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Real Estate Agent - RE/MAX Compass, formerly RE/MAX WHP - 0524642
 I am in the middle of working 6 different files for closing. I noticed that collectively I have 893 text messages to and from those agents. This is ridiculous, unprofessional and potentially damaging to a real estate transaction. Let me explain...It's too easy to "fire off a text" without thinki...
Throughout the west Houston area Betty Bookmark presents herself as "The Area Specialist." Her billboards in the immediate area show her with her arms folded in front of rows and rows of text books with the caption "No One Has More Knowledge and Expertise Than Betty!"  But how much knowledge shou...
A few weeks back an agent I know told me she was bothered by the fact that her buyer was approached about purchasing a Home Warranty through the inspector that SHE (the agent) had recommended. Unbeknownst to the agent, her inspector was also selling home warranties. Oops.Realtors have referral re...
A local Realtor that I am also friends with (Guenevere w/Century 2000) was recently approached by a Keller Williams agent who she does not know. The agent with KW inquired about conducting an Open House at one of her newest listings. Guenevere's immediate response was ... "Like I want a KW agent ...
 I stopped by one of my listings this morning and found a competitors business card on the kitchen counter. This in itself is often encouraged by many listing agents, but with an expectation in mind. Most business cards have simple details like contact information, a photo and possibly a catch ph...
It's rare that I suggest that my seller accept a BOA approval letter, but when you have a listing with extenuating circumstances you have to do what you can sometimes to get the home sold. Yesterday the lender called & asked me to "dodge the appraiser for a few days." Someones not telling the tru...
Some of my very first blog posts (2007) centered around my extreme criticism of Zillow, now more commonly referred to as Z. Sometimes I think agents are nervous about using their name when spelling out facts because they're afraid they're somehow violating the Ten Commandments or in fear of being...
I had just left a listing appointment when I saw the "sign" in front of the neighbors yard. Check out the rider promoting the ability to "see the home yourself." This rental property is indeed listed by a local Realtor. That part surprised me because the list of things that can go wrong are astou...
 I met some friends out for cocktails this evening and as industry luck would have it... the guy driving the car also had a "REALTOR" and company logo on the side of his vehicle along with a license plate that read.. "I am a Texas Realtor."I know. I get it. "He's working, be nice, be sensitive, b...
Every Halloween I cringe because I know exactly what will happen. When we go trick or treating this year we'll find ourselves in that teeth grinding situation where the homeowner (who is also a Realtor) hands out candy with their business card attached.  Handing out your business card with Hallow...

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