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Recently, I have heard so many sellers tell me of all the remodeling they have done and now are looking to get their money back out when they have to sell it. Unfortunately, the buying public doesn't look at the it same way.Here is what a home owner should consider when remodeling their home:1. I...
06/14/2017
 During the past couple of months, I have received numerous calls from "investors" wanting to buy fixer uppers that they then want to keep as rental income properties.These are usually older properties that are duplexes, triplexes, four-plexes and even larger. These are not your normal residentia...
06/14/2017
Yesterday was one of those days. I kept trying to think of a topic to write about here on Activerain, after all, I'm in the June "Cloudburst" contest where we have to write a minimum of 25 blogs. All of a sudden I'm falling behind,WHY?Because I am involved in several tricky negotiations for listi...
06/14/2017
Probably every real estate agent has his own idea how long a listing should be, probably the longer the better. From the sellers standpoint, I'm sure that asking for a year's listing makes the seller think it will take that long to sell it.Why would a seller sign a long listing? Here's the biggie...
06/12/2017
This has been an incredible weekend!1. My oceanfront listing is getting showings by other agents this weekend.2. My investors dream listing which is under contract looks like it is getting TWO backup offers.3. I'm getting a new listing that came out of the blue.4. Another listing was finalized an...
06/11/2017
Not all real estate listings fly off the market within days. This can be so because it's not your normal residential home because of its location, maybe an older luxury condominium in a sea of newer buildings. Maybe it's an investment property that needs to be fixed up a bit but has excellent inc...
06/11/2017
 Today was the annual Carmel Chamber of Commerce luncheon held this year at the Inn at Spanish Bay  in Pebble Beach. And once again I started out rather reluctantly to go to it because it takes a chunk out of my day, then was happy to have done so.This is a get together of business people around ...
06/09/2017
In my experience, sellers tend to keep checking out other listings that might compare to theirs. They also pay close attention to comments made by potential buyers who view their home. A negative comment can make the seller feel depressed, and a good comment brighten his day.But none of this matt...
06/08/2017
 From time immemorial, there has been a phrase "list to last" in the real estate industry.And I am not disagreeing with that, because I prefer to get listings which I then market and sell. If the listing is priced right and is in decent shape, chances are it will sell. In a sellers market like we...
06/07/2017
 This seems to be an appropriate time to look back and see if your real estate business is on the course you have set for it. We are just about at the half way point of the year and its time to evaluate our business strategies.Looking back the past 6 months, I see that the following plans are hum...
06/06/2017
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