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Bracing myself for possibly the most difficult six months ahead. . .

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A Woman Should Have
by Pamela Redmond Satran

A woman should have…one old boyfriend she can imagine going back to and one who reminds her of how far she’s come…

A woman should have…enough money within her control to move out and rent a place of her own, even if she never wants to or needs to…

A woman should have…something perfect to wear if the employer, or date of her dreams wants to see her in an hour…

A woman should have…a youth she’s content to leave behind….

A woman should have…a past juicy enough that she’s looking forward to retelling it in her old age….

A woman should have…a set of screwdrivers, a cordless drill, and a black lace bra…

A woman should have…one friend who always makes her laugh… and one who lets her cry…

A woman should have…a good piece of furniture not previously owned by anyone else in her family…

A woman should have…eight matching plates, wine glasses with stems, and a recipe for a meal, that will make her guests feel honored…

A woman should have…a feeling of control over her destiny…

Every woman should know…how to fall in love without losing herself…

Every woman should know…how to quit her job, break up with a lover and confront a friend without ruining the friendship….

Every woman should know…when to try harder… and when to walk away…

Every woman should know…that she can’t change the length of her calves, the width of her hips, or the nature of her parents…

Every woman should know…that her childhood may not have been perfect…but its over…

Every woman should know…what she would and wouldn’t do for money or love…

Every woman should know…how to live alone… even if she doesn’t like it…

Every woman should know…whom she can trust, whom she can’t, and why she shouldn’t take it personally…

Every woman should know…where to go…be it to her best friend’s kitchen table…or a charming inn in the woods…when her soul needs soothing…

Every woman should know…what she can and can’t accomplish in a day…a month…and a year…

Keller Williams Jacksonville, NC number one for April 2013

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I have more sales and stats spread sheets, but, in general, in a single sales office with an agent count of 27, we’re number one for the month of April after a strong first place for the first quarter of the year.  Looking forward to making more happen this season!

PCSing? Short sale info from HQMC

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From HQMC:

a) The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) recently announced that military homeowners with Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac loans who receive Permanent Change of Station (PCS) orders will be eligible to sell their homes in a short sale, even if they are current on their mortgage. Previously, many military families’ only options were to maintain financial obligations on two residences, or to default on their mortgage. Under the new policy, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will not pursue a deficiency judgment from service members with PCS orders for any property purchased on or before June 30, 2012.  PCS orders often require quick moves and can create hardship for military homeowners who are underwater on their mortgages and therefore cannot sell their home without taking a loss. Military families were faced with tough situations such as living in separate homes or the risk of losing the service member’s security clearance.

Service members can check the Fannie Mae www.fanniemae.com/loanlookup and the Freddie Macwww.freddiemac.com/avoidforeclosure/military_assistance.html
websites to see if their loans are held by them or they can call hotlines for military homeowners at 1-877-MIL-4566 or 1-800-FREDDIE.

Baby’s got a brand new bag. . .

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So, what had happened was. . .

In a week so much can change, in my case, I’m sitting at a new desk, in a new office, waiting on new business cards.

After a wonderful offer and way too much time spent on pro and con lists over wine with family and friends, I have made the leap.

So, what’s the scoop now?  I am still very much in residential real estate and what ever commercial matters you may have, I have nice folks to pass it off to so I don’t get messy.  Focus is still on residential new construction, pre-sale, custom home builds as well of course as always residential resale assistance on both the buyer and seller side.

I MAY have promised a name change a year to two or both on a post or four about resolutions and what not-but throw a career and office move in triple digit heat in the upswing of the busy season while I’m fostering a wild man of a dog. . .and now navigating an Apple (stop laughing, no, really, stop laughing)-pardon my now extinct skills of right clicking and copy and pasting.  Hold your horses, I swear it’s on the to-do list, in bold italics with highlighter.  Hunting down a friend’s twelve year old to give me some tutorials on the mac in the meantime and while I’m treading water with work.

So, IMAGINE a pretty pic right about ———-> ici.

