christopher smith: Cedar Rapids For Sale By Owners! Please Don't Misunderstand Our Value Proposition As Realtors - 04/10/09 07:44 AM
If you are a Realtor in town, you very well know that there is a relatively "untapped" market that really never gets penetrated that much.  I mean, sure, Realtors come up with all different kinds of marketing ploys to 'lure' the unsuspecting For Sale By Owner into their trap.  By in large though, this market is a tough nut to crack.
If you are a For Sale By Owner in Cedar Rapids, you are no doubt besieged by phone calls, pop-bys, emails, snail mails, etc.  All of these are in an attempt to convince you that a Realtor can and will … (2 comments)

christopher smith: Big Guy Works For Little Real Estate Company With Big Service To His Clients - 04/10/09 07:32 AM
The #1 Myth For Selling Your Home That Kills Most Deals In 30 Days!
"Honey, we've got to put our house on the market and get going with this."
"I know, I know, but who are we going to list with?"
"I don't care, just as long as it's with one of the big companies in town.  I don't want any of those smaller companies representing me.  Our house will never sell if that happens."
Selling your home is a serious transaction and event in one's life; true or false?  Would you also agree that you want someone who is … (0 comments)

christopher smith: Cedar Rapids Real Estate is Alive and Well While Service is DOA! - 05/02/08 12:57 PM
Cedar Rapids real estate forecast has never been better.  I've spoken with a few brokerages this past week, and they say the same thing.  "Business is booming."  In fact, some go as far to say that we are setting record months for sales.
Traditions Real Estate is no different in that with our flexible commission plan, our dedication to SERVICE FIRST, and our attention to the little details, our business has been blessed with record sales as well.
If you're a buyer, there is plenty of inventory to choose from and all price ranges and locations are fully stocked and ready for your … (2 comments)

christopher smith: Marion Iowa Real Estate: 2710 Spoonbill Drive Price Improvement - 10/30/07 11:43 AM

christopher smith: Cedar Rapids Real Estate: Southwest Cedar Rapids Gem! - 10/30/07 11:37 AM

christopher smith: Marion Iowa Real Estate: 2710 Spoonbill Drive - 10/29/07 01:01 PM
Custom built by SMB Builders, this beautiful Marion ranch stands out among the competition with the following attributes:
Over 3300 square feet of liveable space.Five bedroomsThree and one half bathsMudroomOversized Three stall garageCustom maple cabinets in the kitchen by Diamond.20 X 20 Porcelain tile in the foyer, kitchen and baths.Washer and dryer stay in the laundry room with sink basin.$1000 Gift Card to landscape entire yardAll appliances warrantied for five years.Popular LinnMar neighborhood.Don't miss this opportunity to see this wonderful property.  Contact me now for a private showing!
Christopher Smith
Licensed Realtor in the state of Iowa

christopher smith: Cedar Rapids Real Estate: 1626 J Street SW - 10/29/07 12:56 PM
Cedar Rapids real estate offers a three bedroom, two bath gem on the Southwest side of Cedar Rapids with over 1900 square feet of liveable space.  This property has an oversized two stall garage that is heated, with a work bench the entire width.  Two living areas, with a custom bar and a fourth non-comforming bedroom downstairs.  The master suite is upstairs with a private sitting area.  All appliances stay including refrigerator and washer/dryer.  Please contact me to see this wonderful property and schedule your private showing.
Christopher Smith
Licensed Realtor in the state of Iowa

christopher smith: Perfect Time to Buy Cedar Rapids Real Estate - 10/23/07 04:49 AM
A few comments have been made over the last few days at Active Rain by smaller communities telling their prospective buyers and sellers to not listing to the national news regarding real estate.
They (being the national news) paints such a gloomy, depressing picture that who would want to buy or sell real estate, after hearing those dreaded stories.  Certain "pockets" of the country are experiencing growth in the real estate field and according to the NAR, Iowa is one of five states in the country experiencing positive growth from last year's sales.  The fact of the matter is that Cedar Rapids … (0 comments)

