Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Incredible Historic Franklin TN home!

This is such a cute home in Historic Franklin TN! For under $400,000 you can own a completely renovated home in a great location! Great yard and MANY upgrades. COMPLETELY RENOVATED
Stephen Strickhausen
KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY
9175 CAROTHERS PKY SUITE 110
6154805770
Sstrickhausen@gmail.com
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Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Come see this gorgeous Historic Franklin home!

This is a gorgeous home in Historic Franklin TN! 3800 SF for under $700,000! This is one of the best deals in Historic Franklin and it is not even on the market yet!

Come see this home for yourself.
Contact the Strickhausen/Blankenship team to see this gorgeous home

KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY
9175 CAROTHERS PKY SUITE 110
615-778-1818
615-480-5770
Sstrickhausen@gmail.com
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Friday, December 18, 2009

Avalon lots for sale. Franklin Tn

Avalon boasts some of the most scenic views in all of Williamson County. For only $549,900 you can own this 1 acre lot with views to die for. Situated right in the heart of Franklin TN this neighborhood is so close to everything but still completely secluded. This portion of Avalon is a gated community with only the most exclusive homes in all of Franklin. You can bring your own builder or choose from one of the current builders in the neighborhood.
For more information please contact us
Stephen Strickhausen
KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY
9175 CAROTHERS PKY SUITE 110
615-778-1818
615-480-5770
Sstrickhausen@gmail.com
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Thursday, December 17, 2009

Lenox Village Nashville

An incredible community! Lenox Village Nashville boasts a mixed development featuring gorgeous homes, townhomes, condos, and commercial (such as my personal favorite...Blue Coast Burrito). Come see why Lenox Village is the place to be!
If you are looking to sell your home then give us a try.
Here is what we offer;
1. Professional Photography of your listing
2. Massive Web Marketing
3. Listing Receptions so that people can experience your home
4. Complimentary home staging by a professional interior designer
5. Your own website www.Yourhome.com
6. High Definition video tours that are searchable online (not everyone uses an agent to find a home)
7. Full Concierge service




We are not happy unless you are happy
Stephen Strickhausen
KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY
9175 Carothers Pky Suite 110
615-778-1818
615-480-5770
Sstrickhausen@gmail.com
Nashville HOME SEARCH

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Want to See Nashville's Most Exclusive Homes?

Nashville has some pretty spectacular homes. Musicians, Actors, and Business men and women make up a good portion of this great town. With that comes a good portion of high end homes.

I have seen some pretty spectacular homes in the past few years. One of them was a home that was almost 30,000 SF and believe it or not it was considered a LOG CABIN!!! In addition, there are quite a few homes owned by famous musicians that are currently on the market.

If you are in the market for an exclusive home here in Nashville or you just want to see them then go to our website and click on "Home Search" and then on "Exclusive Homes". This will automatically generate a search in Middle TN for homes that are $2.5M and higher. Some of them go as high as $60,000,000!!

Check it out HERE

Stephen Strickhausen

KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY

9175 CAROTHERS PKY SUIT 110

615-778-1818

615-480-5770

Need some Commercial property in Nashville?

As a Real Estate agent in Nashville, I enjoy being a resource for just about anyone looking for just about any type of property. Our team doesn't just limit itself to residential. We help those searching for schools, lakefront property, equestrian, and even COMMERCIAL Real Estate.

I have had clients look for just about anything. One client wanted to buy a house BUT wanted it to be an old church! Whether or not you are looking for an old school house to live in or need some retail space for that great idea, let the Strickhausen team be your resource!

Go to our WEBSITE and click on "Home Search" and then "Commercial Property". You will be able to view ALL commercial real estate in the Nashville area within the MLS. This is a great tool. In addition, if you are not finding what you need then please feel free to contact us. We have a huge network of agents who have what you are looking for...just not on the MLS.

Stephen Strickhausen

KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY

9175 CAROTHERS PKY SUITE 110

615-778-1818

615-480-5770

Search for Nashville Commercial Property HERE

Your Nashville Lakefront Real Estate resource

Many cities across the US have lakefront properties...and a lot of residents don't really even know about it!

Here in Nashville TN for example, there are over 800 lakefront properties for sale!! Most people don't even think about being able to afford one (as a primary residence or as a second home).

The "properties" here range anywhere from $2,000 to over $9M. The reason why I put the word properties in parentheses is because that doesn't always include a house. Some of these "properties" for sale are just land and lots located on a lake.

Bottom line is that most cities have that second home or primary home located right on the water that is within budget! Just contact your local Real Estate agent and let them know your budget. He/She will be able to email you every waterfront property within that price range.

If you happen to live in Nashville just go to our website, click on "home search" and then "lakefront home search". This will show you everything available within your price range!

Stephen Strickhausen

KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY

9175 Carothers Pky Suite 110

615-778-1818

615-480-5770

Search for Lakefront Homes HERE



Come to our fall party in Montpier Farms!! NOV 3rd!

Everyone is invited to our Fall Party in Montpier Farms!

The party will take place at 1002 Murray Creek Ln Franklin TN. on November 3rd from 3:30-8:00pm.

There will be food, drinks, and prizes. Come see this beautiful home and enjoy the fall weather on over 2 acres of land in a secluded part of Franklin TN. Bring the family and friends!

Stephen Strickhausen

KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY

9175 CAROTHERS PKY Suite 110

615-778-1818

615-480-5770

Click HERE for your Nashville MLS search


Your Nashville home search! Better and easier

Most Realtors want people to be able to use their website as a one stop shop for everything Real Estate related.

One of the most useful is not necessarily the most popular. Some agents want to be able to send listings to potential clients so that "THEY" can be the resource for a Home search. Sometimes people want to just "window shop" before they decide to take the next step.

Did you know that most people go to car lots on a Sunday...when the dealership is closed. Why? BECAUSE NO ONE WANTS TO TALK TO A SALESMAN!! When they are ready they will come in on a Friday afternoon and sit down and talk about the details. It may take some time for them to warm up. It may take a quick email from the buyer to see if there are any specials or what they could offer that no one else can. The catch though is to HAVE that car lot...even on Sundays, so that people can browse at their convenience.

Have the resources available to people so that when the time comes, YOU will be the one they trust.

Stephen Strickhausen

KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY

9175 CAROTHERS PKY SUITE 110

615-778-1818

615-480-5770

Click here for your Nashville home search








Friday, October 16, 2009

What is my home worth? Free CMA

If you are considering selling your home and want to know what the current value is then let us run a quick and FREE CMA for you.
We are here to serve the Nashville real estate community however we can.



Stephen Strickhausen
KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY
9175 CAROTHERS PKY SUITE110
615-778-1818
615-480-5770
Sstrickhausen@gmail.com
http://www.Sstrickhausen.com

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Lenox Village Nashville! Great investment

I love Lenox Village. It is a well planned community here in Nashville. There are several homes for sale in this area so come and take and look and see why it sold out sold quickly in the first place!




We would be honored to list YOUR home or help you buy a home in this neighborhood!
Stephen Strickhausen
KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY
9175 CAROTHERS PKY SUITE 110
615-778-1818
Sstrickhausen@gmail.com
Sstrickhausen.com

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Bring your horses to this gorgeous equestrian community in Williamson County!


