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Thanks for the uplifting blog.. Have a nice Easter..          Marlene S. Giles, Lynchburg, Va.                                                                        We at Redesign Etc. wish you and your loved ones a Happy Easter this Sunday.  We hope you will spend time with family and friends a...
04/03/2010
For the last 2 days, we attended this class.  Wow, what an informative class. The instructor was awesome !!!! For anyone "thinking" of attempting a short sale, this is the one  !!  Fellow agents, we feel this is the business for the year whether we want to go for it or not.. It's there..  Time's ...
04/03/2010
It has amazed me lately, when so many agents say they have no business or listings.. yet they don't seem to want to leave home or do simply follow up with their past clients.. When  I get calls, I try to be so helpful to them, giving them lots of info on the homes, directions, or whatever,, by as...
12/29/2009
We are all learning about all the new gadgets,  internet marketing,  virtual tours tips, and the list goes on and on... But you know what one thing will always make a difference,,, is good old honesty and remembering we have to work TOGETHER to make the deal work.. If buyers and sellers will reme...
10/05/2009
Well spoken,  I have been licensed 29 years,and was in lending 2.5  ..Why doesn't any one offer free courses for consumers to take to teach them how to manage their money, and to plainly say, you pay and you can stay.. Credit scores, I feel should be taken more seriously.. It's amazing the consum...
10/04/2009
I actually got this tip from another agent some time ago, but found it works very well..  Hand out ink pens like they are popcorn.. you can order them for  .39 , hand out a hand full to your favorite resteurants, they love them !!! And they great thing is you're not asking for anything... but the...
09/25/2009
Short Sales Success? It 's very hard here..I found last year, it seemed the banks were over worked and under staffed to handle them.  I got tossed around all the time.  I am seeing now, some better responses.. I am hopefully working one out after  many months.. Another one, will not,, up for trus...
09/17/2009
It seems that the market is picking up here.  I have seen our Spring Pick up in not only Buyers , but Sellers as well. I certainly feel the tax credit is a help to first timers !!  Starter homes seem to be the winners here for sure.. some of all, but more starters, and of course the reos, are  mo...
03/25/2009
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Short Sales, Short Sales,   Enless Patience !!!! Wondering if the rest of the US is having the frustrating time we are in getting an answer out of the lenders !!!!???????  It really seems as tho, someone doesn't care... I realize they may be understaffed, but taking months to give us an answer is...
02/10/2009
    Many agentS have experienced the slower markets in the last year or so.  It can be depressing, however,  it will pass.  We need to keep on trucking,, planting seeds, it will turn around and we'll reap our harvest later..  I have been licensed for 28 years,  Once agents learn not to take the b...
12/02/2008
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Whether Buying or Selling.. I'd love to help with your Real Estate needs. With 31 years of Top Sales Experience, From Pricing and Marketing your home, to Purchasing another home, co-ordinating both with as much ease as possible, to Staging ideas, Low cost-High return improvements.. Our area has so much to offer...from affordable housing, to the Scenic Blue Ridge Mountains, Smith Mt lake, Wintergreen Ski Lodge.. Education is bountiful with 5 Colleges right here in Lynchburg.. See why many choose Central Virginia as a retirement location..