Tuesday, December 30, 2008

A family tradition of New Year's Resolutions

Today's reflection

LaVerne Tucker, Robin's mother and Tommy's wife, has always been a strong believer in New Year's Resolutions. As she raised her three children, LaVerne would often request New Year's Resolutions from all her guests during the family's New Year's Day dinner that she often hosts.

To break the ice, she would give a piece of paper to all her guests with the following writing on it written straight down the left side of the 8-1/2 x 11 sheet of paper...




Using the beginning letter, the guest can make a New Year's Resolution statement for each letter, by creating a sentence using each beginning letter for each resolution. By the way, she often would do the same for Happy Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas at other holiday events that LaVerne has hosted over the years. A mother's tradition of New Year's Resolutions and Holiday cheer... one of the many Tucker family traditions celebrated over the years.

Making New Year's Resolutions is healthy, whether one is either formal or informal about it. We encourage you to make your own New Year's Resolutions for 2009. We invite you to make a part of your New Year Resolutions.

We want to thank our customers and clients for their business in 2008 and for those who have been part of our business over the past 50 years. In 2008, we celebrated our 50Th anniversary of service to our community and others throughout the State of Iowa.

In 2009, we look forward to opportunity to serve you or someone you know. Feel free to contact us for a free consultation or meeting to discuss our services.

On behalf of everyone at Tommy Tucker Realty Co. and Professional Management Associates Co., our property management division; we wish you and those close to you, a Happy New Year and the very best in the coming year.

Respectfully submitted by Robin Tucker.

Tommy Tucker Realty Co.
of Cedar Rapids, Iowa USA

Monday, December 29, 2008

Can we help you with a 2 bedroom or 3 bedroom house?

We are currently marketing a couple 2 bedroom houses for rent on the NE side. While we have a 3 bedroom split foyer (pictured above) in Marion for sale or for rent. Please contact us for more information on either of these properties.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

We wish you a very Merry Christmas!

Celebrating 50 years of service to our community.

On behalf of all of us at Tommy Tucker Realty Co., Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Our offices are currently closed in honor of Christmas.

If you are in the need of service of any kind, please call our phone number at 1-319-365-6956, leave a message and we will follow up with you.

Our standard office hours will resume on December 29, 2008 at 8:30 a.m.

Our standard office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., most Monday's through Friday's, by appointment, otherwise.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas from all of us at Tommy Tucker Realty Co., Realtors

Our offices will be closing at 1:00 p.m.

Christmas Eve

in celebration of

For assistance, please contact us by telephone at 1-319-365-6956, leave a message, and will will follow up with you.

Again, Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from all of us...
Tommy Tucker Realty Co./Professional Management Associates Co.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Can we interest you in a 2 bedroom or 3 bedroom rental?

Give us a call at Tommy Tucker Realty Co. or visit our web site at http://www.ttrco.com to learn more about two or three bedroom houses for Rent.


Monday, December 22, 2008

Weekly Rotary Club Meeting






Robin Tucker is a member of the Rotary Club of Cedar Rapids, which meets most Mondays at 12 p.m.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Looking for a new home in the Greater Cedar Rapids area?

We are currently advertising a couple of two bedroom houses for rent at 878 and 866 14Th Street NE in Cedar Rapids. Each house rents for $550 per month and has gas hook ups for appliances.

We have a nice 3 bedroom split foyer house for rent or for sale at 390 S 11Th Street in Marion.

We invite you to take a closer look at any of these houses. Have other questions, please give us a call at 365-6956 or e-mail us.

Have a great weekend and we wish you the very best during this busy Holiday Season.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Are you prepared for Winter Storms?

Today, is a good day to consider Winter Storm Preparedness:
The Red Cross recommends everyone prepare for severe weather conditions in the following ways: See Link.

A comment from Grant Wood American Red Cross today on twitter: gwredcross icy roads + no power = Shelter in your home! Find tips at grantwood-redcross.org

Looking for a Rental House or House for Sale? Need new shelter as a house? If so, please contact Tommy Tucker Realty Co.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

How can we help you today?

