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sunday's paper,  the times picayune, real estate section "forecast 2008".  affirmation of my earlier blog things are picking up.  glynn gardner (president prudential gardner) stated " the good news is we're seeing a real up-trend in activity. it started right after the new year." furthermore arth...
01/14/2008
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thinking about about my last blog reminds me of some of my favorite quotes. i am not sure but i think they originate with me. anyway  here goes. "if it were easy we would all be millionaires and bodybuilders". "you will never win the lottery if you do not buy a ticket", on dating " you will never...
01/09/2008
it seems all you have to do is walk out the door. i walked out the door this morning checking on the parish crew i had out working on my sewer line and bam. i was chatting with the truck driver. she said "you do real estate, i see the sign on your truck", "well yes i do!". " i need a house" BAM. ...
01/09/2008
after two months of not a soul showing up at advertised open houses the new year brings a new hope. (where did that come from obi-wan). i decided this weekend to throw up some open house signs and see what would happen. sure enough we had 4 people show up all in the buying mood. maybe spring has ...
01/07/2008
how do you close a deal in ten workings days even during the holidays? the key is communication. keeping the ball rolling between the title company, the lender, your client and the other agent and client.  this requires daily maintenance. everyone is eager to do their part. the buyer wants in the...
01/07/2008
my blogg today is on blogging. it certainly is getting easier the more i do. and just 4 days out. what is important to me is to write about my experiences. something i know about and have done. some of the things i am already tired of is reading an overly long drawn out blog and then to find out ...
01/03/2008
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A sale I worked on last year took 9 months 12 days to close. We did lots of things open houses, several broker tours, adjusted the price, the owner kept the house clean and uncluttered and the lawn maintained(except for one corner). That 8 foot span out of a total of 120 feet that faced the two s...
01/02/2008
Being new to the online community and the realtor part of the business i am constantly amazed by all there is to learn. today's lesson is to google google trends. it shows how people do there searchs. done in a graphic from it is easy to read and understand. much better than being bogged down by ...
01/01/2008
I am a firm beliver in shopping around. One of my current clients needed hazard insurance. As always I advised her to get at least 3 to 4 quotes. I gave her two phone numbers and a third company name to start. What she found was amazing there was a one thousand dollar difference between the highe...
01/01/2008
On my pending sale I called the lender they were ready. Then I called the closing atty. they were ready. But the lender did not formly call for the title search? And there was the missing link in the communication. If i had not called who knows when they would gotten through that large pile of cl...
12/31/2007
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