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4823 Cordelia Ave, Baltimore MD 21215. 2 bedroom 1 bath townhouse listed for $19,000 ($9,500) Deadline 10/28/11 1902 N Bentalou St, Baltimore MD 21216. 3 Bedrooms 1 Bath Townhouse $18,000 ($9,000) Deadline 10/26/11 3808 Midheights Rd, Baltimore,MD 21215 3 Bedrooms 1 Bath, End of group $55,000 ($2...
10/25/2011
I keep hearing some depressing stats in our industry. I am a big believer in the 80/20 rule, and I know that principle also applies to our business 20% of the agents make 80% of the sales. I also remember to hear that the turnover rate in real estate is 75% in two years. Last week I was told that...
10/25/2011
I was at a local board of realtor's event last week, I get the opportunity to meet a lot of people and learn some new things about our business and how the other agents in my area are doing. I am the president of the Society of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals and our group was making marga...
10/25/2011
917 Harvey Ln, Abingdon, MD 21009, 4 bedroom 2.5 Baths. This is an exquisite renovation, new hardwood floors on the main level. There is a brand new  kitchen has new top of the line cabinets with granite counter tops, and brand stainless steel appliances. There is lots of cabinet space and counte...
09/30/2011
Since I move to Baltimore from Miami, I never thought I would be getting ready hurricanes, but in 2003 we have Isabel, and now we might experience Irene. I know everybody in Baltimore knows how to get ready for snow, buying milk, tp, clorox, etc. Well in case you forgot what happen in 2003 here i...
08/25/2011
Well first let me say that I don't work for Baltimore or Maryland government, and this is not a goverment sponsor camapaign to get more people to move to Baltimore. This morning I stumble upon an article from the Washington Post online by Frances Stead Seller, , where she compares the CHARM o...
08/25/2011
I just read an article on DSNEWS about the low interest rates from Freddie Mac, it seems that both fixed and ARM are at all time lows, or at least the lowest in 50 years, per article. I guess that is good, hopefully the banks decide to lend and some good buyers can take advantage of the low rates...
08/18/2011
I get to brag a little today. My assistant told me that I most be doing something right, because I got the best award that an agent can get: a referrals from competing agents. The week started with a phone call from another reo agent, one of his property was re-assigned, the client has a 90 day p...
08/18/2011
Football season is here, I enjoy watching college football my two Alma Maters FIU Golden Panthers and UF Gators. My older son started playing football in 2009 at Perry Hall, I was really happy to find out that the was playing for the Gators. The fist year for 5-6 Blue team, was rough, we don'...
08/18/2011
This morning I read this post from Steve Warren and it got me very motivated to have a strong day growing my business. I am usually the one who gets up when the alarm goes off and hit the day running, but there are days when I feel lazy and I drag the rest of the day.  Steve has a great story and...
08/16/2011
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