bloomington normal il: Homes for Heroes Program Now Available in Bloomington Normal - 07/30/13 06:43 AM
What exactly is Homes for Heroes?  Homes for Heroes®, The Company Our mission is to provide extraordinary savings to local heroes who provide extraordinary services to our community every day.
Homes for Heroes® is a company that affiliates with Realtors®, lenders and other real estate-related service providers who offer substantial rebates and discounts to the Heroes who serve our nation and its communities every day. Our Heroes include military personnel, firefighters, law enforcement officers and others who make our communities a better place to live.
This program was created after the tragic events of 9/11 as a “Thank you” to the … (2 comments)

bloomington normal il: What does $400,000 Buy You in Bloomington Normal IL Real Estate? - 06/11/13 02:49 AM
 
What does $400,000 Buy You in Bloomington Normal?
 
Let’s see what you can get for your money. As of today, June 11 2013, there are only 18 active listings in this price range. We are low on inventory in several price ranges and this is one of them.

 
Of these listings you can get up to 6 bedrooms and 4 full baths. The largest house is 4400 square feet and is in Hawthorne II. The smallest one is 1080 square feet, with 3bed/2bath, but it has beautiful frontage on Lake Bloomington. Average DOM, Days on Market, … (0 comments)

bloomington normal il: 5 Ways to NOT Sell Your Home - 05/30/13 12:35 PM
 
5 Ways to NOT Sell Your Home - 2013
By Mary Borth, Keller Williams Realty, Bloomington Normal IL  
1.      Be difficult about scheduling showings. The more you limit your times/directions for showing, the more you limit your buyers.
 
2.      Don’t do any decluttering or staging. If your home is cluttered, buyers will think there is not enough storage space. If not staged properly, buyers will not know how to use the space. For example, if you have turned a second living space into a toy room, buyers with no children (or older children) might not have the vision … (6 comments)

bloomington normal il: Beginner's Guide to Buying a Home - 05/30/13 12:10 PM
 
Beginner's Guide to Buying a Home – 2013
 By Mary Borth, Keller Williams Realty, Bloomington - Normal, IL  
1.      Talk to a lender early in the process. There may be some issues on your credit report that you are not aware of. A good lender will be able to tell you what you need to do to raise your credit score. Some issues can be resolved easily but some may take several months (or years) to repair.
 
2.      Get pre-approved and ask for a copy of your pre-approval letter. Your Realtor will ask you for a pre-approval letter … (0 comments)

bloomington normal il: Bloomington IL Local Real Estate Indicators for August 2012 - 08/23/12 02:19 AM
Local Real Estate Information for Bloomington Normal IL

National Real Estate Data is About as Valuable as a National Weather Forecast This is SO true. We hear doom and gloom about certain markets and freak out. But how is our local market doing? You might be surprised to hear that our market is doing very well. Take a look at where we were a year ago vs. where we are now,...  
August 2011
total # of sales                         1,011 average list price                $191,000 average sold price              $182,000 average days … (0 comments)

bloomington normal il: Bloomington Normal IL Real Estate Agent Mary Borth Earns Internet Marketing Specialist Designation - 04/24/12 07:44 AM
Friday, April 6, 2012
8:00 a.m. Central
 
Bloomington-Normal Real Estate Agent MARY BORTH Awarded Internet Marketing Specialist Designation
Advanced Marketing Designation Recognizes Deep Understanding of Internet Marketing Strategies for Helping Customers Buy & Sell Homes

Bloomington,  IL (April 06, 2012) – Mary Borth, a real estate professional with Keller Williams Realty in Bloomington Normal, has been awarded the Internet Marketing Specialist Designation for her proficiency in using Internet marketing strategies to help her customers market their properties throughout the Web.
Borth is now completely trained in marketing real estate across the Internet, including on all the major search … (0 comments)

bloomington normal il: Spring Has Sprung in Bloomington Normal! - 04/01/12 02:13 AM
I love showing homes for sale this time of year! Bloomington Normal is beautiful in the spring. The lawnmowers are out in force, people are working on their landscaping and flowers are blooming everywhere.
People are in a great mood in the springtime and real estate is in full swing!
Here are some photos I recently snapped while out showing, hope you enjoy!




 
Bloomington Normal has the best of a big town and a country feel. So get out there and explore! If you have a favorite spot or activity in Bloomington Normal, go to … (2 comments)

bloomington normal il: Friendsheet - A Pinterest type App for Facebook - 03/06/12 11:52 PM
Yesterday Mark Zuckerberg set off a stampede to Facebook's newest app, Friendsheet, by 'liking' it on his page. If you followed him there you found a page almost visually identical to Pinterest, but containing only the photos your friends have recently posted.
Friendsheet looks like it has the same potential as everything else Zuckerberg touches. With so many people flocking to Pinterest to while away the hours, this will be an easy transition to bring them back to Facebook.
The app gives you the opportunity to share, like and comment on your photos directly from the page. And it does so much more smoothly than … (0 comments)

bloomington normal il: Bloomington Normal Real Estate Companies - 02/28/12 07:32 AM
Bloomington Normal Real Estate Companies: Who is leading the pack? Keller Who? You won't be asking this much longer. If you live in the Bloomington Normal IL area, you have probably noticed the influx of red and white signs in front yards around town. And the other Bloomington Normal Real Estate Companies have taken notice as well.
According to the Bloomington Normal Association of Realtors (BNAR), Keller Williams had the highest productivity per agent in January of 2012.
In fact, Keller Williams agents outperformed the average by 17%. This is big news for a 'small' company that just moved to town … (0 comments)

bloomington normal il: First Time Homebuyers Looking for Bloomington Normal Real Estate - 02/27/12 06:54 AM
First Time Home Buyers Looking for Bloomington Normal Real Estate If you are a first time home buyer in Bloomington Normal, I will help you find the perfect home. Where you can put down roots, build memories and perhaps raise a family. The home buying process can be daunting, especially for first time home buyers. I will help you navigate the process from your first showing to walking in the door of your brand new home!
I have a First Time Home buyer Packet that will give you all the information you need to begin the process. Fill out the form below to give me … (0 comments)

 
Mary Borth, LuxeHomesBN.com

Mary Borth

LuxeHomesBN.com

Bloomington-Normal, IL

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Address: 2401 E Empire, Bloomington, IL, 61704

Mobile: (309) 830-6378

Office: (309) 834-3400

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I am the only Certified Internet Marketing Specialist in Bloomington Normal. www.imsd.net/grad/maryborth


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