spokane realtor: When SOI and SEO Collide! - 08/07/10 07:36 AM
There are only so many sources for prospects in our business. With 20% of agents doing 80% of the business, it warrants the question: Where do the top producer's get their business?
There is no simple answer. It may depend on how many years they have been in real estate. But then again, I have seen new agents run circles around "experienced" agents.
The largest current pools for leads are SOI (Sphere of Influence): People you know and their referrals,  and SEO (Search Engine Optimization) : Internet leads generated by your website, lead sources, blogging, and social networking.
While there is … (13 comments)

spokane realtor: I am now a Nationally Syndicated Columnist! (Thanks to ACTIVE RAIN!) - 08/04/10 06:02 AM
Spokane Realtor, BethAnn Long of Coldwell Banker Tomlinson is now a nationally published author and syndicated Real Estate Columnist. BethAnn was discovered on ACTIVE RAIN and invited to be a regular contributing columnist for www.newsgeni.us and www.thecommissioncheck.com .
The first site, www.newsgeni.us is created for real estate agents and is an excellent free resource to gain ideas for growing your business. You can subscribe there to receive daily news e-briefs with all kinds of cutting edge idea's and up to the minute estate news! Her personal column is titled: "Long Story Short".
The second site, www.thecommission.check.com  is designed for brokers, owners, … (5 comments)

spokane realtor: Spokane Wa Market Report for June 2010! - 07/10/10 03:48 AM
Each month I post the Spokane Association of Realtor monthly report for Spokane Wa. These statistics reflect sales for residential properties on one acre or less.
As for myself, this has been a steady year. Not too crazy busy, and not too slow. I am particularly curious how sales will continue and compare now that the tax credit's are behind us.  However, there are still some tax credits that apply for active military personnel. Ask your accountant or Realtor for details!
Spokane Wa real estate is alive and well and has proven to be one of the more stable markets in … (0 comments)

spokane realtor: Weekly Seller's Marketing Spotlight! - 05/11/10 03:12 PM
Weekly Seller's Marketing Spotlight!
I started a new weekly routine with all of my sellers.
Each week, I spotlight one of my marketing tools. I send them a one paragraph e-mail describing the marketing tool, and how it helps them as a home seller. I want them to know that I am doing everything I can to make sure their home gets great exposure!
I decided to go public with this and also include my Weekly Seller's Spotlight right here on my blog!
Here is this weeks SELLER'S SPOTLIGHT! More to come, each and every week!
 _______________________________________________________________________________________________
Dear Seller,
One of the … (8 comments)

spokane realtor: My Coldwell Banker Tomlisnon profile page - 02/10/10 01:44 PM
 
 
 
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spokane realtor: Coldwell Banker Tomlinson Presidents Club Award - 02/09/10 08:33 AM
Here is a picture of me receiving my award for the 2009 Coldwell Banker Tomlinson Presidents Club 2009!
This award is given to those of us with outstanding volume and distinguished service. I am blessed to have a career I love!

 
                                  BethAnn Long, Coldwell Banker Tomlinson Presidents Award recipient
*pictured here with: (L) Jim Gillsepie Coldwell Banker President and (R) Bob Tomlinson, owner of Coldwell Banker Tomlinson Spokane.
"It is my pleasure to assist all of my clients with enthusiasm, integrity and professionalism. Did I mention I am fun to work with?" -BethAnn
 
 
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spokane realtor: Incredible Spokane Open House 1/24/2010 - 01/20/10 07:31 AM

 
WELCOME TO 6305 South Madelia in Spokane Wa. Incredible South Hill home for sale!
OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY 1/24/2010 FROM 1-3 Hosted by listing agent BethAnn Long of Tomlinson South Inc.
 VIRTUAL TOUR!!! http://www.tourfactory.com/546542
 
