Submitted by Ralph Aponte on Mon, 03/10/2014 - 9:27am
If you are an attorney, you know that marketing is a fact of business life.
Yet they way that attorneys market is different.
Here are some proven ways to keeping the phone ringing:
+ Newsletters are great reminders. Email platforms like Constant Contact or Mail Chimp are great.
Submitted by Ralph Aponte on Fri, 03/07/2014 - 7:32am
Often the decision to consider buying a home begins at the front door to the home. Everything that is visible is telling the prospective buyer, this is a home I can live in or not.
♦ Buy some landscaping magazines and look for ideas that will set your property apart.
♦ The lawn: Bald spots, dead branches, worn paths, unpainted steps, dull finished hardware on the front door all say to the buyer, this home isn't where I want to live. Make your list now, and begin attacking it one afternoon at a time.
- Buy the grass seed and get it planted by April 1st
Submitted by Ralph Aponte on Thu, 03/06/2014 - 7:07am
The national Home Price Index report, published by CoreLogic, stated that nationwide, including distressed sales, home prices increased 12 percent in January 2014 compared to January 2013.
The report cited that month-over-month home prices nationwide, including distressed sales, increased by 0.9 percent in January 2014 compared to December 2013.
This marks the 23rdconsecutive month of year-over-year increases in home prices nationally.
HPI report projects that February 2014 home prices, including distressed sales, will increase by 12.5 percent year-over-year from February 2013.
Submitted by Ralph Aponte on Mon, 03/03/2014 - 11:54am
Best Picture “12 Years a Slave”
Direction Alfonso Cuarón, “Gravity”
Actor Matthew McConaughey, “Dallas Buyers Club”
Actress Cate Blanchett, “Blue Jasmine”
Supporting Actor Jared Leto, “Dallas Buyers Club”
Supporting Actress Lupita Nyong’o, “12 Years a Slave”
Adapted Screenplay “12 Years a Slave,” John Ridley
Original Screenplay “Her,” Spike Jonze
Cinematography “Gravity,” Emmanuel Lubezki
Production Design “The Great Gatsby,” Catherine Martin and Beverley Dunn
Film Editing “Gravity,” Alfonso Cuarón and Mark Sanger
Submitted by Ralph Aponte on Tue, 02/25/2014 - 4:56am
• Finishing School: New Jersey ranked 1st in the nation in graduation rates.
Source: Diploma Count 2009, Education Week and Editorial Projects in Education Research Center
• Students Go Higher: New Jersey has seen 8 out of 10 high school graduates enter college after high school according to the New Jersey Department of Education statistics from 2005-2006.
Source: New Jersey Department of Education
• Invests in students: New Jersey ranked 2nd in the nation in per-pupil spending with an investment of $15,691 per elementary/secondary pupil.
Submitted by Ralph Aponte on Mon, 02/24/2014 - 10:58am
National Association of Realtors cites six skills most buyer respondents valued in a real estate agent:
3. Knowledge of the purchase process
5. Knowledge of real estate market
6. Negotiation skills
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Submitted by Ralph Aponte on Thu, 02/20/2014 - 8:17am
PERIOD TOTAL APPRECIATION
SINCE 1990 +88.66% 2.74%
LAST 10 YEARS +15.99% 1.49%
LAST 5 YEARS -13.11% -2.77%
LAST 2 YEARS -1.06% -0.53%
LAST 12 MONTHS 0.93% 0.93%
New Jersey Appreciation Rates POPULATION 8,864,590
Submitted by Ralph Aponte on Tue, 02/18/2014 - 12:32pm
Top Ten Highest Appreciating NJ Cities Since 1990
3 Saddle River
5 Asbury Park
6 Bradley Beach
8 Fort Dix
9 Cape May
10 Stone Harbor
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Submitted by Ralph Aponte on Fri, 02/14/2014 - 10:26am
1. Review Profile Views
With the recent updates, LinkedIn provides you with the ability to see who has viewed your profile. If they are already a connection, respond by emailing them to ask, "I noticed you stopped by my LinkedIn profile, and wanted to find out was there anything that you needed?" If they aren't a connection, do some research on them, and if they might be someone you think to be lead-worthy, extend an invitation to them.
2. Answer and response to people in your LinkedIn Groups
Submitted by Ralph Aponte on Tue, 02/11/2014 - 5:24am
It was reported in Monmouth and Ocean counties that vacancy rates fell to four-year lows. The improvement is attributed to an economic comeback within the commercial retail market.
Newly built and under-construction retail stores remain limited.
The shortage is partially attributed to space that landlords provided at very attractive terms.
Eastern Monmouth County (areas east of Route 34) vacancy rates fell to 6.3 percent by the end of 2013 from 6.7 percent in 2012.