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By Sandra Paulow, REALTOR, Associate Broker, GRI, SFR
(Aspen Properties, Inc. )
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 The Tale of an Old House. I recently read an article about how many buyers avoid old houses simply because they are old.   They tend to lean to new or newer homes with contemporary designs and features. While I understand the trend, there is something to be said for an older house. They are some...

By Sandra Paulow, REALTOR, Associate Broker, GRI, SFR
(Aspen Properties, Inc. )
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 Reflections on Real Estate, do we sometimes forget…? I was thinking this morning about the nature of our business.  I wrote a post a long time ago about being real in Real Estate, and as it is the Holiday Season I thought it might a topic to revisit.     As agents we tend to be transaction focus...

By Ralph Gorgoglione, Hawaii and California Real Estate (310) 497-9407
(Maui Life Homes / Metro Life Homes)
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Another successfully closed ActiveRain referral transaction!I referred a somewhat difficult short sale listing in Arizona to fellow ActiveRain member Kat SharrockIt was a rural property located in an area with an extremely seasonal buying period.  This was from a personal referral that was the fa...

By Sandra Paulow, REALTOR, Associate Broker, GRI, SFR
(Aspen Properties, Inc. )
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 Appraisal Woes!  I guess in the grand scheme of things I should probably count my blessings because in all my years of selling real estate I can count on one hand the number of times I have had a really bad appraisal. However, the most recent occurrence has to be the worst. There were more mista...

By Sandra Paulow, REALTOR, Associate Broker, GRI, SFR
(Aspen Properties, Inc. )
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 The Good & the Bad of an Electronic Age.        Twice in the past week the residents of the White Mountains of Arizona have found out what a world without electronic devices is like.  Our main phone service provider and one of our cell service providers suffered wide spread lengthy outages.  The...

By Sandra Paulow, REALTOR, Associate Broker, GRI, SFR
(Aspen Properties, Inc. )
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They can't get them in on time now.  What am I referring to you ask?  Well loan docs of course.  In Arizona, our contract clearly states that clients are to be approved without conditions and loan documents are to be at the Title Company for signature three days prior to Close of Escrow.  Buyers ...

By Sandra Paulow, REALTOR, Associate Broker, GRI, SFR
(Aspen Properties, Inc. )
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As if things are not already difficult enough… Can they make things any more difficult for Real Estate Agents to do their jobs?  In Arizona the seller is required to provide a Claims History for Insurance to the buyers within five days of an accepted offer.  One of my sellers hit a new snag today...

By Sandra Paulow, REALTOR, Associate Broker, GRI, SFR
(Aspen Properties, Inc. )
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  The Bouncer!    We all know who they are.  They are those buyers who feel they don’t need anyone to help them so they bounce from agent to agent and office to office seeking what they will never find.   They cruise around the internet thinking that if they visit enough sites they will find som...

By Sandra Paulow, REALTOR, Associate Broker, GRI, SFR
(Aspen Properties, Inc. )
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 The “Bad Penny” Listing   Have you ever had a listing that just wouldn’t go away?  About a year ago in essence I “fired” a seller.  Their property had been listed for a very long time and it got little activity because it was priced a bit too high and was tenant occupied.  The tenant was coopera...

By Sandra Paulow, REALTOR, Associate Broker, GRI, SFR
(Aspen Properties, Inc. )
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Looking back on 2014 and ahead to 2015! Another year Begins!      Real estate is always unpredictable.  Every year the powers that be predict a better year.  They project, forecast, analyze, and try to figure out what is ahead in the market.  I always find the process amusing because in one artic...

By Sandra Paulow, REALTOR, Associate Broker, GRI, SFR
(Aspen Properties, Inc. )
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  Friday Afternoon Musings. As I am sitting here at my desk this Friday afternoon doing everything I can to avoid doing what I need to do (Christmas Cards) I have been thinking back over the year.  I have heard from every corner of the country either here in the “Rain” or on Social Sites differi...

By Sandra Paulow, REALTOR, Associate Broker, GRI, SFR
(Aspen Properties, Inc. )
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Is it a good time to Buy?   I got a late evening call last night from a prospect looking at a few of my listings online.  They were mostly interested in a couple of Creekside Lots I had listed but they were open to finding a home also.  During the conversation the prospect asked me if I felt thi...

By Sandra Paulow, REALTOR, Associate Broker, GRI, SFR
(Aspen Properties, Inc. )
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151 Expired Listings in the White Mountains Last Night! -Sandra Paulow, Associate Broker, GRI, REALTOR®  I was studying our MLS hot-sheet this morning and noticed that there were 151 listings that expired at midnight last night.  I reviewed them and there were some really nice properties on that ...

By Sandra Paulow, REALTOR, Associate Broker, GRI, SFR
(Aspen Properties, Inc. )
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  Safety Must be a Priority Going Forward!  In light of the recent murders, abductions, rapes, theft and robbery of listed homes, safety and security have become a top priority in the Real Estate community. The days of meeting people at homes off a sign call, hosting open houses in empty homes, ...

By Sandra Paulow, REALTOR, Associate Broker, GRI, SFR
(Aspen Properties, Inc. )
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  On Being “REAL”! Good Sunday Afternoon Everyone,  I watched a most inspiring video this week from a real estate professional that was totally real and I loved this approach to selling real estate.  The agent didn’t pull punches, there was no effort to impress, the agent just laid it out there ...

By Sandra Paulow, REALTOR, Associate Broker, GRI, SFR
(Aspen Properties, Inc. )
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Maybe you aren’t a Good Fit! I finally found the key to getting rid of the sales calls from RDC, Z, the RS, ZB, etc.  In the past couple of weeks I have been bombarded with sales calls from all the lead generating portals and I was getting tired of it.  Mostly because the leads they had to offer...

By Sandra Paulow, REALTOR, Associate Broker, GRI, SFR
(Aspen Properties, Inc. )
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  Should sellers be expected to make improvements so buyers can get funding? This issue surfaces more and more as lending criteria gets tighter and tighter.  More times than I would like to count I have had a buyer come back after the inspection period is past asking for improvements their appra...

By Sandra Paulow, REALTOR, Associate Broker, GRI, SFR
(Aspen Properties, Inc. )
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I Want a Cabin in the Woods….etc.  This is a familiar refrain in my area.  Everyone comes to the White Mountains looking for that cute little cabin in the woods with Cedar or Log Siding because they like the look.  I can’t blame them, they do look cabiny and they are pretty.  What they don’t und...

By Sandra Paulow, REALTOR, Associate Broker, GRI, SFR
(Aspen Properties, Inc. )
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    It’s Always about Price! How many times do Real Estate Agents hear the question; “Why hasn’t my house sold?” Sellers who want to sell get frustrated when that offer doesn’t come along.  They question whether the agent is doing enough to market the home.  They question where the property is b...

By Sandra Paulow, REALTOR, Associate Broker, GRI, SFR
(Aspen Properties, Inc. )
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    Buyers see lending requirements as an invasion of privacy, and it is!  I wrote a blog post a couple of weeks ago about lending issues and this is a follow up to that post.  I am convinced that many of the problems we run in to with lending is the overwhelming documentation that lenders requi...

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