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By Tim Tanz, St Louis Real Estate
(Platinum Realty)
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Well, I got word today that I didn't get the listing on Alfred.  The seller's reason was that my evaluation of the list price for their home was too low.  I told them they needed to be around $130,000 or less.  They are being relocated, and acted like they wanted a quick sale...I thought the comp...

By Tim Tanz, St Louis Real Estate
(Platinum Realty)
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Normally, I try to break up my listing appointments into two meetings.  The first meeting is to just meet the potential clients and build repport, walk through the house, see for myself the condition and ammenities, and take notes.  On the second appointment, I present my listing presentation, my...

By Tim Tanz, St Louis Real Estate
(Platinum Realty)
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Thank goodness it's Friday.  No reason, really, just glad it's the weekend... It rained again today, so no yard work was done.  I got the landscaping planted at the first Miami property, but it began raining before I could get started on the property across the street.  It poured yesterday aftern...

By Tim Tanz, St Louis Real Estate
(Platinum Realty)
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I facilitated a KWU class last week on "Buyer Mastery - Succeecing in a Buyer's Market."  We covered some buyer "myths and truths" that exist in today's market:Buyer Myth 1:  "I can take my time because I have all these choices."Truth:  In any market, the best properties go quickly.  Act on these...

By Tim Tanz, St Louis Real Estate
(Platinum Realty)
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I have a clipping on the board above my desk.  I believe it's from an old Ann Landers column.  I try to read it regularly, as it reminds me to be thankful for the many blessings I have received:"If you woke up this morning with more health than illness... you are more blessed than the million who...

By Tim Tanz, St Louis Real Estate
(Platinum Realty)
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Last week I posted that I was checking out different virtual tour sites.  I have tried out http://www.realestateshows/ and love it.  Normally, the price to join was $125, but Jeff Turner, president of the company, responded and let me know that for members of Activerain the cost was only $99.95. ...

By Tim Tanz, St Louis Real Estate
(Platinum Realty)
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We have a clear occupancy inspection on the Wyoming listing!  I met the inspector there this morning.  After a ten minute walk-thu, he said everything looks fine and said the certificate would be in the mail.  I knew this would be an easy one.  I installed three smoke detectors and three GFCI out...

By Tim Tanz, St Louis Real Estate
(Platinum Realty)
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Just got back from visiting some friends who live in Lake Saint Louis.  It's beautiful out there, but quite a drive from the city.  They have a large front yard that slopes fairly steeply down to the street.  It is terraced somewhat, but pretty overgrown.  They were wanting my opinion on how to l...

By Tim Tanz, St Louis Real Estate
(Platinum Realty)
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Here are the weekly market statisticss for the city of St. Louis.  The information was gathered from the local multiple listing service:There were 125 active listings.  Prices ranged from $17,900 to $1,295,000.There were 40 contingent/option listings.  Prices ranged from $24,000 to $589,000.There...

By Tim Tanz, St Louis Real Estate
(Platinum Realty)
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Just came back from doing some work on the Wyoming listing.  The occupancy inspection is on Tuesday, and I wanted to be ready for him.  I installed three smoke detectors and three gfci outlets.  The seller is elderly and wouldn't be able to do it.  It didn't take that long to do, and she apprecia...

By Tim Tanz, St Louis Real Estate
(Platinum Realty)
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Yesterday I facilitated a class at our Keller Williams Southwest office.  This was one class out of a seventeen session series called:  "Priciples of Lead Generation and Prospecting to Grow Your Business".   These classes are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:00 - 1:30 pm.  My class was on "...

By Tim Tanz, St Louis Real Estate
(Platinum Realty)
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I wanted to share some more from the seminar I attended last week.  It was a seminar on the Foreclosure market, sponsored by the Wealth Intelligence Academy.  The classes were Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.  I thought the seminar was informative, even though we knew it was a teaser seminar to ge...

By Tim Tanz, St Louis Real Estate
(Platinum Realty)
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It's been a long weekend.  Friday evening, my lower back began to hurt. By late in the evening, I could hardly move.  Saturday, I was bed-ridden for most of the day.  When I was able to pull myself out of bed, walking was horrible, and I had to crawl up and down the steps.  I alternated from subm...

By Tim Tanz, St Louis Real Estate
(Platinum Realty)
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It's chilly again.  We had rainshowers today, and a cold front came through.  The attic fan will not run tonight....We are in a three-day seminar, today being the first day.  We also go tomorrow and all day Saturday.  This seminar is just the teaser; they want you to take the specialized classes ...

By Tim Tanz, St Louis Real Estate
(Platinum Realty)
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Just got a call from an agent telling me he is going to get together with his clients around 10:00 pm tonight to write an offer on my Alberta listing.  I'm in classes all day tomorrow, Friday, and Saturday, so I will have to present it in the evening.  Not too bad for being on the market for only...

By Tim Tanz, St Louis Real Estate
(Platinum Realty)
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We had our bi-weekly office meeting today.  Usually, our meetings are followed by a presentation on various topics related to sales or real estate.  Today, the topic was Negotiating for Realtors. I wanted to share some hightlights:1. Keep your emotions out of it.  Always be the steady and stable ...

By R. B. "Bob" Mitchell - Loan Officer Raleigh/Durham, Bob Mitchell (NMLS#1046286)
(Bank of England (NMLS#418481))
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Last night I went to one of my best friend's father's 73rd birthday party (A shout out to Big Jay Hudson!  Happy Birthday!).  Anyway, I've been buddies with "Little" Jay Hudson since I was in 2nd grade and over the years have gotten to know their family very well.  From the yearly birthday partie...

By R. B. "Bob" Mitchell - Loan Officer Raleigh/Durham, Bob Mitchell (NMLS#1046286)
(Bank of England (NMLS#418481))
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My search for an eclecical restaurant in St. Louis is coming along well enough that I thought that I would try another one to get St. Louisians to comment on.  In this post, I'm asking you what was the "Weirdest" thing that you've ever seen in St. Louis?In order to start things off I'll list a co...

By R. B. "Bob" Mitchell - Loan Officer Raleigh/Durham, Bob Mitchell (NMLS#1046286)
(Bank of England (NMLS#418481))
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I just read a post, Take A Client For Granted about an agent who was busy with other business and couldn't get to show a valued customer a particular house.  The agent attempted to call and left a message telling the client that he would not be available until the next morning to show the house t...

By R. B. "Bob" Mitchell - Loan Officer Raleigh/Durham, Bob Mitchell (NMLS#1046286)
(Bank of England (NMLS#418481))
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Hello up there as you fly over the great mid-west!  I recently wrote an article on an ezine called YoJayHudson.com on how the media discounts anything that doesn't happen on the east coast or the west coast.  The article was basically about the power outage that we experienced here in St. Louis l...

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