real estate: Welcome Ann Tew to Keller Williams Realty Northwest Louisiana - 03/06/08 07:09 AM
Ann Tew, a long time resident of Shreveport Louisiana has recently joined the office of Keller Williams Realty Northwest Louisiana in Shreveport Louisiana.  Ann, who is no stranger to real estate or business recently decided to use her years of experience in business and her love of real estate to become a real estate agent.  Ann Tew can be reached on her cell phone at 318-208-0651 or at the Keller Williams Realty office at 318-213-1555.
Ann is going to specialize in helping builders get spec and custom homes sold.  For the past few years she has lived very close to Cross Lake, … (1 comments)

real estate: Welcome Michelle Reliford to Keller Williams Northwest Louisiana - 03/03/08 08:51 AM
Welcome Michelle Reliford to the office of Keller Williams Realty Northwest Louisiana in Shreveport Louisiana.  Michelle has been in real estate for a couple of years and loves to help buyers find the home of their dreams and take care of all the details of becoming home owners.  Michelle also loves to help sellers in Shreveport and Bossier City get top dollar for the home they are selling and sell in a short time period!  Michelle comes to Keller Williams from Century 21 Stan Cole and Associates.  Michelle moved to Keller Williams Northwest Louisiana because she was starving for training and … (1 comments)

real estate: Getting organized on Sunday Afternoon - 03/01/08 11:46 PM
Years ago, a great man shared a Sunday secret with me that has helped my personal and business life over the past few years.  He told me to spend one hour on Sundays planning out my week, but do not spend anytime planning till after attending church and taking a nap.  His logic was that I would be motivated, feeling free, and fresh.  Wow, to this day I spend most Sunday's doing exactly that.  On this Sunday I will be attending church with my three boys (my wife is showig homes to an out of time buyer this morning) then I … (9 comments)

real estate: Work like you're showing off - 03/01/08 03:53 AM
Warning, this blog is written to give my opinion and suggest that everyone read the book, "Work Like You're Showing Off!" by Joe Calloway. 
I recently read the awesome book "Work Like You're Showing Off" by Joe Calloway after the owner of the real estate franchise I am an owner of, Gary Keller, suggested I read the book.  This book is one of the most profound, in your face, real, powerful books I have ever read.  Joe takes no time with frills or long drawn out stories or examples, he just tells it like it is.  Showing off is not something … (2 comments)

real estate: Market showing signs of strength - 03/01/08 03:23 AM
Today is March 1st and the housing market in Shreveport and Bossier City seems to be as strong as ever.  My wife, Kerry Friestad and I are both very active real estate agents in the area and she has had at least 5 offers in the past 3 weeks not get accepted because the sellers had multiple offers to look at.  Just yesterday, a bank owned property that has been on the market for over 100 days, multiple offers in the $150,000 were presented!  Kerry's client really wants the house so offering full price and asking for no closing costs should … (0 comments)

real estate: Who is listening - 11/18/07 02:22 PM
We are real estate agents...which means we help people buy and sell homes.  What we really do is have conversations with people all day long that are looking to buy or sell real estate.  So, what do we really do?  I believe the real estae business is made up of a group of Leaders that help lead and guide people to make decsission about Real Property.  We are Leaders!
In one of Maxwell's latest books, John poses the following question:  If we are leaders, is anyone listening to you?
If you find yourself without business, work on your leadership skills.  If you have … (2 comments)

real estate: Best time of the year - 11/18/07 01:07 AM
From today through the end of the year is the best time for working real estate agents to thrive!  Traditionally, agents have been led to believe that the holiday season is a bad time to sell real estate or a great time to take the rest of the year off!  To the large portion of agents that are going to take the rest of the year off...We wish you a happy holiday season.  To the working agents...Let the games begin!
People are buying and selling right now and are looking for a hard working, caring agent to work with them while they … (5 comments)

real estate: Lake or Golf Course? - 10/03/07 12:05 PM
My wife and I, both agents with Keller Williams Realty in Shreveport Louisiana, have been showing a lot of homes on the lake and on the golf course.  Both of us are working with different clients, but the clients are in similiar price ranges.  What is the attraction to living right on the lake and right on the golf course?  I understand the view of a beautiful sunset on the lake, but the price range that we are showing is without a view.  I would love to hear some opinion of why people that spend more than your average joe want to … (4 comments)

real estate: Homes that sell fast - 10/03/07 11:44 AM
How does it feel to list a beautiful home in a great part of town that is priced right?  I am sure with all the press and rumors of how bad the market is, agents must be getting sick and tired of working.  Really, when was the last time you took a listing looking forward to closing it in the next 30 days?  Well, I can tell you from experience, the feeling is awesome and keeps me coming back for more.  When I take such good care of my client that the homes shows a few times, an offer is written … (3 comments)

real estate: Balancing Life with Real Estate - 09/19/07 01:52 PM
It is Friday night and you are trying to schedule your kids ball games, a date with the wife, some rest time, the USC football game on ESPN and the phone rings...the out of town client wants to look at homes all day tomorrow!  Where is the balance in this job we call real estate?  How do you balance family and business?  What tips can you provide to help other agents become great agents and great parents and great spouses and great friends?  I have some thoughts, but I would love to hear how others have managed to live a balanced … (2 comments)

real estate: What will happen if rates drop? - 09/16/07 02:29 PM
There is a lot of talk this weekend on a national level of the possibilites of a rate cut by the Fed on Tuesday.  There is also a lot of talk of Government intervention into this whole sub-prime lending mess.  As a Real Estate Agent and business owner in Shreveport Louisiana I have some mixed emotions about both.  First and foremost, I belive that a correction in the market is good for the strong Realtor and for the wise investor.  I am not in favor of a rate cut!  A few years ago, money was hard to find, but deals were … (7 comments)

 

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