October 2008

Found 4 blog entries for October 2008.

When I attended K-5th grade at Paul Revere Elementary School in Blue Island, IL, every year we went to The Field Museum for our field trip.  Friends in other schools seemed to go to a different place every year such as the zoo and the Museum of Science and Industry.  But Paul Revere classes only went to The Field Museum.

Field Museum Chicago IL

I'm not complaining as I love the place.  I try to get there with my grandkids as much as possible and always enjoy the visit.  We never seem to make it through every single exhibit when we visit so there's always something to look forward to the next time.

Did You Know You Can Have Group Gatherings After Hours?

I've heard about companies and other groups being able to rent space in public properties like The Field Museum but

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There has been a brouhaha in the real estate industry regarding the use of the moniker "MLS" on agent websites.  In fact, it started a new ethics section created by MLS cannot be used in domain names for real estate websitesthe National Association of REALTORS (NAR).  Basically, it states that REALTORS are not allowed to use the term "MLS" (multiple listing service) in their website domain names, even though they do not have it trademarked.

However, they are now going against recommendations given by one of their own authors/instructors, Mr. Internet.  Years ago, Mr. Internet wrote an article on good domain names for the real estate industry.  Using "MLS" was even suggested.  You can bet some agents went out and purchased domain names with those initials.  A so-called NAR spokesperson suggested doing this, now

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FEATURED TINLEY PARK REAL ESTATE LISTING SOLD! 

tinley park home soldThere are a lot of Tinley Park homes for sale right now in our current buyer's market.  But this oversized 3-step ranch has just been reduced and is a great buy!

As you drive up you'll notice the great location on an eyebrow cul-de-sac.  Walk around a bit and you'll be amazed at the third of an acre lot and the beautiful landscaping.  There is a sprinkler system to make lawn maintenance easier.

Step inside and you'll be greeted with a large foyer with ceramic flooring.  To the left is the spacious living and dining "L".  Step into the kitchen and you'll notice one unique feature this home offers and that's the large, open kitchen that is set-up differently than most 3-steps.  Another different

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UPDATED POST - I was going to freshen this post up but so much has changed that I wrote an entirely new post in October, 2017, that can be read here.

Most sellers do not understand the marketing aspect of their properties.  They don't understand that the biggest reason their property will sellorland park real estate agent is because of the MLS (Multiple Listing Service) and the correct price.  They expect other forms of marketing but don't know how these methods work and what they're really used for.  I'm going to explain some marketing tools to debunk the myths.

The MLS (Multiple Listing Service)

I would get my home listed on the Northern Illlinois Multiple Listing Service (MLS).  This is the reason most listings will sell.  Most buyers will use a real estate agent to

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