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So I wrote a contract for one of my buyer clients and we included that the property should be professionally cleaned.  The sellers removed it in the counteroffer and just said they would clean it themselves. No problem.  The house was fairly neat so we conceded that they would probably do a suita...
So I received an offer on one of my listings! I should be excited right?! Well, the pre-approval letter is from a no-name broker.  I called the loan officer to verify the buyer's approval status. When I asked if she could verify that he had his downpayment, she said no, but she had reviewed the c...
I'm just venting....Why don't people leaving a message explaining the nature of their call?  How much time could I have saved if they had stated what they needed from me in the voice mail? Then when I called them back, I would have had the answer to their question instead of wasting time looking ...
I had a guy call me about a rental 2 weeks ago. I found out he was going to be stationed in Charleston for 4 years at the Naval Weapons Station. So I broached the buying subject. He could actually buy for less than what his BAH allowance would be.  He said, no, no, no.  Then I explained how he co...
We own 4 properties now.  We just sold one in January.  We listed in November and sold in 75 days. We spruced it up, had it staged and got 98.7% of list price. Property does sell when it's priced right and staged.  I kinda felt like I had to prove it to myself.  But I did it and yeah it cost some...
So my friend David has been renting for the last 14 years.  After paying off all his consumer debt and saving some money, it was time to get off the pot.  We weighed the pros and cons of waiting and it was obvious now is the time.  Besides, what did he have to lose to just look.  After getting a ...
Well after a long and winding road with a ridiculous client, I had to cut ties and just walk away. I finally got the guy down on his price (my bad for not getting it down sooner) and we get 2 offers. We are $2000 off from where he wants to be on price.  He asks me and the buyers agent to take a r...
Ever wonder where you get new business? Well, I'm pretty anal about tracking my business, but this one takes the cake.  My buyer's agent called me just about in tears and I thought, what on earth could be wrong? It turns out she was laughing so hard she was in tears.  A man had called her from ou...
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It's conventional wisdom that you buy low, right?  There are some buyers still sitting on the fence waiting for prices to potentially drop more.  There are many things waiting buyer have not considered.  One will be the rising finance costs when the housing market bounces back. I saw an article i...

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