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When "appointment is necessary" is on the listing... - 04/21/09 09:00 PM
Usually when people put their home or other property on the market they do understand that there will be times when their agent calls and says "someone wants to look at your house...now." Or, that there may, in fact, be times when a potential buyer knocks on the door and asks to take a look around. And, most sellers do take these things with a grain of salt and look at it as part of the process of selling their property. However, when the listing information on the multiple listing service specifically states "must make an appointment" or "appointment is necessary" (11 comments)
What do you think about "One-Stop-Shopping?" - 04/17/09 05:46 PM
Everyone knows we are in a recession and that most real estate markets are in the doldrums. Due to this many real estate professionals are looking at ways to drum up business, cut back on expenses etc. Recently in my area it has become popular to offer a sort of "one-stop-shopping" experience to buyers of real estate in the form of real estate agents also being mortgage brokers or also being insurance brokers or even one who is also an appraiser. While on one hand I can see where this could benefit clients, but what about a conflict of interest? I (4 comments)
Why do you want my signs? - 04/04/09 07:13 PM
I don't know if anyone else experiences this - or if other areas have this issue as we do around here, but for the third time in the past week I've received a call from a seller saying "hey the sign you put in our yard is gone." Huh? Why on earth would anyone take a real estate sign? What can they possibly be using them for? This seems to be a very common occurrence in my neck-of-the-woods as I have several real estate friends who also have signs "go missing." None of us can figure out what the deal is. (4 comments)
Putting the Client First - 04/02/09 10:22 PM
During my long real estate career I've routinely gone to great lengths to make sure my clients, wether they were the buyers or sellers, were taken care of. I've purchased home warranties to ease buyers' minds, I've purchased ceiling fans when the sellers should have left one, but took it anyway; and I've arranged for yard work, painting, pest control, and just about anything else you can think of. And, while I've never burried a dead cat, I did once dispose of a dead duck that was on the front lawn of a listed home just before an open house. I've (6 comments)
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