queen creek: Revisiting my Plan to Go Paperless - 09/05/12 08:39 AM
  Real Estate in East Valley AZ
Last year I put a plan in place to try and make my Real Estate business as paperless as possible.  I believe that I have made great strides, but have yet to go completely paperless.  I guess the biggest thing that prohibits a completely paperless business is that some banks, as sellers, will not accept electronic signatures.  Another stumbling block is needing to provide prospective buyers or even myself with a list of the homes and details about the homes that we are visiting.  In the near future, I plan to purchase an iPad, … (4 comments)

queen creek: Thinking about my 90 day Pipeline - 08/21/12 12:21 PM
  Real Estate in East Valley AZ
When I first started Real Estate, it took a lot of adjustment with regard to paydays, marketing, management, etc.  I have always had great management skills, but even with the best management in Real Estate, new things occur with each transaction.  One would think that you learn how to overcome a certain roadblock, you would be prepared when it occurs again, but in Real Estate, this is not always the case.
It seems like I work a lot harder when I don't have any business going on, than when I actually have transactions to … (6 comments)

queen creek: What I do for Sellers at a Listing Appointment - 07/20/12 05:25 PM
  Real Estate in East Valley Arizona
Being that I am mainly a "buyer's" agent, I wanted to create a post for this contest from the selling side, thinking that I can get feedback from the members of ActiveRain and improve my craft in listing homes for sale.
With real estate in general, I rely heavily on the fact that I am honest, trustworthy and hard working.  I will never claim to know everything, but if I don't know something, I will surely find out.  It really helps having brokers that I can rely on for assistance and advice.
At a … (8 comments)

queen creek: HomeFinder.com Makeover - What I would like to Improve in my business - 07/09/12 11:55 AM
  Real Estate in East Valley Arizona
The only aspect of my business that I would want to makeover or upgrade would be my generation of leads.  Of course, this is probably the most competitive part of everyone's business, as we are all vying for the same customers.  Even though I seem to have a good internet presence and I know that converting internet leads is more of a numbers game, I still crave having a system that I could be confident in.  When I am able to speak to people on the phone or meet them in person, they will … (18 comments)

queen creek: My current Marketing Efforts and Budget - I could use some help! - 07/03/12 09:56 AM
  Real Estate in East Valley Arizona
I am fairly new to the Real Estate industry, so I haven't tried all of the marketing strategies that are out there.  I am excited about this contest and look forward to see where other Realtors are spending their marketing dollars and how successful they are for them.
Currently, I utilize Market Leader for my lead generation, CRM and website.  I have only used them, so I don't really know anything other.  I really like the back end system, but I am not completely satisfied, so if I am anxious to see what others … (5 comments)

queen creek: Dealing with issues that arise in a Real Estate transaction - 05/29/12 08:18 AM
If only every Real Estate transaction went smoothly, how nice that would be!!!  Unfortunately, a completely smooth transaction is rarely the case.  No matter how prepared we are, there always seems to be hurdles to jump, whether it be with the buyer's loan, issues discovered in a title search, issues found after an inspection, etc.
I like this contest and I look forward to reading about problems that other Realtors have overcome.  The problem that I will tell about seems to have been overcome with a little bit of divine intervention, at least in my mind.  This is why I included … (4 comments)

queen creek: If it weren't for my Smartphone, I would feel lost - 05/29/12 07:37 AM
Cell phones have become so much more than just a phone.  I can remember thinking that I could do without a smartphone, but now that I have had one for a number of years, I am not sure how I could live without it.  I know that I could, as I did before, but now that I am in the Real Estate business, my smartphone has become invaluable.  I love the fact that I can get emails quickly, look up listings and be in total control while I am on the road.
There are many times when I can't answer the … (0 comments)

queen creek: SUMMER FUN Contest - Wine Tours - 05/29/12 06:52 AM
This is an entry for the Positive Attitude for the Weary Soul Group Contest! | Fun in the Sun While the Business Still Runs!  Join in on the Challenge!
In a business like ours, where we are seemingly on call 24/7, it's difficult for us to get away and enjoy ourselves without continuing to work.  Recently, I had a good experience where this worked out well for me and I didn't have too much to catch up on when I returned.
The trip began very nicely and of course, while we were about to embark on a nice wine tour, my … (2 comments)

queen creek: Waterfront Homes in East Valley, AZ - 04/23/12 07:35 AM
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queen creek: ABC - Always Be Closing! - 04/05/12 06:06 PM
When I first got into real estate it was tough to find business.  I tried using the lead program that my broker had, but it frustrated me because the leads were tough and when they did close, the broker took a big piece of the pie.  Over time, I have been able to develop a nice internet presence and been able to rely a little more on referrals.  When I would struggle, I would always think about the movie Glengarry Glen Ross and the scene where Alec Baldwin conducted a sales meeting.  I try to run my business with the simple … (10 comments)

