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Real Estate Sales Representative - Coldwell Banker Burnet
In an hour or two I'll be headed to our regular Tuesday sales meeting @ the office.  It's a time to learn what's new in home loans, title, new listings, developments in technology, & more.  I'll be the first to admit, sometimes I don't place a high priority on those meetings because it seems to i...
This weekend in the city where I live, Stewartville, MN, we are hosting a garage sale weekend like many small towns.  People from all over the region, even other states converge on Stewartville to find that bargain they've been looking for.  It's a fun time--great for the city & the local economy...
This may just be more interesting than even the mad rush to reach the April 30th tax rebate deadline for buyers & sellers--the inspection contingency phase.  Most home inspections will be done (if not already) in the next few days, which brings up some key negotiating points to the advantage and ...
I'll admit it, I struggle with giving feedback after I've shown a property.  Especially when I've shown 12 to the same client.  Remembering is one thing, what to provide is something entirely different.  Here's some suggestions both for listing agents and buyer's agents alike: Listing Agents 1.  ...
"You can't sell the house if you don't have the listing," says one of my co-workers.  True.  But how far do we go?  There's 2 different ways to "buy" a listing--a seller's price and our price.  Either way, neither really works in the end. When we buy a listing based upon the sellers price and bea...
Fall's upon us, and maybe you're in that place a lot of sellers are.  The For Sale sign is still out in the yard, the sign-in sheet doesn't have many signatures, and you're tired of picking up for an open house so the only person who can enjoy it is the Realtor waiting for someone, anyone to come...
So I've put a couple in my car and out we go to look at houses.  At house #1 the wife spends most of her time looking at the master suite, kitchen, and bathrooms while the husband investigates the garage & the shed out back.  Stereotypical, I know.  But what are the things we learn from gender ne...
Listing homes is an art when it's done well.  It can also be disastrous when key components are ignored.  Some of the masters of the business recommend a certain amount of research and interaction before taking on any listing.  What are the things we need to consider before forging ahead and gett...
For 4 years now our family has hosted players for the Minnesota Ice Hawks, a Tier 3 Junior A hockey team affiliated with the Minnesota Junior Hockey League.  We've loved every minute of it as we've had some great guys live with us that have become a part of the family.  Some of them have gone ont...
Yes I live in the state (MN) that's #2 in home ownership.  Yes, I live in Stewartville, MN...near Rochester...home of one of the most stable real estate markets in the country. (A big thanks to Mayo Clinic and IBM!)  Yet even though I've been personally blessed in real estate because of where I l...

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