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From 0-60 errrr, from 60-0 brrrr in 48 hours - 01/31/11 09:24 PM
From 0-60 err, from 60-0 brr in 48 hours. Wow what a difference a couple days make, Friday and Saturday many of Denver's golf courses were very busy, today it is too cold to ski! The current temperature is 2 degrees and we are supposed to get down to -13 overnight. Now from a non-Colorado perspective you might think that is normal, au contraire, we maybe have 3-5 days a year where the temperature will drop below zero. Schools are closed across most of the region, and we will typically see 2-3 days per year where the schools are closed due (3 comments)
I love unique marketing ideas - 01/30/11 02:30 PM
I love unique marketing ideas - I took my dog for a walk yesterday morning along the Dry Creek Canal, this is a very popular place for outdoor enthusiasts, joggers, bikers dog-walkers and nature lovers, and I came across a post along the way with a business card for "Puppy Love Salon and Day Spa" and attached to the business card was a dog treat. I thought about that as I kept on walking, and what a unique and memorable way to get their message to the public and more directly to their audience. They could have spent thousands of $$$ on (7 comments)
Sellers- Staying in the home during a showing is like tagging along on your daughters first date! - 01/26/11 01:20 PM
Sellers- Staying in the home during a showing is like tagging along on your daughters first date! Do not do it! Talk about a buzz kill! When your home is listed and you have the urge to stay in the house because you can explain everything better than your agent please think again. Having the seller at home is much like tagging along on your daughters first date, the buyer (medical student/boyfriend to be) is very intimidated by you being there, telling all of the great assets your home (daughter) has and not getting a chance to discover them on their own, possibly (1 comments)
Serve. Don't Sell! - 01/25/11 09:21 PM
Serve. Don't Sell! Have you ever noticed what makes a good salesperson, think back to any transaction you have had where you bought something and the transaction was not only pleasant, but you did not feel like you were even being "sold" anything. The chances are that the "salesperson" was very good at serving your needs, not being pushy and not trying to sell you on anything. Finding your real needs and really listening to what you are saying. The world is full of salespeople but very few salespeople are in sales to serve their clientele. A server really does want what (6 comments)
Golf Course Homes for sale- Red Hawk Ridge- Castle Rock, CO - 01/21/11 02:53 PM
Golf Course Homes for sale- Red Hawk Ridge- Castle Rock, CO, definitely a community to consider if you are looking for a home on a golf course near the Denver Tech Center or south of Denver, CO. Red Hawk Ridge is located about 10 minutes south of the Denver Tech Center in Castle Rock, CO. The course itself is is just under 7000 yards at 6,942 and features severe elevation changes. Designed by world reknowned course designer Jim Engh, it is not only fun and chellenging for players of all abilities, it features some of the best views in the area. Homes (1 comments)
Book Review- Good To Great - 01/18/11 12:21 PM
Book Review - Good To Great- This book started out fairly slow for me, talking about a lot of the great companies of the world and how they got to be that way, I could not help but think how is this going to relate to my personal real estate business. I could not relate to these large mega-corporations so it was not making sense and I really thought I was wasting my time reading the book, That is until I hit the chapter on The Hedgehog Concept , I took a class the last 1/4 of 2010 that was about doubling your income and learning (0 comments)
You SNOOZE! You win! - 01/17/11 05:25 PM
You SNOOZE! You win!- This morning we were seeing our son off to his second semester at Colorado State University and we thought it would be nice to take him out to breakfast before he left. I have written before about The Streets of Southglenn and all of the really great restaurants and shops that have opened up there in the past couple years. When we asked our son where he would like to have breakfast he did not hesitate with his answer "Snooze" he said. I have heard about this breakfast restaurant before from another son and have seen how (2 comments)
Golf Course Homes for sale- Blackstone Country Club - 01/11/11 06:43 PM
Although the media reports on housing sales have been bleak, new construction continues to move as does resale homes, especially on golf courses. There are currently 430 resale homes for sale in Colorado that are on a golf course, 273 of those homes are in the metro Denver area that are on golf courses with price ranges from $100K for a townhome on Windsor gardens Golf Course to a $12.25M mansion and equestrian property on Valley Country Club. Because the numbers of new homes being built are not always included in the MLS the number of hones actually for sale that are on golf (0 comments)
Unbelievable Response to a Simple Linkedin Post for New Referral Resource - 01/10/11 03:40 PM
A post similar to this was placed on Linkedin a couple weeks before Christmas, since the Holidays the response has been unbelievable, entire offices are signing up for the no-cost beta program for referrals from agents leaving the industry. Here is the post: We have developed a program to build referral teams for active agents from agents leaving the industry. We will send invitation to participate if interested. We invite you to participate in our beta program (no cost) to work with us in developing personal referral teams from agents leaving the industry - we will work with you and (0 comments)
This weeks Book Review- Social Media is a Cocktail Party - 01/10/11 12:12 AM
This weeks Book Review- Social Media is a Cocktail Party - Why You Already Know the Rules of Social Media Marketing- The title to this book really grabbed my attention, with all the buzz around Social Media marketing I felt this was a must read. The book had plenty of good content and some great tips, however most of the book was geared toward larger companies and the do's and don'ts of utilizing social media to makret their companies and products. The down side to this book is that it is already 2 years old and the social media machine has (5 comments)
Golf Course homes for sale- Pradera Country Club- Parker, Colorado - 01/06/11 03:18 PM
Golf Course homes for sale- Pradera Country Club- Parker, Colorado - Pradera Country Club is about 15 minutes south of the Denver Metro area and about halfway between the city of Parker and Castle Rock. The course itself was designed by renowned course architect, Jim Engh and opened for play in 2005. Jim liked this course so much that he decided to make it home and had a beautiful custom home built on the course. Pradera was also the host of the annual Parade of Homes, featuring some of the areas best and most noted designers. Home prices during the initial opening ranged from the mid $500Ks-3.5M. Many (0 comments)
Golf Course homes for sale- Lone Tree, Colorado - 01/05/11 01:10 PM
Golf Course homes for sale- Lone Tree, Colorado- There are currently 223 homes for sale in the Denver Metro area that are located on golf courses. In the south metro area, Lone Tree Golf Course has three active homes that are on the course. Priceranges of homes for sale on Lone Tree Golf Course range from $719K-2.695M. Lone Tree is a newly Incorporated city at the far south end of the Denver Tech Center and is home to one of the metro areas favorite shopping centers- Park Meadows Mall. Due to the proximity of Lone Tree to both the Denver Bronco and Colorado Avalanchetraining facilities many of Denver's professional (3 comments)
South Suburban Golf Course and homes for sale - 01/04/11 07:29 PM
South Suburban Golf Course and homes for sale For the past several years I have been a contributing writer to Colorado Golfmagazine, this gives me a chance to indulge myself in two of my passions, golf and real estate. I typically write about new construction on and around new golf course developments. This has led too many wonderful rounds of golf on some of Colorado's finest courses and I have met some great people through out the years. For some reason it never occured to me that I should be blogging about the courses in the metro area that I serve (0 comments)
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