queen creek: Incredible East Valley AZ Homes for Sale - 03/29/12 10:49 AM
If you are going to move to the Phoenix area, the East Valley is the place to be!  There are many amazing communities and it is a very short drive to the downtown Phoenix area.  If you want to know more about the East Valley, please feel free to contact me at anytime and I will help you out.
  Real Estate in East Valley Arizona   This video will give you an idea of the types of homes that the East Valley has to offer!   Superior Search Engine for MLS. Search by city, year built, square footage or any … (0 comments)

queen creek: East Valley AZ Homes for Sale - Incredible Bargains! - 01/21/12 10:04 AM
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queen creek: The Tobias Team at Nova Home Loans is by far the Best Mortgage Company in Gilbert, AZ - First Class - 01/20/12 10:56 AM
The Best Mortgage Company in Gilbert, AZ is by far Nova Home Loans - The Tobias Team. Don't miss out on being able to buy the home you want and The Best Mortgage Company in Gilbert, AZ is by far Nova Home Loans - The Tobias Team and they can get you the best home loan available. Contact Brian England to get pre-qualified! Don't pay cash, money is cheap right now and The Best Mortgage Company in Gilbert, AZ is by far Nova Home Loans - The Tobias Team. If you are looking in the East Valley, The Best Mortgage Company … (2 comments)

queen creek: East Valley AZ Homes for Sale - Live the Good Life! - 01/14/12 12:25 AM
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queen creek: East Valley AZ Homes for Sale - Don't Miss Out - 01/07/12 02:30 PM
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queen creek: East Valley AZ Business Spotlight - Riggs Family Dental - 01/06/12 08:02 PM
  Real Estate in East Valley Arizona,   I am a patient at Riggs Family Dental and I couldn't be happier.  The staff is very friendly and I have a lot of confidence in the abilities of Dr. Carlos Lopez!  If you are looking for a great dentist in Gilbert, look no further and give  Riggs Family Dental a call right now.  My teeth always feel better after visiting  Riggs Family Dental!   Here is the bio for Dr. Carlos Lopez, DMD and I will vouch for his abilities:   Dr. Carlos Lopez, DMD
Dr. Carlos Lopez is a New York native … (2 comments)

queen creek: East Valley AZ Homes for Sale - Great Places to Live! - 01/01/12 02:47 PM
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queen creek: The Tobias Team at Nova Home Loans is by far the Best Mortgage Company in Gilbert, AZ - They Care! - 12/21/11 09:49 AM
The Best Mortgage Company in Gilbert, AZ is by far Nova Home Loans - The Tobias Team. Don't miss out on being able to buy the home you want and The Best Mortgage Company in Gilbert, AZ is by far Nova Home Loans - The Tobias Team and they can get you the best home loan available. Contact Brian England to get pre-qualified! Don't pay cash, money is cheap right now and The Best Mortgage Company in Gilbert, AZ is by far Nova Home Loans - The Tobias Team. If you are looking in the East Valley, The Best Mortgage Company … (0 comments)

queen creek: Solid - The Tobias Team at Nova Home Loans is by far the Best Mortgage Company in Gilbert, AZ - 12/15/11 06:42 PM
The Best Mortgage Company in Gilbert, AZ is by far Nova Home Loans - The Tobias Team. Don't miss out on being able to buy the home you want and The Best Mortgage Company in Gilbert, AZ is by far Nova Home Loans - The Tobias Team and they can get you the best home loan available. Contact Brian England to get pre-qualified! Don't pay cash, money is cheap right now and The Best Mortgage Company in Gilbert, AZ is by far Nova Home Loans - The Tobias Team. If you are looking in the East Valley, The Best Mortgage Company … (2 comments)

queen creek: In House Loans - The Tobias Team at Nova Home Loans is by far the Best Mortgage Company in Gilbert, AZ - 12/07/11 01:42 PM
The Best Mortgage Company in Gilbert, AZ is by far Nova Home Loans - The Tobias Team. Don't miss out on being able to buy the home you want and The Best Mortgage Company in Gilbert, AZ is by far Nova Home Loans - The Tobias Team and they can get you the best home loan available. Contact Brian England to get pre-qualified! Don't pay cash, money is cheap right now and The Best Mortgage Company in Gilbert, AZ is by far Nova Home Loans - The Tobias Team. If you are looking in the East Valley, The Best Mortgage Company … (0 comments)

 

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