buy: Do you, personally answer your phone? - 08/27/10 06:53 AM
Why not? Listen to this video and you might change how you are doing business. It was amazing and I think I will be doing business a bit differently.  Check it out: they test drove the REALTORS in one city! This is an important point How many do you think answered their phone immediately?
Listen in! 
 
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buy: Have you learned to speak in 140 characters? - 08/26/10 02:03 PM
I have learned to edit down to 140 characters unless my brain takes over my hands then I blog and send the Tweet readers and Facebook friends here to get the whole story! It has really helped to edit my advertising too. Now I can write really effective real estate ads in almost no words or less! Since it is hard to stay in the 140 character mode I have started a system of creating up to 10 posts at a time. Today's was going to be simple Give to get. Sounds a lot like the golden rule.  I give you … (3 comments)

buy: Why buy now? Affordable homes, Bonds, Grants, VA programs - 08/18/10 09:32 AM
I took an affordable housing class in Dallas this morning towards the designation and "Holy cow" my head is overloaded with all of the ways to do this. There are  so many ways out there that we could be helping folks buy a home! Need to get the word to the masses. Bond programs, Grants, low low interest loans. There will never, not in my lifetime, anyway be a better time to buy a home.
If you are a Veteran do you know that there are programs for you not only at a Federal level but at a State of Texas and sometimes … (2 comments)

buy: Summer days and nights. - 07/29/10 04:16 AM
Did you know that July was National Ice Cream Month? Only 2 days to make up for that or you could take the link to homemade ice cream and use the recipes on August 15th-Which is National Relaxation Day. Imagine Lounger breezes heat and a bowl of homemade (by the kids even better) Ice Cream. Check out that Link and plan a peaceful Sunday afternoon.
Payback could be a trip for the family to the Dallas Arboretum in the Month of August for only $1.00 you can take the whole family and maybe a few extras. Check out the late summer blooms … (2 comments)

buy: HomeBuyer Seminar in Plano-Frisco, TX - 05/31/08 10:32 AM
Please join us either June 4th or 11th Call for reservations 6:30pm to 8:30pm 469-429-0160 Leave name, number and DATE! Refreshments will be served. Click here to check outThe Frisco Real Estate Buying! See you there! … (1 comments)

buy: Dallas Suburbs launches new website for Agents and customers - 05/21/08 02:31 PM
Home Page?  My Page Check it?  We are very excited to announce the release of the new company website. Everything you can hope for or need to use to find a property in North Texas is all right here. Plus we added some cool links- Check the map searches, (I personally love the map searches) the "for kids" link is fun and the calculators are right on the pages. So we are now very customer friendly and having a lot of fun on the back creating some extra pages for the public to enjoy.
If you are a North Texas agent, please check out … (1 comments)

buy: What's going on this week at the Office? - 04/05/08 07:39 AM

Easy floor plan and Easy to show.  It's had it's face washed this weekend so if you have or are the gardener who wants to live in Frisco, just north of Main street, Don't let the roadwork stop you from seeing this one. GREAT yard. House is nice too! Camfield Frisco, TX 75034
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buy: Jeff Crilley came to visit - 04/05/08 07:31 AM
When one of the TV guys shows up for an office meeting the agents come out in droves! Even top producing agents who may stop by for a bit of lunch while usually on the run to important appointments-sat down to listen to Jeff's comments and join in the giggles.
We had the pleasure of a visit from MR. Jeff Crilley of Channel 4 here in Dallas. He spoke to our office about "How to market using little to no money, on building a recognizable brand and getting attention from the press." That wasn't the real topic but it covers what we learned … (0 comments)

buy: Is it time for a second home in a warmer more temperate climate? - 02/29/08 02:13 AM
***This property is in MEXICO the country, but there is no way to list it that way*** I am working with a developer who is building new Condos listed at 145,000 and may be rented for approximately $2K/month (approximately when not in use by owners) Also single family villa homes at $220,000.
This is a full service community located near Puerto Vallerta, (West side of Mexico, mainland) There is a local Wal-mart, in fact you can catch the bus there for Nuevo Vallerta. Expect Golf, Tennis, Pool, Free bus service to and from the beach. For more -e-mail me. REALTORS Bring your buyers … (2 comments)

buy: 7-Habits just grew an eighth! - 02/20/08 01:13 PM
If you are a Covey fan then you will be familiar with the "7 habits of highly effective people"-This is one of the business books that I think we should require ourselves to re-read every few years or so. As we are growing up it is fun to see how far our development has progressed since the last read.
I just found out-where have I been? that there was an 8th habit! Good news for all of us: we are already practicing it! The 8th, in case you missed out on it too, is simple+FIND YOUR VOICE! and then help others find … (2 comments)

