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For more information, contact:Lisa Balmes, 503.427.0372   MEDIA ALERT      Chris Balmes Properties Adds Property Management Division  December 3, 2007 (Tualatin, OR) Chris Balmes Properties (CBP) has added a new Property Management division to the real estate company.  CBP is pleased to add this...
I have another free tool for you to use to network.  It's called LinkedIn.  It's FREE and it is fabulous to network with your clients and anyone they are linked with.  It is a fabulous way stay in touch, as well as have your clients promote your services to their friends and clients.  It also syn...
I know I needed this reminder since Sears isn't always my first choice. Amazing when you think of how long the war has lasted and they haven't withdrawn from their commitment. Could we each buy at least one thing at Sears this year?How does Sears treat its employees who are called up for military...
There are so many software tools out there to use these days.  Why pay for those expensive ones, when there are a ton of free tools to utililize.  If you haven't used Plaxo, you should start now.  I have used Plaxo for over 5 years and it is the best FREE tool that is out there.  It syncs with Mi...
What is with people posting referrals on ActiveRain and never responding to inquiries?  I can't tell you how many times I have called or emailed an agent with a posting and never received a response back.  In fact, I have never once received a reply.  What is the point of posting if you aren't go...
Property values cause the blues     Sunday, November 25, 2007BY JEFFREY MIZE AND MICHAEL ANDERSEN, Columbian staff writersLots of property owners' holidays got a little gloomier last week as Clark County property assessments arrived in the mailbox."They're going to force us right out," said Patri...
As I talk to more and more agents, they feel the same way as I do.  Why am I spending money on food, beverages and "prizes" for attending my tours?  Some clients request them and therefore I do them, but even with advertising and posting I haven't had one agent attend my last 8 Broker's Tours.  I...
If you have a client looking for a recreation property to spend winters and summers and all the weekends throughout, we have just the cabin for you.  There are small and large cabins.  Rustic and updated.  Priced between $105,000 and $215,000.  There are two areas we have cabins listed:The North ...
I have a positive outlook on our current market, unlike some people.  I am very thankful for the opportunity to own a family run real estate company that has some great clients.  We have great relationships with associates in our industry and have new referrals coming in.  I look forward to the m...
We have a list of about 13,000 individuals that we need to email to.  It's my own list, so I don't need to purchase a list or anything.  Our current server doesn't handle us sending out more than 350 per day, so I have been doing a lot of research on companies that I would be able to use once eve...

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Chris Balmes Properties is licensed in both Oregon and Washington.