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2010 

Does your managing broker sell and list properties? Your managing broker is in an enviable position, for someone who sells and lists properties.  They often are the one that people call, asking if the manager can give them the name of one of the top agents in the office, who might be good to help...
01/31/2010
Realtor magazine asked us to tell them why we love our broker.  Here is the essay that I gave them.  As you can tell, I do love my broker, how do you feel about yours?  If you don't love, or seriously like your broker... why are you hanging around there?  Go find a situation where you are support...
01/30/2010
I think that everyone recognizes that they probably need to conduct some kind of "interview" with agents to determine if they should hire one... but they're kind of stymied, 'cause they have no idea what kind of questions to ask... Finding agents at an open house is an excellent way to meet a few...
01/28/2010
Here's an interesting post from Claudette Millette.  If this catches on, I could find myself located within a stop and shop, which would not be good for my waistline.  (Hey, I'm gonna run over to aisle 3 for a couple of Twinkies, and a starbuck Frappucino). Let's keep an eye on this one, shall w...
01/28/2010
unless you live in a cave (and I think even if you DO live in a cave), you probably heard that today Apple computer announced it's new I-pad. I'm not going to go into all the details of what it can do, and how it works.  If you'd like to see all that stuff... click on the image to the left and it...
01/27/2010
I've been busy, this year, with CMA's.  Lot of people have come out of the woodwork, ready to sell their condos in Skokie, and sell single-family homes in Evanston.  They've asked me to come out and give them a Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) of their home Wilmette, and suggest a price that wou...
01/27/2010
I recently helped a young couple purchase a condo.  It was their first purchase, and they will qualify for the $8,000 first-time home buyer's credit.  Nice.  They were very excited, and I was excited for them. One of the things that helped them purchase this condo was their excellent credit score...
01/23/2010
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These are difficult times. Many agents and agencies are having difficulties.  Lean times, lots of listings that are overpriced and not selling. Fewer buyers, lots of foreclosures out there.  Discount brokerages breath on their necks. These are the times that try men's (and women's souls).  There ...
01/21/2010
Just in case you were wondering (and I know you were). I can highly recommend the lemonade at McCormick and Schmick's.  McCormick and Schmick's is a national chain of premium seafood restaurants that recently opened at the Old Orchard Shopping Center in Skokie. I, & a colleague, went there for lu...
01/20/2010
Dear Rubes Readers.  After taking much of the winter off, and dangling my toesies in the crystal blue water of Tahiti and Bora-Bora, I return to you a fresh (but wrinkled) man.  So I'm prepared to answer some of the questions that have been piling up in my "in-box". So, here we go: Dear Mr. Real...
01/20/2010
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