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Cedar Rapid's real estate information from Trego Real Estates Christopher Smith. Updates on the market, community, and events in the Cedar Rapids and surrounding area.
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I was just doing some research last night, and noticed of the 800 some Realtors in the Cedar Rapids, Iowa and surrounding areas, that only 66 of them use Enhanced Listings on www.Realtor.com  A lot of agents with Skogman Realty use this tool.  I think this is important to showcase your listings t...
08/25/2006
John Jantsch and Barrett Niehus have commented recently on referral strategies being used or thought of by real estate agents.  This got my melon to thinkin' as I was playing golf this morning (it's for my mental and physical therapy, don't you know).  I asked the owner if he would donate a round...
08/23/2006
There have been recent posts regarding items or services that make the job of the real estate agent easier.  There is Craig Schiller with Real Estaging (What an awesome name for a company), someone had mentioned earlier about using PODS to store unnecessary items in a house to make it appear room...
08/22/2006
If you do a Google search for free url real estate links, there's a plethora of free sites that will submit your URL for you.  My question is: some of these sites will only be RE-SUBMITTING your URL to sites like Google and Yahoo, plus other sites that your website has not been submitted to.  Is ...
08/22/2006
Here in the lovely city of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, we as Realtors are positioned to enjoy a nice year in terms of the upswing in the real estate market.  Listings are up, sales are up, and it looks like this will continue into the fall and even early winter months.   Going in the winter months, our m...
08/21/2006
I have an area of about 150 homes that I would like to have as one of my farm areas.  It is an area where I grew up as a boy, in fact, my parents still live in this area.  I want to be sure and capitalize on the fact that I grew up in this area and attended the local schools,etc...  Can anyone of...
08/21/2006
Since becoming a Realtor and adding a website to my arsenal of tools for attracting clients, I am continually tweaking my site to appeal to my customers.  I am constantly thinking, what does my customer want or need in a website.  I've been to so many agent websites, they are all rolling together...
08/21/2006
I know that some Realtors do not have Open Houses in some areas of the country, but to those that do, what are your thoughts on Open House Sign-In Sheets.  It seems like sometimes you have to tread lightly when asking for personal information.  You don't want to seem like the "Realtor Stalker", a...
08/17/2006
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Does anyone out there in AR world have any telephone dialogues they would like to share with the rest of us.  I am always looking for new, innovative ways to reach potential clients in my area.  Any "nuggets" would be welcomed, and thank you!  Here are a few of mine that I use:1. Just Listed Dial...
08/17/2006
I'd like to pass this checklist on to anyone who is interested.  When you are deciding whether to list or not with a seller, the following issues are important to discuss with a seller to determine how motivated they are to sell their property.  The more the seller answers yes to any of these que...
08/16/2006
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