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Many people mistakenly use the term REALTOR to describe any real estate agent. But there's a difference. A real estate agent is licensed by the state to sell real estate. He or she has met the minimum state requirements. A REALTOR is a real estate agent who, in addition, belongs to the National A...
Are you getting alot of people asking should I sell or rent?  I know I am. I hae even have the same dilema.  I had a renter recently move out of an investment home.  I probably could have sold the home for about $ 75,000 at the height of the market in 2005 then I could now.  But we need not think...
Lots of Privacy on Your Very Own Piece of Florida Heaven! This beautiful two story home sets back off the main road and is situated on approximately 1.75 acres in a wooded area. The home offers a front porch entrance, with living, dining, and family rooms. A cook's kitchen with center island, lot...
INCREDIBLE PRICE ON THIS AMAZING WATERFRONT HOME Located on a deep canal with a private dock and a 10,000 lb. boat lift. This two story home offers four bedrooms, three baths and a three car attached garage. Through the leaded glass entry you'll walk into the spacious entertainment/family room. T...
Tell me if you have ever seen those MLS pictures that show a shot someone took out their car window, and it has the side view mirror in the picture? Sometimes you have raindrops on the picture? Maybe there is a picture of the lake but nothing else?  What is your first reaction? Wow, nice waterrfr...
My partner and I have been debating the possible advantage of getting an enhanced version on  We've been fighting it all these years but as marketing gets more internet based, we feel we need to reevaluate this option.  We still use print advertising in the local magazine.  It certai...
My partner and I are part of a real estate mastermind group that we have been a part of for about 5 years.  The group consists of one realtor from each area, which consists of Miami, Ft Lauderdale, Naples, Bradenton/Sarasota, Tampa and Orlando.  We do this so that we can freely share our marketin...
There is much discussion on sources of business. There is one type of prospecting which consists of cold calling for contacts. For example, phone calls, door knocking, postcard and mailing marketing.  Then you have networking which is getting belly to belly with people.  Meeting at social and pro...
This news from Market watch:BUILDERS RALLY AS BLEAK DATA INSPIRE "BOTTOM" CALLSNEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- Shares of the major publicly traded U.S. residential builders rose for a second straight day Tuesday as investors bet that the stocks have bottomed out after months of freefall. Home-builder s...
As real estate agents, sometimes we have to be all things to all people. You have to get in the groove of the clients that you are dealing with.  Sort of a neuro-linguistic pathway so to speak. Speak as they speak, talk as they talk.  Bond.  But even though we identify with them, we still must ma...


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