gary l white: Lake Isabella Chalet Mt Pleasant MI Area - 03/09/12 11:33 PM
Beautiful without lakefront taxes.  Private marina and dock a short walking from from home.  Large beautiful lake with very expensive homes.  You'll enjoy the value this home offers. … (1 comments)

gary l white: 9125 Chippewa Trail Lake Miramichi $89,900 - 03/09/12 11:19 PM
Looking for affordable Lake Propety without the high taxes?  Lake access properties might be your option.  You have association private marina to keep your boat.  You have full use of a private lake with great fishing.  You don't have the high taxes associated with lake frontage.  Call for a personal tour … (2 comments)

gary l white: 70.8 Acres for sale Gowen, MI 14101 18 Mile Rd. Majestic Rolling Matured Wooded Hills - 03/09/12 11:10 PM
Land For Sale Gowen Michigan, finding wooded rolling land within a short driving distance from Grand Rapids Michigan is not easy.  Especially when it is serene and beautiful.  Multiple ponds, wildlife everywhere with a location to build your dream home if you wish.   … (2 comments)

gary l white: Real Estate Market Recovery Fact or Fiction? - 03/09/12 12:32 AM
Real Estate Market Recovery Facts or Fiction is a real question for every home seller and buyer to consider.
Let's be honest, not all cities reflect the exact housing market issues nor do states reflect Michigan's job or housing environment.  I live on the in what is called, by media outlet's the most productive side of Michigan.  West Michigan and the Grand Rapids area has consistently our performed the rest of the state in job generation and home sales.
That being said, housing statistics are only as good as the reliability of those reporting the numbers.  I haven't reproduced the numbers … (0 comments)

gary l white: Selling Homes in Your Town? - 03/08/12 03:19 AM
Selling Home in town may seem like an odd question to ask.  The fact is, many agents and brokers do not use the right keywords to help the search engines place their blogs, articles and online advertising of a properly in the right location.
Google like many other search engines is using a blended searching method to offer a better user experience to those using their search engine.  Without specific keywords and tags to help identify those keywords your article might be showing up in a location you never intended.
For example if you do not sell home regionally around the … (6 comments)

gary l white: MC Scow Class Fleet - 03/07/12 05:28 AM
Wondering what the heck that is?  
One of my little Passions or Obsessions.  The MC Scow is a 16' long 5'8" beam racing sailboat.  MC Scow Class is a strict one design fleet.
I have raced sailboats for a long time (30 years) although I have reduced the size by about 30 feet I now spend my summers racing a small boat called a dngny.  Kind of fitting I think, some people think it is a bit dingy to spend so much money on something sooner or later you will surely damage.  
The type of boat I race, right … (0 comments)

gary l white: 5 Bedroom Home For Sale Grand Rapids - 03/05/12 10:16 AM
5 Bedroom home for sale in Grand Rapids set back from the road on 1.56  wooded acres.  Remodeled in 2004 adding new replacement windows, new roof, new forced air natural gas furnace, air conditioning, kitchen, bathrooms, natural gas fireplace while keeping the charm and character of the home.  
Refinished were beautiful hardwood floors, arched doorways, plaster walls with craftmanship that has long been lost.  This would be a perfect group home.  Licensing may will up to the buyer.  Walkout basement, 3 baths, Master Suite with dual sinks, tiled shower and a jet tub.
See for yourself with a quick peek … (5 comments)

gary l white: Home Selling Spring Market 2012 - 03/04/12 03:47 AM
Home Selling in the Spring Home Sales market but waiting for Spring?
Don't wait to get ready for listing your home.  You can be doing some of the preparation for the Spring Home Selling Market in Michigan right now.
Starting early with the inside of your home can reduce stress and allow you to take a bit more time getting your home ready.  We still have some strange weather for Michigan.  We don't know if it is going to snow or break out in flower-buds.
Here is a quick overview to help you create your own list of preparing your home … (0 comments)

gary l white: Time Change Already? - 03/04/12 02:47 AM
Yup! Next Weekend we change our clocks back from Daylight Saving time.  How many people are late each year for something because they forgot to change their clocks.
November 20011 we changed our clocks and according the National Geographic 27% of the people that were in a time zone that changed were late.  Heck my wife says, I don't need an excuse to be late!  If it isn't a real estate appointment I am late.  She thinks I am going to be late for my own funeral.  I have no doubt she'll make sure I am on time!  

