michael fowler: Budgeting in Slow Times may Save Your Business. - 08/16/08 12:26 PM
The general consensus is that if your a Realtor then you are fairly well off when it comes to personal wealth.  In reality most of us even in good times can not afford the smallest of newspaper ads and just forget about TV commercials and realty shows.  Lately I have had a hard time justifying putting out mass mailers without some kind of farming.
I have decided that my business go on a strict budget to pinpoint the largest crowd for the smallest a mount of money.  I work the FSBO and Forclosure Lists but only solicite the people that I have a statistically higher … (1 comments)

michael fowler: 105 Prairie Hill For Sale in Blue Grass, IA by Fowler Realty - 08/16/08 12:00 PM
   
                   
This wonderful property has been completely remodeled.  It is a 5 bedroom Ranch home with a full and finished basement.  Level lot in a great neighborhood.  It has its own septic system and community well in Timber Valley Estates Association.
For all Blue Grass Iowa properties go to www.FowlerRealtyHomes.com                                                                                                                           
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michael fowler: Another Great Year for the 2008 Bix Street Fest in Davenport, IA. - 07/28/08 03:10 PM
Another Great Year for the 2008 Bix Street Fest in Davenport, IA.
Thousands of runners from everywhere came to join in the celebration at the Bix Street Fest in Davenport, IA.  There were over 100 merchandise venders with a diverse selection of items for purchase as well a plethera of food and drink.  As always Steve's Meat Shop (your local Pork Chop Vender) was there serving up Butterfly Pork Chops, Ribeye Steaks, Brats, Giant Hot Italians, and Hot Dogs.
www.StevesMeatShop.com
Come join the fun in the downtown Davenport Area for all events.
For all your local Davenport Iowa Real Estate go … (0 comments)

michael fowler: A little bit of Landscape goes a long way in Blue Grass, IA and Everywhere. - 07/20/08 09:46 AM
A little bit of Landscape goes a long way in Blue Grass, IA and Everywhere.
When Staging a home its great to do the inside but what about the landscape?
Make a list about what are the things that make people want to buy the property.
1.  Mow the grass
2.  Do the weed wacking.
3.  Put in decorative rock.
4.  Level the lot and fill in the holes.
5.  Fertilizer, grass sead, and fresh flowers.
6.  Scrape & paint house.
7.  Power wash the Fench and Deck then Stain.
8.  Prune all the bushes and trees.
These are just a few … (2 comments)

michael fowler: How important is it in picking your website name? - 07/20/08 06:11 AM
How important is it in picking your website name?
I have a website and used my name instead of a particular area that I service.
www.FowlerRealtyHomes.com
I did not do my homework and found out that there is a town called Fowler.  Now my 1 year old website has to compete with real estate websites that service the City of Fowler Area.  Some of them such as Home Gain are very powerful SEO giants.
I have also noticed that other newly formed websites out competing mine.
Some of them have the service area right in their website names.  And I am sure … (0 comments)

michael fowler: Do you need an Expert to Find out what type of Paint to Use? - 07/19/08 02:17 PM
Do you need an Expert to Find out what type of Paint to Use?
The answer in most cases is yes.
First off are you painting inside or outside?  Exterior or Interior.
How is the weather in the area where you live?  Paint that is resistant to extreme hot or cold.
What type of color are you using?  This will decide what type of base you will need to mix.
And for interior walls how shiny do you want your walls?  Flat, Semi-Gloss, Satin, and Gloss.
And try to be consistant.
Good Luck!!!
 
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michael fowler: River Roots Live 2008 at LeClaire Park in the Quad Cities - 07/18/08 08:59 PM
River Roots Live 2008 at Leclaire Park in the Quad Cities.
2008 River Roots Live is scheduled to be on August 22 and 23 this year.  They have a wide line up of musicians.  The food selection will be from National Bar-Be-Que Food Venders and Local caterer Steve's Meat Shop.  So come join the fun on Friday and Saturday.
All your Quad Cities Real Estate at www.FowlerRealtyHomes.com
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michael fowler: How Significant is it to Look Professional all the Time? - 07/18/08 07:29 PM
How Significant is it to Look Professional all the Time?
We live in a small community where everyone pretty much knows each other.  There is no way that I can be in Realtor gear all of the time.  How can you generalize your wardrobe and still be comfortable?  I changed to a quality company tee-shirt to be a walking company ad. 
Is this out of line? 
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michael fowler: The Market is Finally Moving in the Right Direction for Blue Grass IA Real Estate. - 07/18/08 06:47 PM
We are small independent brokers in the West Quad Cities Iowa Area.  The market for the first two quarters of 2008 have been very slow.  The few so-called buyers that we had could not get approved for what they need in a home.  The buyers would not settle and the sellers would not come down in price until now.  We have six contracts this month and are looking at a few more to seal the deal.  Thank God for FHA.  Not Successful but out of the Red. 
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michael fowler: Outdoor Grilling Coal or Propane? - 07/18/08 06:25 PM

