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This is a Great Time to Buy a House . . . but . . . - 04/20/08 04:40 PM
But . . . you don't know how to get started? If you are a First-Time Homebuyer or a Seasoned Veteran Homebuyer, the dilemma can be the same . . . because let's face it, this is not something that most people do every day. So, here are a few pointers for you: Find a Realtor to Help You. I really cannot stress this enough. By having your own Realtor, you can save time, save headaches, and save money. Your Realtor can help you save time because they are more familiar with the market and where the best places are to (0 comments)
OLIVE BRANCH, MS - Senior Citizen Center Opens!! - 04/16/08 03:25 PM
After much anticipation and planning, the new Olive Branch Senior Citizen Center is now open. Located at the Hwy 305 entrance to the City Park, this 10,000 square foot facilitiy will offer entertainment and recreational activities for seniors (age 50+). This is a Computer Lab, Exercise Room, Reading Room, TV Lounge, 200-seat Assemly Room, and areas for all sorts of special activities. For more information, you can contact the Seniors Coordinator, Missy Powell, at 662-890-7182 . . . or better yet, drop by and see what this great addition to Olive Branch has to offer! Tracy Kirkley Crye-Leike Realtors Olive Branch Homes (8 comments)
OLIVE BRANCH, MS - What is going on now? - 04/16/08 03:18 PM
To see a full list of all the upcoming activities in Olive Branch, MS, you can go to: http://www.olivebranchms.com/ . . . but here are a few things that are coming up: April 28 - 4th Annual Olive Branch Arts Council Play: "Laughter on the 23rd Floor" (held @ Olive Branch High School) May 3 - 4th Annual Mud Bug Bash benefitting Palmer Home for Children from 7pm-12pm. With soulful Zydeco sounds, enjoy all the Mudbugs you can eat while bidding on your favorite auction items and dancing to the music of Almost Famous. May 10 - Mayfest in Old Towne. Lots of booths, activities, (0 comments)
Stop seller complaints!! - 04/16/08 03:01 PM
How do you do this . . . typically through great communication. The majority of seller complaints typically deal with two different thing: 1. My listing agent stuck sign in the yard, and I haven't heard anymore from him. He is not doing anything else. 2. My listing agent doesn't ever show my house. Both of these are simple fixes if you deal with them on the front end. First, when you list a house, talk with the seller about a schedule of communication that works for them. Then contact them on that schedule (every Monday, every other Wednesday, whatever you come up with). In (2 comments)
Agent involvement in recruiting - 04/12/08 10:26 AM
While certainly nothing I say here is new news, I hope that it simply serves as a reminder to us all that one of our greatest recruiting tools is our own agents. Top of mind consciousness is certainly key with this (just as it is with most things). In overt and subtle ways we need to keep the recruiting message in their minds. This way when they run across another great agent, they will be much more inclined to say "You know, I have really enjoyed working with you and think you would make a great addition to our team. Can I (12 comments)
Tell your Broker/Manager a thing or two!!! - 04/11/08 07:49 AM
Ok folks, here is your chance to let your broker know some things. Here are some questions that brokers are looking for answers to: Why do you stay at your current brokerage? What would make you leave your current brokerage? What kind of training do you want most? What kind of support are you really looking for from your broker/manager? What makes you feel appreciated / or unappreciated? I would like to think that most broker/managers are like me . . . and we want to know how we can best support our agents. However, sometimes it is too late when we find out that we didn't (9 comments)
Climb out of your rut . . . I dare you - 04/10/08 09:00 PM
Sometimes to get things moving again we have got to do something that we haven't done before. It is easy to become complacent with doing the same things we have always done to generate business, but if we don't throw ourselves a little "curve" every once in a while, it can get boring. So, here is my challenge to each of you. This week . . . TRY SOMETHING NEW. Hold a buyer seminar . . . ORCall your local Rotary and ask if you can be a guest speaker to talk about the market in your area . . . (2 comments)
Termite Season . . . check your vacant listings - 04/09/08 06:36 PM
Just a reminder that in the mid-south it is termite season. One of my renters has already contacted me about a "swarming" issues in one of my rentals. The termite company I use indicated that they are covered up with calls from homeowners. So, if you represent an out of town seller of a vacant home . . . it would probably be a good thing for you to check on the house just to make sure there isn't a swarm. (Obviously I am not suggesting that you "inspect" the home, just that you make a cursory look around for obvious (3 comments)
Selecting the Right Realtor for You - 04/09/08 02:45 PM
Any time you hire someone to do a job for you, it is best to ask some questions, check some references, use referred providers, etc. It is no different in real estate. In any market, it behooves sellers to do their homework and make sure they pick the best Realtor for their needs . . . but in a "tricky" market it is even more imperative. So, with that in mind, here are a few suggestions and thoughts. Should you use a friend or relative who is a Realtor? Maybe yes, maybe no. Just because you know and like them, does (1 comments)
Just do SOMETHING - 04/08/08 10:14 PM
One of the founders of our company, Harold Crye, is always working to spur on our agents and we have heard him say on more than one occassion "Just do something". He couldn't be more right. This wonderful business that we are in is not a passive one by nature. Now, that is not to say that for about five years it seemed that anyone who decided to get a real estate license could hold out their hands and deals would fall into them . . . but alas, those days are over. Many of those agents have fallen by the wayside and those of (14 comments)
But then I went to Crye-Leike College Where the days were oh so long And I grew strong And I learned how to get along
And then I went I found a farm And I worked at it both day and night ‘Cause that could do no harm
I called up every owner And worked hard at my plan So I could sell more houses (14 comments)
Why I love this business . . . one of the many reasons! - 04/05/08 09:25 PM
Today I had a competitive team tennis match . . . we were playing a team from Oxford, MS. Afterwards, while we were snacking on yummy chocolate chip cookies, one of the opposing players asked who from our team actually lived in Olive Branch. I commented that I did and asked what I could help her with. She asked what kind of schools we have . . . because her daughter is thinking of moving down from Memphis. We talked a little bit about the schools and then I told her I was a Realtor. She said, "So am I!". So, (3 comments)
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