Martinsburg, WV Real Estate News

By Aaron Poling, Working to get YOU the BEST Deal!
(Long & Foster)
Now is a great time to buy in Martinsburg West Virginia. According to Zillow listing prices for homes are at their lowest point since January 2009. See the chart below. For more information on homes in Martinsburg, West Virgnia, please contact me. Thanks Aaron Median List PriceYou need the latest version of the Macromedia Flash Player.Download the free Flash Player now!More Martinsburg Home Values Aaron Poling Long & Foster 976 Foxcroft Avenue Martinsburg, W.V. 25401 304-283-0214 www.aaronpolingsblog.com www.aaronpoling.com M.Margie Bartles Broker
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By Aaron Poling, Working to get YOU the BEST Deal!
(Long & Foster)
This weekend come celebrate the 14th annual West Virginia Wine and Arts Festival. This Saturday May 29th and Sunday May 30th. There will be live performances all weekend, come enjoy some wine with your friends and neighbors! It takes place in Martinsburg, at Boydville. Follow the links below for the official site and for directions to Boydville. No pets or coolers will be allowed. Hope to see you there! Thanks Aaron Wine & Arts Festival Directions   Aaron Poling Long & Foster 976 Foxcroft Avenue Martinsburg, W.V. 25401 304-283-0214 www.aaronpoling.com www.aaronpolingsblog.com M.Margie Bartles Broker
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By Aaron Poling, Working to get YOU the BEST Deal!
(Long & Foster)
In today's world it has become very popular to become more environmentally friendly, and for good reason. It only makes good sense to take care of your surroundings. This means less waste, conserving energy, reusing products and all around better planning. There are lots of ways to do this but many of them are expensive, but could save you money in the long run. If you don't have the money to invest in the more expensive things, there are still tons of things you can do, that are inexpensive. It takes a little more planning but these are easy things to implement in your daily life. Below is a list of a few of them, there are lots more ways. If you know of something not on my list, Let me know. Switch to Flourescent light bulbs: This can be somewhat expensive but start with a few bulbs ...
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By Aaron Poling, Working to get YOU the BEST Deal!
(Long & Foster)
  Apple Knolls Estates Martinsburg, W.V. 25403   Apple Knolls Estates, located in North Martinsburg, West Virginia is a detached single family home subdivision. It consists of ranchers and two story colonial homes. Nestled in the mountains but only minutes from shopping, restaurants, and Interstate 81, you can live in a perfect location. This is a great community for someone wanting to move up in housing, or someone wanting to move to Martinsburg and commute to a surrounding city. If you would like more information about this Apple Knolls Estates, please contact me.   Street Names             Crushed Apple Drive, Braeburn Drive, Cranberry Court, Juicy Grape Court, Bright Cherry Court,     Prune Lane Builder             Gemcraft Homes, CBS Builders   House Types             Ranchers, Tw...
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By Aaron Poling, Working to get YOU the BEST Deal!
(Long & Foster)
  Prentiss Point Subdivison Martinsburg, W.V. 25401   Prentiss Point Subdivision, located in North Martinsburg, West Virginia is a townhome subdivision, If you are renting and have been thinking about buying, Prentiss Point could be the subdivision for you. Conveniently located in Martinsburg off of the new Route 9 and minutes from Interstate 81, you can commute to all the surrounding cities quickly. Buying a home in Prentiss Point will get you close to shopping, Movie Theatre, Grocery Stores, Restaurants, etc... Its time for you to start enjoying home ownership!  If you would like more information about this subdivision, please contact me.   Street Names Kyle Drive, Prentiss Point Parkway, Desota Drive, Marquette Drive, Packart Court, Studebaker Court, Nash Court   Builder            ...
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By Aaron Poling, Working to get YOU the BEST Deal!
(Long & Foster)
I think its human nature to question what you are doing, when things are rough. I also think its pretty easy to say, in this economy, things are rough. I love the real estate profession, and I know it is what I am meant to do. Lately things have been a little rough, I have had a few closings fall through, listings I can't get contracts on, buyers I can't get approved, etc... It has been really hard to stay positive. Myself and a few other agents, in similar situations approached Carol Harold for some advice. Carol is a top producing agent and runs her team out of our Long & Foster, Foxcroft office, She also teaches principles, ethics, GRI, etc.. for real estate. Carol Decided to schedule a free training session in our office for Marketing, Motivation, Business Building, etc... Our train...
