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Real Estate Agent - Duffy Realty of Atlanta & Rainmaker Realty
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We don't quote mortgage payments or different loans to our buyers and they buyers seem confused that we can't tell them what a payment will be or about different loan programs. We feel that we are licensed for real estate and mortgage people are licensed for mortgages. The only reason that I ask ...
06/17/2009
My question is simple here - Do sellers believe that it is a listing agent's job to show the house to any buyer whether or not they have an agent? I have been asking this of my sellers over the last few weeks and I get a "Yes!" And, it is followed up with "Isn't that the job of the agent?" So whe...
06/16/2009
If banks can sell houses all day long with no seller's disclosures and buyers buy the homes all day long with no seller's disclosure, do you think that we can get away with not giving seller's disclosures? In Georgia, the new contract has an option to include a seller's disclosure or not.  Think ...
06/15/2009
After being involved in a few banters back and forth this weekend in a few posts, I just thought that I would ask you who have not been involved.  Does a buyer care who has the house listed or do they just want to find the right home for them? I answer buyer calls all day on my listings and other...
06/15/2009
Canadian Competition Board Interviews Me About Alternative Real Estate Choices Out of the blue, I was contacted by the Canadian Bureau de la concurrence which is the The Canadian Competition Bureau. The Canadian Competition Bureau is the equivalent of the Federal Trade Commission or the United St...
03/30/2009
We received this on Homefeedback about a listing that Steve Haas, a local real estate agent in Atlanta had shown.  We actually send the feedback about showings to our clients.  Keep in mind that Steve wrote this directly to my homeowner who is a licensee of my business model!  Steve has bad timin...
03/30/2009
Home sellers call my office non-stop asking if this is a good time to sell their metro Atlanta home. They usually start with I know this is not a good market... and we have to tell them that surprisingly it is a good market. Things are selling and they are selling high against their list price at...
03/30/2009
Article & Interview By Margarette Burnette • Bankrate.com and CNBC.com In today's economy, it's tough enough to sell just one home in a neighborhood. But when there are multiple "for sale" signs on the same street, sellers often fear they're in for an especially long, trying experience. A crowded...
03/10/2009
Buying a home "As Is" simply means that there are no warranties or disclosures to be made from the seller to the buyer. This is strict buyer beware and is legal in most states including Georgia. This "As Is" status would be used by banks, investors and HUD. However, buying a home "As Is" does mea...
02/11/2009
Let's face it. Selling a home can be stressful. For sellers to keep their sanity during a strong buyers market, a pre-inspection of the home should be a prerequisite prior to listing. Every seller thinks they have the best house on the best lot in the best neighborhood, but they may not know what...
02/11/2009
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