Lynn Johnson's Blog

Real Estate Agent - Coldwell Banker Home Connection
Sharing my thoughts on real estate, Owatonna, MN, and several other topics we run into in everyday life.



What's the Buzz in the Owatonna Real Estate Market? We've seen some good showing activity lately, and we continue to be pleased with the values that are available for buyers right now.  We like to focus on the many positive things that are happening in our area - things that help buyers understan...
It takes so much more than just putting a sign in your yard to get a home ready for the market. There are many wonderful resources available to sellers as they prepare their home for sale. Visit with your real estate agent for some helpful ideas and tips about what you should do to be sure that y...
Even with all of the signs in the market pointing to the fact that now is a wonderful time for home buyers to purchase a home, many buyers still hesitate. They wonder - will the market go down even more? Will interest rates continue to go lower - even though they're already at all time lows? Hope...
Our Coldwell Banker Business Consultant brought 12 of of our area broker/owners together for a morning of idea sharing on expense management, team building, value propositons, lead generation and revenue enhancement.  It was a tremendous use of 4 hours during our day.  Now we can meet with our ag...
  Yesterday I closed on my first ActiveRain sale.  I had received an e-mail a few months ago from a seller who found me on ActiveRain.  After meeting with them I listed their home and after dozens of showings we finally got an acceptable offer on the home.  They were happy to have the home sold (...
Does your state association, local association or real estate company have a form for you to use when writing an offer on a property that will be subject to a short sale?  Our state association just released a new form to be used in a short sale purchase contract.  This form will offer protection...
Last year we started a monthly log of showing activity by home price.  At the end of each month we track how many showings each of our listings had and I break that into price categories, e.g., $150k-$175k.  I then determine an average # of showings for each price range.  This gives us a tool tha...

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Owatonna, MN Real Estate
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