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By David Saks, Memphis, Tennessee
(The Real Estate Mart of Tennessee, Inc.)
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What kind of liability are we up against when we state our opinions? Salespeople, brokers and company employees have to be careful with the statements they make to clients, customers and others in our profession. Should we be certain that the party to whom we direct our statements understand whe...
By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9663
(Woodland Management Service)
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  47th Annual Thresheree & National Antique Tractor Pull July 25, 26 & 27, 2014   “Preserving our agricultural and homesteading heritage and celebrating the technologies of yesteryear.”   Join us in Centreal Waupaca County Wisconsin for a little bit of Wisconsin Agriculture History.   Gre...
By David Saks, Memphis, Tennessee
(The Real Estate Mart of Tennessee, Inc.)
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What we call an estate in land is a term used primarily to define the extent of an owner's interest in real property. In it's general sense, an estate in land also defines the quantity, nature and degree of the ownership. There are a bunch of different types of estates but not all intere...
By David Saks, Memphis, Tennessee
(The Real Estate Mart of Tennessee, Inc.)
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What kind of an employment agreement do you have with your broker? Should the employment agreement define your obligations and responsibilities? There really are only two alternatives to working for a brokerage: A salesperson has to be either an independent contractor or an employee. What would ...
By David Saks, Memphis, Tennessee
(The Real Estate Mart of Tennessee, Inc.)
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Before a salesperson is compensated, doesn't an agreement have to exist between the broker and the salesperson regarding the amount or type of compensation with the company? Do you share the commission from the transaction or receive a fixed salary? To be entitled to a commission one must be...
By David Saks, Memphis, Tennessee
(The Real Estate Mart of Tennessee, Inc.)
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I'm not talking about whips and chains here, although I know some of you might be disappointed.   Discipline is serious business for any brokerage.   Violation of the code of ethics can result in some bad news including damage to the companies reputation, the destruction of the well-earned c...
By David Saks, Memphis, Tennessee
(The Real Estate Mart of Tennessee, Inc.)
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I know your sick of hearing about it. But it doesn't hurt to keep the old armour polished. We all know that there are many different types of situations that could lead to a conflict of interest and possibly a RESPA violation, the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act, and we don't want ...
By David Saks, Memphis, Tennessee
(The Real Estate Mart of Tennessee, Inc.)
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    Listening to your client or customer shouldn't be difficult. I know that it can be. It's hard for me at times. I sometimes fail to hear what's embedded in the meaning of the language that's being transmitted to me. Sometimes I can jump ahead and predict what the client's g...
By David Saks, Memphis, Tennessee
(The Real Estate Mart of Tennessee, Inc.)
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Do you linger around after you've gotten your buyer and seller to shake hands? How long should one linger around before the contract's been signed? Isn't the best advice "Go In...get it over with.....and get out"? You shouldn't run like the house is on fire...doesn'...
By David Saks, Memphis, Tennessee
(The Real Estate Mart of Tennessee, Inc.)
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   A feeling of pride is automatically aroused in your client or your customer when you smile.   People who can't smile can't make others happy.   Smiling can give you better odds of closing the sale.   When your customer or client tells you he doesn't like the house smiling is usuall...
By David Saks, Memphis, Tennessee
(The Real Estate Mart of Tennessee, Inc.)
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When you listen to your client or your customer you can sense their pride. They know they're being heard. The advantage is that you're learning and understanding their needs and removing many of the obstacles that might stand in the way of the cooperation you need. You're discovering...
By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9663
(Woodland Management Service)
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Adams County Fair August 5-10 2014  dont miss the memories When I was a kid the fair was the event that we waited for all summer. A time to get away from the farm for a few days, see our friends, maybe take along a special girl. Also a time to show off our skills with 4-H and FFA exhibits where ...
By David Saks, Memphis, Tennessee
(The Real Estate Mart of Tennessee, Inc.)
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    I had a sales meeting tonight and we were talking about how stupid the gas prices still are. Not to mention how it's still driving the cost of everything through the roof.   One agent suggested that the big oil companies are still conspiring to pirate the economy.   I thought for a second...
By David Saks, Memphis, Tennessee
(The Real Estate Mart of Tennessee, Inc.)
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  Is is generally recognized that the disadvantages of any property tax are less obvious than the advantages? Taxation is never popular and there is no perfect tax. Economists have seen that any property tax advantages may also incorporate disadvantages at the same time (huh!). Because this form ...
By Michael Jacobs, Pasadena Real Estate Representation 818.516.4393
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
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Pasadena CA Cravens Court Townhouse-Style Condos 2014 Mid-Year Update   This is a recap of recent sales activity at the Cravens Court townhouse-style condos. Statistical information is from our local multiple listing service(mls) as of July 27, 2014.   Cravens Court is a twenty unit townhouse-sty...
By David Saks, Memphis, Tennessee
(The Real Estate Mart of Tennessee, Inc.)
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  Are the advantages of property tax clear to you? Here are a few I've put together for your consideration: 1. It's the best form of locally generated revenue for local governments. 2. It's technically possible to maintain and administer under any ruling authority. 3. The revenue is a...
By David Saks, Memphis, Tennessee
(The Real Estate Mart of Tennessee, Inc.)
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Let's just say, for simplicities sake, that property tax, as most of us understand, is an annual tax on real property. It's founded on the concept of market value which, in it's most commonly perceived characteristic, is in proportion to the estimated value of the goods taxed, otherw...
By Tammie White, TW Realty Group, Franklin TN, South of Nashville
(Benchmark Realty, LLC (615) 495-0752 or www.TWRealtyGroup.net)
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Is Syndication the Only Way to Market My Franklin TN Home On-Line? Did you know that according to the NAR (National Association of REALTORS®) 92% of buyers begin their home search on the internet? With the vast majority of buyers beginning their search here, wouldn't it make sense to market y...
By Jordon Wheeler, J W Group Real Estate Sales and Service
(The Jordon Wheeler Group)
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The Answer CanBe Right In Front of You - Receive It! This Sunday after church, I had a thought about prayer that I think others may have experience.  I have had a lot of growth in our brokerage business in the last few months, and I have felt somewhat overwhelmed.  I was reluctant to get more hel...
By The Marcus Rice Team, Richmond VA Real Estate Services
(Equity First Realty )
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The Equity First Realty Corporate Cash Back Home Buying Program was established to encourage and support home ownership within Virginia for employees and employers for Virginias top companies.  The program offers a 1.5% Cash Back Bonus Rebate to benefit all eligible full- and part-time VCU Healt...
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