Monthly Archives: January 2009

Dayton Area Restaurant Week

Enjoy 3 courses at the 2009 Dayton Area Restaurant Week for only $20.09! Due to the snow and ice, the Dayton Area Restaurant Week has been rescheduled to Sunday, February 1 – Friday, February 6. There are 57 restaurants to choose from and a portion of the proceeds go to local charities. The event is organized by The Miami Valley Restaurant Association. The restaurant’s menus are available online.

utensils

For more information on the Dayton, Ohio area contact Christina today!

Bon Appetit!

Christina Asad Edwards, REALTOR
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Rookie, New Realtor Advice

It’s my third year in real estate and I’ve learned a ton! I had my first closing my first month in the business, so it is possible to have an immediate income if you are willing to do the work. My first client was a buyer I gained from doing an Open House for a fellow Realtor and I did follow-up calls with all the Open House guests. As long as you are willing to reach out and talk to people then you will find clients. It is sometimes difficult to make the contact but you will find you are so proud of yourself once you do. Offer to do Open Houses for other agents in your office to gain buyers. Listings are the name of the game – that is how you will gain buyers. Help For Sale by Owners by giving them tips to sell their homes because if they do then you can help them buy another home. If they aren’t successful selling their home, 75% end up listing with an agent eventually and naturally they will work with the agent that is helpful. Hand out 10 business cards a day – in the checkbook once you pay your bill at a restaurant, in line to those standing around you at the grocery store, etc. As my boss says “don’t be a secret agent”. Wear your Realtor pin on your coat at all times. People will ask about market information so know the market! Set up appointments to preview 5 listings/week. Know the average days on market. Basically, strive to be an outstanding agent always. I just wrote a blog article that will help – Outstanding Agent vs Okay Agent. It lists all the qualities great agents should possess.

For more information on being successful as a Realtor, contact Christina today!

Realtor

Christina Asad Edwards, REALTOR
Christina.Asad@RealLiving.com
www.DaytonOhioHouse.com
mobile or text 937-205-4741 office 937-573-0082  
Real Living Realty – #1 in OHIO!
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Outstanding Agent vs Okay Agent

What sets an outstanding agent apart from an okay agent? Many qualities define an outstanding agent, including:

  • Listens and understands the client’s needs
  • Puts the client’s needs first
  • Service oriented
  • Proactive, enthusiastic, friendly, and honest
  • Works as a Realtor full-time
  • Responds to phone calls the same day, and answers emails and text messages within a day
  • Uses technology, such as text messaging
  • Communicates well and keeps the client informed
  • Possesses extensive market knowledge
  • Attended extra classes (especially in negotiation) and certified beyond the bare minimum licensure requirements
  • Has strong internet presence – Google their name!
  • Has their own website and their own blog
  • Carries the title of Realtor, not just Real Estate Agent
  • Professionally dressed, meaning no jeans or t-shirts
  • Provides home buying tips and home selling information

Home buying or selling in Ohio? To work with an outstanding agent, contact Christina today!

Realtor

Christina Asad Edwards, REALTOR
Christina.Asad@RealLiving.com
www.DaytonOhioHouse.com
mobile or text 937-205-4741 office 937-573-0082  
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What is the home worth?

The current market value of the home is important for both home buyers and sellers. Home buyers should know exactly what the market value is before they make an offer on a home and home sellers should know the market value in order to sell the home in a reasonable period of time. What exactly determines what the home is worth? The market. Realtors do not set the price the homes are worth. A home is worth what a ready, willing, and able buyer will pay for the house. Fair market value in real estate is the price a home will sell for based on the sale price of similar homes in the same area with similar square footage sold in the last 6 months. For a general idea of home values in the Dayton, Ohio area, read the Dayton, Ohio Area Market Report.

For more information on home values in the Dayton, Ohio area contact Christina today!

Christina Asad Edwards, REALTOR
Christina.Asad@RealLiving.com
www.DaytonOhioHouse.com
mobile or text 937-205-4741 office 937-573-0082  
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Free Coffee at Panera Today!

Stop by Panera Bread today, Wednesday, January 28th, on the way to or from home for free coffee – all day! It’s a great way to warm up if the weather is freezing like it is in the Dayton, Ohio area!

The Dayton, Ohio area Panera Bread locations include:

  • 1203 Brown St, Dayton (near the University of Dayton)
  • 4110 Far Hills Ave, Kettering in the Town and Country Shopping Center
  • 49 Chestnut St, Beavercreek at The Greene
  • 2751 Fairfield Commons Blvd, Beavercreek near The Mall at Fairfield Commons
  • 11 N Main St, Centerville
  • 2500 Miamisburg Centerville Rd, Centerville near the Dayton Mall
  • 6130 Wilmington Pk, Dayton in the Bellbrook area

For more information on the Dayton, Ohio area contact Christina today!

Coffee

Cheers!

Christina Asad Edwards, REALTOR
Christina.Asad@RealLiving.com
www.DaytonOhioHouse.com
mobile or text 937-205-4741 office 937-573-0082  
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Save Money With a Realtor

People often think that not working with a Realtor will save money, but that is simply not true. Here are a few of the ways a Realtor saves money for their clients:

  • Home buyers receive free representation because the Realtor’s commission is paid by the seller.
  • A Realtor helps the buyer make a fair offer and not pay too much by providing advice on the home’s value based on their experience and market knowledge.
  • Sellers gain Multiple Listing Service (MLS) exposure, advertising, signage, and quality photos when working with a Realtor. The MLS is used by both buyer’s agents and buyers to hunt for homes.
  • Realtors can advise sellers on the best price to sell the home, so the home sells quick. Saving time = saving money!

For more information on the home buying and selling, please contact Christina today!

Christina Asad Edwards, REALTOR
Christina.Asad@RealLiving.com
www.DaytonOhioHouse.com
mobile or text 937-205-4741 office 937-573-0082  
Real Living Realty – #1 in OHIO!
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Low Priced Dayton Area Furniture

First time home buyer in the Dayton, Ohio area or needing to redecorate? Then furniture is most likely needed! For great, high quality and low priced furniture, check out Home2Home Consignments located 10 miles South of Dayton at 251 E. Alex-Bell Road in Centerville, Ohio. The store sells new and used home accessories, bedroom furniture, chairs, desks, dining room furniture, tables, living room furniture, and much more. The store’s inventory is available to preview in photos online that are updated weekly.

Furniture

For information on home decorating and home staging, please contact Christina today!

Christina Asad Edwards, REALTOR
Christina.Asad@RealLiving.com
www.DaytonOhioHouse.com
mobile or text 937-205-4741 office 937-573-0082  
Real Living Realty – #1 in OHIO!
Realty, Mortgage, Title, Relocation

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