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3-person, full-time, family team of Samson Properties agents. 550+ transactions last 12 years. Heavy training in negotiation and mediation. Masters degrees in finance/marketing/business, psychology & computers.

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2011 

Theory Z Applied to Real Estate Copyright (c) 2011, Deanna and Jim's GOLD Team   Bill Ouchi's famous Theory Z was a management hit in the 80's.  I took Ouchi's Theory Z course in an Executive MBA program at UCLA.   Theory Z is built on very simple observations: * Human beings have bounded rationa...
02/27/2011
Blank Door Hanger Card Stock Copyright (c) 2011, Deanna and Jim's GOLD Team        Door hangers are a low-tech, old-school, back-to-the-basics marketing tool we find useful for Open Houses or door-knocking canvassing campaigns.      By the way, if you ever go to put these up you quickly develop a...
02/25/2011
Don't Sign Undated 4506-T's Copyright (c) 2011, Deanna and Jim's GOL D Team   Various financial institutions with a legal right to request copies of tax returns from a current or prospective borrower ask the borrower to sign an IRS Form 4506-T, "Request for Transcript of Tax Return."   4506-T con...
02/25/2011
Is Flash Money Cash? Copyright (c) 2011, Deanna and Jim's GOLD Team      Cash offers require Proof of Funds.  The most commonly accepted forms are: (1) a bank account statement (usually with the account number blacked out) showing available funds sufficient for the purpose, (2) a letter on bank l...
02/25/2011
CODE OF ETHICS: Selling Agent Attempt to Alter Commission Via Offer Terms Copyright (c) 2011, Deanna and Jim's GOLD Team From the 2011 NAR Code of Ethics: Standard of Practice 16-16 REALTORS(r), acting as subagents or buyer/tenant representatives or brokers, shall not use the terms of an offer to...
02/20/2011
Selling Agent Attempt to Alter Commission Via Offer Terms Copyright (c) 2011, Deanna and Jim's GOLD Team   From Wikipedia: Tortious interference, also known as Intentional interference with contractual relations, in the common law of tort, occurs when a person intentionally damages the plaintiff'...
02/20/2011
Top 12 Worthwhile Flipping Investor Upgrades Copyright (c) 2011, Deanna and Jim's GOLD Team 1. Fresh, inexpensive, professionally done, paint. Buyer and limited appraisor appeal. 2. Fresh, inexpensive, carpet on fresh medium grade pad. Buyer and limited appraisor appeal. 3. Fresh, inexpensive, vi...
02/20/2011
1,001 Offer Investors Copyright (c) 2011, Deanna and Jim's GOLD Team       Attempting to earn a superior return on your investment is good capitalist behavior.  Attempting to find $100 dollar bills on a public street in a busy city has, however, very low probability of success.  Shooting baskets ...
02/20/2011
MLS Category for Rooms to Rent? Copyright (c) 2011, Deanna and Jim's GOLD Team      We see them all the time when searching for rentals. The photo shows a single family house but the details say 1 bedroom and 1 bath. It is someone renting empty rooms in a larger house.      Most tenants do NOT wa...
02/20/2011
Seller Needs a "Smaller" House Copyright (c) 2011, Deanna and Jim's GOLD Team      Prospective homesellers sometimes speak in code!      We have found that 95% of the people who say they want a smaller house really want a smaller house payment!  A house with smaller finished square footage may or...
02/20/2011
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