Archive for «2008»

Attending NAR 2008

Each year, attending NAR creates such anticipation and excitement within the Industry.  We look forward to seeing old friends, old colleagues and making new friends.  There is something about being in a room with the movers and the shakers of the industry; rubbing elbows with those that truly shape our Industry is exhilarating.  We look… Read more

Here are facts for you to draw your own conclusions.

Not so long ago I remember reading market analysis reports published by the oil industry’s top experts from top investment banks. Some of the reports were titled: Investment advice-buy. High price of oil is here to stay. Oil prices will reach $200 per barrel before year end. To defend their positions they cited depletion of… Read more

Where Do We Stand Now? A new president, a new economic plan—what it means for real estate

When I was asked to write this article I did not know who would be occupying the White House for the next four years. In June of 1949 the DOW Jones stood at about 167 points and was rising; in January of 1960 it was 640, on October 2, 1972 it hit a record high… Read more

Bank Owned Property Sold By PropertyMinder Automation

In this tough market, Linda Charman, a PropertyMinder subscriber, proves that automation and prompt service is key to success. “As one of Property Minder’s original subscribers, I am always appreciative of the services it provides.  It makes my job much easier.  I am a proponent of working smart not hard and the website reminds me regularly… Read more

How can I turn a profit in a Real Estate down turning market?

Part Two: Where to find customers during turbulent times Over the past few weeks each time I’ve read newspaper, listen to car radio or watched TV I was left with an impression that “Armageddon” is upon us. Bad news bombards us from every corner of universe from every TV and computer screens, print media and… Read more

The Trends and Issues Shaping the Market

According to RealtyTrac®, more than 272,000 homes in United States received at least one foreclosure-related notice in July 2008. This is up 55% from the same month, a year ago. RealtyTrac® reports that as many as 750,000 foreclosed homes are in their database of homes for sale, i.e. 17% from the 4.5 million U.S. homes… Read more

iPhones and Meebo and my website (oh my!)

Many times I have assisted my PropertyMinder, Inc. Realtor clients in setting up chat services on their websites.  I have been using the free utility from Meebo for quite a while (almost three years) and I have found the most recent release to be nothing short of cool. By going to www.meebo.com you can log into any… Read more