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This morning, quite early and still dark, I happen to drive by my latest listing. The lights were on everywhere. My seller client was obviously getting an early start on his first showing later today.  It's so great to see the excitement that my seller has about this first showing.Selling a home...
10/17/2015
YOU BE THE JUDGE:I am standing in the front yard of a home, waiting for the listing agent to arrive. He had promised to explain the house, it's history, it's problems, it's everything...something that I didn't want to pass up. No, this is not stuff you find on the MLS. It had also been in and out...
10/08/2015
Today, I had one of those wonderful days in Carmel-by-the-Sea. Although usually I like to be thought of as a "listing agent", today I was a "buyers agent." Now, I don't know if this is only in the luxury market, but all the listing agents I called about setting up a viewing went way beyond what o...
10/07/2015
My escrow company always calls me as soon as one of my transactions closes. What do I do first?Call my clients, of course, and congratulate them.Yes, even though they KNOW this is the closing day, they really like to hear it from me personally.What did I say to the buyer on the phone?"Congratulat...
09/30/2015
We in the real estate industry really like to get good reviews when we have helped a client buy or sell a home. In fact, we love it when they write these reviews on Zillow or Trulia or wherever potential clients will see them. Many of us get business from these reviews.  SO, DO YOU WRITE REVIEWS ...
09/26/2015
I came here to Palm Springs to find a duplex for a client, and instead, so far, I have found rain, wonderfully refreshing rain. The temperature is a balmy 80 degrees, the swimming pool is wonderfully cool, and there is a great joy in walking around in shorts to find real estate.Don't laugh those ...
09/15/2015
Remember, this is the iconic restaurant that was in the courtyard where I have my office in Carmel-by-the-Sea. Jack London's was a fun place to go and hang out down in the courtyard as well as the bar and separate restaurant inside. My favorite was the courtyard because you could sit there in the...
08/31/2015
Debbie Reynolds is hosting this super contest in August that I feel inclined to enter. Yes, I have been doing a few things differently this year and it's really paying off for me. In fact, this is already my best year in terms of number of closings.Maybe to some real estate professionals, it's no...
08/28/2015
You might not think about all the ramifications when you contact a real estate agent and ask them to show you homes. You might have some all picked out to see, after all, it's easy to do so with the Internet.Or you might talk to your real estate agent of your choice, tell him/her what your criter...
08/28/2015
There are some gray areas when it comes to "clients" vs "customers". For example,YOU ARE DEFINITELY A CLIENT WHEN YOU HAVE SIGNED ONE OF MY FORMS OR CONTRACTS.Because when you do, real estate law needs me to sign a "disclosure" that tells you what our relationship is. This may include that I am y...
08/26/2015
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