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I think it looks silly that so many agents refuse (at least in my MLS) to input the actual name of the seller of their listing.  I mean, on the computer screen, with a simple mouse click about 6" away from OWNER NAME WITHHELD  is the Tax Records link, which shows me the full name(s) of the actual...
03/03/2012
As my business continues to grow, and as I go on more and more seller consultation appointments (aka Listing appts),  I find that Fred the "Compliance Guy" at my office  is less and less a fan of my sloppy / missing paperwork for each listing file.  It's a real groaner for me, since after I take ...
03/02/2012
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Even after 5 years or so of declining prices in my market, it's mind boggling to watch agents, many of whom are not local to the market, taking listings at prices which are very clearly bloated and overpriced.  I truly think agents are walking into the homes of sellers and they ask the seller how...
03/01/2012
Extraordinarily impressive semi-custom home built by Procacci on quiet cul de sac features a formal tiled foyer opening to a formal living room with hard wood floors and carpeted front office. A spacious, open first-floor plan makes meal prep and entertaining easy between the well designed kitche...
03/01/2012
I recently attended a training class at my Keller Williams office about USDA loans.  Wow, what a program !  While the program has certain geographic limitations, some income limitations (ceilings) and some tighter ratios than FHA, it is still an amazing porgram for some first time buyers and some...
02/29/2012
Most full time, long term career minded real estate agents do not do lots of rentals.  It's typically not natural. But with changing realities in our market, many sellers have chosen to rent their property as opposed to sell it short, or net little. I recently completed a rental where the actions...
02/28/2012
"If I had a way of buying a couple hundred thousand single-family homes, and had a way of managing -- the management is enormous, is really a problem because they're one by one, they're not like apartment houses -- but I would load up on them," the billionaire said. "I would take mortgages out at...
02/28/2012
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