Lane's Blog - Looking out from the garage

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Real Estate Agent - Century 21 Results Realty
Luckily I have wi-fi, and can get online from the garage. If given a choice, that is where I am. Between MLS searches, arranging marketing, and pre-viewing homes, I will try to get in a little welder time, or at least clean some of the tools from the last wrenching session.
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OK, so I wrote Part I over 2 weeks ago...  In that post, I wrote about the risk that Brad, Mike and crew took.  As I said in that post, the change was perfectly timed for me, but not for everyone.  And in fact, I have spent the last few weeks working more ON my business than IN it.  I have been d...
05/01/2013
It's hard to believe that RETSO was last week... that recent and that long ago... all at once.  But, the time has allowed some of the info to be absorbed.  And RETSO didn't disappoint me with the type of info and the volume.  What WAS different, and disappointed some was the type of info at this ...
04/10/2013
Five years ago I spent a day at a local hotel in a new conference.  A few weeks before that, I had recieved a call from Matt Fagioli, reaching out to me individually to come to the new event he was putting on with Brad Nix.  It was called REtechSouth (that was before they thought of calling it RE...
03/27/2013
Market stats for Suwanee, GA, February, 2013 indicate that there were 315 properties on the market (down from 332 last month). Overall, there was about a 4.8 month supply of properties (up from 4.7 last month). February had 66 sales. Compared to February, 2012 (64), this year was up, but inventor...
03/18/2013
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Those of you that are FaceBook friends may already know this...  I had a listing hi-jacked by a scammer.  It has kind of ticked me off.  The backstory... One morning I got 3 calls in a row asking me about renting one of my listings.  Since it isn't available for rent, I was curious as to why ther...
03/18/2013
The "quadrennial" ended a few days ago, and you know what thet means... tens of thousands of REALTOR® had to rush out and take the required Code of Ethics training to maintain their membership status.  I did too.  But something occurs to me each time we play this game...  The NAR Code of Ethics i...
01/06/2013
As mentioned last week, I am doing a series on taking better real estate pictures for your listings. Most of the tips are for those that wish to DIY (Do It Yourself), but there is a HUGE caution that goes along with that... if you aren't willing to take the time to do it right, hire someone to do...
02/15/2012
Normally, each week I pull a post from the past to highlight again. This week, I'm pulling three of them. They were all part of a series I did on Cheap Tips...   Cheap Tips #1… Getting Ready to Sell Cheap Tips #2… Tip-Top Shape in 5 Steps Cheap Tips #3… Making a First Impression in 6 Steps It ha...
02/15/2012
In real estate photography, there are three ways to go about showcasing listings. Hire a professional photographer to capture the images Do it yourself Skip that whole thing and list it without pictures In this series, we'll be talking mostly about doing it yourself. However, in many cases, it w...
02/09/2012
I ask myself all of the time...  How good are my market reports?  Are they compelling?  Why should a buyer or seller read MY market report instead of one of the hundreds of other reports out there?   Am I providing value?  What do consumers want in a market report?  I am specifically NOT leaving ...
01/09/2012
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