Larry's Blog

Real Estate Agent - Realty Professionals, Inc.
I am a Realtor in Searcy, Arkansas and I sell new homes, existing homes, commercial property, farms and land as well as manage and own rental properties. If you are looking for real estate for an investment or a home, I will be glad to assist you! You can call my personal cell number at 501-278-7659 or e-mail me at
I recently closed on a transaction where my clients was purchasing a house and hired a home inspector.  The home inspector wrote up the following in his report: We wrote an Inspection & Repair report requesting this to be repaired as directed. There are two issues that I have on how all of this w...
Sorry, this property is no longer available!  Go to to search for home in central Arkansas! My name is Larry DeGroat and I am a Realtor at Realty Professionals, Inc. in Searcy, Arkansas 72143 and I sell new homes, existing homes, commercial property, farms and land as well ...
About 10:30 this morning HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan said the department is seeking a way to make the $8,000 first-time buyer tax credit available to borrowers to use on down payment and closing costs, instead of waiting for their tax refunds. HUD wants permission for HUD-approved lenders and non...
I thought I was safe in my Z71 Tahoe.  It is big and roomy for many customers or family and friends.  I don't like that it only gets about 15 miles to the gallon but I like the room when I have people riding with me.  Also, I do feel more safe in it than a small to midsize car. I was driving down...
The weather hasn't been to good as far as planning a trip to the Zoo and Wednesday showed to be the best day based on the what the weather man said.  Actually, mostly everyday this week would have worked because it did all the raining in the evening. Wednesday morning was her.  I packed up my thr...
I attended a Digital Signature training session at the new ARA building on Friday, March, 20, 2009. If anyone has gone to the ARA building in the past will be totally impressed with this new building.  For one, it is all one level and looks very professional.  About one third of the building is s...
The Arkansas Realtors Association has provided its member with the ability to use digital signatures with our real estate contracts.  The Realtor offices purchase the forms software for $25 per agent and the broker is charged $200.  This is an annual cost.  At this training, one of the speakers m...
South end of Searcy is this three bedroom, two bath home with laminate and ceramic tile floors throughout.  There is a two car garage and a small fenced area in the backyard.  See more information on the link below or go to   My name is Larry DeGroat and I am a Real...
I was talking to my friend Dick Betts the other day and we got talking about technology.  Dick is a National Real Estate Speaker and has a wealth of knowledge.  You can go to his website at and see what all he teaches. While talking the other night, I told him that I did a compl...
My good friend Barbara Duncan is a Realtor in my board.  She always talks about me on her blog so I am going to do the same for her.  She has had this foreclosure property for sale for some time now.  If she had posted the pictures that I have here on her listing, the outdoors person would probab...

Larry DeGroat

ABR, CRS, e-PRO, GRI in Searcy
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