest impacts on my life are a chronic fatigue (which can be quite debilitating) and occasional vertigo and (5 comments)
For Rent By Owner - 03/13/09 02:15 PM
3530 Coconut Road, Lake Worth, Florida 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom Wonderful house on a large corner lot. Large deck for parties or lounging. Eat in kitchen, large living room. Lots of space for playing, no hoa, so bring your boat, RV, or trucks. Great central location, close to beach. 1 year lease desired Offered at $950 per month Contact the owner for more info:
Morning is now in the middle of the night. - 03/11/09 07:53 AM
Its hard to get motivated to start the day when the beginning of the day is still the night. When my alarm goes off between 6:15 and 6:30am I am not a happy woman. A morning person I am not. This week it has been really tough because I roll over and its pitch black outside! Getting my daughter up and ready for school is a bear on a good day but now that its dark its downright impossible. If she takes the bus she needs to be at the stop at 7:05am. This week that is still almost completely dark. (17 comments)
Keep on Paying Your Mortgage If You Can - 03/04/09 07:30 AM
There has been a great deal of talk about the new plans to help home-owners in trouble with their mortgage. It seems unfair to the millions of us who have been paying our mortgages on time every month. I've heard several people say that they are going to stop paying their mortgage just so they can get their payments reduced too. This is a short-sighted approach. If your mortgage is unbearable then you need to speak to your lender. However, if you are managing your mortgage but want a change on principle, please consider the repercussions. If you stop paying your mortgage it (15 comments)
Move in Fees Can be Quite Extravagant - 03/03/09 06:05 PM
I just finished working on a rental for a client of mine. He is a senior citizen on medical disability. We are preparing to move him into his new unit. His condo association charges a $300 elevator use fee and you have to book the elevator almost 2 weeks in advance. $300 seems like an extremely unreasonable amount to use the elevator. What do you think? (15 comments)
Listing Agents please don't waste my time - A Rant (Part Two) - 03/01/09 08:55 AM
I feel like this is becoming a familiar refrain with me. When did listing agents stop caring about other agents? Do they realize that when this foreclosure market changes - and it will, because all markets are cyclical - that they will have to work with other agents again? I have been showing houses this week to a nice couple looking in Waldorf. We looked at 8 houses, 4 were listed by the same agent. My buyers highlighted 2 that they really liked and wanted to find out any available information on. They were listed by this agent (we'll call him (21 comments)
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