idaho short sales: Taking Action Works! …Decision #3 - 03/17/11 03:38 PM
Taking Action Works! …Decision #3
 
In Andy Andrews’ book, The Traveler’s Gift, he talks about 7 Decisions that determine personal success.
 
The 3rd one deals with “TAKING ACTION.”
 
· I will create a new future by creating a new me.
· I inspire others with my activity.
· I am a leader.
· Avoiding laziness, I will create habits of lively behavior.
· I will walk with a spring in my step and a smile on my face.
· My activity will create a wave of success for the people who follow me.
· As a leader, … (7 comments)

idaho short sales: What Warren Buffett has to say about Housing: - 02/28/11 01:54 PM
 What Warren Buffett has to say about Housing:
Interesting Comments in Warren Buffett's stockholders report on housing.


"A housing recovery will probably begin within a year or so. In any event, it is certain to occur at some point," Buffett wrote.
While not mentioned in the letter, he's previously explained his rationale for an impending housing rebound: More than a million households are formed every year, yet current housing starts average less than half that amount. Demand is catching up with supply. Simple.
Another housing story: "Home ownership makes sense for most Americans, particularly at today's lower prices and … (14 comments)

idaho short sales: 16679 Frisco Ave. Caldwell ID 83607 - 02/26/11 10:49 AM
16679 Frisco Ave.  Caldwell ID  83607
 
Caldwell Idaho Short Sale:  This cute and clean, single-level home in Caldwell features 1102 SF, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 2-car garage, bright front country kitchen and fully fenced yard!
 
Located in South Park Subdivision
 
Now for only $57,000
 
      
     
     
 
See this home in person by contacting Caldwell Idaho real estate agent,
Don Wixom with RE/MAX Advantage
at (208) 880-5039. Call or text!
 
Visit www.sellidaho.com to view all homes for sale
in the greater Boise area!
 
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idaho short sales: In Foreclosure? It’s Not Too Late… - 02/25/11 03:50 PM
In Foreclosure?  It’s Not Too Late…
 
If you are a home owner who faces losing your home and you have received a notice of foreclosure from your lender, it may not be too late to save your credit from a FORECLOSURE!
 
If you have tried a loan modification with no success, your next best step might be a short sale.
 
Think of this: If the bank forecloses on your house, you’re going to have to move, right?
 
So, if you sell (short sale) you will have to move as well.  Often times, a short sale may postpone … (3 comments)

idaho short sales: “He had shoot in his eyes” - 02/23/11 01:07 PM
“He had shoot in his eyes”
 
Watching the History Channel during my workout this week, there was a special on Andrew Jackson, “Old Hickory.”
 
One occasion in 1804, the sheriff was afraid to apprehend a gentleman who was in contempt of court, Russell Bean. Jackson, a judge at the time, asked the sheriff to summons him as deputy.
 
Judge Jackson trailed the outlaw and found him carrying two guns and approached him directly, Jackson’s gun drawn.
 
The outlaw surrendered and Jackson was successful in apprehending him .
 
Days later, the outlaw, Russell Bean, was asked why … (7 comments)

idaho short sales: The Start of a New Week - 02/20/11 03:54 PM
The Start of a New Week
 
Getting a late start on a new habit for the year, I finally made it to the gym this morning!
 
My plans are to get up at 5:00 am every day this week & get my cardio on!
 
I know I will have more energy & feel better after exercising!
 
I’m looking forward to being in better shape & being more energized!
 
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idaho short sales: Where the Values are clear, Decisions are easy… - 02/17/11 03:45 PM
 Where the Values are clear, Decisions are easy…
I often hear of issues that arise between agents or disputes between customers and clients, and it truly saddens me.
In the Preamble of our Realtor Code of Ethics, it refers to the Golden Rule.
“So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.” Matthew 7:12
 
If we would completely understand this caption, we would know that there should be NO selfishness, whatsoever!
 
If we would like someone to do a deed or task or act of … (12 comments)

idaho short sales: Did You Know?….. The Internet: - 02/16/11 02:17 PM
Did You Know?….. The Internet:
 
More than 16 billion search queries per month in the United States alone and on-line search has become the dominant channel for consumers to discover information and make decisions. (Source: comScore).
 
