Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Just one of those days......

Whew.. its 9:00 P.M. and I finally am winding down.  What a busy day.  Started out with some personal errands to run followed by a Board of Directors Meeting at Noon that went until about 1:30.  Then had to drive by a potential listing.  Then more errands and last stop before 5 was to my cell phone provider to figure out why I can't get or make any phone calls!!!  This is so frustrating.. One would think when you upgrade your phone to better technology, it would be able to make a call. NOT!!!!!   Well after going over some checks etc... it was decided to switch out the phone AGAIN - now I have to add back all my apps, configure the phone again, email, ughhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh....  gotta love technlogy.


What phone do you have? 

Are you happy with it?

comments please.....

Sue Lucas
sl1586@sccoast.net

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Wow! What a great Realtor Roundtable we had today at the Coastal Carolina Association of Realtors.

I was proud to moderate the roundtable for the group of Realtor members - lots of great ideas were shared by all the panelists:

From left to right -

Scott Ellis of Re/Max Southrn Shores

Chris Sansbury of C-21 McAlpine

Radha Herring of Watermark

Don Thomas of The Lachicotte Company


The Panelists answered questions about marketing tools, systems they are using, professionalism, education and keys to their success.  

Thanks to all the panelists for sharing their insights and knowledge!!!

Sue Lucas
Professional Education Chair 2012
sl1586@sccoast.net
843-997-4595
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Saturday, September 15, 2012

August Foreclosure update

Foreclosure Stats are in from Realtytrac.com: For August 2012

1 in every 677 homes in South Carolina received a foreclosure filing.




















1 in every 692 homes in Horry County received a foreclosure filing in August 2012.

148 homes filed foreclosure in the Myrtle Beach area this includes zip codes, 29588, 29575, 29579, 29577 and 29572.  The highest filings were in the 29579 and 29588 zip codes.

Foreclosures will continue to hit our market, but the rate at which they are being filed is slowing down.
There are still some great buys here at the beach!!!!

For more information or a list of the newest foreclosures call or email me.

Sue Lucas
Re/Max Southern Shores
www.suelucas.com
843.997.4595
sl1586@sccoast.net


Wednesday, September 12, 2012

NCSC Realtors come together

Had a great convention in beautiful Savannah, GA.  Great educational sessions.  There was still time for our fellow realtors to get out and let loose!!!  Check out our own Terry White.

The 2012 South Carolina Realtor of the Year was awarded to Nell Postell


 Our fellow South Carolina Realtors enjoying some "come together" time.

some area shots


Convention Center

At the 2012 SCR Business Meeting

Congrats to Sandy Stone 

Our very own Randy Harrison is the 2013 President Elect

Get ready for next year !!!!  

Bigger and Better in 2013!!!!



Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Convention

The first NC/SC Realtor Associations held their annual convention together in Savannah, Ga. Over 700 realtors "came together"!

Keynote address by Brian Copeland was fantastic- Fever ......

Barcamp topics included :
Apps
Google
SEO
Facebook
Video

Lots of great info- more on video today with Doug Devitre.

More later!

Sue
Sl1586@sccoast.net

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Summer is gone, here comes fall!!

Wow, where did the summer go?


Are you like me and starting to think about the next 4 months and how your year will end?  There is still time to get into the game!!!  I have kicked my plan into high gear.

Do you have a plan for 2012?  Have you reviewed your plan since you first developed it?  The time is now to take it out, brush it off and revise it for your finish.

Some things I plan to do:

  •      Call and follow up with all my buyer leads - classify them A, B, C or D
  •      A- buying in the next 30 days
  •      B - buying in the next 90 days
  •      C-  buying in the next 6 months
  •      D - buying 12 months or longer
Set up my schedule for October, November and December now before the Holidays set in.....including developing my new 2013 Business Plan.  Now is the time to start that process, not in January!!!

I also plan to increase my listing inventory... I just haven't figured out what I plan to change in my current systems to generate more listing leads.  I do know that listings are the name of the game!!! 

Definition of Insanity:
doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
(Albert Einstein)

Time for a change!!!!

What do you need to change?


Happy Fall!!!!
 Sue Lucas
 www.suelucas.com
 sl1586@sccoast.net