Mount Juliet, TN Real Estate News

By Joseph Goodman*ABR*GRI*SRES*
(Century 21)
Be Authentic These social networking sites don't cost anything to participate in, and they give you a golden opportunity to draw people into your profile and content through your personality. So put your people skills to work! Show that you're a person, not a business-minded, tech-savvy real estate professional. I you have a hobby you're passionate about, or just have a great sense of humor, don't be afraid to tap into those aspects of yourself through your communications on social networking sites. Respond to status updates of your friends in a genuine manner. The best responses are often received from posts and comments that use humor as the main thing that draws people's attention. And sharing your life passions with the larger community can also be rewarding; people who share your f...
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By Joseph Goodman*ABR*GRI*SRES*
(Century 21)
Establish A Social Networking Brand This can be as simple as deciding what your profile name is going to be across all social networks and running with that, or planning out an elaborate branding strategy which includes custom graphics and copywriting for each social networking site. Either way, having some consistency between your various profiles will make it easier for people to connect the dots and track you across these different channels. It also gives you the opportunity to help phrase the conversation in a space that you have carefully created, and that gives off a more professional appearance to potential new friends (and prospects). So take the time and effort to come up with a branding theme that fits your business and personality. It's an important first step! Choose Your Ne...
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By Joseph Goodman*ABR*GRI*SRES*
(Century 21)
Now that you understand what a social network is, the real question is: "How do I become a player?" In the social networking realm, people (or brands) that have a high visibility and are followed by large numbers of subscribers are called influencers. Obviously, being popular on social networks to the point where people interested in real estate routinely go to you for advice, information, and entertainment is an enviable position. That puts you in the drivers seat to deliver your marketing message, and leverage your social connections for business purposes. Quite often, business relationships are built through this level of communication. Okay, so you're sold on the value of these social networks... but it's not as easy as just saying you want to be an influencer. Becoming an influence...
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By Joseph Goodman*ABR*GRI*SRES*
(Century 21)
Like most real estate professionals, you are probably ready to put 2008 completely behind you and do great things in 2009 with your real estate business. This is easier said than done of course, but it all starts with confidence in your experience that has helped you weather the storm of ‘08 and, more importantly, a solid marketing strategy that will act as your backbone for the upcoming year. Hopefully you are one of the wise REALTORS® who has already laid out your marketing plan for this year, or at least the next 6 months. If you are, than this post is more geared for you. If not, then we recommend that you stop everything else you are doing and spend some time planning out your real estate marketing strategy as you have some work to do. If you are planning on going through 2009 blin...
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By Joseph Goodman*ABR*GRI*SRES*
(Century 21)
Blogging is a wonderful tool for real estate marketing.  Not only does it increase your exposure on search engines but you start to build a valuable reputations for yourself as a reliable source and professional.  When it comes to blogging you are bound to develope some writers block now and again.  It's important to blog about topics that relate to you industry, neighborhoods, market trends, etc. while keeping it fun and interesting for your readers. Here is a extensive list of 100 Real Estate Blog Posting Ideas for you to utilize: Describing Your Neighborhood... 1. Tell a story about your neighborhood. 2. Architecture or housing styles in your area. 3. Attend a public meeting and write about it. 4. Churches - what denominations are in your area, where are they located, when are servic...
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By Joseph Goodman*ABR*GRI*SRES*
(Century 21)
City Address County Type Contact Name List Price Trulia Zillow ALCOA 904 FORD STREET,ALCOA TN 37701 BLOUNT SFR MIKE DOMINIQUE $78,900.00$82,900.00 ANTIOCH 3548 MOUNT VIEW RIDGE DR,ANTIOCH TN 37013 DAVIDSON SFR NELL JONES, NRBA $125,898.00$125,900.00 ANTIOCH 83 BENZING ROAD,ANTIOCH TN 37013 DAVIDSON SFR MATILDA CROCKER $113,900.00 ANTIOCH 625 MOUNT HOOD DR,ANTIOCH TN 37013 DAVIDSON SFR NELL JONES, NRBA $110,900.00 ANTIOCH 5909 TEEPEE TRACE,ANTIOCH TN 37013 DAVIDSON SFR NELL JONES, NRBA $185,000.00 ANTIOCH 4812 PEPPERTREE DRIVE,ANTIOCH TN 37013 DAVIDSON SFR MATILDA CROCKER $123,900.00$127,900.00 ANTIOCH 472 HICKORY GLADE DR UNIT 87,ANTIOCH TN 37013 DAVIDSON Condo NELL JONES, NRBA $68,900.00$83,900.00 ANTIOCH 3841 PIN HOOK ROAD,ANTIOCH TN 37013 DAVIDSON SFR MATILDA CROCKER $36,899.00$39,9...
