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While the real estate market has seen many changes over the last couple of years, it appears that the luxury market is facing even greater challenges.  While it has become more difficult to sell a luxury property, it is still possible and we are able to get it done! Here's the Bad News ...  (As r...
05/29/2009
Debi Jones of the Kennedy Team volunteered as one of the auction items in a local fundraiser for the American Cancer Society sponsored by Reed Plumbing last week.  While Debi was glad to help with a good cause, Debi knew that it would be an interesting evening when she agreed to be one of the Bac...
05/03/2009
Paulia forwarded an interesting article to me entitled, "Top 10 Fashion Colors for Fall Provide Clues to What's New in Home Décor" from here. Sellers seeking advice from listing agents who wish to update their properties with the freshest colors can take a look at the fashion industry for directi...
04/29/2009
Website statistics for our primary web site,  www.BestofHotSprings.com broke another record today!  This site had 76,348 total hits during the month of March.  That tells us that the real estate market is very active and heating up!  Along with this great news, one of my favorite financial analys...
04/01/2009
  It's a great week this week in Hot Springs.  The spring weather is here with temperatures in the 70s, the Bradford Pear trees are blooming, the lake levels are back to normal, and the streets are packed with tourists in town for the horse races.  You can feel the excitement! On top of all this ...
03/22/2009
Website hits are up!  The Kennedy Team's website, www.BestofHotSprings.com expects more than a 33% increase in site hits by the end of January.  Historically, this website averages 35,000 hits per month.  As of today, with one week remaining in the month, 42,500 hits have been calculated with an ...
01/26/2009
After posting my initial Tough-Love Real Estate Marketing entry, a number of people asked me to clarify the details of a Paulia Kennedy's 'honesty talk' and what the criteria was for 'being choosey'.  Paulia explained that, "We first determine how motivated they are (if they really want and NEED ...
01/06/2009
I received an interesting email from Paulia Kennedy last week. She explained me, "We're really getting hammered with new listing calls lately -- seems like we've been averaging about 3 new calls per week.  It's getting to be so many, that we really have to be choosey about the properties we list....
01/01/2009
When we put our northeast home up for sale a few years ago, I remember the day that the real estate agent caravan stopped our home on agent Open House day.  There isn't much to say here about that day, as it was an uneventful experience.  The agents came, and then they went. So last month when Pa...
12/31/2008
Paulia and I have been sharing ideas this week for a good blog entry.  I have been asking her about behavior changes in buyers and sellers as many have had to rethink housing plans due to a shifting real estate market.  I asked Paulia to check her 'send box' to see what types of email questions s...
11/01/2008
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