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My journey on AR....what a ride! - 10/24/07 05:59 PM
I was invited to share my experience with you on my AR journey. It seems like yesterday I signed up for the site and now months have passed and the reason I joined and why I stay have changed immensely. I initially joined to increase my website presence and create more opportunity for search engines to link me and my website with real estate. That happened...and I am easy to find on the web...more than easy to find actually. So mission accomplished...sort of. Then as I continued blogging I met Cyber friends, as I call them. These Cyber friends are really the cream of (14 comments)
When sellers do not follow the purchase agreement....who pays? - 10/21/07 10:23 PM
Here is an interesting thought....when sellers do not follow the purchase agreement.....who pays? That is a pretty complex question. On the surface without information or seeing the purchase agreement, I would usually respond "good luck" especially after the close. Just think your client had time to perform inspections....any and all desired as long as they were specified and within the time frame agreed upon. You have had a walk through before the close....so another opportuntiy to view, verify and communicate problems.....so why do you think your client has an issue....the deal is closed. A little more detail please..... The purchase agreement outlines everything (2 comments)
The questions that are never asked are the ones you should worry about! - 10/17/07 08:50 PM
I just left a clients home tonight after my forth meeting. I knew she did not feel comfortable with the purchase transaction but she just wasn't saying or asking any questions. Sometimes you have to ask the questions and offer the answers too! I asked if she understood the purchase process. I asked if she was comfortable with all the information. I asked if she understood the numbers, each time I received a smile or nod of confirmation. Finally I asked the big one.....do you really understand any of this or can I put it in different terms to help you. Because (6 comments)
Seller's Remorse...the case of I wish I hadn't! - 10/14/07 08:06 PM
Seller's usually have a well defined reason for selling and moving. Seller's have many reasons for selling, some are: A new job which requires them to relocate.A pay increase that allows them to purchase the larger home they always wanted.Downsizing when children leave home and the size is not necessary anymore.Retirement...and the size is just to large to maintain.Travel has become a priority and to maintain a home is just to much.Health issues force the sale.Lost employment and can no longer afford the home.The issues are many and diverse. This is a partial list but covers most issues. The "Seller's Remorse" sets in (0 comments)
Buyers remorse...what is it and why does it happen? - 10/14/07 07:42 PM
Buyers Remorse....you loved the house, you made the purchase! It isn't long after making a major purchase like a home that a little cloud creeps over and says.....I hope I did the right thing! That little cloud of doubt is known as "buyers remorse". Why dose this happen? For each of us it may be triggered by a different reason...but it happens. Soon after we sign on the dotted line!
Some of the reasons: You made the purchase on an impulse with your heart instead of your head.Extended your budget a bit more than you are comfortable.The area that you purchased in was (5 comments)
Do you know how to move or do you wing it? - 10/13/07 10:49 PM
Do you know how to move or do you just wing it? As a service I provide an outline of key points to remember when moving. I also provide a written sheet of key phone numbers like the phone company, post office for change, trash hauler and addresses for professional services like movers. I recently moved and used my own information to help me. I was delighted to find my information really hoped more than I had thought....that being a good thing. I also found out that it is much more than having contact information, phone numbers or even a good list of do's and don'ts. It (13 comments)
Do contracts really mean something or are they a guideline? - 10/12/07 08:23 PM
As many of you know I have just sold a home (mine) in Florida and purchased a home in Michigan (mine again, unless the wife is in the room then it is hers!). I have been out of the loop with a variety of issues of selling an buying with only 1300 miles separating the properties. Let me relate part of my self representation issues. I wrote the purchase agreement....just like I would for a client. Now I represent myself and wife so do I do things differently....not at all. I cover all the issues and even confirm in writing within the (17 comments)
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