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colorado: An unfortunate situation and now this client needs a good Realtor fast - 01/10/11 10:21 AM
I was trying to take in some Real Estate news as is my morning ritual and I run into this article about a man who came back from vacation to find a house that he just bough was demolished because the city inspector neglected to take the most appropriate action and stop the demolition. Andre Hall (The new home owner) buys a foreclosed home, takes a holiday vacation and comes back to find his home in a pile of rubble. It appears that the demolition company not only destroyed the wrong house, the city only saw fit to leave them a (27 comments)
I have taken several steps to avoid this negative perspective: Not going to worry about things that I don't have control over. Stop listening to negative political talk radio. Stay away from "doomsday" type people, especially Realtors. Listening to more music. Reading and watching alot less negative news. Focus on the things that are going well for me. Freely give (5 comments)
colorado: If asked where the "Gay" neighborhoods are, do yourself a favor and don't answer - 01/05/11 01:35 PM
Some of us subscribe to Trulia questions and sometimes we post answers, which is fine. There are a number of questions that if we answer them can get us into a lot of trouble. I have been asked questions like, can you tell me what neighborhoods don't have any minorities. After I get over my shock that a person who doesn't know me very well, would ask that question in a serious manner. I simply reply, there are a number of great neighborhoods in this city, I cannot speak to the specifics when it comes to demographics. Today I received a (4 comments)
colorado: A visual step by step in video format on how to add your Facebook Page Badge to your Active Rain profile. - 01/02/11 06:26 PM
Here is a step by step visual video on how to add your Facebook Page Badge to your Active Rain account. Any questions or comments would be greatly appreciated. There will be more instructional videos to follow. If you have any Technical requests that you think others in our community would benefit from, let me know in the comments section or through e-mail and I will do my best to create and answer them for you. Click on the Facebook link below and select "Like" on my page. I will be sure to do the same for you if you give (6 comments)
colorado: Promote yourself through video for Free or you could be featured on the News Like I was - 01/01/11 03:18 PM
I was recently featured on Realty Times by a professional broadcaster and it has done wonders for my business. Watch the embedded video and tell me what you think. Video promotion for your business is the wave of the future and is easier than you think. Steven Wright introduction Follow me on Facebook, click on the link and select like. Steven Wright RealtorPromote Your Page Too Your thoughts are appreciated, more information to follow on video production. (1 comments)
More information to follow. If you have any questions, post a comment. Thank you, (1 comments)
colorado: 100 dollar down HUD program TERMINATED in Colorado, what other states are effected. - 12/02/10 12:11 PM
My broker learned some disturbing news yesterday about HUD's 100 dollar down loan program when she submited her buyer's package, What she learned it was no longer availbable to anyone in the US. My broker was initially in disbelief untill she called HUD herself and found out verbally and in a e-mail that it was no longer available. Just in case you are suspicious, below you will find the e-mail response from the HUD director in Colorado: From: Taylor, Larry W [mailto:Larry.W.Taylor@hud.gov] Sent: Wednesday, December 01, 2010 11:49 AMTo: (Intentionally left blank)Subject: RE: (intentionally left blank) I apologize for the confusion. The $100 (1 comments)
colorado: Are you having trouble signing up as a BPO agent? Here is the information I promised - 10/12/10 03:41 PM
As promised here is the information that allows you to send 1 single application to all BPO service providers. I have used these guys since they started business and they are the real deal. They provide a service that submits your application to either be a BPO or REO agent to all available companies in the US. I have all of the e-mail verifications from these companies to prove it. It is a revolutionary service for Realtors who do not have the time to find all of these companies ourselves. I also want to clarify that I do not receive any (3 comments)
colorado: I can lead a Realtor/BPO Agent to water, but I can't make them drink - 10/11/10 02:39 PM
I am hoping that my posts about BPO's today will prove to be helpful. But you can't get something for nothing. I am always happy to share information with my fellow agents, but nothing is free. I am not looking for money in this circumstance, but I do require comments at record breading levels. If you have a desire to make some extra income and generate some additional leads. Then you must read the following posts and stay tuned for some earth shattering tips on how to register with all the REO and BPO providers in the US with one application. Article (3 comments)
colorado: To BPO or not to BPO, that is the question? Do you think BPO's are worth it? - 10/11/10 02:24 PM
I was of the mindset that BPO's were a complete waste of time until things started getting slow on the Real Estate front. Now, I do not share that opinion and I wonder if you still do? I usually get about 40 to 50 dollars per BPO depending on whether or not it was a exterior or interior inspection. Here are the companies that I do most of the work for: ProTek Old Republic Broker Price Opinion.com I use to think that the BPO's were really time consuming till I discovered a software called BPO Automation. It is hands down the (3 comments)
