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Why so afraid of falling prices? - 06/29/08 07:48 AM
I can certainly understand why homeowners would be afraid of falling prices. We purchased a home during the heat of the market and the builder has since started selling our same floorplan for about $15,000 less. The good news is that over the long term, the prices will go back up. It's painful for those who HAVE TO move. But look at it on the flip side. For those looking to buy, falling home prices make you RICH! The home correction is good for you assuming your income is still the same, you can now buy MORE HOUSE!Don't you wonder how (2 comments)
Compensation for listing specialist - 06/20/08 09:40 PM
I'm considering hiring a listing specialist and need suggestions on compensation other than a salary. Sounds crazy in today's market, huh? Business is good, but it can always be better. Good listings bring in the more buyers for all my sellers so if I can generate listings to attract a larger pool, we can helped more families. 70% of my business is referrals and quite frankly I haven't had time to spend getting other listings so it's time to expand and tap into a different lead source for listings. I know a real estate agent that is not currently practicing in SC but I think would be perfect (8 comments)
Relocation fee fair? - 06/12/08 03:34 PM
So typically referral fees are paid on business referred to you that you would not otherwise have, right? I received a call last week from a lady who was unhappy with her agent. She mentioned she was part of a relocation (so I knew that a referral fee would be involved). I'm not on the relocation team, because my business typically comes from referrals however I have had many buyers and/or sellers that had relo involved. I know that just how it works on relo, but on several occasions, I have negotatied the referral fee when the business was procured by (3 comments)
Buyer's Complete satisfaction of... - 06/10/08 09:26 AM
Ok, seriously...when an agent includes the Contingency of Buyer's complete satisfaction of financing, inspection, CL100 and appraisel...what exactly does that mean? To me, it sounds like they are looking for an out. And how do I help my seller counter that? You are either approved or you are not. The CL-100 is either clear or not and if it's not, the seller has to fix it for you or the next buyer. The appraisel is what it is. And the inspection is going to to be clearly defined. Either there are items for a seller to fix or there is not. Our (7 comments)
$5000 towards CC and 21' Hydrosport Boat conveys! - 06/10/08 08:19 AM
Previous model home in desirable Indigo on the Ashley subdivision is now FOR SALE! This neighborhood backs to the Ashley River and has gorgeous marsh views. You'll love this 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath (2250 sq) home that sits on a corner lot with side entry garage and your neighbors can't wait to welcome you into the neighborhood! This close knit community is nestled within Dorchester County and is zoned to Windsor Hill Elementary and brand NEW River Oaks Middle School. This neighborhood is conveniently located just 2 miles from CAFB and I-26, 526, Northwoods Mall, airport and more. Gorgeous 2 story foyer (2 comments)
Cleaning upon move out...professional or self clean? - 06/10/08 08:06 AM
So I wrote a contract for one of my buyer clients and we included that the property should be professionally cleaned. The sellers removed it in the counteroffer and just said they would clean it themselves. No problem. The house was fairly neat so we conceded that they would probably do a suitable job. The selller's agent called and the seller's moved out early and they wanted us to do the final walk thru prior to them leaving to make sure the house was satisfactory to the buyer. In the event it wasn't, they could address any issues prior to their departure. So 3 (8 comments)
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