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Is Your Real Estate Listing Accurate or Misleading? - 08/31/10 07:51 AM
At times it can be frustrating to search through listings of homes for sale. There are too many agents willing to game the system. Any possible advantage they may gain, is outweighed by the negatives. Here are a few issues I see on a regular basis. Homes with overrated conditions (puffing). Marked "Excellent" or "Above Average", when the home is in a state of disrepair. Listed as Active, when they are in escrow and not accepting showing appointments. Not disclosing short sales or bank owned properties. Misrepresenting the size, type of property or topography. Not updating the listing to sold in (80 comments)
Teaching is a Great Way to Learn the Real Estate Business. - 08/22/10 03:03 AM
This year I began teaching continuing education classes for real estate agents. It has been a positive experience for the first month of classes. I got positive feedback, but saw things I could improve. One broker who attended two of my earliest classes had some teaching and speaking experience and graciously sat down with me after class and helped my identify areas I could fine tune. Some of the instructors in our area are really good and have been it for years. That puts pressure on me to be at the top of my game. A great benefits of teaching is (52 comments)
July 2010 - Oahu Residential Real Estate Sales Activity - 08/11/10 05:26 PM
Below are sales activity for the month of July 2010 compared to the previous month and the same month last year. This covers resale home for Honolulu County (Oahu). The effects of the homebuyer tax credits have worn off. Single Family homes median prices and sales volume have shown a slight increase over last year, while condos and townhouses have shown a slight decline in both price and volume. *Median price means half the prices were above and half below the given price. Data was taken from the Honolulu Board of REALTORS®. It is deemed to be accurate, but not guaranteed. (5 comments)
The Top 10 Home Improvements That Could Devalue Your Home - 08/08/10 04:20 PM
This is a wonderful list from Donna that every home owner should read before preparing their home for sale or doing renovations. Via Donna Dazzo Home Stager in the Hamptons & New York (Designed to Appeal, LLC): Sometimes, making an improvement to your home could actually hurt you when you try to sell it. Here are the top 10 home improvements that can make your home harder to sell: 1. Kitchen Renovation. Any renovation of a kitchen that is too taste-specific or extreme in design. For example, a kitchen equipped with a restaurant-level stove or multiple refrigerators may not appeal to the buyer (5 comments)
Hawaii Soccer Team Wins US Club Soccer National Cup Finals - 08/03/10 10:59 AM
On of the hats I where is that of President for our small soccer academy. We have three boys teams. Last year all three won state titles. This year two of the three won the state title and the third was the runner up. Our 95 team took a national title on Monday morning in Virgina. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 2, 2010 Abunai Soccer Academy 95-1021 Aelike St. • Mililani, HI 96789 Contact: Randy L. Prothero, President (808) 384-5645 Homes@HawaiiRandy.com www.Abunai-Soccer.com Abunai 95 Wins US Club Soccer National Cup Finals Early this morning the Abunai 95 Soccer Team from Hawaii did (2 comments)
The Misinformed Real Estate Expert - 08/02/10 03:16 AM
Today I held open house at three of my listings with the help of two other agents. At the one I was holding open, I got a visitor that made me stop and think. He was one of those folks that seems to be an expert on everything. To the point he was determined to teach me my business. Normally I would have let it roll off my back. The problem was that there were other visitors in the home and everything that came out of his mouth was 180 degrees out from reality. He is the condensed version. Misinformed Expert: (245 comments)
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