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How Many Hats Does a Realtor Wear? - 10/26/07 07:46 PM
Real Estate is a great job. You pick when you want to work, who you want to work with and how much you get paid........Right? NOT!!!! If you believe this, than you are worse off than you think. Real Estate is a business, just like any other business. You have assets and liabilities. And you must start out with inventory. Real estate agents have the advantage over large corporations.... they can "borrow" other realtors listings to advertise or hold open house (with the permission of the listing agent and home owner). Eventually, with a lot of hard work, they are able to obtain their own (10 comments)
Springfield Missouri Real Estate - 10/18/07 09:26 PM
Christian County Yearly MLS Statistics for October 2007 Living and working the Springfield and Christian County area for the past 30 years, I've seen and experienced the changes and growth that is happening in the county. Needless to say, I'm very proud of the community I live in. Springfield Mo real estate is made up of several different counties including Christian County. Nixa and Ozark are the larger cities that make up Christian County. Clever, Highlandville, Billings, Spokane, Fremont Hills, Sparta and the newest village of Saddlebrooke make up the rest. According to the Christian County website, Christian county is the fastest growing county in the state (0 comments)
Are Springfield Homes Priced Right? With the help of Active Rain, showing a prospective client the market statistics today, I used the Springfield MLS statistics to design the comparison of Solds to New Listings. Springfield Mo homes compared to last year: We were able to see the number of listings increased, the number of sales have decreased....... to be exact, sales for 2006 was 6583 compared to sales for 2007 of 5809. Listings for 2006 were 13820 compared to 14923 for 2007. What this means to the consumer: If you are in the market to purchase a home, now is the perfect (0 comments)
Using Graphics in Your Listing Presentations - 10/17/07 08:21 PM
How cool is this? With the help of Active Rain, showing a prospective client the market statistics today, I used the following graphs for 2007 and 2006. I used the Springfield MLS statistics to design the comparison of Solds to New Listings.
Compared to last year: We were able to see the number of listings increased, the number of sales have decreased....... to be exact, sales for 2006 was 6583 compared to sales for 2007 of 5809. Listings for 2006 were 13820 compared to 14923 for 2007.
Now that we know how to design comparison graphs, we will get detailed and work (1 comments)
RE/MAX Convention - Branson, Mo 2007 - 10/14/07 07:11 PM
We've finished another RE/MAX Mid States convention in Branson, Mo at Chateau on the Lake. Couldn't have had a more beautiful week. The weather cooperated and we came away with tons of useful information. If you've never attended a RE/MAX convention, you are missing out on some of the greatest technology available today. We had the pleasure of many great speakers. Chip Eichelberger , a motivational speaker, spoke about how to get Switched On! Believing in ourselves and our own capabilities, Chip taught how to trust our instincts in order to increase our business. Jon Cheplak gave a dynamic listing presentation. Robert (7 comments)
Springfield Real Estate has been my business for the past 20 years. Helping so many families find the perfect home has been a pleasure for me and my team. Today the market has been challenged by so many negative articles from the news media. Last week, along with another realtor, I was interviewed about the market conditions. Not all news is bad news! Our market has not been affected as much as parts of the rest of the country. Last month, we were only down 1%. Some of the conditions ath have caused a slow down is the number of mortgage companies that are no (4 comments)
Springfield Real Estate - Christian County News - 10/09/07 09:13 PM
Working real estate in today's market is very challenging with all the negative articles from the news media. We were recently interviewed by a local newspaper about the state of the market. Quoting from the previous month's numbers from the local Springfield MLS, the market has slowed approximately 1% from the previous year! ONE PERCENT! Now, I don't know if you agree, but I don't think that's too bad for Springfield homes in our area. The figures we are including are for the entire Springfield MLS area. My conclusions are: 1. Forget what the news media is saying. Today is the best (2 comments)
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