short sales: Short Sale... Should Be Called Ridiculously Long Sale! - 11/04/14 05:20 PM
Dear Readers -
Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl from Clark, NJ share a catchy phrase from the Buyer's Agent who brought a Client to their Listing.
 

 
Quite amazing really - both of their Short Sale Listings have been Under Contract since Spring 2014 and it is November now! Not pleasant at all ...
 
The post title reminds me of the complaint that the "only thing that's fast about 'Fast Food' is how fast the buyer gets frustrated waiting for the food".
 
Have a happy day -Lynn
PS   Just in case I haven’t thanked you … (4 comments)

short sales: Do Banks NOW Want To Send Homes to Foreclosure Rather Than Short Sale? - 11/15/12 11:14 PM
SHANNA SHARES
SHORT SALE OBSERVATIONS
Shanna reports from UTAH and what she says seems to resonate here in GEORGIA. It is interesting to see that two places across the country are experiencing the exact same process.
Another short sale inquiry ... Isn't every home a "potential short sale"? Agents who know the property being marketed has a $1,000,000+ mortgage should know better than to entice folks by using a phony Listing Price like $575,000.
Buyers should remember the author, Robert Heinlein, who reminds us that "IF IT SOUNDS TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE, IT PROBABLY IS TOO GOOD TO … (6 comments)

short sales: Reflections on Agents and Short Sales in Buckhead Atlanta GA Part One - 11/12/12 09:42 PM
Reflections on Agents and Short Sales in Buckhead Atlanta GA

Reading Larry and Sheila's post today stimulated Reflections on Agents and Short Sales in Buckhead Atlanta GA. When a home is priced for a Sort Sale, some thought should be given to the reality of the pricing.  If a home has an outstanding mortgage of over $1,000,000 and a second mortgage as well, is it reasonable to price it low and say "POTENTIAL" Short Sale? Is it reasonable to price the home at $675,000 to bring folks over to see the home? Or should a potential short sale have some … (0 comments)

short sales: Freddie Mac Standard Short Sale Implemented November 1st 2012 - 11/03/12 10:09 PM
Freddie Mac Standard Short Sale Implemented November 1st 2012
More changes? Yes - more changes have arrived. As of November 1st, 2012, Freddie Mac Standard Short Sale was implemented. The stated purpose is to “standardize and expedite the short sale process, offering servicers a more efficient workout option for struggling homeowners.”  
A further explanation states that “When a home retention option is not a viable solution for at-risk homeowners,” the Freddie Mac Standard Short Sale offers them another option to avoid foreclosure. The requirements are intended to facilitate quicker, more flexible short sale transactions. A more efficient decisioning process eliminates  extra … (11 comments)

short sales: Two mice available to use at one time AMAZING NEW FEATURE Multi Task on Google Chrome - 04/01/12 12:42 AM
  Two mice available to use at one time AMAZING NEW FEATURE Multi Task on Google Chrome
Every day GOOGLE offers us more and more technological advances --- IMAGINE ---Now we have the use of more than one mouse at the same time. What a lot of work we will be able to get done now!
The best thing about GOOGLE is that every year around this time, Google offers us truly amazing new options.  Wonder why that is????                  And even more ideas for this year ...  A change to Google maps today as maps … (16 comments)

short sales: Atlanta Beltline Basics include Community Activities Part Six - 03/26/12 08:22 PM
Atlanta Beltline Basics include Community Activities Part Six
 
Join ODAT Realty as we continue our series about the Atlanta BeltLine. The Beltline defines itself as "a 22-mile loop of historic railroad that encircles downtown and midtown Atlanta, with a radius of two-to-four miles from Atlanta's center. Over 100,000 people live within half a mile of the Atlanta BeltLine, which connects 45 of the city's in-town neighborhoods."
 
