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Real Estate Agent - RE/MAX Compass, formerly RE/MAX WHP - 0524642
Last week I met with a soon to be home seller who had just spent $44,000.00 on solar panels. The average sales price for homes like his is approximately $250,000.00. When the sales representative came to terms with Mr. Seller he informed him that his "investment" would bring substantial value to ...
Typically when I attend closing with my buyers it turns into a warm conversation where we can discuss various topics, including a congratulations.  The only people in the room are the Escrow Officer (closer) buyers and their agent.Today while at closing the Listing Agent showed up and invited him...
In the real estate industry there's a general consensus that any online company who encroaches on "our" real estate data is perceived to be a nasty, backstabbing threat: Zillow, Trulia, Redfin and even our very own Realtor dot com. None of them are truly demonstrating the loyalty that I personall...
Great conversation with Betty lastweek about re marketing ... & just how incredibly obnoxious it is to watch our fellow agents waste their hard earned money on some of the most ridiculous forms of advertising. Betty and I got into a small argument with an agent who thought it would be a clever id...
 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...

Greg Nino

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