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This past weekend while showing houses my buyer and I decided to stop by a nearby Open House. Inside was the listing agent and several other people viewing the home. I introduced myself as a Realtor and let the other agent know that my buyers and I were going to take a look around. When we were d...
Branding your vehicle with your logo, slogan and face is a good idea. It can an excellent way to brand you, your business and your mission. There's nice tax benefits to it as well. But I'll never do it. And some of you shouldn't either. Ever see a wrapped real estate ride and cringe? ...
Most time before a closing the buyer and seller are binding. Unelss there's a material breach the buyer is contractually and legally obligaged to perform. Performing means getting your butt to closing and signing paperwork. But what is an Act of God? An Act of God is a legal term that defines...
When I list a home in Houston I'm required to list it first on the MLS, I'm glad to do it! is known as the best MLS website in the United States. Our Association has over 27,000 members and some of the industries best technology experts that exist. When a Realtor who ...
There's very few documents necessary to actually close and fund on a real estate transaction in the state of Texas. In fact, most states require just a contract. It doesn't mean there aren't many others to inform, disclose and even warn buyers and sellers about many different things. ...
Do good pictures influence the appraisal?    I don't think so. Not one bit. Quality real estate photo's are critical if you want more showings. More showings will lead to more offers. Simple enough. That said, I don't believe the appraiser would add value for sleek and style of advert...
I have several listings under contract right now. Ordinarily (always) the buyers Realtor will let the buyer in the house for inspections, second previews and final walk-thru's. Yesterday one of the buyers agents informed me that they'd be out of town for the final walk-thru and they wonde...
Appraisers do not use comparable sales from any other website other than the local Multiple Listing Service when putting together their appraisal. Websites like Zillow and do not have access to what's sold in the State of Texas. Texas is a non-disclosure state, so what homes have ...
I cannot control outdated syndicated material from our MLS. Each time I list and sell a home there are 'other' websites that do not update their sites as quickly as THEY should. Why they don't is an entirely different subject for another blog. Today I want to discuss how each Realtor ...
Usually when I show a house the showing service warns me of household "pets." Dogs, cats, caged birds, snakes, rabbits and small caged rodents are your typical domesticated pets. Some of the more unusual family friends include spiders & lizards. Today was fun. I showed a house that ...

Greg Nino

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