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We learned that when the construction and finish crews completed the homes, they weren't really completed...not in perfect condition. So we followed logic. We had people on our staff who were trained to inspect homes as though they were buyers. And their job was to make a list of everything that wasn't up to snuff. We had another crew whose only job was to take those lists and meticulously fix each item. All builders worth their salt (5 comments)
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WHO'S NOT LOCKING THE DOORS? - 05/19/11 09:03 AM
I'm beginning to wonder if this is a problem that is peculiar to me and not to the rest of you. The problem is MLS agents who show my listings and leave without making certain the house is secure. In otherwords, MLS agents who don't check to make certain all of the exterior doors are locked. In yesterday example, out of the five possible choices, three had been left unlocked. When I call it to their attention, rarely are they willing to take the blame, instead saying that their client must have used that door and forgotten to relock it. All (2 comments)
One of the most disappointing things about being a Realtor is that we've never been able to adequately set ourselves a part in the public's mind from those who have licenses but are not members. Taking it one step further, the perception has always been that Realtors sell houses, not major commercial properties. Even commercial brokers think that way. A good percentage of the commercial agents are not Realtors. They don't see that membership brings them any benefit. And that's primarily because the public sees no measurable difference between those of us who are Realtors and those who are not. (2 comments)
ECONOMIC STATISTICAL COMPARISONS: Jan. 2009 vs. May 2011 - 05/13/11 06:56 AM
Just take this last item: In the last two years we have accumulated national debt at a rate more than 27 times as fast as during the rest of our entire nation's history. Over 27 times as fast! Metaphorically, speaking, if you are driving in the right lane doing 65 MPH and a car rockets past you in the left lane 27 times faster . . . it would be doing 1,755 MPH! Sources: (1) U.S. Energy Information Administration; (2) Wall Street Journal; (3) Bureau of Labor Statistics; (4) Census Bureau; (5) USDA; (6) U.S. Dept. of Labor; (7) FHFA; (8) Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller; (9) RealtyTrac; (10) Heritage Foundation and (0 comments)
What to Ask Your Investment Advisor - 05/01/11 10:19 AM
Dallas-Ft. Worth radio stations have lots of local financial planners, insurance salesmen and stock brokers who host half-hour programs on Saturdays and Sundays. They primarily tell the audience that they can be assured that those who are listening have investment accounts that are suffering from bad advice. "If you'd have been with me, you'd not have lost a dime in the last market reversal," they advise. But there is hope, they promise. These guys then say that they have the answers for how to get those things back on track. All appear to require "churning your account." That means selling off (0 comments)
WHAT FLIPPING DID FOR ME - 05/01/11 09:47 AM
I got my Texas Real Estate Broker's License in 1964. But before I began brokering property as a full-time career, I was an investor. I bought houses in Galveston and Houston. Some I converted into duplexes, kept and rented. Others I fixed up and sold. The word "flipped" wouldn't find a place in real estate vernacular until decades later. Some Houston men who were about my age asked me to join their real estate company. They built apartment projects and developed subdivisions. I did, and was in charge of the subdivision and single family home building of the company. From the (3 comments)
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