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So Where Does All that Commission Go Anyway??? - 01/28/11 12:34 PM
It's not uncommon to be asked by a potential seller if I will reduce my commission, especially in cases where this individual will also be using my services to purchase a new home. And oh, how I used to cringe when that question would arise. But having been in the business for a few years now and gaining a clear understanding of the time, effort, and manpower it takes to get a house sold, I've learned that saying "no" really isn't so hard after all. So where does all that commission go?
What is it Worth to You to Be Able to Move On? - 01/21/11 08:13 AM
I recently received an offer on one of my past listings from a "protected buyer." The sellers are no longer together but are still tied to one another because of this house. Both told me individually that it's time to move on -- that they needed to be done with this. I could hear in each of their voices the "wear and tear" this house was putting on them. You can't help but feel for them.
The parties in the transaction were far apart on the price, and it was easy to see why. It's simply a difference in perspective. (10 comments)
Shorewest, Realtors® just released an Android application and updated the iPhone application. The app allows you to: search for a location (Android GPS required) search for active and sold listings & open houses check out recently viewed homes sync "MyShorewest" profile search for agents by name save your favorite properties The free application is available through the ‘Market' on your Android-powered device and on iTunes http://www.apple.com/itunes/?cid=OAS-US-DOMAINS-itunes.com for your iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. Just another great tool to help make (1 comments)
Effective February 1, 2011, all single-family and two-family homes in the state of Wisconsin will be required to have a carbon monoxide detector installed. This law was signed by former Governor Jim Doyle on March 10, 2010. (All existing multi-family structures were required to have carbon monoxide detectors installed effective April 1, 2010.) What is carbon monoxide? It is an invisible, odorless, poisonous gas that cannot be detected by humans, but can cause death within a few minutes. It is oftentimes called "the silent killer," causing more than 2000 deaths each year. This new law requires one detector to be (2 comments)
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