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Real Estate Agent - Century 21
Property Management for Realtors   I was speaking with a fellow agent today and he mentioned that he was managing a few properties for his past clients. It can be a rewarding path to take as a supplement to our income but it takes the right personality for this type of job. Dealing with tenants o...
Dealing with difficult sellers   I had a conversation with an agent the other day. She was working on selling a property for one of her sellers. Needless to say, it was a difficult transaction as the property was not turnkey condition. That made it challenging to sell in this market where a prope...
Switching from Blackberry to DROID?   I am considering switching my cell phone and wondering if any of you peeps preferred one over the other? I have a Blackberry for a couple of years now. The only drawback is that the screen is so small compared to the latest models out there on the market. Wit...
Do you give too much info to potential clients on a first meeting? Sometimes you get calls from potential clients and if they are a first time buyer, they will understandably have questions to ask you. If you set up a meeting to have a face to face appointment instead of via the phone, do you sta...
Working with Buyers who used more than one agents   Recently I spoke with a fellow agent Ron who states that he met this one buyer. She is currently wanting specific listings to be emailed to her. However, she informed Ron that he can call her when he sees a good deal out there which was fine. Wh...
TRAMPLING THROUGH BANK OWNED PROPERTIES CAN CAUSE AN ALLERGIC REACTION   Showing nice luxury homes is such a pleasantry compared to our "war infested zone" bank repossed home which can be unsightly and may cause you to take a Dramamine or Diphenhydramine tablet. While showing a property the other...
A drop in the bucket will not kill the bottom line The little things do make a big difference. I went to get water filled for the gallons in my home today. As I was filling the gallon with water, there was a tiny amount of water that spilled over the spout of the gallon. To the owner's horror, he...
Flaky buyers can eat you inside out...but it's all in fun and game or is it? Well, what do we have here. Another potential buyer who is looking to buy a home....if only that was true. I had a situation recently where a buyer came to a listing I have and wanted to put in an offer. I showed them th...
DUSTY DUCTS Air Cleaning Services in Valley Village CA - BEWARE OF THIS COMPANY !!   Homeowners BEWARE!!   AVOID THIS COMPANY AT ALL COST!! This company is a rip-off and not trustworthy. I was informed by a colleague who mentioned that several of her clients had horrendous and misguided promises ...
                Orig. List Price:   $379,900      County:   Orange  Property Type:   Single Family Residence Bedrooms:   4  Bath: 2 Sqft 1,381 Sqft Lot  6,120 AC:               N  Pool:            Y      LOWEST PRICED & a POOL HOME IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD! STANDARD SALE! This SINGLE store single fam...

Jim Quinn

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