listing: SELLERS SEND A CLEAR MESSAGE NOT A MIXED ONE - 01/14/14 01:48 PM
If we are going to do something, then energy is called upon and focus is summoned and lo and behold a change is about to take place and make itself known. FOR SALE is the message we are broadcasting to the public and we invite anyone interested to come forward
COME DON'T COME
Beware of the mixed message. That is where one of your hands is beckoning for someone to approach and the other is shooing them away. Come don't come. Which one is it? The compelling part of all this is that sellers or agents may not be aware they are doing this
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listing: BUYING OR SELLING AGENT? HOW I FOUND OUT - 12/27/13 01:05 PM
Lets go back to the time when I had no license, was ignorant and young which was over 35 years ago. The lure of becoming a Real Estate licensee was strong and desirable. Pictures of wealth, power and the good life appeared if only I could get licensed
CAN YOU DO IT ALL?
I knew nothing about any particular thing and I thought having a license allowed me to do anything Real Estate with it. Well it does but can YOU do it...I mean everything with it? They don't teach or tell you that as part of the licensing procedures. You are … (5 comments)

listing: MAKING OUT IN BUSINESS DON'T SMOOCH WITH THE KISS OF DEATH - 11/16/13 07:39 AM
There are Real Estate practices that are standard procedure. They must be part of every transaction. Getting things in writing, doing diligence and being available just to name a tiny few. The BEING AVAILABLE is a biggie with me. How can you move a big ticket item effectively and efficiently when your communications are not running at optimum? Not being available is the KISS OF DEATH
THE PARTIES COME TOGETHER
What is optimum communications? Well two complete strangers...let's call them buyer and seller come together with their agents and for a short period of time must take a transaction in the hundreds of thousands of dollars … (8 comments)

listing: WHY I DIDN'T GET THE LISTING - 08/05/13 07:02 AM
In the featured THE COVETED REAL ESTATE AGENT SECOND SKIN  you learn how a neighbor of mine, a friend whose family I know and whom I SOLD HIM THE HOUSE he is living in and trying to sell now is listed with someone else and how when I came home and saw the FOR SALE sign how devastated I was that he didn't use me to help move this product.
BACK OF MY HAND=TOP DOLLAR AND RESULTS
I know the product and the area inside out better than anyone around and people around here know this. Why wouldn't he use me … (9 comments)

listing: REAL ESTATE IS A "DO RIGHT" NOT A "DO OVER" - 06/20/13 07:03 AM
I remember going to the dentist one day 30 years ago for some experimental work. It required 2 hours of sitting in a chair, having some paste put in my mouth to take a indentation and then having to breath through a tube. All right sez I, I have put this off long enough. I am going to take this on and be done with it. It was a huge inconvenience, a terrible experience but a necessary one
STAY WITH ME HERE
So what happens? The indentation doesn't take and after all the apologies from the dentist (who never did … (2 comments)

listing: NAKED AS A JAYBIRD REAL ESTATE DISCLOSURE - 04/30/13 12:33 PM
Look what the procedures are in today's Real Estate market. In no particular order, the transaction consists of getting an inspection at some point and having the house reveal itself by seeing if it can stand and live up to a reasonable inspection. Also involved is the agents walk-thru where a visual casual inspection is made and anything of interest is noted. Included as well is a SIT-DOWN with the owners where they take a sort-of HOUSE COMMUNION
FORGIVE ME...THE FOLLOWING IS WRONG
My sit-downs mirror a confessional. I put on my Real Estate cloth and assume writing posture, we sit … (4 comments)

listing: HOW TO SELL YOUR OWN HOME NO REALLY - 04/02/13 06:49 AM
It can be done. Anything can be done. Money, time and choices are denied no one and what to do with them in this country is well defined. You can do anything you want. But now, lets examine smarter vs harder and when to spend money wisely and make it part of your success especially when it comes to buying or selling Real Estate. Its like anything at first glance....Doable but not as easy as it looks
DOING YOUR OWN RESEARCH
The do it yourself-er will have to start to familiarize themselves with the subject matter. That would include reading which … (30 comments)

listing: THE MESSAGE IS IN THE MASSAGE - 02/17/13 08:05 AM
My friends...there are two types of people in the world. Ones that give massages and ones that receive. I am a receiver. I turned my body over to a professional and she went to work on it from head to toe sparing nothing. She told me about my body life, what I do too much of and what parts of my body are showing it and she it hit it 5 for 5. The body speaks says she and I said....Yes it does...oww!
BODY KNOTS BEGONE
Does that hurt she says? I meekly say yes and she begins to lecture and … (15 comments)

listing: OPENING and CLOSING PERSONAL REAL ESTATE GIFTS - 12/18/12 11:10 AM
I always like to give something you cant get elsewhere to mark a special occasion. Making something by your own hands and heart remains very special indeed I am sure we all agree. When transacting in REAL ESTATE the experience should be productive as well as fun too. When you list with RAN RIGHT REALTY, you not only get special attention and of course results...but
RICHIE'S DOUBLE ROASTED and TOASTED NUT DELIGHTS
I like to give my famous, cannot be purchased anywhere, in demand and coveted Richie's double roasted and toasted nuts. You never know which one of the following you will … (7 comments)

listing: FORECLOSING DURING NEGOTIATIONS SHOCKING - 09/07/12 08:26 AM
I have had this happen twice to me now and it is something that stings and should not be allowed. In my first encounter, I was aggressively seeking a loan modification (remember those?) and in constant (painful) nearly daily communications with the bank. I waded through them losing documents, being kept on hold and being disconnected often
ALMOST THERE
Finally, we are at the tail end and have followed and obeyed all instructions to the letter and responded in record time too. The subject was so important that we felt it deserves top notch time and attention. That is what responsible, … (100 comments)

