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Fort Smith, AR Real Estate News

By Ray Nellum, Fort Smith Real Estate
(Envision Real Estate Group, LLC.)
Fort Smith, Arkansas is located perfectly in Northwest Arkansas and is often referred to as the River Valley.  We've got the beautiful Arkansas River that flow through Sebastian County and Crawford County.  Fort Smith Real Estate is also a very happening market.I often receive emails and calls pertaining to some things to do in Fort Smith.  Let's take a Horseback ride!!!  In all of my years of living, and I won't discuss how many that's been.  I've NEVER taken a horseback ride!!  My family finally convinced me, and I LOVED IT!!!My family and I had the pleasure to visit West Mountain Trail Rides!!  They are perfectly located between Ft. Smith and Fayetteville.  From Ft. Smith it's only about a 45 minute drive and it's well worth the trip.  They have horses that a very good with children,...
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By Ray Nellum, Fort Smith Real Estate
(Envision Real Estate Group, LLC.)
 Fort Smith Real Estate has some very hot deals.  It's your opportunity to take advantage of the great homes that are on the market!!!  HUD Homes are great for First Time Home Buyers on a budget.  HUD Homes are open for Owner Occupancy the first 10 days on the market.  If you are intending on purchasing a home and living in it yourself.  You need to jump on the great deals when you get the opportunity.Fort Smith Real Estate and Sebastian County Currently Listed Homes:ML#StAddressList PriceDOMYrBltHeatedSFBedsFull BthGarg Capacity529484C115 5TH ST W28,3507719501922321530304C4610 O ST N97,2007019482349323532799C3222 FURMAN AVE63,9004219751252321534079C1705 R ST62,000281936998311536354C2517 GREENWOOD AVE S70,000719891511421536366C3301 ETON AVE74,000719801473410537135C3908 MARSHALL DR35,000...
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By Ray Nellum, Fort Smith Real Estate
(Envision Real Estate Group, LLC.)
This beautiful 3 bedroom 2 bathroom home with 2 car garage has been very well maintained, and it's ready to move in.  Ray Nellum | Ramona Roberts Realtors | ray@raynellum.com | 479-414-1894 9209 Rosewood Drive, Fort Smith, AR Well Maintained & Convient Location 3 Bdrm Single Family House offered at $149,000 Year Built 1988 Sq Footage 1,739 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 2 full, 0 partial Floors 1 Parking 2 Car garage Lot Size .21 acres HOA/Maint $0 per month DESCRIPTION This 3 Bedroom 2 Bath home with 2 car garage is in a very desirable location and with a great floor plan. The home has new vinyl flooring and paint throughout the inside. The home is located close to schools, and shopping centers. see additional photos below PROPERTY FEATURES Central A/C Central heat Fireplace High/Vaulted ceiling...
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By Ray Nellum, Fort Smith Real Estate
(Envision Real Estate Group, LLC.)
Fort Smith Real Estate has recently seen an increase in buyers hitting the market and hitting it hard.  There are several beautiful places to purchase a home is Fort Smith, Arkansas.  Fort Smith has the space to do what you want with that down home feeling.Southfield Heights is one of those subdivisions that you really get the Bang for your Buck.  They are new construction homes, and are priced very affordable.Southfield Heights is located in the Southwest portion of Fort Smith.  This new development is now in Phase 2 of it's development and things are looking very promising.Below is a snapshot of the recent activity in Southfield Heights.  Fort Smith Real Estate has some of the best real estate opportunities in the area.Fort Smith Real Estate/Southfield Heights Currently on the Market:...
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By Ray Nellum, Fort Smith Real Estate
(Envision Real Estate Group, LLC.)
If you've been searching for a property that has a lot of potential, but with a small price tag.  This is the one.    Ray Nellum | Ramona Roberts Realtors | ray@raynellum.com | 479-414-1894 2110 North 30th Street, Fort Smith, AR Investors delight that's priced to move 3 Bdrm Single Family House offered at $35,000 Year Built Unspecified Sq Footage 950 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 1 full, 0 partial Floors 1 Parking 3 Uncovered spaces Lot Size .15 acres HOA/Maint $0 per month DESCRIPTION This older home is great for an investor that is looking to flip it or rent it. It's also great for the person that wants a home with a small price tag and knows how to put some work into a home. This home has a lot of possibilities. "To Buy or Sell'um, Call Ray Nellum" for your scheduled showing today at 479-414-...
