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RECENT BLOG POSTS
  It is so easy to blow off an afternoon to go to the mall for last minute holiday shopping.  Be strong.  Resist the urge!  Many Realtors take off work the entire holiday.  Then suffer for the next couple of months trying to get back in the perverbial saddle again.  Try to keep a healthy balance...
11/23/2009
Can anyone tell me why the banks take so long to approve a Short Sale?  I know the standard response....well we have to do this and that and it just takes so long....I do not buy it! I have talked to a handful of asset managers during my SS Transactions.  They all seem to have 350+ cases on their...
10/15/2009
I am curious.  How do you increase your Active Rain Points?   I am interested to learn.
10/15/2009
I was notified that an outsourced company called Loan Resolution is now handling my Short Sale listing file.  They said that this will speed up the process from months to a matter of weeks.   Sounds good to me!  I hope it does go faster.  I have been waiting for almost 6 weeks now.   Yeah,,,,,,we...
10/15/2009
The news states that a new wave of foreclosures are on their way.  With the high unemployment rate and a foreclosure occuring every 13 seconds in the U.S.  It seems like the waves of these homes keeps rolling in.  Perhaps an extension of the Homebuyer's Tax Credit will help?  What do you think?  ...
10/15/2009
In today's market Sellers have been forced to rent their homes and/or take them off the market.  Some areas have suffered a reduction in home sale prices.  This puts some people at risk of foreclosure.  All too common do we see an overpriced home that the Seller cannot afford to reduce.   This op...
01/26/2008
With all of the doom and gloom in the news about our industry and agents jumping ship into other careers.  What should the rest of us expect?Your guess is as good as mine!  I am optimistic about the low interest rates and the attention that something needs to be done.  Less and less Sellers are l...
01/26/2008
Tips for sprucing up.1.  Assess the areas room by room2.  Make a list of supplies needed.  Example:  Storage Containers, Cleaning Supplies, Trash Bags, etc...3.  Enlist help!  Get the family involved!  Assign age appropriate chores.  You can assign a person a specific chore or a specific room to ...
01/26/2008
 I have encountered an irritating situation.  Have you?  I have many clients looking for a "good buy".  So the first thing in their mind is to buy a Foreclosure or Short Sale property. The process takes 4-8 weeks to get an answer.  Why?  You would think that it would move a bit more quickly.  I h...
01/21/2008
 In today's market Sellers have been forced to rent their homes and/or take them off the market.  Some areas have suffered a reduction in home sale prices.  This puts some people at risk of foreclosure.  All too common do we see an overpriced home that the Seller cannot afford to reduce.   This o...
01/21/2008
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