Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Dreaming of a Change? Real Estate School Montgomery Alabama

Here it is another year nearly gone. And it is a time when many of us
start thinking about a new year. And perhaps thinking about making
some changes in our lives.

If you are one of those people who have at times thought about
getting into the real estate business, NOW is the time!

NOTE: Due to the Auburn/Florida State football game Monday January 6, the first night of class will be Tuesday night January 7. Seating is limited, so be sure to visit http://www.EarlNotes.com for complete information and to register to reserve your seat. Time for a change? Let us help make that change. And if you need to sell a house and can't decide whether to list it now or in the Spring, be sure to see my video "Top 5 Reasons To List In The Winter", and then give me a call!

Thursday, December 5, 2013

5 Big Top Reasons To List Your Home For Sale In The Winter

WELL, here is is right in the middle of holiday time nearing the end of the year. And it is this time of year when I am quite often asked, "Should I list my house now, or wait until after the holidays?" Boy do I love that question! Because here are my Top 5 Reasons to list in the winter.

If you have been putting off that decision, wait no longer, and give me a call!
My listing inventory is down, and I am now taking 6 listings between now and
the end of the year. Let's get aggressive together and get the jump on all those
sellers who are waiting to list until after the holidays. Call me now. 334-324-9485.

Friday, October 4, 2013

Montgomery Alabama Real Estate School

Well, here it is October already! And I am really enjoying a bit cooler weather here in Montgomery. But one thing that is heating up...the Montgomery real estate market!

Figures came out recently for our August sales, and we were up 30% over last year!! That was some great news. And here's some more great news, if you have been thinking about getting your real estate license....

Remember, seating is limited. So if you are thinking about going to real estate school, be sure to go to http://www.EarlNotes.com to get more information and to register online.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

How to Uninstall Internet Explorer 10

OKAY...I know this is not about Montogmery Alabama real estate, or homes for sale. But dang it, Microsoft's recent "upgrade" to the latest and greatest IE 10 has been affecting my ability to do my real estate business. Nearly every internet program I use to serve my buyers and sellers was having issues with this newest upgrade. Even our Montgomery Multiple Listing Service (MLS), which is internet based, did not work well with the new version.

So....I deleted IE 10, and went back to version 9. Easy. And here's how to do it if you are using Windows 7:
Click on the Start button (lower left corner...you know where it is) and then type "Programs and Features" in the Search window. In the results window on the left, Click on "Programs and Features".
This will open Control Panel, look to the upper left and Click on "View Installed Updates". Scroll down until you find the section of updates under "Microsoft Windows" and then look for IE10. Click on it and then select "Uninstall". This may take a few minutes, and then your computer will need to restart.
That's all there is to it. Now your computer will go back to the IE9 that was working great before.

Listen, if you need help with this, send me an email, or give me a call. Oh, and now that I have this issue taken care of, I can get back to helping buyers and sellers here in Montgomery, Alabama. Ready to buy or sell a home? Let's talk!

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Selling A Home in Montgomery Alabama

The Montgomery Alabama real estate market is really starting to heat up! Sales continue to increase, and our inventory is shrinking. Now IS a great time to be selling.

If you are thinking about selling, there are many things to take into consideration. It takes far more than just a sign in the yard and an ad in the paper to sell a home. AND all real estate companies, and agents, are not alike.

Ready to discuss getting your home SOLD? Let's talk!

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

First Time Home Buyer Tips

The Montgomery Alabama Real Estate market continues to show great signs of recovery! And with our Median Sales Price, and Average Sales Price, still running close to $140,000, First Time Home Buyers should take a look at using FHA Financing. With a Minimum Down Payment of 3.5% of the purchase price, AND more lenient Qualifying Ratios than Conventional Financing, home ownership is still very attainable.

AND with a sweet program called "FHA Step-Up", a buyer's out of pocket money to buy a home is greatly reduced.

IN ADDITION, in the Montgomery area, the Sellers's will often pay the buyer's Closing Costs! So if you are thinking about buying a home and not sure where to start, let's talk! Pick up the phone and call me. 334-324-9485 Or Contact me now:

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

How Is Your Weather? The Weather is Great for Real Estate in Montgomery Alabama

This is the beginning of April, 2013...and our real estate in Montgomery Alabama is really getting exciting! Our housing inventory continues to fall, and sales continue to lead last year in a big way. And both of these are good indicators of positive things to come.

And we are seeing these same indicators all across the United States. Of course, we in the real estate business are always quick to point out, "real estate is like the weather....it's local". However, quite a few top real estate "forecasters" have been predicting a housing shortage has been rapidly approaching.

So my personal predictions, based on over thirty years of experience watching the good times and the bad times of our business, are that if you've been sitting on the fence about buying or selling a home,
NOW is the time! No matter what market you live in, ask around "how's the weather here?"