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Brian Ca. born, Southern by Choice in Mount Juliet is doing 11 things including…

Sell a home as a realtor

2 cheers


Brian Ca. born, Southern by Choice has written 6 entries about this goal

It's tough...

I had a couple listings over the last year – couldn’t sell a thing. I spent over $5000 trying – got nothing in return.

on to the next “Back up” plan.

Bad timing...

Well – as I write this, I am still waiting for interested people in the home I have listed. I haven’t received one call since the housing market took a dump larger than King Kong in the Jungle of Japan (we all know it wasn’t filled in Africa).

I am still waiting to sell one.  It's a long process for me know... waiting, wondering, spending Money in marketing.

Oh well, had to vent.


Welll…. I have 2 listings, not any recent interest. I know it’s not the best time to try and sell a home, but I have spent a lot of $$$ marketing and all… It’d sure be nice to get something in return.


Well -
It’s been several weeks now that this home has been listed. I had quite a few people looking at it, when I first listed it. Now, not so many. How do you know when to lower the price? After a month? Two Months?
The couple I listed it for, need to sell as they are moving to Atlanta. Oh well – I guess I have to be patient.

1 now have two clients...

Over the weekend – a family contacted me about buying a home! This is the fun part, looking at homes and picking out one they can afford. They referred friends to me, and now I have two prospective clients!
A tip for new home buyers – get pre-approved first. I won’t take you out in my car unless you are at least pre-qual’d, if not pre-approved. Once approved for funding – we know what you can afford and we know where to go.

I’m excited – i hope these go fairly easily and quickly.
Wish me luck.

So I got the license, and the web...

Now I gotta sell a darn house! My web site is cool ( My cards are cool. My farming letters (all 600 of them) have been sent out (delivering is scheduled for today actually), and they are cool. I even sent out 300 cool little magnets with the Nashville Titans schedule on them, 3×5 or so in size, and they are cool too.

So far I am out about $2500. I need to sell a place to break even. I expect 1-3 listings to come through my farming letters (I hope), so that’ll help maybe. I have had 1 family contact me through the web about a home they found. So who knows – maybe good news is lurking around the corner.

Brian Ca. born, Southern by Choice has gotten 2 cheers on this goal.


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