buy a dayton home: July Home Maintenance Tips - 06/30/08 08:04 AM

Inspect roof for water stains (a sign of leakage). Also check for loose or missing shingles or lose granules on asphalt shingles. Get rid of old oil based paints and solvents.  They're too flammable to store in your home. Have your septic tank inspected annually for leakage issues and get it pumped every 3 to 5 years. Schedule an annual checkup for your heating system before the fall season kicks in. If you use oil heat, contact your oil supply company to prepay for winter oil delivery.  You can save a substantial amount of money by investigating this option! Clean … (2 comments)

buy a dayton home: Dayton Dragons Baseball Game - 06/23/08 07:00 PM
For everyone who missed the Dayton Dragons Baseball Game on Friday at home, it was a blast! The Dragons beat Michigan's Great Lakes Loons 4-2. The Dragons are playing home games at 7pm every night until the 26th. Hope to see you there!

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buy a dayton home: Wine Festival 2008 - 06/23/08 06:04 PM
For everyone who missed the Wine Festival this year at the 2nd Street Public Market in Downtown Dayton Ohio make sure you attend next year! It was so much fun and we had great weather!
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buy a dayton home: For Sale By Owner Advice - 06/23/08 05:04 PM

To all those sellers trying to sell homes themselves, here's some great advice on websites to advertise homes for FREE:
fsboads.com immone.com homes-for-sale-by-owner.info findmyroof.com criblocater.com craigslist.com For more For Sale By Owner advice, please check out my other For Sale By Owner blog article.
Happy Selling For Sale By Owners!
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buy a dayton home: Thinking About Building? - 06/23/08 04:56 PM
Today, 70 percent of home buyers want a new home.WHY YOU NEED A REALTOR WHEN BUILDING A HOME
Even though a real estate degree might be helpful, you should still strongly consider hiring a Realtor because the cost to You is ZERO - the ultimate price of the home is not impacted by the Realtor's income because the Builder regards it as a marketing fee and absorbs the cost.Savings to You An experienced Realtor knows what you are entitled to both in quality and value, and what "extras" might be obtainable.Resale...Appreciation & Profit A Realtor also knows questions pertaining to site … (1 comments)

buy a dayton home: Security System Benefits - 06/22/08 07:54 AM

Other than the obvious peace of mind, security systems offer an additional benefit. They actually lower your home owner's insurance! I have ADT and I believe the outside security system signs alone are a theft deterant. Do you have a security system, why or why not?

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buy a dayton home: 8 Open House Tips - 06/22/08 07:45 AM

Advertise in your daily newspaper. Write colorful, descriptive ads and place them in picture classifieds or open house directories. Set out Open House directional signs. Remove all vehicles from the driveway. Open all the drapes, blinds and window coverings -- let in that light! Read this article for more home staging tips. Turn on every light in the house. Turn on soft music. Have available four-color flyers filled with photos, financing options with monthly mortgage payment information, and a Comparative Market Analysis. And finally, ask for feedback! Christina Asad Cavins, REALTOR
2006 & 2007 Sales Masters Top Agent
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buy a dayton home: No Cost Home Staging Tips - 06/22/08 07:24 AM
Declutter! Remove rugs and collectibles from every room. Get rid of everything on the kitchen counters, including appliances. Remove as much as you can from closets. Scrub floors, walls, and windows. Pay special attention to the microwave, oven, and refrigerator. Focus on the feature rooms, the living, dining, and master bedrooms. Additional bedrooms are best left empty or minimally furnished. Arrange the furniture to show off each room's best features. Set the dining-room table with napkins, plates, and flatware. When showing the house, turn on soft music. Don't light candles since buyers may be allergic to the scent, and also may … (8 comments)

buy a dayton home: Does Your Client Remember You? - 06/22/08 05:01 AM
 

What do you do to remind your client that you exist? I email my 500+ contact database a monthly newsletter, I send eCards on holidays, I mail postcards to everyone twice a year, I call my past clients twice a year, and I send a Xmas card. What do you do to make sure your client remembers you and increase referrals?
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buy a dayton home: Your Summer Home Garden - 06/19/08 06:33 PM
I have a black thumb, not a green thumb. Everything I plant in my home garden usually dies, so I can use all the tips I get! I thought I'd share the garden advice I received in the real estate office today from two fellow Realtors. Apparently, slugs and snails cannot tolerate caffeine. Spraying coffee on your home garden repels these pests. Use the coffee in moderation to avoid harming your plants though!

