I Thought You Were a Real Estate Agent

I Thought You Were a Real Estate Agent

I have been trying to gather votes for a contest that will cover many of my costs for a conference in Vegas. The Accelerate Live Workshops are for people who run companies offering virtual support. As many of you know, I have managed CyberCletch LLC, Your Marketing Management Team for over a decade now. When I moved to Michigan, several circumstances collided and I began to sell real estate. I loved working with my clients, got rave reviews, and became very busy. So busy, I had to make Continue reading

Swanepoel Trends Report

Swanepoel Trends Report

@swanepoel trends report, originally uploaded by cletch. Look what just arrived at my door! Lots to read this month! Pat Williams 248-842-5527 CyberCletch LLC Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry Continue reading

Cold November Day on Wolverine Lake

Cold November Day on Wolverine Lake

Cold November Day on Wolverine Lake, originally uploaded by cletch. Water looks a little chilly but the lake view is still beautiful Pat Williams 248-842-5527 CyberCletch LLC Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry Continue reading

Union Lake

Union Lake

Union Lake, originally uploaded by cletch. Beautiful view even in the rain Pat Williams 248-842-5527 CyberCletch LLC Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry Continue reading

Indoor Outhouse

Indoor Outhouse

Yes they designed this bathroom to look like an old wooden outhouse, except with indoor plumbing. (Commerce Lake area) Continue reading

Ellen Degeneres Shares Funny Real Estate Ads

Ellen Degeneres Shares Funny Real Estate Ads

Huffington post shares a video of Ellen discussing funny real estate ads. Thanks to David Childress for sharing this gem! Continue reading

Foreclosure on old orchard trail

Foreclosure on old orchard trail, originally uploaded by cletch. This is actually a closet with a view of orchard lake. If only I had enough clothes to fill it! Pat Williams 248-842-5527 CyberCletch LLC Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry Continue reading

Christmas Carol for Realtors

Christmas Carol for Realtors

I'm sure there are a few lines my Real Estate Agent friends can relate to. A giggle before the holidays by Realtors Carol & Sue. Merry Christmas to all the existing homeowners, future homeowners and my fellow Realtors! Continue reading

Real Estate Bar Camp Ohio

Real Estate Bar Camp Ohio

I attended my first bar camp last Thursday, I was more than a little psyched to be going, I'd heard such great things about these un-conferences. Real Estate Bar Camps are an opportunity for agents to meet and learn from one another in a casual, discussion oriented environment. I continue to be in awe of the organizers and how much work they must have done to pull an event like this off. All the volunteer hours they must have invested. I have the utmost respect and admiration for people Continue reading

Foreclosure Avoidance

Foreclosure Avoidance

If you are afraid foreclosure is a possibility, attend this free seminar to educate yourself on best practices to avoid foreclosure. This seminar will provide at risk homeowners with information, tools and resources. Get detailed information on the Foreclosure Avoidance seminar here. Date: Wednesday, July 22, 2009 Time: 6-8 pm Location: Northwest Activity Center 18100 Meyers, Detroit, MI 48385 Continue reading

What EXACTLY are You Selling?

What EXACTLY are You Selling?

I had the great fortune to list a lake front home this week. It's beautiful, it's well cared for, it's immaculately clean - the ranch barely looks lived in. Did I mention it's WATER FRONT with a BEACH area? Showings began immediately and I was surprised by some of the feedback. "It's too black and white." Take a look at these images. The only black in this house is the kitchen counter, the rest is the seller's own furniture. The walls are mostly white. WHITE. Neutral. Otherwise Continue reading

Selling Homes Should Be A Community Concern

Selling Homes Should Be A Community Concern

Everyone is fully aware of the current market for selling homes nationally. There are homes sitting empty in almost every community at every price point. How quickly a house sells in a particular neighborhood or how many empty houses there are can go a long way towards making your community appear desirable in ANY market. I think one of the most important things we can do is change our attitude at the community level. I did an open house recently in a very desirable Northville Continue reading

The Social Media “Village Green” is the Place for Local Businesses to Meet

The Social Media “Village Green” is the Place for Local Businesses to Meet

Social media is creating the online villages, towns and cities of the future. Instead of a geographic center of town, each is centered around common interests. Our new virtual realtionships can be broken down into 3 types of communities: Cities hold millions of people, and so do large social media platforms. Belonging to a social network of Mom's is like hanging out in a bustling city center where there's generalized conversation and a wide variety of things to see and do (or click Continue reading

Michigan VA’s Reformed This Virtual Assistant Snob

I'm a reformed Virtual Assistant snob. I've been a VA for almost a decade and yet I had never attended a Virtual Assistant networking event or conference. Ever. Yesterday, I attended the Michigan Virtual Assistants First Annual Conference in Ann Arbor and am very thankful I did. Why have I never connected with other VA's? Quite simply I was too busy. I've never gone looking for clients, they always found me. The quick searches I'd done on the internet told me the other VA's Continue reading

Houston Office Procedures Concerning Storm and Office Closings

After sending out a hurricane information email on behalf of my  Houston clients, The Chris Wylie Team, I received the following email from their office.  I've only had the pleasure of working with them a short time so we're still in the "getting to know each other phase" of our relationship.  This Real Estate team is all business and VERY focused on their clients and getting the job done effectively, so when I received this piece, it took me a couple categories to realize the true nature of the Continue reading

Good Real Estate Sense from Gary Keller founder of Keller Williams International Realty

I had the good fortune to hear Gary Keller founder of Keller Williams International Realty speak in Livonia Michigan yesterday thanks to an internet invitation from Michael Simko of the Keller Williams Woodward Market Center in Royal Oak. "Shift Happens. Always has, always will." Gary Keller spent over three hours providing an overview of some of the key features of his latest Real Estate book called "Shift How Top Real Estate Agents Tackle Tough Times".  Michigan agents have known tough times Continue reading

My Empty Canvas

Well here it is. My Blog. An empty canvas. I can create whatever I want. Hmmmm... what do I want? Apparently a blogger needs to determine a purpose for the blog: to share real estate related information as it pertains to being a Virtual Assistant. to share real estate related information as it pertains to having or wanting a house and/or property. to share real estate information as it pertains to being a Realtor and learning about the real estate market. to share real estate or Continue reading

Do Built-ins Add Value to Home Sales?

Do Built-ins Add Value to Home Sales?

My absolute favorite part of being a Virtual Assistant is seeing pictures of homes that my Realtor clients list. It doesn't matter whether the house is selling for $100,000 or $1,000,000, I find the process of sifting through the pictures, adjusting them for a variety of mediums enjoyable. The fact that I earn money while doing it is bliss. For example this home is in Columbus, Ohio in a Clintonville neighborhood. My clients list many, MANY homes in Clintonville. Clintonville is one of Continue reading