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It's all Happening at the Mall :New Years at ArrowHead Towne Center mall & Kiosk - 12/31/07 11:47 PM
Have you ever worked a Kiosk? Have you ever worked the mall for Leads? Have you ever had twenty to Thirty Thousand people pass you each day? Possible Leads that are either Sellers, buyers or investors? Have you ever had someone pick your business card off the desk when you weren't there and call you to sell their house? Well, it is all happening at the mall. In the winter it is dry and protected at the mall. In the summer it is cool and protected at the mall. You can work three days or four at the mall and make a living. You must have certain things in (0 comments)
Five Steps for a Better 2008 - 12/31/07 07:24 PM
Step Number One: Cut Cuts your costs, Take a look at what you are spending, Cut, Cut, Cut. If it doesn't produce you return money Cut it. If it is over head cut it. If you can have a parttime person handle it cut it, If you can get one person to do the jobs of 2 or 3 do it. Step Number Two: Talk Don't Talk to realtor's Unless they are selling or investing or working. Make sure you are talking with people on the move. Those that are investing time and effort in getting results. Step Number Three: Coach The best is a provern (3 comments)
Sticky Power and Green Power - 12/31/07 11:23 AM
If you are a listing agent, having a home display book giving basic facts about the listed home is more and more essential. It will help to cause a prospective client to linger in the home a little longer than the average 4-5 minutes. That lingering is Sticky Power on the internet. It is simply power for a listing agent wanting a buyer to make that decision in their favor. When I sold Harold's Home in Hesperia. We made sure that the solar heated hot water heater was one of the features the purchasing client would realize savings from. Simple to verify- (0 comments)
Super Bowl Needs your Home! Will you Rent it? - 12/30/07 10:41 PM
I was driving on the way to a Cardinals and Rams game in Phoenix AZ. When you think Phoenix AZ you need to realise it is really Glendale AZ just off the 101 in case you were thinking that this might be in downtown phoenix it isn't. Now, let me back up, I was there yesterday, getting the tickets and checking out this all new facility. I have never been to a pro bowl game before. Arizona is the home of my in-laws and they are Cardinal fans. It sounded fun. So I am looking over the real estate both there and (2 comments)
Shenandoah Iowa - 12/29/07 02:51 PM
The Real Estate Market in Shenandoah is very stable. If you bought a home in the 1980 a $40,000 in the 1980's and today that home will sell for $80,000. (However when you think of homes there you will find a range of home prices between $12900 to 349000. When you visualize a home think 3 bed and 2 bath. think 1100 to 1400 sqft. Think Snow in the Winter and long hot iowa days for the summer. Think four seasons. See a town with corn fields and soy beans surrounding it) Now when you adjust that pricing for inflation and consider other factors. That (0 comments)
Inactive Agents Unite! - 12/28/07 06:53 PM
If you are reading this, then you are either an agent thinking about getting out or you are an out agent or you are someone who knows an agent on the way out. All your Time and money and effort. All your learning and paying of dues and showing up to things that your broker said would be good for you. It is Pay back time!. That is you should get paid back for your effort. You have friends who know you. You have former clients, You are tired of the liability and the hidden fees. Welcome to the world of Friends refer (5 comments)
The Father of Twentynine Palms - 12/27/07 07:51 PM
Who Helped to populate Twentynine Palms? Is there a name that could be mentioned? Yes, there is. His name is Dr. James Luckie. (what a nice name. I would go to a doctor named Dr Luckie) He is credited by the 29 Palms community with helping to bring numerous amounts of people there. These People are Soldiers who fought for our country during WWI. They were individuals who suffered from exposure to what we call Mustard Gas. The affects of that chemical warfare agent would create blisters, and it has mutagenic and carinogenic effects as well. Inhaled in large amounts it can cause bleeding and other issues in (0 comments)
Last Man Standing - 12/27/07 06:25 PM
Today, I visited a Sister office in the High Desert. An Exit office. The conversation was around a single issue. How are we going to survive the downturn in the market. What do we need to do. How much longer will it be. As we talked in the door came one of the local lenders. Well he used to be a local lender, he is shutting his doors and going out of business. Out. Final. So what are you going to do now???. Maybe I will try real estate! My gut turned. Please, for the last four years we have had people TRY real (6 comments)
Spot Light on Local Church The Church for WhosoEver... - 12/27/07 06:12 PM
I stopped by one of the Local Apple Valley Churches. I have in the past visited this church for one of its special occasion services. The Purpose of This Church is: To love and worship God and Build real relationships with Jesus and others as we reach, treach and prepare people for God's Service. The church has a Sunday bus ministry. The bus is available for the 10:45 am worship serive only. If you want a Bus Route you may call the church office or there is one posted in the church foyer. The Bulletin of the church publishes its basic beliefs. The (1 comments)
29 Palms and more and more - 12/22/07 11:59 AM
In this Blog a few Highlights on 29 Palms. Things you know and things that might surprise you. The Tortoise The Observation Post Boasts a Tortoise on the Front Of the September 21,2007 issue. A combination of NREA and TRACRS serve to help this Desert character survive. The Observation Post is a printed newspaper of the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center. It has been serving in reporting on the 29 Palms Community since 1957. Visist online at http://www.op29online.com/ or http://www.29palms.usmc.mil/. You will find out about the awarding of Purple Hearts and the visiting of VIP's and more. Economic Impact of Marine Air Ground Task Force Training (1 comments)
Feng Shui and Selling Faster? - 12/22/07 12:58 AM
It was Two years ago that I picked up Holly Ziegler's Book Sell your Home Faster with Feng Shui. It is a good read and not difficult in concept however I have found it rather challenging in application. Not That I ever really shaped the sale of one of my listing by a Feng Shui application. My approach is usually American common sense and getting advise from a female agent who knows more about such things. However, My greatest experience of Feng Shui of balancing heaven and earth, of yin and yang has to do with the Asian buyers of a property. Certain (1 comments)
The Tax Man Comes and 29 Palms - 12/18/07 06:06 PM
Tax Issues This page is to help you the successful investors address many of the important tax questions,consequences and benefits in the sale of income property. The following comments are not exhaustive about the tax laws and are not to be considered as tax advice. Please consult a knowledgeable CPA or Tax Attorney.What is Marginal Income Tax Rate?Your marginal tax rate — including federal, state, and local income taxes and federal payroll and self-employment taxes — is the percentage that will come off the top of your next dollar of incremental taxable income. Put another way, the percentage of that next dollar of (2 comments)
The Grass is Greener - 12/18/07 09:57 AM
With the New Year Just around the corner- There are several things that you should be thinking about. If your dreams for 2007 were not accomplished then your goals for 2008 need some fine tuning. What will be one of the most common symptoms of a non working agent for 2008? The Grass is Greener somewhere else. Now if you choose to get out of the business. If you did not achieve the skills sets, the determination, the discipline and the connections that it takes to be a real estate agent- understood. Not everybody is cut out for the job of (3 comments)
Roofing by Richard Rossi Roofing - 12/02/07 11:10 PM
It was the first day that it really rained in the High Desert. Victorville Apple Valley, Hesperia. My investment home is in Apple Valley. Richard Rossi included a certification and a warranty with the roof work that he provided. Yes it rained and I had a leak. Not a bad leak, however I have never met a good leak. So a phone call and he was out the very next day to take a look at the issue. I read over the contract to remind myself what it was that Richard promised to do and what he did not promise to (0 comments)
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