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Congratulations to Robert & Cathy!!! Killeen Texas Home for Sale - 05/19/10 11:23 AM
After weeks and weeks of searching and a basket full of patience- I think we found the perfect house for my friends and clients- Robert & Cathy! We knew the perfect house would come along- and it sure did! Now we are embarking on the task of staging their current house for sale in Killeen Texas. I can't wait to get it all set up and post pictures. If every seller I had was this diligent about doing the things that need to be done- I would list homes all day long! Robert & Cathy have done every SINGLE thing on (2 comments)
How to ensure your house NEVER sells.... - 05/12/10 11:50 AM
Great advice from Jeanna! Its what we all (as Realtors) want to say so many times... Via Jeanna Martinez (RE/MAX Access): How to ensure your house NEVER sells.... So, you are selling your house. You have hired a fantastic REALTOR® who has blasted the internet with great pictures and information about your house. The house is price just perfect for the market and the neighborhood, as well as the condition of the house. You have de-cluttered and have started packing and you are ready to get your house sold.
photo courtesy of: http://www.flickr.com/photos/joeltelling/292642699/ The showing appointments start coming in everything is moving (3 comments)
Foreclosure Homes for Sale Killeen Texas - 05/11/10 06:01 PM
In searching for buyers lately- for homes for sale in Killeen Texas ...wow I have ran across some GEMS! There are several very nice foreclosures on our market right now- and some are virtually "move in ready!" I have seen many single family homes in our first time buyer range of around $80K to $120K - and that put them right in the middle of the competition of homes for sale in Killeen. Typically the sellers of these foreclosures will pay for surveys, title policies and sometimes even the home warranty. It all depends on the asset manager handling the seller's (0 comments)
Killeen Texas Real Estate - Buyer Advice - 05/08/10 09:43 PM
Thinking about buying a home in the Fort Hood - Killeen Texas real estate market? Ever heard the term "there's no time like the present" ? I specialize in homes for sale in Killeen, Harker Heights, Nolanville and the Fort Hood Texas areas. There are a lot of first time buyers in this market - and they are always wondering when to jump into the real estate game- I say NOW! Check out this article from the Texas Association of Realtors about playing the "waiting game." It might be working against you. I would be happy to show you a list (1 comments)
Happy Mother's Day from Killeen Texas Real Estate - 05/08/10 05:39 PM
Wishing all mother's and those who play the role of mother for others...(I know a few of those!) a very Happy Mother's Day. As for me- I am enjoying my first mother's day as the mother of a DAUGHTER! My boys are 16 and 20...and last September we welcomed little Sadie Alice to our crew. Having a little girl has brought a whole new meaning to being a Mom. I just returned from delivering a gift to a lady who has been more of a mother to me in the past 7 years - than I could have ever wished for! (1 comments)
Disappointed home buyer in Killeen Texas (Real Estate) - 05/07/10 06:24 PM
Not very often- but every once in a while- a deal falls through... its sad for everyone. My buyer was prequalified, the listing was mine- not even on the market yet. We went under contract smooth as silk and everyone was happy. As it turns out- the buyer had some glitches in their employment history that didn't come out until verification from their HR dept - just a couple days prior to closing. Everything was done, repairs, survey, termite inspection, appraisal, home inspection... everything. The loan was declined after all options were exhausted. The seller was not under obligation to release the (3 comments)
INVESTMENT PROPERTIES - Killeen and Fort Hood Texas - 05/07/10 11:42 AM
Attention INVESTORS! Below is a link for today's active & available residential investment properties in the Killeen / Fort Hood area in Central Texas. We currently are assisting several investment buyers from in and out of state with purchases - but there are still plenty to go around! Fort Hood Army Base keeps our rentals FULL and makes this area a great place to invest in real estate. Rents are great- and there is always an abundance of potential tenants. Texas Heritage Real Estate offers professional property management as well - check out our website to see how we market vacant (0 comments)
Blog It...and They will Come - 05/07/10 11:27 AM
I think the lady was right when she was soothing my hurt feelings the other day- about AR servers and everyone being "on break" while they got the issues worked out! Last night I had a shower of comments on my blog posts over the past few days!! Yeah!!! I have a reminder set up for mid-morning on my Outlook to "Sync iphone - and BLOG on AR" - otherwise I would likely to get busy and forget to do both! I am still determined to boost traffic to my website with blog content- so be patient with me- I am still (4 comments)
