Ken's Naperville Real Estate Blog : HAVE YOU HUGGED YOUR BANKER TODAY???DELIVERING KEN'S SPRINGHILL VIEW...PRICE REDUCTION ON ALAN ROAD

HAVE YOU HUGGED YOUR BANKER TODAY???DELIVERING KEN'S SPRINGHILL VIEW...PRICE REDUCTION ON ALAN ROAD

I recently made a new contact with a mortgage broker at Chase Bank here in Naperville.  New contacts are always good. 

He was having his first child this November.  He was excited.

He had called me from one of my newsletters.  I had been marketing his neighborhood.  Anyway...

He was excited to hook up with a Realtor.  He wanted us to host "open houses" together at his branch.

Sounded cool for me.  Me in a branch on Saturday morning serving donuts and coffee?  The Realtor of choice?  Endorsed by the bank?  

Sounds perfect.

Yesterday I found out my mortgage broker had been laid off...

 

Cold.  Windy.  Overcast.  Occasional snow flurries.

Those were the conditions I faced today delivering Ken's Springhill View.

I set a personal record.  365 copies hung on every door in Springhill, a subdivision of modestly priced homes located just a mile and a half from downtown Naperville.

I enjoyed delivering today.  I have been busy with work as well as chasing Erin around, so I need to set larger blocks of time for the newsletter.

I felt excited.  Business seems to be improving...

I felt proud.  I was working.  Three solid (and cold) hours spreading my brand.  That's quality marketing time.

That feels real good. 

I am still on my plan.

My seller for my new listing on Alan Road just called.  We spoke for about 5 minutes about the decline in the stock market and the economy. 

At the end of the call we decided to lower the asking price from $319,900 to $299,900.

That is very exciting to me.  At this price point, it will be compared to homes in the $250,000 to $300,000 range.  That is a great comparison for our home...

It is on 2/3 of an acre in South Naperville.  Great layout.  Needs about $50,000 of love to be a gorgeous home.

Ken

A Realtor you can trust. 

 

 Ken's Sprinhill View

Comment balloon 8 commentsKen Tracy • November 20 2008 04:36PM

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Ken I think you are doing what it takes to succeed.  The only thing out of your control is buyers.

Posted by John Walters, Licensed in Louisiana (Frank Rubi Real Estate) almost 9 years ago

Hi John.  Homes will move.  In any market.

Just got to find the buyers.  Much harder today.  Need a bigger net.

Thanks for reading,

Ken

Posted by Ken Tracy, Helping clients buy and sell since 2005 (Keller Williams Realty Infinity) almost 9 years ago

Ken...

Interesting thoughts about the ups and downs of real estate.

Posted by Richard Weisser, Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional (Richard Weisser Realty) almost 9 years ago

Hi Ken... It sounds like you are keeping busy!  How do you have time to respond to all those Growth Leader leads???

Posted by Steve Shatsky almost 9 years ago

Hi Richard and Steve.

Thanks for reading.

Steve, funny you mention it.  I am a little behind on the GL leads.  I think I have two I need to call.  Showed homes today from Growth Leader.

Thanks again,

Ken

Posted by Ken Tracy, Helping clients buy and sell since 2005 (Keller Williams Realty Infinity) almost 9 years ago

So is it easy to to get all the cool KW wall paper and logos into active rain? 

Your newbie Brother in Fort Collins

Posted by David Timm, CRS, EcoBroker, GRI, ABR (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) almost 9 years ago

Scary about the person at chase. This is the reason it is important to work with a professional that is an independent mortgage broker. They have more options and less chance of having there position pulled out from under them

Posted by Edward moloney, Loan Officer Providing 5 STAR SERVICE (Edward Moloney Loan Officer GMH Mortgage Services) almost 9 years ago

Hi Edward and David.  Thanks for reading.

It was scary about the mortgage broker.  Tough times in Banking!

David, sorry it took so long to get back to you.  It is pretty easy.  Hopefully I can help you.

Ken

Posted by Ken Tracy, Helping clients buy and sell since 2005 (Keller Williams Realty Infinity) almost 9 years ago

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