steven schafer: Practice Scripts - 01/24/13 07:25 AM
About 2 weeks ago I was listening to the AR Webinar and I had some great take aways. I'm not a big script person but as I get older I find myself forgetting more so a few useful reminders pinned up in front of me can't hurt. Here are two reminder phrases I wrote out.
Practice Scripts
Who do you know that I should know?
<!--[if !supportLists]-->·         <!--[endif]-->I realize this isn’t  a time in the market when you want to buy but I have 3 good deals that I spotted on the mls that I think have built in equity, … (0 comments)

steven schafer: 30 EASY SEO TIPS - 01/23/13 10:06 PM
My last list gathered such rave reviews, I thought I would share another one. I was a little reluctant but I’m sure that by the time the post has run its course I’ll have gained more than I’ve given.
SEO for the rest of us.Unlike the top 5 or even some strong local’s we don’t have the time or resources to do SEO all day every day, after all we need to sell real estate. What the internet players have on us is that their sites tend to level the peaks and valleys. While they’re out showing someone else is … (3 comments)

steven schafer: Oh my gosh, I got featured on Active Rain! - 01/22/13 08:07 PM
I don’t know where to start other than “I got featured”.  I am # 6 in my county for Active Rank in Ranking and by my own admission I’ve been on a mission to get to # 4. Somewhere along the line it became a contest of rank # and you  forget why you’re doing it.
Yesterday, to my surprise I was a featured blog post. Yea, I hit the big time. Let the point’s roll in. May I steam roll right over those other two.
And then it hit me, that introspective moment. Why do I blog?
The … (2 comments)

steven schafer: Heathercroft Egg Harbor Township NJ - 01/21/13 09:52 PM

Heathercroft Townhome community is located in Egg Harbor Township just off Tilton Road. Heathercroft is popular with primary owners, investors and renters. Like many communities homes in Heathercroft declined in value after the 2006 housing bust but this community has returned to a stable balance with a strong Homeowners association and ongoing upgrades. For both owners and renters in Heathercroft- no dogs are allowed at Heathercroft. Rentals in Heathercroft go fast and sometimes they don’t even make the MLS, for more information on Heathercroft rentals please call Steven Schafer @ 609-470-1806. In addition to the Heathercroft properties listed on this site and … (0 comments)

steven schafer: Ballenger Woods Egg Harbor Township NJ - 01/21/13 09:39 PM
Ballenger Woods is a luxury home community built by Ryan Homes located in Egg Harbor Township NJ.  The homes in Ballenger Woods are generally larger homes with luxury finishes, lofty ceilings and above average size lots. . To view all the homes for sale or rent in Ballenger Woods please call Steven Schafer of at 609-470-1806. See all currentl listings and sold data at
Steven Schafer is a local Egg Harbor Township Realtor with Berkshire Hathaway Fox & Roach Realtors. To reach Steven, please call him on his cell phone at 609-470-1806 or email To view homes for sale or past sales please … (0 comments)

steven schafer: Do you use a buyer checklist? - 01/21/13 08:52 PM
Recently I revamped my buyer checklist to make sure I don't wake up in a cold sweat the day before closing wondering if I missed anything. Does anyone else have any thoughts on this?
   The devil’s in the details –check everything twice
___        Grey File Folder                                ___Client File Folder
___        Tax Report from Paragon
___        Agreement of Sale
___        Pre-qualification letter
___        DU Approval
___        Sellers Disclosure
___        Affiliated Business Disclosure
___        Lead Paint Booklet
___        Lead Paint Disclosure
___        MLS Printout
___        Consumer Information Statement
___        Sellers Estimated Closings Cost (to be provided by title company if desired)
___        … (40 comments)

steven schafer: Do You Send MLS Alerts? - 01/20/13 09:34 PM
Do you send mls alerts?
Touch, Touch, Touch! About 2 weeks ago I was listening to an Active Rain sponsored webinar on internet marketing and was surprised to hear the speaker say he likes to touch his contacts about 92 times per year. I’m a high touch person but 92 times a year. I’m just not sure I’m making the grade. One way to get lots of touches in, is MLS alerts. Okay, let me fast forward just a bit….I don’t actually use the mls for my alert as my IDX provider has a method for new listing alerts … (2 comments)

steven schafer: Internet For The Rest Of US! - 01/19/13 11:40 PM
Internet For The Rest Of Us
I was inspired this morning to write this post, sort of as a follow up to Bill Gassett’s post on Google +. (Read His Post) There is no doubt that having and using internet skills will continue to define the winners and losers in real estate. The buyers head straight to the internet looking for homes and the sellers follow trying to get a fix on what the value of their home might be. And this for the most part is how it goes in all aspects of real estate whether it is residential, … (6 comments)

steven schafer: Somers Point NJ| Waterview Homes For Sale - 08/13/12 10:53 PM
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steven schafer: Admirals Cove Real Estate Homes For Sale - 10/19/08 11:37 AM

 Admirals Cove is a luxury waterfront boating and private golf course community featuring inland waterways, private docks, and ocean access. There is a marina, boaters supply, and café. The golf at Admirals can only be described as 45 holes of "championship" golf. The dining at Admirals Cove features 2 club houses with both casual and formal dining. There club features guest suites, fitness center, salon and spa services, golf and tennis pro shop and tennis courts. Admirals Cove Club is ranked # 24 in the national and it's community is ranked # 8 in most highly regarded communities. Homes in … (0 comments)

steven schafer: Photo Basics For Real Estate - 10/14/08 03:40 PM
If you are a Realtor in Palm Beach County you've probably seen my work as a photographer, but those who know me well, those who know me as a Realtor at Boca Executive Realty know my keen eye as a photographer comes from understanding what the home buyer should see or not see in a real estate photo.
I am often very frustrated when I can't see photo on-line. Frankly, it denies me the opportunity to sell a house. In todays market there is for posting a listing without a photo.
Here are some basic photo tips that will help.
More is … (4 comments)

steven schafer: Answer You're Phone-Update - 10/14/08 03:11 PM
On various blogs, I had several comments on agents who were frustrated while trying to schedule appointments, give referrals, etc.
I'm happy to say I found a realtor in Cape May NJ who could handle the lead. On another note, I was in Atlantic City over the weekend and fall is in full swing. The fall colors are out, cool nights, brisk mornings and all that makes a fall day something special.
I suspect that as we head toward winter we will see more of our Northern buyers come to Florida looking for bargains. The good news for homesellers is … (2 comments)

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