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A very common issue that comes up while showing or selling houses is when the prospective buyer or seller points to the county appraisal district for value. Most of the time, it's the buyer that points to this value. And oddly enough, when I work with someone buying AND selling, the appraisal district is seen as an authority on the purchase side but never on the sell side.
Why would that be?
Here's the scoop:
First, the tax appraisal office is not actually an appraisal in the true sense of (3 comments)
Benefit of Brick and Mortar - 06:14 PM
Posting this directly to the group because I'm really interested to see if there is a real benefit anymore to running a brokerage in a traditional Brick and Mortar setting vs just being virtual.
Anyone have thoughts about just being virtual? Are there things that Agents EXPECT of a brokerage whether they are bricks and sticks vs virtual? What about costs and splits...can a broker keep the costs for the individual agent down because they are virtual? I welcome your thoughts! (2 comments)
Are you creating videos for your Local Community? - 10:43 AM
Videos are a great way for REALTORS to maximize exposure as local expert. What is working for you? View My VideosArbor Woods Subdivision Ann Arbor, MI www.KathyToth.com Turnberry Village Condos Ann Arbor MI KathyToth.com Turnberry Subdivision Ann Arbor MI Hickory Grove Estates Subdivision Video KathyToth.com Summerfield Glen Subdivision Ann arbor MI In Google, type in your city then videos and see what pops up. "Wilmington videos" Is there a particular agent who is on top? Should that be you? Are there some super videos you should embed in your posts from the Chamber of Commerce or visitors center? Look around in your backyard - (5 comments)
Martin County Florida Open Houses for Sunday May 1, 2011 View by location
Basic Search | Advanced Search | Map Search | Address Search | Listing ID Search 5463 SE MILES GRANT RD PH1,B-206, Stuart, FLORIDA 34997-1858 (Mapped) Price: $61,500 EXPANDED 1 BEDROOM FURNISHED 2ND FLOOR UNIT GREAT GOLF COURSE VIEWS BREEZEY ... View Details View Photo Gallery Save Property MLS#: 357608 MLS: MCMLS Bedrooms: 1 Bathrooms: 1 Partial Baths: 1 Square Ft: 903
6884 SE BUNKER HILL DR, Hobe Sound, FLORIDA 33455-7316 (Mapped) Price: $189,000 ABSOLUTLEY GORGEOUS. SPECTACULAR VIEW OF GOLF COURSE AND POND. RARE 3 (2 comments)
Should I Pay off My Mortgage? - 11:38 AM
Should I Pay off My Mortgage? Martin County homeowners may dream of the day they can pay off their mortgage. Financial advisers across the country say they are hearing questions all the time about the wisdom of retiring the mortgage early.The pros: The obvious reason to do it: Paying off the home loan on your Martin County home could save tens of thousands of dollars in interest during the time you would make payments. The second reason is the peace of mind you have from owning your Florida home free and clear. Most experts recommend owning your home free and clear (5 comments)
Wilton Manors Real Estate - Old Florida Home for Sale - 11:00 AM
Wilton Manors Real Estate is simply sometimes about an old flordia classic. A concrete home, or what we refer to as "CBS", with a tile roof, a large covered patio to create some shade, and naturally a beatiful swimming pool. This older home embodies all that is Wilton Manors Real Estate.
