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It's a brave new world, for those of you who were unaware.I learned, from my daughter, that most people who are younger than I am (and that covers MOST people, these days) will turn to the internet when considering whether to hire you, or not.They'll conduct a Google-search. Searching the intern...
One of my newer agents got a phone call, today, from an irate agent."I sent you a showing request yesterday... and you haven't responded""I'm sorry", she replied "I never got your request.""I should report you to your seller!" the narsty agent yelled!"Well.... you're talking to the seller", the a...
I received a phone call, midafternoon, from a new agent. She was sitting an open house, and her voice sounded a touch shakey.She said she was just calling to run some numbers with me... "Are you at your open house?", I asked."Yes", she said "Yes, that's right".. something hollow in her voice."Is...
For those of you who wonder about the value of blogging, here on Active Rain, and elsewhere... lemee regale you with a little story.A few years back, I was contacted by a fellow rainer... she'd read my blogs, and liked what she saw.. so when she had a client relocating to the Chicago area, she ca...
There must be a new scam out there.I've been receiving random texts from complete strangers. So they started their text to me with a very clever opening line "hi".I responded with an equally clever "Who is this?""I found your picture on Active Rain, and I like you""Well, isn't that special?""Yeah...
Following the vein from yesterday's post where an email I sent out fell into my seller's hands. At least with decent results.I placed a call to city hall... 'cause my parking permit had expired. I ordered a new one in December... and it still hadn't arrived. I called a couple of weeks ago to i...
"Did the buyers decide if they wanted any of the stuff that we offered them?" My seller asks... you know the sofa, the chair, that kinda stuff."They hadn't mentioned anything... I'll reach out to them and ask. I did tell them about all the stuff you mentioned, and figured the inspection was a go...
Look who's #155 on Stephan Swanepoel's 200 most powerful people in real estate for 2017? our own Ben Kinney.Congratulations Ben! It's nice recognition for a successful career, and Active Rain is even mentioned!
I'm not a fan of discounting my commission. I don't want to get into a discussion of what I charge, but suffice it to say that I don't discount.I do reduce my fee for repeat business, family and close friends... but otherwise, I charge my full rate.But when asked if I'll discount... I have been ...
Now I think they're just testing us.Bomb Cyclone? That's what they're calling the massive snowstorm that just affected (and is still impacting) the east coast. This is the first time I've heard that term, in my signifcant lifespan. Bomb Cyclone? It sure sounds awful, doesn't it? Anything with ...