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I Am Prejudiced And Here's Why.... - 09/23/09 09:04 AM
I hate to say that I am biased about any aspect of our business, but I am. I despise Bank Of America. In my opinion, they are the walking, talking shinning example of corporate greed and disgust. So why am I talking about the Bank of North America today? When I receive an offer I always heavily screen the preapproval letter. It's my duty & responsibility to my seller, and I won't apologize to anyone for being tough about it.
You have to call the lender to:
1. Ensure you have an open line of communication. A working phone number, extension, email (25 comments)
Excellent Ways To Piss Off A Buyer's Agent! - 09/22/09 12:14 AM
A few days ago I authored a blog about how to piss off a listing agent. Tonight we'll discuss how to manage the craft of pissing off a typical buyers agent. In no particular order: 1. Incorrect Directions. Buyer's agents love it when a listing agent says LEFT or RIGHT without using NORTH or SOUTH! You have to understand that the reason it's important to use directional compass readings is because it tells you where to go, regardless of which direction you are coming from.. In Houston, our MLS can fine a listing agent for using improper directions. 2. Dysfunctional cheap (38 comments)
Did Growth Leader Do Something Tacky To Me? You Be The Judge! - 09/15/09 10:19 PM
I have been a customer of Market Leader since 2006. I was one of the first customers to sign up for the now popular Growth Leader product. I have spoken to hundreds of potential customers on behalf of Growth Leader. My personal growth leader website is www.servingcypress.com I also own another link called www.yourhomeinhouston.com While checking out my SEO progression I noticed that Growth Leader created a website called: www.youhomeSinhouston
They basically took my link and added an S to the word home. Should I be irratated that I'm competing with this site? Was it too close to my (26 comments)
A Blog That I Wish Every Buyer In America Would Read.... - 09/13/09 07:47 PM
Buyer Perception "If I want to see a home I'll call the name on the real estate sign and ask for a quick showing. I don't need a buyers agent because I can negotiate for myself and get a better deal." "I won't bother my agent because I'm only in the infancy stage, instead I'll go through the name on the sign. When I get serious I'll call my agent." "I'll get pre approved after I find the home I like." "Realtors are paid to show houses and are required to"
1. If I take a listing at 6% commission (21 comments)
Is It Okay To Eat The Sellers Food When Showing? - 09/08/09 06:43 PM
If you're like me, you be one busy person. I decided to stop eating fast food a couple of years ago. During extreme conditions I have been guilty of enjoying those cookies on the breakfast table when I show houses..... I mean, that's why they're there, right? Same with bottled water. If it's sitting out in a tub or labeled snacks then there is a higher probablity that I will scarf it. Usually my clients do too. Men love cookies. I always take one over to the husband which is never, ever returned. Today I made a mistake. I went into (31 comments)
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