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Trulia had some tips for Realtors in the link below.  http://pro.truliablog.com/grow-business/5-ways-to-build-your-business-during-the-downtime/?ecampaign=tnews&eurl=pro.truliablog.com%2Fgrow-business%2F5-ways-to-build-your-business-during-the-downtime Working on sharpening your skills is always ...
11/23/2011
I put mortgage flyers out in around 30 new homes built by Savvy Homes in Fayetteville, NC today and was impressed with the construction details.  All the homes have similiar features that included a great room with carpet or hardwood, nice kitchens with granite counter tops, nice hardware, nice d...
11/22/2011
Referrals are so important to having a successful real estate business or any kind of business that it's good to hear some reminders occasionally.  Everybody knows that asking open-ended questions are better than asking closed-ended questions but are you doing this when asking for referrals? Are ...
11/20/2011
Just read a post and when I saw this picture, I had to write my post on this subject.   Probably a nice dog but to me, he looks like he would tear you up if you reach over to pet him.  A happier look would be much more welcome. Add a smile to your activities today! Posted by: Sam Thompson Souther...
11/19/2011
The Fayetteville Observer had an article today about the housing market that didn't get anybody real excited.  Several statistics were reported that included: 368 homes sold in the Fayetteville market in Oct, 2011 which was a drop from Sept and the weakest Oct in Fayetteville since 2002.  These n...
11/17/2011
Here is another encouraging article showing good signs that we may have bottomed out with our housing prices that is helping to bring us to a more stable housing market. http://www.dsnews.com/articles/index/shadow-inventory-lurks-behind-recent-price-gains-2011-11-10 What is causing our markets to...
11/15/2011
In the Default Servicing News website yesterday, Freddie Mac said that their 80K foreclosures sold in the first 9 mos of 2011 sold for an average of 94% of market value.  This happened, according to Freddie, because of their policies to maintain their properties to help minimize any negative imp...
11/15/2011
The idea to have the NCAA Men's Basketball kick-off game on an aircraft carrier on Veteran's Day was an awesome idea.  It was a great way to promote the military and show the military how much we appreciate them on this special day. This idea is sure to be repeated for several years and it just g...
11/11/2011
I saw a blog just posted about www.picnik.com and tried it on my profile picture.  It is amazing. Here's the blog that talks about it. http://activerain.com/blogsview/2591271/taking-a-so-so-photo-and-making-it-a-great-photo   Posted by: Sam Thompson Southern Trust Mortgage - 910-852-9415 Senior L...
11/06/2011
I just heard that some friends of mine started a tradition years ago of taking a refrigerator to people's houses if there was a death in the family.  In our community, people bring tons of food for these occasions like they probably do in your community as well.  I thought that this tradition sho...
11/06/2011
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Call me for a mortgage in NC or SC. Specializing on VA Mortgages with Veteran Discounts! FHA loans, USDA Rural Development 100% Loans, 203K, JUMBO, Conventional and ARMS. We have a true 5/5 ARM that adjusts every 5 yrs up to $729K ($300K Minimum) for only 5% down with NO PMI! Rates are very attractive on all of our products. We can also do REVERSE MORTGAGES. Call me on those too.