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Where are the Buyers? - 03/30/07 04:09 PM
I'm sure that many are asking the same question. I continually keep on hearing that the buyers are waiting for the market to settle down. Buyers are waiting for that killer deal. Buyers are waiting.... OK, so we've had a reality lesson for sellers. It's time for a reality check for buyers. In the Central Florida area, as I am sure with many parts of the country, the real estate housing market has settled down. Yes, there is a great deal of inventory out there, but homes are being sold. Granted, not at as fast a clip as the past few years. (0 comments)
What type of busines are you in? - 03/24/07 03:52 PM
Most realtors when asked, will say that they are in the business of selling real estate. If this is your answer, than you may not be working up to your full potential. Personally, the selling of real estate is a by-product of what we do & that is being in the 'People Business.' We help bring buyers & sellers together & for people to achieve a certain goal. Too many realtors, lose sight of this. Sometimes just getting caught up in your own business. As with any business plan, you should have a Mission Statement as well as a Vision Statement. The later will (2 comments)
Do I Really Need That Listing? - 03/23/07 12:31 PM
There was a blog a few days ago authored by Judy Cicalese entitled, How do you know when it's time to give up a listing? soliciting comments from us as to when is the time. In too many instances, the time is before you even take the listing, especially in our present market. I'm located in the Greater Orlando market and we have a much healthier market than most areas of the country. We all want listings, but I don't understand why someone would take an overpriced listing just to have it languish on the market with your name rider on the yardarm. (26 comments)
Why do people think we are Stupid?!? - 03/16/07 09:13 AM
It's just absolutely amazing to me that people must think we are stupid. Here are two things in particular that I've just come across. My last post had to do with the Florida property tax issue. This morning I received an email from a realtor in Miami that must be a supporter of Marco Rubio, the House Speaker. Let me just give you a brief history here. He is proposing that we eliminate the property tax on primary residences & reduce the property tax on other properties by 20%. To offset this revenue loss he is wishing to increase the state (0 comments)
Florida’s Property Tax Fiasco!! - 03/14/07 02:31 PM
I obviously haven't written in a couple of months. It is not that I had not wanted, but did not wish to write about the same topic that has been so prevalent, the local market. I was firstly concerned about the negativity that some may derive from this, even though we are in a quite healthy market in Central Florida. I also needed some more inspiration to write. A client of mine had suggested that I write about the property tax issue that we are experiencing. My first thought & reply was ‘no'. I did not want to write about such (0 comments)
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