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Real Estate Agent - RE/MAX Peninsula at New Town
Professional Courtesy There are few business models in the world where competitors are as cooperative as REALTORS®. In real estate though, we are quick to protect the professional image REALTORS® have or at least I hope have.  However there are, as in businesses everywhere, clueless people that l...
I would encourage everyone to pay close attention to their use of the REALTOR logo and trademark. Find a copy of the use abbreviated below. Google has been inconsistent with me on various ads that I have attempted to place and dissaproved them based on their capitalization rules. If everyone wou...
It has become increasingly important to make the time we spend with our buyers more productive and profitable don't you agree? So why do we continue to tour people around showing them homes so that they can figure out what it is they want or are looking for in a home? I've heard of agents showing...
Sellers have wondered whether too many photos or a virtual tour give the buyer a reason not to come see the house. I say yes it does. The buyer who does not like your home in pictures, also won't like it in person and will have wasted several people's time. But the person who does like it, will b...
Buyers have been saying for 6 months or more "I'm going to hold off on buying until the bottom hits". Guess what, the bottom has come and gone. While there are still countless motivated sellers who will make a deal, the buyer has to initiate the deal! And while the buyers have been waiting for th...
Let me say this first-the market is great to buy or sell a home. As long as you HAVE to buy or HAVE to sell.One of the things I am beginning to ask my seller and buyer clients is "are you financially and emotionally ready to buy or sell your home TODAY?". Perhaps I should have been asking this a ...

Jim Mellen

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