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Real Estate Sales Representative - EXP Realty
Our eyes are fixated on the screen, our blood rushes, and we hold our breath. Are you ready? Are you ready to see your dump of house transformed? YES, YES, YES!!!! The buyers scream, Ohhhh, we can’t believe it!!!” We cheer with them, our hearts are pounding, and we can’t wait to see the surprises...
Between 1996 when I first started selling real estate, and today, the world has changed a lot. Technology has made us more capable, faster and smarter. My job description is the same, it's how we practice the craft that it is different. What doesn’t change is that real estate is a people business...
There were 235 new listings on the market in the Northstar MLS, Feb. 19. Total single family listings throughout the Twin Cities is over 5000, so 235 might not sound like a lot for one day. There is snow on the ground, and we’re still shoveling out, but we’re in a spring market.During the fall I ...
Did you ever hear your mouth moving without your brain being present? Someone just asked for a totally unreasonable request and you are there nodding your head, while your brain screams, “What the Hell, I told you not to do that again!”It’s too late, we’ve already committed, and we know we are go...
The Great Recession was a candy store for investors. Flipping gurus packed convention halls with people convinced that they can make a fortune using their system that cost upwards of $10,000. There were tremendous opportunities for those who had faith that the market would rebound. Fast forward f...
From the outside it doesn’t look like much is going on. Even if you peek in the windows, you’ll still see a raw gutted main floor. You’ll be surprised, “Wasn’t this supposed to be done by now? It’s already been a couple months!” Here's the reality check part: things don't always go according to p...
The most recent incarnation of the Walk Art Center was built in 2005 to mimic an ice cube. We're in Minnesota, and everything is an ice cube all winter long.  But, the Walker is a creative center that encompasses Moder Art, Music, Film, Dance, and a Sculpture Garden interspersed with events throu...
Southwest Minneapolis has lots of advantages, and is always a good investment. Even during the Recession values held, and foreclosures were few and far between. What makes SW so popular is that it feels like a suburban walking neighborhood around Lake Calhoun and Lake Harriet, yet minutes from do...
It’s more than just finding the right address.Did you ever find yourself standing outside of a house that you loved online, but.. the yard is tiny, or it backed up to an airport?  Or, it’s next to a gas station, bus stop, trailer park or swamp?Google maps are usually current, and we can do a lot ...
The phone rang on a Saturday morning, “I don’t know if you remember me, you sold me a house a long time ago, and I need to talk to you urgently.” I remembered him and his wife, we had talked a few years ago about selling, but they decided to stay. Their faces were tense, and his voice was very so...

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