realtor: Special thanks to a "real estate" Dad - 06/19/10 07:29 AM
The average realtor in my area is 55 and male. 
I do not fit that demographic.  I am 39 years old and have two small children; ages 18 months and 5 years.  I am a full-time realtor that currently serves on our PR committee and board of directors.  The position on the board of directors was a fill-in position that happened when a member left.  I have been asked to officially run for one of the two open spots coming up this July and if elected, will serve for a 3 year term.  This involves many early morning meetings, after hours … (17 comments)

realtor: Epilogue to "Would you hire a pregnant realtor?" - 01/25/09 11:52 PM
A few months ago I posted this question to everyone and got many responses, most of which were that it shouldn't matter if the realtor was pregnant.  If the realtor was good at her job, she should get the listings she was pitching to get.  Well, of course that pregnant realtor was me and here's a diary of what happened.  Keep in mind that my baby due date was December 6th, 2008.
November 25th - showed properties all morning and then in the afternoon, went on listing presentation
November 26th - showed properties an hour away to a buyer of mine.
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realtor: New Listing on Eau Claire southside - 11/14/08 02:49 AM

NEW LISTING ON EAU CLAIRE SOUTHSIDE 
3 bedroom/2 bath ranch home on Eau Claire's southside.  Home features large private backyard with patio and garden shed.  Updates include newer furnace and water heater.  New in 2008 are main level flooring, interior doors/trim, patio door, interior/exterior paint.  Home also features finished lower level family room and bonus room that could be bedroom or office
Call Today!  Tina Bann, Prudential Benrud Realty  715-833-1900 or visit my website at www.tinabann.com
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realtor: Would You Hire a Pregnant Realtor? - 11/10/08 01:18 AM
Politically Correct Question of the Day!!  Let's get some honest answers.
WOULD YOU HIRE AN OBVIOUSLY PREGNANT REALTOR
If you ask, how pregnant?  What about 8 months pregnant.  Would you sign a listing contract with a realtor who could be popping out a baby anytime within the next 4 weeks?  Should this agent disclose to customers how close the due date is or should she downplay it and not offer unless they ask.  With technology playing such a big part in real estate now, just about everything can be done via laptop or cell phone so is it really a big … (15 comments)

realtor: If I had a Dollar... - 11/10/08 12:03 AM
I'm sure agents out there have said the same thing as me; "If I had a dollar for every time someone asked me how the market is".
This past weekend my husband and I went out to dinner with some friends.  These friends own a small local car company and I have sold one of their houses for them in the past couple years.  Of course discussion eventually got around to the current housing market.  The housing market here in the Eau Claire/Chippewa Falls area is slow but has not come to a grinding halt like in other parts of the … (12 comments)

realtor: Another Reason to Use a Buyers Agent! - 11/07/08 04:48 AM
I have clients who are in the planning stages for building their new house.  I have helped them meet builders and look at various residential lots and wrote up an offer for them on a vacant lot.  On our offer, we made sure to include that we wanted the property lines verified by the survey company.  And it's a good thing we did!!
The buyers were at the lot today to observe where the builder had staked out for the house and driveway and the neighbor who has a house on the lot next door came out to tell them that … (5 comments)

realtor: Things that I'm Thankful For Today - 10/29/08 01:14 AM
Wrong Holiday maybe for this but I think all of us need inspiration every day.  Here's the things that inspire me!
The beautiful sunrise coming up over the top of the trees by my house.  Yes, it's 20 degrees outside but if I squint from my window I can block out the frost on my lawn.
My 4-year old daughter who will stop in the middle of her playing to run over, hug me, and say "I love you Mommy".
Our office receptionist, Casey, who is truely more than just a receptionist and always has chocolate for me and stops to … (2 comments)

realtor: Eau Claire Wisconsin Home for Sale on 1.9 acre lot - 08/12/08 07:29 AM
Check out this new listing on the southside of Eau Claire.  Home is situated on almost 2 acre lot just outside of town.  3 bedrooms/1.5 baths/2 car attached garage plus additional shed.  Home has new windows, roof, water heater, paint.
The yard features large deck off back of house and fenced in play area. 
Call Tina Bann at 715-379-7785 for additional information or to schedule a showing.
 

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realtor: advice needed for failing septic system in Wisconsin - 06/05/08 05:14 AM
Help!  I could use some advice on how to best handle this situation.  I have a seller who lives out in the country here around Eau Claire, Wisconsin.  Their septic system is older but they have never had any problems with it.  We made all potential buyers aware of this.  some buyers just had a septic inspection done and the inspector said that the system is bad and in his opinion, is not going to last much longer.  My sellers are saying that they refuse to foot any costs for a new system because every buyer was informed that the system … (4 comments)

 

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