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By Fred Griffin Licensed Real Estate Broker, Tallahassee Florida. Call 850-339-4861
(Frederick Griffin, Licensed Real Estate Broker)
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     "Comments have been disabled by the author".  I just read a killer Blog.  A great explanation of the subject matter, with incredible insights and superb advice.  Throughout the blog, questions were posed.  "What should the average person do in this situation?  What do you thi...
By Dick Greenberg, Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate
(New Paradigm Partners LLC)
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There was some startling news in the New York Times yesterday. Okay, actually there was a hell of a lot of startling news in the New York Times yesterday, and most of it is way more important than the story I wanted to share with you. But this particular story is one in which we are not merely s...
By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9663
(Woodland Management Service)
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Adams County Fair August 5-10 2014  dont miss the memories When I was a kid the fair was the event that we waited for all summer. A time to get away from the farm for a few days, see our friends, maybe take along a special girl. Also a time to show off our skills with 4-H and FFA exhibits where ...
By Tammy Lankford, Your Lake Sinclair Expert (706-485-9668)
(Lane Realty)
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I'm going beyond the actual top 5 for me, because I've already written plenty of posts about my mom, dad and grands and in the real world don't those people really influence us the best and most. (I am aware there are exceptions to this) Thinking back over my life... who and how have ...
By David Saks, Memphis, Tennessee
(The Real Estate Mart of Tennessee, Inc.)
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Do you do more than gather listings? What's your track record of actually selling houses? Clients demand agents with a good track record for sales. Agents who sell houses. Agents who can sell houses in a lousy, downturned market. Agents who represent commercial clients, too ! I'm not a s...
By David Saks, Memphis, Tennessee
(The Real Estate Mart of Tennessee, Inc.)
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    Listening to your client or customer shouldn't be difficult. I know that it can be. It's hard for me at times. I sometimes fail to hear what's embedded in the meaning of the language that's being transmitted to me. Sometimes I can jump ahead and predict what the client's g...
By David Saks, Memphis, Tennessee
(The Real Estate Mart of Tennessee, Inc.)
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   A feeling of pride is automatically aroused in your client or your customer when you smile.   People who can't smile can't make others happy.   Smiling can give you better odds of closing the sale.   When your customer or client tells you he doesn't like the house smiling is usuall...
By David Saks, Memphis, Tennessee
(The Real Estate Mart of Tennessee, Inc.)
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    I had a sales meeting tonight and we were talking about how stupid the gas prices still are. Not to mention how it's still driving the cost of everything through the roof.   One agent suggested that the big oil companies are still conspiring to pirate the economy.   I thought for a second...
By David Saks, Memphis, Tennessee
(The Real Estate Mart of Tennessee, Inc.)
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Does the general warranty deed provide the greatest protection for a buyer? We call it a general warranty deed because the seller or grantor is bound by law to honor definite warranties and covenants. Usually, your state will require that certain words be used that are codified by a legislative ...
By Ron Marshall, Birdhouse Builder Extraordinaire
(Marshall Enterprises)
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Here is a bench that I made recently.  I will be putting it on Craigslist and having it at the Albertville Creamery Antiques Mall, too.   It was actually inspired by one of the boards in the seat that is from an old barn nearby.  I have kept it in my “stash” for a few years, and this looked like ...
By David Saks, Memphis, Tennessee
(The Real Estate Mart of Tennessee, Inc.)
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  Is is generally recognized that the disadvantages of any property tax are less obvious than the advantages? Taxation is never popular and there is no perfect tax. Economists have seen that any property tax advantages may also incorporate disadvantages at the same time (huh!). Because this form ...
By David Saks, Memphis, Tennessee
(The Real Estate Mart of Tennessee, Inc.)
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  Are the advantages of property tax clear to you? Here are a few I've put together for your consideration: 1. It's the best form of locally generated revenue for local governments. 2. It's technically possible to maintain and administer under any ruling authority. 3. The revenue is a...
By David Saks, Memphis, Tennessee
(The Real Estate Mart of Tennessee, Inc.)
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Let's just say, for simplicities sake, that property tax, as most of us understand, is an annual tax on real property. It's founded on the concept of market value which, in it's most commonly perceived characteristic, is in proportion to the estimated value of the goods taxed, otherw...
By David Saks, Memphis, Tennessee
(The Real Estate Mart of Tennessee, Inc.)
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Do you linger around after you've gotten your buyer and seller to shake hands? How long should one linger around before the contract's been signed? Isn't the best advice "Go In...get it over with.....and get out"? You shouldn't run like the house is on fire...doesn'...
By David Saks, Memphis, Tennessee
(The Real Estate Mart of Tennessee, Inc.)
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When you listen to your client or your customer you can sense their pride. They know they're being heard. The advantage is that you're learning and understanding their needs and removing many of the obstacles that might stand in the way of the cooperation you need. You're discovering...
By David Saks, Memphis, Tennessee
(The Real Estate Mart of Tennessee, Inc.)
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Before a salesperson is compensated, doesn't an agreement have to exist between the broker and the salesperson regarding the amount or type of compensation with the company? Do you share the commission from the transaction or receive a fixed salary? To be entitled to a commission one must be...
By David Saks, Memphis, Tennessee
(The Real Estate Mart of Tennessee, Inc.)
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Some public sentiment regards that the very best agents among us are the ones that allow their clients to flake out whenever they want to. Usually it's because the client isn't happy with the way you deal with them. What kind of situations have you had like this and what do you require, ...
By David Saks, Memphis, Tennessee
(The Real Estate Mart of Tennessee, Inc.)
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  Do you use the broker protection clause?   It usually says that a property owner will pay the listing broker a commission if, after a specified number of days after the expiration of the listing, the owner sells the property to someone the broker showed the house to or introduced to the seller....
By David Saks, Memphis, Tennessee
(The Real Estate Mart of Tennessee, Inc.)
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Escheat is a way in which the state can get their hands on privately owned private property or real estate when an owner dies without any heirs or a will that presents some kind of final disposition for the personal property or real estate. Sometimes it goes to the state and sometimes it stays i...
By David Saks, Memphis, Tennessee
(The Real Estate Mart of Tennessee, Inc.)
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A fixture is personal property that's been appended to a building, property or some land in such a manner that it actually becomes part of the real property. Usually, it's considered that if an item has been included as a permanent part of a building it's considered a fixture, like p...