Blogging for business in Killeen Texas Real Estate - 05/06/10 12:10 PM
I have been a RainMaker now for a few days- and it seems that my blog post have less comments and traffic now -than when only the AR members could see them?? Am I doing something wrong? I got a nice comment from a lady who directed me to "groups" and how to select them for blog entries- so I did that- but still nothing. I really need a class on this- it seems like it would be simple- but I am starting to believe there is an "art" to it. I WILL LEARN THIS! Any suggestions? I would really like (4 comments)
My first IRS Audit - 05/05/10 04:19 PM
Well I got the dreaded notice..."you have been selected for an IRS Audit" - my first one. I was so nervous before my first meeting with "IRS Wendy" today that I nearly started crying- and I NEVER cry! We keep pretty good business records- and our company is WAY SMALL so I don't really know what I was getting so worked up about- but wow I was a basket case! "IRS Wendy" was a nice young lady- who within a few minutes put me at ease- and we had a nice visit. My husband was somewhat annoyed but thats normal for (1 comments)
Via Stephen MyTitleGuy@Me.com Garner ( MyTitleGuy.Net (I.D.S.)):
As of this post, there are over 400 million people on facebook. With all those people in one place there is bound to be someone that just really annoys you to the point that you “un-friend” them. Here are some of the most irritating things a Realtor can do.
Business, business, business. If every time your friends log into their facebook account, your “friends” see you (2 comments)
Trying to see the brite side- when a Sale FALLS THROUGH! - 05/05/10 11:14 AM
I took a new listing about a month ago in Killeen Texas- for a client who is in Germany with the US Army. His house had been in rentals for many years and he wants to cash in as he is approaching his retirement. I happened to be working with a Fort Hood area buyer at that time -who fell in love with the house- and we contracted her on it before it even hit the market! We were ALL very excited! Homes are so affordable in this Killeen area - for instance this was a full brick home, 1300 SF, fully renovated (0 comments)
Killeen, TX low cost living - 05/04/10 01:31 PM
Reposting this from a fellow Realtor's Active Rain page about Real Estate in Killeen Texas! Via Richard Overall (Premier Properties): WOO HOO!!! We've done it again. Killeen, TX is once again listed as one of the least expensive housing markets in the United States. http://www.kdhnews.com/news/story.aspx?s=36083 Although the type of house they use for comparison (2200 sqft single family residence with 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath) is not the norm in our market, we continue to show very well everytime they do this survey. So there you have it, Buyers...Prices are Low, Interest Rates are Low and, (for a short while longer) Uncle Sam has (0 comments)
Great Resource for Realtors and Assistants - 05/04/10 01:29 PM
My virtual assistant April (who is AMAZING! Check her out at www.virtualassistantchick.com) suggested that we use this file sharing program for files and pictures. We no longer have to email files or pics - no more transferring them to an external drive - no more storing them on disks!! We just drag and drop them onto the desktop icon and PRESTO- there they are to share. Its especially cool for those of us who work on several different computers- like me- I have a laptop, an office desktop and a home office desktop. My husband and I can share files too! All of (1 comments)
Foreclosures in Killeen Texas (near Fort Hood Army Base) - 05/04/10 12:03 PM
Killeen Texas is the city closest to Fort Hood Army Base in Central Texas. Other surrounding cities include Copperas Cove, Harker Heights, Nolanville and Kempner - all within a reasonable driving distance to the base - no more than 20 minutes at the most. Currently our area has 40 foreclosures (as of May 4, 2010) that are active on the MLS and most are really great deals! Click this link to see what is on the market today and let contact me for additional information. FORECLOSURES IN FORT HOOD AREA
Primarily this is a first time buyer market- which also (0 comments)
I am a RAINMAKER! - 05/04/10 10:42 AM
I was just wondering what my agenda will be today- and now I see that I will be learning how to make the most out of my Rainmaker upgrade! So- I have some reading to do- for sure. Thanks to Amber at ActiveRain for getting me all set up and sending the tutorials and information. What I am most interested in- is how to have a great blog that will drive people to my website! I need to learn more about key words and phrases and how to write and interesting blog that still says what it needs to say to (4 comments)
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