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Robert Dowding's Winsday!

by The Robert Dowding Group
Rob Dowding's Winsday! What is YOUR win today?
 
"Lately I've taken time to reflect on 2016 as we wrap up the year and make 2017 goals. 2016 was a year of much change; and with change is opportunity. Opportunity to grow and improve. Opportunity to meet new people and reach for new goals. 
 
Over the past 14 years, I've had the opportunity to work alongside a number of great team members- both Realtor and staff members. Each person entering your life and business opens an opportunity to both learn from them and also help them realize their own potential.
 
We at the Robert Dowding Group are entering 2017 with an unbelievable opportunity to grow. We have great energy and cohesiveness as a team and are all focused on achieving our personal and business goals more than I have felt in some time. 
 
Success can be measured in many ways; what I am most proud of is the environment we have created around our business model. Succeeding through each other by achieving the goals of our customers is the most rewarding part of my business day. 
 
Thank you to all of our clients, present and past who have given us the opportunity to work with you on your goals so we could have the opportunity to achieve ours as well. Thank you also to all of the staff members who have worked on our team over the years and to the Realtor partners I have had the chance to learn from and grow with.
 
2017 is going to be a great year for the Robert Dowding Group and I am looking forward to many more 'Wins' for you and our team to come."
 

- Robert Dowding, Listing Specialist

Tara Barnard's Winsday!

by The Robert Dowding Group

Tara Barnard's Winsday! What is YOUR win today?

"Today is the day before Thanksgiving and I couldn't be more excited! My husband and I are eating dinner with our family in our home town. We will be surrounded by parents, cousins, aunts & uncles. My father in law is an amazing cook and leaves nothing out. 
 
In addition to that, this is the first holiday we are celebrating as a married couple. I can't think of a better way to kick off the holiday season!"
 
- Tara Barnard, RDG Client Care Specialist
 

Danielle French's Winsday!

by The Robert Dowding Group

Danielle French's Winsday! What is YOUR win today?

"One of my very best friends, Selia, had her baby girl 6 weeks early last month! This not only landed little Ms. Ruby in the NICU, but also in Ann Arbor, over an hour away from home.

Although it has been a scary and stressful few weeks she is doing great and has graduated from the NICU with hopes of coming home this week. Selia was born to be a mother and when we found out the news of her pregnancy, it was beyond exciting. My heart is over flowing with love for this little girl already and I can't wait for them to come home and finally start settling in."


- Danielle French, RDG Buyer Specialist

 

 

Sarah Knupfer's Winsday!

by The Robert Dowding Group

Sarah Knupfer's Winsday! What is your win today?

"My father is a huge fan of politics. Every election day, he gets takeout from the same place (only for this specific day) and watches the numbers come in. He started this tradition when he was young and it continues today. However, yesterday had an added perk - it was his birthday too!!

We gathered at our family home and watched the election unveil. Election day is very special to him and I always enjoy hearing what he has to say. No matter how the election turned out or who we personally voted for, we spent the evening engaged in nonjudgmental political discussion and I feel fortunate to experience that with him. My win this week is celebrating my dad and that we still love each other after a night of politics."

- Sarah Knupfer, RDG Marketing Specialist

7 Essential Steps to Selling Success

by The Robert Dowding Group

7 Essential Steps To Selling Success

Knowing and using these 7 essential, yet simple steps is crucial to achieving the best deal possible - whether you decide to sell your home yourself or hire a professional real estate agent to help you.

Take a look at the seven-step system I have outlined in this report. Then, if this new approach to marketing your home makes sense and you want to learn more, I'll show you how to skillfully and specifically apply each of these critical steps to get your home sold for the most money in the shortest amount of time!

7 crucial steps you must take to get top dollar for your home in today's technically savvy world!

1. The better you understand and systematically apply these seven steps, the better the results you will get. And better results means more money, in less time, with the least amount of hassle possible. Isn't that what you ultimately want, whether you decide to sell your home yourself or use the professional services of a licensed agent to help you?Understanding the "Total Market" concept of positioning your home to attract the greatest number of buyers.

2. Using the "Total Market" concept to accurately appraise the value of your home. (The standard CMA is simply not enough!)

3. Pricing Your Home to Appear lower than market value, yet actually asking for more than market value (This one crucial step will get buyers and agents flocking to your door!)

4. Properly advertise and market your home - Using New Technology (Don't use the same old boring ads everyone else is using, and that nobody looks at!)

5. "Detailing" your home for sale. (Your goal is to set your home apart from every other home on the market - instantly attracting buyers to your home.)

6. Learn how to qualify buyers and negotiate offers. (Since we are talking about your money here, the risks of not knowing how to properly qualify and negotiate are too great to ignore or leave to chance!)

7. Understanding and helping the buyer obtain financing, removing contingencies, and closing the sale. (You need a strategy to avoid and eliminate potential problems in escrow, which can undermine your sale!)

Please let me know if I can help you implement these steps for you.

