Janie Killian-Sullivan's (jrb0856) Blog

Real Estate Broker/Owner - Killian Properties (Oklahoma & Texas)
Want to see yourself from a buyer or sellers perspective?  Be a buyer or seller and hire a Realtor.  Don't need to buy or sell a home for yourself?  Tag along with someone who does need to do this (preferably in another market area) and be prepared to see lots of things you do that are right and ...
I've addressed the issues I have with companies calling and wanting me to jump through hoops and give them a "simple drive by" BPO that is anything but a simple drive by, but just this last week I faced a new issue with a foreclosed property.  I'll try to keep this as brief as possible but keep i...
We all get them.  You know, calls from evaluation or foreclosure services that want a "simple drive by BPO"?  For you folks not in the business, BPO stands for brokers price opinion.   I've done these forever and they use to really be "drive by" and I could send in my "opinion" of market value on...
It's a no brainer.  Way overprice your home and that way a buyer will give you a low ball offer and you'll get exactly what you wanted in the first place.  This works, right?   It doesn't matter that way overpricing a home will scare off most serious buyers who are looking for a home in a certain...
Due diligence is something I preach to my clients but I'll admit I've been lax in doing my own DD. Today I did good.  I Googled a company trying to get me to sign up for a leads program and I saved myself a lot of money and the trouble of having to cancel my credit card to stop the charges.  It s...
I just got an offer from a company to "keep 100% of your commission", which always makes me chuckle just a bit considering I'm a Broker and already keep 100% of my commission, but that's not the point.  Are these companies legal?  I went to their website to do a little snooping around and find th...
Really, the title of this post is a real question.  What IS the big deal about racking up the most points on ActiveRain?  Can you honestly tell me it puts more money in your pockets?  Does it bring you more clients?  Do you sell more houses?  Do you get to pick a big stuffed teddy bear off the wa...
I had something happen today that was a first in all my 25 plus years in the real estate business.  Another broker told my client that the reason the deal fell through on the house we'd made an offer was because she used an out of town Realtor.  What?  Say that again?? It's a long screwy story ab...
This is a question for all you fellow Realtors.  Where DO you get the biggest bang for your bucks when it comes to advertising?  Have you sat down and worked the numbers to see if your advertising expenses merit the amount of business it's bringing in to you?  I know agents who advertise all over...
When Active Rain sends their daily "teasers" to my inbox, I usually see something that interests me and I go to that post to read more.  But.  You knew that was coming, right?  But the thing that really gets me are posts which are published with blatant misspellings.  Grammatical errors aside (be...

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