The new deets:

Gruner Residential http://www.GrunerResidential.com

Cell is still 910.554.0761

email: McKenzieSellsHomes@gmail.com

alternate web site http://www.JasonGruner.com

office location: 3840 Henderson Drive, Jacksonville, NC 28546

Looking forward to exciting new things, projects and folks. . .hope we have an opportunity to rub elbows soon, but hopefully in air conditioning. 😉

102 Aldersgate, Jacksonville,NC 28546 OPEN HOUSE THURSDAY

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Please join me for lunch, catered by BREWED AWAKENINGS this THURSDAY, the 16th from 11:30-1:30 for a great open house in Aldersgate, located just off of Gum Branch Road (Gum Branch to Onsville to the Aldersgate entrance, home on your right).  Immaculate home with hardwood floors and a huge privacy fenced back yard surrounded by trees.  MLS number 118782 for more information but it’s completely worth stopping by for a few, taking a tour and having a little lunch break.  Hope to see you there!

Eating soup with a knife and channeling Sun Tzu. . .and marinating in itunes.

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My desk today. . .sort of speaks for itself.

 

There’s a possibility it’s the caffeine talking but ever experience a good gut-burn that makes you feel like you’re on the right path to something fun and great and mutually beneficial?  I’m there, enjoying the burn and the late night epiphanies and brain storming sessions.  You know you’re passionate about what you’re doing when half asleep at three thirty in the morning you’re scrawling into a moleskine journal next to the bed to try to get something down before you fall back asleep, actually, no that’s just the inspiration.  Hearing your idea is terrible twenty times in a row, some from close family and friends as you morph and develop it then eventually the tides turn and you hear it just might work as you intend it to. . .there’s nothing like your own mother or a former business professor telling you to pack sand to make you put up or shut up on something at the developmental level.

You have to think old school, new school and anticipate the moves of the school with no foundation these days in real estate.  Like any business, I’m sure you’re sitting there shaking  your head, “It’s not rocket science!”. . .thanks Captain Obvious.  It can be frustrating to see some folks advance in business.  Prowess in marketing?  Networking?  Orrrr connections, which, hey, I get it, it’s a networking game, life/business that is and good on ya if you’re out shakin’ your tail feather to push your product or idea.  Maybe it was that business ethics class (since I thought taking one was important) or one too many lock-ins at Baylake United Methodist as a kid but I think it’s weird push your product when there’s a very personal interest at heart. 

Ah, disclosure.  Depending on the state in question, there are some various “direct” connections (Selling agent is builder, Real Estate Firm is Developer). . .but it’s amazing what ISN’T required.  It’s kind of strange to stand back and keep an eye on who’s hand is in who’s pocket in real estate these days.  Referral organizations that take over a third of commissions up front and then push their product but don’t want you to disclose to their referred client that the client indeed has a choice.  Agents who are in one way or another involved with their builder or developer who, perhaps, aren’t doing their due diligence pushing for the best match for a purchase for you but rather something from their personal inventory since it’s proceeds are paying for this year’s trip to cabo or wedding flowers with the builder/developer.  Hey, I know we have some PR work to do.  As real estate professionals, I know a good chunk of this nation is sure we are the new century’s equivalent of a snake oil salesman and frankly, I think you’ve hit the nail on the head with a good portion of us.

I’m feeling a teensy bit riot grrl lately, granted, Doc Martens don’t go with my work attire today but feeling a little grr nonethless.  Am I out to make a buck, you bet, but aren’t we all.  I guess if you’re taking a look at something I have up on the market, I want you to know it’s my best friend’s sister’s house with super cute custom curtains in the family room and if it’s a match to your wish list but I’m most certainly not going to shove it down your throat if it’s not a good match.  Also, I think if you’re representing a builder/developer and you spent the first half of your morning folding their underpants and making them coffee but you aren’t perhaps legally married or it’s a second cousin twice removed, if I were a client, I’d like to know.

Back to my death by spread sheet and paper cut but had to vent for a second.  Happy to lose a battle in the short term (or at least walk away from the school yard) and to gain ground long term.  Day ten (I think) in a row, thinking I may break for the gym then head back to work. . .

PS- To the facebook and blog creeper out there that’s reposted some of my articles (as well as some that seem familiar from fellow bloggers), nice to meet you, I have your isp address, consider this a polite finger wagging to knock it off. . .it’s not nice to plagiarise.  You are welcome to share with a link or repost or trackback buddy. . .seriously, by the looks of things, seems like you don’t write a lick yourself?

Rawr.  End scene.