Friday, October 29, 2010

Realtors-where do you stand on providing showing feedback to listing agents?

I truly appreciate the local agents that take the time to provide feedback-it is very useful to my clients and myself. I know it can be time consuming when you have shown 20 houses and your inbox is flooded with feedback requests! For a different opinion, read this post from a San Antonio agent...

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Friday, October 22, 2010

Great Post I found for new Real Estate Agents-how to hit the ground running...

85 pages of outstanding information if you are just getting started in the Real  Estate business-posted by Ken Brand-one of the top producers in the Woodlands, Texas.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Next time you order new business cards....

The Real Estate Business Card Blunder… via @techsavvyagent

Friday, October 15, 2010

Mortgage rates ease again-30-year fixed rate at 60-year low!

Less than 4% for a 30 year loan? Why aren't more people buying? It will be one of those decisions they pat themselves on the back for 5 years from now. Search every home for sale in the MLS at.....

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Decline in DFW foreclosure filings not due to moratorium

Decline in DFW foreclosure filings not due to moratorium

Outstanding post that every Realtor should read 

Tons of information on Social Media and best practices for Facebook, Twitter, and Blogging

Outstanding notes by Michael McClure (@professionalone) on an interview with Chris Smith (@techsavvyagent)

Every agent should be following these guys!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

New Amazon shopping tool should come in handy for those of us that like to get the best deal

While you are out shopping, use your iPhone to scan the barcode of whatever you are thinking of buying, and Amazon will give you their price on the item. You can download it in the App store. 

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Texas Attorney General's Office halts foreclosure sales from 30 lenders

The Texas Attorney General's office has called for a halt on all foreclosures, all sales of properties previously foreclosed upon and all evictions of persons residing in previously foreclosed upon properties, until companies have completed a review of their processes, including whether employees or agents "robosigned” affidavits and other documents which were recorded in the State of Texas. The suspension notices were sent to 30 loan servicers doing business in Texas in an effort to determine the full harm Texas homeowners may have suffered or could suffer as a result of these business practices.

Here is a list of the mortgage companies that were sent demand letters....

American Home Mortgage Servicing, Inc.

American General Finance, Inc.

AmTrust Mortgage Corporation

Aurora Loan Servicec, Inc.

Bank of America

Carrington Mortgage Services, LLC

Cenlar, FSB

JP Morgan Chase & Co.

CitiMortgage, Inc.

EMC Mortgage Corporation

First Horizon National Corp.

Ally Financial, Inc./GMAC

Home Loan Services

HomEq Servicing, Inc.

HSBC North America Holdings, Inc.

Litton Loan Servicing, Inc.

MGC Mortgage, Inc.

Midland Mortgage Company

MorEquity, Inc.

National City Mortgage c/o PNC Financial Services Group, Inc.

Nationstar Mortgage Company

Ocwen Loan Servicing, LLC

OneWest Bank Group LLC

PHH Mortgage Services Corporation

Saxon Mortgage Services, Inc.

Select Portfolio Servicing, Inc.

Vanderbilt Mortgage and Finance, Inc.

Washington Mutual

Wells Fargo & Company

Wilshire Credit Corporation

Friday, October 01, 2010

Interesting look at what the future of real estate might look like

hope the consumer will still need us in 3 years!

2 sites to check out for outsourcing some of your admin work at $6 to $8 an hour!

Plus you don't have the burden of employer social security taxes, FICA taxes, worker's compensation insurance, and unemployment taxes.

Some of the tasks that can be done virtually include...

1.  REO tasks
2. Top Producer, Database Management, online management portals

3. Craigslist postings

4.  Website management / maintenance

5. Social Media

6. Basic SEO

7. Phone receptionist

8. Manage Emails /Phone Calls from Buyers Agents and Potential Buyers

Give me your feedback if you have done this before-would love to get feedback...