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BILL OF RIGHTS for the Realtor Client Relationship - 06/28/11 02:18 AM
REALTOR BILL OF RIGHTS 1. You have the right to a respectful client. 2. You have the right to a loyal client. 3. You have the right to a decisive client. 4. You have the right to discharge your duties without client interference or intervention. 5. You have the right to a reasonable time to respond to a client without penalty. 6. You have the right to formulate the means to acheive client objectives. 7. You have the right to decline or terminate counter productive relationships. 8. You have a right to family and friends, and the time to enjoy (38 comments)
The Beguiling Short Sale Monkey - 06/27/11 01:24 PM
Beware the short sale monkey swarm. A client of mine hired his short sale Realtor simply on his say so of having done many. Turns out, he's one crazed Realtor monkey! His representations are only fractionally true, and only in transactions in which he had outside assistance. He seems unable to handle a short sale from beginning to end. But that doesn't stop him from swinging from the vines and gathering more short sale bananas. The complexity of short sales makes them an uncertain process, and homeowners need to be alert to setbacks resulting from Realtor error. A practice easier said than done, homeowners should engage (14 comments)
A Ready, Willing and Able Kristine Ginsberg - 06/18/11 12:41 AM
The words to honor Kristine Ginsberg are difficult to come by. She's touched so many. Kristine intended to gift a kidney to a sister-in-law within days. Kristine is ready, willing and able. The doctors, not so much. My First Active Rain Rant! The improved kidney function of Kristine's sister-in-law puts her out of range for a transplant. For the moment. The medical necessity hasn't evaporated; it's just not today. Kristine was unaware that such an ironic twist was possibile, placing her life on hold. It's shocking, really. Donors don't grow on trees.
My heart goes out to you, Kristine, in a big way. Kristine.... Whatever you need to say, let us hear you. Whatever your burden, let us help you. (16 comments)
Homes by God - 06/09/11 02:58 PM
To see how the other half lives, I peeked at some of Orange County's most expensive and luxurious listings. A seller with $15,000,000.00 to $25,000,000.00 dollars worth of home would expect a high level of competence from their Realtor. The Shady Canyon Estates in Turtle Rock, Irvine, and select areas of Newport Beach, Newport Coast and Monarch Beach boast trophy homes befitting royalty. So what are a few misspellings and grammatical errors? For an almost $500,000 commission (a million if it's double-ended!), I'm wondering if proof reading a listing is a lot to expect; or providing local school information, or the basics of (11 comments)
A California Realtor on Activerain revealed that rebates are now illegal in California, and it caught me off guard. California is a progressive state, so it's logical the rest of the nation would soon follow. Not so fast!
Nothing has changed! ARE BUYER'S REBATES LEGAL? First things first: Rebate laws vary from state to state, but illegal only in a large handful of states. In the State of California, rebates are legal all day long. Still, the question arises with surprising frequency because anti-rebate rhetoric is always swirling about. The department (11 comments)
It's been said, "two heads are better than one." By extension, two professionals are better than one. No better is the need illustrated than with short sales. Not surprising, real estate experts tend to be dual professionals, as Realtor-Attorneys, Realtor-CPAs, or Realtor-Certified Financial Planners. As an adjunct to having a broker's license, an attorney willing to handle transactional details outside the scope of a broker's license may provide a client the greatest value, especially where a Realtor is mandated to direct clients to seek legal counsel. These situations may include the following: SHORT SALES (4 comments)
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