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I was speaking with one of my clients this week about an offer we received on their house. As usual it was a lowball offer and they were very upset. I told them not to worry because I've been through this a hundred times and you simply have to go through the motions to find out what's most impor...
I thought this was somewhat interesting. Zillow has provided a list of Famous TV Homes on their site. http://www.zillow.com/howto/FamousBirdsEye.htm The list starts of with the Sopranos House located at 14 Aspen Drive, North Caldwell NJ and includes Grey's Anatomy Interns' House Friends Apartmen...
And the winners are... Some places have everything any family could want - economic opportunity, good schools, safe streets, things to do and a sense of community. See the top 10 Great American Towns - including homes for sale and million-dollar homes. (more) 1. Middleton, WI6. Papillion, NE2. Ha...
Kansas City ranks No. 3 among large metropolitan areas in the 2007 Best Cities for Relocating Families, published by Worldwide ERC and Primacy Relocation. Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas, ranks No. 1 among metro areas with populations of at least 1.25 million. Wichita ranks second among midsized metr...
You know, probably the very first question you should ask any real estate agent is, "What makes you different?" The reply from most agents will probably be your standard answers like, "Honesty, Integrity, and Experience" but wouldn't that be pretty much what you should expect from your Realtor i...
I was looking back at all the time I've spent in the last week and trying to analyse where all my time was spent. I've come to the conclusion that I'm waisting too much time with the wrong type of clients. I'm chasing ridiculous leads that don't have any understanding of why it's important to m...
Navigating the housing market, with Dave Jenks, Keller Williams Realty vp of research & development; Margaret Kelly, RE/MAX International CEO and CNBC's Bill Griffeth http://www.cnbc.com/id/15840232?video=341662633
This is a one page flyer that I wrote speaking to the 'for sale by owner' market. I needed something to convince these sellers that the "buyers" coming through their open houses were not really good potential buyers at all. This has worked for me in several instances, but you have to wait until t...
The Art of Negotiating From the very first time I speak with another agent, although they may not realize it, I've already begun negotiating for my client.The area of negotiating is probably the single most important trait of defining a great real estate agent, but also the most often overlooked....
Do's and Don'ts When Purchasing New Construction Homes The vision of a new home with the ability to upgrade finishes, alter floor plans and be the first to occupy a property lures buyers into builders and developers model homes every day. According to industry sources over 70% of home buyers wan...