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Real estate agents list a home, then put it on the market for sale.Simple, right? It goes on the MLS (multiple listing service) for all to see and calls come in to view the home.But there's more to it than that: agents will spend quite a bit of time at the listing.They might hold an "open house" ...
06/05/2017
Much of our time in real estate is waiting for something that you have set in motion to come to fruition.  This might be a small or large item in the scheme of your work day, but there it is. You have to depend on others to follow through. Most often there are things you can do to speed along the...
06/04/2017
 When you go into real estate, the information they have you study to take the test sounds like a job description, but don't be fooled. It is NOTHING like what you will actually be doing. The simplistic information tells you the functions of a real estate agent the way real estate might have been...
06/03/2017
It is always such a pleasure to be invited over to the home that your buyer has purchased. This happened yesterday, I get a call if I can come over for dinner and enjoy the evening with them.And it happened at the perfect time, I have been working non-stop for three weeks and was just coming up f...
06/03/2017
Let's face it, most business that comes to us as real estate professionals comes from our interaction with people. Maybe some agents get their business solely from the Internet, but even that has come about because of all the blogs or other information pushed out there for people to read and resp...
06/01/2017
Oceanfront Beach House for Sale at 58 Avocet Circle, Pajaro Dunes on Monterey Bay - $1,750,000It was such a beautiful Memorial Day Weekend and I had the pleasure of having several showings at my new listing right there on the ocean. Families were on the beach playing volleyball and having picnics...
05/29/2017
Photoshopping listing photos is tricky in the real estate profession because you don't want to portray the home you are selling as something it is not.It's all about the original photos you take, as for example:1. Take MOOD shots rather than sterile looking ones. Wait for the right lighting.2. If...
05/28/2017
Today, I am going over my long list of what needs to come together for the 24th Annual Carmel Art Festival starting Friday, May 19 and running through May 21. As one of 3 organizers, we are double checking each other right now to make sure everything is ordered, done, etc. Such as:1. Tent, fence,...
05/16/2017
This is how I remember my mom, the early years:My mom did not have a washer and dryer, she "cooked" our wash in the basement with water heated from a wood stove. The clothes were dried in our back yard.My mom did not have a refrigerator until probably in the 60s.My mom did not have a bank account...
05/13/2017
 The hardest thing to do, I believe, is to critique oneself. Why? Well, you think you did such a fabulous job with something, and then realize you could have done so much more. Or you forgot something. Or you didn't take into consideration that others felt they should get credit/recognized as wel...
05/09/2017
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