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I had a call on one of my properties by an unrepresented buyer.  He wanted to view the property, but did not want to use a buyer's agent.  He was under the impression that by not using a buyer's agent he was going to save money.  I didn't bother trying to dissuade him.After a brief vetting conver...
I was told, recently, by an agent that he was a buyer's agent.  Strictly a buyer's agent.  And he told me in a way to make it crystal clear that he felt that was "better" more honourable, more honest.I represent both buyers and sellers.  I'm not talking about dual-agency... that's a different con...
Not your father's basement panelling.Oh, wait... yes it is!  This is exactly what we saw in homes of our region, in the panelled basements.  It was often mistakenly called knotty pine, or wormwood, ... but it's actually a rarer commodity called Pecky Cypress.I found this sample in the basement o...
Allright.  Enough complaining about accessiblity?Here's a little bit of fun to start your day.Enjoy, I know I did.
We've been spoiled.  For the most part Active Rain has functioned fairly well for years, with the exception of the occasional glitch.Recently we suffered a serious crash, which to this date still hasn't been resolved.  People are up in arms, some complaining bitterly on the Q&A section seeking re...
I have lost 44 pairs of posts, wrote them out by designI have written and posted 2 dozen comments, Well before the clock struck nineI read that tub of lard's post about dual agencyThrew up in a bucket, went shopping and kicked him in the can.Cause my points have gone missin'... M-I-S-S-I-N, I'll ...
I think that we can all agree that in most cases (not all), we real estate agents are fairly well compensated for the service we provide.Part of our services to our listing clients includes marketing the property to the best of our ability.This photo is an image from our MLS.  It is one of 22 pho...
I don't expect that my listings will suit every viewer.  Sometimes they'll walk in and know immediately that it just doesn't work for them.  Sometimes they need to inspect every inch of the property, and then ruminate for a couple of hours, or days before they know.I recently accompanied a showin...
Yesterday a wedding took place amidst the Covid-19 pandemic.  It took place in Cleveland, Ohio outdoors (you know... social distancing?) in clothes-drenching heat and humidity.The bride was beautiful (she's my daughter... fortunately she gets her looks from her mother... phew!) the groom was even...
And now, a moment, or two, of calm and enjoyment, in the midst of chaos. Bolero.I hope you enjoyed it. I know that I did.

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