christopher smith: Marion, Iowa Real Estate Showcase - 10/21/07 06:43 AM

Quality abounds in this spacious Marion ranch just off of 44th Street in Marion, Iowa.  This quality construction is built by SMB builders.  You absolutely must see this ranch to believe the amenities, upgrades, and attention to detail this property offers.  Here are some of the highlights of this wonderful property.
Over 1800 square feet above and a total of over 3200 square feet.$1000 Gift Card to the buyers for additional landscaping.A brand new 10 by 10 deck is to be completed by closing!20 X 20 Porcelain tile greets you at the entrance of the home, as well as in the beautifully … (0 comments)

christopher smith: Cedar Rapid's Real Estate Report: 1626 J Street SW - 10/21/07 06:29 AM

Introducing one of the finest 3 bedroom, 2 bath homes on the Southwest side of Cedar Rapids.  Here are some highlights!
Three bedrooms, two bathsMaster suite is upstairs with it's own private sitting room and tons of closet space!One full bath on first floor, and one full bath in the basement.Two living areasBasement living area has custom designed bar that stays with the house.Basement has a 4th non-comforming bedroom.Mudroom between kitchen and garage.Garage is oversized two stall and is heated.  It also has a work bench the entire width of garage.Brand new storage shed just outside of the garage.  Huge park pad … (0 comments)

christopher smith: Cedar Rapids Real Estate and Skogman Realty Equals Market Share and Strength - 10/01/07 08:21 AM
Do you know that as of this date: Iowa ranks #2 in the country in total real estate sales volume.  Forty five of the fifty states have a negative sales volume.  In a tough market, sometimes the turtle outpaces the hare.  With our slow rate of appreciation and steady economy, Iowa and Cedar Rapids are set to continue growth and earnings into the fourth quarter and first part of next year.
Skogman Realty has long been the leader in real estate sales and volume since it's evolution begun in 1974.  Is it our big red sign that attracts business, is it our dedicated Realtors, … (0 comments)

christopher smith: Cedar Rapids Real Estate (2710 Spoonbill Drive in Marion) - 09/10/07 06:29 AM

Details, details, details, is what 2710 Spoonbill Drive in Marion, Iowa is all about!  When you build a home in the popular LinnMar School District ( ) you come across a savvy buyer, that expects upgrades to be the norm for a custom home.  SMB Builder Shawn Bible does not disappoint in this category.  This home off of 44th Street in Marion is a testament to quality in the details and quantity in the square feet.  With over 3300 square feet of living space and over 1800 of that upstairs, this home is ready for your family to move in!  Here … (0 comments)

christopher smith: Cedar Rapids Real Estate (Marion) Showcases 2710 Spoonbill Drive - 09/04/07 03:34 AM

Listed at $309,000Over 3300 square feet of living spaceOversized 3 stall attached garageBeautiful custom designed kitchen with maple cabinets, 20 X 20 Porcelain tile.Venetian bronze custom light and plumbing fixtures throughout home.Bull-nose rounded corners.Gorgeous lead glass window separates living area from dining area.Laundry room is on 1st floor with wash basin.MudroomMaster Bath has  4 X 4 separate shower and 6 ft. soaking tub by Jacuzzi with custom maple cabinetry.Superbowl sized Great Room downstairs with two additional bedrooms/offices with separate full bath.Deck to be completed upon sale.Popular Marion, IA neighborhoodKids go to brand new Linn Grove Elementary, Excelsior Middle School, and LinnMar … (0 comments)

christopher smith: Cedar Rapids Real Estate Showcases 1626 J Street SW - 09/04/07 02:55 AM

