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2012 

If a seller can't physically be home to watch and listen in on a showing they have another option: secretly video tape the showing. The sound of this makes me uncomfortable, pun intended.   What if a listing agent was aware of such devices? Should the Listing Agent be required to disclose the us...
05/31/2012
Homes don't go for list prices. They go for recently sold prices.   Home sellers list their homes at different prices for all different reasons. I've met sellers who intentionally listed their home at a very high price in hopes somebody would come along and pay cash and not realize they were doin...
05/30/2012
Recently Zillow created a "Negative Equity Map."   It reminds me of the overzealous and overly excited Meteorologist who jump up and down and twitch with excitement when  there's a Tropical Storm or Hurricane in the Gulf of Mexico. I've lived in Texas most of my life, so I've seen and heard my sh...
05/24/2012
  On our contracts we have an area referenced as Special Provisions. We're only allowed to add factual statements that are approved by our Broker.   But there are times I wish I could add the following:   1. Seller to not be present during home inspections. The man in this picture is the home ins...
05/24/2012
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05/21/2012
In Texas, REALTORS® are required to use TAR form 1601, aka: One To Four Residential Contract (RESALE) when helping a buyer purchase a resale home. Condo's and new construction homes are different.   Here are two very important details that home buyers, sellers and especially agents should remembe...
05/21/2012
When a home stager tells someone who is about to list their home "how to market the property" or how their staging will increase the sale of their home by X percent it infuriates me. It makes me want to kick their potted plant through a nearby window. If you aren't licensed, shut your hole. 2. If...
05/20/2012
On the MLS printout it reads, "Please call the owner for showing instructions."   A 13 year old boy answered.  I asked for X and this was his response...   "My dad went to get new tires on his car, do you want me to call him?"   Me: "I just want to show the house, so if that's what you need to do...
05/19/2012
Wouldn't it be nice to command full price for your home? The feeling that everybody want's it! You are the sole envy of every seller north of the equater. Even Donald Trump even want's to know.. "How'd they do that?" We all love our homes. We all think that every upgrade we performed is pristine...
05/11/2012
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