Sold 8 Winthrop Lane, Boynton Beach Florida 33435

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Arena And Company BK3208362

The Beach House Sold 1 Day After I Put My Sign Up And Let Me Tell You Why. I personally painted the entire house, cleaned and cleared the entire yard front and back, lay-ed down sod and mulch, painted the garage inside and out, stained the fence from wood to white, stained the decks from wood to white, and pressured cleaned everything to give it a clean new look. While I was working on it you wouldn't believe how many people stopped by and asked to see it before I was even done.  Here is the flyer before we remodeled the listing.

Flyer Before Remodel

I know that hard work is what it takes in this market and thats what I want everyone to understand. The Real Estate Industry has changed once again and you must be able to adapt to the changes. You must be able to see the potential of a house and bring that potential to life. Realtors must take a vested interest into a house, you must invest your time and put some labor into getting the house staged to sell.

Good luck,

James M. Arena, Realtor

Comments (10)

Greg Steffens
Mountain Country Realty - Lake Arrowhead, CA

James - Welcome to Active Rain and congrats on your first post.  Be sure to spend some time looking around at what and how others are blogging here.  It is a great education and lots of fun.  Looks like you're off to a great start...keep it up!

Aug 11, 2008 05:34 AM
Patricia Fisher
Keller Williams Realty - Spartanburg, SC

Welcome to the Active Rain Community!  This is a great site to network, learn, and share ideas with others.  Have a great day!

Aug 11, 2008 08:22 AM
Ron Brown NMLS #270845
NMLS ID: 40831 - Federal Way, WA


Welcome to Active Rain! Congratulations on your first blog, great job.  You'll find this is a great site for sharing ideas, networking, and growing your business.  If you ever have a question about VA loans, or FHA loans I'd be happy to help!

Ron Brown

VA Loan& FHA Loan Specialist

First Mortgage Company of Washington

Puyallup, WA

Aug 11, 2008 02:01 PM
Keith Elliott Jr
KEIRE Realty Group - Manassas, VA
Principal Broker/Owner

Hello James,

Welcome to Active Rain and congrats on your first post! The opportunities to learn and network are incredible here. Best of luck to ya!


Aug 11, 2008 03:13 PM
Bill Kennedy
Keller Williams Greenville Upstate - Greenville, SC
Homes For Sale Greenville SC

I wanted to personally welcome you to active rain! This is a great community to learn and to share. Join some groups, check out some blogs, and enjoy!

Aug 11, 2008 03:27 PM
Kevin Sandridge
Signature Home Funding - Winter Haven, FL
Winter Haven Mortgage Broker


Hi James,

Kevin Sandridge, here.  I just joined the Active Rain community myself and wanted to drop a line to share some of the good vibes and welcome wishes I have received already. It's great to see another FL-Based colleague in the network! 

I'm very excited about this community - basically because folks seem so willing to help out, provide industry insight, and share their good news and experiences!

A couple of things: 

One:  Please consider increasing the information on your profile page.  Check out the profiles on other Realtor's sites here on Active Rain who are listed as "Featured" or "Tops" in their area (look for high point totals).  You'll find that this will seriously boost your presence on ActiveRain - via the added points. 

Two: I urge you to keep blogging on this site!  You will be AMAZED at the awesome feedback you receive very soon after they hit the network!  I use Google Reader to subscribe to blogs that provide me with ideas about what I'd like to comment on - both industry wise and just for fun!  Check it out I am more than willing to step you through the site and to help you get a few more blog posts generated if you wish - as a way of adding some value and paying forward some good networking vibes!  :)

Lastly, I'm sure you know that 33% of the FHA Loan purchased homes last year used Downpayment Assistance Programs.  Today, this number is way up  - actually over 40% in the 1st five months of 2008!  I'm actually hosting a conference call w/ the FL manager of Nehemiah on August 14th, if you'd like to learn more about DPAs and what's going on.  Drop a line to let me know and I'll be sure you get on the call.

I do quite a lot of work via social networks, email campaigns, and relationship building.  If I can ever be of any assistance, don't hesitate to ask.

Looking forward to what you'll share with us all here on Active Rain!  :)


Kevin Sandridge

Winter Haven, FL

Aug 11, 2008 05:15 PM
Dwayne West
Atlanta Real Estate - Canton, GA
Canton Georgia Real Estate

Welcome to the Active Rain community. You have chosen a great site with tons of information you can learn from.

Aug 12, 2008 12:51 AM
Connie Rice
Keller Williams Greenville Central - Simpsonville, SC
Connie Rice & Partners - Greenville, SC Real Estat

Welcome to the rain! You've joined a great place to network, make and meet new friends and discuss lots of interesting topics. I see you are already off to a great start! Stop by if you get a chance. I would love to hear your feedback on our thoughts! Well, have great time and ENJOY. Look forward to seeing you around.

Aug 12, 2008 08:47 AM
Nance Burdette
Keller Williams Realty Partners - Spartanburg, SC

Congratulations on becoming a new member of ActiveRain. Being a new member myself less than a week and only posting a couple blogs so far I truly see the awsome advantage that this is; and only the beginning of a healthy and wealthy relationship of abundant professionals.    Best of Luck to all of us,  Nance

Aug 12, 2008 03:53 PM
Charlottesville Solutions - Charlottesville, VA

I see that you are new to Active Rain and I just wanted to welcome you. I hope that you enjoy it as much as I do and that you find it a great resource.

Aug 13, 2008 09:47 AM