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Real Estate Agent - Associate Broker at Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Georgia Properties - 256152

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2013 

As a listing agent, it's starting to annoy me that some people insist on yammering at me, after I've done tons of market research, that a property isn't worth the asking price. I don't make this stuff up folks! Market value is not the total price of purchasing and renovating a property to your sp...
03/25/2013
There is a development in the real estate market that is certainly welcome news for those of us who make a living at it. For several years now, buyers have looked at homes, considered the price, and decided what ridiculous offer they might make. Sometimes that approach even worked, because either...
03/23/2013
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While meeting with an appraiser, whom I've done business with for years, we were laughing at the way we used to do business compared to now. Remember when websites were very cryptic, and were controlled by cyber geeks for exhorbitant amounts of money? I remember it costing me five bucks to add or...
03/15/2013
Home sellers face a new reality as they look to move up, down, in or out of their American dream in today’s market. Consumers, particularly those who purchased their homes within the last five years, often find their options limited by a lack of equity. Those who can sell are sometimes numbed by ...
03/15/2013
  Eligibility •   Open to artists 18 years and older Calendar • April 19 or 20, 2013 Arrive in Jasper • April 20, 2013 8:00 a.m. Register at the Sharptop Arts Center. Blank canvases, boards or papers need to be stamp certified. • April 20, 2013 Work Delivered back to Sharptop Arts Center by 5:00...
03/13/2013
Is it just me, or is anyone else sick and tired of appraisers controlling the real estate business? It's really not their fault. They didn't exist until banks saw the need for them to justify loans. If the loan went bad, it's wasn't the bank officer's poor decision that caused it, because he had ...
03/08/2013
I'm not sure if it's agents or people in general, but sometimes I have trouble understanding what it is they are hearing when I speak. I try to be succint. I answer questions. But they just don't get it. Like when I say "the owner will not consider owner financing" and they make an offer with les...
03/07/2013
Friends often share holidays, vacation together and are there for all the important moments in life. So, why not buy a home together?             An increasing number of consumers are considering joint ownership. Such as transaction makes sense, as it can help those who may not have been able to ...
03/04/2013
The rules for selling your home quickly never really change, but they can get muddled in the market conditions. While location may determine price, timing definitely determines time. So here are the basics of selling one more time ... it ain't rocket science! 1. Price your house correctly: Workin...
03/03/2013
I have a listing. An agent called to show it to her "client". The next day I received a call through the office that said her client had questions about the listing. I suggested that he call his agent since I really wasn't supposed to deal with him directly. The next day he called me again. I pol...
03/03/2013
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