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By Aaron Poling, Working to get YOU the BEST Deal!
(Long & Foster)
The highly anticipated Raleigh Street Extended project is about to begin. The project will be completed in three phases. They are holding a groundbreaking ceremony for the first phase. The ceremony will take place on Tuesday May 4th 10am at Oatesdale Park in Martinsburg WV. Governer Manchin and WV secretary of Transportation Paul Mattox are expected to be there. The new roadway will begin at the intersection of Raleigh and Race Streets and will connect to Edwin Miller Blvd. The project is expected to be completed in three years. For information click on the article below. Thanks Aaron   READ MORE   Aaron Poling Long & Foster 304-283-0214 www.aaronpoling.com www.aaronpolingsblog.com  
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By Aaron Poling, Working to get YOU the BEST Deal!
(Long & Foster)
I recently got a huge compliment from a client (and close friend). He told me that I was a great salesman. I was able to sell his father a house with a squirrel living in it! He was being a little sarcastic. Here is the story. I recently was the buyers agent for my friends father. I found him a great house that backed up to the woods, had a wooded lot and a beautiful fireplace. We got him under contract and were heading to closing. The morning of the home inspection, myself, the buyer and home inspector were all going to meet at the house at 9am. I was almost to the house about fifteen minutes early when I got a call from the buyer. The buyer said to me Aaron I see a squirrel through the window. I said well sir there are lots of trees and the house backs up to the lot, so you are going ...
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By Aaron Poling, Working to get YOU the BEST Deal!
(Long & Foster)
Continuing Education for West Virginia Real Estate Agents. On April 8, 2010 from 8:30am until 4:30pm at the Holiday Inn, Martinsburg, WV. The topic will be Hidden Surprises with Distressed Sales part 1 & 2. In today's market, this is a subject we could all learn more about. The instructor is Michael E Briel. Michael is a West Virginia and Virginia attorney who specializes in real estate and business transactions. The entire course will give you 7 hours of CE credit. The cost is $60.00 and the deadline to register is today! I will be there helping out with the education committee. Hope to see you there. Thanks Aaron   If your interested, click here   Aaron Poling Long & Foster 304-283-0214 www.aaronpoling.com www.aaronpolingsblog.com  
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By Aaron Poling, Working to get YOU the BEST Deal!
(Long & Foster)
  Manor Park Subdivison Martinsburg, W.V. 25404   Manor Park Subdivision, located in North Martinsburg, West Virginia is a townhome subdivision. It consists of three level townhomes, with single car garages and paved driveways. Close to restaurants, shopping, Golds Gym, downtown Martinsburg, Movie Theatres, and a whole lot more. This is a great community for a first time home buyer, or someone wanting to move to Martinsburg and commute to a surrounding city. If you would like more information about this subdivision, please contact me.   Street Names Veronica Drive, Quartz Road, Best Road, Brentwood Street, Mojave Drive, Outdoor Place, Desert Rose Way   Builder             Dan Ryan Builders   House Types             Townhomes   School District: Martinsburg, North Middle   Approximate Di...
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By Aaron Poling, Working to get YOU the BEST Deal!
(Long & Foster)
With today's economy, many people are finding themselves stuck in the role of Landlord. Many of us bought a new home and were not able to sell our old one, or couldn't pass up a deal on an investment property. Whether you are new or old to being a landlord, the one thing you have learned is that it is a tough job. There are so many things to know. This workshop can help. Sponsored by the Eastern Panhandle Board of Realtors, the home builders association, the berkeley county commission and the city of Martinsburg. On April 20th at the Dunn Building in Martinsburg WV. Hope you can attend. Thanks Aaron   Landlords Workshop, Martinsburg, WV   Aaron Poling Long & Foster 304-283-0214 www.aaronpoling.com www.aaronpolingsblog.com  
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By Aaron Poling, Working to get YOU the BEST Deal!
