lake livingston homes: What is Trunk or Treat? Halloween on Lake Conroe! - 10/17/11 06:20 PM
 That was my first question when I saw the new Inspiration Station post. Hummm...off I went to search for it! I absolutely love the idea! Being from a rural area my house was way back off the beaten path. Even I was afraid to go out in the dark on Halloween night! No one EVER came to my front door for candy.
 
I had to eat it all! Do you have a car or a truck? Then you have a trunk! This concept is based upon the candy going to the kids instead of the kids going to the … (35 comments)

lake livingston homes: Real Estate and the Question of Courtesy Listings...Get Over Your Phobia! - 10/16/11 10:53 PM
Thinking back a few years ago I remember the attitude of..."It's my listing...don't touch it!"  I had progressed into the new millennium like a comet hitting earth for an old fart like me. It all seems to me to be a normal understandable thing to do! Zillow, Realtor.com and so many others scrape our listings anyway. Why not allow a competitor to show your listing on their web sites?
Why not?Our standard rules are to show the listing company and simply place your name and contact information for the showings and "BUYER'S REPRESENTATIVE". We should all have the simple "DO … (18 comments)

lake livingston homes: Lake Livingston and Lake Conroe Waterfront Home~161 Newport Way, Huntsville TX, 77320 - 10/07/11 03:01 AM
Lake Livingston and Lake Conroe Waterfront Homes just do not come better than this. Have you been thinking of building on the perfect waterfront lot? Looking for a Lake Livingston getaway to call home? This incredible home is located on the bank of the Trinity River a short boat ride into Lake Livingston. Have the best of both worlds. The price of Waterfront land in this day and age is high. This gorgeous acreage of 3/4+/- acre is located on the end of a private home subdivision by the name of Emerald Bay. With over 200 feet of steel bulkhead and … (5 comments)

lake livingston homes: Today's Lenders Are... - 07/29/11 12:11 AM
Today's Lenders Are... Tough to deal with, right? Tightening their requirements as tight as possible. Being scrutinized by Government. Under a microscope. Swinging a totally opposite direction. Slower than ever. Under pressure themselves. More heavily regulated. Overwhelmed. Worried. Under staffed.
And so... I am going to repeat myself about the "NEW LENDER" we must all consider. The HomeOwner! Your Client. Your new Listing! Of the last 4 leads that have come to us, 3 of the people were looking for "Owner Finance" or "Lease to Own". Are you getting these too? Do you have anything to offer them? So, what are … (16 comments)

lake livingston homes: Yes's and Nope's in Real Estate Viewings~~ - 07/22/11 03:03 PM
Do you move your clients along in a hurried fashion?Are you SHOWING THE HOME instead of letting them discover it themselves? Have you ever heard the song by Simon and Garfunkle with the words, "Slow down, you're moving too fast, You've got to make the moment last?"  These very words can describe a showing.
Or maybe we should call it a VIEWING? Give your Clients a bit of space to enjoy their visit within a home. Just my humble opinion. After witnessing a few expedient showings of other Realtors I could pick out many "TURN OFF MISTAKES!"THE YES'SYes, knock on the door, … (64 comments)

lake livingston homes: What is YOUR Value in Real Estate? - 07/14/11 12:06 AM
The Real Estate business is definitely changing and along with it we should change too!.
When you're searching your MLS have you noticed that the compensation split is being lowered too many times? Obviously there can be no price fixing...so we're all free to sell homes at whatever compensation rate we choose. Right?

"Why are we lowering the rates?"
How on earth is that fair for our clients?   How is it fair for us? 
My question is...
Is this suppose to be happening? Is it being manipulated by the system that we are worth less so we should … (12 comments)

lake livingston homes: Texas is Burning to a Crisp! - 07/03/11 05:06 PM
Who Needs Fireworks? Driving to Wichita Falls on Friday was a real trip! As I passed through Huntsville Texas I was shocked and saddened by all the burned acreage on both sides of Interstate 45. Looking to the left and looking to the right was brown, dead and distressed. After the wildfires devastation that has traveled through I realized the true power of fire. And, it's hot, hot, hot with no relief in sight. Today it is! Texas is under a burn ban as we speak and NO FIREWORKS ARE ALLOWED.It is yet another hit to our economy as all FireWork … (14 comments)

lake livingston homes: Active Rain Where Everybody Knows Your Name... - 06/30/11 03:24 PM
Or do they? Our community is built upon exchanges. Exchanges of ideas, knowledge and friendship. Referrals play a large part of our exchange between one another and are helpful to us all including our customers. This brings us to the Main Introduction of our Profile!
It is imperative that you take the time and effort to maximize your Profile for the Members of our Community, your Clients and last but not least...GOOGLE. And, of course we love comments from our Community Members! I know a lot of you by name with a glance of your picture. This is how it should … (21 comments)

lake livingston homes: I'm Feeling All Warm And Fuzzy And Thanks ... - 06/30/11 01:14 AM
I'm just feeling all mushy and happy to be here. I have been enjoying re-connecting with all my friends and colleagues here in the rain and I feel all warm and fuzzy inside. I have a site on Lake Livingston that has been at the top of Google in all my KeyWords for the last 6 years. It has brought us wonderful leads, customers and clients and many friends to boot! Recently we began selling Lake Conroe too and have relocated to this area. We are still selling on Lake Livingston but now we had the challenge of expanding our Market … (13 comments)

lake livingston homes: Approval For Financing? Not Till I Find a House! - 06/29/11 02:25 PM
How many times have you heard this? It is one of my personal pet peeves and it's getting worse and worse. I remember the days when all I asked was, "How's your Credit?" and with the right answer off we would go! Even I felt comfortable showing homes without an Approval Letter. No biggie. Obviously, today is totally different. Yes, I would love to show them houses if they are able to BUY! How many times has your "potential client" said, "I am not going to have any trouble getting a home," in response to your questions? I then go on … (22 comments)

