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2008 

Using Trulia.com to generate more business When we first started blogging on Active Rain, we immediately saw the importance of having a presence and profile on other sites as well.  We learned a lot about this through subscribing to blogs by  Bill Gassett and Justin Smith (2 highly recommended bl...
10/31/2008
Short Sale Success in Fishtown / Old Kensington - Philadelphia Real Estate We had a settlement today that was a short sale for a property in Fishtown / Old Kensington .  This was a tough deal as the first 2 buyers backed out - one to cold feet, the other lost the money he was going to use for the...
10/29/2008
I have seen other Active Rain bloggers say that their blog had been picked up by a local newspaper or their company.  I always thought that that would be so cool and would wonder how would that happen ? Well, the same just happened to us !!!  Our blog post: Plan Now To Jumpstart Your 2009 Busines...
10/28/2008
Short Sale Specialists in Phildelphia It is amazing how many realtors and sellers are listing properties just based on what is owed on the property at prices that are unrealistic and will never sell.  A recent short sale we did was in Northern Liberties where 3 other realtors had the listing befo...
10/26/2008
Protecting Your Listing from break-ins Have you or your seller ever had one of those properties that was a difficult sale due to vandalism ?  Our poor seller overpaid for a property in Fishtown (did not have us as buyers agents), tried to sell it several times with different realtors, ended up ha...
10/25/2008
Are you letting your clients know about the $7,500 tax credit ? There is a great opportunity for first time homebuyers to take advantage of the $7,500 first time homebuyer tax credit !!  Just in the last couple of days, when we have spoke to buyers about purchasing a property, they were so pumped...
10/23/2008
In the last couple of weeks, Stephanie and I have received more calls or acknowledgement from Philadelphia buyers or sellers that have indicated that they came across us or contacted us due to our site - The Somers Team or our blog - the Philadelphia Real Estate Blog . It is a testament that more...
10/23/2008
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Charlie is taking a break from blogging on Active Rain !  He was in the process of checking out one of his favourite groups on A/R ! Charlie has become a hit per se on our blog as we have several posts and blogs of wonderful cats - Charlie and Ashley.  They have a special places in our lives ! Ph...
10/21/2008
Just say NO ! HERE IS WHERE I SAID NO TODAY: 1.  I have a realtor but they are too busy.  Can  you show me the property ?  NO ! 2. I am just curious in the property.  Dont ask my any questions about my personal finances.  Show me the property.  NO ! 3. Come list my property now for over market va...
10/21/2008
A Slow Market - how to strategize ? We held 2 open houses in Northern Liberties today.  We helped coordinate an open house blitz with other offices.  The whole neighborhood was alive with open houses - basically if your realtor did not take advantage of this, you might want to fire them since eve...
10/19/2008
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