(Long & Foster)
I wrote a couple days ago about the success of our local home show. I wanted to thanks all the participants in our home show. I now have the pictures to post of most of the participants. There are a few pictures missing of, Rita Amenta, Sharon Lee, & Alice McCain. So Thanks everyone for participating!   Aaron Poling(me) & George Daniels Brad Janes & Cathy Allen Eric Keller & Marlene Keller   Ernie Sparks & Robbie Timberlake Tanya Noll Shelly Frankin & Carol Harold   Aaron Poling Long & Foster 304-283-0214 www.aaronpoling.com www.aaronpolingsblog.com
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By Aaron Poling, Working to get YOU the BEST Deal!
(Long & Foster)
I am headed to the home show. If anyone out there in Activerain land is in the Martinsburg area, stop by and see me. I will be at our booth today from 12-2. Hope to see you guys there. Aaron   Aaron Poling Long & Foster 304-283-0214 www.aaronpoling.com www.aaronpolingsblog.com  
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By Aaron Poling, Working to get YOU the BEST Deal!
(Long & Foster)
  REALTORS Excelling In Association Leadership is a free self study course offered through the National Association of Realtors. This is a great resource for anyone wanting to find out how to get involved in volunteering in their association. The course is made up of five modules that can be competed in less than two hours each. The course shows how Realtor associations are designed and the different opportunites to get involved in a leadership role. If you want to get involved, this is a great place to start. Plus its FREE! Thanks Aaron   Aaron Poling Long & Foster 304-283-0214 www.aaronpoling.com www.aaronpolingsblog.com  
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By Aaron Poling, Working to get YOU the BEST Deal!
(Long & Foster)
I was recently asked to join the Education Committee for the Eastern Panhandle Board of REALTORS. I have been considering getting involved with my local board by volunteering for a committee. What could be a better than contributing to the Realtor Education. Today was my first meeting. Although I am just getting my feet wet, its exciting to see how much the committee already has planned. If you are looking for information about EPBR education check out the website www.epbr.net/education.shtml It is updated constantly with new education opportunities. If you have any questions, let me know. Thanks Aaron     Aaron Poling Long & Foster 304-283-0214 www.aaronpoling.com www.aaronpolingsblog.com  
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By Chris Ross
(Touchstone Realty)
Are land sales coming back?  My partner Andrew Johnson and I have noticed an up tick in land sales about 40 to 50 percent of what we do is land and we've noticed that land sales have been getting some phone calls and e-mails.  From traffic coming back on our listings to more phone calls and e-mails. I feel like they are you like people are looking to buy a good piece of dirt at a fraction of what it cost just a few years ago.  It feels to me at least here in the eastern panhandle of West Virginia it seems like you're starting to come back. That's if you have your land priced right you.
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By Aaron Poling, Working to get YOU the BEST Deal!
(Long & Foster)
I just finished a continuing education class about helping a buyer prepare for the buying process. There was lots of good information but there was one thing that really stuck with me. My instructor said focus on Outcome, not Income. Its true that we all work for the money, but that cant be the only reason. If you don't believe in real estate as an investment, you shouldn't be in real estate as a profession. Most agents I know got into real estate because they love the feeling of helping someone reach their dream of home ownership. The best feeling you can possibly have(at work) is handing someone the keys to their new home. I get chills every time. Its natural to let yourself get discouraged in a down market but never forget whats really important. If you love what you do, the money wi...
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(Rowlett Real Estate School)
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(Rowlett Real Estate School)
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By Aaron Poling, Working to get YOU the BEST Deal!
(Long & Foster)
   The County I live in has a program, ran by the Chamber of Commerce, called Leadership Berkeley. It is a program made for business and community leaders. To get into the program you have to be nominated by someone in the community. You then have to fill out an application, and then a committee confirms or denies each applicant. This year I was nominated and accepted into the program. I am looking forward to such a great opportunity to all the upcoming lessons and networking opportunities. I have been actively involved with the Chamber for a few years now and have been very interested in this program. Tonight is the first time I will meet the group, its orientation night. I am really excited. I will give updates after every Leadership Lesson. Thanks Aaron Poling   Aaron Poling Long & F...
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