lake livingston homes: She Made Me Go To The Spa... - 06/28/11 08:50 PM
"The other girls there were DOGS! I was the best looking one there!
I am exhausted! What a girl has to do to keep herself looking gorgeous these days! They worked on my nails, cut and washed my hair, cleaned my under bite and other various things a girl shouldn't mention here.  I begged not to have to go there as I liked myself just the way I was till Mom threatened to use me as a mop to clean her floor. Can you imagine that? Me? I was offended. In fact, after getting back home {finally} Mom dragged me … (13 comments)

lake livingston homes: If It Niches then Scratch It! - 06/17/11 09:42 PM
Have you scratched your Niche?
Have you been concentrating on a particular Niche Market within your Real Estate business? If you are then now is the time to strengthen your position within your chosen market. Our economy may be faultering but there is no better reason than to recharge your Niche.
What is a Niche Market?
Definition:
Specialized Market~A market in which a limited and clearly defined range of products or services is sold to a specific group of customers. (*)
How does or can this apply to Real Estate? In so many different ways! You can specialize in first time home … (26 comments)

lake livingston homes: Who's That Sleeping In My Bed? - 06/17/11 10:37 AM
After reading a post from Patricia Kennedy and reading the last line of her post I was reminded of an uncomfortable moment in my career.
Pat's quote was, "Throughout my long real estate career, I've followed the advice of that wise instructor at "The Academy", as the alum still fondly call it.  And along with "The Realtor® always knocks twice," it's one of the most important things we learned."(referring to light). Read her post here.
My answer to that quote is, "don't you know it!"
As most of us do, I have many a story about "interesting" showings and her quote … (21 comments)

lake livingston homes: Like a Duck to Water... - 06/11/11 01:44 AM
When I first received my license to sell Real Estate I immediately became a Realtor®­ and I felt as if I had found my calling in life. I was right. I love this business. All of this business. I have become stronger and have found that I can even say "no" when I need to. I love the people I run across even if they don't become a buyer. When I took this photo and viewed it what I thought of was just this. I love what I am doing.
I took to the Real Estate business Like a Duck to … (13 comments)

lake livingston homes: Foreclosures In Texas Are Flying Off The Books! How To Counsel Your Buyer~ - 05/16/11 09:30 PM
I share this from actual experience. If I can share even one little point that helps with your sale I have done my job. Some positive and some negative. I learn by doing. We all do.
PRELUDE:  The girl scout pledge...on my honor I do pledge to do my duty to God and my country, to help other people in all ways and in all times and to obey the Girl Scout Laws...I've never forgotten that pledge and it is under my skin.
I took everything I pledged to heart and helped fold the American flag every day after school. I … (6 comments)

lake livingston homes: FEMA And The New Flood Zone Creates Havoc In Real Estate - 04/23/11 10:42 PM
Realtors Beware! You may find yourself coming up against the same brick wall I did this week. You see, we had answered a prayer for one of my clients that is elderly and wants to move up North to join her family. We celebrated because the Buyer and Seller were so very happy...listen to this one now.
I actually had an accepted offer on her home within 45 days of listing and they were thrilled!
Everything was in place and the Buyer and her agent were scheduling the Inspections and all was right with the world.  Right that is till we received … (58 comments)

lake livingston homes: Good Night MOM and Why should I buy Real Estate? by Deb Brooks - 12/03/10 01:01 AM
Why should I buy Real Estate? Now that's a good question. Why? IMHO, if everyone jumped outside the box, realized their fear and began stimulating the economy right now then we could avoid a total crash. Just my opinion really.
I found this great way to communicate with a mix of fun and technology and I hope you will enjoy it. Go to Xtranormal.com and open a free account. They will allow you to produce your own movie in real time with your words.
The words that came to me were, of course, all about Real Estate. Why should I buy … (13 comments)

lake livingston homes: Phone Call From Baghdad? - 11/06/10 01:29 PM
Posting on Active Rain has truly brought me many surprises. Leads, home sales, listings and friends have all come from the posts I have published. I love it.
Thank you Active Rain for helping us reach out all over the world! My cell phone rang yesterday as I was getting ready to show Lake Livingston property and it was an articulate gentleman calling from Baghdad, Iraq in the Green Zone.
My first reaction when I heard Baghdad, Iraq was "aw -oh" I do not want your rich Uncle's funds placed in my bank account!
But then what a surprise. It was a true … (13 comments)

lake livingston homes: Tap Your Feet and Find a Smile at This One! - 10/25/10 12:37 AM
Sometimes you just have to have a little fun along with the work. We have a wonderful web site and partly thanks to Active Rain and all of our Google juice that remains at the top of the Search Engines. I was looking at the site the other day and I thought it just needed a little pick me up.
So, with a little brainstorming and luck we came up with this little diddy to help make our customers and clients smile.
I have to admit I laughed hard when I first listened to this as I found it to be refreshing … (13 comments)

lake livingston homes: Huntsville Community Theater, Interview with VP of Publicity! - 10/20/10 06:24 PM
Introducing the Huntsville Community Theatre with Pride! Through philanthropy and community support, Huntsville Texas is blessed with the opportunity to view LIVE COMMUNITY PRODUCTIONS all created from love, talent, unity, donated strengths and the hearts and time of many.
It is my honor today to interview KATHRYN KEUPER, VP of Publicity for Huntsville Community Theatre.
October 19, 2010
Hello Kathryn, If I may I would like to ask you a few questions about your position on the board?
Great Debra!
Kathryn, what is it that you do for the Community Theatre?
I am VP of Publicity for Huntsville Community Theatre. I … (4 comments)

 
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