google: Some quotes about HOMES - 05/18/10 05:08 PM
Here are some quotes about homes. We help in one of the most exciting and stressful transitions and transactions in most people lives. We will forever be connected to a house we help sell or buy. The responsibility entrusted to you is great. How many other careers can say that? Just remember at the end of the day, you are AWESOME!! Enjoy...
The house a woman creates is a Utopia. She can't help it -- can't help trying to interest her nearest and dearest not in happiness itself but in the search for it. Marguerite Duras
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google: Not the Typical Tips for Homebuyers - 05/17/10 11:30 AM
Buying a home can be exhausting and exciting all at the same time. There are the usual tips that most savvy potential homebuyers are already aware of: Review your expenses and then get pre-approved, where do you want to live, home inspection, etc. Here are a few other tips that are not always given consideration but should be:
 -If the house has been remodeled or rehabbed, and you have more than just a casual interest in the  property, ask to see the permits. Responsibility for fixing unpermitted work, should fall on the seller.
-Drive by property at different times of the day. I … (3 comments)

google: Helping the Consumer - 05/13/10 11:33 AM
The bottom line as an agent is you are there to HELP. Whether you are giving them a realistic value of their much cherished home or helping them buy a home. Always keep at the forefront the clients best interests, not yours. Don't act like you are listening, REALLY listen. Watch for body language as well, then you will know what is most important to them. Every client is different. It is also an interview process, don't be afraid to ask questions for fear of not "hitting it off". Show your marketplace knowledge, marketing strategies and your business style. (Are you detail-minded, a … (8 comments)

google: My Hometown, Elmhurst, Illinois - 05/12/10 10:54 AM
Elmhurst endures....If I had to quickly describe our town to a visitor here is how it would go, "it sucks you in". I was raised here and raising my own children here. It is a tranquil tree lined beauty, rich in history with all the modern conveniences. The city is commited to citizen involvement, educational excellence, fiscally responsible and going green. The variety of homes are filled with a caring singles, families and seniors. Elmhurst is strategically found close to Chicago, O'Hare Airport and several major interstate highways. We have a hospital, a college, museums, festivals and a library you could spend all day in. Our park district offers a … (1 comments)

google: Positive Real Estate in 50 Words or Less - 05/11/10 02:56 PM
The difference between try and triumph is a little UMPH. ~Author Unknown                                          There are songs, books & even movies about "trying your best". If you try your best, can there be "failure"? Failure by definition is the state or condition of not meeting a desirable or intended objective. That is impossible when you TRY. Define your own success.
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google: Positive REAL Estate in 50 Words or Less - 05/10/10 08:25 PM
Creating & Maintaining client relationships:  LISTEN, they want their story heard. Ask questions in a supportive way to get more information. Communicate frequently. Anticipate questions. Preparation is key, demonstrate knowledge. Set clear expectations. Be honest and build trust, because trust has no hidden agenda. Value a respectful partnership. Project positivity.
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google: Positive REAL Estate in 50 Words or Less - 05/10/10 09:40 AM
Start of a new week, offers limitless opportunities. Cold call, re-visit difficult clients, e-mail blast current market trends or a real estate joke to current clients. Make sure you are at the forefront of a positive message and a name they quickly remember. So start today so your NEW ending will be something to remember.
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google: Positive Real Estate in 50 Words or Less - 05/09/10 10:21 PM
Know your job! Don't be the realtor who thinks "that's not my responsibility". Be the "GO TO" for everything real estate and the first person that comes to mind for anyone with a real estate question.  It is your responsibility to know how your lender, home inspector, attorney and appraiser all operate. BE THE RESOURCE!
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