Archive for October, 2010

Tools of the Trade

Wednesday, October 6th, 2010

ELECTRONIC LOCKBOX – Provides REALTORS® with secure access to a property when the owner is not available.

ACTIVE KEY – A handheld device used in conjunction with the electronic lockbox. Provides information including the agent’s name, phone number and office, and the date and time the property was accessed.

SMART PHONE- Web-enabled phone that provides REALTORS® access to the MLS where they can receive complete, on-the-spot information on a listed property.

MULTIPLE LISTING SERVICE (MLS) – REALTORS® have complete access to vital information on thousands of properties within Western and parts of Central New York. The MLS uploads data in real time to hundreds of web sites used for marketing properties.

INSTANET FORMS A complete database of secure on-line real estate forms that are accessible to only Greater Rochester Association of REALTORS® members. Forms can be printed and transmitted directly to all parties involved in the real estate transaction, including clients and attorneys. Forms can also be accessed, printed, or sent via a smart phone. Provides a record as to when the forms were viewed by the recipient.

DIGITAL CAMERAS AND VIDEO CAMERAS Used to take digital photos and record properties for marketing and advertising purposes. Photos and videos can be shown on the MLS and, as well as print publications.

Habitat for Humanity…Did You Know?

Friday, October 1st, 2010

A Brush with Kindness is Habitat’s house-preservation initiative that focuses on minor porch and fence repairs, painting, weather-stripping and landscaping. It is part of Habitat’s broader Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative, and it will enable Flower City Habitat to offer a wider variety of construction services using the Habitat model. Habitat for Humanity’s A Brush with Kindness program has a goal of serving low-income homeowners who struggle to maintain the exterior of their homes. The work is done by volunteers who use materials purchased with a grant from local sponsors. Visit their website to get involved!

Listen to this past show online! Very Funny!
Habitat for Humanity – October 2, 2010