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 To put a For- Sale sign up or not.  I used to ask what side of the driveway or sidewalk should we install the sign.  Unless it was a condo or HOA that did not allow signage, all listings got signs. How else did buyers find out about properties before the Internet?  For- sale signs are sometimes ...
12/14/2019
So you have a busy day, but you want to get a quick post written. My favorite way is what we call a photoblog.  This technique was taught to me by William Johnson. Simple and easy peasy.Just take a photo, any photo on your phone, we all have access to our smartphone, and there is always something...
12/12/2019
 MREEA held the fourth and last meeting of the year at the Howard County Association of Realtors®Columbia, MarylandWell attended with useful information, this is a dynamic group of real estate educators, including instructors, school owners, regulators, attorneys, lenders, home inspectors, title ...
12/11/2019
 Some years ago, I took a listing that was very much "an indoor outhouse."   In addition to stray animals, they had stray people. It was a referral from a friend, and they needed my help! Stuff was piled high, and you could not walk through the rooms. Think about a hoarder. Dirty would have been ...
12/10/2019
What do sellers want?Sellers always want top dollar for their house. That is not always the case!   Just like houses come in different sizes, styles, and uniqueness, so do sellers. It is most important to find out just what the seller wants and needs. Here are a few examples. -The seller retiring...
12/09/2019
  When it's time to buy a home, you are going to have to answer questions to narrow down your search.  Are you looking for a condominium, Home Owner Association, adult community, a single-family home? What style? A rancher, contemporary, townhouse, open floor plan, colonial, one with acreage, or ...
12/08/2019
 Anyone being in Real Estate for any length of time has experienced either buyer or seller remorse.Not possible to prevent, but there are a few steps you can take.   Do not rush anyone into a decision, not even in a hot market, with multiple bids. It can come back to bite you.Ask questions and as...
12/07/2019
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  Quality is always better than quantity!Or is it? A teacher told his class of pottery students that he would grade half of them on the number of pots they produced, and the other half on the quality. In the "quantity" group, it didn't matter how good or bad their results, only the total number o...
12/06/2019
 In a recent post, I talked about the perfect client.Instead of describing the perfect buyer or the perfect seller, I made an exclusive list of favorite clients...many who are now friends. Too many to choose just one or two. When you hear me describing properties and buyers, I'm talking about bei...
12/05/2019
A similar post was written back in 2008 and is still relevant today. Years ago, a buyer called to see one of my properties for the second time. When I told her the home went under contract a few days before, this buyer was surprised and even acted shocked. "I have been watching this listing for a...
12/04/2019
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