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Material Facts - where are they? - 12/24/06 08:17 AM
We all know we have to know the product we sell. We also have to love the product we sell in order to be successful. There is a neighborhood down the road that is behind a school. Is it my favorite neighborhood? no. Are the values doing well? yes. Is it a nice location? yes On up the road from the neighborhood is a landfill. Not right next door but on up the road three quarters of a mile or so. The landfill has been there since 1993 and is visable from the road no matter which end of the road (3 comments)
Welcome to Nicely Nestled North Carolina - 12/23/06 11:16 PM
Nicely nestled between the Appalachian Mountains and the Outer Banks. Nicely nestled between Washington DC and Florida. Nicely nestled in the heart of the South, in the Bible belt, in NASCAR country, horse country...I could go on and on. North Carolina is now the 10th largest state and the 7th fastest growing state because if you want it in North Carolina, you got it!! In addition to being in a central location on the east coast we actually experience the best of all four of our glorious seasons. You can't beat our gardens in the spring, our beaches in the summer, our (2 comments)
Taking care of your out of town clients. Your point of difference - 12/20/06 12:21 PM
What a wonderful morning I had this morning. I went all over creation taking photo after photo after photo. Am I nuts? Do I do this all the time? Nope, just once aweek for my out of town clients who are building new construction. This is one of my "points of difference" and my clients eat it up as well as the on-site agents. I tell my clients at the onset of the building process that one of my perks as that I will come by the site and take pictures amuck so they can feel a part of the process. I (4 comments)
AR Meme:5 Things You Didn't Know About Me - 12/19/06 07:51 AM
Thanks Leigh! Well, 1) I trained with the US Equestrian Team throughout high school until falling out of favor with my mother by choosing college (boys) over horses (work). I was a bit older before I realized you can have both. My mom and I made up and now she is one of my favorite people. 2) I used to haul hay every summer. I lived on a working farm growing up and hated the days we had to haul hay. The only saving grace was the high schools boys my dad hired to help us! I also know how to run a (13 comments)
From the mouths of babes...coughs! - 12/18/06 08:01 AM
You know, every REALTOR needs a break. We preach this to one another all the time. I will tell you again, TAKE A DAY OFF!! You have earned it! After coming home from the Star Power conference this past summer I decided I would sit down with my family and make a daily schedule that worked for all of us. We did it!! No email before the bus comes. A two hour break in the afternoon to help with homework and nothing after 7pm. Also, no Sundays. Now, of course, there are exceptions but life in our home is far less (6 comments)
New comers and our "REALTOR" reputations. - 12/15/06 02:30 PM
Wow, did I get an earful from a client!! I saw her name in the paper (again, she has really dug in her heels to be an active part of our community!). Anyway, I called to brag on her and tell her thank you for being such an inspiration to relocating families everywhere. She had been invited by our local Observer Newspaper to be a part of a newcomer's forum. She and fifteen others got together to tell the newspaper and each other what they thought of moving to Charlotte! I mentioned that I would have loved to have been a (5 comments)
Listing Older Homes and the wonders of pre-inspections - 12/11/06 11:22 AM
I seem to be discussing our responsibilities to our sellers a lot lately but I can't help it. My buyer had an inspection done on a home he has under contract. We knew going in that the home is twenty years old. We expected a laundry list of piddly maintainance items. What we got is $15,000 in structural damage due to termites. Of course, the seller is completely blindsided. She would have no way of knowing her sill plate and band had to be replaced UNLESS... she had had a pre-inspection done on the property. I have taken to advising my clients, all of (2 comments)
There has to be someone who knows the identity of this elf is who crashed our RE/MAX party!! He brought our festivities to a whole new level and you folks out there who know him know exactly what I mean!!! Leigh, you are just gorgeous as usual! Merry Christmas!! Ho Ho Ho!!
Advising our sellers on Inspections - LEAVE!!! - 12/06/06 03:28 PM
I had a home inspection this morning. I represent the buyers. We arrived at the home bright and early. Low and behold, our seller was at home and she proceeded to tell us EVERYTHING!!! Oy! She was happy that we offered full priced because she isn't a negotiator! Back when she sold real estate (great, an ex-agent) she always had her clients offer the best offer first, take it or leave it because she isn't a negotiator. She went on to add that she didn't intend on doing repairs and she didn't negotiate on those things either. Has her agent not discussed this (4 comments)
Disclosures and seller/agent responsibilities - 12/06/06 03:12 PM
I ran into an issue recently where, during an inspection, my buyers and I found there was a considerable amount of standing water in the crawl space, as well, the sill band was rotted out and damaged from termites. My problem isn't with the issues themselves. My problem stems from the fact that there was evidence of a recent termite treatment, the vapor barrier appeared to be newly put down as well, and there was a "makeshift" substandard repair done to the sill band. None of this was disclosed on the property disclosure statement. I know the termites had been treated (2 comments)
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