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Real Estate Agent - John Franc Realtor ABR Vandyk Group - NJ License - 1537463
I'm hoping to receive my favorite after shave, AQUA VELVA tomorrow!  Only kidding, what do you think you'll receive for a gift tomorrow, Aqua Velva, Old Spice, Tie, socks, or a shirt?  The best gift I can receive is seeing both my children and my beautiful grandaughter!  Just want to wish all you...
I was just reading our local paper's Letter's to the Editors column.  A retiree sent a letter in stating he had worked 31 years a factory and had a modest pension.  He was quite upset that our Govenor would like to start taxing pensions in our state of PA.  The reason is the budget shortfall from...
Some of our agents are having a problem with a rental scam!  Seems like scammers are listing agents "FOR SALE" properties on Craigs List as "rentals" and getting deposit fees sent to them.  One agent's seller had someone at the front door with their moving truck looking to move in!
I closed on a foreclosure that sold for $28k and just pended a Foreclosure that was listed for $49K.  Both homes need a little work but were in good condition!  The buyer has the first one rented as of 7/1 for $650.00 a month.  What a great return on an investment, you can't get a better return a...
I just received an email that a scheduled showing on one of my properties was cancelled due to a buyer's family emergency one hour before the showing time.  Sad part is the same thing happened to my seller on the last showing.  He leaves the house for the showing time and removes his dog to anoth...
We introduced a new stat on our MLS.  We use "agent days on market", "cumulative days on market" and now "Statistical days on market".  This kicks in when there is a price reduction and the property goes under contract.  Agents can then use this stat to show their sellers how long it took to sell...
Members of the Pocono Mountain Association of Realtors voted to purchase a local real estate school.  The Pocono Real Estate Academy purchase will provide our members with easy access to real estate classes at our local board office.
I wrote an offer on a property with a buyer that I was working with for the past 18 months.  They finally decide to pull the trigger and make a good offer on a vacation property.  I received a call from the listing agent that the seller is requesting a highest & best offer by 5 pm yesterday.  The...
I use Verizon for my cell phone carrier because it is the best one in our area for reception.  I was waiting for Verizon to introduce the I-Phone in June but that plan has been delayed.  ATT service has improved in our area but I still want to use Verizon service.  The Verizon rep told me the Ver...

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