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Real Estate Agent - RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA

ARCHIVED BLOG POSTS

2011 

How many times have we received a totally worthless lender letter that tells absolutley nothing about the buyers or what the loan officer has done to pre-approve the buyers? I received an " Approval Letter" recently on one of my listings. It started " To Whom it May Concern: The above borrower ha...
Posted about 3 years ago
We have many properties around here ranging from 3-100 acres. More are in the 3-20 acre range. I try to make sure my listings have information sheets and plats in the house, but sometimes they disappear 2 at a time when an agent and a buyer each take one. Then I get calls from the bueyrs agents a...
Posted about 3 years ago
We have many properties around here ranging from 3-100 acres. More are in the 3-20 acre range. I try to make sure my listings have information sheets and plats in the house, but sometimes they disappear 2 at a time when an agent and a buyer each take one. Then I get calls from the bueyrs agents a...
Posted about 3 years ago
Greetings,   Average Mortgage Rate Up .05% for the Week The average 30 year mortgage rate rose to 4.81% from 4.76% last week.  The 15 year average went to 4.04% from 3.97%.  The  5/1 ARM average was 3.62%, from 3.57%.  Average rates contained .70 discount points.  Mortgage bonds gave ground to a ...
Posted about 3 years ago
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Occasionally I get owners of my listings asking me if they can sell and then rent back for 3-6 months while they decide where they want to move and so they don't have to put all of their belongings in storage. I always tell them that it's not a good idea, and to work on getting rid of everything ...
Posted about 3 years ago
Has anyone noticed lately the increase in agents that have become too lazy to write directions to their listings in the MLS? In the box where we usually write " Take 7 west, to 9 west, to a right on 287N, to left on Nixon Rd to 999 Nixon." That has becaome just too difficult for many agents. Inst...
Posted about 3 years ago
I had an agent call me a week or so ago on one of my short sale listings. Started out talking like he was king know it all when it came to short sales, then he says " I assume this is going to be professionally negotiated." I just told him that I knew a negotiator if we needed one." I didn't even...
Posted about 3 years ago
Scenario- agent wants to write offer on one of my short sale listings- prepares offer with the usual missing pages, then faxes or emails it to their customer who has a fax/printer that they bought at a flea market or yard sale. They sign and intial in most of the places they we're suppose to ( wi...
Posted about 3 years ago
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To me, this is the most annoying question in real estate: " How many days has it been on the market?" A lady called me the other day, they ahve an house they can't sell out of state, but wanted to go ahead and buy anyway. She said one of my listings looked like the perfect house for them, large e...
Posted about 3 years ago
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