Fayetteville Arkansas, University of Arkansas--Old Main Overview

Fayetteville Arkansas, University of Arkansas--Old Main Overview
Overview of Fayetteville, AR

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Bikes, Blues & BBQ Rally in Fayetteville

The 6th Annual Bikes, Blues & BBQ Rally will be revving up the engines and getting underway Wednesday, September 27th through Saturday, September 30th, 2006. Polish your motorcycle, if you have one, and “Come on Down” to Dickson Street in Fayetteville. If you don’t have a motorcycle, come by car, truck, bicycle, or on foot. It doesn’t matter how you get here, just don’t miss it!

Bikes, Blues & BBQ bills itself as the fastest growing motorcycle rally in the world. Last year, approximately 250,000 people enjoyed the event, which featured about 100,000 motorcycles. Organizers expect some 300,000 people this year.

So many events are scheduled that everyone will find something to their liking. Live music shows are free every night at the Randal Tyson Track Center.

You won’t want to miss the Parade of Power Saturday when bikes will be lining the streets for miles. Dickson Street will be closed to the usual traffic.

If you like food, there will be free BBQ venues or you might want to stop by the state Championship BBQ Cookoff competition.

Not to be overlooked (perhaps I say “looked over,”) is the final competition in the Ms. Bikes, Blues & BBQ Contest.

About 140 vendors will set up their wares and food in throughout the area.

A free, indoor, air-conditioned beer garden is sure to be a big hit.

The Fayetteville Fire Fighter’s Association Poker Run takes place at 8:00 a.m. Saturday.

And, if you and your sweetie haven’t had a chance to tie the knot, legal weddings will be performed starting at 2:00 p.m. Saturday. Just don’t forget - you will need to obtain an Arkansas Marriage License no later than Friday, Sept. 29th.

The Ozarks in early autumn are simply magnificent. The weather is great and the community welcomes its visitors. Fayetteville is located only six hours from Dallas and St. Louis, five hours from Memphis and Kansas City, and two hours from Tulsa, Oklahoma and Branson, Missouri.

Perhaps best of all, Bikes, Blues & BBQ is a non-profit organization that donates proceeds to area charities. This year, a new Harley Davidson Classic Road King will be raffled off September 30th with proceeds going to the Fayetteville Boys and Girls Club.

In 2005, Bikes, Blues & BBQ raised over $125,000 for local charities. In addition, this rally is good, clean fun. A lot of effort goes into keeping it family friendly and in keeping with community values.

For more information:

http://www.bikesbluesandbbq.org/index.html

2 comments:

Ann Houston said...

Help for sellers. I stumbled across this by accident when I was looking for some ideas to "stage" my home. It's been on the market for two months and no offers yet. My agent says I am right in line with the price I am listed at and I shouldn't reduce the price but I should increase the commission rate. I don't know who to believe anymore. I found the section on "7 deadly sins that sellers make" on the web and I've had my eyes opened. My agent is far from pleased but I am now thinking she really is only interested in getting her commission without really earning it. I am cancelling the listing when it comes up for renewal next month and I think I'll just try to do it myself and save myself a bunch of money. Anyway, if you're selling or thinking about it, here's where I found it 7 deadly sins that sellers make One good thing about it is there�s none of that stuff like agent referrals on the site and they don�t make you log in or anything. They also have a lot of tips for buyers and FSBO and all sorts of things. Hope this helps some of you.

Judy Luna said...

Ann,

Thanks for commenting. The website you found has some good information. The rule of thumb that I use is that if lots of people have looked at the home (at least 10 to 12) and you don't have an offer, then the price is too high for what buyers are seeing. If no one has looked at your home, the price is also too high. In those two cases, you are probably right about lowering the price.

Another thing to keep in mind is how long your home has been on the market. If it has been on the market for awhile, ask your realtor to do a new Market Analysis. The past several months have seen an adjustment taking place in many parts of the country. The price you were originally asking may no longer be appropriate in the current market.

A second factor might be what kind of marketing has been done. Sometimes agents do a lot for marketing a home but don't always communicate those efforts to their sellers. Ask your realtor to provide you a list of what he/she has done.

You might also ask your realtor to show you similar homes on the market or in your neighborhood. This will give you a chance to see the "competition". Look at them from the point of view of a potential buyer. Then go back to your home and compare. Is your home as nice as those you saw? Nicer? This will give you some insight as to whether your home's price is too high or not.

The one thing I would not recommend is trying to sell it yourself. Perhaps you just need a new realtor. Statistics assembled by the National Association of Realtors have shown that sellers generally net more when they use a realtor even having to pay them a commission. Also most buyers now have buyer agents, so if you try to sell it yourself, your home will not be in the Multiple Listing service where buyer agents look for homes to show their clients. If you do decide to change realtors, visit my website at http://www.JudyLuna.com and request my special reports for sellers. There is one on interviewing potential agents (questions to ask them, etc.).