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When sellers do inspections upfront,  what is the buyer's agent's duty.  Remember,  we are like any professional ...including doctors, tax people, car mechanics, etc, etc.  Our job is to analyze,  issue spot, discuss ramificaitons,  then advise.  We do not make decisions but rather let the client...
07/24/2008
As an ex-manager of large offices for many years,  I think I can speak honestly about the industry.  It has always bothered me that the test for most people in the industry is dollars, not quality service.  Just because you sell the most houses,  doesn't make you the best agent.  In fact, many of...
07/23/2008
I know we think we are helping people but agents are telling me that only 5-10% of short sales ever close.  Too often,  in an effort to save a house,  an agent will work 3-4 months trying to get a lender to respond to a short sale.  Then, if you could even get a response from a lender,  they come...
07/22/2008
i have heard so much whinning from agents in the last few months.  If you listened to them,  it is Chicken Little all over again.  Is it harder than it was last year ......yes.  But,  compared to the rest of the US,  our market is amazing.  I have been showing property in the Cambrian area.  Hous...
07/22/2008
Bernanke says rate “well positioned,” watching dollarFederal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke Tuesday signaled he is finished cutting interest rates for now and hasturned his attention to concerns about inflation in the world’s foreign exchange markets in the wake of the U.S.dollar’s 16 percent decl...
06/06/2008
The purpose of a listing agent is to get the most money for their client at closing.  Not the highest sales price but the highest net price. Too often,  listing agents have the seller order inspections upfront without doing the repairs.  I contend that in most cases,  this is costing the seller m...
06/05/2008
I know there is a big push for agents to also do their own loans with the argument,  ............Why give someone else the loan commission,  when it is your client.  This argument is illogical.  Why don't you do your own roof inspections.  Or what about Pest Control repairs?  To do either job tak...
06/05/2008
Unless you know what you are doing,   I would suggest you don't sell Class C property,  especially if low income or Ghetto property.  These properties typically have great potential and too often look like good deal but they are not right for unsophisticated buyers.  Here are some of the issues H...
06/04/2008
The other story that may seem unbelievable is the following: There was a certain company who came up with a scheme.  The would hire very attractive 20 year old hispanic, spanish speaking girls.  Their job was to approach single men at Hispanic markets and our lhuge flea market and ask them if the...
06/04/2008
I am not thrilled with our open border policy but,  once an immigrant gets here,  they should not be explointed. I see it all the time in my legal cases.  The least offensive,  although pretty bad,  is mortgage fraud.  The buyers don't understand how lenders kick back to the loan broker ......the...
06/04/2008
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