As you may have seen, my team currently has a listing in the fantastic neighborhood called Montpier Farms in Williamson County TN. The home itself is definitely full of gorgeous details and amenities that any buyer would be delighted to enjoy. These include an open kitchen with beautiful cabinets and granite, central vacuum and gorgeous hard wood floors.

However, it is not just the home itself that makes this a fantastic property. Living in this home is an experience.

As you drive in and around the neighborhood you will be greeted by tremendous trees and historic sites. The winding roads lead to Hillsboro Road and highway 96. No matter which direction you choose you are guaranteed a truly magnificent drive.

As you drive up the driveway of this property you will get a since of just how big this lot is. The home is nestled in trees and lush greenery. This makes a great home for local wildlife. As you sip on your morning coffee you will more than likely see deer running through the yard. What a way to start your day!

Another fantastic amenity is that this neighborhood is an equestrian neighborhood. This means that the lots are big enough to keep your horses on. I was driving down the street after meeting with the homeowner and noticed that there were horses in the yard across the street. It was so incredible! Here I was driving through a neighborhood looking at these gorgeous homes and fences lined with trees and there was a horse walking along the fence line. How much more perfect can it get? Montpier Farms HOA allows for horses. This is a rare find in Franklin TN. Bring your horses to this equestrian estate! All this right in between Franklin and Brentwood!

Living in this neighborhood is truly like being on vacation. There is beauty all around you and you truly feel all the stresses of your day melt away as you relax in this peaceful setting.



Stephen Strickhausen
KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY
9175 CAROTHERS PKY SUTIE 110
615-778-1818
Sstrickhausen@gmail.com
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Monday, September 28, 2009

Franklin TN Open house this Sunday! Oct 4th 2-5pm


Welcome to Montpier Farms! This is the absolute perfect neighborhood in Williamson County! Situated right between downtown Franklin and downtown Brentwood this established neighborhood has mature trees and many level lots. HOA rules and regulations even allow for horses!



1002 Murray Creek Ln. is listed at $649,900 and features 5 Large bedrooms and 3.5 baths with 4,446 well planned out square footage. Everything in the home is less than 3 years old. You have got to see it!

Come out this Sunday October 4th from 2-5pm!





Stephen Strickhausen
KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY
9175 CAROTHERS AVE SUITE 110
615-778-1818
615-480-5770
Sstrickhausen@gmail.com
www.sstrickhausen.com

Elephants

Before I say anything let me say this...I know money is tight these days. I know there are people that just do not have the money to spend on their home right now. These people are disqualified from my rant. Be adviced; if you are a procrastinator you may not want to read this!
Here's the deal...I am so sick of hearing one certain line from home owners. Every time I hear this line I have to use every ounce of self control to not get into an argument. The line is one that I am sure you have heard, or maybe said. "yeah, we hate so many things about our house. We just figured we'd wait to fix any of it until we can afford to do the whole thing." Let me rephrase..."Yup, there's a lot we have to get done, but we love this excuse so we're gonna keep rolling with it." I want to scream!!
I just don't get it. I had a couple that moved into a new home and did not paint for TWO YEARS because they wanted to wait until they could afford a nice, new rugs. This meant they lived in construction white walls for two years, even though they hated it. It gets better. They refused to hang pictures because they did not want to have to re-do it after painting!! What!! Does this sound stupid to anyone else? I mean lets get real here. "Hey honey...lets live in a house we paid $250,000 dollars for and hate, because its easier to make excuses than to spend $50 for paint." Get real. These people were miserable. They refused to do anything. I should confess...I got them to do it by "accidentally" getting test paint colors on their walls, when they asked to keep it on paper. oops.
Ok, here's another ridiculous example. I have a very dear friend that lives in a gorgeous home in Historic Franklin. He refuses to do any work on his bathroom until he can afford to do the whole room. Therefore, he is forced to keep all his clothes folded in the bath tub because he does not have his nice, renovated closet yet. So, he would rather fish for clothes than do the closet re-do. He says he wants to wait until he gets his new vanity and sinks so he can do it all at once. In his case, money is not the issue. Trust me.
I just don't get it. It seems that doing a little bit at a time would be the logical thing to do. I have told him that he should take one small project at a time. Do the closet. Then do the vanity in three months. After that is finished, do the new shower granite and door. This way the money is spent gradually, rather than all at once.
I respect that it is very overwhelming to do renovations. It is also very time consuming. If you are waiting until you have the $15,000 cash that you need to do a room re-do, you probably will never do it. I suggest save smaller amounts of cash $1500-$2000 and do what you can with that. Then do more after you save up that smaller amount again. This way you are making progress and paying cash. It is very unlikely you will save up for the whole thing because life happens. Cars need work, Kids need clothes, holidays roll around. Suddenly you find you are living in a house you hate because you have been saving for three years. I just don't understand living in a house that drives you crazy when you could do smaller things one at a time that would make your home feel so much better. If money is an issue, I suggest yard sales. You would be amazed what you can find at these budget friendly heavens. I, myself, bought an antique mirror for to hang over my credenza. This mirror was perfect and I know they are priced for several hundred dollars at local stores. (I've looked) I paid $15!! Many times I will get take a set amount of cash and go to several yard sales and just hunt until my cash is gone. One time I bought so much I had to borrow my friends truck to get it all home. All for $200. I transformed an entire room!! Yes, I wanted to do the entire house. But, it just wasn't in the cards then. So, I did none room at a time. After three months the whole house was done.

How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time!!












Stephen Strickhausen
KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY

9175 CAROTHERS AVE SUITE 110

615-778-1818
Sstrickhausen@gmail.com







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Thursday, September 24, 2009

Montpier Farms in Franklin TN. 1002 Murray Creek LN

Welcome to pure seclusion with over 2 acres of land in Franklin TN! That's right... within Williamson County in Franklin Tn there is a GREAT neighborhood called Montpier Farms. Situated right between Brentwood and Franklin this place is perfect. Take a look at the video of 1002 Murray Creek Ln. If you would like to see this property then please call us at 615-480-5770 or email at Sstrickhausen@gmail.com




Stephen Strickhausen and the Strickhausen Team
KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY
9175 CAROTHERS PKY SUITE 110
615-778-1818
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11th off Main Townhomes. The best deals in Franklin TN!

You will not beat these deals in historic downtown Franklin! 11th off Main is a GREAT neighborhood with top notch upgrades and THE BEST dollar per square foot in the area! You have got to come see these. If you want to set up an appointment then give us a call or email us.



Stephen Strickhausen
KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY
9175 CAROTHERS PKY SUITE 110
615-778-1818
Sstrickhausen@gmail.com
www.Sstrickhausen.com

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

11th Off Main in Franklin TN is THE BEST DEAL!

You CANNOT beat this quality for this low of a price in Historic Downtown Franklin. The Williamsburg unit is priced at $369,998 and includes 4 bedrooms 3.5 baths with a 2 car garage. This is only $115.29 a square foot! This the best deal I have seen in years for this area. Most of the Townhomes in this area go for over $200 a square foot. Give us a call today!



Please contact us with any questions
Stephen Strickhausen
KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY
9175 CAROTHERS AVE SUITE 110
615-778-1818
Sstrickhausen@gmail.com
http://www.Sstrickhausen.com

Montpier Farms Home for sale. Perfection!