Happy Holidays to you. It's cold, but we can remain cheerful.
Tommy Tucker Realty Co.
Since 1958
50 years of service to our community
  • Buying
  • Selling
  • Leasing/Rental
  • Property Management
  • Condo Management


(319) 365-6956


Monday, December 15, 2008

Five Weeks from Today in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

We invite you to attend the 2009 Martin Luther King Day Jr. Celebration in Cedar Rapids, Iowa on Monday, January 19, 2009. For more information on the annual event here in Cedar Rapids, please visit the following link.


Rotary Club of Cedar Rapids: 12/15/2008

Tommy and Robin Tucker are members of Rotary International.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Look for the Realtor Float in this year's Parade

The National Association of Realtors are excited to participate in the 2009 Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, California on January 1, 2009.

Tommy and LaVerne Tucker have had the pleasure to attend three Rose Bowl parades, while Robin Tucker has enjoyed two. With the new BCS bowl line up, the University of Iowa missed out in 2003. We settled for the Orange Bowl, instead. Tommy and Robin are member of the National Association of Realtors.

The University of Iowa will play in the Outback Bowl this year, which is also played on January 1, 2009.

Today's Advertisement in The Gazette: Two bedroom house for Rent

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

From the Offices of Tommy Tucker Realty Co....

Today, we are currently advertising the following listing in the Cedar Rapids Gazette. For information on rentals, follow the link. We are currently talking with a variety of owners of houses that may be looking to list their property for rental.

Looking for something, give us a call to discuss your property needs?

Economic news in the Housing Market... Tommy Tucker Realty Co. are members of the National Association of Realtors.

Human interest story out of Oklahoma on coping with one of life's struggles.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Take it careful today: Schools Closed

The Ice and Snow arrived overnight... hopefully, everyone is taking care today.

Classes in the Cedar Rapids Community School District are CANCELLED today , December 9, 2008 , because of hazardous weather conditions.

Our offices are open and we currently have Houses For Rent in the area, as well as there are plenty of Houses For Sale the market that we can help you with.

Have a safe and enjoyable day.



Monday, December 8, 2008

Robin attended weekly Rotary Club meeting on 12/8/2008


Monday, December 1, 2008

December 2008 is here: Final month of 2008!

December, 2008

Today is December 1, 2008, wow, how quickly the year has passed by in 2008.
Looking for a House to rent or purchase? We may have something for you...

December 12-13, 2008 - Six month anniversary of the Flood of 2008 that hit Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

December 25, 2008 - Christmas

Our offices will be closed December 25-26, 2008 for Christmas Holiday. Our normal business hours are 8:30 am to 5 pm, Central Time, Monday-Friday.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Tommy Tucker Realty Co.

Our offices will be closed November 27 and 28, 2008 to allow our staff to spend time with friends and family. We want to thank our customers, clients, tenants, vendors for their business over the past year.

Our thoughts are with those who are having a tough time due to tragedy or other reasons. May you find hope and opportunity during Thanksgiving and holiday season.

You can contact us at info@ttrco.com or 1-319-365-6956. Leave a message and we will follow up with you. Our office will resume normal operations on Monday, December 1, 2008 at 8:30 am.


Friday, November 21, 2008

"Be Smart and Be Safe" when it comes to personal safety

Please remember to always be smart and safe…

Do your research…

find out about the person you are allowing into your home and with your family!

Remember: Safety always comes first!

A reminder from this member of the Cedar Rapids Association of Realtors.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Price Reduction on 3 Bedroom Rental in Marion

We are seeking a tenant for a three bedroom, split foyer in Marion, with 1.5 baths and two stall garage. This property will rent for $850.00 month, with a 12 month rental agreement. Price reduction is to $850.00 per month.

This property is also for sale. Contract or Cash terms available.

Immediate possession is available on this Rental Property in Marion. Contact us or call 1-319-365-6956.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

November 11, 2008 - Veterans Day

May you have a safe and enjoyable Veterans Day 2008. May we take this moment to honor our veterans and wish peace to all as we move forward in our daily walk.


