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Real Estate Broker/Owner - Riverbend Realty, Cape Girardeau, MO - 2004008944
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Accompanied showings come in two versions: The listing agent is present or the homeowner is present when a listed home is being shown by a buyer's agent. Both scenarios can be uncomfortable for the buyers' agent and for the buyers. When the listing agent is present, it can be for one of two reaso...
03/12/2013
Welcome back, Daylight Savings Time! You are a friend of real estate agents, because you give us a golden hour during which we can show houses.That is one more hour each day at a time when clients are home from work and can actually tour a house or two before darkness settles over the yards and h...
03/11/2013
Jeff Launiere of Tampa, Florida, has been sucked into a vortex of legal problems because of an IDX listing on his website. It is not even HIS listing, but he has been found guily of a Federal Fair Housing violation and fined $5,000. I am reblogging this (and I rarely reblog), because it is so imp...
03/10/2013
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Get the lead out~AND be sure you are using the most recent Lead Based Paint Brochure! We all know that tenants and buyers of homes built prior to 1978 should receive a copy of the lead based paint brochure and a signed lead based paint disclosure, but did you know that the brochure has been revis...
03/10/2013
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OK, I'm mad; and I'll admit it! I'm also sore with a bump on the back of my head, a six inch bruise on my backside, a sore right ankle, a swollen left knee, and a generally sprung rib cage (no treat, especially since I had open heart surgery five months ago). It was a wonderful day to show houses...
03/09/2013
 We all have sold houses that are memorable in different ways, haven't we? I closed one today that will always be one to remember. This rural property has just over two acres of tree-filled land, both in front and in back of the house. On several occasions, I have encountered deer in the back yar...
03/08/2013
    I can't afford to remodel, so how do I get my home "market ready"? The most cost-effective changes include: Clean (and I mean DEEP clean) Declutter Paint Update flooring Update lighting Fresh paint and clean, clean, clean surfaces everywhere are your best investments. Make it sparkling, dazzl...
03/06/2013
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You found the right house for your client, now what? New agents often don't know what tasks are involved in closing the deal. Here's a rough outline of a deal on its way to closing (certainly not comprehensive, because as any experienced agent will tell you, every deal is different):  Make the of...
03/05/2013
    Now REALLY, do you want four internet lenders flooding your inbox? Think about that for a minute. The TV ad makes getting a mortgage loan sound so easy! "Answer a few questions, and we will send lenders to YOU!" As REALTORS, we have much more contact with all types of lenders than the typical...
03/04/2013
When should I buy? Hmmm. It's kind of like getting married or having a baby. If you wait for all the stars to align perfectly, you'll never be a spouse or a parent. The housing market is a moving target, like many other markets. I love digital photography and computer gear. If I had constantly wa...
03/03/2013
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Liz Lockhart

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