I have just been greeted by perfection. Welcome to 1002 Murray Creek Ln. “Montpier Farms” in Franklin TN! I entered the front door of my team’s new listing and was taken back by the detail and thought that went into the renovation of this home. Not only that, but the decorating was exquisitely beautiful. Homes these days are so open and exposed room to room that foyers are not really seen anymore. I, myself, love them because there is something to be said for the elegance and charm they immediately bring to a home. As I stood in the foyer of this home I could see the formal areas to my right, living spaces in front and a hall to my left that led to three of the five bedrooms in the home. The formal area of the homes contained two spaces, each very large. The hardwood floors added to the elegance, as did the multiple over sized windows. The moldings led your eye around the room that was covered in soothing tones and lovely paintings.

The kitchen is completely new and features granite, stainless steel and beautiful trim work. It is open to the living space, which also features hardwoods and gorgeous trims. The focal point of the room is the modern, yet charming, fireplace. The light colored brick goes from floor to ceiling, which shows off the high ceilings. Standing in the living space I was able to look through one of the several windows to see the tremendous backyard with trees in the distance.



The bedrooms in this house are huge. Two of these rooms are down the hall and share the full bath. The other room at the end of the hall is the master suite, featuring a gorgeous master bath. All of the rooms have beautiful hardwoods and high ceilings. The closet space would give room for everything needing to be stored.



Everything I had seen in this house was fantastic. The details and amenities were perfectly done. However, When I started to explore the other side of the house I was taken back by just how perfect this house is. On the other side of the kitchen is the laundry room and a very large bedroom with a full bath. This room is separated from the rest of the house making it ideal for guests. To my right there was a staircase that led to a fantastic living space. This room was truly tremendous. With ceilings that seemed to go forever and new carpet, this room is perfect for kids or entertaining. The room was being used as a children’s play room by the owners currently living in the home. They had all tows and games in the room along with a huge television. This room was great and has limitless uses.



As I turned the corner I was greeted by another staircase. This staircase led to what was the smartest part of this renovation. The next space was 1400 square feet of finished living space with an option bedroom and bathroom. This room was gigantic. Brand new carpet, beautiful wall colors and ceiling fans carry on the standard for perfection in the rest of the home. The owner of this home could make this a theatre, guest quarters, home gym or even rent this space out to someone looking for a one bedroom rental.



In all, this house was truly a gem. The colors, flooring and detail that went into the renovation come together and create a warm, charming and livable space. I was almost sad to leave when it was time to go.



Yes, There is more! Montpier Farms is a mature neighborhood with large lots. This home sits on over 2 acres of level land with large trees. This is truly a getaway with the convenience of Franklin and Brentwood at your fingertips. I hope you will check this fantastic home out on the website at http://www.Sstrickhausen.com It is our featured home!





Stephen Strickhausen
KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY
9175 CAROTHERS AVE SUITE 110
615-778-1818
Sstrickhausen@gmail.com







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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Talking about the $8,000 tax credit...not good


I hope that everyone has enjoyed the benefits of the $8,000 tax credit whether you are a first time home buyer or an agent.

For buyers of course, this helps with home ownership for those that typically might not even consider buying. I have personally seen several families take advantage of this opportunity. The credit has not "turned the market around" here in Nashville but it has definitely "stimulated" it. The most recent months have seen those that have been sitting on the fence finally get on the home ownership train.

In my opinion, the whole point of having a deadline is to encourage even the procrastinators to make a decision. Sure, this decision may turn into a last minute offer on November 13th with a contingency that they "Must close by November 30th". November 13th is a Friday by the way....Scary in more ways than one:)

The question with those that are on the fence has been "Aren't they going to extend the deadline"? Of course I don't truly know the answer to that BUT (being the honest person that I am) I have to tell them "That is a possibility". The truth is, IT IS A POSSIBILITY and the reason why I know this is because IT'S ON THE NEWS!! It's in the media and of course once you start talking about an extension then those that are on the fence are more than likely going to STAY on the fence.

What is the point of that?? There is still time to find a great first home before the deadline. If the government is trying to stimulate home sales then DON'T LET THE CAT OUT OF THE BAG. If they are going to extend the deadline then wait until AFTER the deadline to make the announcement.

I DO think that they should have a 2 week "grace period" for those first time home buyers that are already under contract. There WILL be last minute contracts and Title companies and Lenders will have their hands full. Bottom line is that with the talks of extensions come talks of waiting. The $8,000 was a great idea but the full benefit of it comes from waiting until the very end to announce or even talk about extensions.

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615-778-1818
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Monday, September 21, 2009

Check out Franklin TN

Driving through the streets of Historic Franklin in Williamson County you will pass some truly incredible homes. These houses are an average of four-thousand square feet and well appointed with custom trims and gorgeous flooring. The homes are very well taken care of with wonderful landscaping and beautiful detail work.

Not only are these homes gorgeous but they are also rich in history. Franklin sits in the middle of what was a battle ground in the 1800’s. These homes in Franklin played a role in the battle. For example, Carnton Plantation was the home of the famed, ‘Widow of The South.’ (Read the book. Its really great) Franklin homes are filled with character and charm. There are some new residential developments being built in Franklin that I think will be huge successes in continuing the tradition of excellence as well as bringing a younger crowd into the area.

The first of these is a development of townhomes directly off Main Street. I believe they are called 11th and Main. These Townhomes are not your average townshomes. Covering up to 2700 square feet, these showpieces are filled with gorgeous hardwood flooring, insane crown moldings and top of the line appliances. Each room posseses its own character and details. When most builders build townhomes they do not feel it necessary to go the extra mile as far as details go. The builder of the townhomes I speak of definitely went the extra mile. The woodwork in these homes is exquisite. The shelving is encased with awesome detail work and moldings. Some units have a private brick enclosed courtyard that is perfect for a wall fountain and outdoor dining table. The owners are going to love the kitchens, with their granite counters and top of the line cabinets. I highly recommend you check these out. (I should also mention the great price. They are priced to sell!)

Another awesome development for the younger crowd in Franklin is the new Jamison Station. Sitting directly across the street from the Factory, Jamison Station possesses features that will make the owner feel they are really living in New York. As you enter the unit you will see a large living space and a half bath. Hop on your own elevator and go up one floor to the kitchen and eating space, as well as living space. The kitchen is very open, which will show off you Viking appliances. You be surrounded by modern walls and lighting fixtures. The floor is a sleek hardwood. To go to the bedrooms you go up again, to the third floor. The rooms are on the smaller side. (which is to be expected in a loft setting) However, the master bath is tremendous. Slate flooring and a huge shower add a New York feel to the bathroom. These units are very clean-lined and modern. Each unit has its own large balcony enclosed in brick walls. The fixtures are very modern and complete that loft feeling. Be ready to sell some of you furniture to fit in this loft style space. However, with the character and swank New York feel I know you would not miss it.

As a whole I am thrilled Franklin is starting to bring in younger crowds. I think it is needed to have modern and edgy living spaces to do that. However, I am hoping that each new development takes notice of how high the bar has been set by the ones I speak of.










Stephen Strickhausen

KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY

9175 CAROTHERS PKY SUITE 110

615-778-1818

Sstrickhausen@gmail.com











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Friday, September 18, 2009

Custom Builders can help those on ANY budget!


There are a lot of people who tend to steer clear of building a new home. I am not just talking about walking into a model home and picking out 3 or 4 options and having a new home in 3-4 months. I am referring to sitting down with a custom builder and having him build the house of your dreams.

There are many reasons why people tend to stay away from this option.

