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SOLD $225k Below Appraisal Waterfront home. 85 Quinns Cocolalla Idaho

Owner wants to sell now and lowered the price to $650,000

Waterfront below appraisal

EXTRAORDINARY CUSTOM HOME with 198′ of creek frontage(boatable to lake). Sweeping lawn to waters edge, gourmet kitchen, open floor plan, radiant heat house & garage, 2 masters, huge master shower & closet, 16X64 & 8X45 covered porch, rec room with bar, card room and pool table, sprinkler system, and much more! Owner/Agent  Call Rain Silverhawk (208)610-0011 to set up an appointment to see this home.

SOLD 318 Birch Banks Sagle Idaho WATERFRONT home with 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths

Immaculate Water front home for sale


WATERFRONT home with 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, plus all the extras!


Includes a theater room complete with a wet bar. Large well-appointed kitchen with granite counters. Tile and wood floors throughout, extensive decorative iron work, 2 fireplaces, an attached oversized garage, and a BIG deck with hot tub overlooking the water. Beautifully landscaped with a lovely lawn down to the dock.  Brand new quality construction for 899k

A wonderfully comfortable home for living and entertaining, with plenty of space for guests.

Virtual tour can be seen at

How to sell a home in a slow market.

Every day I hear fellow realtors that the real estate market is slow and they are finding it difficult to find buyers for their listings. Things have changed a bit, but there are plenty of people buying right now. Here are some of the ways that I get my listings sold.

If you are sitting in the office right now waiting for the phone to ring then chances are good you will be disappointed. Those old school methods of posting a sign, holding an open house, and placing an ad in the real estate magazines just do not work. Are you spending a small fortune every week in advertising? In most areas print advertising is dead. Over 90% of buyers initiate their search on the net. It is time to go where the clients are, their homes and offices. I get about 40 property inquiries a day, most of which come in on the weekends and at night when the office is closed.

Set up a website!

First you need a domain name. Think of a name that is indicitive of your area and or office name. Use good keywords in your domain name for the best results. For one of my real estate sites I chose
If you don’t know html then find a good hosting company, web designer and SEO specialist. Don’t skip the SEO step! You can have the best website in the world, but if no one can find you, it will not do you any good. I have been hosting and designing websites for 12 years, many of which are real estate sites. You may look around this portfolio of web designs to get ideas or order services. On a real estate site you want to promote yourself, your listings and give your visitors a way to find the properties they want.

Syndicate your listings!

You want your listings to show up all over the net. One of the easiest ways to do this is to use a service to syndicate your listings

Some of the sites you want to post your listings to are Craigslist, AOL, Home Seekser, Google Base, zillow, Trulia, Yahoo, Home Gain, Oddle, Citycribs, Front Door, Prop Smart, Listing Mania, Cyber homes, Hotpads, Back Page, and Home Finder just to name a few. I highly recommend this site to post your listings
You can also enter your listings here

Write a blog!

Blogs are wonderful programs that allow someone without html knowledge post articles. The search engines love them and are updated quickly in the search engine results. You can write articles, post listings and provide area information. All with links back to your website.

Network with other agents!

I know agents from all over the United States and often send and recieve referrals. A great place to network with agents, get help and promote your listings are sites like Active Rain

Take advantage of all social networking communities such as twitter, facebook, ning, and myspace. this is all a part of “branding yourself” as the expert in your industry.

post your listings

Active Rain

Point 2


Red roses were her favorites, her name was also Rose.
And every year her husband sent them, tied with pretty bows.
The year he died, the roses were delivered to her door.
The card said, “Be my Valentine”, like all the years before.

Each year he sent her roses, and the note would always say,
“I love you even more this year, than last year on this day.
My love for you will always grow, with every passing year.”
She knew this was the last time that the roses would appear.

She thought, he ordered roses in advance before this day.
Her loving husband did not know, that he would pass away.
He always liked to do things early, way before the time.
Then, if he got too busy, everything would work out fine.

She trimmed the stems, and placed them in a very special vase.
Then, sat the vase beside the portrait of his smiling face.
She would sit for hours, in her husband’s favorite chair.
While staring at his picture, and the roses sitting there.

A year went by, and it was hard to live without her mate.
With loneliness and solitude, that had become her fate.
Then, the very hour, as on Valentines before,
The doorbell rang, and there were roses, sitting by her door.

She brought the roses in, and then just looked at them in shock.
Then, went to get the telephone, to call the florist shop.
The owner answered, and she asked him, if he would explain,
Why would someone do this to her, causing her such pain?

“I know your husband passed away, more than a year ago,”
The owner said, “I knew you’d call, and you would want to know.
The flowers you received today, were paid for in advance.
Your husband always planned ahead, he left nothing to chance.

There is a standing order, that I have on file down here,
And he has paid, well in advance, you’ll get them every year.
There also is another thing, that I think you should know,
He wrote a special little card…he did this years ago.

Then, should ever I find out that he’s no longer here,
That’s the card…that should be sent, to you the following year.”
She thanked him and hung up the phone, her tears now flowing hard.
Her fingers shaking, as she slowly reached to get the card.

Inside the card, she saw that he had written her a note.
Then, as she stared in total silence, this is what he wrote…
“Hello my love, I know it’s been a year since I’ve been gone,
I hope it hasn’t been too hard for you to overcome.

I know it must be lonely, and the pain is very real.
For if it was the other way, I know how I would feel.
The love we shared made everything so beautiful in life.
I loved you more than words can say, you were the perfect wife.

You were my friend and lover, you fulfilled my every need.
I know it’s only been a year, but please try not to grieve.
I want you to be happy, even when you shed your tears.
That is why the roses will be sent to you for years.

When you get these roses, think of all the happiness,
That we had together, and how both of us were blessed.
I have always loved you and I know I always will.
But, my love, you must go on, you have some living still.

Please…try to find happiness, while living out your days.
I know it is not easy, but I hope you find some ways.
The roses will come every year, and they will only stop,
When your door’s not answered, when the florist stops to knock.

He will come five times that day, in case you have gone out.
But after his last visit, he will know without a doubt,
To take the roses to the place, where I’ve instructed him,
And place the roses where we are, together once again.

Sometimes in life, you find a special friend;
Someone who changes your life just by being part of it.
Someone who makes you laugh until you can’t stop;
Someone who makes you believe that there really is good in the world.
Someone who convinces you that there really is an unlocked door just
waiting for you to open it. This is Forever Friendship.

by: James A. Kisner

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