The Lafayette Report

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A blog with tips, comments, observations, and strategies for real estate professionals on the sale and marketing of new homes, historic homes, condominiums and lofts in Lafayette Square. The blog also covers other sales training issues such as the use of technology, time management, personal marketing, lead generation, and customer service. PREA Signature Realty proudly serves the communities of Lafayette Square, Soulard, Benton Park, Benton Park West, Downtown Loft District, Forest Park Southwest, Central West End, Tower Grove East, Tower Grove South, Compton Heights, Shaw, The Hill, Dogtown, Carondelet, Holly Hills, St. Louis Hills, Dutchtown, and the Other Historic Neighborhoods of the City of Saint Louis, Missouri.
Loreena Yeo offers a nice overview regarding the extension of the 2009 Federal First-Time Homebuyer Tax Credit as well as the new 2009-2010 Federal Tax Credit for First-Time Homebuyers and Existing Homebuyers.  The recent legislation includes provisions establishing a new tax credit for existing...
The U.S. Marine Corp. Reserve Toys for Tots visited the new Walgreens in Lafayette Square across from the Georgian Condominiums.  PREA Signature Realty was there donating a few toys and will be participating in the Toys for Tots Campaign later this month.  More information on collection dates in...
On occasion, it may be permissible to download videos from the internet for use under the "fair use" doctrine.  There are several tools available to capture and download videos from the internet.  However, none is easier to use then  ClipNabber makes it easy to download video...
A Brief Profile of Vince Lombardi ESPN named Vince Lombardi "Coach of the Century."  In 1959, Vince Lombardi took over as head coach of the hapless Green Bay Packers with a record of 1-10-1.  Starting from day one, he transformed the Green Bay Packers from perennial losers to champions.  In doing...
        The Maplewood Chamber of Commercewill be hosting its quarterly business luncheon on on November 10, 2009, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Schalfly Bottleworks.  I will be speaking at the business resource session on Social Media Marketing.  Learn the basic strategies behind a social media c...
THANK YOU TO THE GATEWAY MEN'S CHORUS FOR A GREAT SHOW!!! On November 5, 2009, the Metropolitan St. Louis Chapter of the Women's Council of Realtors held its 2009 Vendor Expo and Fashion Show at the Sheraton Westport Chalet.  It was a sold out event with over 300 real estate professionals in atte...
Yesterday, I posted an article to my ActiveRain blog entitled "Stop Annoying Your Facebook Connections - Use to Place Your Listings on Your Profile Page."  It was a pretty simple post.  It described how you could use the widget from the National Association...
The Marketing Machine - Annoying your Friends, Family and Other Members of Your Social Network Social networking sites such as Facebook can be great tools for keeping in touch with members of your sphere of influence.  Keeping your friends and family informed of your professional interests is an ...
Gilded Age, a Lafayette Square real estate development company, and Butler's Pantry, a local catering company, jointly announced the grand opening of the state of the art event facility known as "Palladium Saint Louis" in the former Laundry Building of City Hospital No. 1.  The opening of Palladi...
Interested in listing your condo for rent in the City of St. Louis, Missouri? PREA Signature Realty is a market leader in the rental of residential properties in the City of St. Louis, Missouri.  (Note:  Information based on MLS data available through November 1, 2009) PREA Signature Realty offer...

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