1) Time. Custom homes can take anywhere from 6 months to two years. This of course depends on the budget and how often the wife changes the cabinets and wall colors :)

2) Effort. This task is far above and beyond the typical walk-through a model home and picking out 1 of 4 tile options. This is a start from scratch job that requires figuring out floor plans, the land to build it on, and THEN all the paint, brick, roof, and tile colors. This is not a one hour meeting!

3) Money. Generally to do a true custom home takes more dollars per square foot than most "cookie cutter" homes because...well...they're cookie cutter.

I have recently been working with a home builder here in Nashville that can debunk all of those myths. He even pays a Real Estate agent their commission who brings him buyers. He believes that having a Realtor will help the process run smoother and is well worth his dime.

I have seen his work and he is just about impeccable. He builds anything from a 1200 sf barn in Liepers Fork to a multi million dollar estate in Franklin. As far as price goes, he can stay within your budget! Clients meet with him with their max budget for land and everything. He then tells them everything he CAN do within that price range.

The Effort is taken on by the builder. Sure, you can go out there everyday while it is under construction but he takes on all the work and headache. This of course is where the agent comes into play. We have a reputation for taking bullets for our clients:)

The time it takes is generally 6 months! I know this is about 2 months longer than building a spec home BUT instead of spec you get your DREAM HOME!!

Don't forget to count out the custom builders for your clients! This could be the best decision they make!



Stephen Strickhausen

KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY

9175 CAROTHERS PKY SUITE 110

615-778-1818

Sstrickhausen@gmail.com











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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

The Levels of being an agent


A while back I wrote a blog about "How I wish Real Estate was more like brain surgery". I know that may sound a bit drastic but the point I was trying to make was that there were so many people out there that have their Real Estate license. There is always a potential client that says something to the effect of "My uncle has his license and I am going to use him to sell my house". Generally this same friend or family member works full time doing something else. You add all these people up and they are only making a couple transactions a year but as a whole they are taking away 1,000's of potential clients from those of us that have made a career out of it.

Going back to my previous blog, it's not like you would say "My uncle is going to do surgery on me this time" "He took some medical classes in college". Again... a bit drastic but there are so many people out there that have someone that they know either representing them as a buyer or trying to sell their home. The sad thing is that most of these people don't really know the difference between the guy who took a few classes in college and the guy who has spent the past 15 years of his life studying and practicing medicine.

This is so frustrating to watch but I see it often. In fact, I currently have a "referral" from someone who was a friend of a friend. Long story short...I am now their Realtor. My lender tried to pass on a lead to me a while back. I called her but she decided to go with a family friend. Long story short, my lender told me that this was the worst transaction he has EVER had to deal with. Everything inside of him wants to make the "I told you so" phone call.

Back to the "LEVELS". This would allow the general public to know what level of knowledge and level professionalism they are dealing with, even if it IS a family member. I am not sure exactly how I would break things down but those of us that have full time jobs and happen to have taken the state exam should be on level one (at the bottom). I also think there should be a "rookie" year where the agent is working under a higher level agent for that time period. Higher levels should be based on the knowledge of contracts and state laws. I even think Realtors should be ranked on how a listing is done. Knowledge of the surrounding area which includes pricing is crucial. Your shiny new sign doesn't cut it.

I will be the first to admit that I am inferior to others... especially within my office! Our office is full of seasoned agents who have been in the business for 15 + years. These are the people that I go to for answers and advice. The point I am trying to make is that there are those of us that LOVE Real Estate and have given it their 60hrs a week ( which includes constant and continual education, extensive knowledge of the market and city, and TIME ) and then there are those that hold a license. Beware of the "Level 1" agents!!

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Stephen Strickhausen

KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY

9175 CAROTHERS PKY SUITE 110

615-778-1818

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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

What's Next?

No, No that just won't do! (edit/delete)





I was speaking to a Sales Agent last month about buyers these days and the crazy things they ask for in the homes they intend to purchase. Even though there are definitely requests that you would never have heard ten years ago,they ask for these features with such ease. It blows me away that technology and decadence has come some far in the last years that home buyers can ask the agent to find a home with automatic heat sensored lighting systems. Have you seen these master baths they are creating? Who needs a day spa anymore? I am talking about television sets embeded in the mirrors, 44 person hot tubs, rain shower head that suddenly emerge from middle of ceiling. These features are insane. Because of the fact the buyers are so exposed to these features, compliments of reality telesivision and HGTV, they know they can be had if they ask. (of course this is before they fall over cold when you tell them the price)

After this discussion I came across this video. It does a much better job of explaining peoples mentality than I can. When you are stressing out over finding a home that electronically changes diapers, washes dishes and mows the lawn because your buyer insists that it is what they need.... keep this in mind.

To Watch this hilarious video click HERE.





What requests do you get that have stopped you in your tacks?

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Stephen Strickhausen

Keller Williams

9175 Carothers Pkwy

Franklin, TN 37067

(615) 778-1818

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Nashville home pricing. Is it EVERYTHING?


I have posted a few blogs lately that have talked about the best ways to market a home. I really wanted to show what I do as a Realtor to market my listings here in Nashville. Besides the normal sign in yard, MLS, open houses on Sunday, and THE RIGHT PRICE, there are many ways that can help with the quick sale of a home.



After writing a few blogs I got several responses that basically said something to the effect of “If you price it right then it will sell”. I DO agree with this although there are other factors that are VERY important to the quick sale of a home.



I was searching through the MLS this afternoon when I stumbled across what appears to be the BEST deal in the area. This is a well sought after neighborhood in Nashville. The square footage was higher than most and the price was right! In fact, the price is amazing for this area. I looked at the days on market and it is pushing 4 months now!



Since I am looking for a good deal for my client I then proceeded to look at the pictures that were posted by the “owner agent”. To my surprise I found that THERE WERE NONE!!!!! Not ONE more picture besides the front of the house!!!! I did some further investigating and learned that there was nothing major wrong with the house. I thought that for this price in this area that there must be some major foundation, roof, electrical, or plumbing problems.



Dear mister “owner agent” (which was even more of a shock), Rule #1 POST PICTURES OF YOUR LISTING!!!! I cannot tell you how many times I have not sent a listing to a client because there were no pictures. When clients are looking through the listings that you send them, they want to see the granite counter tops and bedroom colors. If there is no picture then they will decline even looking at it. I DO understand that investors ( which I immediately sent this listing to mine )might look at just the dollar per SF and want to go see a property purely based on numbers (not pictures) but there aren’t many families that will buy into that.



With all this being said, you can’t tell me that marketing does not play a big key into selling a home quickly. What it boils down to is tugging on the heart strings of some family out there that will fall in LOVE with your listing. There are many ways to do this and I have talked about that in previous blogs. Pricing is VERY important but not the only thing that sells a home. Point proven….

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KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY
9175 Carothers Pky Suite 110
615-778-1818
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Monday, September 14, 2009

Amazing Windstone Brentwood TN






Oooh-aahhh



It is no secret that as you drive around Williamson County, in Tennessee, you are going to pass countless neighborhoods that are among some of the most beautiful you have ever seen. The terrain is soft and rolling and the homes are, well…incredible. There are some areas that are so spectacular you really have to see it to believe it. That being said, there are some that, even among its contenders, stand out among the rest. For example, there is Westhaven. Westhaven is situated west of Franklin in the hills of Williamson County. The master planned community is know throughout Nashville as one of the best. Driving through this scenic neighborhood you truly feel as though you are on a movie set or the famed Wisteria Lane. (assuming you have seen Desperate Housewives) The homes are built perfectly and the Families flock in droves to live in this desirable area.

