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Managing Real Estate Broker - Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate, LLC
General real estate and Tampa real estate discussions.
First time homebuyers present a unique set of needs and challenges. Often they want the perfect house for the perfect price (don't we all?). They can be prone to "Buyer's Remorse" even before they execute a contract. A good initial consultation prior to even taking a client out can help set expec...
It is always frustraing to have a listing expire. We self-reflect and ask ourselves what could we have done different? In today's market, especially in Tampa, pricing is key. Typically when I list a property, the price is determined on the market comparables and I explain to the seller it is just...
I'm not sure why, but for some reason agents and sellers are under the impression that if you sell a property "As Is" that they don't have to disclose material facts. Often they will say they have never lived in the property so there is no disclosure. Excuse me, with the exception of REO's, if so...
It never ceases to amaze me how other agents don't understand the concept of "time is of the essence". Not only for contract performance deadlines, but for responding to offers too. I often wonder if it lack of understanding or just pure lack of professionalism. On Thursday of last week I submitt...
I was chatting with another associate in the office regarding one of her listings. She shared with me the frustration she is experiencing with a client who inherited a home and her challenges marketing it. The home has been vacant for a while and as it sits maintenance is deferred. She has asked ...
It's spring break and I have taken the week off to spend with my 9 year old son. Of course as a Realtor there never really is "time off". Just because I'm taking a break doesn't mean that business stops, especially if I expect to see my transactions close when I return. I have one customer who li...
Breast cancer. Not your typical subject for Active Rain. There are some that may feel this may not be the venue for such a subject. I'll argue that being a Realtor is more than just helping people buy and sell houses. Being a Realtor means being a part of your community and in tune with the thing...
Many of you have sales that are impacted by the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and Section 502 Rural Housing Program. Right now, Congress has gone on recess and left some unfinished business associated with these two programs. Per the National Association of Realtors Realtor Action Cente...
There are some who feel politics don't belong on an Active Rain Blog. I would beg to differ. If real estate is your business, politics is your business too. I'm not referring to political ideologies of the different parties, indeed, those discussions need to be in a different venue. I'm referring...
When a buyer looks at a home, they typically they are looking to see if the home meets their needs. Often homes are staged to create an emotional connection to a buyer.  A buyer can get sucked into the decorating (good or bad) and may neglect to do a few simple things that can be very valuable in...

Julia Stander

Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate Clearwater
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General real estate and Tampa real estate discussions.