Sunday, October 26, 2008

Continuing Education

As a Realtor, besides staying up to date with the local market, I strive to learn more and keep up with my real estate education. Times change, the market changes, and taking classes to stay up on the latest changes is vital to helping my customers. I took a CRS Staging class this week to help me help my sellers to position their homes for sale. The class was taught by Martha Webb, author of Dress Your House for Success.

I learned techniques and skills that will add value to my ability to position my sellers homes in the marketplace. The class has helped me to look at my sellers property in a different way, the buyer's way, to best help the seller.

I look forward to increased sales due to this class.

Monday, October 20, 2008

First Time Homebuyers

I mentioned in an earlier post about my upcoming First Time Homebuyers Class. I thought I'd clarify for some folks what a first time home buyer is. True, if you've never owned a home and want to buy one, that would make you a first time homebuyer. You'd also be classified a first time homebuyer if you have not owned a home for more than 3 years. So let's say you owned a home 5 years ago, but your situation changed, got a divorce, moved and were unstable as to where you were going to live and decided to rent, then you'd still be considered a first time homebuyer if you have not owned for 3 years.

The advantage for some first time homebuyers are the programs available to assist in closing costs and down payment, although down payments guidelines have changed with the mortgage meltdown and in fact, mortgage guidelines are frequently changing.

There will be an experienced Wells Fargo lender available at the class to answer those questions about financing.

Tell everyone you know about this class and call me, Angie Goodman at Keller Williams at 850-321-4666 to join us on November 8, 2008.

Saturday, October 11, 2008


Governor Crist signed into law a new program to help older individuals with dementia disorders. Similar to the Amber Alert, this helps notify law enforcement officials and citizens of missing senior citizens. To learn more about the program, visit the FLDE site at
Let's hope this saves lives.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

First Time Homebuyers Class

Since the FHA down payment guidelines are changing the first of the year, I thought a First Time Homebuyer Class would be appropriate before then for those wanting to save some money.

The class will be held at Keller Williams Realty, 1520 Killearn Center Blvd. Tallahassee, on Saturday, November 8, 2008 at 10:00 a.m.

Anyone interested in attending, please RSVP to me, Angie Goodman, at 850-321-4666.