Recent Articles - 2011

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Holiday ECards: A Useful Real Estate Marketing Tool

Posted: Friday, December 23, 2011

A new discovery in the real estate holiday marketing realm is the eCard. An economical, personal and friendly connection with a client is the aim of many real estate businesses. eCards are a perfect real estate marketing tool that allows realtors to do just that without spending too much time or money in the process. Read more

Happy Holidays from Northwest Bank!

Posted: Monday, December 19, 2011

Click here for a special holiday greeting from Northwest Bank! Read more

QR Codes for Real Estate - How to Get Leads With These Funky Boxes

Posted: Friday, December 16, 2011

If you are looking to implement QR codes for real estate marketing, you first need to look at what you are going to be using the codes for. If you are like most real estate agents, you want to know how to get leads with these squiggly little boxes. Read more

Northwest Cares hosts Christmas Fund Drive

Posted: Friday, December 16, 2011

Across the Northwest Bank families, 16 locations, employees donated more than $5000 during this year's Christmas Fund Drive and with the Bank's match, were able to give over $10,000 back to those in need in our communities to have a brighter holiday. Read more

A Clear and Well Executed Mobile Marketing Strategy For Real Estate Professionals

Posted: Friday, December 09, 2011

First. Mobile Marketing works. Fortune 500 companies have well established this point from quantifiable studies executed over the past seven years. As a result of those studies we are going to start seeing more and more Calls To Action using SMS Text messaging on Television, in print, etc. Get use to it...it's coming...fast. Read more

Important Changes to U.S. Savings Bonds

Posted: Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Paper savings bond will no longer be sold at financial institutions after December 31, 2011. However, they are not going away - electronic savings bonds can be purchased online through Treasury Direct. Read more

Why Use Facebook As A Real Estate Agent?

Posted: Friday, November 25, 2011

Why should a real estate agent consider using Facebook to build their business? Facebook is the currently the biggest social media and networking platform on the planet with over 700 million users, of which over 50% of them are active daily. Read more

What Is The Important Aspect In Final Walk-Through

Posted: Friday, November 18, 2011

A final walk-through is the inspection you make of the house you choose to buy just before closing the deal. It is done to ensure that the condition of the house you chose is exactly what you agreed on. People buying a new house tend to get more excited about how it would look and what they would do with it once they've moved in, neglecting the more important things such as making sure water is running perfectly and pipes are not leaking. Doing a final walk-through is imperative to avoid buying a house with surprising problems like malfunctioning light fixtures and flooded bathrooms, which you initially asked to be repaired. Several people have not really been happy about their new houses because of failure to do the final walk-through. Read more

Using Real Estate Marketing Ideas Today

Posted: Friday, November 04, 2011

Through the many hours of a day, people have a generally significant number of ways to get in touch with one another. Sit back and count the ways a moment if you will. As you stretch your legs and wobble your way out of bed, where do you look to once your eyes have adjusted? You are looking at the cell phone you left on vibrate overnight to see if anyone tried to call you while you were sleeping. Read more

Several Strategies To Attract Buyers In A Down Market

Posted: Friday, November 04, 2011

When pricing your home you need to be aware of the comparable sales in the area. Also, know the special features and amenities of your home. Being able to play up special amenities in your home can help you negotiate to reach the amount you want. You must also know your motivation for selling. If you need to move out of your home immediately and need to sell it fast, your motivation level can help your agent set an aggressive price that will help you to be able to move on with your life. Read more

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