buy: IRS Scam from State attorney of Texas - 02/18/08 12:01 PM
The IRS knows our social security numbers don't give them out over the phone even if someone calls talking about the Bush refunds! and the IRS.This is identity theft that can be easily avoided. It seems the bad guys are trying to divert money from people who are deserving of it.If we publish this information perhaps there will be a few unsuspecting and perhaps susceptible people who won't just blurt out their personal information.You can make a difference if you talk to your community on this topic.I will include a link to the Texas State's attorney's letter that was received by … (2 comments)

buy: RE/MAX Dallas Suburbs learns to blog today - 02/18/08 01:31 AM
I have to say thanks to the AR's. You have helped me become better at blogging! I read your blogs and they give me ideas that have helped me move my blog to number 4 in my area. Today I invited the entire office to become bloggers so you may see more of us Suburbs people talking about North Texas! The reason for the invitation was to help them in the Blogging class that I am offering this afternoon. If I can just get them here I think we can get them talking don't you?!
I am enjoying a new office-still in North … (2 comments)

buy: Just look at these numbers for Texas! - 01/24/08 06:22 AM
Of the top ten cities in the U.S two of the top ten are in Texas and both are seeing an INCREASE in home values! What are you saying when someone asks how is the market? I saw an articule yesterday where a long time broker in another southern state was crying the blues over the state of the state in his state. I hope that you are celebrating the state of our state for your customers so that they can take advantage of this incrediblly rare opportunity to grab a slice of the american pie dream of home ownership.  By the … (1 comments)

buy: It's not just the coyote moon! Notes from TEXAS - 01/15/08 09:33 AM
You know sometimes I end up speaking to people in other countries during my workdays. Today I had called India for help on their 800 number 5 times and I was more than a little bit peeved when they continued to cut me off and disconnect every time they put me on hold. I didn't know at the start that I was headed to a long, long distance visit around the world. In fact I thought I would be talking to a bank somewhere in the US. It was not meant to be. The last call turned out to be even stranger-as … (0 comments)

buy: What does the top ten rental cities have to do with the state of buying a home? - 01/13/08 07:08 AM
If you look at the top ten most expensive places for a renter to live in this country, you will notice that North Texas is not on that list. Why do rental rates go up? It's called scarcity. When the number of rental units drop, the cost of renting a home goes up! Simple supply and demand. So, if the cost of renting an apartment is still low (on the average) as it is in North Texas, then there is a good reason for that-we still have an abundance of places to rent. See this link for the Top Ten Most Expensive places … (0 comments)

buy: 12 Reasons to by your first home during the holidays - 12/16/07 07:59 AM
1. There have never been more homes to choose from. The selection is fantastic. 2. Interest rates are at historic lows and are still coming down. 3. Lots of homes that you can buy, even for under $150,000 right now! 4. FHA Financing is better this year than next if your credit is a bit colorful.5. Lenders aren't as busy and can process loans faster. 6. Purchasing a home is the best long term investment most families ever make. 7. During the holidays there is less competition from other buyers. 8. Home ownership has tax advantages over renting, and those advantages … (0 comments)

buy: Is there a Secret Language inside of the English Language? - 12/05/07 02:36 AM
What language are you speaking? Ok thanks for asking!
Would you think I was crazy if I told you that even if you think you think that you speak English that's not the only language that you can speak? I'm not talking about the accents that we enjoy across the country, either!Follow me for a few moments and see if this doesn't work for you, too!Is there someone in your life that you find yourself getting very, very frustrated with frequently? I hope it's not your spouse but, it's ok because we are going to talk about that right now. You'll see, … (2 comments)

buy: Is there a Secret Language inside of the English Language? - 12/05/07 02:36 AM
What language are you speaking? Ok thanks for asking!
Would you think I was crazy if I told you that even if you think you think that you speak English that's not the only language that you can speak? I'm not talking about the accents that we enjoy across the country, either!Follow me for a few moments and see if this doesn't work for you, too!Is there someone in your life that you find yourself getting very, very frustrated with frequently? I hope it's not your spouse but, it's ok because we are going to talk about that right now. You'll see, … (0 comments)

buy: No real estate resolutions yet? - 11/19/07 04:45 AM
I am adding to mine daily it seems:
I will schedule my Buyer seminars 3 at a time so that I can offer options when people tell me they can't make the first date. (No more excuses-when I can solve it!)
I am researching and plan to buy a video camera and will be adding longer "Live" looking updates to my website. It will probably be a Sony, unless something serious makes me change my mind-I have been using their digital cameras for over 5 years and love them.  Here's a well researched link for anyone else looking into this from a consumer reports … (3 comments)

buy: Tick Tock what a great time of year - 11/02/07 11:26 PM
Don't Forget-Turn the Clocks back on Saturday night 1 hour
so that when you rise without benefit of an alarm clock on Sunday morning it will be earlier than you think.
It will take me maybe two days from Sunday to be unhappy about the time change when I am realizing that it is now earlier than I think. Frankly, I prefer the Fall time change to turn my clock back and let my family try to sleep in an extra hour is a pretty good idea about now.  I don't look forward to getting home after dark for the first few … (5 comments)

 
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