Carol Simonson's (carolsimonson) Blog

Real Estate Agent - ReMax
Ten things your Real Estate Broker won't say!   I came upon this broker-bashing article posted by Yahoo this morning via a feed from, which is the web-based magazine from our ‘Friends' at SmartMoney.    SmartMoney...Granny is so ticked off this time; from this day forward I will re...
Granny is slightly upset about could say that my normal pleasant personality has fully slipped off a slippery slope and fallen into the deep end...again! You know, in my years of real estate practice, I have met some mighty fine folks who work in the real estate industry.  In fact, I'd...
You know what really ticks this old bird off?  (Of course you don't, so that's why I'm asking you!) I get ticked off when the media just blurts out some figure that is erroneous or has nothing to do with the cost of tea in China!  Remember when they interview that fellow from Redfin?  I mean, the...
I think there is a BIG surprise awaiting folks when it comes to rising property values...and it s right around the corner! Property values and appreciation are going to escalate again...just like they used to! Really...I'm not kidding, I'm serious as a heart attack. If you are a real estate specu...
DO YOU KNOW ANY AGENTS LIKE THIS ONE? It's amazing to me that the general public seems to have pegged all REALTORS in the category as this fellow.  Click on link below: How can we get a campaign going that wil...
Greetings Brother and Sister REALTORS! This is sort of will help you look and sound MUCH better when out among the public...and perhaps when you are around your coworkers...maybe even your broker! Today...the old lady (Me) wants to help you with a tiny issue that the majority of Re...
I'm a pretty optimistic person; in fact, you could say that I am quite optimistic and positive to the tune that it bothers a lot of naysayers.  I, on the other hand, say to heck with naysayers anyway! Locally I have seen quite a change in our real estate economy with homes selling in multiple off...
I've been hearing rumors and quiet stirrings about this for the past few weeks now, and it turns out to be true!  In fact, when a neighbor doesn't pay his mortgage payment or home owners dues, it very likely will keep you from getting a loan on your own home, and this goes for new purchases AND r...
Good news for buyers! There is a buyers stimulus package available to first time buyers AND former homeowners who have not owned a home within the past 36 months here in California.  Up to $8,000.00 tax credit originating from the Federal Government and an additional $10,000.00 from the State of ...
I so enjoy it when any hard working Realtor achieves success.  But when it happens to a woman, a single mom at that, warms my heart.  I so agree with Barbara that when you get over the fear of making mistakes, when you stop being afraid to try new things...because...its then, that the d...

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