Virginia Beach Home Loans: Important updates to the site and my ability to serve...

Important updates to the site and my ability to serve...

Important updates to the site and my ability to serve...

3/16/2008 10:30:19 AM
      The first thing that I added that I think it is important to point out is Meebo. Meebo is a great little piece of technology that adds a real dimension of service by connecting me to clients any where in the world. If I am working with someone who happens to be on vacation in Vietnam and has a question really gnawing on his/her thoughts, does not have access to worldwide calling, and/or does not want to pay the expense of making such a phone call they can simply get to a computer with internet access (ie. Internet Cafe), come to my website and ask the question, live online Monday though Friday during normal working hours. Phew... I know that scenario was long winded, but the possibilities are endless. Meebo is available anywhere, even on your mobile phone if you can access the internet with it.

     The next thing that I will point out to you is the call button. I added a call button for ease of access and so that people who do not know my toll free number (1-866-562-6930 by the way.) or simply can't remember it at the time have a simple way to reach me. It works quite simply. Just click on the call button in the upper right corner of the website, it will flip over to display a place for a name and a phone number. At that point simply type your name into the appropriate field then enter YOUR phone number. The system will then automatically call your phone then connect you to me absolutely toll free. I really think that this adds and element of reachability that is convenient for my clients and for those people out there simply looking for answers to some tough questions about real estate financing.

Next I added a featured properties section to my website. I have some great relationships with LOCAL real estate professionals. As a result I usually have access to some of the best listings available as soon as they hit the market, Sometimes I even know when a real steal of a deal is about to hit the market and can have an offer written up by a real estate expert ready to present before anyone else.
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I want to share this information with you, so I am rotating the featured properties each week between each firm that I am working with. I am only added the best properties to this section, so check back regularly as this section will be updated every Sunday.

I was also sure to add something nice for the real estate community. I put a lot of effort forth to make sure that I am not just putting loan packages together, but that I am also bringing value to my partners in business. As such, I added a nice little sign up widget. This is where it all begins, but it doesn't end here. This is just one of the many automated systems that I have in place that a real estate professional can use to help get some free exposure for their listings and ultimately increase his/her bottom line for the year with very little effort. There are systems like this in place right now that cost each individual in excess of $500.00 per month. I am giving this away for FREE!! I won't spend a whole lot of time talking about it, just check it out and you will see exactly what I mean! Once you've signed up, just come back to the site, and enter the user name and password that you chose into the box right below the sign up widget;
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One last thing... Transparency is very important to me so I went out and got a chart to add to the site that displays the national average with regard to interest rate on various loan products, including the very common 15 ab 30 year fixed options. The rate displayed may not be what you qualify for but it gives you a good starting point. Unless your qualifications are severely hampered you should be within a half percentage point range of the national average. There are exceptions to the rule; for instance there are hits to the rate for non-occupied dwellings, and there are many other considerations that need to be looked at. However if you are in the market for a 30 year fixed, your qualifications are in pretty good shape, and you have a down payment and closing costs; You'll come in within range of the national average. I am providing this chart;(courtesy of)
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30 Yr FXD avg6.13%
15 Yr FXD avg5.60%
5/1 ARM avg5.58%
1 Yr ARM avg5.14%

11th District COFI3.970%
30 Year Treasury4.47%
Federal Funds (target)3.00%
USD 12M LIBOR2.512%

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S&P 5001288.14
Treasury Idx-10Yr3.42%
Treasury Idx-30Yr4.35%
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As always thank you for reading and stay tuned, I will be adding a lot more stuff in the coming days and weeks ahead.

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Christopher Ohlsen

37 Boynton Ave

(845) 243-5293 (Office)

(518) 565-0799 (Cell)



Comment balloon 2 commentsChristopher Ohlsen • March 16 2008 02:50PM


WOW! Very impressive. I'm sure it's taken a lot of work and research to get your website to where it is today, but it sounds well worth the effort.
Posted by Rosario Lewis, GRI, SRES - DDR Realty - Orange County, NY (DDR Realty) about 11 years ago

Thank you Rosario, it is coming along nicely. I am working on adding new articles all the time. I have not done as much blogging here on AR because I have been working so much on that project. Still, I do love to come here and interact with the community. AR is a great place to come to get and give advice and tips. This has been very positive for my business growth. I am using this new website as a vessel to help educate consumers and as a conduit directly to me.  

Posted by Christopher Ohlsen (Credit Werx, LLC.) about 11 years ago