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

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Real Estate Agent - Charles Rutenberg Realty - Naperville

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2010 

July 4th is this weekend.  Where did the year go?            Before I let my thoughts drift to our upcoming family vacation, I find myself thinking... "The year is half way over.  How is my business coming?"   I write down my production goals each year and post them on Active Rain.  I have had a ...
06/29/2010
I read an interesting post this morning... It was titled "Finally!!! I Found A Door Drop Flier That Worked!" and written by Karen Fiddler out in Mission Viejo California. It was featured on Active Rain.  After reading it, I found myself somewhat torn... In the post, Karen writes that she had appa...
06/29/2010
I read a post on Active Rain that really surprised me...    The gist of the post was how real estate agents need to "stand up for their profession" and begin charging our clients an up front retainer fee... There were tons of comments on the post from other agents, and a large percentage were sup...
06/28/2010
I guess I shouldn't say never... But they have to ask.  They almost always do. My Mom used to say it was "passive aggressive".  I just say it works... I just met a nice couple outside my home... Sean and Pam. I had seen them move in a few days prior. Their moving van pulled up just after a tornad...
06/27/2010
I am a simple man.  I like to keep my marketing simple, too. When I began writing my real estate market reports, I knew I would want to keep them pretty simple. I started posting the market reports on Active Rain in January.  I knew there was a demand for real estate information online, and I was...
06/25/2010
Naperville Illinois is a wonderful city.  A western suburb of Chicago, Naperville is a city that can stand on it's own... Consistently ranked as one of the top cities to live by Money Magazine, Naperville has plenty to offer: The top ranked Naperville school system The award winning Naperville Li...
06/25/2010
                                                   I passed 250,000 points on the real estate website Active Rain the other day... It makes me laugh.  Sounds like a lot of points.  A quarter million... Wow. The point system is the genius behind the success of Active Rain.  Without the points, I m...
06/24/2010
What would you sell your home for today? Usually the third question I ask when I meet with a potential seller... #1 How is it going?  #2  So what is going on? As I scan through my local Multiple Listing Service (MLS), I flip through page after page of homes that have been on the market 60, 90, 12...
06/23/2010
Almost two months have passed since the home buyer tax credit has ended.  The real estate market today is like a boat without a rudder.... Many would-be buyers can't afford to buy.  Many would-be sellers can't afford to sell... So where is the growth sector in the real estate business in this eco...
06/18/2010
Wow things have changed. Two years ago people said I was wasting my time writing a real estate blog... Now they are asking me to teach classes on how to write blogs.  Things have changed, indeed... Do you want to be a good real estate blogger?  If so, grab your digital camera and go take some pic...
06/09/2010
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Ken Tracy

Naperville Illinois Real Estate
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