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There are a lot of good lenders out there......I have found one that radiates with honesty and trustworthiness.  He's friendly and communicates well with my clients.  He actually calls me to give me updates and let me know how the transaction is going, every step of the way.  My buyers always hav...
12/10/2007
That's one of those old sayings that seems to be true.  When taking photos for marketing your home, whether for-sale-by-owner or a seller ready to hire a realtor, the photos that are taken are so important.Remember that straight-on shots of bare walls can be quite boring.  Try to take photos from...
08/13/2007
They say education is the key to better understanding.  Here is a typical scenario that all agents go through several times during their careers.  Clearly a situation where sellers just do not know what they're actually doing.Seller purchases a beautiful home in a location that is a very slow sel...
07/12/2007
Most builders will co-op with realtors and are happy to work with them.  However, there are some builders that will tell a perspective buyer if they'll "dump" their realtor that they'll give them a very very special deal on their house.  There are so many variables in a new build job, that the bu...
06/21/2007
Your real competition is across the street, down the block; each and every home in your subdivision that is actively for sale.  Additional competition consists of similar neighborhoods a few blocks away or any competitively priced neighborhood in your town.For years, agents have been taught to pu...
06/21/2007
Most buyers like light and open areas rather than closed in little rooms that are dark.  Even in larger rooms buyers still seem to prefer the light rather than a very dark atmosphere.  Decor recycles and we can look back at the dark beams, dark tung and groove paneling, heavy draperies at the win...
06/21/2007
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The job of the realtor is to work for and represent either the seller or the buyer.  The realtor throws out ideas of how the process normally goes and gives you their plan on how they will work for you during the negotiations to help your cause.  The realtor has a fiduciary responsibility to thei...
05/18/2007
When your home is on the market for just a few days or few weeks, accepting a contingent offer (upon selling buyers home first) doesn't make much sense.  In essence you are taking your home off the market to wait for the buyer to sell theirs.  Once you are changed to "C" contingent status in the ...
05/18/2007
Upon listing your home you think 6% or 7% - Wow, that realtor is going to get rich!! Not so! The 6% or 7% is first divided into a listing side and selling side (usually meaning two different agents - one representing the seller and one representing the buyer.  That takes it down to 3% for the age...
05/17/2007
In 1967 we saw the advent of Urban Renewal, MidAmerica Nazarene College (now MidAmerica Nazarene University), cable television, daylight savings time, Johnson County Community College and a new Olathe Community Hospital.  Olathe residents first used voting machines during this time."Cruzin' the '...
04/26/2007
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