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By Ray Nellum, Fort Smith Real Estate
(Envision Real Estate Group, LLC.)
Zonta International has been working for Advancing the Status of Women Worldwide since it was founded in 1919.  The Zonta Club of Fort Smithdistributes pre-ordered flats of geraniums and sells extra flats and individual plants.  The Annual Geranium Sale is April 5, 2008 from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Sagely & Edwards Realtors Parking Lot, 3101 Rogers Avenue, Ft. Smith, Arkansas.  You can contact The Zonta Club of Ft. Smith President, Sheryl Flannigan at 479-414-5190 for more information.  Flats are $27.00 and individual plants are $1.50 each.Spring is here in full bloom and the timing is perfect to perk up your life with some beautiful Geranium's and benefit an organization that helps so many others. If you DO NOT have a REALTOR®, I will be more than happy to assist you in making your r...
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By Ray Nellum, Fort Smith Real Estate
(Envision Real Estate Group, LLC.)
Golf Skills Contest Saturday, April 12, 2008 at Golf Nut, 5121 1/2 Towson Avenue, Fort Smith, Arkansas from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  This is a great event that is OPEN TO EVERYONE!!!  You know what makes it better?  ALL PROCEEDS go to help THE GIRLS SHELTER OF FORT SMITH, INC.Events and Entry Fees:Jackpot Longest Drive (Entry Fee $50.00)Men's Longest Drive and Nearest the Pin (Entry Fee $20.00)Woman's Straightest Drive and Nearest the Pin (Entry Fee $20.00)Hole-In-One Contest - Sponsored by Harry Robinson Pontiac Buick PRIZE ----- A NEW CAR!!!*Door Prizes Every Half Hour*Food and Refreshments will be availableMajor Sponsors:  United Way of Fort Smith Area, Harry Robinson Buick, John R. Taylor (Financial Advisor), & Arvest BankThis is fun for everyone and the proceeds go to benefit a gre...
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By Ray Nellum, Fort Smith Real Estate
(Envision Real Estate Group, LLC.)
Fort Smith Real Estatehas activity picking up and you can tell by the Open Houses!!!  Buyers have been previewing some of the best homes on the market.  You are personally invited to attend these beautiful homes.  This is your opportunity to make your selection on some prime real estate.  Open houses are great for buyers, but you must be prepared.  Put that TV remote remote away and take advantage of a great opportunity to preview several houses.  Yes, one of those house could be your future home. Open Houses Sunday, March 30, 2008 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.516 May Ave., Ft. Smith,  priced at $104,2001400 Oak Knolls Circle, Ft. Smith, priced at $269,5001021 South 26th Street, Ft. Smith, priced at $218,0004301 Royal Oak Drive, Ft. Smith, priced at $113,0002319 Parkridge Road, Van Buren, price...
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Casting Crowns    are coming to the Fort Smith Convention Center on April 28th.  This will be their 2nd concert here at the Fort Smith Convention Center. If you have never heard this awesome group here is a sneak preview from the tour.I had the pleasure of being what they call a Runner for the band when they were in town the last time. What I do is basically take care of them if they need anything, I drive them around town if they want to go somewhere, make runs for food or to the store for special needs. It is my way of serving and giving back in some small way for all the joy they bring to me through their music. I hope to do it again this time when they are in town. If I get the opportunity, I will share the pictures in a follow up post!I have had the opportunity to serve many bands ...