Monday, November 10, 2008

Friday, November 7, 2008

Open House in Marion on Sunday, November 9, 2008

Open House, Sunday, November 9, 2008: 2 pm to 4 pm

Host: Robin Tucker, Listing Agent
We invite you to stop by and preview this lovely house.
Three Bedroom Split Foyer for $110,000
Marion Schools
Two Stall Garage
Deck and Storage Shed

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Using Craigslist for houses For Rent or For Sale

Pictured: 390 S. 11th Street Marion

Our tenant at 878 14th Street NE reconfirmed with us today that he is moving out at the end of November 2008. In addition, he mentioned that he posted the property for rent on craigslist and linked his posting to our web site http://www.ttrco.com/.

So, after thinking about it, we thought we would post one of our other properties on craigslist today. Low and behold, we received an inquiry the same day, on the three bedroom split foyer for $100,000 for sale that we posted.

So, we are going to work on this social networking thing a little more this month. We have our web site, our blog, e-mail and personally I have spent my share of time on message boards talking college sports, so it should be interesting learning more about how these social networking sites interact.
The bottom line is that we want to communicate with one another, when it makes sense.

Election Day - November 4, 2008

We encourage you to vote today. If you have questions about how to get to the polls, please feel free to contact us.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Welcome November 2008 - How can we be of service to you today?
  • November 2 - Daylight Savings Time Ends in the United States
  • November 4 - Election Day in the United States - Iowa Voting Places
  • November 11 - Veterans Day - We are open for business 8:30 to 5 Central Time
  • November 27-28 - Tommy Tucker Realty Co. offices are closed for Thanksgiving Holidays!

Will Roger's Birthday is November 4th

"Let Wall Street have a nightmare and the whole country has to help get them back
in bed again." Will Rogers

Don't forget to turn your clocks back on November 2nd...

Again, please let us know, how we can be of service to you today or someone you know!


Friday, October 24, 2008

House for Sale in Marion: Houses for Rent in Cedar Rapids and Marion, Iowa

We will not being having any Open Houses this weekend. If you are interested in seeing a property, please contact our office at 365-6956 or e-mail us at info@ttrco.com to set up a showing.

The property pictured is 390 South 11th Street in Marion. The property was recently listed and the List Price is $110,000.

Contact Robin Tucker for more information.

Looking for a Rental Property in the Cedar Rapids or Marion area?

Thank you for your interest. Please feel free to comment or contact us with your questions.


Thursday, October 23, 2008

Where do I go to Vote in Linn County, Iowa?

Where do I go to Vote in Linn County, Iowa on Election Day: November 4, 2008? We encourage you to Vote in the General Election!


House for Rent in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

We will begin showing 653 37th Street NE today. The picture is from the Assessor's Office site and is not recent.

All showings need to be pre-arranged, since the property is tenant occupied at the present time. A minimum 24 hour notice is likely required to show.

This is a lovely rental property with character and history. Natural woodwork provides an accent to the decorating.

Please contact our office, if you would like more information on this three bedroom rental in NE Cedar Rapids. The property is across from the Kenwood Elementary School playground.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

New Listing: House for Sale in Marion, Iowa

Sharp three bedroom, 1.5 bath split foyer with drive under two stall garage has just hit the market in Marion, Iowa.

We encourage you to take a closer look at this lovely house.

Contact Robin Tucker, or call Robin at (319) 365-6956 for more information.

Thanks Angela for the showing!

House for Rent in NW Cedar Rapids for $850.00 per month. The address of the property is 446 22 Street NW, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52405. Ranch house with 936 square feet and an unfinished, but functional, full basement. Garage, patio, central air, refrigerator, stove and of course, washer and dryer hook ups.

Contact Robin Tucker, if you are interested or Call (319) 365-6956.


Thursday, October 16, 2008

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Birth of our Blog

It's time to kick off a blog for Tommy Tucker Realty Co. We have had a web site for over 12 years, but with the growth of the Internet... we believe our blog can serve as a good vehicle to provide information and assist in promoting our services to the public.

  • Property Management in Cedar Rapids, Iowa USA

  • Real Estate in Greater Cedar Rapids and Linn County, Iowa USA

  • Buying

  • Selling

  • Property Management

  • Rentals

  • Leasing

  • Need to reach and wash windows and other exterior surfaces... we would recommend the following product. My grandfather and father were involved in this business beginning in 1945.

Robin Tucker, Broker/Officer