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Market Conditions in Butler : Real Estate Advice

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Wed Jan 16, 2013
Christopher Pagli answered:
The problem with Facebook and promoting your business is the amount of overkill at the moment. So many people go to conventions and attend a seminar that tells you that you need a Facebook business page now. They go home create the page and then have no idea how to take it to the next level. The result is very often, abandonment of the page. Nowadays I've heard agents tell me that they attended a seminar and were told not to focus so much on a Facebook business page. Facebook DOES bring some people business but honestly, the amount of people actually searching Facebook for an agent to work with are very slim. I think it's great to share listings (calmly) because you never know who knows someone looking for that type of property.

Facebook is just another piece of the puzzle for your OVERALL online prescence. It is a brilliant way to stay in touch with the important people in your life without having to be on the phone all of the time. I like to consider Facebook to be a big online party...you stay in touch with current friends/family, meet some new, and catch up with the old. There is no need to jam your business down their throats because they already know you are an agent. Share a little about your business, more about your sense of humor/lifestyle, and be HUMAN....this will get you a lot farther. I think the coaches, seminars and whoever else talks about social media for business should focus on teaching online etiquette.

Chris
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Sun Jun 5, 2011
Mark Twentier answered:
Location and Zoning are great contributions to the value of the land. You need to research the per acre cost in the area, easily done at the courthouse or thru a Realtor. Another thing you have to consider is who is going to pay for the cost of subdividing the land to you, or if yourlucky, a lot line revision, ... more
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Thu Oct 29, 2009
Kate Wentworth answered:
Unfortunately, "average" is not much help. The time a home stays on the market has more to do with the asking price as opposed to the actual market value in today's difficult economy. If your listing agent has not properly advised you of your real value on the market, you could still be sitting there a year from now. A good market analysis, properly done, will show you how you "match up" with like kind sold properties and just what you have as competition on today's market. We are usually looking at 10% to 20% less money for a home than we were in 2007 to 2008. ... more
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