Padre Island National Seasho, TX Real Estate News

There are kazillion blogs out there in the internet world. There are mega-zillions on ActiveRain. With so much limited time on everyone's hands, what makes some blogs more interesting and worthwhile to read?Here's what I look for:Headline:  Does the headline convey an interest or a phish?Content:  Does the content offer a general topic of interest that pertains to me and what others may be interested in too? Or, does the blog talk about "my fish died today and my cat got a fur ball?"Text:  If the blogger has a good topic and I'm willing to read it, then does the blogger have the basics of proper grammar and spelling? If no, then does the blogger improve over time on their written work?Media:  Does the blogger command the use of the media by the use of not only text, but use of pictures ...
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There's too much serious talk about the state of the real estate market these days.Let's ease up and have some fun! After all, it's Saturday and it'll "be a marvelous night for a moon dance."What's the most romantic room in the house for you and your significant other?Hmmm, I hope good and pleasurable thoughts going through your mindPerhaps some FUNNY memories too?If this question has stirred your libido, go ahead and plan a date with your special mate. Nice candle light dinner for two, some romantic music in the background (maybe Diana Krall, Linda Ronstadt, Frank Sinatra, Bolero), and nice conversation will spice things up.Oh, don't foget the Cialis, Viagara, etc. that keeps on coming via spam emails... Hehehe.  :)Do those really work? Gee, 4 hours? LOL.Well, I hope all is well and ro...
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Do Free classifieds on one's website really work if that's not the main focus of the website?How many of you have Free Classifieds COMPONENT on your websites?If you do, then what type of component (what company or program is it)?Do you market it other than from the website info/menu?If you do market it, then how and how often?Do they work; i.e., do you have many classified postings by many users?I own a local domain, but I have not worked on the Classifieds component much and have not marketed the free classifieds. www.Corpus-Classifieds.com/ . So, not much productivity or value added to customers at this stage.Thanks for tuning in. Here's a Freebie Retro video for enjoyment. Enjoy!Cheers, KIM. 
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By Chul KIM McGuire
(CorpusTV.com)
For those of you who don't know much about computer maintenance and ready to take a sledge hammer to your PC's.... wait... hold on... take simple measures to clean up your computers so that they Operate and RUN better and Faster. (This may have been covered before; nevertheless, it's always good to bring this up on a repetiting frequency.)The Word for every other Sunday morning or evening is DEFRAG! Yes, DEFRAG to clean up and speed up your computers.If you have Window's XP, here's what you do:Go to the left corner bottom and click on "start" button.Go to your second row of menu items and click on "Control Panel."If your screen menu is set up in "Category View" (it's the easy - simple on the eyes views with maybe about a dozen menu items), then click on "Performance and Maintenance." Go...
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Okay "expert" commentators with pulse on politics and real estate:How may the different candidates affect the real estate market and our livlihoods?Who's the best for Real Estate?Who's the worst for Real Estate?Explain WHY and give examples?Who will win the 2008 elections? Cheers, KIM.Corpus Christi - Padre Island, TX
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By Chul KIM McGuire
(CorpusTV.com)
Reality and Honesty Check 101 for Realtors: Improving the Way We Do Business!Ever walk into one of your listings, especially ones that are vacant, and all of a sudden there's one or few of these suckers either scrambling like a quarterback and/or they are sun tanning on their backs? So, what do you do if it's one of your listings?A. Scream for Life?     B. Ignore it?     C. LOL?     D. Start Thinking About Lunch?     E. Call the Owner?     F. Kill It and Clean It Up?I've seen too many listings where the Answer hasn't been F.Let's just squish those suckers and CLEAN IT UP! Neither rain nor snow, nor COCKROACHES, will keep a GREAT Realtor from going beyond the norm!There should be a Lifetime Home Warranty from cockroaches. I'd be glad to pay $499!Contact Mr. C. KIM McGuire @ 361.215-8612,...
