Lane's Blog - Looking out from the garage

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Real Estate Agent - Century 21 Results Realty
Luckily I have wi-fi, and can get online from the garage. If given a choice, that is where I am. Between MLS searches, arranging marketing, and pre-viewing homes, I will try to get in a little welder time, or at least clean some of the tools from the last wrenching session.

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2009 

It's funny... and fun.  I'm sitting here on the couch fielding questions from the 5 year old... he is really tired, but wants to ring in the New Year... we have 55 minutes to go.  My phone has been vibrating with text messages all evening... friends from the Rain, from outside of the Rain... fami...
12/31/2009
'tis the season for 10 Best Posts.  They are everywhere.  Here two...  Maybe I could even do a "10 Best of the 10 Bests" post...  (that might be going too far)  I think these are my 10 Best Favorite Posts for 2009...  From LaneBailey.com Think you have time to mull over that house buying decision...
12/30/2009
I have just rolled out a system to update YOU when there are promotions in new home communities in and around Gwinnett County, GA.  There are days I get 6 or 7 notices from builders and developers, and there are weeks when there aren't any...  But, as soon as I get them, I will forward them to my...
12/29/2009
Our Congressional "Leaders" don't have a clue about what it takes to run a business, for the most part, anyway.  Too many of these people have never run anything... they have been politicians for too long, and have never had to make a payroll.  This manifests itself in several ways... They don't ...
12/29/2009
I read the The Millionaire Real Estate Agent and The Millionaire Real Estate Investor...  In fact, MREA was the first book I read about real estate after getting my license.  As soon as SHIFT came out, I was immediately interested in reading it as well.  And it was as I expected...  However, ther...
12/28/2009
I'm not really a fan of Open Houses.  In fact, a year ago I would have told you that they were completely pointless in the current market, at least in this area.  Even with advertising, they weren't drawing many potential buyers at all.  Maybe a few neighbors and a few dreamers, but that was it.....
12/27/2009
Keeping the theme from yesterday regarding improvements and their return on investment, I thought I might mention a few upgrades/improvements that can be done on a budget AND that will add value to your home.  The following links ARE affiliate links to Amazon.  Most of these products can also be ...
12/26/2009
The NAR Magazine (called REALTOR) recently published a story about what improvements enhanced a home's value the most.  It was also broken down regionally... For the Southeast (they called it South Atlantic, DC, DE, FL,GA, MD, NC, SC, VA and WV), the absolute winner was a "midrange" 20 gauge stee...
12/25/2009
Image by Getty Images via Daylife Two years ago we were staring at the beginnings of a financial crisis.  Credit was clogged up, home values were sliding and the government was mulling over ways that they could intervene.  They wanted to save everyone… I had opinions then, and I have opinions no...
12/25/2009
You've been to an rebarcamp or three... You have decided that you want to have a WordPress blog AND know how to use it... You think blogging is fun and cool... and a great way to connect with your market...   I just ran across this little gem, and wish I was closer to Denver.  I would definately ...
12/22/2009
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