7 out of 10 people initiate their Internet experience with a search.
(Source: comScore).
 
84% of searchers will never make it past the 2nd page of Google
(Source: Get to #1 on Google in Easy Steps) and 95% of Website traffic comes from the 1stpage of search results. (Source: iCrossing).
 
6 in 10 consumers say the Internet is important … (17 comments)

idaho short sales: Nampa Idaho Short Sale: 2 Kitchens for $85,000! - 02/13/11 02:41 PM
Nampa Idaho Short Sale: 2 Kitchens for $85,000!
521 Aurora Drive Nampa ID  83686
4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, 2 Kitchens, .39 Acre Parcel, 2-Car garage and 2760 SF NOW for only $85,000!
           
           
           
You don't see too many Homes with 2 Kitchens in Nampa... Now, at this great new price, there is an opportunity to take advantage of all this space and to get a low interest rate!
Contact Nampa Idaho Real Estate Agent, Don Wixom with RE/MAX Advantage at (208) 880-5039. Call or Text!
521 Aurora Drive Nampa Idaho 83686
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idaho short sales: Pyramid of a Complete Real Estate Agent… Part 6 - 02/13/11 02:32 PM
Pyramid of a Complete Real Estate Agent… Part 6
 
So far, we have discussed the bottom 5 building blocks of our pyramid.
 
Pyramid of a Complete Real Estate Agent… Part 1    KNOWLEDGE
Pyramid of a Complete Real Estate Agent… Part 2    SELLING
Pyramid of a Complete Real Estate Agent… Part 3    MARKETING
Pyramid of a Complete Real Estate Agent… Part 4    OPERATIONAL SYSTEMS
Pyramid of a Complete Real Estate Agent… Part 5    TEAM BUILDING
 
 
Today, the sixth level of the Real Estate Agent Pyramid is: 
 
BALANCE & BEHAVIOR
 
As somewhat of a work-a-holic, Balance … (7 comments)

idaho short sales: Pyramid of a Complete Real Estate Agent… Part 5 - 02/12/11 03:26 PM
Pyramid of a Complete Real Estate Agent… Part 5
 
So far, we have discussed the 4 base building blocks of our pyramid.
 
Pyramid of a Complete Real Estate Agent… Part 1    KNOWLEDGE
Pyramid of a Complete Real Estate Agent… Part 2   SELLING
Pyramid of a Complete Real Estate Agent… Part 3    MARKETING
Pyramid of a Complete Real Estate Agent… Part 4    OPERATIONAL SYSTEMS
 
 
Today, the fifth level of the Real Estate Agent Pyramid is: 
 
TEAM BUILDING
 
Often times we think of Team Building as adding buyers agents or transaction coordinators, etc.
 
We sometimes forget … (6 comments)

idaho short sales: I received a 1099-c from my lender, what do I do with it? - 02/11/11 03:11 PM
Idaho Short Sales- What IRS Form do I use for forgiven debt? Many Idaho home sellers were able to avoid foreclosure by going through the short sale process.
Often times, the short sale lender will issue the home seller a 1099-c form.  This information must be reported on your annual income tax return.
For most home owners who short sold their primary residence, this forgiven debt may be non-taxable. It is important to consult your tax professional or attorney for taxation issues.
The Debt Forgiveness Act of 2007 offers forgiveness of income tax for forgiven debt to most home … (7 comments)

idaho short sales: Breaking 300,000 with a Marketing Video - 02/03/11 02:49 PM
Here’s another short marketing video with a small flair of fun.
 
I love the creativity of making these little videos and yet, I know they may not have quite enough humor in them, but it is fun experimenting.
 
I am seeking to learn how to create back-links on youtube videos for my website.
 
If anyone knows how to do this, please let me know!
 
I hope you enjoy this little marketing video I put together…
 

If you haven’t tried Xtranormal.com yet, Be careful, it’s addictive, almost like Active Rain!
 
