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By Ron Trzcinski, 410-935-5844
(Century 21, The Real Estate Centre, 410-665-0200 Office)
Comments 5
Potential Home Buyer Held Hostage The Buyer innocently went onto the internet to start a home search, but unwittingly stumbled upon a band of ransom demanding thieves. An email was sent out to real estate agents in the form of an enticement to gain a new client, but in actuality requesting a rans...

By Ron Trzcinski, 410-935-5844
(Century 21, The Real Estate Centre, 410-665-0200 Office)
Comments 3
It's Summer, so . . . . Yes, it is summer.  On June 21st the Sun was directly over the Tropic of Cancer and we experienced the longest day of the year. Although, near me, a storm sneaked in to ruin the full length of the experience. So what does it mean? It's summer, so things will be heating up,...

By Ron Trzcinski, 410-935-5844
(Century 21, The Real Estate Centre, 410-665-0200 Office)
Comments 4
On The REO Offer, I Told The Bank They Must Pay My Business Costs To be in the real estate business, such that I can work as an agent for my clients, I must pay for numerous items. These items include:  Fees for my real estate license, Dues for the multiple list service, Cost to belong to a real ...

By Ron Trzcinski, 410-935-5844
(Century 21, The Real Estate Centre, 410-665-0200 Office)
Comments 3
Agents: All We Need You To Do Is Show The Property This is a statement which appears in the remarks of some rental listings. Sorry, Listing Agent, but I am going to do more than just show the property. My client has signed a Buyer/Tenant Agency Agreement with me, which creates a fiduciary respons...

By Ron Trzcinski, 410-935-5844
(Century 21, The Real Estate Centre, 410-665-0200 Office)
Comments 4
Lock The Door When You Leave The Showing It sounds like a topic that is not worthy of discussion. However, all too frequently, I find one of my listings with the door unlocked or my client, the owner of the property, finds his or her home unlocked. The process is simple:  Lock the door. Check to ...

By Ron Trzcinski, 410-935-5844
(Century 21, The Real Estate Centre, 410-665-0200 Office)
Comments 2
Be Specific When You Network Many of us go to networking events or to regularly scheduled networking meetings. Of course, when we meet someone, we tell them our name, our organization, and our profession. If you happen to be a real estate agent, then you are one of a million, or, at least, there ...

By Ron Trzcinski, 410-935-5844
(Century 21, The Real Estate Centre, 410-665-0200 Office)
Comments 3
NextDoor.com in Action  It was early Sunday evening when, tired from a long trail run earlier in the day, I was relaxing watching the news after having just eaten supper.  In the other room, there were two loads of laundry, one in the dryer and one in the washer, which dictated that I would be up...

By Ron Trzcinski, 410-935-5844
(Century 21, The Real Estate Centre, 410-665-0200 Office)
Comments 3
My Home Is The Best in The Neighborhood; Show Them Others You list a house and the owners want top dollar or more.  Why?  Because their home is the best in the neighborhood. Sometimes this is actually true, but quite often this is just, an understood, but unrealistic pride in their own home. How ...

By Ron Trzcinski, 410-935-5844
(Century 21, The Real Estate Centre, 410-665-0200 Office)
Comments 3
I Found Some Buyers At An Auction I was running low on buyers and so I needed to replenish my pool of buyers. Where could I find buyers? I could find buyers at an auction.  Usually they are not represented by an agent.  If 10 potential buyers show up at an auction, only 1 of those potential buyer...

By Ron Trzcinski, 410-935-5844
(Century 21, The Real Estate Centre, 410-665-0200 Office)
Comments 8
This Is Not A Solicitation . . . .  I answer the phone and the recording starts with "This is not a solicitation". Thank you for the warning. It is not a solicitation; it is a scam. The recording continues: "We have been monitoring your credit".  What the heck have you been doing?! In a stern voi...

By Ron Trzcinski, 410-935-5844
(Century 21, The Real Estate Centre, 410-665-0200 Office)
Comments 4
What Is The Purpose of a Business? It sounds easy enough to answer this basic question, but do too many people simplify it to the point whereby they miss one of the major purposes of having a business. Most people would answer this question by stating that the purpose of a business is to make mon...

By Ron Trzcinski, 410-935-5844
(Century 21, The Real Estate Centre, 410-665-0200 Office)
Comments 4
Wow! My Payment is Only $940 . . . . Or Is It? You decide that you want to buy a house and you start looking on line just out of curiosity. Of course, you go that site which so many buyers unwittingly go which will completely mislead you. You see a house which is similar to one that you are renti...

By Ron Trzcinski, 410-935-5844
(Century 21, The Real Estate Centre, 410-665-0200 Office)
Comments 4
The Order of Things: Real Estate Agent, Lender, Home Search What does this mean? It means that there are certain people with whom you should speak before you speak with other people and that there are certain things that you should do before other things when you are planning to purchase a home. ...

By Ron Trzcinski, 410-935-5844
(Century 21, The Real Estate Centre, 410-665-0200 Office)
Comments 5
Your Job Matters, So Do It In a real estate transaction, there are many people who have a job to make the transaction successful. Just as a start, here are a few of the jobs, which are potentially involved in the transaction:  Listing Agent Buyer's Agent Loan Officer Loan Processor Loan Underwrit...

By Ron Trzcinski, 410-935-5844
(Century 21, The Real Estate Centre, 410-665-0200 Office)
Comments 5
A Fireplace in The Attic It, generally, is just a run of the mill town house. It has a finished lower level.  The main level has a living room with an adjacent half bath, and a kitchen with an adjacent dining area. The upper level has three bedrooms and two full baths. The master bedroom has its ...

By Ron Trzcinski, 410-935-5844
(Century 21, The Real Estate Centre, 410-665-0200 Office)
Comments 3
Enhanced Title Insurance? What's wrong with Standard Title Insurance?  Why should I get Enhanced Title Insurance? When you buy a real estate property, the title company will bring up the topic of title insurance. If you are buying the property with a loan, then the lender will require that you ge...

By Ron Trzcinski, 410-935-5844
(Century 21, The Real Estate Centre, 410-665-0200 Office)
Comments 4
Save Thousands of Dollars by Not Paying a Commission? This is the line that some investors use. They will approach you about buying your house with cash, in as is condition, and with no commissions or fees. They usually take it a step further by suggesting that a commission would be 7% of the pur...

By Ron Trzcinski, 410-935-5844
(Century 21, The Real Estate Centre, 410-665-0200 Office)
Comments 9
Is zillow a good place to find the value of a real estate property? Zillow provides an estimate of a home’s value, which they call a zestimate.They state that this is a starting point for determining a home’s value (not an end point).It is based on a proprietary formula which uses, as its input, ...

By Ron Trzcinski, 410-935-5844
(Century 21, The Real Estate Centre, 410-665-0200 Office)
Comments 4
Baltimore Real Estate Market: Prices Go Up; Inventory Goes Down The active inventory of homes is at its lowest level in over 10 years.  For 18 consecutive months, there has been a decline in the year-over-year inventory levels. The median sales price has increased every year since 2011. The media...

By Ron Trzcinski, 410-935-5844
(Century 21, The Real Estate Centre, 410-665-0200 Office)
Comments 3
Perry Hall High Ranking According to US News & World Report, which evaluates and ranks public high schools around the nation on a yearly basis, Perry Hall High, for 2016, ranks as follows: --- Number 9 out of 29 (top 31.0%) high schools in Baltimore County;--- Number 65 out of 244 (top 26.2%) hig...

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