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By Aaron Poling, Working to get YOU the BEST Deal!
(Long & Foster)
Comments 2
This is a picture from Long & Foster Foxcroft Avenue Community Day. Our office decided to donate food to a local food bank for our community day. We also donated hygeine products to be handed out at the food bank to those in need. This was a day that I was very proud of. It is important to help ...

By Aaron Poling, Working to get YOU the BEST Deal!
(Long & Foster)
Comments 7
When I decided to get into real estate I had to take the real estate principles class. It is a 90hr class that was held monday and wednesday nights for three hours a night. I took the class since the market has been bad so a class that would normally be thirty students was only eleven. As you can...

By Chris Ross
(Touchstone Realty)
Comments 0
I have seen my fair share of these so called Real Estate reality shows.  From Flip this House, to Flipping out, & MillionDollar Listings.  What concerns me about them is that they make everything look so easy.  Real Estate is not as easy as it looks on TV.  Theseguys buy these so called "steals" ...

By Aaron Poling, Working to get YOU the BEST Deal!
(Long & Foster)
Comments 6
I was recently at my Local bookstore and decided to take a look at what  new real estate books were available. To my suprise when I went to the real estate section it was filled with board games. The games section is right beside the real estate section and it had completely taken it over. I coul...

By Aaron Poling, Working to get YOU the BEST Deal!
(Long & Foster)
Comments 8
Next Month cell phone numbers will go public, this means that if you dont want to be bugged with telemarketers calling you at your cell number you have to register. It only takes a minute to register your cell phone number. Call 888-382-1222 and follow the prompts (you have to call from the cell ...

By Aaron Poling, Working to get YOU the BEST Deal!
(Long & Foster)
Comments 6
I know most people hate desk duty. I am not too different than those people, but I dont mind it too much. Most incoming calls are just forwarding to other agents voicemail or giving out a phone number. Two weeks ago I recieved a call on the duty desk, it was someone calling in about a listing. Af...

By Aaron Poling, Working to get YOU the BEST Deal!
(Long & Foster)
Comments 14
I am officially taking the weekend off. After working every weekend for a long time, scheduling showings conducting open houses, working marketing, etc... I am going to my girlfriends parents in Clarksburg for her grandmothers 80th birthday. Her parents live right next to the mountain where there...

By Aaron Poling, Working to get YOU the BEST Deal!
(Long & Foster)
Comments 10
As a real estate agent I know that finding leads and clients are the most important thing you should do for you business. The most basic and effective marketing you can do is pass your card to a potential prospect. So that means have your cards with you at all times, not most of the time, all of ...

By Aaron Poling, Working to get YOU the BEST Deal!
(Long & Foster)
Comments 8
I held my first open house this past Saturday and Sunday, although not very successful I definetly figured out what I did right and what else I needed to do for next time. This is definetly not a complete list but I made this list during my many hours of waiting for someone to show. I hope it he...

By Aaron Poling, Working to get YOU the BEST Deal!
(Long & Foster)
Comments 12
Its official, I am a e-pro professional. I started the on-line course over the weekend and couldn't stop working on it. I love technology and think its vital to embrace for success in our future. I thought e-pro was the obvious choice for my first designation. I also like that there isn't a yearl...

By Aaron Poling, Working to get YOU the BEST Deal!
(Long & Foster)
Comments 6
I am sure everyone remembers their real estate priciples class, when eveyone you talked to stressed to pick a broker and office that would provide training. I took their advice seriously, I figured if everyone in the business was telling me the same thing it had to be important. That advice was o...

By Aaron Poling, Working to get YOU the BEST Deal!
(Long & Foster)
Comments 14
I just got this picture from one of our Local Real Estate attorneys. Having been a builder for a long time I have been to many closings but always being the buyer or seller. This picture was taken by Amanda Steiner one of the closing attorneys, the picture is of myself and the attorney that condu...

By Aaron Poling, Working to get YOU the BEST Deal!
(Long & Foster)
Comments 0
 I have written a few previous posts about online classes that I have taken through Realtor University. I have always been very intrigued by commercial real estate, coming from a background including a lot of commercial construction. Realtor University has just started offering a class entitled D...

By Aaron Poling, Working to get YOU the BEST Deal!
(Long & Foster)
Comments 16
When i take on a listing, i belive that the mls system is our most powerful tool. I would also like to say that the picure on the mls is the first thing that customer and agents look at. In most cases if there is not a picture the listing will not even get looked at. Below i have listed a few thi...

By Debbie Small, REALTOR
(Long & Foster Realtors)
Comments 5
Well, as I am sure many of you will agree, moving is never an easy decision or endeavor. When we opened our satellite office several years ago, we knew that it would be temporary until we took off in the shadow of our well established sister office. Thanks to our success and the support of our co...

By Aaron Poling, Working to get YOU the BEST Deal!
(Long & Foster)
Comments 5
For anyone that put off filing their taxes until the last minute, well this is the last minute. April 15th my personal least favorite day of the year. It used to not bother me, but that was when i worked for someone else and recieved a check. Now that i am an independent contractor, i always have...

By Aaron Poling, Working to get YOU the BEST Deal!
(Long & Foster)
Comments 2
After taking our Real Estate Exams in Charleston, West Virginia, Melissa and I took a trip over to the capital Building. I was amazed at how beautiful it was. The inside is mostly made of marble. Below are a few pictures, hopefully they do justice to my state capital. Across the street from the c...

By Aaron Poling, Working to get YOU the BEST Deal!
(Long & Foster)
Comments 1
 If your considering investing in Real Estate, the wait is over. This could be the Best time to Buy. Interest Rates are really low and should remain low through May, while the government is selling bonds for the stimulus plan. There is a huge supply of homes which means prices of real estate is l...

By Aaron Poling, Working to get YOU the BEST Deal!
(Long & Foster)
Comments 10
  A few months ago I was finishing up a house for the final inspection. I had a few things to do in the crawl space. I was bent over walking through the crawl space when I tripped over something under the plastic. I pulled up the plastic and was very surprised what I had found. I expected to find...

By Aaron Poling, Working to get YOU the BEST Deal!
(Long & Foster)
Comments 7
I am working for some buyers, and we currently have a home under contract. The home is a bank owned foreclosure. The buyers are getting a great deal. I am a real estate agent but i am also a general contractor that builds and sells new homes. The purchase price of the home is well below the amoun...

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