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The market, the media things are just different now than they were a while back. So I turned to Gary Keller's new book and found many large brokers are heeding Gary's advice and turning back the clock, going back to basics, with a twist! (you know like a plaid shirt with a tie!). So Saturday Nigh...
10/02/2008
Year to date sales of 3279 vs same period in 2007 of 3243. That is correct, unit sales are up this year in Genesee County (Flint area) Michigan. Average price is down, but is it at the bottom? If not it is darn close. There is a lot of "smart money" that left the market four years ago coming back...
09/22/2008
This was top line in the Flint Journal yesterday, actually a great story, extremely funny, this really isn't that bad of neighborhood, ok maybe the bar is a little low! This in an obvious cut and paste, as you can see credit is given where credit is due. You just can't make this up! This is from ...
08/05/2008
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 I am a big fan of history, especially the history of real estate. I have been very fortunate to meet and speak with some of the true Pioneers of our business and I am very thankful for that. This is a lunch I am very sorry I missed, acutally I wasn't invited, go figure!http://www.washingtonpost....
05/01/2008
 I have been on AR entirely too much the last couple of days. Truth be told I quit smoking 6 days ago and I am trying to keep busy while on the road. So I am using my time to get caught up on what is happening in vast world of real estate!Here is what I have seen in two days on AR:A few great blo...
04/30/2008
 I have been amazed lately speaking to agents, the number of agents telling me they are showing filthy houses is amazing. Filthy houses? What are you kidding? Everyone is so busy kicking rocks they can't clean their cribs before a showing? I have always taken pride in doing a good job for our cli...
04/30/2008
  This short sale would have never gotten done without the help of LF! LF is a fellow AR that happens to work at a large bank in the servicing department. After reading my blog on all the problems I was having getting a short sale worked out for my clients she stepped in and made it happen ASAP. ...
04/29/2008
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 I am looking for someone to negotiate my short sale. I bought Intel at 73 and I really don't want to own it any longer.  I know it is trading in the 20's right now, but from what I have read it would be down right stupid for me to take responsibility for this loss.Is there someone who has been t...
04/29/2008
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  What if everyone said please and thank you?What if everyone said hello with a smile on their face?What if everyone spent five minutes of their day to do something totally unexpected for a stranger?What if everyone used their blinker? What if everyone let the person in front of them merge?What i...
04/29/2008
 Of the 1101 homes closed on in Genesee County Michigan this year only 460 were owned by civiliians, the rest bank owned foreclosures. I am shocked. In 2005 Foreclosures made up less than 20% of the market and the average sales price was in the high $130's. The average price is now less than $74,...
04/16/2008
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