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Open House - 01/31/10 09:20 PM
Beautiful day in Montrose today. We did an open house in the Preserve. Not a lot of people out today looking at houses. Had 2 couples that loved the house but just looking. Here is the property. Nice 3bedroom 2 bath big lot, with bonus room upgrades and custom paint.
Professional Real estate people are asking about What does Active Rain do for you. Well here is a true story; the names have been left the same so the innocent are not protected.
I have a client that is moving to Montrose as soon as there house in Arizona sells. We were discussing the steps they needed to take to start the process, and of course they asked the question. How do I find a Realtor?
I immediately had an answer, I have a network of outstanding Realtors that I am in touch with and I will (79 comments)
In Part One, I spoke of Ineffective lead generation. Part 2 is Lack of Discipline; could this be a main contributor to Item One? Yes, yes, a thousand times yes. “Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment”. Does this mean that we need goals, something to work towards, to accomplish? Does this include brainstorming and evaluating the past, setting standards for the future and a PLAN of Action to accomplish our destiny?
Due Diligence on Foreclosure/distressed Properties - 01/30/10 11:12 AM
I know that there are many agents that have become involved with Distressed, Foreclosure, and Auction property that are springing up like weeds all across the country. Yesterday CarlaMuss-Jacobs had a really good blog Such a DEAL! . . . Maybe It Really Isn't that was dealing with buying some of these types of properties and are they really deals? Check it out.
I made a comment about it and she asked me to post this story so here we go. There has a been a very large home on the market here for 2+ years. It was first listed for (15 comments)
Some good information. - 01/29/10 10:45 AM
One of our Title Companies sends out some really good article links regarding the Real Estate market both on a local and National level. Here are a few links that make good reading. Enjoy.
5 Reasons for Failure or How to Be more Productive - 01/28/10 02:44 PM
Well there was a webinar yesterday brought by Wells Fargo. The Speaker was Brian Buffini. It was a very timely discussion on “The 5 Reasons People Fail”. I will be posting a few blogs that will review this webinar as it pertains to today’s Real Estate methods.
These are the ideas that I pulled out as important to me, other things may have struck others differently. I'm sure that this is only a small refresher for many of you. I hope it reminds you of some of the basics we sometimes forget.
There were several good points that I (9 comments)
Back to work I go. - 01/25/10 09:00 PM
Well I did the arthroscopic surgery last Wednesday on my knee and everything went really well. The meniscus had a tear and ther was a lot of scar tissue and some trimming to do to set it right. I have been rehabbing well and went for a short walk today, back to the office tomorrow. I am ready to get back into the swing of things. I had a lot of encouraging emails form a lot of great folk's and wanted to thank you all for the support. As they say "I'm back in the saddel again" looking forward to complete (20 comments)
Great games today - 01/24/10 09:30 PM
Wow DEM Saints dae be bad dudes. Dem Vikings done made dee to many mistake to go down to da Miami super bowl. Really now what a game. Sure wanted to see Farve get there 1 more time before he calls it a career. Boy he took a beating. What a great competitor. Notice my prediction so far 2 for 2. Both really good play-off games. Great game and the Superbowl will be a great season finish with the Colts capping off a fantastic year. Saints had a great year and glad to see Brees get a shot. (6 comments)
Offical Montrose football predictions - 01/24/10 01:54 PM
Here we go the playoffs start in 10 minutes and it is now time to give the official Montrose Colorado predictions. These have absolutly no basis or understanding, gaming insighit or accumualation of data to give any substantial credibility to.
Indy 27 jets 10
New Orleans 38 Minnesota 34 There it is , PLEASE don't bet on it. (4 comments)
Telluride so much to see and do - 01/24/10 11:18 AM
So you want to go skiing in Colorado. I am sure you have heard of Vail and the glitz of Aspen, but let me ask you this. Have you been to Telluride lately? They have been getting dumped on, 18inches just yesterday. Check out this image from a porch on the mountain. Now you may have heard about all the great things to do there, Skiing, Boarding, dining and restaurants are wonderful, not to mention the culture and Arts. This is only in the winter. They have several events planned in the coming weeks . Just to mention a few. THE (6 comments)
Mini Mart under contract - 01/22/10 01:50 PM
We have the Mini Mart under contract!! With a commercial market that has been challenging we have started to see movement in the commercial sector. The prices have come down and the rental market for commercial is very soft, with that said we are excited to get this property under contract.
This goes to demonstrate that when a property is priced well it will get results. This is a great Mom / Pop business or it can be fully automated. The business has a 6 bay car wash, convenience store, and fuel.
This will be a learning experience (12 comments)
The Ute Indian Musuem In Montrose Colorado - 01/21/10 02:01 PM
If you want to visit a Great Musuem about the culture of the Ute Indians don't miss the Ute Museum in Montrose Colorado. You can get an idea of all the exciting displays and information available within the Museum and the grounds surrounding the museum. When in Montrose don't miss the Ute Indian Museum.
Ute Indian Museum The UteIndian Museum, located in Montrose, offers one of the most complete collections and exhibits featuring the Ute people of Colorado. Among the most noted figures in Ute history included are Chief Ouray and his wife Chipeta, Ignacio, Colorow, and Buckskin Charlie. Dioramas, (4 comments)
Black Canyon of the Gunnison - 01/21/10 01:11 PM
There are untold areas in Montrose Colorado for Recreational activity. Below is the Black Canyon National Park. You can actually hike down into this gorge but you better be in shape. The vertical drop can be up to 2250 feet. The river you see in the image is the Gunnison River, it starts in several places, one of which is Taylor Park in Gunnison and the East river in Crested Butte. They merge in Almont starting the Gunnison River.
