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selling houses: My World: Yes, it's for sale, but you can't show it! - 03/16/12 09:49 AM
I've got my nose out of joint again. I've been trying to set up showings for a buyer who is in town for the weekend. So far, I've run into: 7 agents who won't return calls about showing instructions and 4 MLS records which refer you to the showing instruction button which unhelpfully displays absolutely no information when clicked. Then there was one agent who stated that the property is active, but can't be shown since the tenant is out-of-town for a week. He complained that people keep bothering him about showing instructions. I've got news for him, our MLS has (3 comments)
selling houses: My World: Playing poker and selling houses - 11/10/11 10:49 AM
It never fails to irritate me when I'm faced with arranging showings and I run into an agent who seemingly doesn't want his seller's listing to be shown. Most of the time, it's easy to find out showing instructions by making a call or clicking on the Showing Button in the MLS. A certain percentage of the time though, the showing button doesn't contain any useful information and you have to call either the listing agent or their office. This is particularly problematical when the office is a one-person office. Some agents who have their own office and are in business (40 comments)
selling houses: Joke of the day - #344: Demanding people... - 10/17/11 10:25 AM
Sometimes you run into someone who always wants more. There are people who have the habit of always being demanding. It's impossible to do enough to make them happy. Here's an example: For thirty years, Johnson had arrived at work at 9A.M. on the dot. He had never missed a day and was never late. Consequently, when on one particular day 9 A.M. passed without Johnson's arrival, it caused a sensation. All work ceased, and the boss himself, looking at his watch and muttering, came out into the corridor. Finally, precisely at ten, Johnson showed up, clothes dusty and torn, his (2 comments)
selling houses: Joke of the day - #314: Homeowner do-it-yourself problems! - 09/17/11 09:03 AM
Home ownership is a learning experience. For me, it means that I've learned to do numerous repair jobs that other people might consider the responsibility of a professional. You learn quite a bit from renovating houses repeatedly. On the other hand, we've run into a number of homeowners over the years who didn't have the skills to change a light bulb and who were quite happy to leave it that way. At least they didn't mess up their houses with ill-considered repairs or improvements. Here's a common sort of situation: We know a woman who has the courage -- but not (1 comments)
selling houses: Joke of the day - #133: That rabbit isn't dead! It's only sleeping...* - 03/20/11 10:27 AM
The problem with renting is that not only do you have to get along with the landlord, but you have to keep the other tenants happy, too. Some time ago, the Orlando rental housing market was as tight as it could be. Vacancy rates were very low. My friend searched for months before he found the perfect place. It was in a great location in a family neighborhood and it had a nice garden in the back. The problem was, he had a dog, and the landlord specified "Pets are allowed, but no dogs." Rather than go on searching, he decided (5 comments)
selling houses: Now mortgage releases are in doubt! - 10/11/10 11:55 AM
The massive mortgage mess just keeps getting more and more complex. The robo-signature problem hit home this morning on the 4closureFraud.org blog. He demonstrates that mortgage releases will also be in doubt. The example used is a release for a mortgage in the name of President Obama. The signature demonstrably doesn't match up with other alleged signatures of the bank executive who signed Obama's release of mortgage. I've already asked this, but here it is again. How can you sell a house if there is some doubt whether the previous mortgage has been released? If the title company won't insure the (2 comments)
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