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By Joseph Goodman*ABR*GRI*SRES*
(Century 21)
Whenever I discussed the current bailout situation with people, I find they have a hard time comprehending the actual numbers involved. I needed some way to put this into proper historical perspective. If we add in the Citi bailout, the total cost now exceeds $4.6165 trillion dollars. People have a hard time conceptualizing very large numbers, so let's give this some context. The current Credit Crisis bailout is now the largest outlay In American history. Research crunched the inflation adjusted numbers. The bailout has cost more than all of these big budget government expenditures - combined:   · Marshall Plan: Cost: $12.7 billion, Inflation Adjusted Cost: $115.3 billion · Louisiana Purchase: Cost: $15 million, Inflation Adjusted Cost: $217 billion · Race to the Moon: Cost: $36.4 billi...
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By Joseph Goodman*ABR*GRI*SRES*
(Century 21)
You can tell the feds are bailing out mortgage lenders by the way no one wants to call it a bailout. President George Bush made that clear last week when he announced his plan to rescue broke borrowers. "A federal bailout of lenders would only encourage a recurrence of the problem," Bush explained. So this is not a bailout, you see, because it is for the borrowers, not the lenders. And if you believe that, then you'll also believe that the Federal Reserve has been shoving money at the banks by the billions in recent weeks in order to help borrowers, too. In truth, what Bush has proposed is far worse than a bailout. Federal regulators and policies would supplant market discipline and price signals in the mortgage market. And all because a long-overdue correction in the domestic mortgage-...
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By Joseph Goodman*ABR*GRI*SRES*
(Century 21)
Originally about the housing bailout that unfairly forced taxpayers to pay the mortgages of people who could not afford the homes that they tried to purchase, this site morphed in late Summer of 2008 into a rallying point against the Wall Street bailout, which unfairly forced taxpayers to pay for bad bets by Wall Street. Even though only a short time has passed since the $850 billion bailout bill was enacted, it is clear that Secretary Paulson's great experiment to save his friends has failed; the credit markets remain frozen and the stock market is down almost 15% since the bailout passed.         Now, at least one presidential candidate wants the government to buy mortgages that it knows are bad from home-borrowers who can't make their payments. This is the ultimate slap in the face t...
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By Joseph Goodman*ABR*GRI*SRES*
(Century 21)
Whether you are a Democrat, a Republican, or an Independent, odds are that you oppose the recent $750 billion bailout of the banking industry. This is a pretty easy prediction to make because the overwhelming majority of Americans (and more than a few folks from abroad) oppose the Treasury using their tax dollars to pay for the risks taken by big banks and the greed/ignorance of homeborrowers. That our politicians chose to vote against the will of the people is a sad example of how knee-jerk populism can blunt the mind.         As we predicted as clearly and loudly as possible, the bailout has had worse than no effect -- its has sent the markets into a tailspin. This financial freefall was caused in large part by a crisis of confidence, and a huge lurch toward Socialism by a heretofore ...
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By Caroline Huising
(Huising)
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By Renee Arnott, Nashville TN Area Realtor
(Keller Williams)
Are you looking for something fun to do this weekend? Check this out! Cedar Creek Marina on Old Hickory lake, in Mount Juliet, located at 9120 Saundersville Rd now has outdoor concerts on Friday night, weather permitting. What a great way to enjoy the lake as summer winds down. Since boating season has pretty much come to an end this year, this is a great way to still enjoy the lake lifestyle. Get the family together, grab a bit to eat at the marina's grill and enjoy time together with great company, great food and great entertainment.  For more information regarding times and bands, give the marina a call at 758-5174.
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By Renee Arnott, Nashville TN Area Realtor
(Keller Williams)
Do you know if your new construction home meets the Mount Juliet's city code for drywall thickness?  There are two different thicknesses of drywall that are required in your garage.  The walls that line the livable spaces are required to be 5/8" thick while walls that line inhabitable spaces are only required to be 1/2" thick.  Because of some issues that were discovered in a few of Mount Juliet's new construction developments, if you are living in a new construction, you might want to take a test to see if you meet the City's code.  It is very easy to check the thickness of your drywall and will only take a couple of minutes.   Wherever there is a light switch plate or an electrical outlet plate, just remove the plate cover, use a ruler or tape measure and measure the thickness of the ...
