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You know you are about to take a trip when the phone starts ringing and you have more to do than time to do it in.... Wish me luck... May the phone start ringing so I can pay for my trip to China! I am going to Beijing to see my son and GF! This is going to be so much fun and so interesting... I now have to make lists because as we all know business picks up when you are about to go away... So far I don't have to refer any business out but I think (1 comments)
I am really annoyed at CBH Homes right now.... - 04/27/12 05:15 PM
I am mentoring another agent. Her client is trying to build a new home from CBH homes. They walked into the office and worked out the contract with the CBH agent the terms of the contract. The sellers agent wrote the contract up with $1500 in the design studio (for upgrades). We never had a chance to set the terms of the offer since it was complete and our clients had agreed to those terms. Our clients signed the offer and they countered taking away this money. This seems to me to be bait and switch. If we had asked for (6 comments)
Selling a build job... - 04/26/12 08:36 PM
For the first time in my 6 .5 years as a real estate agent I helped a couple write an offer on a build job. It was sort of interesting on many counts. 1) I am helping a brand new agent out (who I am partnering with) and so technically I just referred it to her.... Well actually she got the client but it is a way to pay me for my expertise... 2) I spent a lot of time researching CBH homes and reading a new type of contract.... 3) The biggest problem that buyers seems to run into is (3 comments)
The buyers daughter called me from an internet website. She was looking for a home for her parents to buy as an investment/home for her during college. It was very important to them that it in walking distance to the college. She had 3 friends she wanted to live with. Later I spoke to the mother. We looked at other homes but this was the one the daughter wanted. It had been on the market for 11 months. I suggested they get (0 comments)
Tenant troubles with a section 8 lady - 04/20/12 09:41 AM
I like to believe people will improve themselves. Most of my section 8 people (and I have had 4 tenants on section 8) do there best. They have fallen on hard times. It is difficult to acquire the section 8 voucher. The waiting list is over 3 years here in Ada County and they are not accepting new applicants. When one thinks about this it is very scary. Someone needed help 3 years ago and they still need it. I would imagine that many people have solved their problems by the time they are off the wait list. About 1.5 years (3 comments)
Just finished another inspection - 04/13/12 05:17 PM
Well despite my silence I have been reasonably busy. I finally closed 105 Bridgewater and I have 2 pendings. I don't know why I have slowed my writing down. I continue to work the market. One interesting item is I am mentoring a new agent. The first thing I am having her do is take the Paragon training so that we can really start working. She is a hair stylist and gets leads from her clients... I am hoping perhaps to work with my friend. I do not know how this will go. Another fun thing is that my husband and (2 comments)
This is a blog about all things real estate (and a few extras). I blog about my buyers, sellers, listings, short sales, the real estate market. I am internet savvy and am trying to learn more skills. I like blogging because I get to share information with other real estate professionals. I can find you a great home in the Treasure Valley. I was the Democratic Nominee for CD2, Idaho for the US Congress. I have two website: http://www.debbieholmes.net and http://www.greatboisehomes.
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