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Stay in Cottages in the Lake District

By Andrew John Cocks | Cottages 4 Rent

Stay in Cottages in the Lake District

Article by Hannah

The Lake District has a lot to offer. Being in the Eden Valley the surrounding area has rolling country side views and beautiful landscapes in general. There are numerous Cottages to rent with 3-6 bedroom properties including the luxurious Garth Cottage offering a spacious living area and wonderful outside space for up to six persons. Or if it’s just the two of you, why not try the fabulously cosy Mickledale Holiday Cottage, which can sleep a maximum of three persons. A snug little cottage with traditional wooden beams with Digital TV, DVD and CD player.Unfortunately the Cottages are unable to accept pets and are none-smoking; this is to ensure the Cottages are kept to the up most standard for all our visitors from across Europe. We especially have close links with our German and French neighbours, offering our website translated into both natives languages in full – please see our website for further details. All Cottages also offer laundry facilities, lockable storage for bicycles, Car Parking and a Payphone. The pubs in the local area offer great homemade food and local real ales are widely available. The local village two miles away – Lazonby offers shops for all the necessities for your Holiday Cottage stay, with a range of general stores, selling groceries, fresh breads in the bakery and an open-air swimming pool for a dip in those hot summer days. If a country walking is your thing, there are many options available to you in the Eden Valley of the Lake District, with countryside 360%.Other popular accommodation in the Eden Valley includes High Croft Holiday Cottage, with stunning views over the Eden and Pennine fells and light and airy rooms; this Cottage is popular with families sleeping up to 4 persons. Close by is Windale Holiday Cottage the most of peaceful location of them all and Langriggs Holiday Cottage that also sleep a maximum of four persons, each with their own spacious living areas and characterful decor, Digital TV, DVD and CD Player.All of Wetherals cottages in the lake district are close to Eden Ostrich World, with adults costing £6.25 and children costing £5.65 (aged between 2 & 15)or a family ticket costing £22 (two adults & two children or one adult and three children). There are a wide variety of animals to see and interact with. There is also Lakeland Bird of Prey Centre, numerous ponds and tarns to fish in (with the correct licence/s where applicable) as well as Greystoke and Brougham Castles, Penrith Golf Course, Penrith Driving Range, Carlisle Race Course, Pony Trekking and many many more great things to see. Come to the Lake District and find out where your adventure takes you.

This article was inspired by a recent visit to the Lake District in Cumbria where my husband and I stayed in one of the beautiful Lake District cottages on offer here. We have stayed in all kinds of holiday cottages over the years but always keep a fond and special place in our hearts when renting cottages in the lake district as this is where my husband and I first met.

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Five Surefire Ways to Stay More Organized in Your Real Estate Sales Career

By Andrew John Cocks | Real Estate Sales Listings

Five Surefire Ways to Stay More Organized in Your Real Estate Sales Career

Article by Matthew Collis

Are you struggling to stay organized? Do you feel that organization is an area where you need some help? Are you already organized but interested in learning how to better stay on top of your game? The below are suggestions that will help you become and stay better organized in your real estate sales career so you can focus on what really matters – helping clients buy and sell real estate.

1. Schedule “Keep In Touch” events. It’s important to ensure you’re regularly meeting with those in your sphere of influence (SOI). This is an important part of making certain that you’re not losing touch with people, staying relevant in their minds, and continuing to build and strengthen key relationships. Oftentimes, realtors have good intentions to meet regularly with those in their SOI, for a coffee or for a client appreciation event, for example, but fail to do so because they’ve simply forgot or felt too busy and overwhelmed. By scheduling keep in touch events for your contacts and ensuring that you have a system in place to remind you when to do what, you’ll never forget to meet with that important past client. You can also schedule “Keep In Touch” events to remind you to call and send a gift to a client or prospect on their birthday, for example.

2. Create drip marketing campaigns. Like “Keep In Touch” events, ongoing communication through email, letters, and/ or other marketing pieces are important in ensuring that people don’t forget you and in building trust and creditability. Many REALTORS® understand the importance of this yet do not have a system in place for creating drip campaigns. Set some time aside to sit down at your computer and schedule drip campaigns so you know a certain email, for example, will automatically be sent at a certain time. Drip marketing campaigns are also important because they allow you to effectively promote yourself to a first-time buyer or snag that expired listing or FSBO property with minimal time investment on your end.

3. Keep a record of all interaction with prospects, clients, and past clients. Make sure you’re using a contact management system that allows you to record emails and calls sent and received and any meetings that you’ve had with your contacts or those in your sphere of influence. Unless you have a superb memory (and most people don’t), this is vital. Next time you call Mike Jones, or he calls you, you’ll be able to easily see where the two of you left off.

4. Ensure you have a system in place to put buyer, seller, and listing information. You should be able to sit at your computer and view a complete overview of your listings and the buyers and sellers that you’re currently working with. Seeing all this information and having a system to record and change details about current buyers, sellers, and listings will help you feel less overwhelmed.

5. Keep a comprehensive business directory. Not only will this be useful when buyers and sellers ask you to recommend an Attorney, Painter, or Mortgage Broker, for instance, but by offering various recommendations and promoting yourself as an expert on all things home related, these buyers and sellers will continue to come to you for advice and recommendations for years to come, long after a transaction has taken place. What’s key here is making sure you’re using a business directory that will allow you to search for business-to-business contacts by city, keyword, and business type so contacts can be easily organized for you and can be easy to pull up in a pinch.

As an effective REALTOR® with a flourishing real estate sales career, the above five suggestions are an absolute must. You want to stay organized, continue to build relationships with your SOI, and manage your real estate leads effectively. If you do not have a real estate CRM, or real estate specific contact management solution, you’re missing out. IXACT Contact will allow you to easily implement all the suggestions offered above. If interested, start by signing up for a 5-week free trial at http://www.ixactcontact.com

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Rather Unfortunate, but it seems the Foreclosure Firestorm will only increase and compound itself throughout the summer. The Alt-A loans will be resetting also, so a large bulk of soon to be former homeowners will find themselves in Negative Equity in relationship to Loan to Value. An estimated 2.4 million homeowners will lose their homes, multiplied by spouse and kids, truly an exodus that would put the Israelites to shame in number.