Judy Orr's Real Estate Blog

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It's been a super busy year, but as is typical things have slowed down a little bit, allowing me to go over marketing, systems and website clean-up and updating.  I've written about several of my website ventures in the past and this is a deal that is hard to pass up. I have a Zillowpress website...
I wrote two offers for two different buyers on condos that I know won't appraise.  The first offer was for an Orland Park condo that was priced close to what the buyer paid for it in 2009.  The most recent comparable sold for $40,000 less.Why is it listed so high?The young owners updated the kitc...
I learned about Websitebox here on Active Rain and joined the contest to win a free website.  I didn't win and purchased a website for $99.00 and the blog module for an additional $99.00.  I used it for 29 days and ended up canceling on the 30th.  They promptly returned my money. Why Did I Cancel...
I wrote another blog about how I can't compete any longer on the search engines.  Consider this, in 2007 around $8,000,000 to $9,000,000 out of the $12,000,000 in total sales I did that year came from my website.  I've never been able to match that, especially since the real estate bubble burst, ...
UPDATE:  I returned the Surface Pro.  It would have been OK for a travel laptop/tablet (even though it's kind of heavy).  I ended up purchasing a regular laptop (Lenovo ideapad P400 Touch) and after much studying I got the Samsung Ativ Windows 8 tablet with a detachable keyboard. I was like a lit...
UPDATE:  I've once again switched up my websites (I'll be writing another post about it - it's brutal)!  I changed the link to the new domain on my Zillowpress website. I never thought I'd be writing this post.  I've never had anything good to say about Zillow.  But I wanted to create hyper-local...
About 4 or 5 years ago I created a hyper-local website for Orland Park real estate but I let it go - in fact, I shut down the blog/site and redirected the domain name to the Orland Park page on my main website.  I wish I hadn't done that! To my credit, although I worked in Orland Park, my office ...
My websites were usually in #1 Google position when searching for the keywords I was optimizing, such as Orland Park real estate.  I was able to impress sellers at listing appointments by using those keywords to do a real-time Google search at their property.  I can no longer pull this one off. N...
The fickleness of love.  Not too long ago I wrote how much I loved my Evo 4G cellphone.  Then one day into my 2 year contract with Sprint I saw a TV ad showing the Samsung Galaxy Note.  It is a cellphone and a tablet combo.  OMG, that's just what I wanted!  I was going to wait for Dell's version ...
UPDATE:  This home is sold but there are many more Orland Park homes for sale.  Click the link to see them all without having to do a search. Price is reduced on this spacious Orland Park home for sale that offers many possibilities with the large brick related living addition.   Schedule a Showi...

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