Pete Elsner's (ptelsner) Blog

Real Estate Broker/Owner - Homes for Sale St. Louis
What are you doing right now to get these guys off the fence?  With the $8000 tax credit out there it is a great time to buy!  If there was a way to get my ten year old son a loan I would sell him a house just for the eight grand!!!  I know the market has been down in most areas but I think we ar...
I am just trying to get an idea of what you guys are doing with your short sales.  How are you handling them?  What are you doing when you receive multiple contracts?  I just had one where I had two competing contracts and a couple of ticked off agents.  Both contracts were close so we picked one...
Happy New Year!  It is going to be a GREAT 2008!  My Dad(53 years in R.E.)always said, "Jan. 1st is the first day of Spring in the real estate market!" I don't know about you, but I am glad to say goodbye to 2007!   The real estate market was pretty rough last year. Although, not to toot my own h...
I haven't been on Active Rain for a while.  I guess I have been too busy!  I thought I better get on here and do some bloggin, I am low on points!  I don't know about you, but the real estate market is picking up here is St. Louis.  It started right after January 1st.  The phone started to ring a...
Yikes!  This is like the worst day of the year!  I like to wait until the last minute is 11:48pm right now.  I have to get to the post office!  Kidding!  I went earlier today and mailed my uncle his yearly check.  They say you are not supposed to complain.....if you are paying ta...
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..........the other day.  A guy calls me and says he is looking for an agent to sell his home.  I say great!  We set an appointment and I meet him at the house Sat, morning.  Now, his home is currently listed with another agent and her listing is set to expire.  My brother who is also a Realtor w...
You know when you get those out of towners that you have to show 20 houses to in one day?  And if it is in a part of town where you are not that familiar with the side streets etc. Well, something I did yesterday was to pull all the listings up in the Mls, then hit map the listings.  This is a fe...
How do you feel about Open houses?  What do you say to the seller who wants you to hold their home open every Sunday?  I personally can't stand open houses!  They usually ruin my whole weekend!  I know, I know, I shouldn't be like that!  But to sit there on a Sunday for two or three hours in the ...
I really hate getting fired from a listing!  It all starts with an overpriced usually ugly house.  You tell the people list it at this price and they say............I want to list it at my price.  You go back and forth and finally agree to list at their price telling them ok, if we don't receive ...

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