colorado: Are BPO's Keeping you a float in the business? I can send you a resource that will increase business - 10/11/10 12:53 PM
It would be a huge understatement to say that most of the Realtors in the US are struggling to make ends meat. Those of us that are still in the business have a system in place to make sure we have a steady supply of leads from our referral sources of those in our sphere of influence. Those who do not have this seek after things such as lead generation from places like Market Leader, Reply Real Estate and Getmyhomesvalue. I have learned my lesson from dealing with lead generation. Some find success with these companies, but others like myself have seen (6 comments)
colorado: Family unaware that their dream home belonged to a horrible serial killer. Broker knew. - 09/17/10 09:47 AM
I was driving into the office this morning listening to the Peter Boyle's show and low and behold some lease purchase owners were on the show telling their story. It appears they were from California and they had no idea who Scott Lee Kimball was. Colorado law does not require the Real Estate agent to disclose that a serial killer or murderer for that matter lived there. This is clearly a case of the letter of the law and the spirit of the law. The Realtor involved in the transaction denies knowing anything about the murders after the fact. As far (13 comments)
colorado: Realtors, I am proud to be an American. I trust you are also. - 07/02/10 09:45 AM
Good Morning, I hope and pray that all of my fellow Active Rainer's and Americans have a fantastic 4th of July weekend. There are a number of people suffering all around us and it would be nice to see everyone stop and reflect on how wonderful it is to live in this country. We live in a country where our poorest of poor have higher standards of living than 85 percent of the rest of the world. I do not want to seem like I am not sympathetic to the suffering of fellow Americans, I just want to redirect our focus (2 comments)
colorado: Who needs the Real Estate Firm 800 pound gorillas anyway? - 06/25/10 11:39 AM
Today was a great day and now I have 4 new listings, 1 of them is minutes away from downtown Denver, Colorado. 3 of these clients were refered to my by past clients and I must say that it is very satisfying when that happens. I do not mean to stir anything up with the other brokerages whom I have a great respect for. I believe they are great companies. But I am a numbers guy and like most evil capitalists, I like to keep as much money as I can, without giving it away to another entity. This is not (3 comments)
colorado: Real Estate is Stressful, Here are some ideas to make it more interesting for you and your clients - 06/22/10 05:20 PM
To Maintain A Healthy Level Of Insanity1. At Lunch Time, Sit In Your Parked Car With Sunglasses on and point a Hair Dryer At Passing Cars. See If They Slow Down.2. Page Yourself Over The Intercom. Don't Disguise Your Voice!3. Every Time Someone Asks You To Do Something, ask If They Want Fries with that.4. Put Decaf In The Coffee Maker For 3 Weeks . Once Everyone has Gotten Over Their Caffeine Addictions, Switch to Espresso.5. In the Memo Field Of All Your Checks, Write ' For Marijuana.6. Skip down the hall Rather Than Walk and see how many looks you (3 comments)
colorado: Is anybody out there closing on properties? Who has their Certified Residential Specialist designation? - 06/17/10 10:32 AM
In recent days I have been talking to Realtors in my area and the consensus is that things have really tapered off for them since the tax credit expired. I am wondering if this is the same experience you are having in your area? I work in the Denver Metro Area of Colorado and things were supposedly much better here than in other places in the U.S. If that is the case, things could be really bad all the way around. I could always be busier, but things are going ok for me at the present time. I recently achieved the (3 comments)
colorado: Did anyone think that business would be like this? - 06/16/10 10:50 AM
Hello Active Rainer's, It seems that housing starts are low as reported by the media yesterday. Of course, if they would have asked those of us in the Real Estate industry, we could have told them that this would happen. I am of the opinion that we haven't seen the worst yet. The tax credit basically motivated buyers who would have waited a little while to buy sooner than expected. Even though this seems like a really good idea to most people, I believe that this will have adverse effects for the next year or so. To top it off, the (5 comments)
colorado: At what point does all of the information on Active Rain Become "Information Overload"? - 03/03/10 09:48 AM
I appreciate many of the posts that I read on Active Rain. So many people have so many great things to contribute. If I took the time to read all of the posts I would definitely be in the poor house. There is just way to much to read. How do you decide what you want to read? Do you click on the Blog link in the top right hand corner of your browser and look at the latest posts? What is it about a post that grabs your attention? Do you just log-in to Active Rain because you are a (10 comments)
colorado: I made 100,000 dollars a month with Short Sales. - 03/02/10 02:53 PM
Have you ever received those e-mails or seen those adds where non real estate people are supposedly making 100k a month working with Short Sales. Besides the fact that I believe they are lying and are generally full of crap, I wonder how many people fall for this stuff? Where do these people get the money to advertise on the google banner on such a frequent basis. Most of the time they are trying to sell some sort of ebook or training classes to teach us what they do. It seems to me that if they were really doing that much (1 comments)
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