Homes for Sale in Wilton Manors come in all shapes, sizes at price points. 2716 NE 10th Terrace, Wilton Manors Florida, 33334 is simply one of the least expense pool homes in the Ciy of Wilton Manors. Its priced right for the new homeowner to come in and update (0 comments)
Realty Executives Phoenix Realty Executives will be filing a Chapter 11 reorganization. - 05:50 PM
Realty Executives Phoenix. Lockouts at offices, a lawsuit by an office building owner, and Friday’s announcement that Realty Executives will be filing a ChRealty Executives Phoenix. Lockouts at offices, a lawsuit by an office building owner, and Friday’s announcement that Realty Executives will be filing a Chapter 11 reorganization. apter 11 reorganization. http://www.phoenixrealestateguy.com/an-open-letter-to-phoenix-realty-executives-agents/
RV Dealers to offer valuable service and accessories coupons at Show kiosks. FREE PARKING will be available for everyone at the Puyallup Fairgrounds Blue Parking Lot SHOW HOURS Thursday & Friday: 11am-8pmSaturday: 10am-8pmSunday: 10am-5pm Every leisure need from a tent trailer to your vacation home on the lake... RVs - The weather's changing and it's time to get out there in your new RV! There's no better place to comparison shop local dealers and see all the new RVs in one convenient location. The Puyallup (0 comments)
NOTHING IN THE PIPELINE?? DO YOU HAVE A PIPELINE?? WHAT'S A PIPELINE?? - 09:25 AM
DEVELOPING A BUSINESS PIPELINE is essential for real estate agents, loan officers, home inspectors and other folks in the real estate industry. Inspired by Pat Kennedy's timely article about "nothing on the books". I'm sure Pat will have a new listing contract or a new Contract of Sale for a buyer "in the pipeline" shortly. Pat has prospects and prospects become buyer or seller clients. DO YOU HAVE A PIPELINE? Some folks believe that their "Pipeline" begins with a listing contract or contract of sale. I believe that a real estate business pipeline begins with your business plan. If you are simply going (34 comments)
Are You Documenting Your Short Sale Communications? - 04:47 PM
WHAT IS THE REAL ESTATE BROKERS PRIMARY JOB? RISK REDUCTION WHAT'S THE FIRST THING YOU SHOULD DO WHEN THERE IS A DISPUTE?? DOCUMENT, DOCUMENT, DOCUMENT. KATERINA IS SPOT ON!! I often get contacts from agents asking for advice about a particularly difficult situation with a consumer or other agent. My advice is to STOP, sit down and memorialize every word, every action that you can recall about the transaction to date. Print and save it to the file. Then add to the file each and every time that is a contact. If there is future litigation or complaint, your notes (17 comments)
LOUDOUN COUNTY RECYCLING, TRASH AND OTHER REFUSE DISPOSAL. - 07:25 PM
LOOK AT WHAT A PERSON CAN DISPOSE AT THE LOUDOUN COUNTY LANDFILL IN LEESBURG VIRGINIA FOR $5.00. Municipal Solid Waste (Household Garbage) Commercial Waste Construction and Demolition Waste (delivered in vehicle with one rear axle) Propane Tanks Scrap Metal Tires Vegetative Waste That list covers my household trash, old furniture, garage clean-up and recycling bottles, cans, paper including office paper waste. I LOVE THIS PLACE. It's right in Leesburg about 5 minutes from my gym in Leesburg and the Dulles Areas Association of Realtors where I take a class about one every week or two. So, it's not a special (13 comments)
A Work in Progress... Day 1 Metro Detroit Real Estate This probably isn't something that you'd expect to see as a "blog", but it's something that I need to work on and, well, there's no better time than now. This blog is going to be a work in progress. I'll be adding and subtracting things to it as time rolls along. My goal with this is to make a list of the most popular cities that I work in, and have each one of them link to a blog post for the city itself. I don't know what I'm going to (3 comments)
April 2011 Homes For Sale Ruby Hill Pleasanton CA Luxury Homes Market Update Pleasanton CA May 1, 2011 - 11:09 AM
April 2011 Homes For Sale Ruby Hill Pleasanton CA Luxury Homes Market Update Pleasanton CA May 1, 2011 Ruby Hill Pleasanton CA real estate trends* are shown in charts including the year to date history of single family homes For Sale in Ruby Hill in Pleasanton CA, Pending and Sold by month as well as the single family Median Home Price in Ruby Hill in Pleasanton CA and Average Days on Market data. (See Note at bottom about Data Assumptions.) Homes For Sale in Ruby Hill in Pleasanton CA currently on the marketClick here to see all currently listed homes for (0 comments)
Norris Canyon Estates Homes San Ramon CA April 2011 Market Update Norris Canyon Estates San Ramon CA May 1, 2011 - 11:10 AM
