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Real Estate Agent - Berkshire Hathaway - St. Augustine
Had a closing today of a property in St. Augustine and give a tribute to the agent on the buyers side.  Her grace throughout the process, dedication to thoroughness, and positive sense of humor are encouraging.  I learned alot from her at the time of the home inspection - picking up the phone and...
I have a listing presentation scheduled for later this week in St. Augustine, Fl.  Currently the home is on the market for almost $2.5 million.   I am co-lister on several higher end properties, and frankly the more expensive homes for sale haven't been selling.  My experience is that they eat up...
  I am concerned about a certain geographical area that is close to where I live (in St. Augustine) that about 90% of the homes for saleare short sales.  I have been showing property there recently, but am now vowing that I will no longer show property in this area (county).  Why?  Here are some ...
  I held a community open house this weekend at SeaGrove on Anastasia Island in St. Augustine, Florida.  We had  6  properties open represented  various homes for sale by five different agents.  Advertising consisted of  an ad in the paper, good signage, and my best intentions to personally invit...
I did a home buyer’s seminar the other night in SeaGrove on Anastasia Island in St. Augustine, Florida.  I sent out 200 post cards, had 3 ads in the paper , and had road signs up advertising for the 5 days before hand.  I requested R.S.V.P.’s.    One person (hearing impaired) emailed me the day b...
      What’s going on?  Yesterday’s Sunday local  front page has a feature story about a realtor that helps a financially distressed family stay in their house in St. Augustine  by communicating with the lender for loan modification.   Today the St. Augustine Record has an article about a meeting...
  In preparation for a listing appointment for a home for sale  I spend hours in the evaluation of the property.  Often I will do two appointments, one to view the property and to determine if I may want the listing.  The second is to give the price suggestion and to sign the documents.     Recen...
    For those contemplating  buying a home, there are too many  reasons not to buy at this  time.  The prices are low, the inventory is high, the rates are great.   The $8,000 tax credit prevents a great incentive to buy before December 1st.   Whether it is a condominium, a single family home,  a...
  Training  as a new agent  with Prudential Network Realty entailed “Incubator” class for the period of time it took to experience six transactions.  My trainer was my mentor and I continue to look up to her, her practices and her professionalism.  Any time I have a question, I ask myself, “What ...
  Don’t mean to give “Banks” a bad rap, but honest to goodness, the real estate world has been knocked upside down with the recent experiences involving the lending institutions.  There is no rhyme or reason – don’t look for them to make sense.  Some people blame the banks for at least being PART...

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