Lane's Blog - Looking out from the garage

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Real Estate Agent - Century 21 Results Realty - GA RE Lic # 282060
Luckily I have wi-fi, and can get online from the garage. If given a choice, that is where I am. Between MLS searches, arranging marketing, and pre-viewing homes, I will try to get in a little welder time, or at least clean some of the tools from the last wrenching session.



I have a really cool tool called the Client Gateway that I deploy for my buyers.  It builds a web site for them with the new listings that meet their needs. I was doing some maintenance today, checking for messages in the Gateways of a few buyers and seeing if I needed to get further information ...
It has been pretty well publicized, but I thought I would toss it out there again...  There is an $8,000 tax credit available for 'first time home buyers.'  Here are a few facts about the program... A First Time Home Buyer is defined as someone that hasn't owned a home in the last three years. Th...
Ikarus Shifter Clearview Two are free, one is (kind of) paid.  Two support 'Magazine' layouts, one is blog focused.  And I am using all three on different sites.  Each is flexible, modifiable and free of footer links I find objectionable.  Let me give a brief overview of each of the three themes....
Spending a lot of time with buyers can teach an agent a few things that are useful when listing property... So, here are the top 5 great ways for a seller to tell a buyer to move on and not consider their house.  In no particular order: Require 24 hours advance notice for showings. Many times... ...
Ok, I talked about where to find themes, Footer Links to be wary of and the basic types of layouts for WordPress themes.  Now I want to talk about some of the details of themes...  Kind of a glossary of terms that one might run across while looking at themes for their self-hosted WordPress blog. ...
  Mike is a good guy... and he is making a great offer.  He is going to help drag me into video... This is an easy offer to take advantage of.  Do it.  You'll be better for it.   Image by mike912mueller via Flickr I’m giving away 3 "Mueller Maps " this weekend! It’s a simple contest with simple r...
WordPress themes come in a LOT of varieties.  But, all of the varities can be narrowed down to a few basic families based on layout.  Single Column Two Column Three Column Magazine Layout There are certainly variations on these options, but everything can be categorized in one of these groups.  S...
WordPress themes come in two basic flavors... Free Not Free Notice that for the second class, I didn't say paid... Free themes would seem to be pretty self explanatory.  They don't cost anything.  But, what appears to be free isn't always.  Sometimes there is a non-monetary cost.  But let's talk ...
I have been beta testing a new CRM (Client relationship Manager) for SoftRealty, my IDX (Internet Data eXchange… the real estate search utility) supplier for GarageHomesUSA.  You can actually click on “Property Search” on the toolbar above and it will take you right there.  Basically, they are tr...
Did you know that FMLS, one of the local Multiple Listing Services in the Atlanta Metro Area, is on FaceBook?  I didn't... but I noticed that they had a FaceBook logo on the site as I was doing some searches for clients today.  I guess FMLS is moving up in the technological and social networking ...

Lane Bailey

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