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Some days are just .... well... let me explain.This morning started off like any other... I had an offer on one of my listings... very nice,  during the middle of the day, a second offer came in.  Negotiations all day... and not yet done. Highest and best requests.  Seller is excited.In the middl...
05/20/2019
That's what my seller told me, when I suggested that both bathrooms needed toilet seats."Nobody wants to sit on someone else's toilet seats."In my entire career, which now spans millenia, this is the first listing I've ever had, where the seller has removed the toilet seats, and refuses to replac...
04/29/2019
A federal court of appeals ruled, yesterday, that chalking the tires of your parked car was a violation of the fourth amendement.  For those of you who don't have an idetic memory of the constitution and all its amendements, the fourth is the one that protects us from unreasonable searches and se...
04/23/2019
This is a new one for me.We found an adorable ranch home for a buyer of mine. (No... that's not the new part!)  During the inspection, we also found a great deal of mold in the attic.  Every surface in the attic was covered with a grey beard.  Now usually with homes like that we find a bathroom v...
04/18/2019
Years ago, there was a risqué video, out of Australia in 2013, promoting a real estate listing that went viral.  People played it over and over again... it showed very 'healthy' you people in various stages of undress working their way through a beautiful listing, highlighting different areas of ...
04/17/2019
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Here we are again.  It's the fifteenth of April, also known as "Tax Day".If you're like me, you have money to pay.  If you're also like me, you don't like to send the money in for the government any sooner than abso-freakin-lootely necessary.So, while my envelopes have been prepared for weeks, th...
04/15/2019
I've been on a number of recent listing presentations that have been struggles.  They took a lot of work to show my value, a long time for the seller's to make their decision, and while I won a few, I also lost a few.I don't mind losing the occassional listing (although let's get real... I don't ...
04/14/2019
There's some big birthing-days being celebrated today.  Y'all didn't know, but I hope you sent your best wishes to folk like Paul Rudd, and Candace Cameron Buré.  Merle Haggard is a country music legend and deserves some attention, and Zach Braff... well, he's Zach BraffBilly Dee still looks good...
04/06/2019
Home fires can be easily contained if you catch them early with a basic fire extinguisher.  And, yet, most homes do not have a fire extinguisher, or if they do it's stuck under the sink (way in the back) and hasn't been tested or updated in many years.Samsung has created a product that looks nice...
04/04/2019
If you haven't had the joy of taking your car into the dealership for more than an oil change... the kind of service where you need to leave it for a while, well... things may have changed a touch.I had to have my glovebox repaired (it wouldn't close anymore), and in order to do that they have to...
03/21/2019
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