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Today, I received a call from a security company.They wanted to congratulate me on a property I closed yesterday. (uh... thank you?)And then they wanted to know if my buyers had considered putting in an electronic security system, and if they were... would I mind calling them to let them know tha...
That tell-tale echo... you know the one, that you hear on the other end of the phone... the one that sounds like the person you're talking to is in a tunnel?You often just chalk-it-up to a bad connection.  After all, haven't we gotten used to quirky connection quality on our cell phones these day...
Imagine my luck in finding this note in this morning's direct contacts on Active Rain.A Citi bank banker (hmmm... I wonder if citi bank is different than citibank?) in Dubai, halfway across the world has reached out to li'l ole me to partner with.And only because of his "intergrity"... I can tru...
Tickets for the Broadway play Hamilton went on sale this morning.  I was totally intent to get tickets, so my daughter and I could go see it.It's getting rave reviews across the country... and in New York, seats are going for thousands of dollars.So, I made an appointment with myself to make sure...
"Do you have any advice" the new agent asked "for a new agent?  A sentence or two that will change my world?""Open Houses", I said... "I know that's not even a full sentence, but it changed the arc of my fledgling career."I explained that my first year I sat 51 Sunday Open Houses (I took my birth...
What were they thinking?  What WERE they thinking??!  Seriously... WERE they thinking??My self-image is poor enough, that I could never even enter this bathroom, let alone drop my drawers and watch myself go to the bathroom, or heaven forfend, get completely nekkid and take a shower.Alan... nekk...
This is the sight that met us, at the property we saw this afternoon, as we stepped out into the yard.  My client wondered what the heck was happening to the chimney.This was a brick home, and the chimney seemed to have a parge coating on it, that was falling off in sheets.It made the buyer wond...
Three weeks into the contract, and the buyer's attorney slips in a letter that states "oh, by the way.... we're going to change this deal to an FHA Streamline 203K deal, and we'll need you guys to resign the contract dating it two weeks from now, with a final closing date 30 days beyond our origi...
In a recent question, in AR's Q&A section, Bill Polack asks a question about lenders approching Realtors.  He tells us: "I had a client interested in buying 2 properties. I reached out to a Realtor who I’ve never worked with before and told him I had a client for him. His response was, “Great! An...
As a new agent, I spent a large amount of my time targeting new home buyers.  Those are the buyers who, in my area, are looking to buy in the $150,000-$250,000 price range.  I didn't spend much time looking to work with buyers in higher price points.  I figured that the buyer of more expensive pr...

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