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Many times we go headfirst into trying to prove our skills as professionals doing CMA's, showing homes, etc.  However, the true test of an agent is how well or not well one negotiates the contract.  There are negotiating classes all the time and it is up to us to perfect this skill.  Good luck to...
07/15/2013
It is important to remember that the offer and settlement date are as important together as separately.  The seller can certainly gain from a shorter settlement date.Negotiation - Is the highest price the best price?   There is more to writing a great offer than wondering is the highest price the...
06/27/2013
Stucco is a concern on the East Coast.  Fogging sounds as if it might be a much better alternative than painting and should be considered by those who are trying to preserve one of their most precious assets, their home. One of the big mistakes homeowners make with California stucco homes where I...
06/25/2013
We at the first meeting with sellers need to address offers and discuss the sale as being only business.  Establishing that up front sometimes helps. In recent weeks I have had the pleasure of working with sellers who seem to think that the list price is the starting point of the negotiation and ...
05/30/2013
This is great information for those clients considering buying or selling a lot.  Thanks, Jeff for this terrific explanation.  I know it will assist us all. I get potential buyers and even agents coming up with values of what they think this lot or that lot is worth after they did some figuring o...
05/28/2013
My first impression when an agent gives a verbal offer is that they don't want to spend the time to write it up.  I know it's sometimes a pain if the possibility exists that the offer will be rejected.  Agents should convince buyers that a verbal offer is mostly a waste. As a listing agent, I hav...
05/20/2013
Many buyers and sellers have asked my opinion on the Real Estate market.  My experience here in the Philadelphia Main Line has been more positive than negative.  The old adage " If priced right, it will sell" is all too true right now.  An example of this is a listing I had in Chester county, lis...
05/14/2008
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