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It's no longer about discounts when selling your home - 09/29/08 11:24 AM
Hello Everyone, Well the seasons are changing and that is also true in Real Estate. Here in Spokane Washington as with the rest of the nation people are starting to feel the cold breeze of change in the real estate market. The sunny days of asking for discounts or trying to sell for sale by owner are over and the cold nights wondering if it ieven going to sell at any price even with a Realtor are here. What has changed is that with the level of competition the agent you choose now makes a huge difference. If you can't find (4 comments)
Hood Robin - The rich taking from the poor in this bailout - 09/26/08 10:55 AM
Hello Everyone, I am furious with this totally fake heat of the moment theft by the American government to take money from the average americans and give it to the rich corporations that messed up. I am going to bring up a few common sense things for the average people to look at. 1. Investing has risk, duh! since when do the rich get to invest and then if it doesn't work out they can take money from everyone else to back up thier bad choices. yes 700 billion from average americans who for the most part are not going to (3 comments)
Are you Stuck in a Contract with a Bad Real Estate Agent? - 09/23/08 01:46 PM
Hello Everyone, People wonder if there is anything they can do if they no longer want their agent but have a contract with them for a certain amount of time. When you decide to list your home, you have to ask many questions. One of the things I hear all the time is that people are not happy with their real estate agent but they are stuck with them for another 3 months because they signed a contract for x amount of months and they are losing out on good selling time with this bad agent but don't know what to (4 comments)
Expired Listings in Spokane are Up - Homes Not Selling - 09/23/08 01:19 PM
Hello Everyone, The Spokane Real Estate Market isn't just about how many homes are for sale and how many are sold. There is a third number that teaches us a lot about what is happening right now int he market both locally here in Spokane Washington and all of the US. That is the number of expireds. When homes don't sell the contract expires and this home owner has one of three choices. They can take the home off the market, try and sell the home themselves, or find another Realtor to sell it with. Let me say that taking the (0 comments)
How to get showings that will lead to sales? - 09/22/08 04:53 PM
Hello Everyone, Just wanted to touch base on a topic that is key to understanding if you are selling and real estate. That is the concept of Traffic or Showings. The good, bad, and ugly of it. How to not just get more, but how to actually get better quality showings. Traffic is key to selling homes and if no one comes to see then no one will buy. There are two kinds of showings, Real and virtual. This is key to understanding how to get your home sold. With the price of gas and busy lives, more and more people (6 comments)
Is it too late to sell your Spokane Homes ? - 09/18/08 10:27 AM
Well it is that time of year. People who didn't get their homes sold over the summer either FSBO (for slae by owner) or with an agent now have some choices to make. 1. Take the home off the market and try again in the spring. This is one of the worst things to do in this market. It is very competitive and by waiting when there are even more homes is a big mistake. Most people shop online so keep it on over winter when you have less competition. This is one of the most common mistakes I see. 2. (2 comments)
Spokane For Sale By Owners Still Not Getting It - 09/18/08 10:11 AM
Hello Everyone, I have been helping Spokane For sale by owners (FSBO's) for about 7 years now and I watch many people try and sell their homes. During the big rise in real estate nationwide many Realtors started FSBO companies and told people they could do it so that later they could list their homes after it didn't work. Some of them sold in the hot market but many didn't. I know because I listed many of them. The largest portion of my business came from Spokane for sale by owners. But now the market has changed. Our inventory is way (3 comments)
When will the government start actually helping it's people? - 09/18/08 09:53 AM
Hello Everyone, Well with everything that is happening there are many fears and worries over the economy, but one thing has been bothering me lately. Every time these big companies get into trouble they get a bunch of money from the government, which is really from us. This reminds me of the the senators son who goes out and gets in trouble because he knows his father will bail him out. This says to the reckless companies it's OK to skim big profits and get risky because if all else fails we'll pad your profits even more by bailing you out. (2 comments)
Spokane Buyer's Beware of For Sale by Owner Homes - 09/01/08 05:12 PM
Hello Everyone, Well I guess after a while I have to say something, because I work with Spokane Home Buyers, Spokane Home Sellers, and Spokane For Sale By Owners (FSBOs). Year after year I have to educate people to the dangers of Buying and Selling Real Estate in Spokane and nationwide. That goes for when you use a Realtor and double if you are not using one. We have seen it all before. Home Buyers go looking, you give them lists of homes, but they want to drive around and go to other websites, most of which are advertising sold homes (6 comments)
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