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Real Estate Agent - RE/MAX Compass, formerly RE/MAX WHP - 0524642
When is the last time you heard of a Realtor paying to list someones house? As crazy as it sounds, it's happening. Typically there are two real estate agents working a deal, but the listing agent is usually the one willing and able to negotiate their commission from the seller. A Realtor I know w...
Every home buyer should take advantage of conducting a final walk-thru of the home they are purchasing. If for some reason it isn't possible, then the buyers agent should at the very least perform it for their buyers. Last week one of my buyers and I conducted a final walk and were greeted to wha...
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 our listings say.. "Too Many Upgrades To M...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...

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