Busy Working is WONDERFUL!

Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Professionals BK659643

Here I am on a Sunday evening, and just finished washing the dishes after having a really nice Sunday dinner with my family. It was a family day, as my son was competing at a karate tournament at the University of Florida. I even had my phone off most of the day.

Active Rain BenefitsIt's been a busy week...... a wonderful week!  I just had to share my good fortune because of Active Rain and it's effects on my business.  Here's my list for the week!!

I have been so busy, that I don't have time to BLOG !!!

#1 - This week I had a closing on Friday 3/28/07 that originally began from a listing prospect finding me via Google. They were searching for a Realtor in Gainesville and after reading my blog posts (via Google), they called me.   I listed their condo near UF in January. AND....the buyer of this condo was a direct call on a post "about this condo".   When you bring the buyer on one of your own listings and get "both sides" of a transaction - I call that a "birthday", as Realtors say it's rare to get both sides of a listing (once a year...birthday).  Well, this was an "Active Rain Birthday".  My first transaction that is totally from Active Rain's benefits and purpose! 

#2 - This week I got an email via Active Rain - it was from a prospective buyer (not a member of Active Rain) and the email from this buyer was from him finding some of my posts on LOCALISM.  This buyer is what I consider a "hot prospect" and came up from South Florida to view homes in the Gainesville area.

Buyers Under Contract#3 - Mike Norvell, an Active Rain member sent me a referral a few weeks ago!  (Thanks Again Mike!) And this week.....these buyers now have a contract on their first home purchase.

#4 - The BUYERS are here and our active Gainesville real estate season has just begun !  Since last monday, I have gotten 4 buyers under contract for April closings.  AND 3 new committed buyers to work with this week.

My business is GROWING!  Just like Spring is blooming, the Spring buying season is blooming.  It's gonna be a great 2008.  I just can't seem to figure out how I can stay awake 24 hours hours a day.... I haven't had any time this week to post on my blog.  But, hey it's been a WONDERFUL, BUSY WEEK!


Written and Posted By: Chris Bohn, GRI- ABR-ePro- Gainesville FL Real Estate Copyright © 2008 Chris Bohn, RE/MAX Professionals, Inc., is a Florida Realtor® who specializes in Gainesville, FL and communities in Alachua County, FL . To find out more information about her real estate services please visit her profile . You are welcome to contact her by phone at 352-472-4472 Ext 103  or by email at chris@eHomesGainesville.com  . You can click to view her listings or visit her website. Thank you for your visit.


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Pam Joffe
Solaris Realty - Tampa, FL
Christine - Congratulations that you are busy. It seems to be picking up in the Tampa area as well. Have a great 2008.
Mar 30, 2008 12:19 PM #1
Steve Hoffacker
Steve Hoffacker LLC - West Palm Beach, FL
Certified Aging In Place Specialist-Instructor
Christine, great job. Thanks for showing that people are buying homes in Florida.
Mar 30, 2008 12:19 PM #2
Jamie Friedman
eXp Realty - Kapaa, HI
Kauai Real Estate Connection

Aloha and Congratulations! It is always great to hear SUCCESS stories, especially AR success stories!

Jamie Friedman www.AllHawaiiIslands.com

Mar 30, 2008 12:24 PM #3
Donna Harris
Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - TexasRealEstateMediationServices.com - Austin, TX
Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator
Congrats!  I'm busy too!  7 contracts this month, and negotiating an eighth this weekend!  Did I read that correctly that you had your phone turned off??  I don't think I know where the off button on my phone is!!
Mar 30, 2008 12:27 PM #4
Ben Myers
The Broker Ben Group at Realty Idaho - Meridian, ID
CEO/Designated Broker
As a fairly new member to ActiveRain, I am awaiting my first lead from the site, but it is very cool to continually here of success stories.  Congrats on being busy.  I think it is picking up in a lot of markets.  I've had 3 of my listings go under contract in the last 3 weeks.  Could the worst days be behind us?
Mar 30, 2008 12:41 PM #5
Chuck Carstensen
RE/MAX Results - Elk River, MN
Minnesota Real Estate Expert
I can't wait until AR works for me.  I have been here for about a month now!
Mar 30, 2008 12:59 PM #6
Jan Evett
The Premier Property Group LLC - Rosemary Beach, FL
Broker Associate, 20 years+ in real estate


Good for you!  Feels good to have the market coming to life again, doesn't it?  I had some of the same experiences this past week... also have not had time to post as much as usual.  Enjoy your family tonight! 

Mar 30, 2008 01:19 PM #7
Christine Bohn
RE/MAX Professionals - Gainesville, FL
The Bohn Team, Gainesville FL

Pam - Its good to hear thinks are starting to cook in the Tampa area for you!

Donna - great for you!  lucky #7 !  And yep, the phone was off and sometimes I just gotta have a break.

Chuck - stick with it....it will work !!

Jan - It's very good that the panhandle is starting to sizzle too. 

Mar 31, 2008 06:26 AM #8
Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional
Charles Rutenberg Realty - Clearwater, FL
Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor
Working hard and keeping busy - what more can an agent ask for???
Mar 31, 2008 06:46 AM #9
Carrie Hill

Hi Christine,

Very nice pics of the flowers. Also wanted to comment on the prime trailor park blog. I love that.

I am a Real Estate agent for Prudential California Realty. I am trying to remain laser focused on foot in front of the other.

Have a wonderful day,

Carrie Hill/Realtor

Prudential California Realty



Apr 06, 2008 12:43 AM #10
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