As a CPA and Realtor, I provide my clients and Real Estates associates insight into both tax issues and market issues impacting our industry.
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In case you were wondering - the bottom is NOT falling out of the market in Orange County. Remember that the economy is strong, Orange County is a great place to live and people need housing. We are simply in a stalemate. There are not enough sellers in dire need to sell, so they are holding str...
As Realtors, we always talk about the pitfalls of selling property "FSBO" without an agent. It's not just the marketing and negotiation expertise that professional Realtors bring to the table, but also our ability to navigate the 3 inch stack of paperwork, disclosures and risk management issues ...
In our marketing meetings, we are constantly talking about "new" and improved ways to prospect for new business. The obvious choices are working FSBOs, calling expireds, door knocking, networking, generating internet leads, developing a fancy website and of course, pouring a ton of money into ad...
Here's the scenario: Steve and Susie each own a condo in Anaheim Hills, California. Steve moved in with Susie 3 ½ years ago and rented out his condo. They are engaged to be married next year and want to sell their condos and buy their dream home this year. Each condo has appreciated about $400...
A few years ago when a seller wanted to price their home over recent comparable sales, it was an easy decision to support. The market was on an upswing and pretty soon, the market would catch up with the seller's desired price and it would quickly sell. In June 2006, that strategy started to ba...