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Real Estate Agent - RE/MAX Compass, formerly RE/MAX WHP - 0524642
I just found THE house for my buyer on our MLS today. It's perfect. My buyer would be willing to pay above asking price. There's only one problem; it can't be shown. The house has been sitting on the market for 99 days and now I know why. Per the request of the seller:   "No showings on Friday, S...
Most sellers vacate their home and let a showing occur with a buyer and their Realtor. An accompanied showing includes the listing agent, the buyer and the agent representing the buyer. In some extreme situations it includes the seller. God forbid. This practice almost always occurs in higher pri...
I can't tell you how frustrating it is to have misinformation on our MLS. As a Realtor I rely on my fellow agents to correctly upload their listings to the MLS. Once a listing hits the MLS it automatically syndicates out to hundreds of websites like Zillow and Trulia. So it all starts from the ML...
Should the buyer and seller close together?   There is very little benefit to arrange a simultaneous closing for both the seller and buyer. I always arrange for separate closings, regardless if I represent the buyer or the seller. If I represent both, I still separate them. Here's a list of reaso...
Over the last ten years I've heard the same complaints repeatedly. Over and over again I try and explain to my friends, family, customers and clients why we agents do the things we do. I can't say my opinions are the voice of all 1 million agents across the industry, but I suspect many of them ha...
Every week for the last ten years I have been bombarded with the so called "latest and greatest" with the mortgage aspect of the real estate business. Last week I was reminded by a loan officer that FHA is now taking buyers with a 580 credit score. She explained that even buyers with no job could...
A home buyer just backed out of a purchase based on ridiculous, erroneous and almost laughable information. Agent X had been working with his buyer, Nigel on a home purchase. Like many times before Agent X suggested three home inspectors to his buyer. Nigel opted to select his own inspector and w...
If you're selling your home in Texas you're required to provide a disclosure notice to potential buyers. Almost every buyer in Texas has the home they're purchasing inspected. In my opinion, home inspectors should be reviewing the seller's disclosure notice prior to conducting the inspection, and...
A female Realtor I know is using online dating sites to pick up potential buyers and sellers and her boyfriend is helping her. Her online profile claims she's single, but looking for romance, friendship and business connections. And it's working. Only the agent knows just how untruthful she's bei...
Last week I attended 2 separate listing appointments in the same neighborhood. Both home sellers had something in common... and it wasn't that they both had noses on their faces. They both had been "harassed" as they say by "out-of-control door knocking real estate agents." One of the sellers tol...

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