 The Atlanta Beltline project has two separate but equal (no, this is not the intro to LAW and ORDER) components. The Beltline public component is the Atlanta Beltline Partnership whose mission is … (1 comments)

short sales: Hear Ye Hear Ye SPECIAL NOTICE March 23 2012 Last Day for AR CONTEST 1250 POINTS for only ONE POST - 03/23/12 07:02 AM
Hear Ye Hear YeSpecial Notice  March 23 2012 Last Day for AR CONTEST 1250 POINTS for only ONE POST
For many of us who have worked untold hours to reach the end of a Challenge, so many points for only one post is an amazing offer. In fact, those who entered in the first days actually received 2000 points for one post!
LAST CHANCE!!  Here’s your last minute notice about the Eliminating Inefficiencies in Real Estate Contest -Posts submitted [by] 11:59pm Pacific Time on March 23rd, 2012 will be awarded 1250 points if following Contest guidelines. Don't post it here!!! … (2 comments)

short sales: "I don't think there is anything I can do for you." - 03/22/12 06:43 PM
Mike Cooper is a man whose words carry weight ---
Mike’s story below is an example of what we might hear every day when we answer the telephone. After his anecdote, Mike gives his advice - I am paying attention to his words!
Have a happy day -Lynn
I think I may have gotten one of the funniest sales calls of my real estate career yesterday.  A representative from a national web-based lead promoting company called to solicit my business.  The salesman was very polite and actually was smart enough to not insult me in the first couple minutes.  That was a … (3 comments)

short sales: Eliminating Inefficiencies in Real Estate Contest - 03/18/12 06:41 AM
Eliminating Inefficiencies in Real Estate Contest  In the description of the Eliminating Inefficiencies in Real Estate Contest, a wonderful sentence appeared. ... make a conscious effort to step back and assess what we are doing.
 I am very happy with the quantity of leads from my paid ZILLOW internet presence. Yes, there are many who want me to meet them in 15 minutes to show them a home when they have not done their "homework" first. Yet each of them are potential Clients, aren't they? Or are they cousins of "Ivanna Lookalot" as presented below by Glenn Freezman?
 It was … (5 comments)

short sales: Atlanta Beltline Basics include Community Activities Part Four - 03/18/12 04:40 AM
Atlanta Beltline Basics include Community Activities Part Four
Join ODAT Realty as we continue our series about the Atlanta BeltLine. The Beltline defines itself as "a 22-mile loop of historic railroad that encircles downtown and midtown Atlanta, with a radius of two-to-four miles from Atlanta's center. Over 100,000 people live within half a mile of the Atlanta BeltLine, which connects 45 of the city's in-town neighborhoods."
 The Atlanta Beltline project has two separate but equal (no, this is not the intro to LAW and ORDER) components. The Beltline public component is the Atlanta Beltline Partnership whose mission is to reach … (1 comments)

short sales: iPad NOW Yes I want it NOW so where do I go? - 03/15/12 11:45 PM
iPad NOW Yes I want it NOW so where do I go?Finally it is here!!! Of course, the resource for finding out where to get the newest  best latest iPad would be GIZMODO. One may always rely on GIZMODO for the latest updates on technology. So, let’s check-in and see the recommendations - Gizmodo style. Top possibilities with a horrible line? Apple, Best Buy and othersTop possibilities without a line? WAL-MART, RadioShack and others
Of course, you will find all the humor as you read the whole post there.Have a happy day -Lynn
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short sales: Atlanta Beltline Basics include Community Activities Part Three - 03/12/12 03:40 AM
Atlanta Beltline Basics include Community Activities Part Three
 
Join ODAT Realty as we continue our series about the Atlanta BeltLine. The Beltline defines itself as "a 22-mile loop of historic railroad that encircles downtown and midtown Atlanta, with a radius of two-to-four miles from Atlanta's center. Over 100,000 people live within half a mile of the Atlanta BeltLine, which connects 45 of the city's in-town neighborhoods."
The Atlanta Beltline project has two separate but equal (no, this is not the intro to LAW and ORDER) components. The Beltline public component is the Atlanta Beltline Partnership whose mission is to … (0 comments)

short sales: iPad3 the POSTER CHILD OF THE POST PC WORLD says Tim Cook from Apple iPad3 BORN March 16, 2012 - 03/10/12 12:51 AM
iPad3 the POSTER CHILD OF THE POST PC WORLD says Tim Cook from Apple iPad3 BORN March 16, 2012 So what is it that makes us pay for a new toy device every so often  - or in Apple's case every so frequently? In the case of Apple's "Poster Child of the PC World" - the iPad3 - it is the long list of amazing features. To name only two aspects of the "Poster Child of the PC World" - the new iPad3 has a retinal display screen. The images are very crisp. The screen is 2048 x 1536 - about … (5 comments)

