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Real Estate Technology - Realogy Holdings Co
This blog deeply analyzes the Richmond, Virginia housing market, and provides expert neighborhood analysis for investors and investment minded individual purchasers.
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All of us receive emails that come from folks we do not know, and that we did not ask for.  Likewise, many of us have sent out emails about our listings to other agents and friends.  When we send out unsolicited emails to folks who do not know us, it's possible that we can be guilty of a felony! ...
05/24/2010
Much ado is usually made of the split a broker pays her agents.  In actuality, it is the agent paying a split to his broker.  It's my contention that the agent should get something for that money he's paying the broker besides the privilege of hanging his license in the office.  Below are five q...
05/13/2010
Really...OK.  Maybe it didn't change my life per se, but it did change the way I participate on ActiveRain; and since active rain is something I dedicate a sizable chuck of my time towards lately, my title is technically correct. Subscribing to blogs has enhanced my Active Rain experience in so ...
05/12/2010
This is a great article and it is very well written.  It deserves a re-blogThe opportunity of getting a green card has been prompting the rising number of Europeans and Latin Americans investing in foreclosures in Florida.An investor visa offers an opportunity for foreign investors to facilitate ...
05/12/2010
What Do You Pay Yourself Per Hour:I am of the firm belief that an agent needs to log all of the hours she spends doing real estate.  Include time showing homes, writing letters, waiting for appraisals, and any other real estate task.  Then the agent should get a copy of her schedule C and write d...
05/10/2010
OK.  Take a deep breath.  The Home Buyer Tax Credit extension has expired.  Now what? Many Realtors (and our association) argued vehemently that the tax credit was crucial to the housing recovery.    My contention is that the housing tax credit was a huge waste of money and did not come close to ...
05/06/2010
As Realtors® we simply accept MLS as a part of life.  For that matter, the association is part of our day to day business as well.  Brokers are required to join, and are strong armed into requiring their agents to join. Don't get me wrong.  I think the association plays a valuable role; although,...
04/26/2010
"This is my mom's house" the agent said proudly.  "I grew up in this house, so I can tell you anything you want to know." Perplexed, I asked, "Oh, I'm sorry but I didn't see that you were related to the seller on the MLS sheet." "Well, I didn't want people the people in my office to know it is my...
04/23/2010
I'm a Realtor® and a manager for my office.  Part of my job is to recruit, hire and train new agents.  When I sit to interview an agent, one of the first questions I'm asked is, "what's your split?"  Being diligent, I review the past years performance of every agent I interview.  It astounds me t...
04/21/2010
I work with buyers.  While I usually maintain two or three listings, the brunt of my business comes from buyers.  On any given weekend, I may have three or four different clients scheduled for showings.  I feel blessed to have the business, but there is one persistent problem with this scenario.....
04/08/2010
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This blog deeply analyzes the Richmond, Virginia housing market, and provides expert neighborhood analysis for investors and investment minded individual purchasers.