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AGENT VS. SALESPERSON:  WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE? The other day I posted my thoughts on dual agency, as it is practiced by real estate salespeople in Virginia.  My opinion:  It is actually impossible to represent both the buyer and the seller, EVEN IF the buyer and the seller are adequately advised...
I've alluded in several posts to my disdain for dual agency, and the agents who practice it.  First, let me define dual agency as practiced in real estate.  This is the practice whereby a single agent represents both the buyer and seller as clients in a sales transaction.  If done "properly," the...
IS the sky falling?  Considering the fact that Nobel Prize winning-economists, Congress, and the Cabinet don't seem to know, I'm not going to dare to opine.  However, I do have some observations about our local real estate market - lovely Richmond, Virginia, my hometown - which I am listing below...
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Well, I just got around to reading the July/August issue of "Commonwealth," the Virginia Association of Realtors' magazine.  The cover story is "Green Means Go: Tips for Making and Marketing a Green Home."  The premise of the article is "greening" up a home will make it sell faster and for more m...
Well, I am taking the plunge.  This is my first post on the Active Rain blogosphere, although I have been blogging for over a year now, at  Of course, I am so technically challenged that I don't know how to cross-post to the separate sites, other than by doing it m...

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