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Tomorrow I'm doing an open house for another agent, but today I decided to first clean up the house somewhat and meet as many of the neighbors that I could. Cleaning someone else's home and listing, is not one of my favorite things to do, but I did it because I wanted to be proud of what I was se...
Yesterday, I went out to preview some properties in a 66 home development that I had built. While driving around the block, I noticed that a garage door was open, so I called the owner and friend up and he invited me in. He had made many improvements over the years, and still loved the home and ...
Through Facebook, I've been in contact with some old friends from Decker Avenue in Elizabeth, N.J. -- where I grew up. It brought backsome special memories. What made it special was that it was one short narrow block where everyone knew and hung around together. People were outside a lot, there w...
Yesterday, my client and I lost out lost out on a short sale home to a cash buyer at a higher price. The listing agent then asked me if we wanted to put in a backup offer in case the deal fell through because of inspection issues. My initial reaction is that if a short sale is so time consuming a...
Even though I tried to stay away from short sales, I'm finding that I'm showing them much more often now. They are the most abundant listings on the market now and as a result are setting the prices that homes are selling for. I think that the government is pushing banks into streamlining the pro...