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buy a dayton home: The FSBO Garage Sale Effect - 06/19/08 09:17 AM

Statistically, Realtors sell homes for more money in less time than a FSBO (For Sale By Owner). How much more? Well, my agency's average sale price to list price is 98% and we sell homes in an average of 78 days. That's very quick considering we have the least days on the market of ALL the agencies in the Dayton area. It is reported that the average home sold by owner sells for 90% of asking price. If those home owners hired a Realtor and paid a 7% commission then they would still pocket 1 - 3% more money versus selling … (5 comments)

buy a dayton home: JUST LISTED - For Sale OR Lease, Near UD, Wright St, and WPAFB - 06/19/08 08:05 AM
2934 Revere Avenue, Dayton, Ohio
South Belmont / Patterson Park Area
For Sale $117,775   For Lease $1150/month
This beautiful 1.5 story cape cod home has so much to offer! This home features 3 - 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, new windows, hardwood floors, wood burning fireplace, beautiful dining room with chair rail, remodeled kitchen, spacious bedrooms, 2 walk-in closets in owner's suite, full dry basement, large backyard with patio, and 1 car attached garage! You have to see this home to believe the beauty of it! For Sale or Lease, call/text Christina Asad Edwards 937-205-4741 or 937-573-0082 to see the stunning hardwood floors … (0 comments)

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buy a dayton home: Rental Market EXPLOSION! - 06/18/08 07:36 AM
I've noticed in the Southwest Ohio area that there are a gazillon renters! I'm shocked because interest rates are so low right now, and it is a GREAT time to buy! What is the rental market like in your area? One of the 11 properties I have listed right now in Kettering, Ohio (a suburb of Dayton) is for sale or lease. I've received 10 times more phone calls, text messages, and emails on that one property than any other listing. I heard the rental market was really good, but I didn't know it was that good! My husband and I own … (2 comments)

buy a dayton home: Jamestown Open House - 06/18/08 07:21 AM
Open House Sunday, June 22nd 2-4pm



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buy a dayton home: Beavercreek Open House - 06/18/08 07:10 AM
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buy a dayton home: You Missed It?!? - 06/18/08 06:59 AM
The First Annual Art Affair was held at The Greene in Beavercreek on Saturday, June 14th and Sunday, June 15th. It featured over 50 local and nationwide exhibitors selling original and one of a kind fine art and fine crafts such as porcelain and stoneware pottery, silver, gold and beaded jewelry, watercolor art, furniture, sculptures, garden art, oil painting, photography, contemporary art, metal sculpture, chimes, raku pottery, woodturned vases and bowls, and original handbags and clothing. I've attached photos for those of you who missed it. I know my puppy and I enjoyed it!
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buy a dayton home: How Do You Handle Your Business Finances? - 06/17/08 09:29 AM
We don't have steady salaries as Realtors. In fact, our salaries are SO unsteady that we went from 3,000 Realtors in the Dayton, Ohio area to 2,500 Realtors this year. So how do you manage your business expenses?
Track your expenses. Keep a detailed log of everything you spend for a month or so to see where your money goes. Quickbooks is an excellent tool to help you keep track.
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buy a dayton home: Which Social Networking Sites Do You Belong To? - 06/17/08 09:13 AM
With 87% of homebuyers today finding their homes online, it is important to have an internet presence as a Realtor. I often meet home buyers and sellers online through social networking sites. Just to name a few, I belong to:
Blogster MySpace Facebook Twitter LinkedIn del.icio.us Digg Jaiku Ma.gnolia Pownce Stumble Upon Upcoming Yelp YouTube Multiply Trulia Zillow Christina Asad Edwards, REALTOR2006 & 2007 Sales Masters Top AgentChristina.AsadEdwards@RealLiving.com www.teamedwards.infomobile or text 937-205-4741 office 937-573-0082  Real Living Realty - #1 in OHIO!Realty, Mortgage, Title, Relocation

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buy a dayton home: Social Networking - 06/15/08 06:03 AM
It is reported that 87% of home buyers today find their homes online AND 80% of home buyers are Gen X and Gen Y. What are you doing to capture these buyers and help your sellers get their homes SOLD? I personally have a MySpace, Facebook, and FriendFeed account, as well as over 20 other social networking accounts online. I've met clients through these tools. I also utilize the latest technology, such as text messaging.
How are you using social networking in your business, or did a Realtor sell your home using these tools?

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