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I've seen several Realtors talking about their Feng Shui in real estate.Is their like a Feng Shui sub group/club/culture out there in real estate?I'd bet there's a good niche to help mindful people who want tranquility and balanced energy in their living environment. We've all been exposed to a basic form of it via mass media HGTV, etc... "Less is more"Check out one of our own AR's Kelly Marsh... she's got a smart jump on Feng Shui with her website name www.FengShuiRealEstate.com Way to go Kelly Marsh!My Heaven and Earth, Air and Wind, Rain and Snow are my Twins - Nicholas and Marissa! Everything else is tertiary.
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By Chul KIM McGuire
(CorpusTV.com)
I'm a grasshopper at blogging, but I'm practicing molting to become a Master Blogger.In addition to ActiveRain, I just litterally ran into another blog site where I created basically my own Blog Website.I believe it's off Google accounts... and the site is BlogSpot.com.So, I created couple of blog websites for my Realty business:www.PadreIslandRealEstate.blogspot.com  and http://www.CorpusRealEstate.blogspot.com Cool, more blog websites to keep up with. Just what I needed.Ah "Master Blogger," how do I cope with all this? I could end up spending too much time on the internet VS out shaking the trees with the apples.www.Island-LOVERS.com   www.Corpus-WOW.com   www.CorpusRentals.com   www.Yahoo-HOMES.com   www.FlipMe.comWell, the Texas Tree Frog is the closest thing that I had to a grassho...
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By Chul KIM McGuire
(CorpusTV.com)
Who said anything about Global Warming for being real? Well, that's a hot topic. Below, a wonderful Christmas Day in 2004 on Padre Island (Corpus Christi, TX). It hasn't snowed in 100 years before the freaky event.Just shows that miracles do happen in our life time.Cheers!Mr. C. KIM McGuire, RE/MAX Padre Island - Corpus Christi. 361.215-8612.www.Island-LOVERS.com   www.Corpus-WOW.com   www.CorpusRentals.com   www.WATCHmyHOMES.com
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Hiya there Realtors up north and midwest. Winters approaching. So, how about making some Referral Income. There are always people who are retiring and wanting to head to decent weather where there are miles of beaches, tropical trees, great fishing, little to NO traffic, safe and quiet communities! You're welcome to send referrals to me and I'll take care of your customers with golden gloves. And along the way, you'll receive a check from me. Just for sending a name and giving my website address: www.Island-LOVERS.com. Note, we have plenty of Winter Texans here. They come down for the winter and head back up during the summer. Their second home without freezing. My neighbors are from Minnesota. They just got here and they'll be heading back in July for the annual migration, LOL. If I co...
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So, what's in your realty vocabulary these days for listings?Instead of "Reduced Fat", "Reduced Sugar", and "Reduced Cholesterol," are we seeing more of "Reduced Homes?"Market corrections are usually good in the long run! We just have to get over the valley.
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What does the below picture say about a place?Just merely marketing pictures of a home may not entice and entertain buyers for some markets. Especially where the local market is purchased by many out of town buyers. So, many buyers will want to know about the local area. They want to see as much as possible on the internet before making a house hunting trip. Since I live on Padre Island, I try to incorporate much coastal related photographs as possible into my MLS and internet marketing campaign.Come visit Padre Island! Referrals appreciated. Mr. C. KIM McGuire, RE/MAX Padre Island.  www.Island-LOVERS.comCheers.
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By Chul KIM McGuire
(CorpusTV.com)
Here's something to consider....Most of my business is off the internet: customers calling me off my website. In realizing the value of the internet, I purchased a *TV.com domain. In addition to my community-real estate website, I'm going to launch my own *TV.com website to help build a bigger local community website of interest where video uploads and sharing will be the main focus.My website to be developed will be CorpusTV.com.If anyone else is interested in this, contact me because my partner and I develop and host websites too that are manageable by the owner of the website: total control at your own desktop or out in the field with a lap top!Cheers! KIM.Mr. C. KIM McGuire, RE/MAX Padre Island - Corpus Christihttp://www.corpus-wow.com/ 
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