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2010 

This is a great post by Myrl that all home sellers should read.  It really summarizes what the options are for sellers whose homes are still on the market despite marketing efforts that can't be beat.  This is the reality check that is hard to read but is so true.     So Sellers, it is the last ...
12/31/2010
We have so much to be thankful for this year.  It has been the most successful in our career together.  Despite all of the challenges that the real estate market has thrown at us, we have persevered.  While we have worked hard, we have had the opportunity to play hard too!  We have been lucky to ...
12/31/2010
MLS status definitions It is easy for real estate agents to get caught speaking real estate speak to a client who doesn’t have a clue what you are talking about.  In the St. Louis MLS, we have 11 different statuses that a listing can have.  Here is a glossary of each of the terms. ACTIVE   This s...
12/31/2010
Several hours ago, strong storms, probably tornados, ripped through the St. Louis area.  Especially hard hit was the Sunset Hills area in South County.  Damage is severe in pocketed areas.  Other areas are effected as well.  Power is out in many areas.  The following is video of the storm damage ...
12/31/2010
Dear Potential St. Louis area Home Buyer,                     St. Louis, MO is a gorgeous city with such character--historic yet brimming with future opportunities.   We can certainly understand why you would consider moving to St. Louis and living here with us.  We have lived here for many years...
12/30/2010
If you have videos that you have posted or hosted on Yahoo, be sure you check out the following announcement about the service being discontinued in 2011.  It might be the time to migrate over to Flickr Video.  Thanks for the word Brad.If you're into video like me and you've posted or hosted vide...
12/29/2010
There is no magic answer to this question Mr. and Mrs. Buyer.  Short sales are the most difficult deals to predict.  With another already on the table for consideration, it is even more complicated.  There are so many variables that are unpredictable and out of the buyer’s agent’s control.  We kn...
12/29/2010
There was a story on our news this evening about viewers who had written in to share the worst Christmas gift they had ever received.  I heard about a purse shaped like a bra, nose hair trimmer, and a big bottle of Jack Daniels given to a woman who was 4 months pregnant at the time.  What is the ...
12/26/2010
Merry Christmas to everyone!  St. Louis was lucky enough to have a beautiful white Christmas. Our chances of having a white Christmas runs only about 13% in any year.  Two weeks ago, the forecast was FOR a white Christmas.  Then a week ago, it was deemed that the weather would be too warm.  Jjust...
12/25/2010
The following story has had the St. Louis area riveted for the past 24 hours or so.  2 deer were found trapped on the ice on a river near St. Louis.  It was heartbreaking to watch the deer.  No one knew what to do.  They had been stranded for at least 24 hours or so before a hero finally came to ...
12/17/2010
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