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In Georgia, when you close on a home, part of your closing costs are for lender title insurance and title insurance for the buyer. Its a one time cost and is good for as long as you own your home. I have had a few clients question whether or not to get the optional buyers title insurance and I al...
Congratulations to the Edwards family on the sale of their home! This 3 bedroom 2 bath home was in great condition and this contributed to the quick sale at a great price. The new buyers will certainly enjoy the Bridgemill community with its terrific amenity package. Congratulations again to all!
What if I don't want to be at the closing? These are words you will rarely hear from an agent because this is when we usually get paid for bringing the deal to a successful close. I do, however, hear this fairly often from clients. There are many reasons a client may not want to be at a closing. ...
Have you ever found yourself explaining something over and over again? I really like the personal one-on-one with clients answering their questions and all, but wouldn't it be nice to be able to get a group together and explain something just one time? Now you can. It's called video. I am putting...
I have a theory and it is connected to the fact that I have my yearly physical today. I really don't like going to these. The Doctor always finds something to make me feel bad. Did I notice my weight has crept up? Yes, I know that. Did you know your chances of dying just jumped .04% because of th...
There has been a Parakeet in my home for about 5 years. My younger daughter got him then and he has lived in my family room ever since that day, generally causing a mess and chirping loudly when the ABC News came on at night. I think he did not like the negative news every night. Poppy had a bad ...
I have met many people in my career who believed they were master negotiators. More often than not, they weren't. In my mind, what a master negotiator is NOT is someone who carries a big stick and is not afraid to use it. I also know that in certain parts of this country there are different kinds...
I learned to make offers in this business by fax. It was the only legal way to do it in Georgia at the time. We would rush to get offers, counter offers and binding agreements done before deadlines and wait for the fax confirmation to spit out. We got to be real in real high cotton the day that t...
I have always joked when signing an agreement that I will read it later. It really is not such a good joke. Once while going over a listing contract with a potential seller, she asked me to read every section and then explain it to her. It took over 2 hours, but in the end she and I both new the ...
Yes. I am and probably always will be. I made peace with this fact years ago and have been trying to lessen the impact on my life and others around me. So, as part of my 412 step recovery program, I am heading off to the beach next week. A whole week of sea shore, sun, family, ...and my computer....