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Fellow Bloggers Attending the KW Family Reunion... - 01/30/07 02:38 PM
John Novak is working on putting together some times during the KW Family Reunion to meet with fellow KW bloggers/agents from AR. It would be nice to chat with others in person. If you are interested, please let him (or I) know.
Egos and the Group Real Estate Blog - 01/23/07 12:04 PM
The crew over at Sellsius had an excellent post entitled "The Lights Of Blogway: Deconstructing the Group Blog" regarding the seldom discussed topic of group blogs and their internal dynamics. (For a definition of a "group blog", please check out the Sellsius blog.) They discussed the pros and cons of group blogs, but one issue that wasn't really touched upon was egos and how they may effect the group blog. As with any team or group in business, there will always be one person who ends up being the "rain maker". The same is true of a group real estate blog. (18 comments)
Getting Feedback On Your Listings-The Blogging Method - 01/18/07 03:22 PM
Our team has been using an email system to get feedback on our listings for years now and it has worked fairly well. But an associate of mine came up with the idea of using a blog to capture feedback. The idea was to create a more interactive platform for feedback and networking among agents in the Loudoun County and Fairfax County areas. Rather than just an elementary and cold email, we wanted to create a blog that provided agents a more visually appealing platform as well as the opportunity for agents and consumer to compare other's feedback and thoughts to (34 comments)
Selling Agent/Broker Bonuses Versus Being Priced Correctly-Which Works Better? - 01/18/07 09:26 AM
With the market having shifted from a seller's market to a buyer's market, I have been running across listings that offer selling agent/broker bonuses in greater and greater numbers. The bonuses range from an additional $1500 to an additional 3 percent. Upon seeing this bonus advertised on a listing, you would assume that the seller is very motivated and trying everything and anything to entice someone to buy their property. So why are most of the properties I run across that are offering bonuses priced higher than their fair market value? If they were motivated to sell, then they would price their property very competitively, not (7 comments)
Seinfeld Loses Broker Commission Case In NYC - 01/17/07 01:37 PM
There's been a lot of discussion about Agency and Procuring Cause lately and here's some more fuel for the fire: Supreme Court Justice Rolando T. Acosta has ruled that Seinfeld must pay a real-estate broker a commission of at least $98,750 for the $3.95 million townhouse he and his wife purchased in 2005. Seinfeld had testified that the broker, Tamara Cohen, did not deserve the payment, as she had not been available when he and his wife, Jessica, wanted to see the West 82nd Street home. The Seinfelds also testified that they did not know that the reason Cohen did not return (9 comments)
Buyers Dealing Directly With Listing Agent - Can They Truly Get A "Better Deal"? - 01/17/07 09:37 AM
I'm sure that we've all run across buyers that were just calling the listing agents of the properties they were interested in directly and not using a buyer's agent in order to get a "better deal" on the property. The ones I've run across thought that they could get 3% off of the price of the home or get a 3% credit back from the listing agent. The buyer wants the 3% back because the seller doesn't have to pay a selling broker and because the listing agent/broker is already making money on the listing side and should just be happy to sell the home. It seems that (3 comments)
Since You're Always Thinking Ahead, Right? - 01/03/07 02:07 PM
Since you're on AR and probably have your own blog elsewhere in the blogosphere, you're already thinking "outside of the box" and into the future. And since no one person is smarter than the collective wisdom of everyone here on AR, let's all benefit by sharing our ideas with one another and give credit where credit is due. Have you come up with anything new, different, better to improve your business and better position yourself against the competition? Do you have any predictions for trends or technologies that will shape the real estate industry in the future? And what are some of your (4 comments)
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