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spokane realtor: Spokane Wa Real Estate Site! AMAZING! - 03/04/09 07:40 AM
WOW! If you are looking to buy a home in the Spokane Wa area, you should really check out the website:www.TomlinsonSpokane.com
The features just might blow you away! You can learn so much about neighborhoods, check out actual Google street /earth shots, locate schools, hospitals, coffee shops, and places of worship on our amazing mapping feature!
Take some time to learn this valuable website, which is very user friendly, as we have done several focus groups with actual customers and carefully implemented their great feedback. Find open houses, new developments, and enroll in saved searches for your convenience!Our site is visited … (2 comments)

spokane realtor: What the When the Why the Where the How the Who the? - 02/22/09 01:57 PM
When meeting with potential buyers and sellers, I often ask alot of questions.
WHAT are the goals you would like me to help you achieve?
WHEN would you like to achieve them?
WHY would you like to move? (buy, sell...)
WHERE would you like to go/be?
HOW can we accomplish your goals together?
WHO...other than me would better represent you?! Nobody, that's who!
I think it is very important to have a comprehensive understanding of your clients motivations. It really helps me give personalized service, honest feedback, and be sensitive to their individual circumstances.
I provide outstanding service to outstanding people!
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spokane realtor: Little tiny me GREAT BIG INTERNET! - 02/18/09 01:06 PM
It amazes me that some really great folks have found me online! I can honestly say, I love the adventure! My neighbor is now one of my very best friends, and she found me on the web! After showing her many homes all over town, she picked the one 2 doors down from me! I did NOT tell her where I lived until AFTER she said: " This is the one!"
We met online, (she found my website) and developed a good rapport over several weeks. This has now happened for me many times. I feel greatly enriched finding homes for … (4 comments)

spokane realtor: OPEN HOUSE Sunday 2/8/09 1308 West 18th Spokane Wa. - 02/06/09 10:48 AM
*** OPEN HOUSE ! ***
GREAT BUNGALOW IN AWESOME LOCATION!
CLOSE TO CANNON HILL PARK, HIGH DRIVE, MANITO PARK, AND an easy drive to Downtown Spokane , this South Hill home offers the charm of yesterday and fresh and convenient upgrades for today!
Come by this OPEN HOUSE and see this beautiful home Sunday Feb. 8th 2009 from 1-3 pm.
1308 West 18th Ave.
Your host: Listing agent BethAnn Long ~ Tomlinson South Inc. 509-362-4607
Take the VIRTUAL TOUR NOW!  http://www.tourfactory.com/478223
Hope to see you there!


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spokane realtor: Spokane Real Estate Overview 2008 - 01/30/09 03:20 PM
 I wanted to share with you some year end statistics for 2008. In fact I have these for a 10 year span which is very informative and interesting. If you like, I can mail or e-mail them to you if you contact me at bethann@tb.com  or 509-362-4607.
Here goes!
The overall decrease in Spokane Wa. for 2008 was -.076 so less than one percent. This is the first negative number seen in many years. Years previous in descending order overall Increases are as follows: 2007: +5.97% 2006: +16.6% 2005: +16.28% 2004: +7.59% 2003: +7.53 2002: +1.36 2001: +2.33% 2000: 0.00 1999: … (2 comments)

spokane realtor: It's a First Time Home Buyers Market! - 11/02/08 12:06 PM


Who has a great advantage in today's 2008 Real Estate Market?
Sellers? Buyers? Investors? Realtors? Lenders?
The correct answer, in my opinion is clearly: First Time Home Buyers. (Therapists might take a good second place!)
 Qualified and prepared first time home buyer 's have some wonderful perk$!
If you are considering purchasing your first home, this could be your historical golden opportunity! Here are some concrete reasons why you have an advantage, and also why- as first time home buyers, you are key for helping the market continue to move forward.
Mainly- you don't have a home to sell . A back … (14 comments)

