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Each month AR runs numerous contests as a way for our members to engage in activities
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These state pages or hyper-local pages provide content directly related to a specific geographical location.
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I hate when a buyer is too picky to ever find their dream home.
2) I love when a seller receives a good purchase offer.
I hate when a seller rejects a good purchase offer out of emotion, spite or need for conflict.
3) I love when a buyer/seller chooses to work with me.
I hate when a prior client lists their home with a different Realtor.
4) I love when I have a closing and get a fat commission check.
I hate when I work with a seller/buyer for a long time and get jack sh*t.
5) I love when a prepared buyer flies into town and gets a home under contract within a few days.
I hate when a buyer flies into town and wants me to play tour guide of several Sarasota houses and does not buy - ever.
6) I love when a buyer comes to town to see if they like Sarasota before they look at property.
I hate when a buyer comes to town and wants to see houses prior to finding out if they like Sarasota.
7) I love when a seller is realistic about the value of their home.
I hate when a seller is unrealistic about the value of their home and ignores logic as to the reasons why.
8) I love when a seller realizes that open houses aren't that useful for selling homes.
I hate when a seller thinks an open house will somehow counteract their high asking price.
9) I love when a buyer doesn't spend too much time in a house they know they won't buy.
I hate when a buyers knows within the first few minutes of seeing a home that it won't work for them, however they spend the next 15 minutes visualizing placement of their furniture or critiquing the house.
10) I love when a buyer says, "I don't want to look at any short sales."
I hate when a buyer says, "I'm only interested in short sales."
11) I love when a seller thinks that a competing home for sale in their area is better than theirs when it really is.
I hate when a seller thinks they have the absolute best property for sale in the area when it isn't even close.
12) I love when a buyer prefers to see houses during the week so I can take weekends off with my family.
I hate when a buyer only wants to meet on weekends (nature of the business).
13) I love when buyers drive by homes and communities before making an appointment to see a home they viewed on the internet.
I hate when a buyer makes an appointment to see a home and afterwards says, "I would never buy in this neighborhood."
14) I love when a buyer pays cash.
I hate when a prospect asks about lease options or lease purchases because they don't have enough money for a downpayment.
15) I love being able to vent and share war stories on Activerain.
I hate the need to vent about the real estate business.
Mark VanBuskirk - "Finding Folks a Place Called Home" Castle Gate Real Estate 610-379-3524 or 570-856-4273-Cell www.MARKAHOME4U.com FAX:1-866-673-5139, MarkV452@aol.com Alexander Benjamin House Bed & Breakfast www.abhouse.net
Disclaimer: ActiveRain Corp. does not necessarily endorse the real estate agents, loan officers and brokers listed on this site. These real estate profiles, blogs and blog entries are provided here as a courtesy to our visitors to help them make an informed decision when buying or selling a house. ActiveRain Corp. takes no responsibility for the content in these profiles, that are written by the members of this community.