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2009 

I think we’ve all discovered that in order to help somebody, they have to really want to be helped. There are sellers, buyers and investors out there who would prefer to dream than to do, but I know you aren’t one of them because you’re taking the time to ready this blog. Like most businesses, re...
11/30/2009
Top 10 reasons for a fulltime REALTOR(R): Are you confused about the market? About foreclosures? About what/why/how banks are doing/not doing?  Do you really understand all the paperwork you're signing?It’s time you know that now, more than ever before, you need a full time REALTOR® like me. Rece...
11/30/2009
Homebuyer alert-- a huge flock of people-- your fellow homebuyers (and competitors)-- have checked out of the market, and won't be seen again until around January 10th. This migration happens every year, starting around November 20. The #1 reason is holidayitis; home hunting can be a grueling pro...
11/30/2009
Homebuyer alert-- a huge flock of people-- your fellow homebuyers (and competitors)-- have checked out of the market, and won't be seen again until around January 10th. This migration happens every year, starting around November 20. The #1 reason is holidayitis; home hunting can be a grueling pro...
11/30/2009
Someone please explain this to me, because I do not understand why any listing agent would insult buyers or buyers agents by using this "service". For those of you not familiar with TazaHomes, it's a quasi data collection site,where the buyers agent is required to complete page after page of redu...
11/21/2009
I almost had a buyer bite the dust last week.... she fell prey to over-focusing on what the seller had paid for the home, instead of celebrating that she had beat out all the other offers on a cute, already-fixed up home. Yes, the seller had bought lower at auction, poured in a lot of sweat equit...
11/17/2009
Don't get stuck in Fantasyland!  Real Estate always follows a few basic economic truths.  Honor these realities, and you'll win what you want.  Here's a 7-step quick tour through real estate economics. Pass, and you can have a fighting chance to get the house you want. 1. Supply and Demand: When ...
11/16/2009
Up to a few months ago, if you had cash,  your offer ruled the roost. It would most always be picked over conventional offers, and of course over FHA and VA. (City-funded loans aren't even on the radar anymore.) But over the past few months, I've seen a shift  in which offers are being selected, ...
11/16/2009
The best way to get what you want is to know what you're dealing with.... so it helps to know when you're "in charge" and when the seller is "in charge". Let's say you're out househunting and you find a house you like. In fact, you really want this one, so you put in a very aggressive bid, to bea...
11/16/2009
  She’s a professional woman, knows her stuff, has a high-up position in our industry, and she’s absolutely great at what she does. But I’m afraid that somewhere along the road, she lost a part of who she really is.  Have you ever felt this way… just suddenly, totally fried? I know T*** has enorm...
11/07/2009
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