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Seller confronted me on how I did my job! As soon as I saw him pull up to my Buyer Walk-thru, I knew there was going to be trouble! REWIND TO A COUPLE OF WEEKS BEFORE: I started working with a great first-time home buyer investor who wisely decided to purchase a Los Angeles duplex in order to liv...
07/15/2014
Professional Negotiator or Professional Mute? I was able to catch up on my blog reading yesterday and there was one in particular that really stood out to me written by Anna Krutchen titled "On My Planet Dual Agency Would be Banned - Nixed - Gone Forever." Anna keenly detailed what a dual agent c...
04/16/2014
1031 E. Gladwick St. Carson, CA -Carson Home For Sale SPANISH BEAUTY! Spacious and sunny 3 bed/3 bath home located in one of the most desirable areas of Carson, CA! This gorgeous home boasts an open floor plan ~ large kitchen with plenty of counter space and storage ~ family room with fireplace ~...
12/11/2013
CRACK IS WHACK! Foundation Issues Discovered During A Home Inspection   During a recent home inspection with a first time home buyer, there were several foundation cracks discovered underneath the house with one of them measuring over 6ft in length. The horror! If that weren’t enough, mold was fo...
11/22/2013
SELLER FAQ:  Realtor CMA or Zillow Zestimate®? Why is my Realtor using their own comps to price my home and not the higher estimate I was quoted from Zillow?  That is a great question! With the introduction of several aggregate real estate websites years ago, some home owners started bypassing Re...
08/15/2013
First time home buyers...what can I say other than they are an interesting bunch.  I love them I really do.  But here are just a few scenarios that I have found to hang some buyers up. Buyer #1:  Decides mid-escrow to buy that tangerine colored Sears side-by-side washer and dryer with all of the ...
08/08/2013
Colleague Gene Mundt brings good news!  It looks like first time home buyers with higher FICO scores of 680 and over may qualify to get a CONVENTIONAL LOAN with a lower down payment than an FHA loan.    Once Again an Option for Home Buyers:  3% Down Conventional Financing Program          There's...
04/16/2013
I'm Not Using a Realtor and You Can't Make Me! In this computer and internet age, more buyers and sellers are asking themselves, "Do I really need an agent to buy or sell my home?"  There are some that are becoming downright hostile to the idea of using a flesh and blood agent.  Technology is a w...
10/22/2012
There are many ways to get business in this real estate industry. Some agents hold open houses, some send out mass mailers or door-knock. All of them taking a lot of time, marketing money and energy. Well I'm not against any of these forms in which to drum up business, I mean if it works for you ...
09/24/2012
Things To Do In Long Beach:  Pirate Festival 2012 Are you ready to channel your inner pirate?  Well shiver me timbers!  The Pirate Festival 2012 of Long Beach is finally here!  Pirates (although the politically correct term today would be "gentlemen o' fortune") scallywags, wenches, lasses and la...
06/20/2012
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