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Washington State Instructor Development - 09/27/07 11:09 PM
This week i'm so excited to be taking a class by Carla Cross on Washington State Instructor Development. I cant help but wonder why more people aren't getting the certification. I have a vision of agents telling their clients, "Not only do I sell an amazing amount of homes, but I teach other Realtors how to do what I do. In fact I'm certified through the state to do just that!" Coming from a company that promotes education as heavily as we do-- because it really, really matters, This just seems like the natural thing to do. Is there any down side at all (1 comments)
To Sit the Inspection or Not... That is the question - 09/08/07 11:52 PM
Every once in a while I come across a debated question in my office that really peaks my interest. As many Realtors know there's a debate about whether or not to personally attend inspections. The argument goes something like this: "I never attend my inspections because the lawyer says I might get sued by my clients in one of many ways. First and foremost, they might think I'm in collusion with the inspector to sell them, "A Junkie House that even Grandma rejected." Another reason that I don't sit my own inspections is that someday I'm probably going to be asked to (16 comments)
This house STINKS! - 09/06/07 11:23 PM
I LOVE Thursdays. In Bellevue, the town We work in, the scheduled day for broker's tours is on Thursdays. So of course we had to check out some wonderful houses-- or at least MOSTLY wonderful. There's always a dog of a house on tour. I'm continually surprised by it because our median price currently in Bellevue is around $640k. So, we met wonderful agents and then the "Busy Realtor" studying for some sort of something. She also apparently suffers from a non-functioning nasal chamber. When we asked the origin of the odor, she explained that the house didn't smell any different to her from any other (7 comments)
Snake in the house... - 09/05/07 10:40 PM
Ok... I have a confession. I'm totally petrified of snakes. But let's face it most of us think they're at least creepy don't they? That said, I just had one of the consultants in my office tell me about going to a home to show it to clients only to find a snake in a tank RIGHT IN THE LIVING-ROOM. There as apparently some screaming, some dropping of personal items and a mad dash to the door. Now tell me... don't you think reptiles need to be removed prior to listing the house? I have a theory that no reptiles should be (22 comments)
The Real Estate Sign - 09/03/07 09:57 PM
OK- So I have a great group of friends that called me in regard to the sign in the yard. Two have a firm opinion that it is only there for the Realtor's benefit. An interesting thought! Let's talk about the benefits to the seller. We know that 15% of all buyers come from the yard sign (NAR 2005), and is considered the first step toward staging a home. It should be what makes people say, "Stop the car Frank, the house we've wanted for years has come on the market!" The other thought behind it should be that your neighbors might know (9 comments)
Who to - 09/03/07 01:01 AM
Realtors are funny people. They come from all walks of life, and so many vaired backgrounds it almost makes your head spin. With over 26,000 even in the northwest MLS how will you know who to choose from? What qualifies them to help you with the largest purchase you've made to date? I believe that there's a few things you can look for in an amazing Realtor: 1. They're excited about the process and how they're going to help you. 2. Knowledge of laws, ordinances, and the forms they're working is also a must. 3. They should be Realtors and not just a Real Estate agent. (0 comments)
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