Now … (5 comments)

gary l white: Big Home Selling Mistakes - 03/03/12 10:14 PM
Home Selling Mistakes
I just listed a home that is new to the market.  I was in competition for the listing.  That is another story.  The seller listened to my advice on everything but the keys to selling.  
No For Sale Sign on the property, yet he is on a busy highway.  No Sunday phone calls. No email responses on Sunday. No Sunday showings These Seller's are going to rely completely on advertising and my maping ability to bring buyers.  In 2011 NAR research shared that: 45% of buyer's used the Internet to determine the home they actually purchased. 34% … (5 comments)

gary l white: Blogging for Business? - 03/03/12 02:34 AM
Want to know some facts that may create a reason for you to blog more?
According to Hubspot Companies that blog get 55% more visitors to their websites.  That alone is pretty impressive as far as I am concerned.
Blogging created 97% more inbound links to their websites!  That number is staggering...how could you not blog with a statistic like that staring you in the face?  Of course content is an issue but we have content everyday!  Want content look around you.
Bogging created 434% more indexed pages than companies that did not blog.  Link to your website pages from your … (6 comments)

gary l white: Real Estate in Your Face! - 03/03/12 12:26 AM
Real Estate Face Time, being in front of clients.
Real Estate for all the technology to send and receive, display, tell and show our goal is still, creating face to face meetings.  Everything we do as real estate agents is working toward that one event, a face to face meeting.
I talk to dozens of people on the phone everyday but 90% of my opportunity happens when I meet them face to face.  You can build rapport with clients over the Internet, from your website and phone.  You start building trust with testimonials but complete trust and faith is built when … (2 comments)

gary l white: Blog Integrations You Hot or Not! - 03/03/12 12:03 AM
Blog integration to direct website traffic when and where you want it to go.  
Seeing a blast of links and logos that overpower the actual information being presented can cause an information overload conflict and confusion for the viewer of your post.  Blogs and not supposed to look like InfoMercials with hard sells.  Inside blog posts on ActiveRain and many others blogs “Wordpress” for one, offers these same options with “plugins” you will notice linking to Twitter, Follow me, Facebook, LinkedIn, and many more.
 

  One of the most obvious issues is over use, too many little widgets or … (2 comments)

gary l white: Selling Your Home in 12 Easy Steps, Step #11 Open Houses - 02/04/12 01:34 AM
Selling Your Home, Step #11 Open Houses
A few days before your “Open House” go over the home selling steps already covered in this series.  Create the right home selling environment for buyers.  We will cover how to advertise your home for sale to maximize buyer attendance to your open house.
Step #4  Marketing Methods to attract the widest range of buyers that may be
Marketing Your Home correctly will help buyer's find Your Home First! interested in your home.
Step #5  Property Descriptions, you will not be handing your property descriptions to every buyer that comes through the door, but those interested in … (8 comments)

gary l white: Hey Everybody today is Tuesday! - 01/17/12 07:05 AM
Hey everybody today is Tuesday, was the statement shouted from behind the counter at the Post Office this morning.

Most of us knew MLK was yesterday and no mail because of the legal holiday.  I went to
mail a certified letter to the State of Michigan and the clerk says, "This won't get there for a couple days".  I looked at him and he recognized that I had entered the "Twilight Zone"!  It only takes a day from here in the past did they close a distribution center and move it to Detroit, was my question.
The clerk clears out … (4 comments)

 
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