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Fri Apr 8, 2011
Gerard Dunn answered:
Real estate and prospecting is data heavy - not graphics heavy. I think it is not worth paying a premium for an Apple - stick with PC.
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Fri Dec 28, 2012
Julia Odom answered:
I tell sellers that an open house doesn't yield a buyer for their home in very many cases (anecdotally, I'd say there's about a 1% chance) but that I often pick up a buyer to work with that I can sell another home to. At that point it's their option. ... more
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Tue Mar 9, 2010
Linda S. Cefalu answered:
I was one of the founding members for the BNI chapter-Circle of Success. It has been an extremely positive experience. Not only is it helpful to the professionals in our group, but also to the circle of people and new people I meet every day. When they need a trustworthy qualified contractor or agent or lawyer ......, I know right where to point them.

It is a fantastic organization and it is world wide. You can check them out at www.bni.com. Listen to the story of how BNI began. Very interesting concept, one we would all benefit from regardless of your profession.
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Mon Mar 8, 2010
Jeanne Feenick answered:
Here's one: Organize and promote a First Time Buyer Seminar that focuses on the benefits of the Tax Credit.

Read my blog: http://www.trulia.com/blog/jeanne_feenick_-_new_jersey/

Best,
Jeanne Feenick
Unwavering Commitment to Service
http://www.trulia.com/blog/jeanne_feenick_-_new_jersey/
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Sat Dec 14, 2013
Troy Stavros answered:
Roxane,

I work primarily in the 37934 zipcode. Open Houses have been slammed of late (especially on good weather days). Just got an accepted contract on a killer deal in the Fox Den Subdivision today. The good inventory is getting snapped up, the dogs and overpriced listings will still stay on the market a long time. I have a few homes that are not on the market yet that fit your criteria in the 37934 zipcode. Let me know any other specifications that you need and I'll see if either of the homes I have coming up will fit your needs.

Troy Stavros, BROKER
Gables & Gates, REALTORS
865-599-9444 (Mobile)
865-777-9191 (Office)
TalkwithTroy@aol.com (Email)
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Mon Mar 8, 2010
Gerard Dunn answered:
Direct mail is a great means of generating business.

Social media has been a fabulous tool as well. Blogging about your specific community can be incredibly rewarding. Like most marketing - you only get out of it what you put into it.

Get involved in the local schools. I drop Key Lime Pies off to the local Middle School once a month. It is a large school - and by feeding the teachers - they feed me leads. Cheap source of marketing - 8 pies a month = about $25.

Good luck!

Gerard Dunn
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Fri Feb 26, 2010
Blake Rickels answered:
Hey Gary,

I have helped 4 first time home buyers take advantage of the tax credit. The contracts are still in pending but will be closed out soon. How about you? have you had many?
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Fri Feb 26, 2010
Blake Rickels answered:
I have read that this is a good idea. The reason they say it is a good idea is because it could make possible buyers think they might loose out to someone else when their looking at the home and see several other people looking at the same time. I can`t say it works but I do understand the concept. ... more
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Sat Oct 22, 2011
Julia Odom answered:
I'm in Chattanooga so I can't help you with your search, but if Knoxville is anything like here (and I suspect it is) your best bet might be to build from scratch or buy a fixer for cheap and virtually start over.

If you were looking for Mr Right Now instead of Mr Right you could probably find something that fits your needs from existing inventory. With your very specific requirements I'm afraid you're going to be waiting a long time for just the right place to come on the market.

With the aging of the Baby Boomers these features are going to become more popular and standard over the next 10-15 years but we aren't there yet.
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Fri Feb 19, 2010
Fred Glick answered:
Maybe you figure where you are going to target to get clients.

Are you going to buy leads, join groups, do postcards, go door-to-door?

How about working with other professionals like insurance people, lawyers, accountants?

I hope that helps!
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Thu Feb 11, 2010
Megan Manly answered:
I just wrote the new CRS (Council of Residential Specialists) on-line course for this which releases in the next few weeks. It covers a lot of this in the course. Keep checking back with their site to see when it releases. ... more
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Mon Nov 22, 2010
Bob Evridge answered:
Hi TN Mom,

I guess it depends on what you mean by "investment."

If pay rent for 4+years will you have anything to show for it at the end of that time....no.

If you want to have something of value that you would be paying on over the same period then yes.

If you want something that is guaranteed to increase in value....there is no guarantee that at the end of your use of the unit that it will have increased in value. Having said that, it will be worth something which is better than the nothing you would have paying rent.

If you mean by investment....buying a unit or two and becoming a landlord, that is whole different ballgame. Although there is potential there for making money, there is a great deal of responsibility that goes along with that.

A lot of factors come into play. Location of the unit. Management of the unit. Care and maintenance of the unit. Some units in the Fort have been well cared for and held their values. Others not so much.

I think you need to consider the risks of how much you are wiling to put into it and ask some very hard questions of your situation. Can you afford to do this? How much of your resources will be required to do this? At the end of your college time, what if it has not increased in value...will that be OK? How hard will it be to sell? Could you keep it and become a landlord yourself.

If you have an agent, I'd suggest that you sit down and explore all of these questions with him/her. An agent can help you avoid a lot of the pitfalls associated with such a purchase.

Hope this helps.

Best Wishes,
Bob Evridge
Dream Facilitator

REALTOR®, Broker, e-PRO,GRI
Hop Bailey Co.
310 Forest Park Blvd
Knoxville, TN 37919
"The Extra Mile Is Never Extra"
865-660-0198 DIRECT
865-684-4899 FAX
MailTo:Bob@BobEvridge.com
http://www.BobEvridge.com
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Mon Feb 1, 2010
Dallas Texas answered:
Majority of cities across the US have city restrictions to these types of vehicles you may have consider in rural areas. Parking is usually for a passenger car not a commercial truck.


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Tue Jan 19, 2010
Lenny Frolov answered:
All of your answers should be in the contract. There is no standard fee.
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Sat Feb 20, 2010
Bill Eckler answered:
Patrn,

Questions about neighborhood safety are often vest directed to the local police department. They have access to the most accurate and current information and are generally willing to be helpful.

Good luck
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Mon Feb 1, 2010
Tommie Cox answered:
I have a small home that has just been vacated. There is 3/4 acre with it. I am not sure how many horses you have, This home is located about 10 minutes east of East Town Mall. If you are interested, you may call or e-mail me.

Tommie Cox
Exit Realty Knoxville
(865) 690-4300 offc
(865) 679-8430 cell

TommieCox@comcast.net
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Wed Dec 16, 2009
Sean Dawes answered:
Kelsey,

if you havent tried searching, you can try www.rentals.com as well as your local craigslist.



Sean Dawes
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Tue Nov 17, 2009
Bob Evridge answered:
The current info on the West View neighborhood is

West View Community Action Group
Ellen Adcock 523-2615
Address: 3111 Ramona Ave
Address: Knoxville, TN 37921

Hope this helps.

Best Wishes,
Bob Evridge
Dream Facilitator

REALTOR®, Broker, e-PRO,GRI
Hop Bailey Co.
310 Forest Park Blvd
Knoxville, TN 37919
"The Extra Mile Is Never Extra"
865-660-0198 DIRECT
865-684-4899 FAX
MailTo:Bob@BobEvridge.com
http://www.BobEvridge.com
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Mon Nov 16, 2009
Tricia Andrews answered:
Erika,
I can send you a FREE market analysis on the specific condos that you are interested in. You can email the name or address and I can tell you how many condos have sold in the past year in that complex as well as all of downtown. I look forward to hearing from you! tandrews@kw.com ... more
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