517-853-6390

Info@RobertDowding.com 

Robert Dowding's Winsday!

by The Robert Dowding Group

Robert Dowding's Winsday! What is your win day?

"My win this week is that we've started our Pie Day preparations! That's right, if you are a current or past client of ours, expect a postcard in the mail this week!

This is our 3rd Annual Pie Day and we're so glad you all like it as much as we do! This year, we've had clients asking when Pie Day postcards are coming out, and that is fantastic. It's such a great opportunity to catch up with all of you and we truly look forward to it. 

Are you a new client who isn't familiar with Pie Day yet? Click here to see a 1 minute video explaining what it is.

See you on November 22nd!"


 - Robert Dowding, Listing Specialist


Trick-or-Treat Hours and Events 2016

by The Robert Dowding Group

Trick-or-Treat Hours and Events 2016

*The following is a featured article from the Lansing State Journal* 

Most mid-Michigan communities are holding Halloween trick-or-treat hours Saturday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

In Leslie, St. Johns and Stockbridge, times are different. Trick-or-treating in Leslie is set for 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and in St. Johns from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Stockbridge will have an hour of trick-or-treating from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Other Halloween-related activities in the area include:

Friday, Oct. 30

An Event So Good It’s Scary, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Oct. 30. St. Johns. Daytime trick-or-treat at participating businesses for young children. Info: (989) 224-7248.

Boo Bash N’ Splash, 6:30-8 p.m. Oct. 30. Goldfish Swim School, 5135 Times Square Drive, Okemos. Swim in our indoor pool and trick-or-treat with local vendors. Bathing suits and costumes are welcome. Info: 458-5555, goldfishswimschool.com. Free.

Haunted Mill, 7-9 p.m. Oct. 30. Red Mill, 450 Water St., Portland. Hosted by Friends of the Red Mill. Hot dogs, cider and doughnuts available for a donation. Proceeds benefit the Red Mill pavilion project. Cost: $5 per person.

Indoor Trunk or Treat, 5-6 p.m. Oct. 30. Holt United Methodist Church, Fellowship Hall, 2321 Aurelius Road, Holt. Info: 517 694-8168. Free.

Olivet FFA Corn Maze, 19650 19 Mile Road, Marshall. 5-10 p.m. Oct. 30. Corn maze includes a “farm scene investigation,” a fun mystery game where participants try to solve who killed Farmer Joe. Free bouncy ball maze for younger kids. Info: (269) 274-9550, www.olivetffacornmaze.com. Cost: $10, $6 children 5-11, free for kids 4 and younger, group discounts available.

Olivet FFA Haunted Trail, 7-10 p.m. Oct. 30. 19650 19 Mile Road, Marshall. Info: (269) 274-9550, www.olivetffacornmaze.com. Cost: $14, $8 children 5-11, free for kids 4 and younger, group discounts available.

Williamston Zombie Walk, 7-11:30 p.m. Oct. 30. Downtown Williamston. Learn “Thriller” dance moves in McCormick Park, parade through town at 7:30 p.m., visit a “haunted house,” costume contest, Zombie-themed refreshments and a screening of the original “The Night of the Living Dead” at the Sun Theatre at 9:30 p.m. Cost: $3 for movie ticket.

Saturday, Oct. 31

Halloween in the Village, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 31. Meridian Historical Village, 5151 Marsh Road, Okemos.

Halloween Open Houses, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 31. Meridian Township Police and Fire Departments, various locations, Meridian Township. Kids can meet McGruff the Crime Dog, sit in a patrol car and activate the siren at the police department. At Fire Stations 2 and 3, kids can try on fireman gear, win prizes and climb into fire trucks and ambulances. Free.

Haunted Mill, 7-9 p.m. Oct. 31. Red Mill, 450 Water St., Portland. Hosted by Friends of the Red Mill. Hot dogs, cider and doughnuts available for a donation. Proceeds benefit the Red Mill pavilion project. Cost: $5 per person.

Olivet College Athletics’ Community Day Celebration & Trick-or-Treat event, Olivet College campus, Cutler Event Center, Olivet. From noon-2 p.m., students from various campus organizations will hand out candy and treats. Fans can watch the women’s volleyball team play Kalamazoo College at 11 a.m., the football team battle Albion College at 1 p.m. and the women’s soccer team tangle with Calvin College at 2:30 p.m. Info: (269) 749-7601, www.olivetcomets.com. Cost: Free admission for fans in costume or attending with a child in costume.

Olivet FFA Corn Maze, 19650 19 Mile Road, Marshall. 1-10 p.m. Oct. 31. Corn maze includes a “farm scene investigation,” a fun mystery game where participants try to solve who killed Farmer Joe. Free bouncy ball maze for younger kids. Info: (269) 274-9550, www.olivetffacornmaze.com. Cost: $10, $6 children 5-11, free for kids 4 and younger, group discounts available.

