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The property never made it on the market.  Word got out, and a couple of buyers saw it, we had two offers... and chose one.  Woo (and also) hoo!  A good offer, we accept.Inspection was done, with a good inspector... (thorough, but not known to panic buyers)... all is well with the world.Until it ...
06/07/2018
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A colleague of mine just posted a picture of his "office" today... showing his laptop, with his barefeet showing beneath, immersed in the sand at the beach. That was his view, today.Now, of course, my OCD got the better of me, and I started worrying over random bits of sand mucking up the works o...
06/06/2018
In my region, we use attorneys on 99.5% of our transactions.  Okay, that's probably not fair... we really use attorneys on 100% of our transactions.  In fact, in my career, which spans decades, I have never once had a transaction that didn't involve an attorney.But I digress.When I have a contrac...
05/17/2018
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We accepted a lovely offer on a listing of mine.  We had a little bit of back and forth, and settled on terms that were good for us, and we presume good for the buyer, too.They conducted their inspection..  and we received their attorney/inspection letter (in our area we use attorneys for 99% of ...
04/27/2018
So many of the new cars have great new dashboards.  Lots and lots of new features, and oh, that smell of leather....mmmm... I love it. (yeah, I'm getting a fresh case of new-car-itis). But, one of the new features they're pushing is these new digital dashboards.The speedometer... the odometer......
04/18/2018
"Don't worry", said my new client, "I didn't see those properties with another agent... I just pressed the 'view this property' button online" on the Redfin webstie.I spent the next 10 minutes explaining how that is exactly something I worry about... and that pressing the 'view this property' but...
04/14/2018
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04/06/2018
"Are you planning on meeting me at the listing?" the email asks "I requested a 3:15 showing for your condo at 1234 Sherman avenue tomorrow, and I haven't heard back!" and it's signed Joe Merckowicz..I check my showings on that property,  and while I do have a showing request for 3:15 tomorrow, it...
03/22/2018
What do they have in common?  They are all part of the 17 new dolls being marketed by Mattel toys as part of their new Barbie Doll line.  Dolls that are diverse and allow our children to see strong, intelligent role models who they might be able to see themselves in. The timing is excellent, in f...
03/08/2018
My aunt used to tell me that the universe speaks in threes.Bad things happen in threes, but so do good things.This is not a good omen.I have a closing this afternoon, so I went over to the condo to make sure nothing untoward has happened.. the place is appropriately emptied... toilets have not ov...
03/07/2018
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