With this post, I am … (23 comments)

idaho short sales: Why do Attorneys think Foreclosure is no Big Deal? - 02/03/11 02:29 PM
Why do Attorneys think Foreclosure is no Big Deal?
 
More often than not, I have clients and customers tell me their attorney tells tem to just file bankruptcy and let the lender foreclose on the house.
 
WHAT!?
 
This is unbelievable to me!  I have asked several attorneys why they think this. I believe they don’t realize the credit impact a foreclosure can possibly have on a client’s ability to buy another home in the future.
 
Currently, on the standard 1003 loan application form, there is a question about foreclosure or deed in lieu of.  This must be … (14 comments)

idaho short sales: Idaho Short Sale Man! .....A Fun Video - 01/31/11 02:38 PM
Many home owners in a hardship situation, who are facing foreclosure, are not aware that their short sale lender will most often pay the Realtor fee.
 
Idaho Short Sale Man to the rescue!
 
If you or someone you know is in a financial hardship and could possibly lose your home, don’t wait too long, before you contact Don Wixom with RE/MAX Advantage at (208) 880-5039.
 
Don is a Certified Short Sale & Foreclosure Resource!
 

The worst item to have on your credit is a foreclosure.  In a lot of cases, going through the short sale process … (7 comments)

idaho short sales: 5 Common Traits of Top Producers - 01/30/11 12:23 PM
5 Key Elements of Top Producing Real Estate Agents
 
Though there are many strategies in running a successful real estate business, there seem to be a few common traits of Top Producers.
 
1.     Top Producers don’t keep their profession a secret.
2.     Top Producers know that networking will build their business.
3.     Top Producers are creative, independent thinkers.
4.     Top Producers know how to make other people feel important.
5.     Top Producers return calls promptly.
 
Among these elements, you’ll notice 4 out the 5 are in direct relation to other people.
 
Once we allow ourselves to take … (19 comments)

idaho short sales: 7 Principles to Successful Goal Setting... - 01/30/11 12:11 PM
7 Principles to Successful Goal Setting
 
Now that January is nearly over, I hope we all have had a great start on the new year, implementing our goals and resolutions.
 
In case you have not yet been able to start, it’s not too late!
 
Next week brings on a new beginning of another month. If you have not yet set some goals or dialed in on your business plan, I hope these 7 principles will help get you started:
 
1.     Your goals must be specific, detailed and clear. Highly defined goals are attained, fuzzy goals are forgotten.
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idaho short sales: Great Quotes from John Wooden - 01/27/11 03:17 PM
I hope you enjoy these Great John Wooden Quotes:
 
 
“Success is unattainable without Enthusiasm”
 
“Don’t live in fear of making a mistake”
 
“Failure to act is often the biggest failure of all”
 
“Initiate quickly but not carelessly or in a hurried manner that makes a miscue more likely”
 
“Control of your organization begins with control of yourself”
 
“Combine a compliment with criticism when possible”
 
“No leader can succeed in the marketplace without good material”
 
Make it a great day!
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idaho short sales: Illuminating Technology... Keeping us Bright! - 01/26/11 02:57 PM
I first heard that L.E.D. stood for “little electronic doo-dad.”  It has been amazing to see L.E.D. technology come to the forefront of everyday use in electronics and even household items!
 
The true definition of the L.E.D. acronym is “Light Emitting Diode.”
 
For Christmas, I received a package of smaller L.E.D. flashlights that simply amazed me! I have retired my larger old traditional flashlights.
 
I was shocked by the small size and how bright the flashlight shown! I now keep a small L.E.D. flashlight in the console of my car & use it often during these short, dark, … (7 comments)

idaho short sales: You Read What!? - 01/25/11 03:47 PM
I should never under value the power of client testimonials!
 
Tonight, as usual, I asked this prospective seller where they got my name and number. They emphatically said, “From the Internet!”
 
I asked further to know what keywords, etc. and they couldn’t remember. They said they read some reviews and did some research and came up with me and my website.
 
The only reviews I can think of would be the client testimonials that I have on my site.
 
I continue to receive over 1,000,000 hits on my website each month with over 30,000 visits! I … (12 comments)

 
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