short sales: Eliminating Inefficiencies In Contacting Clients - 03/06/12 08:30 PM
Barbara-Jo - Thanks for all the kind words!  You would make me blush if I didn't love the ixactCONTACT CRM so much!!!
I have saved so much time since I began using the ixactCONTACT system. I agree with everything Barbara-Jo says below - the first flush of excitement is amazing --- better service and more time freed up! A great relief ...
Yes - I am advocating signing up  -with me (use the promo code ODAT) or with Jennifer Allan Hagedorn.  Either way you will receive a full 60 days of free trial.
Be sure to look for information about Jennifer’s webinars re:ixactCONTACT … (6 comments)

short sales: FACEBOOK BUSINESS PAGE CHANGES - 03/05/12 03:31 PM
FACEBOOK BUSINESS PAGES CHANGE
FACEBOOK BUSINESS PAGE CHANGES What? Are you ready?
Facebook Business Pages Change stems from the 2012 fMC. The following video is the Keynote Address given by Sheryl Sandberg, COO since 2009, at the conference. Other speakers included  Mike Hoefflinger, Chris Cox, David Fischer, Chris McCann, Scott Sorokin, Jennifer Kasper and Louis Eisenberg. Topics were  discussed in Breakouts and those included were Pages, Hacker Way, What People Share, Page Insights and Marketing Strategy. Included were a Fireside Chat, a Photo, Music, and Timeline Experience/Q&A as well as a set of Interviews and Experience statements
Have a happy day - … (42 comments)

short sales: What does your phone number spell? - 02/04/12 06:35 PM
CALL MY CELL?
Is that a phone number ?  

Let's reach back to 2010 and read what Jim Cheney shares with us from his research about getting telephone numbers that spell a word.  That was important to me and I got a number ending in  "2727" - ASAP - when I got my Google number.

Speaking of Google - have you tried the labs in Gmail? You will never regret checking them out. I even wrote four posts about the labs. OK, OK, you are right - I am completely in love with Google!  I admit it!

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short sales: 2012 Back2Basics Challenge Photo and a Follow-up - 02/03/12 11:20 PM
2012 Back2Basics Challenge Photo and a Follow-up Just to set the scene - There we are at the December 12th 2011 MeetUP in Buckhead Atlanta.We had a fun time at Gordon Biersch at Peachtree and Piedmont. People are leaving and Elva Branson-Lee and I are gathering up the decor!











 

Here is Elva catching a balloon so it couldn't float up to the lights.
Fast forward to the Challenge and the video requirement.  Elva sends a big HELLO from the same gold balloon - now on January 18th!  … (1 comments)

short sales: Seeking SEO in Buckhead Atlanta GA - 02/01/12 03:38 AM
Seeking SEO in Buckhead Atlanta GAThe 2012 BIG Jumpstart Back2Basics Blog Challenge contains a category: SEO related Suggestions: Teach us something you have done to increase your SEO. The concept of SEO (Search Engine Optimization) has not been easy for me to grasp. In this post, I will discuss what I did in a Marketing Data post when seeking SEO in Buckhead Atlanta GA. The first thing I remembered was that repetition was crucial. So in the post I wrote about condo and townhome sales in 2011 in zip codes 30305 and 30327, I located a phrase that I was able … (5 comments)

short sales: Inviting Nick to ActiveRain - 01/31/12 11:59 PM
Inviting Nick to ActiveRain
Invitations to folks whose work parallels, interacts, supports and/or benefits real estate - Hmmmm ... Yes - I think this will work - I will invite the co-Founder and President of COLLEGE HUNKS HAULING JUNK, my own nephew and godson in fact, Nicholas Friedman, known as Nick.  Nick's friend, Omar Soliman, CEO of CHHJ, submitted a term paper for a class when they were still in school. The concept was to hire clean-cut, college students to clean out basements and attics. While the professor didn't think much of the idea, the two young men decided to … (2 comments)

short sales: Let's Make A Deal - 01/30/12 02:51 PM
Dick Greenberg Scores Again
Always count on a fun post from Dick.
Well, maybe not the Market Data … .
What would YOU do given the options he presents?
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Have a happy day -Lynn
We're all awesome negotiators, right? That's what we do for a living and we're really good at it - we can easily spot the advantage in a transaction. Right? Are you sure about that?
Well, let's take our brains out for a little exercise and give those negotiation neurons something to chew on.
We probably all remember Let's Make A Deal with Monty Hall, but let's take a … (5 comments)

 
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