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Real Estate Sales Representative with RE/MAX Centre Realty

Well, here goes it.  I guess I am entering the world of Real Estate 2.0...jumping in feet first!  I am excited and nervous all at the same time, about this venture.  I will just start by talking about my past few days. 

Yesterday was spent running all over Centre county on showings.  I had clients in from Delaware who are looking to purchase a home, but need to sell their home first.  We found lots of options for them here, and they are excited about the move.  The market in their neck of the woods seems to be a bit slower than it is here.  They have done two price reductions $10k each and have proactively had all of their home inspections done as well as an appraisal.  Both of those things should be very appealling to buyers.  That is a great way to show how motivated you are as a seller.  I think at this point these sellers have done everything they can to put themselves ahead of their market  I'm sure the right buyer will come along for them soon.

After showing them around the Bellefonte area, just north of State College, I had to meet a first time home buyer at a property in Howard, Pa, just beyond Bellefonte.  (I put my miles in and used plenty of gas yesterday!)  This is a young couple with a baby, looking to purchase their first home.  The house is a double wide on a foundation.  Excellent condition,  new roof, nice lot, two car garage and shed.  The home however was built in 1975.  According to her lender for the home to work with the first time home buyers program, it can not be built prior to June of 1976!  Can you believe it!  This is the first home we have looked at that meets all of the other first time home buyer requirements, and wouldn't cost them an arm and leg to fix up, and it is six months too old for the program!!!  Fortunately, I know of a very reliable lender with great financing options for manufactured homes, who,it looks like, will be able to help this young couple out!

Well, that's it...the day in the life of....

Comments (12)

Scott Benson
Geneva Real Estate and Finance - Santa Monica, CA
Welcome to the real estate gang!  Your starting off right to take advantage of the many tools available to build your contact list.  Good luck!
Apr 22, 2008 03:29 AM
Kent Simpson
Realty One Group Mountain Desert - Tucson, AZ
Real Estate Is About People

Good job, Lynn - you have broken the ice, gotten your feet wet...and have a good post right off the bat.  Keep on doing your thing, just let the world know about it!

Apr 22, 2008 03:29 AM
Dave Woodson
Dave Woodson - Chesterton, IN
Not the Average Agent

Then I am your first comment ever.  About any FHA lender will do mfg homes.  If not I know some that will


Apr 22, 2008 03:30 AM
Tony Grego, 317-663-4173 #1 Trade Association for Alternative Inv
REISA - 317-663-4173 - Indianapolis, IN

I just hope that you get 10% of what I get from AR (it is the best tool I have found in years)

Happy selling and good luck



Apr 22, 2008 03:34 AM
Bill Exeter
Exeter 1031 Exchange Services, LLC - San Diego, CA
1031 Tax-Deferred Exchange Expert

Hi Lynn,

Congratulations on your first post, and welcome to ACTIVE RAIN.  You are going to love this site.

Apr 22, 2008 03:38 AM
Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty
Bucci Realty, Inc. - Melbourne, FL
Eighteen Years Experience in Brevard County
Great start...being busy and finding the time to post....Good luck!
Apr 22, 2008 03:42 AM
Joe Virnig
RE/MAX Gold Coast REALTORS, Ventura County, California - Ventura, CA
No Ordinary Joe
Hi Lynn, The first is always the hardest.  Organizing you thoughts and writing them down is good mental exercise that will take you far in this business.
Apr 22, 2008 03:46 AM
Frank Rubi
Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC - Metairie, LA
Lynn, Welcome Aboard! Enjoy your time here on AR. So many will share experience and thoughts. Showing property can be fun. The reward is there in Real Estate just need to over come the challenges.
Apr 22, 2008 03:46 AM
Stephen Luckett
ExecuHome Realty-LuckNet Real Estate Group - Dundalk Sparrows Point, MD
Great start Lynn! Welcome to AR. I am sure that very quickly you will find it an invaluable resource and exceptional tool in business building.
Apr 22, 2008 04:15 AM
Maria Mastrolonardo, IL Probate Specialist
RE/MAX of Naperville & RE/MAX Enterprises - Naperville, IL
Illinois Probate Realtor
Lynn - Welcome to Active Rain and great job on your first post!
Apr 22, 2008 09:25 AM
Kay Van Kampen
RE/MAX Broker, RE/MAX - Springfield, MO
Realtor®, Springfield Mo Real Estate
Lynn, welcome to Active Rain and congratulaations on your first post.  This site is filled with loads of useful information that will help you learn to blog successfully, increase your referrals and enhance your website.  We also have a group of RE/MAX Active Rain Bloggers.  Join in and see what your fellow agents are talking about.  Happy Blogging.
Apr 22, 2008 02:21 PM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

  We invite you back to ActiveRain in 2018!

Much has changed since you last posted to ActiveRain.  I encourage you to take another look at the website.  

  Best to you!

Apr 07, 2018 07:06 AM