realtor: YourRent2Own.com are your listings on their website - mine WERE - 11/06/13 06:10 AM
Just a heads up please go checkout this site, I received a call from a man wanting to purchase one of my listings as a rent to own. I explained it wasn't rent to own and was only purchase. He said he found the listing on YourRent2Own.com  Hmmmm

I went to the site and sure enough ALL my listings are on their site AND so are all of the other listings on our MLS. I called, they said they have the right to display these, they pay a syndicator for these listings. I then told them I wanted ALL of my … (0 comments)

realtor: What I would love to have in a website - check out the AR Contest - 05/13/13 04:23 AM
I have had several websites over the last 8 years, homes.com, point 2, and one I built myself on Homestead. All are expensive, take a lot of time and for the most part other than the one I built myself they all look cookie cutter. I was very concerned about the "Ownership of my material" on Homes.com, and copyright problems. 
Having said that, I would love to have a website that is internet and mobile friendly, easy to update, one that works like my Ipad with apps - so much easier to navigate than the Microsoft based systems, I would like … (1 comments)

realtor: Print Advertising - Where we get the most results - 05/10/13 01:33 AM
 I am located in a small rural area of Iowa and surprisingly there are still a number of people who look at newspaper ads and mailed pieces. We have used every type of advertising there is, including many types of mailings over the last 8 years. I especially like and have seen response to neighborhood postcard mailings on properties that have just listed, properties that have just received an accepted offer (especially if it is within 10 days of listing), and 2 postcards we send that invites neighbors to come to open houses and to compete with a newly listed property due to … (7 comments)

realtor: Storm Lake Iowa - Buyers Are Everywhere - Where are the Sellers? - 02/23/13 03:22 AM
North west Iowa, Storm Lake IA to be exact, pretty typical for this time of year we just got about 6 inches of snow. What isn't typical is the number of buyers we are seeing out looking at every new home that comes on the market. Our inventory of homes to sell is down and has been down the last 3 years. The number of buyers has also been down, but something has changed.
What is the best way to get the word out to the sellers who are holding off until warmer weather? Those sellers who wait will have stiff … (0 comments)

realtor: Diversifying a Brokerage with Modular Home Buildership - 08/28/12 08:51 AM
We recently signed on as Storm Lake Iowa's Authorized Independent Builders with a modular home company - All American Homes out of Dyersville, Iowa. If you are a broker looking for a great way to add to your company and to add to the value of your company look at the modular home business in your area. Our first home is a spec home that we are putting up, it will be set on the foundation tomorrow. Exactly 22 days from the time we started dirt work, 34 days from ordering the home! Something that a site built home will never be able … (0 comments)

realtor: Guns Ammo and Dead Animal Heads - 02/06/12 05:15 AM
Guns, Ammo and Dead Animal Heads. Storm Lake, IA has many homes with owners who hunt. Many deer, turkey, pheasant and other critters can be found on walls in this town. It can be problematic when listing a home that is owned by an avid hunter.
I don't show properties with guns out in the open, many Buyers have children with them, some guns are small enough to disappear. I am not comfortable showing a property that I know has guns and I know Buyers feel the same way. Dead animal heads are great if you hunt, but there are some … (1 comments)

realtor: Alta Iowa - This is a Dream Home - Don't Miss It! - 02/03/12 09:08 AM
Absolutely Gorgeous! Elegant home with granite kitchen counter tops, beautiful wood work, laundry on main, large enclosed front porch that has windows all around, ceiling fan, and hard wood floors. Builtin kitchen appliances, glass cook top with down draft vent, unique ornate stair case, built in china hutch in dining area and a large walk in closet in the master bedroom. Seems like a lot but there's more, 2+ car garage with large loft above, new windows 4 years ago,landscaped with flowers and herbs, and 2 Prairie Fire blooming trees. Come see this home for yourself, it is in excellent condition, … (3 comments)

