A few blogs ago I mentioned Amtrak as an alternative to the high gas prices. Well, I’m going to take a train to San Diego next week to the California Association of Realtors conference. I’ll blog my train experience…
One of the homes on The Bluffs above Pirates Cove went on the market today. 5000 sq foot home on 1.2 acres and what a view! Asking $5.25 Million.
I stumbled on this stat for San Luis Obispo. On average we have each year:
285 Sunny days
44 Rainy days
With more and more home buyers using the Internet to find their next home, how many people come to the website of the Realtor that is listing your home should be part of your decision criteria when picking an agent. Any agent that is serious about Internet marketing will be able to give you statistics from their website taken from their web logs. Another way of getting an idea on the amount of traffic is by going to www.Alexa.com and clicking on Traffic Rankings. Once you enter a web site address and get the next page, click on “Traffic Details” which will show you traffic rankings for the previous day, week, and 3 month average. From what I’ve seen, sites with rankings above 2,000,000 or have “No Data” are seldom visited.
Internet Marketing is not just saying “Yes, I have a website”. Any agent can get a website (there are lots of “template” real estate website companies trying to sell websites to Realtors), but a website will only help to sell a home if people visit it!
Here are the MLS statistics for the Central Coast for August 2005 (Residential homes):
865 New listings
690 Price changes
242 Back on market
I heard on the news tonite that candles are the #1 cause of home fires these days. The previous #1 cause was smoking.
I added the 2005 API scores to the school page
It’s apple time again in See Canyon!
Check out Gophper Glen’s web site to see what types they’ve got:
Here are the 2005 high school SAT scores:
High School (verbal/math scores)
US Average – 505/515
California – 499/521
Arroyo Grande High 540/551
Coast Union 548/542
Morro Bay 560/569
Mission Prep 570/572
NC Christian 583/525