KEN'S STORY...Naperville Illinois Real Estate Blog

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Real Estate Agent - Charles Rutenberg Realty - Naperville

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2008 

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As I write the title of this post I chuckle... "THE SHORT SALE EXPERT" I am not actually a short sale expert.  Not even close.  But I will be soon... It's a rapidly growing portion of my business. It seems like every home I show these days is a short sale. I had a listing appointment tonight.  An...
12/30/2008
I had a closing on Monday, December 22... And a closing on Tuesday, December 23. Two closings in two days?  Two homes sold?  Two paychecks for Ken??? Holy poop. Feels good.  Very good. Ken A Realtor you can trust. 
12/25/2008
I have been exchanging emails with a broker here in Naperville. He recently emailed me a marketing piece in an effort to recruit agents for his office.  It was nice... I have been impressed with many things his office does to market themselves and their properties.  Bright yellow signs.  Balloons...
12/23/2008
I AM EXCITED ABOUT 2009.  I HOPE YOU ARE TOO... People do need to move after all... They do.  They always will. They can put off moves.  Delay decisions... But eventually, life catches up. And people move. I am starting to get busy.  I have been showing homes.  People are calling me.  People are ...
12/19/2008
Do I intentionally choose the cold days to deliver my newsletters? The thermometer never peeked above 16 degrees this week as I was making my deliveries. And it wasn't the cold, but the ice that presented a hazard. Last weekend the temps were in the 50s.  Lots of rain.  Sunday night, as the temps...
12/17/2008
The other day I wrote a post suggesting agents take a part time job before giving up on the real estate business.  I have worked part time as a limo driver during this year to keep my dream alive.  I am proud of that... Another cost cutting move I made this summer was switching real estate office...
12/15/2008
I recently read an interesting post by Jennifer Allan. Jennifer writes how many of her friends in real estate are considering leaving the business due to the hard times in today's real estate market.  She writes how giving up the real estate dream is the option for some: "I'm not saying that givi...
12/13/2008
Where did my leads go? As you may know, I have recently been selected to sample a new lead generation product created by Growthleader.  I have been using it for the past 5 weeks. Just two weeks ago, I struggled keeping up with the flurry of leads I was getting from my new real estate website, www...
12/13/2008
I DON'T! How did the concept of global warming become a "fact" so quickly? Was it because Al Gore made a movie?  Was it because Leonardo DiCaprio got behind the cause? STOP THE MADNESS! I was born in 1968.  I was a child during the 1970's.  Those were cold years.  Some of the coldest years that w...
12/10/2008
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What exactly is a referral agent? It is a new term to me.  I have been a Realtor for three years, but I have never heard of a "referral agent" before.  That is, until a few months ago... Have I missed something? I received a call the other day from one of these "agents". "Hi Ken.  I am still with...
12/08/2008
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