realtor: New listing 108 3rd St S Albert City Iowa - 02/03/12 08:57 AM
Big 4 bedroom home, Master with walkin closet on main, Kitchen is an open floor plan with the large living room that includes a fire place! This home has beautiful presence and has been lovingly cared for and updated with the original character in mind. HUGE dining room 25'1 by 11'5! This one you need to see, move in ready, call Georgia Weaver to see this wonderful home 712-291-0118
This is a beautiful home
Listed at only $105,000 and move in ready.
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realtor: Photoshop Elements 9 - Great Website to learn how to's - 08/18/11 05:36 AM
I found this site yesterday. WOW, there is a lady on the site - Lesa Snider who is amazing Lesa Elements 9 Tutorial. I have tried to use photoshop to work on my real estate photos for about 3 years now. As an amature photographer here in Storm Lake, IA, I have experienced a lot of frustration and little success and we have so much beauty around. I didn't even know there was a magazine for Elements. But i have a subscription now. I think amyone who has photoshop has a great tool, but learning how to use it is difficult. … (0 comments)

realtor: New Home Buyer Tax Incentive Coming? - 09/21/10 04:18 AM
I keep hearing that there is a new home buyer tax incentive coming. I can't track down anything online, anyone out there heard anything? Any ideas of where else I can check other than the NAR sites and here? Our area has been doing great but I have a few sellers who would like to wait if there is the possibility of a new incentive especially for those that think they will be selling in the winter. Winter in Storm Lake Iowa is pretty intense.  Thank you very much for all your help!
 
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realtor: Seeing a Surge in Home Buying - Getting Close to School Starting - 08/03/10 11:02 AM
     #Storm Lake Iowa and surrounding areas are seeing a small surge in home buying, we usually see this at this time of year and it is as welcome as a cool breeze on one of our hot humid summer days. I sold 2 properties just last week, one that had been on the market for a while (226 Geneseo) the Metcalf House bed and breakfast and one that had been on the market for only 1 day - 121 Division Street in Alta. Both of these properties sold to buyers from outside our state.
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realtor: Less is More Interior Design Coming Into It's Own Even in Storm Lake Iowa - 06/25/10 06:27 AM
According to Troy Beasley, of Beasley & Henley Interior Design in Winter Park, Fla. "People want the less cluttered look people see in magazines." as reported in by Jean Patteson in RISMEDIA June 25th, 2010. Even in rural Storm Lake Iowa we are seeing this reducing trend, people have always had problems seeing their things or themselves in someones space if the space wasn't pared down. As a REALTOR I usually recommend sellers remove at least 30% of their things and sometimes 50% depending on the home. Homes are much easier to sell if they are sparsely furnished and staged prior … (2 comments)

realtor: Another One Bites the Dust....... - 05/27/10 07:08 AM
Sorry, I don't know how to write the sounds to that song's 3rd stanza. Just got back in the office after closing our first double sided transaction, delivering all the checks, getting the deed, ground water hazard and Declaration of Value recorded at the court house, and then I forgot the location of one of the the attorney's offices... Next tasks on the agenda change the Storm Lake mls, the websites, www.weaverrealtors.com, www.SLRealtyCheck.com, www.StormLakeIARealestaate.com, pick up the sign (flyer box was picked up last week), send out new neighbor postcards, mail thank you letters, send thank you gifts, put it on the blogs, facebook, Tweeter, ..... … (1 comments)

realtor: Rentals Needed - Storm Lake Iowa - 05/21/10 02:41 AM
As a REALTOR, I am the logical person for someone needing a rental to go to or call. Our area Storm Lake Iowa and Alta Iowa is experiencing an extreme shortage of rental properties, mostly residential. I believe it is a fairly simple problem with an equally simple solution. Any ideas out there or anyone developed a centralized place to source rentals? I am not interested in reinventing the wheel unless I have to.We are a strange area when it comes to sharing information between REALTORS, most of our local mls members will not participate in an IDX system of showing each other's listing … (0 comments)

