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Procuring Cause Issues - Team Synergy says, "Yes We Can Make It Less Of An Issue" - 04/30/11 11:10 PM
One of the most difficult parts of a Realtors job is when they are working with a client who doesn't respect how they are compensated. Now there are plenty of times when an agent allows this to happen and it's strictly their own fault but there are plenty of times where procurring cause comes down to an uneducated buyer. The followingpost is a combined effort by Jennifer Fivelsdal,Irene Kennedy,Barbara Todaro,Maureen McCabe,Tim Kennedy and Gita Bantwal. Via GITA BANTWAL, REALTOR BUCKS COUNTY, PA HOMES (RE/MAX Centre Realtors): Here is the solution developed by TEAM SYNERGY :
NAR defines procuring cause as (3 comments)
Understanding Real Estate Representation - 04/30/11 01:54 PM
When I'm asked about dual agency I always tell people I won't do it and tell the clients I only want to work one side at a time and I leave it at that. Virgina Gardner from Charlottesville, VA posted a great article that lays the options of dual agency out. I still won't do it however but heck, that's just me. Via Virginia Gardner Charlottesville Realtor Serving Central Virginia (Roy Wheeler Realty Co.): It's important to remember that you have the right to specific representation when you are buying or selling real estate. The following article provides a good description of the (3 comments)
One of my Saturday morning rituals is to flip the radio stations back and forth while I’m in the car going from here to there. I will flip between “Talking Baseball” on ESPN 1000 and the “Hegarty Family Irish Radio Program”on WPNA 1490. I like these shows equally and for different reasons. I love listening to the Hegarty’s because of my love of Irish music and the memories that resonate from days gone by when it was my dad doing the driving and us kids were in the back seat listening to the dance reels and ballads.I love baseball (5 comments)
Don't Forget About Me - 04/29/11 10:04 PM
Just in case you are new to active rain and haven’t seen this great home, here it is again. A 2 Br 2 Ba townhome, with a basement for $129,000 is waiting for the pickiest of buyers.
Trying to Decide Between Renting & Buying a Home? Here's Some Facts, Info, & Suggestions to Consider ... - 04/29/11 06:15 PM
There has been a preety good debate going around the industry these days as whether to rent or buy. My friend Gene Mundt of Chicago Bancorp breaks down the discussion in a very concise manner. Please don't forget if you are looking to rent or purchase Hinsdale real estate please give me a call. Have a great weekend. Via Gene Mundt (Chicago Bancorp): Trying to Decide Between Renting & Buying a Home? Here's Some Facts, Info, & Suggestions to Consider ... Here's a recent headline that will catch the eye of anyone interested in real estate, a potential (0 comments)
NAR's Need For PAC Money Shouldn't Be Mandatory - 04/27/11 11:56 PM
This was my response to J Philip Faranda’s post from March 31st Why I Will Happily Shell Out the 40 Bucks Ok Phil, my turn to give a little food for thought. I give money to RPAC and take a day off from my business every year to travel to our state capitol to lobby the legislative issues that come before our industry. I also belong to my local government affairs committee and am a key legislative contact for our state minority leader in the state senate. I walk precincts every election as a precinct captain and believe I'm doing my (5 comments)
Will County (IL) Property Tax Bills to be Mailed on April 29th, 2011 - 04/27/11 11:17 PM
It's that time of the year when you take the check book out and pay your property tax. Thank you Gene Mundt for this information. If you have any questions about the value of your home I'm only a phone call away. Via Gene Mundt (Chicago Bancorp): Will County (IL) Property Taxes to be Mailed on Friday, April 29th, 2011 Will County (IL) Treasurer, Steven Weber, has announced that the 2010 Real Estate Property Tax Bills will be mailed out on Friday, April 29th, 2011. Subsequently, the two tax installment payments will be due on: June 1st, 2011 September 1st, 2011 From April (0 comments)
Down three games to nothing, the Stanley Cup Champion Blackhawks won game six tonight in overtime. Last week the media was signing their death certificate and I must admit I was one of the fans that was handing them a pen. I love to use sports analogies when I’m working my business and one of the best ones is by the Yankee’s great Yogi Berra, “ It ain’t over til it’s over.” How many times have you walked in on a listing appointment knowing that the neighborhood superstar was up against you? If you doubted yourself and mailed it (8 comments)
Buying a Bank-Owned Property in Escondido - 04/24/11 09:48 PM
I know I missed the following 60 Minutes story originally on how banks lost paperwork that were part of mortgage back securities but I just finished watching it and I can not believe what I just watched. Wow! I’d like to thank Melissa Zavala for sharing this. Via Melissa Zavala Realtor® North San Diego County Homes (Broadpoint Properties): If you are considering buying a foreclosure or bank-owned property in Escondido, you should be aware of certain circumstances that could impact your purchase. Recently, on 60 Minutes, there was a not-so-nice report on the mortgage mess throughout the United States. In this report, (5 comments)
Sellers ! You can update the bathroom without spending a fortune. - 04/12/11 11:18 PM
As a Realtor, I'm asked pretty often what should be done to fix up a home. I stumbled across Gita Bantwal's post about fixing up a bathroom without it sending you to the poor house. These are some great tips. Thank you Gita. Via GITA BANTWAL, REALTOR BUCKS COUNTY, PA HOMES (RE/MAX Centre Realtors): Sellers ! You can update the bathroom without spending a fortune. Buyers do look at bathrooms when they buy a home. Here are some tips for improving the looks of your bathroom. 1. If there is old wallpaper, remove the wallpaper and paint the bathroom. 2.Get a new shower head (12 comments)
Happy Birthday Alan May - 04/06/11 09:13 AM
I have had my blogging umbrella up the last few days but promise to get wet with knowledge again real soon. Now as busy as I have been the past few days I needed to take a few moments out to wish our beloved Alan May a very Happy Birthday. Since I don’t have time to serenade him myself we will let Sir Paul do the job. Have a great day Alan, and I hope to see you at the Expo in a few hours.
No Fooling Real Estate Special - 04/01/11 05:44 PM
No Fooling Special. If you respond to this post by midnight tonight, purchase a home from me as your exclusive buyers agent and it closes by December 31, 2011, you will receive a $2500 voucher to be used at any of Paul Kludac's Detail Kings Car Wash Facilities. Voucher will be good until December 31, 2012. I look at this as a good way to pay it forward, keep your car clean, and if it puts a little money in my pocket all the better right? I was inspired by Marte Cliff’s post, April Fool's Day Sale on Real (12 comments)
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