Don't follow leaders, and watch your parking meters!

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Real Estate Agent - Coldwell Banker Residential
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2009 

I don't try to "sell" any of my buyers on a given property.  I don't suggest that they "need" any particular feature found only in this home.  I don't suggest that they really, really, want to be in this-particular school district, nor do I stress, just how desirable this particular street is. Mo...
11/30/2009
"I wouldn't pay a dime over $850,000 for this house!" This was the statement made by the agent who was sitting the Sunday Open House, yesterday.  It was not the listing agent, and the house is listed for just under a million dollars.  Conveniently, the "sitting" agent made this statement, to a po...
11/30/2009
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For the last several years, our PHH Mortgage representative has offered our office, free Thanksgiving pies.  Not as a thank you for any real or perceived business.... (no RESPA violation there), simply as a kind Holiday Gesture. He provides pies for our office, and the Glenview CB office, which r...
11/29/2009
After having Thanksgiving at my married daughter's home (and my son-in laws!), I have found myself wanting to do nothing other than sit in my chair, in front of the t.v. Now, my wife will tell you, this is nothing new.  But usually, I spend a great part of my day at the office, or doing real esta...
11/28/2009
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To all of my friends and family Happy Thanksgiving 2009     May you have a wonderful and fruitful holiday season    
11/26/2009
Many times, over the last few years, in my experiences on Trulia and Zillow, someone will ask the question of we Realtors "What's the standard commission in your area?" Most of the time, good agents jump in and state: "There is no 'standard', real estate commissions are negotiable"... and go on t...
11/25/2009
I went to visit a website today, and they were down for maintenance.  But they were thoughtful, and instead of having us look for our keys, or view a fail whale, they provided the following video on their site, to keep me entertained.   It was much appreciated, so I'm passing it along to you, 'ca...
11/24/2009
Please me join me in remembering a great icon of the entertainment community. The Pillsbury Doughboy died yesterday of a yeast infection and trauma complications from repeated pokes in the belly. He was 51. Dough boy was buried in a lightly greased coffin. Dozens of celebrities turned out to pay ...
11/24/2009
Nov. 23, 2009(Crain's) — Chicago-area home sales jumped by a third in October compared to a year ago, according to the Illinois Assn. of Realtors, with the group citing lower home prices, low mortgage rates and the federal tax credit for first-time buyers as reasons for the spike.CHICAGO-AREA SAL...
11/23/2009
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I was over on Trulia for a spell yesterday, defending the integrity of my chosen career, and a regular commenter, who agrees with me, about as much as he disagrees with me, but whose opinions are often well-founded and I respect, made a statement.  He said: I believe there are excellent people/Ag...
11/23/2009
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