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So its 7 PM, and I am in fuzzy slippers tapping away at my work, and I get the call.  "Could you come and show me that nice home you have listed?"  "No problem"  "Are you working with an agent?" "No, I don't want to work with an agent."  "Okaaaay,  nooo problem." (I say to self.) So, I roll my ey...
01/06/2012
"Too many cooks spoil the broth"  So the old adage goes.  And so it is with the real estate transaction. You hired your broker, and and you have entrusted him with the role of guiding the process.  Hopefully that will be a recipe for sweet success.  But occasionally it happens that a few others w...
01/06/2012
In the chess game that is your home purchase plan, there are all kinds of folks ready to give you advice.  A lot of them have an agenda of their own - Sellers, their agents, a whole tribe of buyers brokers who may view your process as a their payday.  Sometimes the most helpful thing others can d...
01/01/2012
Iin the middle of negotiations, buyers and sellers can get a little tense.  It is a stressful process, of course.  Both parties have a common goal, getting to a successful transaction. But along the way, there are a hundred issues that folks could tussle about.  Feelings may start getting a littl...
12/31/2011
Back in the 70’s, we had that back to nature thing going on -  Rough-sawn cedar paneling and deep walnut beams, and a lot of deep décor.  Today that style seems more fitting for a bear cave.  What then seemed like a rich and warm “denning” environment to our sensibilities now feels gloomy and op...
12/31/2011
It happens. The deal starts going sideways, backwards, nowhere.  My client may be making very strong demands that the other side doesn’t like at all.  Maybe he is taking a WAY LONG time to respond which is frustrating the other side, or doing things that are a little or very “off beat’. So the ot...
12/30/2011
Timing - It's a matter of life and death..life or death of a real estate deal.  What makes one deal race to the finish line, while another one grinds to failure?  Often it is a matter of energy and timing.  Time is the enemy.  The passage of time for a buyer or a seller can change enthusiasm to q...
12/29/2011
The received wisdom - the aroma of freshly baked cookies is the key to selling a home.  But then, that's a tad weird in a vacant home...and then the question, if they are baking, why didn't they leave cookies and milk for us??  In addition, there is the buyer’s suspicion that someone is trying to...
12/27/2011
So our client tells us that they want us there to show their home with the buyer's agent.  Moreover, the implication is often that us not being there is a failure to represent them effectively and energetically.  So what's an agent to do?  Most experienced brokers can attest to the downside of a ...
12/25/2011
We hear it all the time from sellers, don't we? "I know more about my home than any broker, so I am the one who is best able to show it to the buyers."  My toungue-in-cheek response is that your mother is certainly the best "qualified' expert in what is great about you. So your mom should come al...
12/25/2011
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