I have recently discovered a newer neighborhood in Williamson County that literally blew me away. Set in incredible tree filled hills in the heart of Brentwood sits Windstone. Windstone’s streets wind through rolling terrain in a tree lined valley that gives a secluded feel. As you enter the development you are greeted with a winding drive lined with incredible landscaping and pond housing swans. (yes…you read swans)

The heavy black wrought iron and stone gates open and you are transported into a hidden jewel. Though this neighborhood is smack in the middle of Brentwood, when those gates open you truly feel that you are entering your own treasure that no one else knows about. The first homes you pass are the largest in the development. When I say large I mean L-A-R-G-E!!! These castles are truly perfect. With their use of texture and color scheme these homes look as though they could only work in this setting. Each possesses a personality of their own. I have been in these dream homes. Let me just say…unreal. It is so nice to walk through a home that the builder did not stop until it was perfect. The materials are top of the line. The crown moldings guide you through room by room, each with its own feature. The great room features a lodge feel with its stone mantle and exposed beams. You just have to see it to understand the perfection of these homes.

As you travel through the rest of the development you are constantly in awe of its beauty and flow. The development features townhomes and estate homes as well as mid-range homes.

I have driven through the development countless times and each time I am in amazement. I could speak about Windstone for five more pages. I urge anyone in Nashville to check this one out. Heck, if you are breathing check this one out. I know that if I have any buyers looking in the upper price range this will be the first place I take them. However, it would be smarter to make it the last because once they see it the standard is set very high.



Stephen Strickhausen

Keller Williams

9175 Carothers Ave, Suite 110

615-778-1818

615-480-5770

sstrickhausen@gmail.com

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Friday, September 11, 2009

Should Realtors have staging knowledge?

Hold Up…Lets Just Think For a Second!

I recently went to work with a client that needed help getting their home ready to sell. It had been on the market for several weeks with no offers and no interest from buyers. The only remarks were not in their favor. After this had gone on for several weeks they gave me a call to come give them some pointers. I knew there was going to be many issues to be addressed because I had seen their home before, however I REALLY underestimated this one!!!

The first thing that greeted me as I walked in the door was a huge pile of shoes in the foyer. They prefer guests to remove their shoes and leave them there while in the home. I asked them if these shoes were always there. To my amazement they told me yes. WHAT? They were under the impression that it would be forgivable by buyers because it was the best place to put them. Here’s a thought…how about the CLOSET??
I proceeded with the couple to the, well…I guess it was the family room. I could not tell what it was because there was a baby bassinet, television on the floor, and one couch. No pictures. No mirrors. No rugs. Nothing. Each room of the house was empty, other than one or two things. Chalk drawings on the walls were everywhere, along with toy chests and stained carpets.
I quickly realized I was about to have to break the news that they needed serious help. We went room by room and gave each one a purpose. We added pictures and rugs to living areas and transformed an open room into the ‘Sun Room.’
The part of this that amazed me the most was that they were not selling the home themselves. THEY HAD AN AGENT !! When I asked them if the agent had addressed any of these issues they told me that it had not been mentioned. What?
I was shocked to hear this because it seemed as though the agent should tell them these things needed to be addressed to sell the house.
The thing is that it is not the house that left an impression on me. What I remember the most is the Agent they were working with. The experience gave me insight to how that agent conducts business. I saw first hand what that agent considers to be good enough. In my opinion, every time you tour a home listed with an agent that home somewhat represents that agent. I will remember that the agent I have spoken of did not care enough to be honest with the seller. They did not want to put in the extra work to help them. To them it was just another listing that they would add to their resume. The agent owed that family more than they were given.
To this day I remember that because I want my fellow agents to leave any listing I have knowing that I am working for the seller to the best of my ability. I want them to see, first hand, my standards. This means I have to be honest and not afraid to put in extra work to make sure their home is seen as a great product. Don’t we owe them that? In the case of the family I have spoken of it would not have been that hard to tell the seller it might be a good idea to move the pile of shoes out of the foyer. Or, maybe spend ten minutes to wipe the chalk off the walls. Yes, it is the sellers job to keep the house clean and ready. However, sometimes they need the honest input from the agent they are paying to guide them along the way.





Weston Blankenship, Home Stager and Designer for
Stephen Strickhausen
Keller Williams
9175 Caroters Parkway
Suite 110 Franklin, TN
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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

First time tax credit...what if they don't extend it?

The longer I am in the Real Estate game the more I hear the phrase "what if?".

I think this phrase can be very useful. For example, "What our financing doesn't go through?" "What if the inspections come back and we don't want to deal with the headache of fixing all the problems?". These are all "what ifs" that can save a lot of heartache in the future. I am a big supporter of that phrase and practice it myself with many situations in life. That phrase can save the day!!

On the flip side I have seen that phrase just KILL DEALS and opportunities. Months ago I heard that phrase in reference to mortgage rates... "What if the rates drop lower than 4%?" That was a BIG what if considering that we were staring down historical lows in the face! My question was "What if they go back up tomorrow?". Of course I liked the fact that they were that low BUT it was bound to go up.

Those SAME CLIENTS are now asking the question "What if the government extends the First Time Home Buyers Credit?". My question to them...again, "WHAT IF THEY DON'T?????". I am not a pessimist by any stretch of the imagination. I am also not the one to say "I told you so". I wish I was because now is the time to say "I told you so" along with "What if you had bought 2 months ago?". You are still buying...just at a full point higher than you would have. Once January comes around we sure might see an extension of the tax credit....but "WHAT IF WE DON'T?"





Stephen Strickhausen

KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY

9175 CAROTHERS PKY SUITE 110

Franklin TN

615-778-1818

Sstrickhausen@gmail.com





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Thursday, August 6, 2009

Nashville FSBO vs. Listing Agent


I live in an area in Nashville TN where there are A LOT of homes for sale. In fact, there is a neighborhood called "Lenox Village" that has close to 60 homes on the market!! Out of the 60 homes that are listed many of them are "For Sale By Owner". I PITY the FSBO that thinks they have an edge over an aggressive listing agent!! (In the best Mr. T voice I can muster up)

Let's talk about exposure. I know that some FSBO's get smart and figure out a way for their home to be listed in the MLS... CONGRATS! For the rest of you, aside from the occasional drive-by who else is going to see your home? What about the family in Florida who needs to move to Nashville because of a job change? Are they going to see your home? NO! They are going to call an agent who in turn is going to look at his/her favorite database....THE MLS.

The #1 reason why someone would chose not to use a listing agent is to save money. That of course is a great thing to do especially in this economy. Let's look at some interesting facts;

1) Homes listed with a Realtor sell in half the time of those who are trying to sell on your own. There are many reasons for this but I will cover the basics. Staging (a good Realtor will tell you what needs to be done to the home in order for it to be ready to sell. Green walls, clusters of candles, and 6 cats aren't appealing to every person walking through the home....take some advice.) Marketing ( If you think the MLS is the ONLY place to have a home listed then you are sadly mistaken. How many people are using things like Facebook, Myspace, Craigslist, Twitter, ACTIVE RAIN, and simply Googling areas? The answer....MILIONS.) Pricing (I am sorry but a home that was bought 2-3 years ago is probably not worth $20,000 more in 2009. Ask an agent what your home is worth...not what you THINK it's worth. This may prompt a decision to RENT as opposed to sell....for now.)

