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February 4th, 2011 · Marketing, Real Estate
TheAgent.tv was picked up by RISMedia’s digital version with a great article about the new comedy series. The story was sent out in RISMedia’s daily email. Here is a link to that article: http://rismedia.com/2011-01-26/dallas-broker-turns-heads-with-new-web-comedy-series-the-agent/
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February 2nd, 2011 · Technology
By the time potential home buyers contact a Realtor, most have already spent hours mulling over the dozens of listings they’ve found online. Does this mean that Realtors will become obsolete? Not the good ones.
Modern realtors have adapted to technology but the basics haven’t really changed. We are still their consultant and the professional they will look to learn all of the options available and to help them decide which strategies will be the best for them. The client depends on their agent to learn the effects of each decision made. The best agents will develop an excellent working relationship with clients and learn their individual needs. Using technology will only enhance the buying or selling experience for the client, such as making sure they know which websites have the most accurate information and the best photos.
Technology can make a Realtors day to day job easier, but making buying or selling a home a positive experience is the best marketing tool a Realtor has.
February 2nd, 2011 · Weather
What a crazy winter! Inches of snow and ice have hit the Dallas area harder than I have ever seen in my life time. Instead of being out showing houses, I am stuck at home with rolling blackouts. The temperatures are so cold in Texas that our power grid cannot handle it. So, ERCOT decided to turn off everyone’s power for 15-45 minutes to save energy. Didn’t they see this weather coming? And why didn’t they just ask us to turn down our heaters and try to conserve energy?
So far, 3 times today, we have been hit is a power outage. We were lucky because they only lasted 10-15 minutes, but I feel for the people who have had the power off for hours. The temperature in our home dropped 5 degrees in just a few minutes.
Anyway, the groundhog did not see his shadow, and spring should be here soon. I am excited to see what the season brings, not only as far as weather, but also buyer and seller traffic.
November 11th, 2010 · Real Estate
The future is here. David Winans GMAC is now Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate. With tons of brand recognition, cutting edge technologies, and innovative ideas, BHGRE is the future of real estate. I am so excited to be a part of this brand. Not only does the marketing collateral surpass anything I have had access to in the past, but I also have access to a huge database of potential buyers to help with the marketing of my listings. Besides being a part of the best real estate franchise, I also work for the best broker. David and Dana Winans make real estate fun and exciting, and yet they are professional and intelligent at the same time. I would not want to be anywhere else!
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November 7th, 2010 · Real Estate
Huge brand change coming for my office. I am so excited!
The Future Begins November 11
November 7th, 2010 · Market Updates
The DFW area grew by staggering 25% during the last decade, according to CNNMoney.com. That’s an increase of about 1.3 million people flocking to the prosperous area. Dallas boasts no corporate tax, low building costs and minimal regulations and the state of Texas has no state income tax. Dallas Mayor, Tom Leppert says “It’s a great place to do business, especially attractive for companies from high-tax states.”
Recent additions to the thriving Downtown Dallas area, including a beautiful new arts center, urban park, light rail system and new housing area all adding to the urban appeal. Also, the DFW International Airport, the third busiest in the nation, is well positioned in the south to ensure good weather and central enough to provide good service to the rest of the country and the Latin American markets.
March 4th, 2010 · Taxes
Just a quick reminder, if you are a first time home buyer or have not owned a home in 3 years, you have until April 30th to get a home under contract to get up to $8000 from the government. You do not have to close on the home until June.