Archive for September, 2013

We Recognize and Award Great Performance

Sunday, September 29th, 2013

Good work deserves great rewards.  The CENTURY 21® System Awards and Recognition program gives companies, offices, teams, and individual producers the same outstanding opportunities to be recognized and honored for their achievements.  We value our agents and want them to know it! Each month the “Rock Star” is awarded to an agent that goes up…Read More »

Barb Maxon Testimonial from Margellos

Friday, September 27th, 2013

Barb is truly the best!!!  Margellos

New Resource for Property Owners –

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013 The Iowa Association of Realtors® (IAR) recently unveiled its new and improved consumer-facing Web site, The site is a one-stop shop for Iowa property owners packed with information and resources, and sporting a fresh new look. Consumers can search for properties; link to state legislators and partner organizations; and find information on housing…Read More »

Home Selling Tip | Increase Your Homes Value By Planting Trees

Monday, September 23rd, 2013

Studies show that trees can increase a home’s total value by as much as 15 percent. Plus, they can save you money on utilities: an adult tree on the west side of a home can reduce your AC needs by 30 percent and reduce the energy required for heating by 20-50 percent (trees both shade…Read More »

Barb Maxon Testimonial from Kahler

Sunday, September 22nd, 2013

Barb (Maxon) did an excellent job and handled all aspects of the sale expertly.  Kahler

August Siouxland Market News

Saturday, September 21st, 2013

We need more listings!  This is the quote of the Spring and continues into the Fall market. In August of 2012 we listed 227 new residential listings, but only were able to get 211 homeowners to list their home this past month.  This decrease in new listings, along with the low inventory we have been…Read More »

Carol Halstead Testimonial

Friday, September 20th, 2013

Carol went ABOVE and BEYOND helping my husband and I to find our dream home. She would regularly send us some houses that were listed, and I would tell her what we liked about the house and didn’t like and everytime after that she sent us a house with what had been telling her. Carol…Read More »

Buying Tip | Negotiating a Home Purchase

Thursday, September 19th, 2013

Negotiating a purchase agreement may be the trickiest aspect of your real estate transaction.  Negotiating is not all luck or natural talent.  Being successful in the negotiation process encompasses the learned ability to use certain skills and techniques to arrive at a win-win agreement for sides of the agreement. Most home buyers and home sellers…Read More »

Eric Banks Testimonial from Webb

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

We felt very welcomed to the community by Eric. He made our transition to our new community seem so exciting and full of possibilities!  Webb

Could you do this?

Sunday, September 15th, 2013

Here is a little insight… One question I ask all new recruits to real estate is “If I gave you 1 hour to get 50 people into a room to help you out with a task, could you do it?”  Your answer must be “Yes!”. One thing I look for in new real estate agents…Read More »