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Real Estate Agent - RE/MAX Compass, formerly RE/MAX WHP - 0524642
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I typed my first blog in 2008 and have been hanging around ever since. AR has literally changed my real estate life. To be truthful, it helped kick my career in the pants that started in 2004. So much has happened in my life since my first blog post...as our listings say.. "Too Many Upgrades To M...
05/18/2016
To be frank, I don't care WHO inspects the house. If the buyer feels good hiring their spiritual advisor or "buddy" to inspect the home, that's perfectly fine. There's just one simple problem...If you aren't a licensed Home Inspector by the state you have almost NO CHANCE of having your repair re...
05/14/2016
Of course you can sue the seller. As the saying goes, "you can sue a ham sandwich." I won't get into specifics, but an agent I met yesterday told me (several years ago) while she was showing a house, she fell down, broke both of her legs, and ultimately "sued the seller." Her financial settlement...
05/13/2016
The offer of compensation to the agent working with a home buyer is advertised on the Multiple Listing Service, or MLS. That amount can vary from market-to-market, but the usual in our area is 3%. That's all but a routine factual sight when a buyer's agent searches for properties. But every now a...
05/10/2016
I spend a lot of time on Facebook, Google + and Twitter, but mostly Facebook. Last week I noticed an agent talking about her "heavier periods,"  Her "public" thread has since been deleted and she's also changed her settings on Facebook. Another post that sometimes catches my attention is when a m...
04/14/2016
A Realtor friend of mine just sent me an email about "Zillow" and their inaccuracies. For the record, THIS home is not for sale at the price of 209k.  It's been priced at 899,900 and according to the MLS / Archive report, there have been zero price changes.   If there were ever a reason for the h...
04/02/2016
When the market crashed in 2008 I wasn't ready, but I was fortunate. At the time I had been licensed for about 5 years and had worked hard at creating my business. I was all but forced into an "all referral" type of life. I had to cut expenses, trim the fat and find new ways to generate leads tha...
03/29/2016
Last week one of my listings went under contract and the other agent (one who represents the buyer) dropped a bomb on me. His buyer elected to use ScarryHomeInspections. Just about every agent in Houston knows that ScarryHomeInspections types up on average an 80-100 page report. The inspection is...
03/23/2016
Can a home seller and Realtor co-market the listing successfully? 1. The seller can help the home selling process by posting the Realtors fliers at the office and directing all 2nd tier real estate questions to their agent.2. Home sellers should take full advantage of free avenues through social ...
03/05/2016
Sancho has serviced Betty's lawn, garden and handyman needs for several years. By all accounts, Sancho is the "go to guy" for all of Betty's honey do lists. One day while Sancho was pruning the fruit trees in Betty's backyard something unusual was observed in his peripheral vision. Sancho noticed...
02/28/2016
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