Priced at $135,000Almost 1900 square feet of living space!Three bedrooms, two full baths.Oversized two stall, heated garage, with workbench the entire width of garage.Private Master Suite upstairs, with sitting area and loads of storage.Gorgeous kitchen, well lit with canned lighting and beautiful colors.1st floor living area has gleeming hardwood floors and plenty of room for a dining tableBasement has 2nd living area with custom built bar, and 4th non-conforming bedroom.ALL APPLIANCES STAY including refrigerator and washer/dryer.Brand new storage shed just off of the garage also stays.Beautiful porch for those lazy afternoons.For more information on this beautiful property and more Cedar Rapids … (0 comments)

christopher smith: Cedar Rapids Real Estate - First Time Home Buyer Alert! - 03/25/07 08:43 AM
If you are a first time home buyer and want value for your money, then check out 3704 Richmond Rd. NE in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
This property has been completely remodeled from the inside.  New carpet throughout, new linoleum, new plumbing, new kitchen countertops, new sink, brand new gas water heater.  The heater is a few years old.  The roof is six years old. 
For pictures and a complete report on this property, go to  You can ask for a listing brochure to be emailed directly to your email.  On my website, I have over 30 + pictures of this property … (1 comments)

christopher smith: Cedar Rapid's Realtor Provides Unparalleled Service To His Clients - 03/25/07 04:45 AM
Since my slogan has always been "Service With a Smith," I would be remiss if I didn't expound upon my service attitude that has always been a part of who I am as a person, not necessarily as a Realtor.
If you have lived in Cedar Rapids for any length of time, then you know my father Al Smith.  My father has worked with children for almost 50 years in this town.  First, he was the Recreation Director for the Cedar Rapids Recreation Commission.  If you grew up in the sixties, seventies, and even into the eighties, many of you participated … (1 comments)

christopher smith: Cedar Rapids Real Estate Report - 03/25/07 04:13 AM
Real estate sales and buyers are heating up the market in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.  Sales are up by a small percentage over last year.  More and more inventory continues to become available on the market.  It's kind of like the weather in Iowa.  If you don't like the weather now, wait five or ten minutes.  Similar to real estate: if you don't like what's on the market now, wait five or ten days.
Buyers, you can request a Buyer's Packet from Christopher Smith at, your Cedar Rapid's Realtor.  In this packet, I discuss the buying process from start to finish.  I … (0 comments)

christopher smith: Skogman Realty Works Hard For It's Customers and It Shows! - 02/28/07 04:19 AM
When you are looking for a company to sell your home, you don't just close your eyes and pick a company in the phone book.  That would be foolish!  You choose a company based on it's merits, it's long standing history in the community, and it's ability to get the job done. 
Skogman Realty has consistently demonstrated their work ethic since it's humble beginnings 34 years ago.  All realty companies have their "game plan" on how to sell your house the quickest and for most of the asking price.  However, I think the company who networks the most and actively pursues … (0 comments)

christopher smith: It's Clear: Skogman Realty Dominates Cedar Rapids Real Estate! - 02/28/07 03:57 AM
Whether you are a buyer or seller, it's comforting to know that one real estate company can accommodate your needs and carry you through a successful transaction.  With a family run business since 1973, Skogman Realty offers it's own closing department, insurance company, and mortgage lenders. 
Skogman's real estate agents go through extensive training at it's state of the art Training and Development Center in Hiawatha, IA.  For ten intensive weeks, Skogman agents, learn the ins and outs of real estate and how to provide "out of the ordinary" customer service to all of it's clients.  For five years leading up … (0 comments)

christopher smith: Cedar Rapids Realtor Asks For One Chance To Be Your "Family Agent." - 12/30/06 02:49 AM

The Top Ten Reasons Why You Should Choose Christopher Smith as Your Cedar Rapids Realtor:
As a former elementary school teacher, I am certifiably an expert in dealing with families.  Doesn't your family deserve the very best attention to detail, including all members of the family.I have my priorities straight.  I'm not afraid to say that I put my faith first, my family and friends second, and my job third.  I think you know that when a person is morally and ethically sound, he/she is going to represent your very best interests.If you list your house with me, I go the extra, … (0 comments)


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