First Time Blogger

Real Estate Agent with First Realty GMAC

Ok, so this is my first time blogging. I will start by saying that I'm very excited about the forcasts for Real Estate this year! According to the National Association of Realtors, the market for existing homes will be stable but good this year. New construction won't pick up till the end of the year.  I am not so excited about the weather forcast - it has been too snowy and FREEZING cold for too long, I am looking forward to warmer weather!

Here's a great tip for all homeowners: Since it IS so cold and dreary outside - why not start a little spring cleaning and organizing early this year. Get a jump on it now, and come spring - you'll be enjoying the beautiful Wisconsin landscape with family and friends instead of inside wahing windows! :)

Tip for all potential sellers: If you follow the above tip - why not go ahead and pack up all those items you don't use on a daily basis. You're moving anyways, right? Pack it now, get it out of the way, and that's less "stuff" for you to worry about AND less "stuff" for a buyer to have to try to look past! DE-CLUTTER! Buyer's like big, open, clean, neutral and tastefully decorated homes that are clutter free! Take advantage of the cold - just keep telling yourself : "I'm moving soon and this will just save me some time in the end!!"

OK - I really don't know what else to say, except I've noticed the pick up in the market (with the exception of the bitter cold last week) and am looking forward to helping so many more people find the home they've been looking for, or sell the one they've got! 

Have a great day all!


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Lanette Branch
RE/MAX Components - Fallston, MD

Nice first, Bernie. Stay warm in Wisconsin and keep on bloggin'.

Feb 14, 2007 02:22 AM #1
John Novak
Keller Williams Realty The Marketplace - Las Vegas, NV
Henderson, Las Vegas and Summerlin Real Estate
Welcome to ActiveRain, Bernie! I grew up in Menomonee Falls, but now live in sunny southern Nevada. Looking forward to reading more posts from my home state.
Feb 14, 2007 02:24 AM #2
Cynthia Sloop
Community Association Manager - Indianapolis, IN
Welcome Bernie to the Active Rain Community.  Keep on blogging and thanks for introducing yourself.
Feb 14, 2007 03:05 AM #3
Rick Irving
My Texas Home Real Estate - Fort Worth, TX
Rick Irving Knows Real Estate

Welcome to ActiveRain. Thank you for the blog. Looking forward to more post from you.

Rick Irving
United Country Real Estate
Fort Worth, Texas

Feb 14, 2007 03:29 AM #4
Caleb Mardini
Bellevue, WA

Welcome first time blogger.

Feb 14, 2007 05:23 AM #5
Mario Levesque
Advantage Avenue Real Estate - Wesley Chapel, FL
Tampa Realtor

Hi Bernie
Welcome to the ActiveRain Blog network. 
When you get a chance, visit the post below for tips, info and features of ActiveRain.

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Feb 14, 2007 01:46 PM #6
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