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Archive for April, 2011
For years, Judy Jackson (www.OnlyJudy.com) has been a valuable resource to Real Estate agents as their go-to lady for getting termite and mold inspections done quickly and professionally.
Just this month, Judy has announced a new partnership with Kal Fume Inc., a fully licensed, bonded and insured company doing work in Southern California for many, many years. Judy Jackson and Kal Fume can ensure you close escrow quickly and efficiently – and Judy lists over 50 of Southern California’s finest real estate agents as references to prove it.
Next time you need those inspections done, contact Judy Jackson to get the best rate and the most professional service and make sure you close escrow to keep your clients happy.
Nick Peters is at it again with one of his ridiculously informative seminars about REO’s (Foreclosure Sales). We can’t wait to go because even though we’re not in the market for a Foreclosure at the moment, it’s incredibly informative, entertaining, and provides valuable insight into the economy of Torrance, the Beach Cities, and the United States.
We checked this out before and we’re glad he’s doing it again. This month’s seminar is Tuesday, April 19th at HT Grill from 7 – 9pm. If you haven’t yet RSVP’d, there is a slight chance you can fit in to his packed house. Call Sabine at (31) 543-9999 ext 25.
Now, if you ARE in the market for a Foreclosure and you don’t go – you’re missing out on some of the most critical FREE information you could ever ask for. Even if you think you know it all, trust me – you don’t. With over 20 years in the area dealing with the ups and downs, the celebrations and the menacing pitfalls associated with purchasing Bank Owned property, Nick Peters of Peters Realty Center is simply the Expert on the situation, bad or good.
Nick also invests heavily in his own, proprietary, most complete, up-to-date list of properties on the planet. So if you think you know about a property in Foreclosure, Nick can tell you all about it – the truth in fact, not just what some organization may report about it six months ago.
Nick – as residences of Redondo Beach, we thank you for this invaluable information! Keep doing what you do, and we’ll see you Tuesday!
You may not realize it but Web Sites can go bad, too. Just like a dying battery in a flashlight, if you don’t have a plan to keep your Web Site fresh your business may become hard to find on the Internet.
Google and the other Search Engines reward Web Sites that have new, relevant information on them and conversely, those that don’t can fall in Search Engine rankings – especially if the field is competitive. To give your site a competitive edge – not to mention let your existing and new customers know you’re still open for business – you have to have a plan to keep your Web Site recharged and bringing in traffic.
We’ve all been there: We’re trying to find that restaurant you went to clsoe to a year ago and we’ve been meaning to go back. Unfortunately, the restaurant opted for a cheap Flash-made Web Site and it hasn’t been updated in about three years, so we have no idea if they’re actually open for business. The phone number on the site is out of service, and so you find yourself on Yelp looking for a recent review when you find another restaurant getting great reviews.
What do you do? Keep looking for the old restaurant or head to the new one? Well, that depends on two things: 1) how much your stomach is growling are and 2) how much loyalty you have to the old restaurant.
If you’re so hungry you’re about to faint, you’ll probably go to the one you know will feed you. If you have an immense loyalty built up to the old restaurant, you weren’t looking for it on the Net and if you were, you’ll probably try it again another day – but right now you need to fix your problem of being hungry.
Your business’ customers are the same way. If your site is severely out of date, the new ones will pass you over and the old ones may be attracted to the shiny new place that looks like it has a lot going on. Now I don’t know about you, but I don’t even want them to have a chance at thinking that!
Moreover, they may not even find your business on the Internet if Google is finding your competitors because they’ve been around as long as you have but they have more fresh information with relevant keywords presented on their site.
Yes, I’m the owner of Web Site Maintenance & Design and I make money updating Web Sites – but not much. I price maintenance very competitively (it’s actually nearly a loss) to make sure that cost is not a deterrent for my existing customers – I want them updating their sites that badly! It’s in their best interest, and I tell them that. Often.
One way to make sure your site is updated often is to build a content management system (CMS) into your site. That way, any time you have something to put on the Web Site, it’s an easy thing for you or a member of your staff to do. If you’re interested in doing that with your Site, we’ve gotten very good at implementing CMS’s on existing sites (or making clean, fresh designs to work with). Have a look at some of our WordPress implementations at www.matOrange.com, www.AllClearLivescan.com, some of our Joomla integrations at www.CooksDoorsAndWindows.com or www.TheLandmarkSportsAgency.com and some of our Magento e-Commerce CMS implementations at www.AbbracciStudio.com or the soon-to-be-launched www.RockwellMDsupply.com.
Any way you look at it, it’s hard to see in the dark with a dead flashlight. Any way you look at it, it’s hard to be found of interest or even found on the Internet without a fresh, updated site. Make a plan or give me a call today and we’ll make one for you!
AllClearLivescan.com, in association with GreaterHopeFoundation.com – Making Foster Parenting EasierFriday, April 8th, 2011
After witnessing frustrations over cost and availability in their prospective foster parents, Greater Hope Foundation has launched their own off-shoot livescan fingerprinting service. Prospective foster parents (and anybody requiring a livescan fingerprint uploaded to the FBI’s database) can go to the AllClearLivescan offices in Barstow or arrange for mobile service (for an additional charge) where the AllClearLivescan staff will travel to them. Prospective customers can sign up and arrange the appointments, both in-office and mobile, through the new Web Site at www.AllClearLivescan.com
Congratulations Helena, Reako, and everyone at Greater Hope Foundation on another beautiful Web Site!
After the immense success of Fowler & Moore’s last in-store event where Chris and Suzy suggested Christmas decoration tips, they’re at it again with a limited space, invitation only event on Tuesday, April 12th.
Although we’re not allowed to disclose details, we can tell you that if you’re in Redondo Beach and you want some ideas for sprucing up your home and bringing it up to date, it’s probably a good idea to figure out how to be there!
To get an invite, go to Fowler & Moore at Home on Catalina in Riviera Village and tell them you’re interested. Of course, you can also go to www.FowlerAndMoore.com and at the “Store” page, you can sign up to get their e-mails and if you do it before Friday, you’ll be sure to get their next (and last) e-mail invitation.
We’ll be there! You should, too!