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Home Builders Report Higher Sales Levels In January

Homebuilder confidence in the market for newly-built, single family homes appears stable as the spring buying season gets underway in Seattle. The confidence reading is recorded and reported monthly by the National Association of Homebuilders. For the 4th straight month, the group's Housing Market Index reads 16. As a market indicator, Housing Market Index has been tracked for more than twenty years and reports on a 1-100 scale. A value of 50 or better indicates "favorable conditions" for home builders. HMI hasn't read higher than 50 since April 2006. Broken down, the Housing Market Index is actually a weighted composite…
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Retail Sales Rise For 7th Straight Month; Mortgage Rates Worsen

If consumer spending is a keystone element in the U.S. economic recovery, a full-on rebound is likely underway. Tuesday, the Census Bureau released its national January Retail Sales figures and, for the seventh straight month, the data surpassed expectations. Last month's retail figures climbed 0.3 percent as total sales receipts reached an all-time high. It's good news for the economy which is scratching back after a prolonged recession, but decidedly bad news for people in want of a mortgage across the state of Washington. This includes home buyers and would-be refinancers alike. Because consumer spending accounts for the majority of the U.S.…
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How To Use A Blog To Communicate With Your Clients
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How To Use A Blog To Communicate With Your Clients

Being proficient in social media skills isn’t just an option anymore. It’s a necessity. Today’s market in real estate and mortgage lending is online and there’s no turning back the clock. Real estate agents and mortgage lenders can reach many more potential customers today via online media than can be reached through traditional approaches such as radio spots, television advertising, the yellow pages, and classified sections in periodicals. Many clients are increasingly reliant on the internet to connect with goods and services they need and if an agent or broker is online, he or she will gain business. If they…
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5 Powerful Ways to Improve the Service You Provide Your Clients

The most successful real estate agents place great value on developing lifetime relationships with their clients. In today’s competitive marketplace, they are aware that their clients are aggressively prospected and their loyalty cannot be taken for granted. Customer focused real estate companies recognize that relationship building and follow up service are critical components for promoting both customer retention and revenue growth. Build a relationship Today we have access to innovative tools such as the Internet, cell phones, faxes, and voicemail all designed to enhance our ability to communicate. Nevertheless, even with all of these technological tools at our disposal, the…
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WEDNESDAYS WITH WILLIE January 26, 2011

“Change is constant and inevitable, but personal growth is a choice.” ---Bob Proctor COMMENT:  Change is just part of the pattern of life.  That is a given.  It is what you do with that change that literally determines your future.  And the more you grow, the better you handle unexpected circumstances.  This being said, it is obvious that personal growth will lead you to a better life.  It is so easy to go day-by-day in a reactive mode.  Busyness does that to all of us.  But, in the happy world you really want for yourself, you need to be proactive…
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How To Use Inception Marketing on Your Blog

This guest post is by Tommy Walker, Online Marketing Strategist and owner of Tommy.ismy.name. Have you seen Inception yet? For those who haven’t, all you need to know is that it follows a team of thieves who access dreams in order to steal information for their clients. The term “inception” refers to the notion that information can be implanted in, rather than taken from, a person. An idea can be planted so that it feels organic to the dreamer, and when he or she wakes up, the person will take certain actions without questioning his own motives. A similar concept…
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