Central Arkansas Real Estate

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Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker, RPM

First blog for me.  I know, I know - should have done it long ago.  Just recently understood the reasoning for it. 

I've been selling Central Arkansas Real Estate since 1995.  Of course I was lucky enough to have ridden the wave of good times.  It's hard for us gen-Xrs to really understand when more seasoned agents tell us about the "good ole days" when the rates were 17-18, up to 20 plus percent.  Most of us were still in High School then, but I remember mom and dad trying to decide on the home they wanted and being very disappointed in the payments even though they paid 3 discount points, the rate was still sky high.

Arkansas Real Estate is not immune to the problems of this economy.  Although sometimes it's nice not to be in the volatile coastal areas or the bigger markets.  Our home values in Central Arkansas have held their own, even though we have slipped some.  I fell blessed to be a real estate professional that is still able to make a living. 

I know this sounds callous, but most agents that have been in this business over ten years would agree with me when I say that there is a silver lining to these clouds.  Reform in quasi govt. behemoths, Freddie and Fannie, exposure to bad lending practices, and culling of the folks that were never going to be solid, service oriented real estate agents and mortgage brokers in the first place who just wanted to make an easy buck.  It's not so easy now, so maybe we can have a return to things like service, and true fiduciary representation of our clients, thorough product knowledge and keeping the customers needs at the forefront of our professions.

Okay.  I'm off my soap box, and I know I'm "preaching to the choir", but it does feel good to have a forum to release your inner feelings.  Who knows?  On my second blog, I just might jump into religion and politics! ;)

Take care and God bless,

The Central Arkansas Real Estate Guy

Mitchell Mote CRS, Executive Broker

Weichert Realtors, Pat Mote Properties

www.mitchellmote.com

 

 

 

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Hi, Mitchell

Welcome to active rain. I am a real estate professional from Jonesboro Arkansas with Century 21. You will love active rain and all the great info thats out there. Good luck!! If you have a real estate need in Jonesboro call me.

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Welcome to Active Rain. This is the best place on line for real estate networking and learning.
Congrats on writing your first blog post! That is the first step to starting a conversation here.
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Oct 28, 2008 06:43 AM #2
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Mitchell - 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!

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Congrats on your first post - Welcome to ActiveRain!!

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Welcome to the Active Rain community. This is a great site with lots of information.  Have fun with it and hope to see more of your blogs soon!  We have a team of four outstanding full time agents to assist your buyers and sellers in Spartanburg/Greenville, SC.  Again, welcome to AR!!

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Hello, welcome to Active Rain! This seems like a wonderful environment to network as well as learn from others. I hope you enjoy yourself and participate often in the Active Rain environment!

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Welcome to Active Rain! This is a great website for building your business, as well as learning from others.  Pat yourself on the back, because you made a GREAT choice in joining the blogosphere!

Write often, and write whatever comes to mind.  Blogs about personal topics and non-real estate items are often the best.  It helps your readers to bond with you, and ends up bringing you a lot of business!

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