Propane is the best way to go when outdoor grilling.  Coal is dirty and hard to regulate.  Coal also leaves a mess while and after cooking.  Propane gas is easy to regulate as long as the regulators are connected to the tanks and working properly.  Don't forget to strap the tanks in tight for no accidents.  Have fun grilling.  What say you? 
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michael fowler: Combo Keyboxes Vs Electronic Keyboxes. - 07/18/08 05:50 PM
They both have their advantages and faults. 
Advantages Electronic lockboxes :
1.  Hard to Steal.
2.  knowledge of what Realtors have keyed in.
3.  Easy to disable.
Faults Electronic Lockboxes:
1.  When you live in btwn two Association one group of Realtors will not have the ability to key in.
2.  Have to drive to the association to use or buy them.
3.  They are expensive.
Advantages Combo Boxes:
1.  They are cheap.
2.  Anyone can use them with the right code.
3.  Kept at the office.
Faults Combo Boxes:
1.  After you give out the code you lose control over who has been inside and … (7 comments)

michael fowler: The 2008 Bix Street Fest by Michael Fowler of Fowler Realty - 07/08/08 07:23 PM
Yes Michael and Tricia Fowler your Quad Cities Realtors will be at the 2008 Bix Street Fest.  We will be cooking at Steve's Meat Shop who has the best Butterfly Pork Chops, Ribeye Steaks, Giant Hot Italians, Brats, and Hot Dog Sandwiches.  The food is freshly cut and cooked to order.  So come on down and enjoy the fest.
For all Davenport Listings go to www.FowlerRealtyHomes.com
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michael fowler: Quad Cities Area New Construction Saving Thousands w/ Fowler Realty Upgrade Program - 07/08/08 06:24 PM
Quad Cities Area New Construction Saving Thousands w/ Fowler Realty Upgrade Program.  Fowler Realty works with Quad City Area home builders to save buyers thousands of dollars by crediting the sale of their existing home to use credits for upgrades in their new home.  To find out more about this program go to www.FowlerRealtyHomes.com
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michael fowler: Fowler Realty Agents are your Guide to Quad City Homes in Iowa. - 07/08/08 05:51 PM
Fowler Realty Agents are your Guide to Quad City Homes in Iowa.  Fowler Realty agents are experienced in all aspects of Quad City Real Estate and surrounding areas.  From the slab homes in Ridgeview to Villas out on Middle Road.  We can help you with local schools districts, commutes to work, and websites to check on crime levels.  We can show you anything.  Either buying or selling we are the company for you.
Check out all Quad City Real Estate at www.FowlerRealtyHomes.com     
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michael fowler: Fowler Realty Shows Homes in the QC Area. - 07/08/08 05:27 PM
Buyers in the Quad Cities Real Estate Area are ready and willing to purchase homes but leary of the lag in the market.  Will the QCA follow the rest of the agressive areas of the country and go down or stay traditionally conservative?  Lately with the buyers market the showings for listings in the QCA are few and far btwn.  When you show a home in the QCA the buyer expects the property to be in atleast working condition.  With the surge in short sales and foreclosures the number of listings in poor condition are climbing.  I showed a client 4 properties today with 2 … (0 comments)

michael fowler: Why I Blog on Active Rain by Michael Fowler of Fowler Realty - 07/08/08 04:45 PM
I blog on Active Rain to tell some of the stories that happen to me in my life.  It is like a diary for my businesses and family.  It is a type of release.  I am very happy to have something like Active Rain.
Active Rain is also a great way to network with professions all around the country.  I have also learned alot about SEO, which is important in the competitive real estate website world.  My website has a page rank of 2 but my AR has a page rank of 4.
Thank you AR!!!
 
 
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michael fowler: 2008 Bettendorf 4th of July was a blast by Mike Fowler of Fowler Realty - 07/08/08 04:23 PM
The 2008 Bettendorf 4th of July was a blast.  The event was held at Cumberland Square in Bettendorf, IA.  The weather was 80 degrees with a slight breeze.  There were lots of arts and crafts, kids rides, and a wide selection of food.  There was music on both sides of the midway with the beer tents in the middle.  Wow!!!  The somewhat large crowd increased even more around dark to await the fireworks.  No one was dissapointed.  The show was something to remember.
Go to www.FowlerRealtyHomes.com to view all Bettendorf, IA real estate.  
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michael fowler: Buffalo Iowa Home for 12PSF - 07/01/08 04:00 PM

This property is in Buffalo Iowa.  It is a little more than a one bedroom one bath on about a quarter acre.  Updated mechanicals, vinyl siding, vinyl windows and roof.  It is positioned at the top of a hill with 100 ft of road frontage.  It also has a shed for lawn equipment.  Soon to be another Fowler Realty Rental. 
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michael fowler: Blue Grass Iowa monthly Newsletter The Bugle - 07/01/08 11:29 AM
The Bugle is a local monthly newsletter for Blue Grass Iowa.  The Bugle has a staff of volunteers who maintain and coordinate local information for the residents of Blue Grass.  People know they can pick up a Bugle at any time and find out whose birthday it is or what Blue Grass city events are scheduled for the month.  The staff of the Bugle take great pride in what they do.  Thank you Bugle.
Go to Fowler Realty to look at Blue Grass Iowa Real Estate at www.FowlerRealtyHomes.com     
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michael fowler: 2008 Walcott Iowa Days by Michael Fowler of Fowler Realty - 07/01/08 11:05 AM
2008 Walcott days will be held at West Scot Park in Walcott Iowa.  Friday the 18th of July will have fireworks at dusk.  Saturday will have the Walcott Days Parade, a Tractor Pull, and a Car Show.  So come join the fun in Walcott.
Fowler Realty services the Walcott Iowa Area real estate market.  For Walcott Iowa real estate listing and surrounding areas go to www.FowlerRealtyHomes.com
 
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Michael Fowler

Broker, Owner Fowler Realty

Davenport, IA

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Fowler Realty Quad Cities

Address: 3881 HWY 61, Blue Grass, IA, 52726

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Michael Fowler is a Real Estate Broker/ Owner of Fowler Realty Licensed in Iowa / Illinios. Most of our Business is in the Quad Cities and Muscatine Areas. Relocation, Buyers, Sellers, Investment, & Short Sales.


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