Norris Canyon Estates Homes San Ramon CA April 2011 Market Update Norris Canyon Estates San Ramon CA May 1, 2011 This gated community of homes for sale in Norris Canyon Estates in San Ramon CA is situated in the highly rated San Ramon Valley Unified School District. Located within Norris Canyon Estates is a private community park with basketball volleyball and tennis courts, a tot lot, and a facility for community functions. Additionally, access to the abundant open space of the community and the East Bay Regional Park District's extensive trail network begins at the trailhead located within Norris Canyon (0 comments)
Bollinger Hills San Ramon CA Homes For Sale April 2011 Market Snapshot Bollinger Hills San Ramon CA May 1, 2011 - 11:12 AM
Bollinger Hills San Ramon CA Homes For Sale April 2011 Market Snapshot Bollinger Hills San Ramon CA May 1, 2011 Homes for sale in Bollinger Hills in San Ramon CA have relatively low HOA dues (reportedly $400 yearly) and are conveniently located near I-680, Diablo Plaza, Safeway, CVS Pharmacy and dining. Buyers interested in schools will be pleased to know that this development is located in the highly regarded San Ramon Valley Unified School District. Click here to request a list of homes for sale in Bollinger Hills Note: For all summaries below (homes for sale, pending and sold) the (0 comments)
Market Update Alamo CA Real Estate April 2011 Median Home Price Homes for Sale Alamo CA May 1, 2011 - 11:15 AM
Market Update Alamo CA Real Estate April 2011 Median Home Price Homes for Sale Alamo CA May 1, 2011 Alamo was named by the Spanish in 1850 for the poplar trees that lined San Ramon Creek. As an unincorporated community, Alamo does not have a government of its own. Police services are provided by the Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff. Fire and EMS services are provided by the San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District. Click for more from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Homes For Sale in Alamo CA currently on the marketClick here to see all currently listed homes (0 comments)
Buy Tickets Now for Spring Wine and Chocolate Stroll Danville CA - 03:34 PM
The 3rd annual Wine and Chocolate Stroll will be on Thursday night, May 12th from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Enjoy a fun-filled evening of wine tasting, decadent chocolates and shopping. Select businesses will stay open late to host some of the area's finest wines, which will accompanied by gourmet chocolate samples, compliments of Danville Chocolates. Stroll throughout downtown Danville and enjoy live music and entertainment throughout the evening. Jazz band, The Lost Cats, will be performing at the corner of Hartz & Prospect and Steve Fox of Bay Area Broadcast DJ's will play hits to bring music to your ears at (2 comments)
Is Content Really King? Maybe Not - 08:44 PM
Just about every new blogger has heard the advice "write consistent, high quality content and the readers will come." I've even said it myself a few times. But does this really deliver the information our readers are looking for ... or is it just what we think they want? In a guest post on Problogger, Stephen Guise explores 2 Blogging Myths: Traffic Measures Success and Content Is King. Traffic and great content alone do not make a successful blog. Read the full article on Problogger to find out what critical element matters most. So ... is content really king? Maybe not. (6 comments)
15325 SE 155th Place #E3, Renton 98058-6314 Closing Date: 04/29/11Listing Price: $124,900Sold Price: $129,900Bedrooms: 2Bathrooms: 1Year Built: 2004Square Feet: 970Lot Size: 0 Square FeetMLS: 187537 This beautiful 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom condo is ready for you to call home. You'll find vaulted ceilings and an open floor plan. The condo is complete with an attached 1 car garage and a gas fireplace in the living room. Driving Directions: From I-405 take the exit for East HWY 169 (Maple Valley HWY). Turn Right on 152nd. Turn Left on 155th. Turn Right into River Valley. Take the 1st Right & Turn left (1 comments)
5 Bedroom 2.5 Bath HUD Foreclosure Home Coolidge, AZ - 12:07 AM
5 Bedroom 2.5 Bath HUD Foreclosure Home Coolidge Come out to the country for your own piece of horse lovers paradise on 1 1/4 ac and next to farmland for a wide open feel. This custom home has upgrades galore with high ceilings, laminate wood flooring, gorgeous master suite with separate tub and shower and all baths have upgraded bullnose edge cultured marble countertops. The very spacious and open kitchen has solid surface countertops, upgraded stainless steel appliances, separate eating area and tons of cabinet space. Outside you will enjoy the beautiful Arizona sunset on your southwestern facing back patio. Schools: (0 comments)
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