spokane realtor: Stop and smell the roses...hit pause... - 08/29/08 08:45 AM
In my day to day life I often, or should I say nearly always feel so hurried. I see people swirling around me everywhere I go. Our lives have truly become chaotic for the most part.
STOP THE WORLD, I WANT TO GET OFF.
Do you ever feel this way? I find it amazing that we can actually do something about it. We are not victims of this fast forward society, but rather we are co-creators . Let's take some responsibility by making a conscious effort to do something concrete and intentional to slow ourselves down. Our mind, body and spirit truly … (6 comments)

spokane realtor: Shopping the Clearance Rack for a home? - 08/26/08 11:54 AM
                                                  
 
With so many price reductions on homes for sale, it's almost like shopping the clearance rack. Personally, I love shopping the clearance rack.  However, for a home there seems to be somwhat of a negative conotation. Why is that? For some reason, when a home "languishes" on the market people wonder is there something wrong with this home? Lets look at it from the sellers perspective. They tried to get more for the home when they first listed, just like most people do! They have taken price reductions, and whatever the condition of the home was at first, … (13 comments)

spokane realtor: A River Runs through it! My river... - 08/21/08 04:18 AM
               
Spokane, Washington. Home. My home for nearly 50 years. I never tire of the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest. I look so forward to walks along the river,  and biking, walking our amazing 36 mile centennial trail along the river. The Spokane river is STUNNING.
How many places can you shop and then just seconds later take a gondola ride over one of the most beautiful rivers in the world?
Here is my own personal ode to my Spokane River:
"Rushing River, wild and free, bringing precious life to me, washing over ancient stone, singing gently soothing drone, wander … (1 comments)

spokane realtor: Good News about the market! - 08/18/08 04:47 PM
 
We can always use updated, positive news about the real estate market! I found this very informative, and hope you enjoy it.
BethAnn in Spokane
BethAnn Long, REALTOR, Tomlinson South Inc.
509-362-4607
www.bethannhomes.com
 
For those of us who don't feel the need to preach "Doom and Gloom" to justify a lack of business, here are some articles about the positive signs in the market.

 
 
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spokane realtor: New Spokane Dog Park is planned! - 08/16/08 04:04 AM
New Spokane WA Dog park planned in High Bridge Park!
As as avid  Spokane dog lover, I was thrilled to see there is a brand new dog park being planned! The park will be located in High Bridge Park, just west of Downtown Spokane WA. Dog parks have become really popular in progressive cities. Speaking from a personal perspective, it is really a joy to see your dog or in my case...dog's being able to frolic and roam free! It's really sweet to see them socialize.
I am the proud owner of two golden retrievers, one purchased with great thought and … (3 comments)

spokane realtor: Tomlinson South Spokane WA - 08/04/08 03:52 PM
             
Here is our brand new office building, located at 4102 S. Regal Spokane, WA 99223
This is one of the finest real estate offices in the country! With state of the art technology and amazing design, our office is just one thing that sets us apart.
I am so proud to apart of such a thriving, progressive office! As a Realtor in Spokane WA I feel so fortunate to be with the number one residential team. Mainly the attitude of serving our clients is what makes Tomlinson the best. Here is our mission statement:
MISSION STATEMENT: (Tomlinson South, Inc. … (2 comments)

spokane realtor: Hamblen Park Neighborhood Spokane WA - 08/04/08 10:29 AM
I work and live in the beautiful Hamblen Park neighborhood in Spokane WA. Established mainly between 1950-1980, there are many beautiful homes in this area.
My children attend Hamblen Elementary and they are twins that will be in 6th grade. GO HUSKIES!
Here is the Hamblen Elementary Website:
   HamblenElementary : http://www2.spokaneschools.org/Schools/Elementary/Hamblen/default.htm
There are approximatley 25 homes currently for sale from 199-399,000 in this desireable, established south hill neighborhood.
There is a beautiful wooded are next to the school that is called "Hamblen Park". 
Here are two of my own listings in the Hamblen neighborhood:
2420 E 39th Ave:  VIRTUAL TOUR:  http://www.tourfactory.com/441802  GORGEOUS RANCHER!

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