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By Renee Arnott, Nashville TN Area Realtor
(Keller Williams)
July 2008 Market Report for Mount Juliet, TN Information is based on the AVERAGE of the market Active :   514 Properties Found in Mount Juliet   List Price Sales Price Days on Market AVG $340,705 N/A 83 Pending:   11 Properties Found  in Mount Juliet   List Price Sales Price Days on Market AVG $279,733 N/A 38 Closed:  43 Properties Found in Mount Juliet   List Price Sales Price Days on Market AVG $209,659 $206,447 76 Active Properties = all properties that are currently active during the month of July Pending Properties = properties that went pending during the month of July Closed Properties = properties that had title transfer during the month of July    
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By Renee Arnott, Nashville TN Area Realtor
(Keller Williams)
Do you have hidden money in your house? Are you one of the many Wilson County residents that are hidding money in your home? Sellers don't realize how much potential money they may be hiding in their houses.  I have listed and shown houses that have had so much more potential then they were showing.  Sometimes, in order to expose the hidden money, it requires some elbow grease and time.  Where the problem usually lies is the fact that not a lot of people are willing to put in the time it may take to reap the reward.  It is so disheartening to me when I go to list a house and ask the seller about the possibility of hardwood being under the carpet to only have them say "yea, there is hardwood under the carpet, we just didn't want to mess with pulling it up."  My only response to that woul...
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By Renee Arnott, Nashville TN Area Realtor
(Keller Williams)
This questions comes up so often.  Sellers struggle with the dilemma of whether to leave the old carpet and give a carpet allowance (some states do not allow seller give backs so it would reflect as a purchase price reduction) or put down new carpet.  The best answer is REPLACE the carpet!  Let me explain why I say this.  When a buyer comes into your house and notices the worn out dirty old carpet they automatically make a mental deduction for a carpet allowance from the price THEY are willing to pay, not your list price.  It also plants a seed in their mind about the fact that if the carpet is that worn out and dirty, what else has the owner been ignoring?  Perhaps there is nothing else wrong with the house, but it leaves doubt in a buyer's mind.  I have heard many times a seller reaso...
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By Renee Arnott, Nashville TN Area Realtor
(Keller Williams)
As a seller, one thing to remember when you have your house on the market is not everyone has the same taste.  There will be times when someone will come through at an open house or a showing and not like your wall color or would prefer wood floors over carpet.  Just consider that personal taste.  However, if you start to get repeated feedback from your agent that buyers find a wall color a bit too bright you need to heed that advice.  More than likely your agent had already requested that you paint the wall but you didn't think it was that important.  After all, your friends have always told you how much they like that wall color with your furniture.  The problem is that your furniture won't be staying with house and the buyer has a couch that will definitely clash.  You must put on yo...
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By Joseph Goodman*ABR*GRI*SRES*
(Century 21)
She is very sweet. Almost kind of shy. And she's nervous. She's never been on television before and she didn't expect to be anytime soon.But what Crissy Thompson didn't count on was that I would meet an acquaintance of hers, and that we would strike up a conversation about coupons, and that this acquaintance would say, "Well my friend who lives in Gainesville, she spends sometimes, like $10 a week on groceries.""What, for one person?""No, she's got three kids and a husband."Okay, I am so there.I call Crissy and ask her to let us spend the day with her to see how she shops. She seems a little hesitant but is very nice and agrees. We drive to her house in Gainesville and at her kitchen table we talk about how it all began."It got to the point where groceries were going up and paychecks we...
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By Joseph Goodman*ABR*GRI*SRES*
(Century 21)
Here's a cool new technology I read about that will change how real estate agents gather new leads. Basically potential buyers or sellers can connect much faster with real estate agents via cell phone text messaging. Say, for example, you get to a house you're really interested in buying and you want in depth information asap. You can now send a text message or email directly to the sales agent right away and they'll send you back more detailed information on the spot! This company is taking advantage that everyone now carries cell phones so why not connect buyers with sellers?   It has only been 10 years since www.realtor.com became the starting place for anyone looking to buy, sell, rent, and list properties; in those years the same people began carrying a cell phone with them eighty-...
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By Joseph Goodman*ABR*GRI*SRES*
(Century 21)
William Poole has long warned that mortgage titans Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac had grown so large that they posed a serious threat to the U.S. financial system. It looks like the former Federal Reserve policymaker had it right. Stocks of both companies are in meltdown mode this week, sending ripples through U.S. markets, on fears that they don't have the capital they'll need to survive rising mortgage defaults. So let's admit the obvious, Poole suggests: Fannie and Freddie should be nationalized. In America, nationalization is among the dirtiest of words. It conjures the image of the government grabbing control of private-sector assets. But Fannie and Freddie, which buy or guarantee mortgages to support the housing market, are strange animals. They are owned by shareholders, but they wer...
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