activerain: OPEN HOUSES - Coffee, Tea, Water, Cider? - 12/08/08 05:07 AM
OPEN HOUSES: what do you serve? coffee, tea, bottled water, cider? cookies, candy, pastries?
I wanted to throw this idea out to my activerain bloggers - to gather ideas on what others are serving, if anything, at their open houses.
Since I am in Ohio, on cold wintry days, I have a pot of coffee made - but I have heard cider is very inviting and makes for a great aroma.
On hot, summer days, most coming to my open house were very thankful for a cold bottled water.
I have another real estate friend who gives out a package of … (8 comments)

activerain: Real Estate - OPEN HOUSES - 05/18/08 07:22 PM

Open Houses - how are they working in your market?
Is there a day, time, that is better than others? Do you participate in Open Houses all year long? Have you tried having an open house during the week?
Having an open house is easy - ask any "for sale by owner"! Just put up a sign, run an ad, buyers will come. Or will they?
Yes, anyone can have an open house, but having a "successful" open house takes planning and real experience - or consider it a waste of time, for all parties involved. My success rate with … (6 comments)

activerain: Doberman: My Seren turned 11 - 05/04/08 03:58 PM
I am the proud owner of 2 beautiful doberman's, Seren & Xena. Seren just celebrated a birthday, so I wanted to post a pic of my baby. You can see that her youthful figure is going (gained a few pounds here & there), more white hair coming in, but she truly is aging gracefully, in spite of several fatty tumors that have recently appeared. Our vet tells us it is nothing to worry about - but she is like one of my children. Tumors are scary.
    Happy Birthday, Seren!!
 Here is Seren in her prime! almost 6 years old!
 Here is Xena … (4 comments)

activerain: Saftey Alert - A Powerful & Deadly Killer - 05/01/08 02:43 PM
Thunder rumbles while the sky darkens...time to seek shelter from the powerful & deadly killer - Lightning! After living in Oklahoma (part of tornado alley) I have a deep respect in regards to storms, especially lightning. Lightning is a deadly natural phenomenon, very powerful. An actual lightning strike lasts less than half a second - delivering a punch of around 300 kilovolts. Researchers have posted recently, that only 20% of humans that have been struck by lightning actually become fatalities. The remaining 80% survive, with many suffering from deep burns, cardio-pulmonary injuries, even amputation of limbs.
Spring is alive in Ohio, where … (0 comments)

activerain: It has Got to Be Here Somewhere? - 04/16/08 05:41 PM
Yes, It has Got to be here Somewhere! I try to prepare my buyers for what is needed for a loan application, such as current payroll stubs, bank statements, income tax returns, etc. And there seems to be 2 types of buyer groups out there, those who have all of their important documents in one file, clearly labeled, organized, ready at a moment's notice when needed. And then we have the other type of buyer who just knows their important paperwork & documents are in a very "safe & secure" location, but just 'where' that particular location is right now, is … (6 comments)

activerain: Lorain - Ely Enterprises Moving to Lorain OH - 04/16/08 06:31 AM
Great News in Lorain! Ely Enterprises is moving to Lorain. I was excited when my friend, Jane K @ a local title company emailed this news to me. Lorain County has been struggling with job losses, along with businesses closing or moving elsewhere - so it's great to get news of a company coming into our county.
According to an article written by Scot Allyn, for the Morning Journal in Lorain, he tells us that Ely Enterprises has outgrown its building in Cleveland & is moving to the former Lakeland Enterprises Building at 3809 Broadway, Lorain OH.
Ely Enterprises is a … (3 comments)

activerain: What ONE Tip would you share to a Newbie Blogger? - 03/24/08 02:37 PM
Are you willing to share just ONE tip? I only ask this because I was there...back in late 2006, joining active rain...was able to partially fill out a profile..including a picture. Then I was stuck. I guess if I was to share one tip, I would tell anyone just joining, to go to the home page of activerain. Click on Getting Started and READ...then seriously think what you could write about yourself, about your business, and don't be afraid to jump in and post something. I am such a perfectionist, I procrastinated - didn't do anything (much) until March 2008, afraid … (33 comments)

activerain: Have you tried WU-YI TEA? - 03/23/08 05:28 AM
WU-YI TEA - what scientists now call "The world's most powerful fat burner".  Well, I can't say that has been true for me, but I am sold on this product for the other results. After making this tea my "start the morning" drink, and using it for months now. I must tell you that my blood pressure is great, 120 over 80 or better, my blood tests are great - with good levels, but the biggest thing I love about it and I DO give it 100% credit for, is my skin. It is very clear, fact, all I use … (14 comments)

activerain: Does Time Management Work For You? - 03/19/08 06:38 PM
There is no wrong or right answer, just a question I want to throw out into this active group of successful real estate agents within this online community of bloggers. Seriously, does time management work for you, keeping to a pretty close schedule? Or are you like me, with great intentions...but ending up with last minute appointments that turns your whole day outta whack? I schedule appointments even a week or so in advance, but believe me, it's never how my day turns out. It's a crazy business we are in.
Here is a today example: I begin my day logging into my … (2 comments)

activerain: Welcome Home Resale Shop has NEW LOCATION! - 03/18/08 04:17 AM
OPENING:  March 26th, 2008!! The Welcome Home Market Place
New Location: Located on Route 82, (just west of Circle K, near the intersection of Route 82 & Route 83), in Eaton Twp. 
Hours of Operation: (please read - varies each day)
Wednesday 11 am to 6 pm, Thursday   12 noon to 7 pm, Friday  11 am to 6 pm, Saturday  9 am to 5 pm, Sunday  11 am to 4 pm. Not only will the Welcome Home Resale Shop be at this location, you will find more vendors: S.G.& S. Military Surplus, Something Old/Something New, Tony's Corner, Sarge's Embroidery & More, Sweetsville LaBelle … (0 comments)

activerain: EVENT: Easter Egg Hunt in Elyria - 03/13/08 07:20 AM
Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 22nd, 2008, for children in preschool thru 3rd Grade.
Where: East Recreation Center at 1101 Prospect Street in Elyria. The Easter Bunny will be there - making an appearance, so bring a basket to carry your eggs. Admission is FREE!  Again, this is for children of preschool age thru 3rd grade.
For more information, call Elyria Parks & Recreation, Main Office at: 440-326-1500.

