Bentonville, AR Real Estate News

By Charles Edwards Bentonville, AR REALTOR, Bentonville Real Estate Agent and Broker
(Coldwell Banker Harris McHaney & Faucette 479-253-3796 )
If you say, "I can't buy a house". I say you don't want one very badly. There is a HUGE HOUSING SALE GOING ON NOW? Across the nation we are able to buy housing at deeply discounted prices.  You may be thinking or saying, 'my credit score is too low and I don't have any money saved'. This SALE has already been going on over two years in most market area. If you had decided to take advantage of it then you might have already improved your credit and saved a few bucks for a down payment. Every buyer wants to know the same thing. When will the sale end ? No one knows. I say go to a reputable lender, tell him your goals and your circumstance and ask the magic question. What do I have to do to be able to take advantage of the HUGE HOUSING SALE? I recently made a deal on a modest home in Bento...
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By Charles Edwards Bentonville, AR REALTOR, Bentonville Real Estate Agent and Broker
(Coldwell Banker Harris McHaney & Faucette 479-253-3796 )
I've been busy doing what real estate agents do best! BUYING A HOUSE! Many of you have read in my blogs about my commute to the office from Eureka Springs. Yes, the 40 mile one way stretch through the beautiful Arkansas countryside. Add about 10 miles per day to the average for running around Bentonville/Rogers to show property or otherwise tend to business. Yes lets call it 90 miles per day, 5 days a week. My clever little Nissan Murano gets about 21 mpg. I know, not great but it is so fast when I need it to be. So lets do the math shall we? 90x5=450 miles divided by 21 mpg=21.4 gallons of gas a week @ $2.60 per gallon= $55.71 a week or $222.85 per month. AVERAGE! All that and I have not mentioned the time, 10 hours a week. So you guessed it! We found a house near the Bentonville Squar...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
You've been there time and time again.  When you go to a restaurant and you finish with the main course you keep your fork for the dessert.  How about when you're at a family outing and the host comes around and tells you to keep your fork the best is yet to come.  What visions goes on in your head.  How about that apple pie your so fond of or the bowl of homemade ice cream.  So save your fork cause in real estate the best is yet to come.
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By Judy Luna, Technology with a Personal Touch
(Keller Williams Market Pro Realty)
A couple of weeks ago Northwest Arkansas Community College celebrated their 20th anniversary. When the college opened in 1990, 1200 students enrolled in classes that were held in churches, elementary schools, and anywhere else space was available in Bentonville and Rogers. Back then some folks referred to it as the "School Without Walls." It definitely fulfilled a need for post-secondary education in NW Arkansas to supplement that of the U of A in Fayetteville. Now a mere 20 years later, 8400 college-credit students are enrolled. The college (pronounced  "EN-WAC" for its abbreviation of the name, NWACC) now has its own campus in Bentonville with a library, science laboratories, art studios, an auditorium, computer lab, and other necessities of a college campus. Many classes are held the...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
I'm the kind of person that is goal driven.  If I did eight deals last year my goal is ten to fifteen this year and next year twenty to twenty five and so on.  Feed me data feed me information that is useful in this market.  I want to learn and spit out the data so I can assist my clients.  The meaning of idée fixe: a fixed idea; obsession.  My obsession is real estate and it should be yours also.  Join wordsmith on Activerain.  It's a great day to buy or sell a home
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Man oh man do I like this word.  For those of you who chose the military, law enforcement or the fire department for a career I know you have this phenomenon.  Is it only for those professions of course not but it helps.   The meaning of (techt): touched; slightly demented: also used humorously.  After seeing all the things you come into contact with on a daily basis as I have you develop this sense of humor to keep sane.  When things go downhill as they often do in real estate it might help you if you developed a demented sense of humor.  Join wordsmith on Activerain.  It's a great day to buy or sell a home.  
