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Some things that sellers should consider before doing!Sometimes, making an improvement to your home could actually hurt you when you try to sell it.  Here are the top 10 home improvements that can make your home harder to sell:  1. Kitchen Renovation. Any renovation of a kitchen that is too taste...
08/08/2010
Telling it like it is.Did you read the subject of my blog and think "I didn't know real estate agent's made a salary?".  We don't.  Self-employed.  Freelance contractors.  Whatever you want to call it.  We are on our own when it comes to making our way in this industry, just like every other smal...
08/08/2010
One good reason!I attended Marie Graham's home staging workshop this morning at the Ossining Public Library. It was outstanding. While I never disputed the value of stagers, I have gotten into my share of disagreements with them on matters probably not worth arguing about. One is about taking dow...
08/04/2010
July is the first month after the original scheduled end of closings for the Buyer Tax Rebate program. I figure it is a good indication of where the market is going and if it worked. Well, in our market, July's number of sales were down 50% from June and down 45% from July 2009.  That is a pretty...
08/04/2010
Some Good Advice.If you have ever made boo-boos personal or otherwise, then you have unsold yourself. You have caused others to take a look at you and it is a step backward. THINK:  Your personal stock just took a dip. Depending on how you handle the faux pas (or worse) will determine how far you...
08/04/2010
A Good Source.IS THAT ORIGINATION POINT ON YOUR HUD-1 DEDUCTIBLE?  READ THE IRS WEB SITE AND THE ANSWER IS PROBABLY YES, YES, YES. YOU'D BE SURPRISED HOW EASY THE IRS WEB PAGE IS TO READ.     Agents and loan officers sometimes advise buyers and sellers about the deductablity of the certain items ...
07/26/2010
GOOD SERVICE AND PROFESSIONALISM AWAYS WIN!I work for a "no name real estate office", according to the world out there.  I chose to work in this office with my dear friend as the owner/broker of MJ-Associates Real Estate.  I have been reading some AR blogs about agents bopping from big name offic...
07/26/2010
HOW LONG WILL INFORMATION STAY ON A CREDIT REPORT?  With so many questions about credit and credit reports here is some helpful information.  The best answer, ask your lender. BANKRUPTCY CHAPTER 13: (Often called a debt reorganization. A Chapter 13 Bankruptcy is generally appropriate for those in...
07/21/2010
Thanks are in order for this information.Hi folks. Here's a helpful guide put out by Bank of America. To find more useful information like this be sure to visit http://ShortSaleSuperStars.com We now have almost 3,000 Short Sale Professionals sharing information to make handling Short Sales easier...
07/10/2010
Sometimes we need to be reminded! Recently I read that the majority of real estate agents are missing out on a key strategy that will yield them much higher rankings on Web search engines. Most practitioners are competing with each other over short-tailed keywords, which are just a few words stru...
07/10/2010
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