Greatest Real Estate Agent In The World | Colleen Lane | Tri Cities Washington Best REALTOR® ...

Spoken Gently posted this 6 4,231 Views

My wife's birthday is today! Colleen turns the big 4-0 today. Proverbs 31:31 writes: "Give her the reward she has earned, and let her works bring her praise at the city gate." In times past, business and communication of important information was done at the gate to the city. Today, I'm here to stand at the gate and tell folks what a great REALTOR® and all around great person my wife is. A birthday tribute, if I may. What I've done is created a Squidoo lens about Colleen titled: ...

Majestic Meadows Homes

Annie Maloney posted this 3 2,977 Views

Majestic Meadows Subdivision Majestic Meadows is a newer subdivision that is located in the Boyd's Creek area of Sevier County, East Tennessee.  This prestigious community offers luxury homes with some of the highest standards of craftsmanship.  Most homes have large spacious bedrooms, over-sized his/her bathrooms with Jacuzzi tubs, multiple fireplaces, and crown molding throughout.  If gourmet kitchens are your weakness then you may as well stop your home search now.&nbs...

Avoiding Sour Negotiation

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Negotiating can be tough.  It is more an art of applying techniques to each unique transaction rather than cut and dry responses.  With home sales, each home has a person behind it with emotions that can be triggered either positively or negatively.  Whether I am the agent for the buying or selling end, I try to advise my clients with facts rather than emotions.  I have run into other agents who get quite emotional and defensive about a transaction, and I can understand t...

The Bay Area Needs it's FHA Guidelines Raised

Oakland Ca Real Estate posted this 1 1,003 Views

FHA financing helps to make home ownership a reality for many people. However in the Bay Atea, because of our high home prices the FHA guidlines do not represent our market. Currently the limit for FHA financing is $417,000. However the Median price in the Bay Area is over $600,000. Fortunately, the House of Representatives passed HR 1852 which proposes to raise the FHA limit to better accommodate high cost areas like our market. Realtors in my market are pressuring our elected officials to ...

23rd Annual Sausalito Floating Homes Tour

Marin posted this 1,350 Views

I’ve always found home and garden tours to be fascinating.  I suppose that getting a little glimpse into how other people decorate their homes, tend their gardens, and live their lives gives me some sort of vicarious pleasure.  On September 29 Sausalito will host its 23rd Annual Floating Home Tour, which will provide a fascinating look into a unique lifestyle – and I, for one, am looking forward to it with great anticipation. Sausalito has long been a thriving artist...

Using Digital Signatures

loudog posted this 1,334 Views

I think signatures are a great tool for real estate agents. I train my agents to use them as a method of response to an otherwise daunting task of replying to large volumes of website leads (thanks to REW). Our email system (Outlook on an in-house Exchange server) has the capability of creating several signatures per email account. With this feature we have our agents create several signatures with canned response content based on the most common requests for information we recieve via th...

Gulf Coast Blog Widget

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Be sure to click on the menu button to see that it has 3 different feeds - one from my website, one from Active Rain, and one from REW.  Be sure to check out the options button too at the bottom of the widget! Get this widget!

Successful Real Estate Website Considerations

Spoken Gently posted this 1 3,117 Views

Increasing competition in the real estate industry and a large number of net-friendly users, make it important for every business to have a web presence. A website will help you reach out to potential clients 24x7x365—i.e. even when you are asleep! But it is not enough to host a website and wait for clients to come knocking on your door. A lot goes into ensuring that a website gets you ‘real’ business. If you are spending time and money on designing a website, make sure you do it sensibly. ...

New Florida Law Raises Roof Replacement Costs

Gulf Coast Associates posted this 10,063 Views

Beginning October 1, the costs to replace a roof in Florida are expected to rise by at least 25% - and even more if you live in a coastal community. The increase in cost is due to a new law the state Legislature passed in May that increases the building code requirements to help strengthen homes against hurricanes. Experts agree that adding such new protections can only help, but builders, consumers and insurance companies are seeking clarity. Liability issues and insurance discounts top ...