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iPod or Zune? - 12/20/10 03:59 PM
Sorry, but I'm not asking you which media device you'd like for Christmas. I am actually inquiring about what kind of business you are running. In his latest post, blogger and consultant, Michael Martine of RemarkaBlogger ask us to decide if our business is an "icon of cool...glorious and wonderful" like the iPod or are we a "me-too" business just trying to get some market share as is the case with the Zune. Being a real estate agent by default throws us into the me-too catagory because it is difficult to differentiate ourselves from our competitors. We all share the same (0 comments)
When Pending Isn't Really Pending - 12/16/10 02:58 PM
You've searched the local MLS, driven all over town, shown your client several Active listings and they finally fall in love with the home that they must have, so you head back to your office to write an offer to purchase. As you check the MLS just to get the agent's email address, you find that the "perfect home" is now showing up as PENDING in the MLS...an offer has already been accepted by the seller and your client's hearts sink. (cue music: "Tears of A Clown") This happened several times this past year to my clients but I managed to (24 comments)
The Santa Claus House - Mission Viejo - 12/04/10 10:19 PM
The Season of Lights is in full swing! We were returning from dinner with the granddaughter when we passed a local neighborhood that was literally lit up like a Christmas tree. Can you see the gigantic Santa? Hint: his hat is the red streams of lights on the roof!
As you drive into the neighborhood from the main street, you are dazzled with the "Santa Claus" house. Covered with thousands of lights, this place is a visual overload. This is definately the most decorated home on the street but the neighbors have all decorated with their ideas of what (4 comments)
Ladera Ranch Homes and Condos Market Update - 12/03/10 08:13 PM
Ladera Ranch Homes and Condos Market Update This is the market update for homes sold from November 1st through the 30th, 2010, in Ladera Ranch, CA 92694 and includes single family homes and condos: Number of Properties Sold: 36 Average Listed Price: $590,883 Average Sold Price: $579,205 Median Sold Price: $503,000 (The lowest priced home was $274,500 and the highest was $1,405,000) Average Days on Market: 113
For comparison, the following is the data for listings sold in October 2010 for the same demographic: Number of Properties Sold: 30 Average Listed Price: $595,637 Average Sold Price: $586,068 Median (0 comments)
Aliso Viejo Homes and Condos Market Update - 12/03/10 07:39 PM
Aliso Viejo Homes and Condos Market Update This is the market update for homes sold from November 1st through the 30th, 2010, in Aliso Viejo, CA 92656 and includes single family homes and condos: Number of Properties Sold: 42 Average Listed Price: $423,184 Average Sold Price: $414,928 Median Sold Price: $352,500 (The lowest priced home was $129,000 and the highest was $802,000) Average Days on Market: 107
For comparison, the following is the data for listings sold in October 2010 for the same demographic: Number of Properties Sold: 44 Average Listed Price: $393,930 Average Sold Price: $388,893 Median Sold Price: (0 comments)
Rancho Santa Margarita Homes and Condos Market Update - 12/03/10 07:07 PM
This is the market update for homes sold from November 1st through the 30th, 2010, in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688 and includes single family homes and condos: Number of Properties Sold: 49 Average Listed Price: $421,393 Average Sold Price: $417,171 Median Sold Price: $405,000 (The lowest priced home was $129,000 and the highest was $802,000) Average Days on Market: 121
For comparison, the following is the data for listings sold in October 2010 for the same demographic: Number of Properties Sold: 70 Average Listed Price: $383,102 Average Sold Price: $379,595 Median Sold Price: $393,500 (The lowest priced (0 comments)
Mission Viejo Homes and Condos Market Update - 12/03/10 06:13 PM
This is the market update for homes sold from November 1st through the 30th, 2010, in Mission Viejo, CA 92691 and 92692 and includes single family homes and condos:
Number of Properties Sold: 78 Average Listed Price: $463,793 Average Sold Price: $449,717 Median Sold Price: $432,500 (The lowest priced home was $150,000 and the highest was $1,000,000)
For comparison, the following is the data for listings sold in October 2010 for the same demographic: Number of Properties Sold: 83 Average Listed Price: $547,499 Average Sold Price: $536,457 Median Sold Price: $440,000 (The lowest priced home was $157,000 and (0 comments)
Enchant Your Customers - 12/01/10 01:46 PM
In his recent blog post, Guy Kawasaki gives up 10 ways on How To Enchant Your Customer, which is written to appeal more to retail businesses but has several tips that Realtors need to keep in the forefront. I'm not going to list all 10 items (you're going to have to go through the strenuous process of clicking the link and reading it yourself), but I do want to highlight some points that really struck a chord with me. So here's a few: Put likeable, competetant and passionate people on the front line. In reality, we ARE the front line. Don't (0 comments)
Author Bio: After many years of working in the sales business, I have chosen to dedicate my career to the real estate industry. In more casual terms, I have decided to build my business around helping people fulfill their dreams of home ownership with a very personal touch. Unlike many in this industry who "got their license to play around in real estate", I am committed to giving 100% to each and every customer. Buying or selling your home is a complicated process that requires the knowledge, skills and effort that a part time agent cannot provide. Whether you are buying your first home, moving up because of a growing family, relocating due to a job transfer, seeking that dream estate on the golf course or downsizing in the golden years, I believe it is my obligation to treat everyone with honor and respect and with the highest degree of service and professionalism. Feel free to call me to discuss your real estate needs. I promise that I will take good care of you.
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