ARCHIVED BLOG POSTS

2017 

When the time gets close to closing, buyers get all excited and often ask if they can put "just a few things" into the house they are buying.Even though pretty much everything is negotiable in a transaction, that is one thing I tell my sellers not to allow.What's the big deal, you ask?First, I am...
11/26/2017
Thankful Activerain contest #12.Thanksgiving Day seems to mean different things to different people. We were invited to a community dinner in town by friends of ours. There will be about 700 people at this annual event.But we like to spend Thanksgiving Day quietly. Enjoy a great meal. Take the do...
11/23/2017
#11 on my "thankful" list for the Activerain contest.You must have noticed by now that I am writing about those things that have made my life easier and in other respects made a big difference in my life on the day I write each of these "thankful" blogs.Today it happens to be the video function o...
11/22/2017
#10 of Activerain's "thankful" contest.Picture this, everyday chores need to be done especially those that come up suddenly like the battery in our 2nd car, a GMC truck, is on the fritz.  That's probably not a technical term for when the red warning lights light comes on on the dashboard when my ...
11/21/2017
Day 9 of Activerain's "thankful" contest.The last 24 hours have been a flurry of forms that had to be filled out and signed electronically. With Thanksgiving only a couple of days away and the Christmas Holidays not far away, everyone wants their transaction closed before the end of the year.So u...
11/20/2017
There, I have said it. Move on if you can't get hold of your real estate agent. Several times this year a buyer has lost out on the home they really wanted--but lost out because "their" agent didn't come through.Let me give you an example of what just happened.A buyer calls me on a listing I have...
11/20/2017
Thankful Activerain contest blog #8.All my life, I have had four legged furry critters around me to keep me feeling guilty for various reasons. At the moment, I have 3 dogs, none of them small, between about 50 and 75 lbs.With those big pleading eyes, these are the ways they make me feel guilty:1...
11/19/2017
"Thankful" Activerain contest entry #7.What to do when your seller isn't too excited about the offers she's getting for your  new listing? Well, have another buyer show up, walk in, walk around and, within 1/2 an hour, tell me he wants to make an offer. In fact, he called me back to say he would ...
11/18/2017
Entry #6 in the Activerain "thankful" contest.There are listings and there are listings, some sell really quickly, others languish on the market. Still others need to be sold TWICE for some reason. But overall, everything sells eventually.It's the unpredictability of each listing that makes the r...
11/17/2017
This is my #5 Activerain "thankful" blog.It's amazing how big a part Activerainers play in my daily life and let me explain why.Most of us in real estate spend a lot of time on the computer, whether it is to email, write contracts, do research finding properties for our clients, and getting our a...
11/16/2017
Rainmaker
449,186

Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®

Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea
How can I help you with Carmel, California real estate?
*
*
*
*
Spam prevention