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As a Realtor, you want to be the source of information for your clients.You can't possibly know everything. I know, I know... many agents already think they know everything... they don't. But if you've been in this business for a length of time, you've learned a lot, and you can be the source o...
"You're approved to show my property" the listing agent responded."The sellers may be home, so ring the doorbell first... wait five minutes... and then use the lockbox...""Wait", I asked "you want me to wait for FIVE minutes?""Yes, wait five minutes, and then use the lockbox.""Seriously?? You w...
Visiting properties, yesterday, with new clients.One of them went down to the basement, and called up the stairs "There's a strong smell of gas down here".My first thought, of course, is to respond "I haven't even been in the basement yet. It wasn't me!" I barely managed to keep from blurting t...
Escalation clause. For those of you who asking "What the heck is an escalation clause? It sounds painful."An escalation clause is a tool used by buyer's agents, typically as part of a multiple offer situation, that says: "We will pay $X,XXX more than your highest offer".I have found myself on b...