This is the Painted Wall and is the highest vertical wall in the Canyon. The neat thing about this (11 comments)
One legged Realtor - 01/16/10 03:23 PM
Well here I am, hop along, one legged Real estate agent. I blew my Meniscus yesterday and will do scope the dope on Wednesday. Can you imagine trying to hop up stairs to show a 3 story property? Can't wait. No golf for a few weeks and the Golf course opened on Thursday. Gee I wonder where my injury happened. I am so thankful for my wife, she does not blog so you have not heard her voice here. I can not tell you how blessed I am to have her as a Partner and Fellow Broker Associate, together we should (20 comments)
Pray for Haiti - 01/13/10 07:04 PM
It is one of the most devastating earthquakes in over 200 years. The news is reporting 1 of every 3 needs medical attention. tens of thousands are dead injuries unimaginable. Many missionaries in the city with churches bible colleges, and orphanages. Please lift them up to the Lord. I don't even know what to pray. Here is a link that will get aid there quickly.
Assemblies of God (USA) Official Web Site (15 comments)
In the heart of the Rockies ~Lake City lot for sale. - 01/13/10 10:21 AM
Have you dreamed of owning property in the heart of the Colorado Rockies? Well here is your chance. Check out this 1.23 acre lot in the Town of Lake City. Just think you can try the Alfred Packer Diner, or eat real food that you can catch yourselves out of the Lake Fork of the Gunnison or High Country Alpine lakes and streams.
This lot has great views, electric and phones to the lot line, year round access and is in the City limits. Build your dream home, or your year round Colorado getaway. It will posted on our web site (10 comments)
this image is the property of The Zappa Team, Montrose,Colorado. Taken at 4:30, Janurary 11, 2010. Taken at Blue Mesa Resivior with a digital JVC Everio Video camera with the still camera setting. Blue Mesa is the biggest man made lake in Colorado and is the dam thapreceeds Crystal Dam, Marrow Point dam and the the beginning of the Black Canyon National Park. Beautiful part of Colorado on the western slope.
Closing gifts - 01/10/10 05:53 PM
Because Joan and I were formally Studio Potters for over 30 years we have been able to give away some very personalized closing gifts. I thought I would share a few images of some of our work. We are hoping to get back into our incredable studio this year and work on some one of a kind pieces and Raku pots.
We really like to give a mug basket with a couple of mugs, some good coffee, some fancy cookies and what ever fits the in the bag This is part of the view up canyon.
We saw his ad for the dog not knowing it was someone we knew. Couldn't resist. He needs some work but he is classic Chessie. We have had them, the breed, over 25 years and love them. Well since we already have a dog like this, how can you say no. So now we have double dog. The top one is 2.5 our new dog, the bottom is 9. So far so good.
Price Adjustment Near Hospital Remodeled - 01/07/10 06:02 PM
Cute, Cute, Cute! Located in the heart of town and close to the hospital, this sweet home has been completely remodeled from the foundation to the roof! Quality materials include Anderson windows, maintenance-free vinyl siding, custom paint, refinished hardwood floors, tiled bathroom, new cupboards in kitchen and more! All appliances including wood stove go with this lovely home! Large backyard with privacy fence and shed, large covered outdoor patio. Move in ready! This Property is located 1 block from the Montrose Memorial Hospital and priced well at $167,000. Cute, Cute, Cute! Located in the heart of town and close to the (11 comments)
This is so informative I reblogged it ~Internet Lead Conversion is not for Sissies - 01/07/10 12:44 PM
This was a featured post this morning and it is so informatative I blogged the the post. Take a look. Internet Lead Conversion is not for Sissies There are several really informative blogs out there on this subject, take the good, bad, and ugly and decide for yourselves. It is a hot topic right now and we really need to educate ourselves in this area. Here are a couple of other links. Internet Lead Conversion-- They're People and They Want To Work With An Expert Internet Lead Conversion - the TOP TWO ways to succeed !!!! You Can Lead a Lead (2 comments)
How do you know when a lead is a lead? Internet Lead Conversion - 01/06/10 06:48 PM
We all struggle with how to utilize lead conversion from the Internet. I have done click through on Google, 12 month subscriptions to lead producing companies and several other Lead Generating utilities. What makes the business of lead generation and capture the most successful concerning the Internet? First they have to find you, after that it's up to you. Do you engage the potential client with enough charisma to make them want to hear you? Are you able to respond quickly enough to engage them while they still have a notion that they contacted you first. Do you have the information (12 comments)
Pushing forward a virtual rebarcamp with knowledge and a few prizes in mind...check it out.
Via Real Estate Tomato (Real Estate Tomato):
Our goal is to reach 3000 registered attendees to VirtualReBarcamp.com! The event is free being presented by 28 of the top minds in RE technology and social networking. Currently we have 1500+ registered attendee. To reach our goal we need your help. Fortunately, we have a ringer in our pocket: The generosity of ListingMoves.com. ListingMoves.com is going to be running a contest for everyone that helps us (3 comments)
Why list with me? - 01/03/10 06:00 PM
So when you go to your listing appointment what sets you apart? We all use the same cliches, advertise in a similar manner and promote our listings in the same general way. So why would I use you to sell the single largest asset I own? When we go into a listing appointment we are loaded with information, our marketing program and the almost unfair statistics that our RE/MAX office holds over every other company. Our ranking as agents in volume, our success rate, referrals from previous clients and our genuine desire to help sell the property. When you have success (10 comments)
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