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Please Leave! - 01/25/09 08:31 PM
Your house has been on the market for a couple months. Your agent called you yesterday to let you know that an agent is showing your house tomorrow. They will be there between noon and 1pm. What do you and your husband do when the agent and the buyer get there? Well, here is what happened to me and my buyers. You open the door and go back to watching TV and sit on your recliner. When we venture downstairs, we find your husband in a room with the door closed, watching TV. Now, my buyers feel like they are intruding (11 comments)
Are things starting to change? - 01/23/09 09:22 PM
Pent up buyer demand, historically low interest rates and a large inventory of homes for sale can lead to a busy spring market. Add one more thing to the mix. Some lenders are really getting serious about pricing their REO properties and they are pricing them to sell. I have seen some big reductions locally here and also some new REO listings that have been cleaned, with utilities on, and priced well. I have had multiple offers on one of my Pennsylvania properties this week after months of minimal activity. Yesterday, I was outside getting the mail and I saw this (11 comments)
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Resolutions are made to be broken... - 01/10/09 06:56 PM
But goals are made to be achieved! The problem with New Years Resolutions is, you break them. You resolve not to eat junk food. Then you walk into the office and there is a box of donuts for someones birthday. So, you eat one and now you have broken your resolution. And once you break them, they can fall by the wayside. So, why not convert your resolutions to goals? Set a goal to eat healthier, work out more, make more contacts, touch base with past clients. Make them measurable. Then, when you meet or exceed one of your goals, celebrate! (9 comments)
Ballenger Creek Park, New Parking Lot on Right 5420 Ballenger Creek Pike, Frederick, MD 21703 Kemptown Park, Lower Left Parking Lot, 3456B Kemptown Church RD, Monrovia, MD 21770 Middletown Park, Middletown Park Recycling Center, 7628 Coblentz RD, Middletown, MD 21769 Point of Rocks, Ruritan Club, Left Side of Parking Lot, 1637 Ballenger Creek Pike, Point of Rocks, MD 21777 Reichs Ford Road Yard Trimming Area, 9031 Reichs Ford RD, (2 comments)
Another sign that things are slow - 01/03/09 10:31 AM
Here in Maryland, we use Sentrilock lock-boxes for our listings. I have my boxes set up with an email notification that lets me know that a showing has occurred. The email is sent when the showing agent updated his or her Sentrilock card the next time after the showing. I just received a showing notification from October 21st of last year. That means the agent hasn't been busy, or they have only been showing listings that are on combo boxes since then.
Our old dishwasher died on Christmas Day. It was 8 years old and we decided to just replace it, based on cost of repairs and life expectancy. The new one is so much quieter, you can barely hear it running. It has hidden controls at the top which I really like. After washing dishes by hand for a week, I am glad to say that it gets them really clean, too. (4 comments)
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