If you think our business is bad, just think about the boat dealers and yacht brokers. Unlike car dealers, which don't get me wrong, have been hard hit too, Boat dealers deal in Wanta-haves not must haves. I have a passion for the water. I enjoy everything about owning a boat except fueling it up...
I was looking for an agent the other day, in my same MLS, but about 135 miles away. I had sent a successful referral to this agent last year and wanted to send her another. The big problem, I can't find her. I called her cell phone, no answer I called her brokerage, the managing broker signed her...
I have a client, Nancy, whose husband is in the military. When he is deployed, she spends her time taking care of their three children and doing home improvements. She is an accomplished painter, carpenter, and tile installer. I stop by from time to time, because I have listings in the neighborho...
Three embarrassing moments as a Realtor... My mom sold her house and decided that she gave away so much in the negotiations, that she was taking the light bulbs from throughout the house. She had two grocery bags full. I slipped in and replaced all the bulbs before handing over the keys. Two year...
In my earlier post Do you re-inspect???I discussed having the home inspector come back for a re-inspect before closing. I received many comments, thus bringing up the question do you want to have your sellers do a pre-listing inspection. Having my sellers do a home inspection is just how some of ...
I was talking to a few agents today and discovered that very few agents advise their client to have a re-inspection on the home inspection they paid dearly for. •·         Why should we take a few receipts as being proof that a repair has been done right if at all... •·         If there is a long...
My job is real estate; it could also be called my passion. I believe you can have many passions in your life and •·         I don't believe they have to compete with each other •·         Your preparation for both can be similar In the fall, I love to watch football. My family has been NFL season...
How many of you have seen an influx of people wanting CMAs? At first I thought I was seeing the bottom of the market... Then I thought people were going to make a mass exodus... Then I just started asking, is this to refute your tax assessment (BINGO!!!) This does show my clients believe I know t...
I would like all of you to welcome Janet Matzke of Ticor Title Company (Tacoma Washington) to ActiveRain. This is the first time I have done this, that is welcoming a new member to ActiveRain. I do this because Janet is a special person and I want you to meet her. I did not sponsor her and I have...
I keep telling my clients to change the locks after they move into their new home but I still find several of my past clients who haven't changed those locks. Reasons; The sellers were moving out of state and we felt at ease with that. We trust the sellers. We don't have the money right now. We h...

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