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Real Estate Agent - Century 21 New Millenium - MD RE License 579412
Home buying and selling tips and advice for the Baltimore area Real Estate market.

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2007 

Get knowledge. One thing you'll probably feel during this transition time is being out of control. It feels like everyone else has taken over your life. The seller, your lender, the appraiser, the inspectors; all have the power to say yes or no to your moving plans.  Your real estate agent and lo...
Posted almost 7 years ago
Trust in the process. There's just so much to do, it's easy to panic. You wonder if it will ever work out. You think you're taking a big chance, but the truth is you're giving yourself a big chance.   Even though you can't see every step of the way, as you move towards your goals, the way opens u...
Posted almost 7 years ago
I thought I might have had a settlement on Monday.  As I said a couple days ago I thought we had resolved everything.  But, alas, it's like a Shakespearean tragedy.  There was all too much drama in this transaction for a small shell of a house that needs to be fixed up.At the 11:59th hour after t...
Posted almost 7 years ago
I am supposed to be on vacation this week.  The settlement on my deal from a very hot place was supposed to settle on the 15th and finally, settled today, I think.  The reason I think...I arrived at the attorney's office at 3:30 with my client, the seller.  And, we waited, and waited.  The buyer ...
Posted almost 7 years ago
Be flexible. In your monetary calculations, over-estimate by at least a thousand dollars. In this market, anything can happen between contract acceptance and closing. It could be that the inspections reveal areas of concern that the seller is unwilling to fix, or the repair costs are higher than ...
Posted almost 7 years ago
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I was asked an interesting question of possible fair housing today.  And, I thought it was very interesting and could see arguing both sides of the fence on it, but which is correct and which is ethical, the area is very grey and under what grounds can you say "no, I won't list your house"?One of...
Posted almost 7 years ago
Begin with the end in mind. Have an ultimate scenario of where you're trying to be that you've developed with the help of your realtor. What will life be like when you get there? How will it be better than where you are now? Dwell on that picture and write it out, fill up at least a page about ho...
Posted almost 7 years ago
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I'm a brand new office manager and one of my first duties as manager was to increase the number of agents in our office.  Our corporate office suggested that we subscribe to a company called Recruit Tool.  It seemed like a good idea at the time and we're over a month into the service now.  And, I...
Posted almost 7 years ago
Make the Right ChoiceChoosing which home to purchase is the critical phase of your search - make sure the house is right for you before deciding to buy. Consider your wish list, the location, and the price when making your final decision.  Be sure you take into account the finances and over estim...
Posted almost 7 years ago
A word of caution - sellers create ads solely to make the phone ring! Many homes have some drawback not mentioned in the ad, such as traffic noise, power lines, or litigation in the community. What's not mentioned in the ad is usually more important than what is.  For this reason, be very careful...
Posted almost 7 years ago
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