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By Tim Tanz, St Louis Real Estate
(Platinum Realty)
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I have a clipping of an article tacked to the bulletin board above my desk.  I believe it's from the Missouri Realtor Magazine that came out right before the MAR Convention &  Expo.  It told about the feature presentation that would be presented by Mike Schlappi.  Mr Schlappi, who was paralyzed f...

By R. B. "Bob" Mitchell - Loan Officer Raleigh/Durham, Bob Mitchell (NMLS#1046286)
(Bank of England (NMLS#418481))
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  You probably have read on line or seen on television the stories about how the internet is doing away with the need for real estate agents.  I know that I have.  I'm seriously thinking about finding out who it is that does FSBO.com's pr work and hiring them!  They seem to be the Johnny Cash of ...

By Tim Tanz, St Louis Real Estate
(Platinum Realty)
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Yesterday, I shared some outside shots I took with my new Kodak EasyShare V705 Camera.  Today, I wanted to share some interior shots I took to demonstrate how well I feel the camera performs on interior shoots.  I used my own home as the example.  Just so you know, I am not a decorator, so my hom...

By Tim Tanz, St Louis Real Estate
(Platinum Realty)
Comments 1
I earned my GRI Designation in August 2000.  This is another designation I recommend other Realtors work toward earning.  Following is information on the GRI Designation (compiled from the NAR website). The GRI symbol is the mark of a real estate professional who has made the commitment to provid...

By Tim Tanz, St Louis Real Estate
(Platinum Realty)
Comments 11
It was high time to get a new digital camera, but I didn't know where to begin.  I was using an old Sony digital camera that used a floppy disk.  For outside, the pics were alright, but for inside and low light situations, it was not cutting the mustard.  I checked out the Photography Group on Ac...

By R. B. "Bob" Mitchell - Loan Officer Raleigh/Durham, Bob Mitchell (NMLS#1046286)
(Bank of England (NMLS#418481))
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  Too Risque For Activerain? I posted a blog yesterday   http://activerain.com/blogsview/72632/St-Louis-Realtor-Confused on how to get comments on my posts.  The post featured a somewhat disturbing photo of an extremely large woman laying on top of an apparently skinny man (you can only see the b...

By R. B. "Bob" Mitchell - Loan Officer Raleigh/Durham, Bob Mitchell (NMLS#1046286)
(Bank of England (NMLS#418481))
Comments 11
    Recently I started working on getting my website geared up to be more than just an electronic brochure.  In that process I started reading a lot about website optimization.  That is, getting your website to turn up higher in the results when people search for it on the web using a search engi...

By R. B. "Bob" Mitchell - Loan Officer Raleigh/Durham, Bob Mitchell (NMLS#1046286)
(Bank of England (NMLS#418481))
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  Mortgage Broker Vs Mortgage Banker Vs Bank.  Which should you use for your real estate financing?  Is one better than another?The answer to the first question above, "Which should you use for your real estate financing" is, "It depends!"  The answer to the second question, Is one better than th...

By Tim Tanz, St Louis Real Estate
(Platinum Realty)
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I updated my CRS website this morning, and I added the link from my CRS page to the links at the right on this page.I feel the general public does not understand what these designations mean.  Following is a description of the CRS designation, from the CRS website:What's a CRS?The Certified Resid...

By R. B. "Bob" Mitchell - Loan Officer Raleigh/Durham, Bob Mitchell (NMLS#1046286)
(Bank of England (NMLS#418481))
Comments 6
I admit, I'm still pretty much a newbie here.  That said, I've been working pretty hard to participate on a daily basis if possible.  I try to read at least 5 or 6 blogs per day and to comment on most that I read.  When I write a post, I attempt to put some work into it and research what I have t...

By Tim Tanz, St Louis Real Estate
(Platinum Realty)
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Dennis, Kim & I went to a seminar this evening.  It was a seminar on the foreclosure market.  Following are some notes from the discussion.  We have signed up to take the three-day class - $199 for two people did not sound bad at all.  We shall see... If we just learn a couple of things, it will ...

By Tim Tanz, St Louis Real Estate
(Platinum Realty)
Comments 1
Stormy day today, and the temps are dropping.  Supposed to have near freezing temps for the next several nights.  What a change...I wanted to share some information about a situation that occured on the Tholozan property last week.  It's a two-family, with one side rented.  The listing agent seve...

By R. B. "Bob" Mitchell - Loan Officer Raleigh/Durham, Bob Mitchell (NMLS#1046286)
(Bank of England (NMLS#418481))
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   Lately I've been working on my website to try and get it search engine optimized and on that note, a special thanks to Karen George, the Arizona Mortgage Lady.  She's gone out of her way to provide some very valuable insight into how the search engines work and the importance of content and ha...

By R. B. "Bob" Mitchell - Loan Officer Raleigh/Durham, Bob Mitchell (NMLS#1046286)
(Bank of England (NMLS#418481))
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     As I'm writing this post I'm looking up at a photograph of a Bi-State Bus (the St. Louis area's local bus company) that has a giant banner on the side of it with my company's logo.  I actually had two buses that were supposed to travel a certain route (though an area of St. Louis real estate...

By Tim Tanz, St Louis Real Estate
(Platinum Realty)
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Another beautiful day in St Louis.  My thermometer reads 82 degrees.  We're told it's not going to last, though, with a rapid cool-down towards the end of the week.The Cardinals lost 6-1 to the Mets last night on their opening night start.  This makes the third lost home opener in the past 11 yea...

By Tim Tanz, St Louis Real Estate
(Platinum Realty)
Comments 1
April Fool's Day - And Cardinals' Opening Day at Busch Stadium.  The 2006 World Series Champions will take the field against the Mets this evening.  This Opening Day is a much anticipated holiday for many in the St Louis area.After the storms yesterday, the weather should be pleasant for the pre-...

By R. B. "Bob" Mitchell - Loan Officer Raleigh/Durham, Bob Mitchell (NMLS#1046286)
(Bank of England (NMLS#418481))
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   Something For Nothing!  Just read the post from a lender offering a .05% credit towards closing costs.  This lender says that they are the "ONLY LENDER OFFERING THIS".  NOT ANY MORE!Announcing Today!  The ValueList .05% credit towards closing costs!  As a matter of fact, I'll bump your offer t...

By Tim Tanz, St Louis Real Estate
(Platinum Realty)
Comments 0
Closed my last two properties for the month today.  The Pinetree Lane deal closed first and then the Tholozan property closed at 11:30 am.  The earlier closing went very smoothly; the Tholozan closing had last minute glitches.  It was an FHA deal, and this one just required so much more documenta...

By R. B. "Bob" Mitchell - Loan Officer Raleigh/Durham, Bob Mitchell (NMLS#1046286)
(Bank of England (NMLS#418481))
Comments 3
  Who Do You Market To When You Don't Belong To Any One Group!  I've been reading through some of the profiles here on Activerain and I've noticed something.  Actually, I've noticed it before, but didn't give it a whole bunch of thought until now.  The thing that I've noticed is that I don't belo...

By Tim Tanz, St Louis Real Estate
(Platinum Realty)
Comments 2
Closed on the McDonald house today.  It was a smooth closing.  Had the walk-through at 9:00 am and the closing at 10:00.  I was happy for the buyer and the seller on this one.  I had this home listed last year for 6 months.  I really loved the seller, an elderly lady in her 80's.  She was such a ...

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