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 am an ARPAC (Arkansas Realtors Political Action Committee) Trustee for the Arkansas Realtors Association and we had our February meeting on February 18, 2008 at Mount Magazine state park lodge.  One of the issues that was brought up in the Legislative meetings was concerning the theft of copper...
Through all of the latest and greatest technology tools out there, I feel GoogleEarth has got to be one of them.  It is like flying an airplane over the subject property and geeting a birdseye view of the property whether it is a home in a subdivision or 300 acres in the middle of no where.  Here...
WOW!  I have not been blogging because of the other work we have to attend to as well as completing CE and Technology training.  On Friday, February 15, 2008 we had the distinct pleasure of having Dick Betts, a Real Estate National Speaker, give the Searcy Board of Realtors a full days worth of t...
I recently had a client that I sold his house for him.  Everything seemed to go pretty smooth at the closing table and I have been using this closing company for years and I feel is one of the best, if not the best, where I list and sell real estate.  Every one makes a mistake I know.  But what h...
Searcy has a city slogan that reads "Where Thousands Live As Millions Wish They Could". We really feel this is the best place to live and totally agree with this slogan. Searcy is a community of a little over 20,000 and has a major trade area of over 60,000 in White County. Searcy has many manufa...
I attended another CE class last weekend and we always talk about something that we should or shouldn't be doing. That is why this business is continually changing and you need to stay on top of things.The one item that keeps coming up is the "repair limit" in the inspection and repair portion of...
I was working a foreclosure property that was on the market for 7 months.  I showed the people, had them go to the bank to get approved and then looked at it again (for a longer time this time) then we sat down and wrote up an offer.  Since it was a corporate property and we couldn't get an answe...
I am a member of Trinity Baptist Church and we had a Disaster Relief Drive to get emergency supplies for the people in Clinton, Arkansas.  Clinton was hit by a large tornado on February 5, 2008.  Over 55 people were killed in Arkansas, Tennessee, Kentucky and Alabama that night.  I own a 15 foot ...
I know we are all told that the real estate business is going down hill, but in my market it is still strong!  We have lost a plant due to closing but we have gained an enormous boost due to Natural Gas Exploration in the Fayetteville Shale.My question is:  What is your best agent recruiting tech...
Now that I got that out that I am new to this and being called a newbie I want to ask a question.  I have read some blogs today and one of them talked about some bloggers copy and paste information just to get more points.  Some of the comments were that this is site is for conversations and shar...

Larry DeGroat

ABR, CRS, e-PRO, GRI in Searcy
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