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Real Estate Agent - RE/MAX Compass, formerly RE/MAX WHP
The other day I showed a home that looked as if it had been built on the San Andreas fault line. You don't have to be an engineer or seasoned industry professional to know when the slab of the home is cracked in 72 different places. The property had huge gaps around the windows and there were abo...
 When someone considers selling their home, their initial interests are how much, how soon and what will it cost? Outside of the commissions and seller closing costs, there is much more to consider. The age of  a property typically provides many simple answers before you list your home.  Here’s a...
If I witness a crime on the streets am I required by law to report it? If not, is it possible I could be labeled a conspirator? I've watched enough Judge Judy & Boston Legal to know about accessory and accessory after the fact.That was meant to be funny.On a more serious note, Realtors do operate...
Ghost blogging is when a person pays someone else to write blogs in their place. The person reading the blog assumes the content of what they're reading is authored by the person who is profiled on the post. As you read this you should assume I wrote it. I always write my own posts. Ghost bloggin...
In a sellers market a buyer usually does everything possible to make their offer as attractive as possible to the seller. A contingency offer usually means the buyer's contract is contingent on financing. This is perfectly acceptable and never an negotiable piece that I've ever witnessed. But whe...
 The link to Inman is now broken. Was this a hack? Is it true? 
On each MLS listing there's a field that only members & HAR staff can see. (Agent Remarks). It's an opportunity for the Listing Agent to lay out the use of the title company, earnest money amount and other instructions to guide the buyers agent with their offer. Every once in awhile the agent wor...
Last week I ordered flowers and chocolates for one of my past clients who referred me two home buyers. When I called in the order was quickly processed and everything appeared to be handled smoothly. Later that same day my client thanked me for the flowers, but  made no mention of the chocolates....
When I work with home buyers I often provide several home inspectors to help them inspect the home they are about to purchase. Each home inspector I work with is experienced and well versed on doing their job. A good inspector is transparent about all findings, detailed and most of all, capable o...
I need a Realtor that will fight for me!It's not the first time I've heard this expression. And to be honest, I don't like it. Realtors and attorneys may cross paths here and there for one reason or another, but our duties and days in the life of are extremely different. Realtors don't, and shoul...

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