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"How can I get a great deal at auction?"  That's a question which has been asked a lot over the past few years. Many people are surprised to discover that here in San Diego, the auctions at the courthouse steps require CASH, and that means NO LOANS. You can use cashier's checks. Depending on the ...
02/04/2011
So why can’t we at least try to get more money for our house? Most every seller, for most every product, has asked this question (or at least thought about it) throughout the ages. Houses, cars, boats, bikes, furniture, jewelry… we all want to get the most money we can. That’s totally understanda...
02/03/2011
How can I find out about bank owned homes before they come on the market? Great question, all 121 people who've asked me this!! So here's the answer, in a compilation of all the emails I've written in response. 1. You can keep an eye on public records, or visit websites that do this, like www.rea...
01/29/2011
Today's generation of homebuyers are far more educated than ever before-- yet with all the information out there,  I still get asked this question over and over: How long will a short sale really take?  Hidden behind that question is an unspoken concern-- is it worth the wait?, and, should we wai...
01/27/2011
  "I thought this was supposed to be a buyer’s market. How do I actually get a house? The last 6 properties that I just received said "Off The Market" on the same day I received them." Great question from a $250k/under buyer.  I get asked this a lot. So here’s how to meet your competition, beat y...
01/25/2011
Short, sweet and magic--7 words which can change your outlook and life: What can I do for you today? No matter what business you're in, if you have clients or customers, they're focussed on themselves and their needs. And, everybody wants to feel special. Our clients aren't one giant lump-- they'...
01/24/2011
  I would rather stay positive and get 50% results, than be negative and get 100%.   Is that a cool thought or what?  I read this in Joyce Meyer's newest book "Power Thoughts"-- there's nothing really new about the power of positive thinking, it's just that we need to keep on doing it, over and o...
01/18/2011
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What more fitting day than today, in honor of Martin Luther King Jr, to reflect on or own personal dreams and goals, and how we can best support the dreams and goals of others. We've all worked much harder these past few years, trying to successfully close escrows in a market flooded with the cra...
01/17/2011
New Year's thought provoking question---Is your focus on what you're going through, OR on where you're going?? I was reviewing last year's to-do lists and crafting my new list, and I ran across this quote which I'd scribbled on a page. Reminds me of a short sale seller I had once, who wisely comm...
01/12/2011
Dear Mr and Mrs Seller, If you're going to feel guilty and keep paying your mortgage, I might not be able to help you short sell your home. Why not? A synonym for short sale is HARDSHIP. If you have the ability to pay, as evidenced by you writing the bank a solid check month after month, then you...
01/11/2011
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