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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...
02/05/2018
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...
01/25/2018
"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...
01/25/2018
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!
01/16/2018
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 ...
01/10/2018
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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 ...
01/07/2018
Active Rain has asked us to answer the following questions to help counsel new agents. I thought I'd hit it head-on: What do you wish you had known the very first year you were in the business that cost you lost business or income? What do I wish I had know?  Oh, so many things.  I came into this...
01/02/2018
On my Linked-in feed, yesterday, I saw a post from a colleague who works for Exit Realty.  In fact he's a managing broker of an Exit Realty office.  He was posting how proud he was that another of his agents had reached the 100% mark.So, for the uninitiated, that means that the agent had closed e...
12/31/2017
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There are a number of posts, on Active Rain, today... lamenting the loss of one of our own: Lou Ludwig.Lou was a popular blogger, here in the rain.  Several people noted that Lou, had not posted in more than ten days, which was highly unusual for him. Eventually, someone went "old school" and rea...
12/24/2017
I'm sure we've all asked that question.  "Where is a cop when you need/want one?"Today I was on my way to a photo shoot on a new listing.  As I was driving there, a small red sports car pulled out of a side-street, tires screeching, pulled directly into my path causing me to swerve and brake hard...
12/19/2017
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