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By Susan Davis, Excellence Advocate
One of the things I like to do in my spare time is to attend Christian Concerts. I used to be in Christian Radio Advertising so I got to meet a lot of artists. But I actually got to get closer to them after I left radio. I actually get to give back by being what they call in concert venues a Runner. One of my good friends is a Concert promoter and he brings in all the artists and I get to serve as the runner for them. That means I basically attend to their needs, like driving them around if they want to go somewhere in town, make store runs for anything they may need, trips to Starbucks.... (that happens at every concert) or to get them food for after the show.Here are some pics that I thought I would share from some of the concerts I have been to. I have more but they are on another co...
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By Ray Nellum, Fort Smith Real Estate
(Envision Real Estate Group, LLC.)
Fort Smith Real Estate Market recently began seeing more and more Open Houses.  Open houses are a great way for buyers to preview several homes within a short time.  You may see several homes open on the same street or neighborhood.  That's great because it gives you the opportunity to compare properties.Spring and Summer are traditionally the hottest time to buy or sell in the Fort Smith Real Estate Market.  If you aren't ready for a sizzling market, then you'd better get ready.  If you've been on the fence and waiting out the market; get ready to make your move!!Things to consider:Be Pre-Qualified,make sure you've been pre-qualified to purchase a home.  You need to know how much you can afford before you begin your home search.Hire a Realtor, don't take chances with your future.  Hire...
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By Ray Nellum, Fort Smith Real Estate
(Envision Real Estate Group, LLC.)
You've got a difficult job before you being and Unrepresented Seller.  You've got to deal with:  the media bashing the housing marketpricing your homefinding a buyerwelcoming complete strangers into the safety of your homeopen houses, even if no one shows updealing with low ball offerstaking your own picturesmarketing and advertising at your expensedealing with appointments that don't show up when you've taken off from workfinding legal documents to protect yourself and the list just goes on I won't waste your time with all of those things.  I am sure someone has mentioned them to you before. I will tell you, I am proud to be a member of The National Association of REALTORS®.  An association that has looked out for the consumers best interest for 100 years.  An association that has help...
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By Ray Nellum, Fort Smith Real Estate
(Envision Real Estate Group, LLC.)
 Wait, before you pick up the phone and call "To Buy or Sell'um, Call Ray Nellum!"  Wait, before you hit the send button to send me an email!  Wait, before you hit the little enter button on your phone to send me a text message question!  Wait, before you enter your contact information to find Fort Smith Real Estate's Hottest Properties!Are You Working With A Realtor®???  It's an important question in the real estate profession.What's a Realtor®???  All real estate licensees are not the same. Only real estate licensees who are members of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® are properly called REALTORS®. They proudly display the REALTOR "®" logo on the business card or other marketing and sales literature. REALTORS® are committed to treat all parties to a transaction honestly. REALTORS...
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By Ray Nellum, Fort Smith Real Estate
(Envision Real Estate Group, LLC.)
 Once you've listed your home, there is still more work.  More work???  Yes, more work.  You need to make sure your home is in the best shape and more competitive than the home down the street!  Fort Smith Real Estate is highly competitive, and you want to put your best effort forward, NOW.Seller's Checklist for Fort Smith Real Estate:*  Curb Appeal - make sure your yard clean and well maintained.  Make sure all tree limbs are trimmed away from the house.*  Exterior - siding needs to be washed down and windows cleaned.  Make sure there's no peeling paint.  Gutters and down spouts need to be cleaned also.*  Interior Paint - a fresh coat of paint is always appealing.  If there are holes in the wall from pictures; repair and paint.*  Major Appliances - make sure all appliances are in worki...
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By Ray Nellum, Fort Smith Real Estate
(Envision Real Estate Group, LLC.)
Are you really ready to sell your house in the Fort Smith Real Estate Market?  Fort Smith and surrounding areas has a steady market with ups and downs, but we haven't seen drastic improvements or decreases in our market as others have seen.  The media has painted a "blanket" picture about the housing market that is NOT the same for all markets!The success of your home selling in the Fort Smith Market is very important to me.  The more you do to prepare yourself now, the better you will be in the future.Fort Smith Real Estate 5 Things You Should Know:1.  Hire A Realtor!!!  A Realtor can save you thousands!!!  You need a knowledgeable Realtor to help guide you through this highly competitive market.  That knowledge can be beneficial to you in one of the largest transactions in your life. ...