2) FSBO's sell on average 15% less than those that are listed with agents. Let us start with negotiations. A GREAT listing agent knows what you need and knows how to get it. Some of us are masters of negotiations. Here is where the fun begins....

Please keep up. Let's say that you have a mortgage of $1,500 a month and you "need" to get out but don't want to pay a listing agent to sell your home. I am going to stay conservative here for arguments sake but realize it could be much worse. Also, (for those that have a home in the MLS) let's say that you are only saving 3% as opposed to 6% because the person that brought you your buyer is a Realtor (which will require his/her 3%). On a $250,000 home your goal is to save yourself $7,500 by not paying a listing agent. That is the number we are working with... with me so far?

Again, on average, a home listed with an agent is likely to sell in half the time of a FSBO. In Nashville, let's say that on average the listing agent will have a $250,000 home on the market for 3 months and then it sells. According to stats (in this situation) a For Sale By Owner will have their home on the market for 6 months before it sells. On a $1,500 note you are now saving $3,000 by not using an agent ($1,500 a month for 3 months is $4,500. $7,500 - $4,500 = $3,000).

So now the number we are working with is $3,000. Let's refer back to paragraph 5... "FSBO's sell on average 15% less than those that are listed with agents". Again, for arguments sake I will keep that percentage low. Let's say that an agent can get only 1.5% more for a house than what a FSBO can. On a $250,000 home that is over $3,500. In this scenario the For Sale By Owner is now saving $500. I wanted to keep my numbers low for my next point.

Now, if it is going to cost someone the SAME amount of money to list it themselves as opposed to using an agent why wouldn't they?? Aside from the most important thing (price), there are MANY things to take into account. Inspections, appraisals, title, negotiations, open houses, marketing, HOLDING DEALS TOGETHER, all these things are the jobs of an agent. Why wouldn't a family of 4 with school, work, church, soccer, etc etc etc NOT want to hire a listing agent? According to the numbers....I have no clue.



Stephen Strickhausen
KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY
9175 Carothers Pky Suite 110
615-778-1818
Sstrickhausen@gmail.com
http://www.Sstrickhausen.com





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Friday, July 31, 2009

The question is SHOULD you sell your home in Nashville...

If you are thinking about selling your home in Nashville then email us at Sstrickhausen@gmail.com. We will tell you exactly what your home is worth (right now) and whether or not you should try to sell. We don't take every single listing that comes our way. We will be honest and let you know any other options.
Stephen Strickhausen
KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY
9175 Carothers Pky Suite 110
615-778-1818
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Thursday, July 30, 2009

A BETTER Nashville listing agent

Let the Strickhausen team prove to you that we can sell your home faster here in Nashville. We do more than put the house on the MLS and pray it sells. In this market we need all the marketing we can get.
Stephen Strickhausen
KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY
9175 Carothers Pky Suite 110
615-778-1818
Sstrickhausen@gmail.com
www.Sstrickhausen.com

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Nashville homes for sale (Home prices on the rise)

That's right...3 months in a row!! This hasn't happened in over 5 years. On the flip side, interest rates are climbing slowly. Check out our website at www.Sstrickhausen.com
Stephen Strickhausen
KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY
9175 Carothers Pky Suite 110
615-778-1818
Sstrickhausen@gmail.com




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Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Nashville home insurance

John Harwell wants to protect you and your family. He is a great guy and will save you money on insurance here in Nashville.
Give him a call at 615-339-4689

Also, Check out our Nashville Homes For sale at www.Sstrickhausen.com and click on Home Search!
Have a great Tuesday.


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Friday, July 24, 2009

Nashville Financial Advisor Brandon Lunke

Finances and Real Estate go hand in hand. If you need to save for a down payment, buy your first investment, or just pay off your home early, Brandon Lunke is the guy. He will sit down with you and go over all your options. Give him a call today!
Stephen Strickhausen
KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY
9175 Carothers Pky Suite 110
615-778-1818
Sstrickhausen@gmail.com
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Thursday, July 23, 2009

Nashville RealTracs vs. our MLS search

Our Nashville MLS search is so easy. Go to our website at www.Sstrickhausen.com and click on "Home Search". If you like the old fashioned way of searching then we have that as well. Our database is connected to the same database that ReaTracs uses.
Stephen Strickhausen
KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY
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615-778-1818
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Wednesday, July 22, 2009

The housing market isn't that bad. Talk to my investor!



As we wake up on a daily basis and turn on the telly, all we see are signs of a terrible economy and in turn a terrible housing market. I am a Realtor in Nashville TN and I don't know what you are talking about...



Sure, I have seen a slowing market here. I have had my share of picky buyers (because they had their choice of 1000's of homes at THEIR asking price), I have had my share of slowing business, and I have been directly affected by all this mess. On the "flip" side of things, if you were to meet my investor Mark then he would tell you that he could care less what the tv is saying.

There was a time not too long ago that you couldn't turn on the tv without seeing a "Flip this House" show. Everywhere you turned there was some company showing how they buy and sell homes quickly for a massive profit. Where are those shows today? Well, come to Nashville and follow my investor around for a couple months. To this day he has never made less than $22,000 on a "flip". That includes the last 2 years of what everyone else will call a "housing slump". Remember that in order for him to make any money, HE MUST SELL. That 4 letter word haunts Realtors across the nation.

Is this some sort of magic trick? If you asked him he would tell you "It's all in your head".



Stephen Strickhausen
KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY
9175 Carothers Pky Suite 110
615-778-1818
Sstrickhausen@gmail.com
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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Lockhart speaks to Nashville... Gives us the economic outlook


Dennis Lockhart (Top U.S. Federal Reserve Bank Official) spoke to the Nashville Rotary Club on Monday stating that we will soon emerge from our recession. His speech was a mixed bag of the current negative condition we are in with the hopeful and somewhat confident recovery.

A part of the "somewhat confident recovery" was indication that the interest rates were not going anywhere soon. "Certainly we have low interest rates today" and "I would expect that to continue for some time" Lockhart said at speech held before the Rotary Club of Nashville. He acknowledged that there are many stimulus packages in place and that there was no reason to take those away at the moment. He added that "the economy is stabilizing and recovery will begin in the second half ". He also suggested that the Fed has more tricks up its sleeve in order to give the economy a boost and that they will be unleashed whenever the time is appropriate.

What does this mean for the Nashville housing market?

#1 Interest rates should remain low. This should continue to encourage buying and leveling out the housing market a little more.

#2 Housing prices should remain steady. Sure we may see a few more drops here and there but all in all we should see home prices stay and in the future see some incline.

#3 We MAY see another stimulus like we have with the $8,000 tax credit. I wouldn't hold my breath on anything spectacular but you never know what's to come. For those of us that may be waiting on the "next big thing" it may be like waiting at a Roulette table in Vegas.... Sure, it's been landing on Red pretty consistently but I wouldn't wait until the next turn and throw all my money on black.

With housing prices starting to level out, the next few months may just be the right timing to get the best deals and incredibly low interest rates. November 30th is the golden ticket. First time home buyers must close by then to see the $8,000 tax credit.