Olivet FFA Haunted Trail, 7-10 p.m. Oct. 31. 19650 19 Mile Road, Marshall. Info: (269) 274-9550, www.olivetffacornmaze.com. Cost: $14, $8 children 5-11, free for kids 4 and younger, group discounts available.

“Nosferatu–A Symphony of Horror,” 3 p.m. Oct. 31. Grand Ledge Opera House, 121 S. Bridge St., Grand Ledge. Riverside Pops presents this classic 1922 silent film, accompanied live by Scott Smith on the Barton theatre pipe organ, originally installed in downtown Lansing’s Michigan Theatre and restored by members of Lansing Theatre Organ Inc. Doors open at 2 p.m. Info: 627-1443. Cost: $12 in advance with cash or credit card; $15 at the door, cash only.

Trunk or Treat, 6-8 p.m. Oct. 31. Grace United Methodist Church, 1900 Boston Blvd., Lansing. Safe trick-or-treat fun for kids and neighbors.

Trunk or Treat, 6-8 p.m. Oct. 31. True North Community Church, parking lot, 3200 W. Willow St., Lansing. For all ages. Info: 323-1832. Free.

Trunk or Treat, 6-8 p.m. Oct. 31. Inner Ascended Masters Ministries, Freedom Sanctuary, 5705 S. Washington Ave., Lansing. Bring the kids and their friends. Call Toni if you would like to participate. Info: (360) 689-5589.

Trunk or Treat, 6-8 p.m. Oct. 31. Redeemer Church, 2727 W. Holmes Road, Lansing. All children are invited to participate in a free and safe Halloween alternative. Info: 882-8000, www.RedeemerLansing.com. Free.

Trunk or Treat, 6-8 p.m. Oct. 31. Valley Farms Baptist Church, 1141 E. State Road, Lansing. Info: 485-3095.

Zombie Zoo Brew, 7-11 p.m. Oct. 31. Potter Park Zoo, 1301 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Lansing. Adults-only Halloween party featuring live music, adult beverages, Zombie costume contest, guided tours, animal demonstrations and more. Wear your wildest spooky costume. Craft beer, wine and food available for purchase. Must be 21 or older. Tickets may be purchased online. Info: 483-4222, www.potterparkzoo.org. Cost: $15, includes a meal.

Make a Mini Halloween Pinata, 1-3 p.m. Oct. 31. East Lansing Marriott at University Place, ELPL Maker Studio 2.0, 300 M.A.C. Ave., East Lansing. Ages 5 and older. Info: 351-2420, www.elpl.org. Free.

 

Tara Barnard's Winsday!

by The Robert Dowding Group

Tara Barnard's Winsday! What is YOUR win today?

"I've been working with Keller Williams for some time now and recently took a new position. This week I started as the Client Care Specialist for the Robert Dowding Group!

I'm so excited to begin the next step in my Real Estate career with such a positive and hard working group of people, of whom I've had the pleasure of knowing for some time. Real Estate is a major passion of mine and I could not be more enthused to work with a team who is so hands on with their clients. I look forward to getting to know our clients and helping with their Real Estate needs. This is an exciting time!"

 - Tara Barnard: RDG Client Care Specialist

 

Sarah Knupfer's Winsday!

by The Robert Dowding Group

Sarah Knupfer's Winsday! - What is YOUR win today?

"Those who know me will easily tell you how absolutely in love I am with autumn and Halloween! I'm the house with decorations up in September. So naturally my October win is that autumn has arrived and Halloween is around the corner!

I'll be soaking up the next week and a half with pumpkin carving, bonfires with friends, and scary movies! To me, autumn weather is perfection and I am very much enjoying it. The color-changing trees are one of my favorites views. If you have yet to stop and admire, do yourself a favor and get out there today. It's marvelous."
 
- Sarah Knupfer, Marketing Specialist
 

Questions To Ask Before Listing

by The Robert Dowding Group

Questions To Ask Before Listing

Choosing the right Realtor to sell your home can be difficult, especially when they all sound so convincing. The following list of questions will not only help you select the right Realtor, but will also help you get the very best from the agent you choose.

  1. Do you work as a full-time Realtor?

  2. Do you handle incoming property inquiries?

  3. How many listings do you have at this time, and how does this work to my benefit?

  4. Do you have a help system to see that no details are overlooked?

  5. How many potential buyers and sellers do you speak with each day? Each week? Each year?

  6. In what ways will you encourage other Realtors to sell my home?

  7. Do you have references that I can check?

  8. How will you set my listing apart from the crowd with out costing me more money?

  9. What is my property worth? What listing price do you recommend? How did you arrive at that price?

  10. How will you assist in my relocation plans?

  11. Do you have a written plan of action designed specifically to sell my property?

  12. How will you give interested buyers 24 hour access to my property?

  13. How will you make information on my property available to out-of-town buyers?

  14. How do you promote properties on the Internet?

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Keller Williams Realty
3490 Belle Chase Way, Suite 130
Lansing MI 48911
Phone: 517.853.6390
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