listing: ARROGANCE OF IT ALL over priced REAL ESTATE LISTING - 08/03/12 07:25 AM
I just recently was offered a listing on some land and it was presented to me like the owner was doing me a favor. Okay, I can appreciate a favor, some business and a chance to work out my skills and talents and put another notch on my Real Estate belt. I was briefed, asked a few questions and then started my research in regards to this business proposition
SHORT TERM AND OVER-PRICED
Now things were starting to make sense. I wasn't sure why the owner of this home was so distant, appeared to be arrogant and vague until my data … (5 comments)

listing: WHEN YOU LIST WITH RAN RIGHT REALTY - 07/18/12 02:45 PM
You are in for a treat. WHY? I will show you how to either get in or out of the transaction successfully. No muss or fuss, drama, distraction or wasted time or energy. The best part of the beginning of the whole system in dealing with Richie (moi) is the free consultation. You get to explore, ask questions and ponder all for free. Doesn't matter if you go with me or not. The next agent will appreciate you even more and marvel at your savvy
LOT TO COVER AND DISCOVER
I don't expect you to understand the documents, the small print, the Real … (6 comments)

listing: JUST BECAUSE YOU CAN DOESNT MEAN YOU SHOULD - 07/06/12 07:49 AM
Everyone who plays the nickel slots have dreamed of playing the dollar slots and winning. However, when losing, they prefer the nickel slots. On garage sales, I say homeowners have at it and have fun. On selling homes, raise the sites, get very serious and call in a professional...please. No more I wish I would have...stories. The industry is full of them
DON'T PRACTICE SELLING YOUR HOME
The activity that comes with a home that has been prepared to be sold and marketed is the window of opportunity to snag the desired result. This dynamic of going out into the public arena correctly, … (5 comments)

listing: WEAK BANK ALLOWS GUTSY REAL ESTATE SCAM - 06/29/12 07:19 AM
I recently lost a listing, short sale to be exact to the bank. Despite the 15 months on the market, the several offers and 4 BPO's, I couldn't convince this lender to take a deal. Right before I lost the listing to a trustee sale, I got a flurry of activity on the property. I counseled everyone calling to sit tight until I heard back from the bank
WOLF IN SHEEP'S CLOTHING
It turns out that one of my inquirers contacted the bank and stated that they live in the home (it was vacant) and that they have a lease signed by … (10 comments)

listing: MULTIPLE BIDS SURE BUT CLEARING THE APPRAISAL? - 06/11/12 12:25 PM
It is always a fascinating issue when it comes to selling or buying Real Estate. PRICING is what I am talking about. The seller wants to maximize their position and the buyer wants the same. The seller in today's market has but to list, test the sales waters and see what offers come in while the buyers inquire
WATER SEEKS ITS OWN LEVEL
You see even if a seller prices low or at market, the public will respond and that feedback will lead to where water seeks its own level...the true market value of the property. if the seller is content, they … (0 comments)

listing: PRICING or REPAIRS or PRICING and REPAIRS WHICH ONE GETS IT DONE? - 10/18/11 11:06 AM
The approach to market a home now a days is an interesting subject assuming it is not a short sale. Just like we all dress up for special occasions, selling a home requires no less message of best foot forward. Presenting something that is clean and orderly is mandatory, but repairs and pricing present a pause for discussion
PAY, THEN PLAY?
Repairs that are mandatory remain interesting. You can do them and adjust your price accordingly or don't do them and deduct from your market price. Now a days you can get estimates for anything and then apply those figures toward … (0 comments)

listing: INVESTOR GAVE ME $1000.00 TO HOLD PROPERTY ON HANDSHAKE - 07/11/11 09:32 AM
I am always looking for my like kind wherever I go. In this instance, it is people who do business that love people first and business after that. In other words, to make sure someone gets all they are entitled too while I get mine too. I strongly believe and have said it many times....there is enough for all
ONE OF MY LISTINGS
I have a short sale that will take as much as 90-120 days to get approval. The reason is that US Bank will not work concurrently with the second for a settlement letter. They want settlement first with … (2 comments)

listing: REAL ESTATE AGENT WRITES BOOKS...BUT ESCROWS PAY THE BILLS - 03/22/11 11:39 AM
Real Estate continues to be my first love. For over 33 years, I have seen this industry do some interesting things. It doesn't disappoint either. Real Estate cycles continue and we play our parts. I have added an additional dynamic to my career by writing books between escrows
THERE IS A BOOK IN EVERYONE
I know from the many people that I talk with, everyone wants to write a book. Some believe they have an interesting life story, others have a great novel idea and still others want to write about miscellaneous subjects. I encourage everyone I meet to do so.
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listing: OVERPRICED LISTING SAYS...make us an offer... - 12/03/10 10:16 AM
I am shopping for land parcels for my builder/developer contacts and came across a potential 20 unit site in my neck of the woods. It is zoned for condo's, but it is only in the conceptual or drawing stages. You still have to submit quite a few things and go through the different departments for their input.
Mind you, they require professional submittals and you have the expense of an architect and engineer all up front. These two stay on until done because the feedback you get will require changes and re-submittals..sometimes many times over...
We still haven't go to the … (6 comments)

listing: Hor d' oevres and then.....The Main Meal....AHHH...... fresh Real Estate - 11/11/10 09:28 AM
I like selling Real Estate....I like the people, the day to day events and the phone calls....I have helped buyers make decent deals, but my preference is to list and sell...hands on all the way until close of escrow day. I am always learning and meeting people. There are some really exceptional agents out there too....
Hor d' oevres
When I meet with a prospective client, it is usually a referral now a days. They heard I helped so and so and wondered if I am available...? I make an appointment, visit the property, the discussion of it, expectations by all … (9 comments)