Tuesday, October 11, 2016

What's So Great About Being a Cubs Fan, Anyway?

Me and my dad - always buddies, he taught me
the love of Baseball
Growing up, my dad played baseball with our church league.  Some of my earliest memories involve playing with my friends in the grass behind the bleachers or lawn chairs, where our moms sat and watched while our dads and brothers played ball.

I was 10 years old when I went to my first professional baseball game. Or at least it’s the first one I remember.  I can still recall the feeling of awe and overwhelm as we walked through the stadium to find our seats.  I remember sitting down with the hot dog and soda my parents bought me, thinking that I was experiencing the coolest thing in the world. 

And I was.  I was experiencing a Cubs game at Wrigley Field.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Staging: Things every real estate agent should know

If you're a listing agent, there are certain things you HAVE to know - like how to fill out the listing forms, how to defend your commission, and how to stage a room.

Wait, they didn't cover that in real estate school!  Knowing interior design tricks and tips isn't necessary in real estate!

Au contraire mon ami.

I'll concede that you don't have to be a professional designer - heck, you don't even have to take an interior design 101 course.

But don't make the mistake that you don't have to know anything about design.  You should learn a few basics to aid your sellers in showcasing their home in the best possible way.  This way, their home sells for the best possible price.  If you don't know these few basic tips, you are costing your sellers money.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Conventional Guidelines Changing for Short Sale Waiting Periods

The changes to conventional guidelines regarding short sale waiting periods are going into effect on August 16, 2014.  Below is a chart that shows the changes.

To read the detailed information on these changes, click here.  Thank you to Sue Lechman with AmeriFirst Financial, Inc for providing the chart!

Until Next Time, Jacki

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Fannie/Freddie Pricing Changes Coming Up in April 2014

Sue Lechman sent out an update about important pricing changes coming in April 2014.  Below is a chart that shows what the changes will look like.  If you didn't receive Sue's email update but would like to be kept up to date in the future, click here.

Monday, December 9, 2013

[CLASS] Urgent HUD Changes - Class Covers it All on December 11, 2013

There's been a lot of changes in the way HUD Homes are bought and sold. If you or your clients are interested in HUD Homes, you don't want to miss this class.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Prince and the Blue Toy - A funny pet video just for fun!

Because sometimes we all just need to have a little fun!  This post has no purpose other than to make you smile :)

Until Next Time, Jacki

Friday, October 18, 2013

[CLASS] What the BLOG is Going On?

Ever wonder what the BLOG is going on?  Yeah, you're in good company with a lot of other real estate agents.  But it's not as scary, as difficult, or as confusing as you may think.  (And it's DEFINITELY not pointless like I hear some say it is!)

So join me