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2011 

Scottsdale Short Sale Newsflash! Many Scottsdale homeowners facing foreclosure mistakenly believe that they have "All the Time in the World" to make a decision and take action.     The reality is that there are 24 short months to complete a Scottsdale Short Sale - as in list, sell and close escro...
01/30/2011
Very well written rationale for why agents should refer their short sales to agents who: Specialize in Short Sales Have a List to Close ratio of at least 70% (ours is in the 90% plus range overall and 95.83% for 2010) Have closed at least 25 Short Sales (we have closed more than 50) Have the abi...
01/28/2011
In a declining market such as the Phoenix area, list price should be at or below both the most recent SOLD comp and all UNSOLD comps - Active/Expired.  Then - adjust from there.  Fortunately with a Short Sale, price reductions don't (usually) affect the Seller's bottom line. How do REALTORS® and...
01/28/2011
No sign of things doing much different in the Phoenix area either.  It will be years before things get back to "normal".  Short Sales are a growth industry unfortunately. THREE REASONS WHY AMERICANS CAN EXPECT A DOUBLE DIP IN THE HOUSING MARKET IN 2011 -Looking at the Market in Central Florida w...
01/28/2011
"Join me this Friday, January 28th at 3pm Eastern Time (12:00pm Pacific Time) on Rain Radio as we chat with Katerina about how she's been able to create a successful blog as a part of her overall marketing strategy." We'll help spread the word - RE-BLOG!! When Katerina joined ActiveRain on June ...
01/27/2011
After reading this post and the previous post on this topic all I can say is "wow".  Perhaps this would be a good time to do a "pro bono" home inspection?  Now that would be real job satisfaction! How do I approach this post? Unbelievably I was called and scheduled to inspect this house.  When I...
01/27/2011
Setting aside NARs emphasis on home ownership being The American Dream, and focusing on the dream itself, I think it's fair to say that for the most part people do want to own their own home.  Is NAR® Really Working for Me?The National Association of REALTORS® is continuing in 2011 to use our $2...
01/26/2011
It is always good news for Buyers when lenders expand the range of the loan types available.  Lenn Harley makes a great point in the comments in the original post regarding the deductibility of the interest, whereas PMI is not deductible. It seems like it was just yesterday that the sub-prime an...
01/26/2011
  "If everyone on our team would produce even ONE targeted, hyper-local blog per week... (or DAILY) our office would DOMINATE  the local market in a short time!"  Not sure I would make that leap.  DOMINATE in the number of blog posts - very likely.  DOMINATE in terms of new business - that's not...
01/25/2011
"My husband is the world's worst Dresser Drawer Closer....There are always corners of T-shirts or socks poking out, and they are never completely closed."  Now that's funny - and a great reminder to "Sweat the Small Stuff"! When Selling your home....SWEAT the Small Stuff!   Everyone has heard, "...
01/25/2011
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