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Rochester real estate is doing well! It has not suffered the ups and downs of the sunbelt areas.
Have you worked with a customer who wanted to buy a property that was listed as a "short sale" or a "foreclosure sale?" If so, then you know the red tape, the obstacles, and the frustrations that are part of completing and closing this type of transaction!  It can be very, very, very exasperating...
The first week of February, I travelled to Albany, New York for the New York State Association of Realtors  (NYSAR) 2010 Mid-Winter Business meetings.  They were held at the Desmond Hotel. Coming out of the Resort & Second Home Forum was an discount that the National Association of Realtors (NAR)...
I just got back from 5 days of meetings in Albany, New York, for the New York State Association of Realtors.  The first day and a-half was the Leadership Conference.  It was great! The Leadership Conference 2010 started off with opening remarks by 2010 NYSAR President Hank Fries.  The first speak...
FHA Makes Changes As a piece of the mortgage process changes, FHA is making their changes to their mortgage programs. To read more about it, go to RochesterREGuy Talks to find out what changes are being made.
AWESOME NEWS! A factor in getting our economy back up an running is to get many of the componets of the real estate industry back to work.  One aspect of this is the buying of distressed or foreclosed properties, rehabing them and putting them back on the market!  I talked in an earlier blog abou...
I just listed a great house for the first-time homebuyers out there who are wanting to capitalize on the "tax stimulus" for first-time homebuyers. It is located at 254 Volk Road in Webster and it is up for sale for $104,900!
Right now a gathering of the top minds in the real estate related businesses is going on at the Marriott Marquis Times Square in New York City.  It is call the Inman Connect Conference and they are sharing their insights and thoughts on the direction of the industry and the trends. If you can pla...
For the past three years I have been involved, as a representative of the Rochester Realtors Association in meetings and discussions with the Buffalo and Syracuse Realtors Associations to look at merging our data on one single internet site.  When we started I think most everyone thought it would...
Our real estate association, GRAR, just had it's leadership training session yesterday and it was awesome!  As I read over my friend's blog on meetings, I could see why it was so good!  It followed all these points.  We also had an incredible guest speaker, Adorna Carroll, cover part of the meeti...
Are you like me?  Every year your manager says to you, "Time to do your goals." Where do you start?  Sure, you want to make more sales but how do you do it?  There aren't more hours in the day to draw from! I used to be frustrated at this process until I started working with Rich Levin as my coac...

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