Bob's Greater Tulsa Real Estate Blog

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Real Estate Agent - McGraw Realtors
Comments, Advice, Questions and more from a fourth year student in the world of Real Estate in Greater Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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2009 

I'm reading a book right now called, "Leading Change."  It was written back in 1996, so it is kind of funny to read about the business culture back then in light of the recession we live in today. The first chapter talks about establishing a sense of urgency in a failing or complacent corporation...
06/29/2009
Question:  What do most people do who want to buy a house?  Answer:  Go get a loan! There may be those fortunate folks who can afford to buy their house by paying cash, but the vast majority of people will take out a mortgage. In the city of Tulsa, and in government, things don't seem to work thi...
06/26/2009
If you live in Oklahoma get ready!  Fees for not getting your license plate renewed on time are going up! The current fee structure has been 25 cents per day with a maximum of $25.00.  The new fee structure will be $1.00 per day with a maximum of $100.00 bucks.  Ouch! For those of us who are pro...
06/25/2009
Having been in the business for 2 1/2 years now, I feel like I might be beginning to understand some of the basics of this business. One of the things you learn quickly when you become a Realtor is the importance of the Seller's Disclosure.  The Seller's Disclosure is a legal document that tells ...
06/22/2009
If you ran out and bought a new Apple Iphone 3G, you may be experiencing a delay in getting your new phone activated. The internet is abuzz with talk about this situation.  Apparently, there has been too much demand and Apple is having issues getting everyone up and going. To that end, the word i...
06/21/2009
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06/21/2009
The Business section of Today's Tulsa World reports some positive news for the Tulsa and OKC (Oklahoma City) areas. Both Tulsa and OKC are currently among the Top 10 American cities for economic performance through the first quarter of 2009.  Additionally, housing starts jumped in May.  That mean...
06/21/2009
I was talking with another Realtor recently when I told them that I had some buyers who were interested in looking at a property that was about 45 miles away from where I live and work.  Their response back to me was, "I don't drive that far to show properties.  I only work in ____________ area."...
06/19/2009
I'm no economist, but from I what I can determine, hyper-inflation is inflation that is out of control. I listen to some of the more experienced agents in my office talk about selling real estate during the years of inflation in the 70's & 80's.  They talk about... 13%-20%+ Interest Rates and how...
06/10/2009
Had an offer come in on a property I had listed.  It was an okay offer, but below my seller's bottom line.  In talking with the other Realtor, I learned that she had arrived at the offer price by doing her comps like she always does them. Her formula was simple...comp the neighborhood and then go...
06/03/2009
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