The Selling Agents

Real Estate Sales Representative - Prudential Tropical
Were the Mayans correct?  Is this the home of the future, if there is a future?  Check the last picture of the vacated silo, wouldn't this be a little too creepy, 9 stories of rusty dead space.  Would likely make me think of Aliens every time I looked in there.    Found this and had to share.  Do...
It has happened again.  Buyers can be told, but for some reason they do not get it.  Until we have an endorsed contract, we do not have a deal.  Words mean nothing.  We had an agreement, the counter was presented, all the buyer had to do was initial the changes.  But by keeping the contract, and ...
Our dinner conversation this evening was reminiscing on what Halloween was to us as kids, and what we used to do to scare ourselves.  My group used to seek out abandoned homes, or barns, in the surrounding MD countryside, and we would explore, attics and basements included.  This would get the bl...
As my business continues to grow, and I become better and better at going paperless,(even if that just means scanning the document to a PDF, and shredding the original!) I find myself having more and more files for every client.  The amount of data can get overwhelming, without a system in place,...
As my partner Heather Jenkins grows her business, Rent In FishHawk .com, the single greatest source of new business is personal referals.  These come mostly from clients that have used other property managers, and had some sort of trouble with the previous property manager, and hired Heather to t...
This post is a bit of a rant, but it should also help some prospective buyers understand the lack of time control that exists in so many transactions currently. I tend to work with buyers, and here in West Florida, buyers like low prices, and this can mean federally owned foreclosures.  They can ...
Just wanted to share some great photos of my newer listing at 910 Belle Timbre Avenue in Brandon FL.  This Sunrise built home is long on details, and short on deferred maintenance.  With five bedrooms, a large covered back porch, three car garage and a pool straight out of the magazines!  Belle T...
Granted, in this market of short sales and foreclosures, As Is contracts have become the norm, and asking a seller to make repairs prior to the transaction seems like just memories.  Even most "normal" sales are asking for As Is contracts, as any equity that may be left is too little to risk a bu...
All too often I see sellers place the home on the market, and they suddenly stop taking care of the maintenance.  I see listings with a dying yard, gutters failing, even broken windows.  Placing a home on the market means ATTRACTING a buyer; it does not mean mentally separating yourself from the ...
A neighbor has their home listed for sale.  It has been on the market for six months, with one small price reduction.  As this home is local to my own, I noticed as soon as it hit the market.  While the showings were good at the beggining, they have really dropped off.  But what I noticed a few m...

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