Real Estate Seacoast Blog by Shannon Aldrich

Real Estate Agent - Keller Williams Coastal Realty
Writings on the special places and towns of the New Hampshire Seacoast and Southern Maine. Tips and marketing ideas for fellow agents everywhere. Living the life of a real etsate professional and offering training to others who want to join
Who are real estate agents? Well, according to the National Association of Realtors Member Profile for 2009 we are - Median age 54 60% are female 72% are married 96% are registered to vote Median Gross Income $36,700. Handled 7 Transactions last year 35% visit social networking sites regularly We...
What good is setting up a farm if you don't actually FARM it?!? All that effort and time wasted. Well I guess you can comfort yourself by saying "It kept me busy for awhile" But did that do anything to increase your net worth? Did that put milk on the table and meat on the grill? Farms take time ...
Question is - What's in your car? What tools do you carry with you in real estate. Whether it is nicely packed into a LL Bean canvas tote, in an actual toolkit, or just rolling around in the trunk of your car, we all have things we need in the day to day business of real estate. Cable ties - They...
My nephew just recently deplyed to Iraq. We are looking to put together a care package for him. I thought I would find an easy list - boy was I wrong. So here is my list that I put together after visiting many sites and reading lots of blogs. If I can give some ideas even for one soldier's family...
Hidden risks of defects in the title can cost thousands in legal fees not to mention the stress and frustration. The best way to protect yourself is to purchase owner's title insurance. Notice I am saying owner's title insurance not lender's title insurance. If you have a mortgage on the property...
"After consideration of consumer demand, member sentiment and industry trends including a growing number of popular third party websites which feature sold listings, the NNEREN BOD has approved display of sold listings from the NNEREN compilation on NNEREN member IDX sites and on
We are all in the lead generation business more than we are in the real estate business. Without leads you are, quite frankly, out of business. Or soon will be. So we call past clients for referrals, set up expired listing campaigns and chase down FSBOs. Granted these are all excellent sources of...
Direct mail has to be one of your lead generation tools. A consistent drip campaign reminds your database that you are in the real estate business. That being said I would rather have you contact 50 people regularly than 500 people once a year. A nice personal letter can go a long way in building...
Commit to your client - in writing. Customize this powerful tool to fit your Unique Value Proposition. Stop short of anything you know you won't be able to accomplish. Best rule is to "Under Promise and Over Deliver" My commitment to you: Full time effort on your behalf Weekly updates on the stat...
Do you ask yourself some version of this question on a fairly regular basis. I suppose when in doubt you can always fall back to blogging about your listings but I have never really felt this was a good blog. Always seems like more of a Postlet activity. Blogs I have found that work for me when I...

Shannon Aldrich

NH & Maine Real Estate Seacoast
local_phone(603) 610-8500
smartphone(603) 502-7660
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Sharing perspectives about living in the New Hampshire Seacoast & Southern Maine area from a native professional real estate consultant. Marketing ideas for other real esate agents that can be used in any market.