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Fishing for Buyers!

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I have always thought that selling a home is a bit like fishing. You have all your fishing equipment that is designed to make short work of those fish. You stop on the way to your favorite fishing hole and buy a container of big fat worms, then set up and drop a line. Here is where some fishing people differ. Some will drop that line in the water and then fall asleep, waiting for that tug on the line to wake them. Others will cast their line out into the perfect spot, and then jiggle the line a bit to catch the fish’s attention. They will reposition their hook into better areas as they go along. This is what I call active fishing.
This holds true with home selling as well. Individual agents come to the party with various lures in their tackle box. Some have that same tired looking lure that they have been using for years. It has been used so much that the shine is gone and the fish basically just ignore it. Others have the newest lure on the market. They picked it up yesterday and haven’t even really figured out how to use it yet. They toss it in the water just to see what happens. Tomorrow, they will get the next new one and try it out.
Then there is the professional fisherman. They have the lures that they know work. They are up to date on all the new ones, but only use the ones they have learned to use well. They know just how to cast the lure right into the correct areas of the pond and stay awake to work the line. As soon as they know a fish is interested, they work the line to bring that fish home.
If you are looking to sell your home, you need an agent that understands how to snag a buyer. Give me a call. I think you will fall for me hook, line, and sinker.

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

More Simpler Times!

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Den Boer Homes just sent out the second in a series of monthly mailers. Like the first one (Simpler Times) and all the rest to come, we featured the same photographer. These mail pieces are supposed to offer the recipients a cute picture that they might wish to hang on to, put up on their refrigerator, and enjoy. It will also hopefully remind them to call den Boer Homes when they need a Real Estate agent! (more…)

Tuesday, September 13th, 2016

Simpler Times Campaign

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I was brainstorming with my marketing company the other day and I said I wanted to do a mailer with great eye-catching pictures and cute sayings that would get the attention of people in my farm area. We talked awhile, and the above mailer sprang to life. It became a softer message, one that would be a bit more soothing to look at, perhaps even elicit a chuckle or two from my audience. With as stressful as life has become these days, I felt that we needed to step back to a simpler time and place. (more…)

Monday, August 15th, 2016

Sproing!

Spring has sprung! Along with all the pollen is the air, so are hopes and dreams. People are emerging from their Winter lifestyles and coming out into the sun to look for a new home and, there aren’t that many to be found! What? We are in a very low inventory state when it comes to homes available for sale. The homes that are on the market and priced well are receiving multiple offers in as few as hours after the listing becomes available! I remember this happened last year this time as well. As soon as the Spring feeding frenzy was over, things balanced out a bit.

If you are in the market to sell a home, now is definitely a good time to do it. Looking to buy? Be prepared to make an offer as soon as you see a home you like. If you have to sleep on it, you may never sleep in it!

Monday, April 4th, 2016

Cha Cha Cha Changes!

For anyone who knows me, they will tell you that I don’t particularly like change. I like to stay the course. It’s part of my marketing strategery! However, sometimes change is necessary for improvement.

den Boer Homes has left Keller Williams and joined up with Atlanta Communities. Why? Well, there is much less Rah Rah and much more professional surroundings, in my opinion. We tend to gravitate to where we feel most at home, and Atlanta Communities is it. This brokerage does not look to hire on new agents. They are comprised mostly of dedicated and seasoned Real Estate professionals. I like that.

So, while change can be difficult, this one was easy. I learned years ago when playing tennis to pl;ay people much better than myself. In this way I was challenged to get better. Surrounding myself with a high caliber of agents will keep me focused in providing the very best service to my clients possible. Thanks to Atlanta Communities for allowing me to share in this professional atmosphere.

Looking to buy or sell a home? Call me to set up a consultation. The market is out of balance at the moment, perhaps to your benefit!

Monday, March 14th, 2016

This Month in Real Estate – February 2016

The Real Estate market continues to do well. Check out our latest video.

Wednesday, February 10th, 2016

This Month in Real Estate – January 2016

Inventory continues to be tight. I have seen predictions that 2017 could have a critical shortage of homes for sale. Check out the video below for more…

Tuesday, January 12th, 2016

This Month in Real Estate – December 2015

Another episode of This Month is Real Estate!

Friday, December 11th, 2015

This Month in Real Estate – November 2015

The latest update from Keller Williams on the state of real estate…

Monday, November 9th, 2015

This Month in Real Estate – October 2015

Another short video about the state of Real Estate. Check it out!

Wednesday, October 7th, 2015

This Month in Real Estate – September 2015

How is the market, you ask? Watch the following video and find out!

Tuesday, September 8th, 2015

This Month in Real Estate – August 2015

The housing market remains strong. We still have a low inventory of homes for sale. Check out the latest below…

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Monday, August 10th, 2015

This Month in Real Estate – July 2015

Sales are up and so are prices! Still need more listing inventory to balance out the market. Watch the video and let me know if you have any questions!

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Monday, July 6th, 2015

This Month in Real Estate – June 2015

Check out the latest video from Keller Williams on the Real Estate market for June!

den Boer Homes Showcase

Thursday, June 4th, 2015

This Month in Real Estate – May 2015

Prices are continuing to rise! Looks like the market has done well this past year. Good news for all home owners. Watch the video for more!

den Boer Homes Showcase

Tuesday, May 5th, 2015

This Month in Real Estate – April 2015

Sales are up and so are prices with rates still low. All good news! Watch to hear more about this month in real estate.

Showcase homes!

Thursday, April 9th, 2015

This Month in Real Estate – March 2015

The market continues to bounce around, but rates are super low and national housing figures show prices are up 6% from last year this time! Check it all out in the short video below.

Friday, March 6th, 2015

This Month in Real Estate – February 2015

Another update on the market! Spring market is coming, so let me know now when we can list your home!

The Showcase!

Friday, February 13th, 2015

This Month in Real Estate – January 2015

It’s a new year and Real Estate is going great guns! Check out the latest video to see how national real estate is holding up.

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Wednesday, January 7th, 2015

This Month in Real Estate – December 2014

Wow! This month has been hopping with 3 homes under contract! Watch the video and see how the rest of the Real Estate world is doing.

Monday, December 8th, 2014