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Real Estate Agent - RE/MAX Compass, formerly RE/MAX WHP - 0524642
After I show properties I will typically try and help the seller and listing agent out by leaving helpful, but constructive feedback. I rarely do any sugar coating and I always leave practical and complete feedback. Most agents I know do the same. Every so often I see responses from agents who ha...
I love Activerain and as we all are VERY well aware of, Zillow owns it. I have protested against Zillow for years. It's apparent and obvious that I'm not alone. Many Realtors see Zillow as a threat while others despise Zillow for pumping out inaccurate home evaluations and misinformation. Then th...
This industry is all about providing your contact information. Every company from Realtor dot com to our personal websites has the ability and necessity to grab the consumers contact information. Contact information leads to a lead and leads lead to closings and closings lead to beer, wine and sh...
Most everyone in this business knows that most of the money made in this business isn't from helping buyers and sellers with houses, it's making money off of Realtor advertising dollars. Zillow and Trulia are on the forefront of this very subject as you read this. Their primary existence is predi...
With social media comes many, many new relationships. If you guys are like me, you're creating and meeting many fellow industry peeps right here on places like AR. With that comes a very heavy price - one that cannot be bought, negotiated or ignored - death.  We all die - there's no question, dou...
The highest offer isn't always the best offer.  Just because you offered $300,000 on a home that's listed for $295,000 doesn't mean you'll get the contract. Let's assume Betty Bookmark offered 300k on a house that's listed for 295k. Let's also assume that a competing offer is submitted at the sam...
What is the most valuable commodity in a Realtors life? Is it his family? Perhaps it's how he smiles when he thinks he just left the ultimate voice mail. The truth is, outside of a real estate agents family TIME is his most valuable commodity in his business. Time cannot be purchased, negotiated ...
When a convicted sex offender sells their home everything changes.   True or False?  1. Sex offenders get less money for their home. 2. Realtors can turn down business from sex offenders if they want to. 3. If a Realtor lists a home on behalf of a sex offender it is in their best interest to disc...
What do you guys think of Inspectors using drones? At first I thought it was just a silly excuse for an inspector to incorporate one of his toys into his inspection, but the more I think about it, the more it makes sense. There's no way I'd want to climb on roofs and inspect chimney's and take pi...
It's a precarious position to be in. One of my listings just received 2 offers - from the same brokerage. Betty and Bobby both work for the same company, XYZ Realty. Personally, it makes no difference for me and my seller, but it certainly matters (it better) to the brokerage for Betty & Bobby.  ...

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