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By Ray Nellum, Fort Smith Real Estate
(Envision Real Estate Group, LLC.)
  Saturday, March 22, 2008 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Bikers Against Child Abuse (BACA),    EXIT Realty Associates, & KISR 93 Radio sponsor the 6th Annual "eggs"travaganza at Creekmore Park!!!I spoke with Karen LeRosen at Exit and she is so excited about the event, and in her own words, "It's ALL about the KIDS!!!"  There will be over 12,000 eggs and 130 T-shirts given away.  BACAwill be assisting with Face Painting, and there will also be 2 Bounce Arounds!!!  BACA (Bikers Against Child Abuse) exist to help create a safer environment for children.  They work in conjunction with local and state officials and are always ready to assist.  Their presence is always known and welcomed simply because of the great things they stand for in our community!  So get up off the couch and bring family and...
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By Elizabeth King, ABR,CRS
(King Realty Group)
King Realty Group is proud to announce its hosting of Tom Lundstedt, CCIM's seminar "How to Build Wealth with Real Estate." This seminar, which will be held at the Fort Smith Holiday Inn on Wednesday, April 2, 2008 from 6:30pm-8:30pm, featuers Tom Lundstedt, CCIM, "the funniest investment and tax guy in America." This seminar is for anyone who wishes to learn how real estate can be used as a wealth-building tool.  Tom Lundstedt, CCIM, has entertained 2,500+ audiences with his creative blend of humor and real-world examples that he uses in his teaching. Mr. Lundstedt is a former Chicago Cubs and Minnesota Twins Major League baseball player and is currently a recognized expert of investment real estate and taxation. His unique ability to present information in an entertaining and enlighte...
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By Ray Nellum, Fort Smith Real Estate
(Envision Real Estate Group, LLC.)
Like it or not, the Texting Revolution has begun!  I have had to increase my Text messaging plan because so many clients are now communicating through text messaging.  I ask clients now, What's the best way to communicate with you: email, cell, or texting?  Over and over, and more and more I hear; Text Me.Text or Die: Six Things You Need to Know About the Next Generation of First Time Buyers by Janet Guilbault is a great post for individuals in our industry to read.  Best Texting ideas of ‘07 by Chris Brubaker shows that several companies are rushing to assist agent to help clients get what they need the way they need it.What does all this mean?  It's all about communicating with the clients and we need to get with the program!I wanted to give you a little bit of Texting Lingo to help y...
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By Ray Nellum, Fort Smith Real Estate
(Envision Real Estate Group, LLC.)
If any of you have read my posts.  You have a pretty good understanding that I am all about Customer Service and Professionalismin our industry.  There are tons of articles addressing the issue, and I ran across a Customer Service Tips Blog.  Imagine that.It's apparent the masses are speaking out and finally taking a stand.Today I ran into one brick wall after another, and boy is my head hurting from it!!!  Until, this lady's name kept coming up.  What do I have to loose?  So I went by her office.  I introduced myself, and explained my situation.  Becky Mathews with Southern Trust Mortgage dropped everything she was doing, and immediately began assisting me.I had never met Becky until today.  She didn't know me and I didn't know her.  That's Customer Service folks!!  I was very impresse...
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By Ray Nellum, Fort Smith Real Estate
(Envision Real Estate Group, LLC.)
Fort Smith is a community rich with history.  A love for learning.  A dedication to higher education as well.  The University of Arkansas at Fort Smith gives the community that dedication!If you've heard anything about Arkansas it's "Go Hogs" this or "Go Hogs" that.  Don't get me wrong.  I love them HOGS!!  It is often an oversight that Fort Smith only about 1 hour away from Fayetteville.  Cost of living is more affordable in the Fort Smith area as well!  How bout those LIONS!!!University of Arkansas-Fort Smith is celebrating its 75th anniversary as a learner-centered university with strong community support, as evidenced by the university's $24.8 million endowment.UAFS is the state's fifth largest institution of higher education with an enrollment around 6,500 students. Approximately 2...
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