Stephen Strickhausen
KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY
9175 CAROTHERS PKY SUITE 110
615-778-1818
SStrickhausen@gmail.com











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Monday, July 20, 2009

Nashville get ready for the Food Network


If you think you are up for the challenge, the Food Network is looking for America's best "slow cooker". The network along with top chefs such as Pat and Gina Neely, Alton Brown, Bobbie and Jamie Deen, and more will be at hand including food demonstrations from Gaylord Opryland's top chefs.

The dates of this event will be July 31st- August 2nd. Tickets are available for a variety of packages and vary in price. Rooms are still available so book now.

Another great reason to go is that a portion of the proceeds from the wine tasting will go to benefit "Women Rock for the Cure" which is a non-profit organization that is committed to helping fight breast cancer.

COME OUT AND SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL NASHVILLE!

For more information go to www.gaylordhotels.com



Stephen Strickhausen
KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY
9175 Carotehrs Pky Suite 110
615-778-1818
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Thursday, July 16, 2009

Message in a bottle....


Like a lot of Realtors throughout the U.S. I actually LOVE Real Estate. I love almost everything about it. I love looking at homes, hearing stories about unique homes, renovating homes, you name it!

Over the 4th of July I had the opportunity to travel to Maine with some friends. I had actually never been before and the thought of seeing new places excites me more than anything. What makes this even more exciting was that the home we stayed in was RIGHT ON THE BEACH! This was the picture perfect weekend with fog rolling onto the coast, below normal 4th of July temps, several lighthouses within view of the back porch, and a small town with an ice cream shop within walking distance....PERFECT.

This house was such a perfect setting and I was not the first one to think that. This house was THE house where the movie "Message in a Bottle" was filmed. It was the same house that Kevin Costner, Robin Wright Penn, and the late Paul Newman had spent weeks in. The house was perfect for a vacation...very rural. For the first time ever on vacation I had no cell phone service (Thanks to Sprint), no internet, and no tv. Waking up in the morning and drinking coffee on the back porch and watching the waves come in was all the entertainment I needed.

Now, to give a brief history of the house (from an investor/Real Estate perspective). Before the home was purchased by the current owner there was another row of homes right in front. These homes at the time had all the views of the ocean...until a Hurricane came through and destroyed the first row, leaving the second row of homes with unobstructed views of the ocean. This is the way it remains today. The house was purchased in the 1960's by the current owner for a whopping $5,000!! It has NEVER been rented out and is worth closer to $1,000,000 in the current market! What an investment!







Stephen Strickhausen
Keller Williams Realty
9175 Carothers Pky Suite 110
615-778-1818
Sstrickhausen@gmail.com
www.Sstrickhausen.com











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Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Home not selling in Lenox Village?

Lenox Village in Nashville is tough to sell right now. Putting your home in the MLS just won't cut it. Let us help you out. Go to www.Sstrickhausen.com for all your Real Estate needs.
Stephen Strickhausen
Keller Williams Realty
9175 Carothers Pky Suite 110
615-778-1818
Sstrickhausen@gmail.com



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Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Your Nashville MLS search. How much do you know?

Today I took a class at our regional MLS headquarters in Nashville. I didn't really NEED to take the class but it was an elective for a part of our mandatory continual education. I thought this class was going to be a breeze and uninformative. Sure it was a breeze but I was WRONG on the information I thought I was going to get.

I have been using "Realtracs" (Tennesee's MLS search) for two years and felt as if I knew the system pretty well. Of course I can do basic home searches and even very detailed ones but this can do SO MUCH MORE. This system is like those of us that have Blackberrys. Palms, and IPhones but only make and receive calls. Every once in a while we check email, send text, and maybe check the weather forecast but the day that someone sits down with us and says "Let me show you what all this thing can do" is when your world gets turned upside down! You wonder "Why the heck have I not REALLY been using this thing?". That was the light bulb that went off in my head this afternoon.

In addition to using using the system, I was introduced to a program called JingProject. Basically what it does is take screens shots of your computer and saves them as a file. Once you have done that you can add arrows and even text. So how would this be helpful? Let's say you have a client looking to buy a home close to a certain hospital. You can do your MLS search and pull up your map of the area. From there you can take a screen shot of the map, draw an arrow to the subject hospital and write "Hospital". Then you can send the screen shot as an attachment in an email! There are many other helpful ways this tool can be used.

Most MLS systems offer FREE classes. If you want to be a better agent and more useful to your clients (BUYERS AND SELLERS) then go get caught up on all the latest gadgets etc.

Stephen Strickhausen
Keller Williams Realty
9175 Carothers Pky Suite 110
615-778-1818
Sstrickhausen@gmail.com
Sstrickhausen.com









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Monday, June 22, 2009

It's not too late...but it's getting close

The age old expression "Now is the time to buy" has been worn out by Realtors in ANY market it seems. I have heard from many "buyers" that they are sick of hearing that phrase.

I know that Realtors are salespeople and WANT clients who are ready to buy. That in turn can give the impression of desperation and possibly trying to make ANY market look like "Now is the time to buy".

Just within the past two weeks I have had several buyers state that they wished they had bought LAST MONTH when interest rates were in the 4's. You read correctly.... buyers who basically told me "We wished we had listened". Some of these same buyers are also first time buyers and of course could have added an $8,000 check to sweeten the pot. Just within the past two weeks I have now picked up past clients who were looking at one time but decided to wait out the interest rates to hit rock bottom.

You won't hear me quote anything about "Now is the......" on this blog. I think with the fact that the $8,000 tax credit runs out on November 30th and rates STILL in the 5's that the common sense will speak for itself.

Agents' mindset shouldn't be "salespeople" as much as it should be "Educators".

Stephen Strickhausen
Keller Williams Realty
9175 Carothers Pky Suite 110
615-778-1818
Sstrickhausen@gmail.com

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Friday, June 19, 2009

Nashville MLS search

Nashville MLS search at www.Sstrickhausen.com We believe this is the EASIEST MLS search in middle TN! It is the same database that Realtors use! Use it as many times as you want.
Stephen Strickhausen
KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY
9175 Carothers Pky Suite 110
615-778-1818
Sstrickhausen@gmail.com

Thursday, June 18, 2009

SAFETYSUIT "THE SCARE2"

I took the day off so I thought I would leave everyone with a laugh. Support your local Nashville and go to VH1 and vote for these guys! Let's put SAFETYSUIT in the #1 spot on Saturday!
Also, we just posted a NEW Nashville MLS search. It is SUPER EASY!!!
Stephen Strickhausen
KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY
9175 CAROTHERS PKY SUITE 110
615-778-1818
Sstrickhausen@gmail.com
www.Sstrickhausen.com

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Lenox Village! Help me sell my home!

Lenox Village homes for sale at www.Sstrickhausen.com. If you are tired of having your home sit on the market then let us MARKET your home! That is what a listing agent SHOULD be doing!
Stephen Strickhausen
KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY
9175 CAROTHERS PKY SUITE 110
615-778-1818
Sstrickhausen@gmail.com

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Why is my home not selling??

Realtors should all have a general knowledge (if not an extensive knowledge) of things like contract writing, negotiating, Real Estate law, etc. Sure, some agents are better than others when it comes to those things. Some may be more shy than others and can't negotiate as well. Others may have to ask their Broker to help them fill out the contract. Bottom line is that there are a LOT of agents who have a good knowledge of the basics.