realtor: FHA and Tighter Lending Standards Could Negatively Impact the Storm Lake, Iowa Real Estate Market - 12/15/09 09:39 AM
FHA and Tighter Lending Standards Could Negatively Impact the Storm Lake, Iowa Real Estate Market
12/11/2009
The FHA is looking into changing some of its lending standards for FHA backed loans in an effort to reduce the number of defaults and limit the risk to the FHA portfolia.  Some of these changes will include the amount of down payment required (currently set at 3.5%) and credit score a buyer will need, what percent of the closing costs the Sellers is allowed to pay and an increase in the annual mortgage insurance premium.  This is bad news for a lot of first … (0 comments)

realtor: FHA Changing Lending Standards - Could Negatively Impact the Storm Lake, Iowa Housing Market - 12/11/09 03:05 AM
12/11/2009
FHA and Tighter Lending Standards Could Negatively Impact The Storm Lake Iowa Real Estate Market
 
The FHA is looking into changing some of its lending standards for FHA backed loans in an effort to reduce the number of defaults and limit the risk to the FHA portfolia.  Some of these changes will include the amount of down payment required (currently set at 3.5%) and credit score a buyer will need, what percent of the closing costs the Sellers is allowed to pay and an increase in the annual mortgage insurance premium.  This is bad news for a lot of … (0 comments)

realtor: Storm Lake Iowa Year To Date Market Report - 12/07/09 08:53 AM
12/7/09 Storm Lake and Alta Homes For Sale!
  Market Snapshot - Year To Date  Single Family Residential in Storm Lake and Alta Iowa - 50588 and 51002
  Total Available - 266
  Sold - 159
  Active - 107
  Days on Market (DOM) - time from first listed until closed  and %L/SP (Percentage of Listing Price Received)    0 -31 days     31-60 days    61-90 days    91-120 days    120+ days    40                 32                 22                    17                 48  25.16%         20.13%         13.84%             10.69%          30.19%  96.63%LP     95.92%LP    96.29%LP            93.9%LP       94.42%LP   A big take away is that there are a number of properties available for sale, … (0 comments)

realtor: Home Buyers By the Numbers - NAR Home Buyers Profile - 12/01/09 05:24 AM
I just saw the NAR Home Buyers Profile - WOW I am amazed how much the country is alike.
Average income across the nation for home buyers is between $67,700 and $79,500
Average miles between new and old home - all under 15, between 10 and 13 miles. That makes a lot of sense in how we should market.
The medial home price was $185,000 here in the Midwest we are below that at $158,000
I am going back and drill down and see what Storm Lake IA Homes For Sale and Buyers numbers are   Check out the infographics Point 2 … (0 comments)

realtor: Great Home Buyer Tax Credit Reference Chart - 11/12/09 10:19 AM
Check out the new Home Buyer Tax Credit Reference Chart if you haven't already gotten one. Click on the link and go -  Home Buyer Tax Credit Reference Chart. Once there click on the red box with that info. on the page. I haven't been on in a while because I have been sooooo busy opening my own brokerage :)
We are Weaver LLC Realtors, great office, working with some really good Buyers and Sellers. A little nervous but staying the course and pushing on. One thing I am so thankful for is all the people who have supported me in this decision, … (4 comments)

realtor: Storm Lake and Alta, Iowa - June, July , August 2009 Real Estate Market Report Comparision with 2008 - 09/23/09 04:38 AM
 
2008
40 total properties with the above criteria sold in this period
Days on Market in this period - 27.5% marketed 0 to 30 days, 35% marketed 31-60 days, 2.5% marketed 61-90 days, 7.5% marketed 91-120 days, 27.5% marketed120+ days
Average Days on Market (DOM) was approximately 80
 
 
2009
36 total properties sold within the above criteria in this period
Days on Market in this period - 22.2% marketed 0 to 30 days, 33.3% marketed 31-60 days, 8.3% marketed 61-90 days, 13.9% marketed 91-120 days, 22.2% marketed 120+days
Average Days on Market was approximately 87
 
Summation:
The … (0 comments)

 
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