Laura Sargent

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Real Estate Agent - Carolina One Real Estate

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2008 

Have you checked out Realtybid.com? Everything seems upfront and easy enough.  You bid in 500 dollar increments and if the reserve is not met it goes into post bid.   I'm mostly wondering if anyone has closed a deal and am interested in your opinion and insight regarding the whole process.  
10/27/2008
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Do you find the news annoying when they throw out the "tease".  "The sun may not shine for the next three years...find out why when we return"   Do you use the tease when marketing your listings?  Or how about when you are working with a buyer...does a tease work?  Verbage such as closing cost as...
10/21/2008
The weather in Charleston SC had been beautiful all week long.  My friend and I had been training for the last few months.  We ran on Wednesday, so dang hot...I had to stop and find my breath.  So this morning the 5k run to support Susan G Komen and the fight against breast cancer and it was cold...
10/18/2008
D - Desire Some people think they want to sell.  Or they want to see if anyone would even bite if their house was available.  This current market doesn't work well for that type of seller.  Does your seller have a DESIRE to sell?   N - Need Did they buy another home?  Are they relocating?  Why do...
10/15/2008
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Read this in an email yesterday "Keep your words soft and sweet in case you have to eat them".  When the negotiations of a contract are not going well, it's so easy to start complaining about the process, the other agent, the other customers, or even your customers.  How you act and react in toug...
10/08/2008
Just looking for some feedback regarding the following situation: Our chapter meets at a restaurant that is having problems with staff and management and the last few meetings they have not been ready for us and in many ways seemed somewhat annoyed that we were there. We are searching other place...
10/07/2008
Seven days a week we all do it...Eat sometime between 11 and 2pm.  Are you spending that lunch time wisely?  I met with a great friend ,in my sphere, today for coffee and an hour later we were more ready to help each other than ever.  Tomorrow I'm having lunch with another sphere friend.  Wednesd...
10/06/2008
Is negotiating a short sale home or a foreclosure home different than a home with no financial distress? Having just submitted an offer on a bank owned property that was already reduced to a steal it seemed like a hard call deciding our first offer. What are you using to help decide your offer pr...
10/06/2008
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