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
For those of you who know me present me with a challenge and step back. In my former profession I was injured in the line of duty. While the event was going on I kept telling myself I will not quit, I will not be defeated. I challenge you to accept this challenge. Say to yourself over and over again when you fall upon hard times, I will not accept defeat, and keep on keeping on. It’s a great day to buy or sell a home
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Let's face it I like talk radio.  I'm a fan of Glenn and Rush not too happy about Hannity but we all have our limits.  Anyway I was listening to one of my radio stations and they were commenting on a speech that Sarah Palin gave in Tulsa at a rally.  If you haven't guessed it already one of the stations I listen to is Tulsa the other one is Fayetteville, AR.  One of the statements she made was where she came from you don't retreat you reload.  Man oh man it hit home.  I know she was talking politics and I don't want to get into that one but how it rang true for real estate.  Have you had those days, weeks and even months when nothing went right?  If so I have a statement for you don't retreat reload.  Remember every no is just one more closer to a yes.  It's a great day to buy or sell a...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
May you never do this to any of your clients.  To knowingly do this would have your career in real estate come to an end.  You caution your client not to do this but if they insist you can back out and have them get another agent or you can document everything and go ahead.  The meaning of (huv' el): any small, miserable dwelling.  Don't sell your client just anything to get the sell. Join wordsmith on Activerain.  It's a great day to buy or sell a home. Visit me at www.SellNWA.com
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
I've done this before and it's not a pleasant task.  This is never a joyous thing but it's part of the job and happens frequently.  The question is how many times must you do this?  The answer is more times than you want.  The meaning of galbanum: a bitter, bad smelling Asiatic gum resin, obtained from various plants.  I know we all try and not leave that bitter taste in our client's mouth but sometimes you have no choice.  Strive to conquer and bring some mouthwash with you...  Join wordsmith on Activerain.  It's a great day to buy or sell a home. Visit me at www.SellNWA.com
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
If you do this to each of your clients be they sellers or buyers you'll do well.  I've tried this and most of the time it works but sometimes it doesn't, when it does happen the real estate transaction goes smother and with less headaches.  The meaning of fictile: that can be molded.  Mold your clients into the real estate transaction.  Go over each and every contract so there is no question the client knows what to expect and what not to expect.  No surprises and a happy client is your goal. Join wordsmith on Activerain.  It's a great day to buy or sell a home. Visit me at www.SellNWA.com  
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
I just hate this when it happens.  I go out to eat with my lovely bride of 42 years and most of the time this doesn't happen.  When it does for me anyway it spoils the whole evening.  I know none of my fellow agents do this but for those of you who do please consider the other people around you.  The meaning of cachinnate: to laugh loudly or too much.  Join wordsmith on Activerain.  It's a great day to buy or sell a home. Visit me at www.SellNWA.com  
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
I'm sure most of you know the meaning of dally or do you?  There are several meanings of dally and the one I'm concentrating on is (to waste time: loiter).  If you waste time and do not respond to your clients you'll lose them.   I have a new listing because the client said that the agent did not return any or her calls and very few of her emails.  It's your business and your call.  Join wordsmith on Activerain.  It's a great day to buy or sell a home. Visit me at www.SellNWA.com
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
You may think you have friends but who will stand by you when you're down family.  Otherwise if you want someone to believe in believe in yourself.  How can you be successful if you don't believe in yourself?  If you don't believe you're the best listing agent, negotiator, buyer's agent and so on do you really think anyone else will?  Believe in yourself and watch your business grow.  It's a great day to buy or sell a home. Visit me at www.SellNWA.com
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Come on out there in blog land I know I drew a smile and vivid images with this word.  You should try it you'll like it.  I try and do this on a daily basis and when it happens it made my day.  I know people have done it to me and I really appreciated it.  The meaning of bawcock: a good fellow.  Be a good fellow to your clients and fellow agents.   Join wordsmith on Activerain.  It's a great day to buy or sell a home. Visit me at www.SellNWA.com  
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
When I was looking today for a word to write on I came across this one.  I did not recognize it so I got out the old trusty real estate guide when I was in pre-license class.  Nope not in there either.  That struck me that each and every day I learn something new about real estate which is a good thing.  The meaning of usufruct: the right of suing and enjoying all the advantages and profits of the property of another without altering or damaging the substance.  And to think you only thought you knew everything about real estate.  Welcome to wordsmith on Activerain.  It's a great day to buy or sell a home. Visit me at www.SellNWA.com
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By Charles Edwards Bentonville, AR REALTOR, Bentonville Real Estate Agent and Broker
(Coldwell Banker Harris McHaney & Faucette 479-253-3796 )
Georgia O'Keefe and Winslow Homer along with other world famous artists are on their way to Arkansas. Well sort of. With the opening (likely in 2011 or 2012) of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art northwest Arkansas will become home to what is expected to be one of the most extensive collections of American art in the nation. Today I made the 35 mile drive from Eureka Springs, AR to Bentonville, Arkansas to view the construction site of the coming Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. The ground breaking ceremony was held back in 2007. The artists rendition of the finished museum is below as is a link to Crystal Bridges website. Take a few minutes to read the rest of the story.   Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art Welcome to Crystal Bridges. welcomes all to celebrate the Americ...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
It really doesn't make any difference what finger their using.  It can be in some States considered as obscene but in Arkansas a federal judge ruled it is a freedom of speech and therefore you can point or show (the finger) at anyone and there is nothing the cops can do.  I would be interested to see what a judge would do if someone did this to them in their courthouse.  Anyway whichever finger a person uses look at it as those it was a bauble and the meaning of bauble: a jester's baton with an ornament at the end.  Join wordsmith on Activerain.  It's a great day to buy or sell a home. Visit me at www.sellnwa.com
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
I don't know about you but at one time it happened to me.  I talk to other agents from time to time and they also have experienced the same with their broker.  I can tell you if you haven't experienced this just a little then you're not doing any business.  Oh yea the meaning of labefaction: downfall, deterioration or a weakening. Join "wordsmith" on AR.  It's a great day to buy or sell a home. Visit me at www.sellnwa.com
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By Nicky Dou, The BEST REAL ESTATE AGENT in Northwest Arkansas
(Collier & Associates)
    BENTONVILLE, ARKANSAS FARMER'S MARKET Be sure to check out the Bentonville's Farmers Market from April through October every Saturday at the Downtown Bentonville Square from 7am to 1pm To keep up with what is happening in downtown Bentonville - including the Bentonville's Farmers Market check out: http://www.downtownbentonville.org/   I really enjoy the Farmer's Market. Fresh flowers, produce, coffee, and a wonderful atmosphere!   Fayetteville also has a Farmer's Market - Click here for more info. about Fayetteville, AR's Farmers Market...     Here are some photos I took this past Saturday... Enjoy! If you are looking for a home in Northwest Arkansas, visit www.NickyDou.com or call me @ 479-236-3457 or EMAIL ME!
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