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If your home is currently on the market but it is a bit outdated, you may consider a few minor upgrades.  For example, if you have gold door or cabinet hardware, change this to a satin/brushed nickel or pewter pulls and handles.  I recently went to the hardware store and picked up 20 cabinet hand...
12/08/2008
10) Tax Credit for First Time Home Buyers- see tax advisor or CPA for benefit to each client9) FHA loan amounts will decrease begining 1/01/20098) Lenders who have local underwriting can close loans in 14 business days (even FHA) with borrower's cooperation7) 100% financing still exist if buyer c...
12/04/2008
I am looking to purchase a digital camera.  i figure that I can take advantage of Christmas sales, or even an after Christmas sale.  I don't have to have one immediately, but I am looking for a good deal.  I'd like one that takes excellent pics for virtual tour purposes including wide angle shots...
12/03/2008
I attempted to sell a property that's up for short sale about 3 months ago.  The contract offered a quick close, full price, and CASH!  I originally sent the offer on September 2.  After checking on the status of the offer once a week for the first two months, I continued to get the same message:...
12/03/2008
Has anyone bought a successful agent's referral business---and made it work?  In other words, as agents who have led successful business in real estate decide to retire, what happens to all of their referral business?  Does it just dissipate?  Or, do they sell or transfer that referral business t...
12/03/2008
This past weekend, I walked in the Metro Atlanta Heart Walk with the Fox 5 News Team. It was great to see all of my friends at Fox again! Gene McHugh, General Manager, asked me to be a part of the team again next year because I "am a blessing and an inspiration to the team". Several members of t...
12/03/2008
Does anyone use Facebook or Myspace as a source for generating buyer/seller leads?  In my recent blog post, I noted that I had received and closed my first lead from ActiveRain.  So far, when considering effort versus rewards, ActiveRain wins.  I have spent a lot of time and a lot of effort using...
12/02/2008
On September 20, 2008, I received my first lead from the Active Rain site.  The buyers called me and asked if I could be his and his wife's Realtor during the purchase of his first home.  I accepted, and exactly 2 months later, I closed the transaction.  I just have to say that Active Rain is one...
12/02/2008
Does anyone have any advice on whether to remain as an Associate Broker, or open my own real estate firm in GA?  I recently got my Broker's license and now I am wondering what to do with it.  I guess I could attempt to open my own firm...  Maybe I could buy into a firm... Maybe I could by retirin...
09/03/2008
I have owned the IPhone for a few months now and although it's impressive in terms of email functionality, speed of internet, large display screen, etc., it still has several major flaws.Flaw 1:  Speaker phone stinks.  Microphone stinks too.  You literally have to be in a quite environment and th...
03/27/2008
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