activerain: Housing Market in Elyria as of March 12th, 2008 - 03/12/08 01:20 PM
Elyria is a growing community in Lorain County, where housing is plentiful & very affordable - from historical properties to newly constructed modern homes, even condominiums and cluster homes. Currently, as of March 12th, 2008 - there are 607 homes listed for sale with area real estate companies (not counting for sale by owner properties). Prices start as low as $7,500 for a home, up to $629,000. Foreclosed, bank owned homes are very prevalent in the area as well. There are several advantages in buying a home today, such as attractive interest rates & loan programs of all shapes and sizes, from … (0 comments)

activerain: SOLD in Sheffield Village (Lorain County Ohio) - 03/12/08 06:22 AM
Sold, Closed, Happy New Buyer Just Moved IN!! Was a great buy for the area.  Thinking of Selling a Home in Lorain County? Call me ... working with several motivated buyers looking for move-in ready, clean homes. Let's talk! Call me direct at :  440-309-5209 or Toll Free 877-737-0373, Carla Harbert, Re/Max Pros.
Address: 4260 Abbe Rd, in Sheffield Village OH 44054 (North of Rt 254 & South of French Creek)
Price has been IMPROVED - Now asking $132,500! (No longer on the market, sold & closed 2008). Super Price on this well maintained 3 bedroom split-level in great location, close to … (2 comments)

activerain: Do You Know How to Blog - or Want to Learn? - 03/11/08 09:24 AM
Blogging made easy....well, sorta. I just finished an 8 week course called "No Blogger Left Behind", presented by: Joeann Fossland & Frances Flynn Thorsen. I can NOT brag enough in regards to this course, it was very informative with monies well spent (in my opinion). Technology is essential in the real estate profession, with always something new popping up to learn. Blogging can boost your business up a notch or two, at least that is what it has done for me! Thanks Fran & Joeann!!
Please check it out:   another class is getting ready to take off! Many here on … (4 comments)

activerain: Don't Fall Prey into Tax "phishing" - 03/11/08 08:46 AM
Heed the Warning! Don't fall victim to "phishing" traps, where the internet criminal tries to steal your information by using the tax season to prey on unsuspecting consumers.
Please pass this information onto your friends, family & relatives. Internet Users need to be on guard, watching out for the new breed of scam artists online. There are unscrupulous scammers sending out e-mails that appear to be generated from the IRS, persuading you to give out important personal data. These false e-mails are very real looking, sophisticated - appearing to be very legitimate, sent by the IRS or the government. These scammers … (0 comments)

activerain: Do Not Call Registry for Cell Phones - 03/10/08 06:43 AM
Cell Phone Numbers are being released to Tele-Marketers.
To prevent these calls from coming into your cell phones, please register your cell phone number by calling: 1-888-382-1222. Note: You must call from your cell phone - it will take about 30 seconds or so.
Just a bit of information I thought could be useful.  

activerain: Weather: Big Snow Accumulation in Lorain County, Ohio - 03/09/08 09:03 PM
Wow! Beggining Friday, March 7th..the snow storm of 2008 hit our area in Lorain County, Ohio. By Saturday night, snow accumulation had reached 18.5 inches, with areas of drifting snow that was even at 3 feet. I had to cancel my Sunday, Open House. It was a rural home, in Grafton, with a long driveway in great need of getting plowed. Plus received numerous calls from other agents cancelling showing appts on many of my listings, no one seemed to want to go out in this stuff, don't blame them one bit. The whole weekend was pretty much at a standstill, … (0 comments)

activerain: New Jobs are Coming to Lorain County - 03/09/08 10:58 AM
Lowe's is coming to Oak Point Rd in Lorain, Ohio!
I was truly excited to see this news posted in the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram last month (Feb 2008). Lorain County has been hit hard with job losses, factories closing, companies relocating out of our area. The reporter on this story, Stephen Szucs-The Chronicle Telegram, tells us this store is expected to be opening in 2008 - possibly as early as August. Lowe's has been a faithful friend to the real estate commumity, with special offers for licensed REALTORs to use. See: .
Lowe's has a website for those seeking employment at: … (0 comments)

activerain: SOLD! 33442 Willo Rd, Avon OH 44011 - 03/09/08 08:10 AM
Sold!! Sharp Split-Level Home in Avon, with Large 24x40 Bldg w/10x18 door.  List Price: $225,000
Sold Quickly! Looking for other seller's that are considering to sell in Avon. Call for my marketing plan! Carla Harbert, RE/MAX PROS, Toll Free: 877-737-0373.  Visit my personal website:
Home Featured: 3 Bedrooms, 1.1 Baths, Formal Living Room, Dining Room, Large open kitchen w/pantry, Family Room with walk-out, large Rec Room, attached 2 car garage. Separate building on the west side of home, perfect for the mechanic or hobbyist...with a separate workshop to the rear. A true bargain in Lorain County.

Carla Harbert, RE/MAX Omega: Lorain-Medina County Area ( Rainmaker large

Carla Harbert

RE/MAX Omega: Lorain-Medina County Area

Avon, OH

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Address: 1321 Industrial Park North, Suite 800, Brunswick, OH, 44212

Mobile: (440) 309-5209

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