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Discussions involving Big Rapids and Surrounding Area Real Estate.



In most areas of real estate I consider myself among the best. That being said we all have a weak spot. You know, that one area we should work on but usually gets forgotten as our busy day consumes us. Mine is Contact Management. I have looked into several Contact Management systems and have yet ...
Here is another in a long line of wishes for a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Profitable New Year. I have learned so much from so many Rainers this year and couldn't let it be Christmas without thanking each and everyone of you. God Bless and thanks again for reading.
Most everyone who has ever posted here on Active Rain has been affected by the spammers that attach themselves to our posts offering essay papers or thesis writing. Uninvited and certainly unappreciated but they don't seem to care they just grow in numbers. This past week I have decided to search...
I have been fortunate this year with it being one of my best years ever in real estate. A great deal of the reason is by constantly trying new things to bring business. I hear so many people complain about the market yet they work three hours a day and take a two hour lunch. Most will answer that...
Most agents realize the value in farming an area to produce new leads. One area I look is my Real Estate Cold Case files or to everyone Inbox. Amazing how fast an email goes from page one to page three and much like search engines if it's not on page one I have forgot it. We all grab t...
You can feel it walking down the street, in the mall or even listening to the radio. That warm feeling we get once a year that carries us over into the New Year. Every year around Christmas time we hear of Good Will towards Man and the Spirit of Giving that makes our hearts warm knowing we made a...
Tis the season to make sure your homes are ready to be shown rain or shine (or foot and a half of snow). It's all part of the program when having listings in the winter. We want to sell our listings, so why is it so hard to get our fellow agents to keep sidewlaks and driveways cleared for showin...
Ever work a foreclosure to the point where nothing surprises you any more? This one has been on and off for a couple months waiting for seller to do promised repairs until they finally let the buyers contractor do them. We have been through underwriting and everyone is happy so we are proceeding ...
The minute I turned the morning news on today I noticed something different. Something was missing. There was the usual ten minutes of negativity but there was glimpses of hope in there. What??? the media spreading hope? Caught my attention. Here in Michigan we wake up to see how many more jobs ...
Congrat's for being accepted to Ferris State University in Big Rapids, MI. One of your many new challenges is to find a place to call home while attending school. There are always the dorms, and for some , that is the only option available. Ferris has restrictions on who can live off campus and ...

Randy Ostrander

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