When it comes to listing a home though, what sets a good listing agent from a GREAT listing agent?

MARKETING!!

Don't all agents have access to the MLS? Don't all agents have a decent looking sign that can go in the front yard? Don't most :) agents hold open houses from time to time? What happens AFTER that is what separates the men from the boys (sorry ladies), the pee wees from the Majors, the good agents from the GREAT ones. EXPOSURE is the primary job of a listing agent! Think about it... How to we hear about a product? TV, radio, word of mouth, the internet, etc. I know that most agents don't have the money to advertise on the radio or television BUT we ALL have access to the internet (If not then get a new occupation).

Put yourself in a potential buyers position (before contacting an agent). What is the FIRST thing that you might do? GET ONLINE!

We have one of the most powerful tools at our fingertips and the best part is that it doesn't cost anything more than our monthly bill. When a buyer is looking online why doesn't your home show up? Probably because IT ISN"T THERE!! Again, it is in the MLS but that does not show up in a normal Google, Yahoo search. What about the families in Miami doing a search for Nashville homes for sale? Even better, what about the families that just MIGHT be in Malaysia looking at Real Estate in your home town? A "GREAT" listing agent will find a way for 1,000's and 1,000's of people to see their home.

Agents have a habit of stating why their listing is the best thing that has happened since sliced bread. Who reads those catchy words? OTHER AGENTS!! As an agent I have trained myself to see past that anyway. Potential buyers are the ones that need to see why your listing is the best thing on the market.

There are MANY MANY ways to have a your listings show up online. Social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, and Myspace are bigger than what you may think. What about shooting a video of each listing and uploading it to your Myspace, Facebook, Youtube, etc. You can tag these videos with the key search words! Let's say you have a home in the "12 South" area in Nashville, you can tag that video as "12 South home for sale, Nashville". When that family from Miami searches in your neighborhood then that video WILL show up!



Stephen Strickhausen
KELLER WILLIAMS
9175 Carothers Pky Suite 110
615-778-1818
Sstrickhausen@gmail.com
















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Franklin homes for sale ($8,000 tax credit)

Franklin homes for sale at www.Sstrickhausen.com for all your Real Estate needs! We have a Franklin MLS search and Nashville MLS search for FREE! Now is the time to buy in order to get your $8,000 tax credit. This will end at the end of November!
Stephen Strickhausen
KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY
9175 Carothers Pky Suite 110
615-778-1818
Sstrickhausen@gmail.com


Monday, June 15, 2009

Franklin homes for sale (SafetySuit Stay)

Franklin Homes for sale at www.Sstrickhausen.com. We are going to shoot the home in Spring Hill today! They won the HD video tour contest this week. Check out my friends band "SafetySuit". Go to VH1 and vote for them! They are a Nashville band and have been in the top 10 for the last 3 weeks. Let's make them #1 this week.
Stephen Strickhausen
KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY
CAROTHERS AVE SUITE 110
FRANKLIN TN 37067
615-778-1818
sstrickhausen@gmail.com

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Franklin homes for sale (CMA Music Fest!!)

Franklin Homes for sale and Nashville Homes for sale at www.Sstrickhausen.com and check out our Nashville MLS search! We do High Definition video tours with all of our listings giving you the MOST exposure to your home. Don't forget Bonaroo and the CMA Music Festival this weekend!

Stephen Strickhausen
Keller Williams Realty
9175 Carothers Suite 110
615-778-1818
Sstrickhausen@gmail.com

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Nashville MLS search (Video tour giveaway)

Nashville MLS search at www.Sstrickhausen.com for all of your Real Estate needs. Whether you are looking at Nashville homes for sale, Franklin Homes for Sale, or wanting to list your house with the MOST possible exposure then give our team a call.
Keller WIlliams Realty
9175 Carothers Pky Suite 110
615-778-1818
Sstrickhausen@gmail.com


Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Franklin homes for sale (Free video tour giveaway)

FRANKLIN HOMES FOR SALE at sstrickhausen.com If you are a "For sale by owner" or if you have a Realtor and your home isn't selling then we are giving away a free video tour of your home. Just watch the video for more info!
Keller Williams Realty
9175 Carothers PKY Suite 110
615-778-1818
Sstrickhausen@gmail.com






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Monday, June 8, 2009

$8,000 tax credit is running out soon!

I hope you had a GREAT weekend! First time home buyers should be looking NOW before the $8,000 goes away! Enjoy the VLOG
KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY
9175 Carothers Ave. Suite 110
615-778-1818
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Friday, June 5, 2009

Nashville homes for sale (saving you time before an open house)



Let us save you time and gas this weekend when looking around for an open house.
Have a great weekend!
Stephen Strickhausen
www.sstrickhausen.com
www.nashvilletnmlssearch.com
Keller WIlliams Realty
9175 Carothers Pky Suite 110
615-778-1818



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Thursday, June 4, 2009

Franklin MLS search

Our free MLS database is connected to the same MLS database that Realtors use throughout Tennessee. Check us out!



Stephen Strickhausen
Keller Williams Realty
9175 S Carothers Pky Suite 110
615-778-1818
www.Sstrickhausen.com
www.nashvilletnmlssearch.com



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Nashville Homes for sale

This is our FIRST Video Blog!! Look for more to come. We hope we can serve you with all of your Real Estate needs. If you found this video then buyers WILL find and see your home.



Stephen Strickhausen
Keller Williams Realty
www.Sstrickhausen.com
www.nashvilletnmlssearch.com



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Lenox Village Nashville (video blog)

A lot of people are trying to sell their homes in Lenox Village. This video explains why and how you CAN sell it.



Stephen Strickhausen
Keller Williams Realty
www.Sstrickhausen.com
www.NashvilleTNmlsSearch.com




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Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Blogging and SEO


This post was originally on Active Rain and I thought I would post it on Blogger as well. Enjoy!

I have been blogging for about 6 months now and would say I am definitely addicted to it. I am not so much addicted to the writing part as much as I am the results. This will be my 75th blog here on the rain! There are MANY reasons why I am thankful so I thought I would just name a few.

1. My website is actually getting traffic! When I first started, I don't think I was in the top 100 results of a Google search for much of anything. NOW, with certain keywords and phrases I am all over the top 3 pages! Most of the search phrases are fairly generic (which is a good thing). The proof is in the search. Give it a shot. Some of the key phrases I have been working on are "Franklin Homes for Sale" "Franklin MLS search" (This one has made it all the way to the top!!) "Nashville MLS search" etc.

2. I am learning more about Real Estate through blogging than I am through my continual education. Maybe blogging should be a mandatory class:)

3. I am also learning about SEO FOR FREE! The information that people post on here is priceless. A year ago I would have paid big bucks to get where I am today... instead, it costs me nothing.

4. Making new friends through blogging is key. Sure, some of them are in my SEO/Blogging class at work but now that I have made the connection they want to see me and my business succeed. Who else is going to call you and suggest better ways to capture leads! These same people are in competition for that number 1 spot. Thanks Larry Brewer and Mike Nastri

5. AR was just the beginning of my internet awareness. The information, the marketing, social networking, etc. is endless.... I am now discovering marketing ideas for my listings that I would never have thought of in the past. These listings are getting more leads and showings than they would have just being on the MLS.

SEE YOU AT THE TOP!

Stephen Strickhausen
Keller Williams Realty
www.nashvilletnmlssearch.com
www.sstrickhausen.com











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