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Real Estate Agent - Coldwell Banker Select
1. There is an ebb and flow to the course of a match. Tennis is unusual in that there is no clock, it ends when someone wins the last point. You can actually win fewer points than your opponent and win the match, this is known as the Simpson's Paradox. What this means is that you can hit a lot of...
Here's how it went down, I have actually changed the numbers slightly, I don't want to talk specifically about names, amounts, banks involved. I had actually read something about this and then I heard about a specific instance where it happened to a local agent.1) The agent emails the buyer the w...
One of the homes has an awesome custom game room and overlooks the 14th hole, the other is in a completely different area, backs to a pond and is within their stated budget. Both are really nice homes, the awesome couple are having trouble deciding and eventually their discussions start to get he...
Absorption Cost is often presented as a way to differentiate yourself on presentations because not every agent will know how to calculate this. Basically, one grabs the number of home sales competitive with the subject property in a given time frame, divides by the number of months to get the hom...
This is easy to overlook for many sellers or agents, it is the appraiser that you now need to sell the home to! Especially in the case that the home is very nice and has a lot of upgrades that put the home in the top tier in a neighborhood, it needs to be in tip top showing condition when the app...
I have run into this a few times over the years, the gap between the expectation of cleanliness between buyer and seller is not specifically mentioned in the contract and can cause a problem.Many times, buyers and sellers are extremely busy moving from one dwelling to another and there is a wide...
My first blog on ActiveRain was in March of 2008, wow, the time flies! I noticed a section under the University Tab, called Video Tutorials for the first time a couple of weeks ago, it showed me how to put the RE/MAX JD Power header on my blog. I'd always noticed that some bloggers seemed to have...
Do you want to be on House Hunters?  Well, it's possible, I know a little about the process of being selected. 1) Send in a realtor video and a homebuyer video.  Short, not more than two minutes on each video. 2) Timing is critical, the show is not always accepting applications.  Right now they a...
As we get busy over the holidays, it's easy to become an accident statistic.  I hope everyone that reads this blog is careful and avoids these common holiday time accidents! 1) Fires- Electrical fires are very common during the holidays due to holiday lighting and fires caused by candles are also...
If you are selling your home on your own because there is not much equity in the home and you don't think you can afford to pay a realtor, you may be better of attempting a short sale if some or all of the following apply. 1.  Have an agent give an objective valuation of the property to see if th...

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