The Lafayette Report

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Real Estate Agent - PREA Signature Realty - www.preasignaturerealty.com
A blog with tips, comments, observations, and strategies for real estate professionals on the sale and marketing of new homes, historic homes, condominiums and lofts in Lafayette Square. The blog also covers other sales training issues such as the use of technology, time management, personal marketing, lead generation, and customer service. PREA Signature Realty proudly serves the communities of Lafayette Square, Soulard, Benton Park, Benton Park West, Downtown Loft District, Forest Park Southwest, Central West End, Tower Grove East, Tower Grove South, Compton Heights, Shaw, The Hill, Dogtown, Carondelet, Holly Hills, St. Louis Hills, Dutchtown, and the Other Historic Neighborhoods of the City of Saint Louis, Missouri.

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2008 

The City of St. Louis may just be one of the nation's best kept secrets.  Whether you are a young professional, raising a family, an empty nester or retired, the City of St. Louis offers a low cost of living, affordable housing and an active lifestyle.  Here are some of the awards and honors best...
10/30/2008
  When it comes to purchasing a new home, there is no such thing as a free lunch.  As a buyer's agent, we can assist you and provide you with guidance regarding the home search and sales process.  However, we strongly suggest that you take control of the process, set firm requirements and fully ...
10/29/2008
  As real estate professionals, we often show vacant homes or work with new customers that we do not personally know.  As a result, there are inherent risks associated with our jobs.  Every year, there are news stories regarding assaults and other crimes against real estate agents.  To read a fe...
10/29/2008
Recently, a prospect relocating to Saint Louis, Missouri, asked a simple and direct question - What does Lafayette Square have to offer me?  Well, I could and did explain to the prospect the economics of this market.  That is, it is a strong and stable market with increased sales and consistent p...
10/29/2008
We are a small, local and independently owned real estate brokerage working primarily in the Lafayette Square, Georgian Square, and other historic neighborhoods.  We have 7 licensed agents.  We may be small but we deliver big results.  Here are our year to date totals in the neighborhoods that we...
10/28/2008
A Brief History - Georgian Revival Architecture In 1909, the City of St. Louis started construction on City Hospital No. 1.  The most prominent building in the City Hospital complex is and remains the Main Administration Building.  The Main Administration Building is a five-story red brick build...
10/27/2008
Recently, we had a lively discussion in the office.  It centered on a simple question - What is your personal sales philosophy?  There seemed to be two schools of thought: Property First:  The first school of thought centered on the property.  The general view was that it was the sales associate'...
10/27/2008
In the News Recently, I have read national and local new articles relating to the impact of the financial crisis - including layoffs, foreclosures, decline in value of retirement accounts, etc. - on suicides, domestic violence, and substance abuse.  From these news stories, it would appear that A...
10/25/2008
Here is an update of a few changes in Missouri law that may have an impact or relate to sales transactions in Missouri: HCS SCS SB 1033 - Real Property Transfers to Counties - Acknowledgements Now Required In Missouri (except the City of St. Louis), grantees generally are not required to execute ...
10/23/2008
Whether you sell new homes or existing homes, I will bet that your sales manager or broker has said something like "Get Everyone Registered" or "Get Everyone Signed-In."  I think these statements are good advice.  Nevertheless, I think this advice alone is incomplete.  Although I agree that you s...
10/23/2008
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Ryan Shaughnessy

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A Blog for New Home & Other Sales Professionals and for Sellers and Buyers Interested in City Living PREA Signature Realty proudly serves the communities of Lafayette Square, Soulard, Benton Park, Benton Park West, Downtown Loft District, Forest Park Southwest, Central West End, Tower Grove East, Tower Grove South, Compton Heights, Shaw, The Hill, Dogtown, Carondelet, Holly Hills, St. Louis Hills, Dutchtown, and the Other Historic Neighborhoods of the City of Saint Louis, Missouri.

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