listing presentations: "I'll Take Agency Relationships for $200, Alex" - 03/30/12 12:46 AM
Just When You Thought You Understood Agency Law, the Black and White Turns Grey 
Answer:  Unless you have a listing contract in place with a seller before your appointment, anything that they tell you can be used against them if your buyer client subsequently makes and offer to purchase the home and you are not the listing agent.
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Question: If I go on a listing appointment and I end up not getting the listing, am I obligated to fulfill the duty of … (2 comments)

listing presentations: Open Houses DO Work - 01/08/09 04:08 AM
Everyone has an opinion about open houses.  I invite everyone reading this post to share their thoughts.  Although the topic isn't new, I thought that I'd add my two-cents worth after receiving a reply to a comment that I left on someone else's blog post. 
The reply was as follows:
"Martin I agree with everything you mention except for the part about open houses? Open houses are one of the biggest wastes of time for our seller clients. Nationally less than 1% of all homes sell from an open house. I know it is no different in our area. Open houses … (13 comments)

listing presentations: Buyer Verification Services - Is this a Growing Trend? - 09/26/08 03:06 AM
Dear Active Rain Bloggers:
Are any of you familiar with Buyer Verification Services offered by the listing broker?  Our affiliate, Weichert Financial, was recently written up in Realtor® Magazine as being one of the leaders in this new service to sellers.  Essentially, the listing agent tells the seller that in addition to all the other great things that they will do to market the property, any buyer that is presented who is paying a) cash or b) using a lender or has a pre-approval letter from an unknown or "questionable" financial institution, will be required to be pre-approved by the broker's mortgage … (8 comments)

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Martin Kalisker

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Boston, MA

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