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Bill Swanson | CBSHome Real EState | (402) 964-4871 2346 Benson Gardens Blvd, Omaha, NE 2BR/3BA Condo offered at $85,000 Year Built 1971 Sq Footage 1,620 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms 3 full, 0 partial Floors 2 Parking Unspecified Lot Size Unspecified HOA/Maint $145 per month DESCRIPTION Wonderful opport...
07/13/2010
We all know the most powerful business building tools we have are those happy buyers and sellers who happily refer us to their friends and family. One of the best (and cheapest) tools I've found to help them are simple view binders with inserts. Each of my sellers receives a viewbinder with 5 poc...
07/08/2010
True in every market!Every so often, I have a listing celebrate an anniversary. I hate anniversaries. No broker wants to have a listing that doesn't sell for a year. Every year-old listing has a story of old offers they regret not accepting and a journey of chasing the market. Recently, I had a y...
07/06/2010
Don't miss out on the 50th annual Independance Day Parade in Ralston! It's the biggest and best Fourth of July event anywhere in or near Omaha on Sunday! Years past have had all Nebraksa's Senators and Congressmen (and women) in attandence and I'm sure this year will be nothing different. The par...
07/03/2010
My Company, CBSHome is currently running a contest in which our past clients share their experience with their CBSHome agent. There are two categories; "Best Success Story" and "Best Humorous Story". Below is the entry from one of my clients, John O. It gets me laughing every time I think about o...
07/02/2010
As reported by CNN/Money.com late last night; the Senate has passed the extension to qualify for the tax credit to September 30th. This is only for contracts that have already met the April 30th acceptance deadline. This applies to both the $8,000 first time buyer and the $6,500 repeat buyer cont...
07/01/2010
If you're anywhere near Memorial Park in Omaha on Friday night, July 2nd; don't miss out on this fantastic free concert. The show starts at 6pm with Kansas, Styx, Foreigner, and then Fireworks around 10pm! It's the annual Bank of the West Celebrates America concert! Early weather forecasts look g...
06/30/2010
The House of Representatives on Tuesday approved giving extra time to homebuyers trying to get a popular federal tax credit by the end of the month. More details indicate that the House backed a measure to extend the closing deadline to September 30 for buyers who met the April 30 deadline to hav...
06/29/2010
Bill Swanson | CBSHome Real EState | (402) 964-4871 1527 N 132nd Ave Circle, Omaha, NE Gorgeous Linden Park Home on culdesac, sits on nearly a third of an acre! 4BR/3BA Single Family House offered at $340,000 Year Built 1986 Sq Footage 3,209 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms 3 full, 0 partial Floors 2 Parkin...
06/24/2010
Without specific commission percentages, I'm going to try to explain the scenario of which I'm speaking. Our market here in Omaha is predominantly a 60/40 split in favor of the listing company. It has been ever since I got in the business in 1986. There are always a few exceptions but that's been...
06/22/2010
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